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Academic Services Announcements
- Applications for the Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowships competition are due on Friday, March 27. This program allows a select group of undergraduate writers working in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction the opportunity to further their study of craft with a 10-day residency at Bennington’s MFA in Writing program. Application guidelines can be found online. For more
information or questions on how to apply, please contact faculty coordinator Benjamin Anastas.
Calling all students. Enter the ORIENTATION T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST for a chance to
outfit the welcome staff for 2015 New Student Orientation with your logo. Send a .jpg, .gif, or
.pdf to Cat Stines by Friday, March 27. The design should include,
“Bennington Orientation 2015.” The winner will also receive a $50 gift card and a t-shirt of
their own featuring the logo.
Got questions? Ask Tina
Friday afternoons can be tough... but we can help! Don’t forget that Student Life sells 50¢
bags of popcorn every Friday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 pm. All proceeds support the Program
Activity Counsel. A li’l snack can help you get you through the rest of the day!
From my corner to yours,
- ANNUAL CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR AT SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE.
SVC will host its annual Spring Career and Internship Fair Thursday,
March 26, from noon-3:00 pm in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The Fair will be an ideal
opportunity for those seeking employment, career information, internship possibilities and
more. The event is open to the general public, students from other area colleges, and current
students and alumni from Southern Vermont College.
Contact: Marion Whiteford, SVC Communications, 802-447-6388.
- FWT GRANT RECEIPTS: If you’re an FWT grant recipient, please submit your receipts in an envelope with your name on it to the FWT Office ASAP.
- FWT & CDO IMPORTANT DATES:
- Friday April 10: reflective formal presentation videos due.
- The Bennington Program and Activity
Council is proud to present the Bread and Puppet Theater’s production, Fire at the Old Castle Theatre on Sunday,
March 29. with performances at 2:00 pm
and 7:00 pm. This is a ticketed event,
though it will heavily discounted for
Bennington students, faculty, and staff
at $5.00. Tickets may be purchased from
the Campus Bookstore. Transportation for students to the shows will be
available from Campus Safety.
Wellness and Athletics
- SKI & SNOWBOARD AT BROMLEY MOUNTAIN!
This Saturday, March 28, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, there will be a trip to Bromley Mountain available at a discounted student rate of $15 (plus rentals/lessons if needed). For students on the board plan, lunch will be provided. The trip is limited to the first fourteen students who sign up, so act fast! Sign up in the Office of Student Life.
- BASKETBALL is happening every Monday night at the North Bennington Village School.
Contact Charlotte Uden to be added to the email list for updates
and information on carpooling and special Space Jam style dunks.
- WIFFLEBALL: This spring the Bennington Athletic Department will be hosting Wiffleball on
Tuesday evenings! Get out that corked bat and come hit some dingers! Games
will be held at 8:00 pm in Greenwall. All skill levels welcome! Contact Nate Guevin or Kevin Gilligan for more info!
- 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.
- MIND, BODY, FOOD is a therapeutic group focused on developing a healthier relationship
to one’s body and eating. It uses mindfulness and other tools to address disordered eating,
through a combination of education, discussion, and weekly homework assignments. Facilitated
by Lisa Citarella and Dr. Randy. Meets Fridays 5:15-6:15pm in Commons 24. The cost is $25
per session. A sliding scale is available.
- SUBSTANCE USE: MYTHS AND MISINFORMATION: A psycho-educational group regarding substance use. The focus of the group is on moderating consumption and keeping safe, rather than insisting on abstinence. Open to all interested students. In-group education and discussion, no assigned homework. Facilitated by Lisa Citeralla. There is no charge for these sessions. Meets Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm in the Student Center, every other week starting March 11.
- VINYASA YOGA W/ TRACEY FOREST: Find your center, tone your body, make peace with your Self. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracey Forest for Vinyasa Flow Yoga Mondays from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Meyer Rec Barn starting March 2nd. Bring a blanket and yoga mat if you have them. This class is free.
- 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 email@example.com or talk to any BeWell peer for more information.
- Join Emily Costello and Sean Gordon for FITNESS @ BENNINGTON, from 7:30-9:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the Meyer Rec Barn, starting March 2. Come for the whole thing, come for half, it’s non-committal! We’ll teach you how to build muscle and/or lose body fat, dorm room workouts, effective cardio, plus much more to help you reach your fitness goals.
- Interested in fun winter activities? Stop by Student Life to RENT CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS
OR SNOWSHOES! Rentals can be purchased during regular business hours (M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm).
Please contact Tina Cooper with any questions.
INTERESTED IN SWIMMING? Bennington College is offering a van to the Bennington
Rec Center for open swimming on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:15 pm. Cost per visit is $5.
Season passes are $35. Interested students should meet at the flagpole at 4:50 pm. For more
information please contact Rieke Windel.
- Elections for the SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP will take place this week from Monday to Friday. Your ballot will be sent via email to your Bennington webmail this week.
- Shuttles for Long Weekend and End of Term, are available View shuttle schedule. The deadline for guaranteed Long Weekend reservations is April 8. Sign up online or contact the Office of Student Life for more information.
