Monday, September 28, 2009

Ice Cream Social In Pictures

On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, approximately 200 students, faculty, and staff attended CCV Burlington's 4th Annual Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Social. Here are some photos from that event. (Photography by Chris Ryan)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Source to the Sea River Clean-up

The College Council and our Student Advisory Board invite you to join us for our FIRST ANNUAL Source to the Sea River Clean-up on Saturday, Oct. 3, 9AM-1:30PM at the Upper Valley CCV. In partnership with The Connecticut River Watershed Council and The White River Partnership, we’ll be joining a team of VT volunteers in the 13th annual effort to help clean up the Connecticut River and its tributaries. A homemade chili-fest will follow at the Upper Valley site. For more information and to sign-up, please contact or

What a great way to get outside, enjoy the foliage and meet CCV folks from across the sites!

Volunteer with Americorps!

Each year CCV receives several Americorps positions that offer students of all ages an opportunity to earn scholarship money in exchange for service work. You can choose a term of service of either 300 hours or 450 hours to be completed over one calendar year. Your service can be fulfilled by volunteering at non-profit organizations in your community. You can choose to work at one organization or many – it’s up to you. Some organizations students have volunteered with in the past are:

· The Boys & Girls Club
· Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf
· The Greater Burlington YMCA
· The Peace & Justice Center

This is truly a great opportunity to earn up to $1,250 in scholarship money through service work for others. To be eligible, all applicants must either be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least seventeen years old.

CCV Burlington will be hosting an informational session on Thursday, October 1st from 3:00-4:00 in their Pearl St. location. For more information please contact Ian Boyd at

Smith College & Mount Holyoke College Visit

Representatives from Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges will be visiting CCV Burlington on Friday, October 9, 2009 at noon. Join us for lunch and learn about two exciting transfer programs for women 24 or older.

The Ada Comstock Scholars Program at Smith College and the Frances Perkins Program at Mount Holyoke College offer women of nontraditional college age an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Art degree. Students attend the same classes and fulfill the same requirements as do all other Smith and Mt. Holyoke students. Their strong motivation and commitment provide an example for students of traditional college age; the diversity of their life experience enriches the classroom and their expectations challenge the faculty.

The Ada Comstock Scholars Program and Frances Perkins Program combine rigorous academic challenges with flexibility for women beyond the traditional college age by providing options for reduced course loads, special academic advising, career counseling and diverse housing options. Both schools participate in the five college consortium enabling students to take classes at Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College. Financial aid is available to each woman with demonstrated need.

Many CCV women students have transferred to Smith and Mt. Holyoke successfully. Presently there are over 400 students in these programs. Some bring their families with them, some come alone, some with a partner or spouse. Most arrive having earned between 32 and 64 transferable college credits in liberal arts courses.

Please contact Mica at CCV, 865-4422 or for more information or to RSVP for the informational luncheon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CCV Gallery Exhibit: Raychel Loo Severance

A new art exhibit is on display in CCV's Pearl St. Gallery (119 Pearl Street). This exhibit, titled "2 parts what, 10 parts whoa," features the work of Raychel Loo Severance and will be on display through October 31. Severance's color photography captures the mundane and sublime through the exploration of urban scenes and portraiture.

If you want to learn more about Severance's work, visit To learn more about CCV Burlington's gallery space, contact Karen Geiger at or (802) 652-2081.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Student Orientation in Pictures

Nearly 150 new students attended New Student Orientation at CCV Burlington on September 2, 2009. Below are a few images from the event care of Chris Ryan. To all of our new students... Welcome to CCV and have a great semester!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CCV Gallery Exhibit: Box Art Studio

A new art exhibit is on display in CCV Burlington's Pit Gallery (located in the110 Cherry Street, lower level). This exhibit features the work of the Box Art Studio and is titled "This and That." In this exhibit Alex Dotsie, Isaac Wasuck, Michael DeVasto, and Brooke Monte Rietveld share the Box Art Studio on Pine Street in Burlington. This painting show is a sampling of their diverse and talented styles. "This and That" will be on disply until October 31.

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

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ice Cream Social a Success!

On Tuesday evening nearly 200 students attended CCV Burlington's fourth annual Ice Cream Social. There's nothing like some Cherry Garcia or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to kick off a great semester. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Burlington Free Press Blog Touts ICS

Tim Johnson of the Burlington Free Press posted a blog recapping the Vermont Community Foundation's report on the state of higher education in Vermont. CCV"s free class, Introduction to College Studies, gets mentioned as a highlight.

Read the full post here:

And for more information on ICS, check out this web site:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Midnight classes?

Would you take a class at 12am? Bunker Hill Community College in Boston is offering classes from 11:45pm-2:45am this fall.

Read one of the faculty member's reflections here:


Thursday, September 10, 2009

CCV Invites You to the 4th Annual Ice Cream Social!

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual CCV BURLINGTON ICE CREAM SOCIAL!
Tuesday, September 15, 20095:00 – 6:30 PM (or until we run out of ice cream)
Community College of Vermont, BurlingtonOverlook Café (2nd Floor)119 Pearl StreetBurlington, VT 05401
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Help us kick the new school year off right with free ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet from BEN & JERRY’S! For more information contact Ian at

Book Vouchers

A quick reminder to all our students, if you plan to use a book voucher this semester, today is the last day to get a book voucher from the financial aid office. The financial aid office will be open until 6 this evening.

If you already have a book voucher, tomorrow, September 11th, is the last day to use your voucher. You must use your voucher before the UVM bookstore closes at 4:30.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Local colleges explore renting a textbook concept

The Burlington Free Press has a blog post about an idea that may be catching on in higher education - renting a textbook. Click here to read the post:

The UVM bookstore, which is where CCV Burlington students get their textbooks, is considering adding this option for the spring. Stay tuned for more details and hopefully lower textbook costs.