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Wednesday, November 14
Rathgebs and Peter

Tributes flow at news of theater lion Rathgeb's passing

When Donald Rathgeb retired in 1997 after 35 years of teaching drama, directing plays and shaping a prominent summer Playhouse on campus, his Fine Arts colleague Paul LeClair told a reporter that Rathgeb  represented  “the beginning, flowering and reality of theater here at Saint Michael’s College.” Donald Andrew Rathgeb, Sr., 87, of Richmond, VT (formally of Essex Junction, VT and Rye, NY) died peacefully, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a long, wonderful life, according to his obituary in Wednesday’s Burlington Free Press.


Tuesday, November 13
Lorrie Smith

Smith of English faculty to be acting dean

 Lorrie Smith of the Saint Michael’s College English faculty has been appointed by President Lorraine Sterritt to serve as Acting Dean for the balance of this academic year and into the first part of the summer. Jeffrey Trumbower, interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, told faculty in a communication Tuesday that Smith was recommended to him and the President by members of the Faculty Executive Committee, who interviewed all the candidates.

Tortolano portrait

Tortolano plans seasonal sing-along concerts

All in one concert, 17 Christmas and seasonal carols will be presented in a community sing-a-long at Saint Michael's College Chapel on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. Organist and music director is William Tortolano, professor emeritus of fine arts and music at Saint Michael's College. His solo organ concert career included performances at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, and Cathedrals in London, Glasgow and New York City. Tortolano says he felt that it was seldom that people had the opportunity to give their voices in song with a great variety of carols in one session.

Wednesday, November 07
Miss Vermont USA

St. Mike's student wins Miss Vermont USA title

Saint Michael’s College student Bethany Garrow, a sophomore business major from Rutland Town, VT, was crowned Miss Vermont USA 2019 on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe.The daughter of G.J. and Jennifer Garrow, Bethany won the title after engaging in a personal interview with a qualified selection committee and in swimwear, evening gown, and on-stage question phases of competition. Nine other contestants vied for the title. Garrow will compete in 2019 in the Miss USA national competition, broadcast live on Fox, with the date and competition location to be determined. She will be advocating for her personal platform regarding the importance of mental health in teenagers and adolescents and how dance can benefit mental wellness.

The Farm throws a "Goodnight Garden" party

The Saint Michael’s College Organic Farm prepared for winter last Friday on October 26, 2018 by building a hoop house, planting garlic and celebrating the close of the season. This event was open to all members of the Saint Michael’s community and ran from mid afternoon to sunset. 

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