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Online calendar, College Week, and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an event to the calendar and College Week: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week. Events and programs are added all the time to the calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them!
  • To submit an announcement for College Week and website: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week and listed on the website for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to coffeehour@bennington.edu by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS are added all the time to the online events calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them! To have your event/program added to the calendar, please use the online submission form.

FWT and CDO Announcements

  • From the FWT & CDO: New this year! The Field Work Term and Career Development Office (FWT & CDO) has relocated to Barn 112, just across the hall from the Student Life Office. Drop in this Wednesday, September 2, for our Open House from 12:15-1:45 pm and for FREE PIZZA (first come, first served).
  • Check out our new career resource library and the FWT and job listings boards. Meet our FWT staff: Dean, Holly McCormack; Director, Faith Mclellan; Career Advisor, Cat Stines; FWT Coordinator, Lauren MacPherson; FWT Assistant, Olivia Gerber ‘15; and our Student Career Assistants Olivia Errico, Farah Mohammad, and Lily Wujek. We look forward to meeting you.
  • The FWT & CDO staff is ready to help you plan your Field Work Term. Fall appointments book quickly so schedule your session(s) ASAP. To make an appointment, stop by our office anytime 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday (except holidays), call us at x4321 or book an appointment online through Genbook.
  • Job listings: Be sure to check out the latest FWT offerings listed on WorkLink or come check out our new FWT listings board in Barn 112. Don’t see what you’re looking for on WorkLink? Make an appointment and a career advisor will help you go beyond WorkLink in your networking. Your dream FWT awaits you!

Wellness and Athletics

  • Do You Have Questions About WELLNESS ON CAMPUS? The Bennington College Wellness Peers Alana Cooper, Benny Ehlers, Zoe Heegaard-LeGros, and Abby Mahler welcome your questions and suggestions for programming, speakers, and services you’d like to see on campus. Please email BeWell with your input.
  • Interested in VOLUNTEERING WITH BEWELL? We are currently looking for students willing to be sober on party nights in order to provide assistance for peers in need. We are also interested in collaborating with visual artists to create posters for wellness events! Email bewell@bennington.edu or talk to any BeWell peer for more information.

Announcements

  • Introducing: The Bennington Express! In response to the Town Hall conversations last term, we are pleased to announce an additional dedicated, daily transportation service for the Bennington community: The Bennington Express, an on-demand daily shuttle from 11:00 am-2:00 pm Monday through Friday that will leave from the flagpole and provide service to downtown Bennington locations: Hannaford, Walmart, CVS, Staples, Four Corners, Brown Cow Cafe, Southern Vermont Medical Center, doctor appointments, etc. The service is being provided by Green Mountain Express. Just board the shuttle at the flagpole and give the driver your downtown Bennington destination and your approximate pick up time.
  • A new group of 233 students has joined us on campus this fall. Together, first-year and transfer students represent 35 states/territories and 28 countries—Albania, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong S.A.R., India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and the United States. We look forward to welcoming them warmly to Bennington.
  • Introducing Lydia Brassard, Coordinator for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. "I am thrilled to be joining the Office of the Provost and Dean. In an effort to realize the College’s commitment to the personal and academic fulfillment of its students, my work this year will include considering what structures we have in place to support student learning about themselves and others, as well as identifying where the gaps are and how we might bridge them. Areas of assessment will include: community life, the classroom and curriculum, and extracurricular programming." Lydia joined the college in July 2015. You can find her office in Barn 113.
  • First-Year Research Appointments. Crossett Library will be offering the following times for first-year research appointments. You can contact Joe Tucker or Jared Della Rocca to schedule time to meet and discuss your research needs. Alternatively, you are welcome to swing by the Reference Office during the week and talk - our door is always open.
    • Joe Tucker: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm; Fridays, 2:00-3:00 pm
    • Jared Della Rocca Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Landscape Film Series kicks off this Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00 pm in Kinoteca with Michael Snow’s landmark 1971 film La Region Centrale. Organized by new video faculty member Karthik Pandian, screenings in the series are open to the community and will continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in Kinoteca through November 18.
  • Interested in getting more involved on campus? Come to Beyond the Classroom on September 3, 5:00–7:00 pm, on Commons Lawn (rain location: Student Center). Representatives from all current student organizations and from several local and national nonprofit organizations will be there to talk about their groups, and registration forms will be available for students interested in starting something new. Hope to see you there!
  • The Purple Carrot Farm will be selling fresh produce in front of Down Commons this Friday, September 4, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.
  • Felice Wolfzahn will offer a Contact Improvisation Workshop for Beginners on Saturday, September 5, from 2:00-4:00 pm.
  • Come to the first Literature Evening of the term, Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm in the Franklin Living Room for Lee Clay Johnson’s reading. Lee’s novel, Nitro Mountain, will be published by Knopf in May 2016.
  • The first Language Series event will be held on Thursday, September 10, at 7:00 pm in the Symposium. Join us for the lecture “Enslaved to Chocolate” with Prof. Domna Stanton, distinguished professor of French from CUNY Graduate School.
  • If you want to appeal a damage charge from the previous academic year, please pick up Damage Appeal Form in the Office of Student Life. All appeals are due September 18, at 5:00 pm to Student Life. Late appeals will not be considered.
  • A notary public is available for students in the Office of Student Life. Please contact Jeanne Coleman if you need a document notarized.