- Out with the old, in with the new! The BOOKSTORE has new stock of women’s yoga and
sweat pants. To make room, other selected clothing items have been marked 25% off.
- Peace, the Environment, the Middle East, Socialist Community Living, the Desert, Geology, Archaeology,
and You. Come learn about a unique study aboard option. The ARAVA INSTITUTE for Environmental Studies will have a table in Down Commons on March 25 from noon-1:00 pm
with a Middle East and American alum.
- This year’s INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING COALITION involves more than 200
women across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary
women in history. We are excited to be hosting a reading event at Bennington on
Friday, March 27, at 7:40 pm in the Student Center. Our series features five original works
by Bennington College students and alumni. For more Information, check out the archive and follow us on Twitter @365WomenAYear.
The exhibition CYANOTYPES AND DRAWINGS by Tom Fels of North Bennington will be on
view at the new Left Bank Gallery, on Main Street in North Bennington, from March 17 through
April 29. A public opening for the exhibition will be held on April 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
- BENNINGTON TRANSLATES. Luke Mogelson ’05 has won numerous awards for articles
from the war zones in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, published in The New Yorker, The New York
Times Magazine, and elsewhere. The Paris Review and other journals have published his fiction.
Habib Zahori, currently a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S., interpreted in his native Afghanistan
for Mogelson, Dexter Filkins, and other preeminent reporters for The New York Times, The New
Yorker, and other publications of record. Monday, March 23, at 7:00 pm in Tishman.
STYLE WARS, the, “Holy Grail of hip-hop movies,” will be screened as a part of the Visual Arts
Lecture Series. Following the screening, one of the film’s producers, Harry Chalfant, will host a
Q&A. Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 pm in Tishman.
- MADAM YANG, known as the “Mother of Modern Dance in China,” introduces the history of
contemporary dance and presents films of five established dance makers. Wednesday, March
25, at 7:00 pm in Tishman.
EDUCATION COLLOQUIUM WITH THE ROWLAND FOUNDATION. What should a
classroom look like that focuses on developing the capacities for effective action in the world
about our most pressing social problems? In collaboration with the Rowland Foundation,
this colloquium will include a panel discussion between students and faculty from both
high schools and colleges, in Bennington and statewide, that will focus on what such a
classroom would need to look like to truly educate global thinkers and students with a social
responsibility. Thursday, March 26, at 4:00 pm in the CAPA Symposium.
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES welcomes visiting faculty member, Katsuya Izumi. His talk, Don’t Shovel: The Use of Farming and Culinary Tools as Resistance in Julie Otsuka’s When
the Emperor was Divine, will take place this Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in EAC 1. All are
- DR. RICK RELYEA will give a talk entitled, Ecotoxicology Through the Lens of Ecology and
Evolution: Insights from Aquatic Ecosystems. Friday, March 27, at 1:00 pm in Dickinson 232.
- Puerto Rican vocalist TAÍNA ASILI carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and
present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her newest artistic work is with la Banda
Rebelde (The Rebel Band), a six-piece international ensemble based in Albany, NY. Powerful
vocals laid over an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds.
Dance shoes highly recommended! Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 pm in the Student Center.
- Thom Loubet withTHE CITIZENS will
perform songs varying from British-influenced rock to quiet, sometimes experimental pieces
that play with the boundaries of traditional song forms. Tickets: $18 in advance, $22 at the
door, $12 for students; available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.
Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 pm at the Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington.
- The Bennington Program and Activity Council is proud to present the
BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER’s production, “Fire” at the Old Castle
Theatre on Sunday, March 29. with performances at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
This is a ticketed event, though it will heavily discounted for Bennington
students, faculty, and staff at $5.00. Tickets may be purchased from the
Campus Bookstore. Transportation for students to the shows will be
available from Campus Safety.
- JOAN FORSYTH IN CONCERT. An eclectic mix of music new and old, including Haydn and
Martinu trios for flute, cello, and piano, new music by contemporary composers Allen Shawn;
Yehudi Wyner; and Damon Ferrante; with Joan Forsyth on piano; Amy Hersh on flute; Felix
Umansky on cello; and William Anderson and Oren Fader on guitars. Sunday, March 29 at 8:00
pm in the Deane Carriage Barn
- CHRIS SULLIVAN's work, currently installed in Usdan Gallery, features artwork from his feature films Consuming Spirits and The Orbit of Minor Satellites. Chris teaches at The School of Art Institute of Chicago and has been creating experimental film and theater for 30 years. The exhibition runs through March 31, and will have regular viewing hours Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-5:00 pm.
- THE PURPLE CARROT FARM is beginning the process of hiring for this season’s summer farm internship. Applications will be available starting Monday March 16, and are due by Tuesday March 31. All are welcome to apply. Feel free to contact the current farm interns, Sylvia Madaras and Sam Lawson, if you have any questions.
- Plots in the COMMUNITY GARDEN (near the observatory) are available for any member of the campus community who will be around through the summer. Contact Kerry Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested. Plots will be available sometime in late April or early May. (Note: The community garden is not the same as the student farm.)