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 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.

Cooper's Corner

Got questions? Ask Tina!

  • October brings about a special brand of appreciation for many things including hot cider, piles of colorful leaves, and AWARENESS. October is National Awareness Month of Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Down Syndrome, and Health Literacy. In addition, October holds place for several awareness weeks including Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4-10), and National Health Education Awareness Week (October 18-24). Be good to yourself and others by being aware of the people around you.

FWT and CDO Announcements

  • Plan ahead for upcoming FWT due dates:
    • October 14: FWT Proposal review with your faculty advisor due. Grant applications also due to the FWT Office on this date.
    • October 30: Independent Study & Summer Deferral applications due.
  • FWT Grant Application Workshop on Tuesday, October 6 from 12:45-1:15 pm in
    Barn 240. This session will review the FWT grant application and highlight key strategies
    for crafting a compelling grant proposal.
  • Check out the new FWT housing resource board in Barn 112, which offers tips for
    your housing search and resources organized by city. You can also find listings of free
    housing offered by parents and alumni in the WorkLink document library under
    “housing resources.”
  • FWT walk-in hours, every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-2:00 pm. This time is
    available for resume and cover letter proofreads, referrals to the Alumni Relations Office
    for networking, and quick questions about how to customize your FWT on WorkLink.
    Walk-in sessions typically last 15 minutes and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Need help planning your FWT? Book a “FWT Advising” session online through Genbook. Or come visit us in Barn 112, where you can get quick tips on how to search WorkLink, review new and notable positions on our FWT Listings Board, and search our Career Library resources.
  • Notable FWT 2016 listings:
    1. Development Intern, East LA Women’s Center, Los Angeles, CA
    2. Publishing Intern, McSweeney’s, San Francisco, CA
    3. Lab Intern, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
    4. Illustration Intern, 826 CHI, Chicago, IL
    5. Music Intern, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Wellness and Athletics

  • Dodgeball Standings: Week 1
    1. Julie (5-0)
    2. The Housing Crisis (3-1)
    3. Butternut Gutter Panhandle Candle
    4. Handlers (3-1)
    5. Reoccurring Nightmare on First Street (3-1)
    6. Binging! (3-2)
    7. Circle Merck (2-2)
    8. Globo Gym Purple Cobras (2-2)
    9. Team Buttercup (2-2)
    10. Still Working On It (1-4)
    11. Team AKT-JJVJ (0-4)
    12. 0 For 21 (0-5)
    13. Sawtell Redemption (0-0)
    14. Saw A Dang Stranger (0-0)
    15. The Sorry Two (0-0)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous will be hosting weekly meetings on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Dickinson 212.
  • Bennington Soccer! Soccer will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this fall from 4:00- 6:00 pm with games on Saturday afternoons. Bring cleats or athletic shoes. All skill levels are welcome! Please direct questions to Michiel Considine.
  • Volleyball! There will be volleball on Commons Lawn on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm. All are welcome.
  • The Climbing Wall is open Monday through Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Meyer Rec Barn. Go climb a wall
  • Fitness@Bennington, hosted by Emily Costello and Sean Gordon, offers both a group and individualized approach to physical fitness for all skill levels. Learn how to train for either fat loss or muscle growth, how to properly use gym equipment, and about guidelines for adequate nutrition and supplementation. Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm in the MRB.
  • 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 or talk to any BeWell peer for more information.


  • Room Change Request forms are available in the Office of Student Life. Please fill one out before moving and meet with Jenna during open office hours Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 pm.
  • Crossett Library is now accepting applications for the Student Library Research Grant. This competitively awarded grant supports students traveling to a library or archive in order to use a specific research collection. The grant provides for the reimbursement of up to $300 in travel and miscellaneous expenses associated with the research. Application forms are available in Crossett Library and on the library’s website. Applications are due by November 1.
  • Language Lecture Series presents Cristina Valdivieso ‘16 on Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the EAC 1 Classroom. Cristina will give a presentation entitled “Exclusion and Architecture: The Myth of Old Guayaquil.” This event is sponsored by the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures.
  • Come watch the Born into Brothels (2004) film and participate in the discussion afterwards in the CAPA Symposium on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00-9:00 pm. This controversial, Academy Award-winning documentary shows children living in the red light district of Kolkata, India, and how their lives are affected after they start taking photos from cameras given to them by the filmmakers. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Avijit Halder, who is featured in this film at the age of 11, and is now a photographer and filmmaker living in New York.
  • The Landscape Films Series is presenting films by Brian Jungen, Duane Linklater, and Sharon Lockhart on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in Kinoteca.
  • For this week’s Literature Evening we welcome Nami Mun, author of Miles from Nowhere, Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the Franklin Common Room.
  • The theater piece “Grimly Hansome,” written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Andrew Elk ‘16, will be performed October 9, 10, and 11 from 8:00-9:30 pm in the VAPA Margot Tenney Theater.
  • The Purple Carrot Farm will sell fresh produce on the Commons Patio on Fridays from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.
  • Put down your pens, paintbrushes, lab tools, instruments, heavy texts, first drafts and final drafts. Join us for BenningtonWorks on Sunday, October 11 for a day-long celebration of student and faculty works-in-progress.
  • The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in Greenwall on October 14 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. In addition to giving blood, the Office of Student Life is looking for students to help with the organization of the drive and assist during the drive. Please contact Michael Thomson if you are interested in assisting with the drive or to reserve a time slot to donate blood. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to students with appointments.
  • How to submit a Coffee Hour Minute: send an email by Thursday at noon to with your announcement (please keep it around 100 words or under!) or visit the Coffee Hour minutes submission page under Student Resources on the website. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
  • The Bennington Mediation Process gives quick and easy access to mediation for all students. If you would like to request mediation, refer another student to mediation, or learn more about mediation and the BMP, contact
  • The Office of Student Life is creating a Community Engagement Opportunities List to connect students to opportunities in the Bennington area. If you are interested in engaging in the community, whether through organizations that address food relief, homelessness, elder care, education, or something else, please contact Michael Thomson for further information.
  • A notary public is available for students in the Office of Student Life. Please contact Jeanne Coleman if you need a document notarized
  • 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.
  • Introducing the Bennington FLEX Series: The Bennington FLEX series was created to inform and improve campus co-curricular work through skills based leadership and information sessions. The FLEX series is directed toward club and organization leaders specifically, though not exclusively. If you wish to attend an upcoming FLEX event or acquire more information, drop by Student Life or email
  • 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