Johnson State College in the News, 2008-09

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

5.31.09 "Previously Unknown Letter Shows Hero's Doubts" JSC Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities, John Duffy, discusses a newly discovered letter written by Ethan Allen.

4.6.09 "BBA to Rename Award After Tim Halvorson" The Burlington Business Association's is renaming an award for JSC alumnus Tim Halvorson. (The Free Press link has expired, but you can read more about this award on our alumni Web site.)

3.26.09 "Johnson State Students Honored for Public Service" JSC students Courtney Yasameen Gabaree and James Mabior received awards from Vermont Campus Compact for outstanding public service.

3.26.09 "Interview: Liselotte Ivry" Vermont Public Radio interviews Liselotte Ivry, Holocaust survivor and speaker on the issue of genocide. Ivry gave the 25th Annual Ellsworth Lecture at JSC on March 26, 2009.

3.2.09 "For 41st Year, Doyle Will Issue His Town Meeting Survey" Vermont Public Radio talks with State Senator and JSC Professor Bill Doyle about the 41st year of Doyle's Town Meeting survey, which collects data about Vermonters' opinions on a variety of issues.

3.1.09 "Laughter, Down to a Science" JSC Behavorial Sciences Professor Gina Mireault and several students are studying the development of humor in infants. 15 mother-baby pairs are participating in this study, which tracks the babies as they develop from about 3 months on.

2.14.09 "Indigenous Expressions at ECHO" A new exhibit at the ECHO Center in Burlington highlights the interactions that native peoples had with the land around the Champlain valley in the thousands of years before Champlain's explorations of the area. JSC professor and Abenaki scholar Frederick Wiseman supplied many of the artifacts used in the collaborative exhibit.

2.13.09 "Memories of Montpelier" JSC professor Bill Doyle's history documentary, "Memories of Montpelier" will premiere at Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard library on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. The half-hour film shares the stories of 12 Montpelier residents as they remember their childhoods in the first half of the 20th century.

2.10.09 "Philharmonic, Soloists Hit New High" The weekend "Tragedy & Triumph" performance by the Vermont Philharmonic (JSC's Dibden Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 7 and at the Barre Opera House on February 8), featuring soprano soloist and JSC professor Lisa Jablow (and JSC community members JoAnne Edwards and Paul Silver) is positively reviewed in the Times-Argus today. Jablow's contribution is singled out: "With a very pliant line, she plumbed the depths of this work, with a quiet intensity or soaring above the full orchestra. Jablow's voice was brilliant in sound, but it was the repressed, seething passion that made this music live. "

2.9.09 "Between the Lines" "Shame and Glory," the newest issue of Green Mountains Review, JSC's nationally renowned literary magazine, is reviewed. This all-fiction issue is edited by Leslie Daniels.

1.29.09 "Campuses Anticipate Construction Aid" Vermont public higher education institutions are drawing up priority lists for campus modernization projects in anticipation of the passage of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Among the projects being considered at JSC is the renovation of Bentley Hall.

1.11.09 "Applications up at UVM, State Colleges" The national economic downturn has had the effect of increasing the number of Vermonters applying to state schools. Applications at JSC are up 11 percent this year.

1.6.09 "Secrets to Scouting" The Times-Argus talks with Assistant Athletics Director Mike Osborne about scouting new basketball players for JSC.

12.24.08 "Health Watch: Laughing Babies" WCAX talks to JSC student Merlin Poutre and Professor Gina Mireault about Mireault's current research project studying the development of humor in infants.

12.08 JSC alumna Rebecca McGregor, a dance teacher at Lyndon Institute, is featured in the December 2008 issue of Dance Teacher magazine. Download the a pdf of the article here.