Friday, October 30, 2009

Harvest for Hunger Dinner a Success!

On Friday, October 23rd CCV organized it's annual Harvest for Hunger dinner at the Salvation Army in Burlington. Staff, faculty, and students spent the evening preparing and serving a delicious ham dinner to over 120 people. CCV organizes this event every year as part of Harvest for Hunger week, one week in October that aims to raise awareness about food security issues in Vermont. In the past, CCV has also organized food drives, coordinated a "Hike for Hunger" to raise money for Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, and hosted films and discussions that address the issue of poverty in the state. If you would like to learn how you can get involved, please contact Ian Boyd and

Discount tickets to the Haunted Forest for CCV students!

No plans for Halloween?
Consider taking a trip to the Haunted Forest!

What is the Haunted Forest?

According their web site, "the Haunted Forest combines outdoor theater, special effects, the magic of the night forest, and the spirit of Halloween to delight audiences of all ages." The show has been running for 25 years and continues to make people scream and laugh!

Performances take place at the Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston. If you call the ticket line at 802-879-9160 and mention that you are CCV student you will get a discount - $10 tickets on Halloween this Saturday 10/31/09!

Don't miss out on a chance to have some Halloween fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Winooski Site Pictures

Are you getting excited for the big move to our new building in Winooski this spring?

Here are some of our most recent images to get you up-to-speed with the building progress!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Day on Writing: Burlington Professors Showcased

Did you know that this past Tuesday marked the National Day on Writing? To celebrate the occasion, the National Gallery of Writing opened up showcasing the works of students, faculty, and staff from campuses across the country.

The cool thing is that CCV has it's very own gallery and features some of the finest writing from faculty teaching at Burlington's campus including---

Karen Geiger's poem, From Chicago & Lynda Majarian's work of fiction, Promises
How can you get involved?

The gallery is accepting submissions from students, faculty, and staff until June 2010. Time to represent Burlington; break out your pen and paper and start writing!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Vermont 3.0 Innovation Jam: CCV Represented

Interested in the world of technology and innovation? Want to get in on some advice from pros in the field? Care to meet with employers to learn about career opportunities?

Then stop by the Vermont 3.0 Innovation Jam on Monday, October 26th at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The event is FREE and OPEN to all, and the Community College of Vermont will be represented!

A few quick highlights to get you excited:
  • Over 64 exhibitors will be on hand representing green technology, media, bioscience, education, and more! In fact, CCV will have a table to provide folks with information about our cutting-edge technology programs.

  • The day is jam-packed with top-notch speakers including Michael Jager from JDK (an awesome graphic design firm in Burlington) and Adam Alpert, the CEO of BioTek.

  • New for this year is the Invent Yourself Startup Series where you can learn how to build a business plan and develop financing for your entrepreneurial ventures.

What can you do to prepare?

  1. If you intend to visit exhibitors specifically for job prospects, be prepared with your resume and professional attire (avoid sweats).

  2. If you'd like to learn more about a specific field, bring a note pad and bag to collect information. Try to pick up business cards so that you have people to connect with in the field.

  3. Register on-line so that you're on the list for future events.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Resource of the Month: Green Mountain Care Health Insurance

We're so excited to have Lisa Jensen, CCV's new resource coordinator, here to help students access community resources! October's resource of the month is Green Mountain Care. Green Mountain Care is the name for several low-cost and free health care programs offered by the state of Vermont and its partners. When you are uninsured, you can't always afford to go to the doctor when you need to, and minor health issues can turn into major problems. This became all too real for one of our students last year when she ignored early warning signs of an emerging health issue and ended up at FAHC for one week. These are expenses no one can afford, especially when you're starting out working towardds your degree and building your career.

As a college student, you may be eligible for one of the Green Mountain Care programs depending on your age, family situation and income. Generally you must be uninsured for 12 months or more unless your insurance ended due to a life changing event such as a loss of job reduced work hours, no longer qualifying as a dependent, and more.

Some programs require that students also work, while others do no.

Use the online screening tool at or call 1-800-250-8427 to find out if you are eligible. Lisa also has information on-site. Stop by CCV on Wednesdays from 2-6pm or call her at 922-6297 if you would like to set up an appointment.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Press Blog Post about Winooski site

The Burlington Free Press posted a blog about the progress of the new CCV building in Winooski.

Read more here:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Harvest for Hunger, Salvation Army Dinner - 10th Anniversary!!

On Friday, October 23rd from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, all members of the CCV Burlington community are invited to help prepare dinner for people eating at the Friendly Kitchen at the Salvation Army in Burlington. This year is our 10th annual Salvation Army dinner as a part of CCV's Harvest for Hunger week.

There are many ways to participate including preparing food at home, donating money toward the purchase of Harrington Hams, as well as setting-up, serving and cleaning up at the event. If you'd like to help provide a “home cooked” meal to the people dining at the Salvation Army, contact Amy E. Stuart (CCV Burlington academic advisor) at or 802-865-4422.