Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Hartness Library Wants Your Advice!

The Hartness Library is always looking for ways to improve their services--and they need your help!

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.

A special thanks goes out to the Student Advisory Board for helping in the review process for this survey.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Transfer Fair a Success! Check out the photos

Thank you to all of the recruiters and students for coming!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November Resource of the Month: Serve New England

Serve New England is a food buying coop that anyone who volunteers two hours a month can join. Serve's program has no eligibility requirements and is open to people of all income levels, ages and races. Anyone who is willing to give 2 hours/month of their time to help others is eligible to participate.

You can save up to 50% on high-quality, fresh foods by buying your meats, fruits and veggies through the Serve New England Program.

Here's how it works:

  1. Volunteer two hours
  2. Place your order (December 7th is the next order date) and complete a Community Service Receipt
  3. Pick up your food at your local site once a month (November 21 and December 19 are the next pick up dates).
For more information, go to

Want to find other ways to save on the cost of food? Check out or consumer reports. As always, Lisa is here on Wednesdays (and available by phone 922-6297 M-F) if you have any questions!

(submitted by Lisa Jensen)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CCV's International Students featured in Burlington Free Press Blog

CCV data was recently featured in Tim Johnson's blog post concerning the number of international students in Vermont higher education. According to the article, "CCV has 179 international students (many of them immigrants or refugees) from 70 countries, or 2.5 percent of the total enrollment of 7,005." This percentage ranked above Champlain College and UVM. Way to go CCV!

Check out the full post to learn more about country representation and other Vermont college data.

Image Source: Rochelle, creative common license

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

CCV’s Sharon Webster featured in THE WORD SHOW

THE WORD SHOW: Visual Art Infused with Words

“The Word Show” features innovative and provocative work from nine artists who combine word and image in unusual and surprising ways. Using mediums like sculpture, painting, assemblage, handmade paper printing and more, the artists tease out common ground between language and visual art.

Here's a bit about Sharon Webster--Both a poet and visual artist, Webster offers mixed media work of various kinds, including work inspired by handwritten letters, books as sculptural objects and printing paraphernalia. Critic, Christopher Faris, described Webster’s work as “exhilaratingly abstract and surreal, yet poignantly expressive. Her constructions are magically thought provoking.”

To learn more about the show, visit FLYNNDOG 208 Flynn Ave. Burlington, VT
Hours: 7am-7pm Every day
Show runs through Jan. 3, 2010

Other artists featured include:

  • Axel Stohlberg
  • Roger Coleman
  • Winnie Looby
  • Aluan Arguelles
  • Jon Michael Turner
  • Drew Cameron
  • PK Ellis
  • Maggie Standley

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Cherry Pit Exhibit: Now Through December 20th

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: The Vanitas Landscape Tom O’Brien

Tom O’Brien, according to his website, had never given much thought to painting landscapes. For him, they were simply an overdone expression of art. With the Vanitas show, O’Brien seems to have found a way to re-examine the traditional landscape. The title of his show is telling.

The Latin term Sic Transit Gloria Mundi translates to “thus passes the glory of the world.” The vanitas painting technique O’Brien referrers to started in the Netherlands in the early 17th century. Used by still-life painters, the vanitas was a symbolic gathering of food, human skulls, maps, globes, and other earthly possessions. These paintings were meant to call to mind “the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures…”[1].

O’Brien asks that the viewer inhabit his landscape, to feel alone in the sense of place, and find what emotions that brings forth for them. Perhaps, somewhere through these windows, one will experience the sense of humanity and transience O’Brien wished to share.

[1] November 2, 2009

Galleries will be open for the First Friday Art Walk, this Friday from 5-7pm. Come one, come all!

New Exhibit in the Pearl Gallery

The Pearl Gallery now features work from CCV's very own Karen M. Geiger, and the exhibit will run through December 20th.

Everyday Myths
Karen M. Geiger

A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.” – Anna Mary Robertson Moses

Memory is not fact, we hold a moment in our minds and it tells a story of a time and a place. We repeat these to other people in our lives, but it’s never entirely accurate. Though these stories, we create an image of self. To ourselves, and to the people around us, our memories help make us who we are. But if the memories are not perfectly exact, instead of fact, the story becomes fiction, and therefore, a myth.

These paintings are my attempt at exploring the myths I have created about myself and my own life.

The memory series, involving Ravens, is a tribute to the mythology of the Norse God Odin. His two pet ravens, named Thought and Memory, flew around the world to gather information. This knowledge was passed onto Odin. My series uses Thought and Memory to collect bits and pieces of my childhood and bring them to light.

Both Galleries will be open for the First Friday Art Walk, this Friday from 5-7pm so stop by!

Monday, November 2, 2009

We appreciate our Veterans!

Everyone is invited to attend the CCV Veterans Appreciation Event to remember, honor and thank our veterans!

When? The celebration will take place on November 11th from 6-8pm at CCV Burlington

What's the Agenda?

6:00-6:15pm: Gathering, refreshments
6:15-7:00pm: Panel I: Transitions · Discussion about the many transitional stages in life that veteran and active duty personnel encounter including transitions from military to civilian, return from deployment and becoming a college student
7:00-7:45pm: Panel II: The New GI Educational Benefits · Discussion about the new GI bill and CCV support and services available to veterans and active duty personnel
7:45-8:00pm: Music Entertainment
8:00: Conclusion

We look forward to seeing you there!