Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Images from CCV Construction Site

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski on 2.16.09. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)





Thursday, February 26, 2009

CCV Putting Vermonters to Work

Last night, WCAX featured CCV’s new Career Readiness Certificate program. The pilot offering of this program is being taught in Burlington by Tiffany Keune and Allan Rodgers. For the full report, watch the video below. For more information on the Career Readiness program, go to: http://ccvcareerreadyvt.com/


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CCV Spring Trip - Boston, April 4-5

Mark your calendar now for this year’s CCV Student Spring Trip. We will be spending the weekend of April 4 &5 touring & sightseeing in Boston. Each traveler will receive a City Pass which grants admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, J.F. Kennedy Museum, Skywalk Observatory, Museum of Natural History at Harvard University, and the Museum of Science. You will also have plenty of time free to explore Boston. There is a limit of 40 for this special event so SIGN UP TODAY!


SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND:

Saturday, April 4
8:15 AM........ Pick-up Burlington CCV
9:00 AM....... Pick-up at Berlin Park & Ride
10:00 AM .... Pick-up at CCV Upper Valley
12:00 PM ..... Arrive at JFK Library, Boston
12:00-2:30 PM.... Tour JFK Library & Museum
2:30 PM........ Leave JFK Library for Hostel
3:00 PM....... Check in at Hostel

Sunday, April 5
10:00 AM..... Harvard Tour
12:00-5:00 PM... Explore Boston!
5:00 PM....... Meet back at Hostel
5:15 PM......... Depart Boston for Vermont
7:00 PM....... Drop-off at CCV Upper Valley
7:45 PM........ Drop-off at Berlin Park & Ride
8:30 PM........ Drop-off at Burlington, CCV

LODGING:
We will stay at Hostelling International–Boston, MA. Our rooms will be dormitory style, with shared bathrooms. Separate rooms for men and women. The hostel has lockers to store your things during the day. You can check out the hostel at http://www.bostonhostel.org/

COST: $154.00 (includes transportation, lodging, and city pass)

For more information, including registration paperwork, contact Maggie Rioux (margaret.rioux@ccv.edu or 802-241-3535).

Monday, February 23, 2009

Student Success Week: February 23 - 27

This week is Student Success Week at CCV Burlington! This week, the fifth week of the semester, is a time when many students start to feel the pressure of impending midterm exams, papers, and other due dates.

In order to help alleviate the stress of this busy time, students can stop by the 119 Pearl Street lobby or the Learning Center (Cherry Street Building, room 204) to pick up some great resources on student success skills like time management, stress relief, note taking, math study tips, and much, much more. We also have free snacks available in both locations! If you are having problems with your classes and need help, please stop by to pick up some resources, have a bite to eat and maybe even speak to an on-call academic advisor.

Hang in there! You can do it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Images from the CCV Construction Site!

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski last week. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)




Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Combat Paper Project Returns to Burlington

In October, the CCV Burlington Blog reported on the Combat Paper Project (click here to view the story) which was started by Drew Cameron, a US Army vet and former CCV student, as well as Drew Mattot, a former CCV staff member. We are now happy to report that the Combat Paper Project is returning to to Burlington! The Firehouse Gallery on Church Street will be featuring the Combat Paper Project from February 20 through April 11.

This project features Vermont artists and Iraq war veterans “who will transform the gallery into a functioning papermaking studio. These artists recruit veterans who cut, grind and cook their military uniforms into pulp, and then form them into sheets of paper. Using the transformation processes…the veterans reclaim their uniforms as art and begin to reconcile their experiences as soldiers in Iraq.”

This project has gotten a lot of press, and promises to provide an interesting dialogue. An artist talk is scheduled for 2/20 from 5-6 pm followed by a reception. There will be a performance and readings on Saturday, March 28th from 1-4pm, and workshops running each Saturday from 1-4. You are advised to call in advance to reserve a spot for these, as space will be limited. The number is 865-7165.

We hope you will consider taking a walk down church street to check out this interesting and moving project.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SAB Spring '09 Film Series Starts Tonight!

CCV Burlington's Student Advisor Board (SAB) is hosting another film series this semester! All events are free and will run from 6:30-9:00 pm in room 200B, of the 110 Cherry St. building. The series begins tonight with a screening of The Dark Knight, the latest release in the Batman series.

Below is the entire semester schedule for the film series. For more information, contact Kelsi Powers (CCV student and SAB representative) at kap04160@students.ccv.edu. Facebook members can also join the CCV Film Series group by clicking here.

JUST ANNOUNCED - SPRING LINEUP

February 17th: THE DARK KNIGHT

March 25th: FIGHT CLUB

April 21st: BLADES OF GLORY

Introducing the Research Doctor

The Hartness Library, which serves both CCV and Vermont Technical College, is now offering live online and in person (at the Burlington site) research help. The Research Doctor can help you to:

  • Find Good Paper Topics
  • Request Books & Search for Articles
  • Locate Good Web Resources
  • Get Questions Answered

MEET AT THE CCV BURLINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Mondays 10-11am & Tuesdays 1-2pm
Meet Rebecca in Cherry Street, Room 204B
Or make an appointment: rebecca.roberts@ccv.edu

... OR MEET ONLINE

When the doctor is in, click:
http://vsc.mymeeting.acrobat.com/hartnessstudent then call: 1-800-910-2586, PIN: 225456 Or make an appointment by emailing library@ccv.edu.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Images from the CCV Construction Site

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski last month. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)





Monday, February 9, 2009

CCV Gallery Exhibit: David Kearns

A new art exhibit is on display in CCV's Pearl St. Gallery (119 Pearl Street). This exhibit features the work of David Kearns and will be on display through April 31.

David Kearns is a mixed media illustrator/painter who works on large paper. His work "Pile Up" (included in this post) is typical of the sketch-like style he works in. If you want to learn more about Kearns' work, visit his website at http://www.davidekearns.com/.

To learn more about CCV Burlington's gallery space, contact Karen Geiger at geigerk@ccv.edu or (802) 652-2081.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Personality & Career Choice Workshop!

Have you ever had a job where you felt like you had to leave yourself at home to survive? There's a workshop Wednesday at CCV that takes the opposite approach- how can you use your personality as a guidepost for a fulfilling career? Find the right career for you. Come to Personality and Career Choice at CCV in Burlington Wednesday, February 11, 1-4pm. This is being offered for free by the Educational Opportunity Center Program at VSAC and Outreach Counselor Cathy Hunter will be facilitating. To register call CCV at 865-4422 or VSAC at 655-9602 and ask for Outreach. You can also e-mail to register: hunter@vsac.org

CCV Gallery Exhibit: Jess Graham

Beginning today, a new exhibit is on display in CCV's Cherry Pit Gallery (110 Cherry Street, lower level). This exhibit features the work of Jess Graham and will be on display through March 4.

Jess's work is life-size acrylic on paper paintings of abundantly-tressed flying damsels in winterscapes. Jess is a from Morrisville, and she’s a fixture at the Burlington City Arts (BCA) Artist Market. The image included here, titled "Image of Mountain Goat," is an example of her highly stylized work. If you want to learn more about Graham's work, visit her website at http://www.jessgrahamstudio.com/.

To learn more about CCV Burlington's gallery space, contact Karen Geiger at geigerk@ccv.edu or (802) 652-2081.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Latest View from 1 Abenaki Way

Construction work continues at 1 Abenaki Way in Winooski, the site of CCV's new Chittenden County facility (scheduled to open for the summer of 2010). Below is an image of the site as it looked last Thursday.