JSC in the News

Below you can read summaries of news stories related to JSC. Links to the stories are provided when available.

March 2014

3.7.2014 Vermont Makers: Courtney Gabaree As part of its Vermont Makers series, Vermont Public Television features a video of 2010 Johnson State graduate Courtney Gabaree on its Web site. Vermont Makers profiles trailblazing Vermont women who have made a difference in their communities. Gabaree is a youth advocate at H.O.P.E. Works, an anti-sexual violence organization in Chittenden County. She helps survivors of prostitution and has most recently worked with the State Attorney General's Office to update Vermont's sex trafficking law.

February 2014

2.4.2014 Seconds? Johnson to Expand Free Meal Program The Johnson CommUNITY Meal program, coordinated by Sodexo's Johnson State College Dining Services, will start offering free meals every Wednesday, reports Vermont Public Radio.
College Notes: Johnson's Robertson Shoots to Milestones The Burlington Free Press reports on Johnson State junior Brittany Robertson's two career milestones, shattering a JSC record for women's hoops in a game played Feb. 2.

January 2014

1.19.2014 Ken Leslie's Golden Dome Cycle and Other Works — Arctic and Vermont at the Supreme Court An exhibit featuring work by Johnson State Professor Ken Leslie has opened at the Vermont Supreme Court building, according to a press release in Vermont Digger. Featuredin the exhibit is Leslie's Golden Dome Cycle, which shows the view from the top of the Vermont State House over the course of one year.
Words Up In her State of the Arts column in Seven Days, Margot Harrison notes that Vermont writer David Huddle will spend the spring semester as a visiting writer at Johnson State.

1.9.2014 Breakfast Before the Main Course Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith and local legislators visited Johnson State College for a legislative breakfast held by the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce and the Stowe Area Association, according to the Stowe Reporter. Smith outlined the issues facing Vermont, including an estimated $70 million revenue shortfall.

December 2013

12.25.2013 Harpist Brings Healing Music to Johnson State College Linda Schneck visited Johnson State College recently to demonstrate how harp music can calm the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering pain and stress. Her demonstration was part of the JSC Wellness and Alternative Medicine Lecture Series.

12.20.2013 Colleges Will Welcome High School Seniors Johnson State College is among five colleges in Vermont that will participate in the "early college" initiative starting in the fall of 2014, the Rutland Herald reports. The program allows Vermont high school seniors to matriculate at institutions of higher learning full time and free of charge.

October 2013

10.31.2013 Journalism Day Coming to Johnson State The Stowe Reporter announces Johnson State's Community Journalism Day on Nov. 1, which was to bring together students, teachers, news consumers and media professionals.
"Through Line": Sayward Schoonmaker Uses Language as Art in Wells College Exhibit The work of Sayward Schoonmaker, a part-time faculty member in Writing & Literature at Johnson State, was featured in an article published in The Citizen, a newspaper in Auburn, NY. Sayward's work is on exhibit at Wells College in Aurora, NY.
New Licensing Rules for CPAs Spur Colleges to Revamp Accounting Programs Johnson State is looking at adding a program that would prepare students for the CPA exam without requiring their enrollment in an undergraduate or master's degree program, writes Hilary Niles for VTDigger.org. The program would be made possible by Vermont's adoption of interstate equivalency standards for CPAs.
'A Matter of Balance' Installed at Johnson State Johnson State has installed Manchester resident Susan Read Cronin's 6-foot-high bronze sculpture, A Matter of Balance, featuring an elephant trying to stay atop a wheel, The Manchester Journal reports. JSC President Barbara Murphy dedicated the sculpture at a ceremony on Sept. 20.
Vt. Colleges Target Student Alcohol Abuse Johnson State College was one of several Vermont higher educational institutions that outlined proactive measures at curbing high-risk drinking on campus as part of a symposium on Oct. 9 at Castleton State, the Times-Argus reports.
Castleton to Host State Symposium on High-Risk Drinking on Campuses: Vermont Health Department Convenes Symposium Oct. 9 Johnson State College and the University of Vermont were to present a seminar on parental engagement in curbing high-risk drinking on Vermont's college campuses, according to Green Mountain Outlook. The seminar was part of a symposium to be held at Castleton State College.
Grieco Honored for Incredible Career at Johnson State The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., profiled 2006 Johnson State graduate Mike Greico, who recently was named to the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Greico, one of JSC's all-time leading scorers, is now a sales representative for Comcast Business Class in Denver. A former soccer star for Andover High School, he continued that success at JSC, garnering many awards. His last season, in 2006, he netted First Team All-Conference Men's Soccer, NAC Player of the Year for Men's Soccer and Johnson State Student Athlete of the Year.
10.4.2013 Preserving Public Lands: Alternative Breakers Serve the National Parks Break Away News reports that Johnson State College plans to send student volunteers to Prince William National Forest Park in Virginia next February as part of the national Alternative Break program.
10.3.2013 Sen. Doyle Honored by Historical Society The Vermont Historical Society presented the President's Award to Professor Bill Doyle, reports the Waterbury Record.

