|Early Arrivals to the Halloween Lunch|
Yes, Halloween ishere! We hope you’re excited to once again join us for our annual staff Halloween lunch at 12:30 in the IDX Student Center. Prizes for best costumes and more.
|Early Arrivals to the Halloween Lunch|
|Vermont Flood damage - Mansfield Heliflight photo|
BURLINGTON, VT - Four local college students; Kayla Couturier ‘13, a Champlain College Hospitality and Tourism/Events Management major, Sarah Becque, a senior at UVM majoring in
Public Communications; Adrianna Bilancieri, a junior at St. Michaels College majoring in business, and Darko Jeftic, a senior at UVM majoring in Business have joined together to create a multi-campus fundraising event. They have volunteered their time and skills over several months to develop a Halloween costume dance at Higher Ground to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont (MAWVTt. Their goal is to sell out the space in order to fund the wish of a Vermont child.
The event titled One Wicked Night will be held at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20, or two for $25 and all proceeds benefit the MAWVT. This is an 18+ event.
Three of the four students (Couturier, Becque & Bilancieri) interned with Make A Wish over the last year. Notably, each continued their involvement with Make a Wish after their internships were completed, in order to create a fundraising event that would appeal to their fellow students and aim for a goal of raising funds to adopt a wish. They worked on this event in addition to their busy academic, athletic and work schedules.
With support from the MAWVT office, the students took on this ‘out of classroom’ project as a real world test of their ideas, putting classroom learning to practice. None of these students will receive school credit for their efforts. “We hope this event will inspire other students to be as generous and community-minded.” Couturier stated.
John Thomas of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont noted that the students have put together this event on virtually no budget. Music will be provided by UVM Senior and WRUV DJ, Darko Jeftic and guest. Switchback Brewery signed on to cover the cost of the venue. The students secured donated prizes and have been sponsored by Small Dog Electronics. They have marketed their event largely through word of mouth, social media and flyers. “It would be great if they could sell out the show and raise enough funds to adopt a wish,” said Thomas, “This means a lot to them.”
Andrea Asacker ’13, a Champlain student eager for the event, declared, “I cannot wait to get together with friends and peers from other local schools off-campus and have fun, all while helping a great cause.”
Tickets can be purchased on Champlain, UVM, and St. Michael’s campuses from MAWVT representatives or at Higher Ground box office. Group discounts available by contacting Kayla Couturier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=252244738147010 or http://www.highergroundmusic.com/2011/09/one-wicked-night/
Reported by Kayla Hedman ‘14/ Champlain News
Champlain Theatre’s Playing Hard to Get:
Short Works 2011 Opens Nov. 2
Champlain Theatre’s second show of the fall season, Playing Hard to Get: Short Works 2011, directed by Joanne Farrell and Kim Jordan, will highlight the talents of Champlain College students, presenting six short contemporary plays about identity, attraction, romance, misunderstanding, and balancing on the precipice of possibility.
Each play flirts with the themes of desire, misunderstandings, and relationships. Strung together, Playing Hard To Get portrays a series of characters' bizarre and daring strategies to win a tug-of-war of the will and the heart. The six plays featured are:
The Champlain College student actors in Playing Hard to Get: Short Works 2011 are: Sam Notelovitz, Molly O'Brien, Julia Kehr, Brian Arsenault, Will Saxe, Kayleigh Blanchette, Ashley Cook, Mike LeTourneau, Matt Hollar, Kristen Orlando, and David Bender.
Playing Hard to Get: Short Works 2011, runs Nov. 2-5 at 8 p.m., at the Flynn Space, 147 Main St., Burlington. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for Champlain faculty and staff, and free for Champlain students with an ID. Some mature content. To purchase tickets, call the Flynn Regional Box office 863-5966 or visit www.flynntix.org
Here's a little sample of the Champlain Montreal Study Abroad blog for this fall.
Entries have included reflections on trips to Quebec City, electronic music, game design company visits and more.
"When I told my friends from back home that I’d be spending a semester abroad in Montreal, they were skeptical. “Montreal? Isn’t that like two hours away from Vermont? That’s not studying abroad; that’s studying next door!” Things like that. I guess I can understand where they’re coming from, but then again, the ones who say that have never been here before.
While Montreal may not be impressively far away when measured by miles (or kilometers!), it is truly a completely different world, offering endless new experiences. Why, as I sit in this café downtown, sipping on my moka glace (iced mocha) and write this blog post, a small contingency of birds are hanging out with me, like it’s no big deal. Alarmed, I look around at others to share my amazement at these unusual customers. Nobody else seems to care. Apparently, sharing the newspaper and coffee with feathered friends is just part of daily life here." Read more...
For more details or tickets, www.kingdomcounty.org or call 802-357-4616.
Rusty DeWees is Vermont’s gem of an entertainer, comedian, actor and performer, Rusty has been performing his One Man Comedy Show “The Logger” for 15 years to
sold out houses throughout New England and has appeared in more than 25 films. Join us for a rollicking and intimate look at how Rusty crafts VT stories and film characters.
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. She is the winner of two National Book Awards. Her novel, The Day of the Pelican was the Vermont Reads selection for 2010. Learn about how Katherine develops character and story and what it was like to have one of her books adapted into a Hollywood movie.
Using ironic humor, complex characterization, and surprising dramatic twists, Howard Mosher has written 10 novels that invite readers into his magical world of Kingdom County, Vermont. (Sneak Preview! Howard will read from his new story, Nights of Temperance.) Filmmaker Jay Craven has adapted four Mosher stories and is about to take on another–Northern Borders. Tune in to go behind the scenes.
Vermont native Jane Lindholm returned home after stints at public radio’s Talk of the
Nation, Weekend Edition, and Marketplace. At VPR, she has developed Vermont Edition into a probing and revealing radio journal that connects and informs listeners throughout the region. Join us as we interview the interviewer.