Friday, April 30, 2010

Green Up Day at the New Site: You're Invited!

In celebration of Green Up Day, several Student Advisory Board members and staff will be meeting at the Winooski site (1 Abenaki Way) this Saturday at 10:00AM to pick up trash behind our new building.

We would love to have some help so please, if interested, join us! The weather is supposed to be sunny and 77 degrees…perfect garbage collecting temperature! Trash bags will be provided but be sure to dress appropriately.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Location for the Alternative Transportation Fair Announced!

The Alternative Transportation Fair will take place in the Lobby of the Department of Health at 108 Cherry Street on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from noon-2pm

Go Vermont!, Vermont Bike and Ped Coalition, CCTA, and CCV will be there to provide information on alternative transportation options.

CCV's Moving Toward Sustainability class is working on solutions, guidance, information, and support that will encourage more people to leave their cars at home in favor of carpools, the bus, walking, biking, and other muscle-powered transportation. Let's make our move to Winooski an opportunity to start new patterns, and move toward greater campus sustainability! All visitors can enter to win free raffle items.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Enter CCV's Leave Your Car At Home Challenge (LYCAH)!

How will you get to CCV next fall?

CCV and the CCV Moving Toward Sustainability class challenge you to leave your personal car at home and carpool, walk, bike, or bus to school instead. If everyone can do this for even one week, it will reduce traffic congestion in Winooski, lower individual transportation costs, reduce pollution, and may even spark new friendships.

Pledge to leave your car at home and be automatically entered in a raffle for a $30 gift certificate to the Skirack, or a free 10-ride bus pass.

  • Step 1: Pick up an entry form at the Learning Center or Pearl Street reception desks
  • Step 2: Fill out the form with your pledge and contact information so we can tell you if you won the raffle.
  • Step 3: Drop off your entry sheet at 119 Pearl St. or Learning Center Reception desk. You can also enter online at LeaveYourCarAtHome@gmail.com
  • Step 4: Come to CCV’s Alternative Transportation Fair on Apr 29, 12 noon – 2 pm where the drawing to be held at 2 pm!

CCV Instructor, Gabe Hartstein, Featured in the News!

As we all know CCV is blessed with a most varied and talented pool of instructors.

Gabe Hartstein, one of our dedicated mathematics instructors in Burlington, frequently speaks to groups about his holocaust experience. Here is an article regarding Gabe’s most recent presentation in Utica, New York.

Monday, April 19, 2010

International Food Fest: A huge success!

More than 200 people attended the International Food Festival last week as the sun set on the Overlook Café balcony in Burlington.

CCV students prepared dozens of different dishes including Ethiopian injera, Vietnamese egg rolls, Nepalese aaloo gobi tarkari, Cuban empanada and Colombian ceviche. They hailed from many countries including Uruguay, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Mali, China, Guam and the United States. Most importantly they reinforced the connections they have to home, each other and the greater CCV community. Champlain College student Van, a CCV graduate from Vietnam, told me “I came back to this because I love it and I still have friends here.”

Thank you to all of our cooks, hosts, musicians, and attendees for making the IFF an event to remember.















Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alterative Transportation Fair: You're invited!

How will you get to CCV in Winooski?

The Moving Toward Sustainability class, led by Jeanie Williams, invites all students, faculty and staff to an Alternative Transportation Fair on Thursday, April 29 from noon to 2 pm to help the CCV community explore and discuss our transportation options. Please come to support students in their work to develop solutions, and compile helpful information related to alternative transportation at CCV.

  • Listen to short student presentations on alternative transportation solutions and incentives. Discuss student projects with individuals.
  • Access resources on why biking, walking, bussing, and carpooling are so valuable and how to take part in these activities.
  • Enter free raffle drawings for prizes related to alternative transportation.Share your strategy for getting to CCV. How will you challenge yourself to leave your car at home?
  • Speak with representatives from transportation organizations such as CCTA and the Vermont Bike and Pedestrian Coalition.
This is an open event, where individuals can come and go at their leisure. Come for the whole thing or drop in for 10 minutes. We hope to see you there! Specific location is yet to be determined, but it will be at the CCV Burlington Campus. Look for signs!