September 2013

9.26.2013 Stowe Surprised Me In a goodbye column in the Stowe Reporter, Nathan Burgess, an alumnus of Johnson State College, writes about his first job out of school as a reporter for the Stowe newspaper and for the Waterbury Record. Burgess is headed to the Boston area to manage a group of community newspapers.
9.24.2013 Doyle Honored by Vermont Historical Society The Vermont Historical Society presented Johnson State Professor Bill Doyle with the President's Award in recognition for his lifelong preservation of Vermont's history, WCAX reports. The society also is setting up a fund in Doyle's name to raise money for educational activities on Vermont History Day.
9.24.2013 Sen. Bill Doyle Earns Top Award from Vermont Historical Society The Burlington Free Press reports on Professor Bill Doyle's award.
9.22.2013 Music Review: VSO Offers Delectable Delights The Rutland Herald reviews the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of the "Made in Vermont" Music Festival tour. The concert was held Sept. 20 at Johnson State's Dibden Center for the Arts.
9.21.2013 That's Not Autism: It's Simply a Brainy, Introverted Boy Johnson State Professor Gina Mireault's research on child behavior is mentioned in an excerpt published by Salon.com from Enrico Gnaulati's book Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Photography Intern at Stowe Reporter Drew Bresell, a Johnson State senior from Waterville, is interning as a photographer for the Stowe Reporter, the newspaper announced.
9.12.2013 Johnson State College River Clean Up Johnson State College community members removed 26 tires and six bags of trash from the Lamoille River as part of the college's SERVE-Local community service effort, the Stowe Reporter noted.

August 2013

8.15.2013 Celebrating the 100th Year of Joslin Memorial Library Professor and State Sen. Bill Doyle wrote an "In My View" column for The Valley Reporter of Waitsfield on the history of the town's Joslin Memorial Library. "Speaking before 300 people in Waitsfield in 1913, George Joslin, whose family donated the money for the library, would have been very pleased with the remarkable changes that have taken place at Joslin Library and would have taken satisfaction that a new library was built in Waitsfield during a progressive time in our history," he noted.

July 2013

7.18.2013 Panel Has Many Fukushima Questions The Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel heard from a representative of Entergy Nuclear, which owns Vermont Yankee. Leslie Kanat, professor of environmental and health sciences at Johnson State, was one of the panel members questioning a Entergy Nuclear engineer.

7.10.2013 Grownups With Stories to Tell Go to "Camp" at the Green Mountain Writers Conference Seven Days profiles the annual Green Mountain Writers Conference, with instructors such as Elizabeth Powell, a poet, Johnson State writing instructor and co-editor of the college's Green Mountains Review.

June 2013

6.23.2013 Vermont Colleges Help Vets Adjust to Student Life Johnson State College and other collegest in Vermont are working to support veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as they transition to college, The Associated Press reports in a story that was published in several news outlets, including the Burlington Free Press and the San Francisco Chronicle.

6.20.2013 Johnson Prof. Teaches in Latvia Nathan Burgess profiles journalism professor Tyrone Shaw for Stowe Today. Burgess talks to Shaw, his former adviser, about his recent trip to Latvia on a Fulbright Specialist grant. Shaw taught a media ethics seminar at Riga Stradins University in Riga.

6.13.2013 Vermont College and University Interns Support Long-Term Recovery Lyndsay Sargeant, a junior political science major at JSC from Granville, is one of eight Vermont college interns working on Irene flood relief this summer, according to a press release posted on Vtdigger.org. The Vermont Recovery Internship Program is being sponsored by Vermont Campus Compact. Sargeant is working with the Woodstock Area Flood Relief Fund.

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