2014 Fall Semester
CEL Colleague Lunch Discussion Series. For the curious, the tentative, and the committed: each session will feature an invited co-facilitator (faculty, staff, community partner, or student) intimately familiar with the session’s theme to share their perspective/experience and help guide our discussion. Hear examples of engaged projects. Discuss CEL trials, benefits, and solutions. Learn about CEL resources. (Schedule and themes forthcoming.)
September 25: Symposium on Climate Change held at the University of Vermont. Join faculty from four Vermont campuses in this statewide conversation on one of today’s most pressing environmental issues: climate change. To Register click here
October 6, 5-6pm: “Right for You, Good for the World: Aligning your Skills with your Heart” Student Workshop.
October 9, 5-6pm: “Failing Forward: Reconceptualizing Our Mistakes and Weaknesses to Find Success.” Student Workshop.
October 13: Film screening and panel discussion with invited speakers about choosing a life of purpose in the local food/farming industry. Staff, faculty, and students welcome.
Using Your Hands: A film about Farmers and Food in Vermont; directed and produced by SMC students Derick Logan and Chris Magyar. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvkurZWWq9I. We all need food, so we all need farmers, but farmers also strengthen our communities and can teach us a lot about what's important. The film looks at the importance of local food and small scale farmers in Vermont, the state known for pioneering the local and sustainable food movements and a hotspot for young farmers.
October 20: Learn, Work, and Serve EXPO. 30+ nonprofit organizations for faculty to explore CEL connections and students to explore opportunities in volunteer roles, internships, and post-grad employment or service. Special focus on food/farming nonprofits.
October 27, 5-6pm
: “Doing Well & Doing Good.”
November 7: Echoing Green “Work on Purpose” Workshop. Training open to staff and faculty from campuses across Vermont. Co-sponsored by SMC, Vermont Campus Compact and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.