Please contact Jeanie Williams, 802-310-2285, jeanette.williams@ccv.edu, if you have any questions, or if you have something to contribute to the fair. This is a whole community event.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Make the Move to Our New Blog Site!

On May 17th, we'll be in our new Winooski facility!

In anticipation of the move, we've created a new CCV Winooski Blog

Please make sure to change your bookmarks to following URL:
http://ccvwinooski.blogspot.com/

Grow With Us: It's Your Move!


Tired of the same old, same old? Try Something New!

Check out these NEW degree programs available fall 2010:

  • Environmental Science, Degree
  • Sustainable Building Technology, Certificate
Like what we had before? Check out our UPDATED programs starting in fall 2010*:
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Human Services
  • Massage Therapy and Bodywork
*New program requirements only apply to students changing degree designations as of the fall 2010 semester. See your advisor for more details.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Free Financial Education Seminars!


THE GROWING MONEY PROGRAM--Spring Update

· Financial Classes · One-on-one Coaching · Educational Seminars · All FREE!

To SIGN UP call Molly at (802)860-1417 x104

CHITTENDEN COUNTY:

All Chittenden classes are held at 294 North Winooski Avenue!

“Spend Smart” Class—Learn the foundations of good money management in this class. You'll be introduced to the powerful tools of tracking and budgeting and you'll set financial goals you can achieve . We will talk as a group about ways to stretch your dollars further. At the end of the three part series we will present with our helpful guide to community resources in your area.

NEXT CLASSES:

Evening series:Mondays May 3, 10, & 17 6-8pm

Evening series: Mondays June 14, 21, & 28 6-8pm

“Keys to Credit” Class—This class goes into detail about the important and often confusing world of credit. Learn all the basics and get smart about this issue. You can improve your credit in a variety of ways and we want to help you get started. This is a two-part series.

NEXT CLASS:

Evening series:Thursdays May 27 & June 3 , 6-8pm

“Creating a Financial Future” Class—Learn to start building household savings in this class. An emergency fund, a Roth IRA, a Mutual Fund—all of these key concepts of long-terms savings will be explained in detail.

NEXT CLASSES:

Evening series: Mondays April 5 & 12, 6-8pm (Last chance to sign up)

Daytime series: Tuesdays June 1 & 8, 10am-12pm

FRANKLIN COUNTY

“Keys to Credit” Class—This two-part class goes into detail about the important and often confusing world of credit. Learn all the basics and get smart about this issue. You can improve your credit in a variety of ways and we want to help you get started.

Daytime series: Wednesday April 14 & Thursday April 15 , 10am-12pm. At the People's Trust Bank in downtown St Albans.

New Event! Free Credit Report Review Day in St Albans —

We will pull your credit report and credit score for no cost on April 16 from 9:30am-2pm. Call in advance to make an appointment. A credit counselor will talk with you for 20 minutes about ways to improve the score and steps to maintain or rebuild good credit. The event takes place on the 4th floor of the American House on Upper Main St. in St Albans. Call Molly at 802-860-1417 x104 to schedule an appointment.

ADDISON COUNTY

“Spend Smart” Class—Learn the foundations of good money management in this class. You'll be introduced to the powerful tools of tracking and budgeting and you'll set financial goals you can achieve. We will talk as a group about creative ways to stretch your dollars further. At the end of the three part series we will present our helpful guide to community resources in your area.

NEXT CLASS:

Daytime series: Thursdays April 29, May 6, & May 13, 10am-12pm. At VT Dept of Health building on 700 Exchange St. in Middlebury.


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Friday, April 2, 2010

International Food Festival! You're Invited!

Sample food from around the world....for free!

Join us for the 10th annual

International Food Festival

Wednesday, April 14th
5-7pm, Community College of Vermont
Overlook Cafe, 119 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
Burlington, VT

The public is welcome, so invite your family and friends!

Share a dish, share a culture

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Today is Community College Poetry Day!

Kay Ryan, the U.S. Poet Laureate, has established this day--the start of National Poetry Month--as Community College Poetry Day.

She will be holding a live videoconference today (1:00 PM) where she will talk with students from several community colleges about the process of writing and revising her own poems and finding the inspiration to write.

You can find more details about the national celebration--and a link to the videoconference--by going here: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2010/10-049.html

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