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C L O C K W O R K S
Fall/ Winter 2012
The Insurgent Returns
Peter Schumann brings his puppetry and magic back to Goddard to kick off the College’s page 10 150th anniversary.
7 Local Spotlight Concert: Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Plainfield, Vt.
For information on all programs and events | www.goddard.edu
4-11 MFAW Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 18-25 BA & MA in Education Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 29 Outreach Event: Highline Community College Transfer Fair, Des Moines, Wash.
1-8 MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 2-9 BA & MA in Education Seattle Program Residency, Seattle, Wash. 15-23 MFAW Program Residency, Port Townsend, Wash. 15-22 MA in Health Arts & Sciences Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 15-22 MA in Individualized Studies Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 15-22 MA in Sustainable Business & Communities Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 21 Outreach Event: Shoreline Community College Transfer Fair, Shoreline, Wash.
1-8 Undergraduate Program 1 Residency, Plainfield, Vt. » BA in Individualized Studies » BA in Health Arts & Sciences » BA in Sustainability 6-9 Outreach Event: AWP Conference & Bookfair, Boston, Mass. 12 Outreach Event: Everett Community College Transfer Fair, Everett, Wash. 13 Outreach Event: Skagit Valley College Transfer Fair, Skagit County, Wash. 15-17 Shakespeare in the Hills, Plainfield, Vt. 22-24 Shakespeare in the Hills, Plainfield, Vt.
5-12 MA in Psychology & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Residency, Plainfield, Vt. 12-20 Undergraduate Program Residency, Port Townsend, Wash. » BA in Individualized Studies » BA in Health Arts & Sciences » BA in Sustainability 12-20 MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program Residency, Port Townsend, Wash. 19-26 Undergraduate Program 2 Residency, Plainfield, Vt. » BFA in Creative Writing » BA in Individualized Studies
150TH anniVERSaRy CElEBRaTion EVEnTS Please check the back of this issue for a list of 150th Anniversary Celebrations: “Save the Dates.” Visit www.goddard.edu for more information.
autumn arrived in full splendor at the Plainfield campus.
manaGinG editor samantha kolber deSiGner kelly Collar editorial board karen Boutelle kelly Collar samantha kolber lauren Moye Diane Zeigler PhotoGraPhy stefan Hard Gabriel Jacobs samantha kolber Josh larkin feature writerS Dustin Byerly Marc Gordon samantha kolber Hilary Mosher andrew nemethy ellen Greene stewart SubmiSSionS Goddard College Clockworks 123 Pitkin road Plainfield, VT 05667 p 866.614.ALUM f 802.454.1174 ClaSS/ProGram noteS firstname.lastname@example.org
from the president |
he cover of this season’s CloCkworks has special significance. On the day that he came to Goddard to receive the Presidential Award for Activism this summer, Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann was captured making this gesture. It’s a provocative photo that, to my mind, expresses both where we come from and where we’re headed as a community. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the college, and the way I see it, Goddard is on the move. Bread & Puppet was Goddard’s first theater-in-residence, and Peter is known internationally for speaking truth through art and performance, and is an unforgettable contributor to the kind of “disruptive innovation” that Goddard has always nurtured in people. In this way, Goddard is as much an idea as it is a college. Goddard is a model and mode of learning that invites individuals to explore the fullness of their lived experience, to find the questions that drive their passions, to apply that knowledge in real situations, where life, learning and livelihood are intimately connected. Given the current crisis in American education and the challenges we face as a nation, Goddard brings a perspective on education that is needed, now more than ever. We hear it all the time: Our system of education is broken. Years ago, Goddard alumna Evalyn Bates came to understand what is wrong with this model, and it was her understanding that defined a new learning model, one that ultimately changed the landscape of American education.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the College, and the way I see it, Goddard is on the move.
In September, the College presented a posthumous honorary doctorate in humane letters to the family of Evalyn Bates, whose 1957 graduate thesis was the first clear articulation of a low-residency, progressive education program and formed the basis of Goddard’s Adult Degree Program. Evalyn’s work endures and remains more educationally relevant today than ever before. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, it is important to honor and preserve the narratives of our community as we define our direction for the future. In October, I was asked to participate in a panel about college sustainability sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference in Los Angeles. We are also planning an Alternative Media Conference Redux at Goddard on May 18, 2013. We’ll let you know more about it as planning develops. This fall, we celebrated the launch of a new undergraduate program at Goddard’s Port Townsend, Washington residency site. As we revel in program growth and new beginnings for the College, we are also re-affirming our commitment to education that is rooted in community, education that is responsive to the needs of community, and education that ultimately strengthens our communities. Goddard is out there on the move, and like Peter on this cover, we’re facing our future with intention, vision and pride.
Clockworks is Goddard College’s semiannual community magazine. We encourage submissions of news from alumni, faculty, staff and students. Printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink. © 2012 Goddard College
Barbara Vacarr, PhD
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2 3 5 16 18 22 27 events Calendar From the President College Briefs Alumni Portfolio Donor list Class notes Faculty/Staff Notes in Memoriam Port townsend Celebrates new Program
send your news and notes to Goddard College, Clockworks Editor, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, Vermont 05667, or to email@example.com.
7 “Goddard Changed My life”
alumnae who took part in Goddard’s groundbreaking single Parent Project reminisce about their experiences.
by Sama n th a KO L b eR ( mfaW ’ 14)
10 the insurgent returns
Peter Schumann, founder of Bread and Puppet Theater, receives Goddard’s Presidential Award for Activism.
by and ReW n emeth y
1863 — 2013
On the Cover
The College officially kicked off the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Goddard Seminary, the 75th anniversary of the Plainfield campus, and the 40th anniversary of WGDR in July when Dr. Vacarr presented Bread and Puppet founder Peter schumann with the Goddard College Presidential award for Activism. The sesquicentennial celebration continues through october 2013 with a series of exhibits, performances, awards and community gatherings.
See the events calendar on the back cover and check www.goddard.edu for updates.
12 looking after the nation
a Goddard graduate establishes a home and a future for orphans in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.
by e LLe n g R een e S teWa R t ( pS y ’ 02)
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14 Q&a with Mike Hardee
After a long career in law enforcement, Mike Hardee (iBa ’12) came to Goddard and rediscovered himself.
by d u Sti n by eR Ly ( b a R u p ’ 0 1 )
college briefs |
deSiGn buildinGS renovation ProjeCt underway
matching grant from the national trust for Historic Preservation has brought David sellers back to campus to help renovate the Design, Sculpture and Painting Buildings. Sellers, who co-led Goddard’s Design and Construction Program in the ’70s, is excited to be back on campus again—and we’re delighted to have him back! Sellers, Goddard, and the winooski Valley Arts Coalition (WVAC), will bring these much-loved buildings back into use as shared visual and performing arts david sellers spaces. The project has also received grants from the Preservation trust of Vermont and the Walter Cerf Fund of the VT Community Foundation. You can help, too! Contact Gerard Holmes at 802.322.1767 or firstname.lastname@example.org to lend a hand, or visit www.goddard. edu/design-build to make a secure online donation.
Suzanne Vega sets the mood in July.
veGa ComeS to Goddard
he concert series in the Haybarn Theatre is rockin’ Central Vermont. A sold-out crowd danced to sierra leonne’s Refugee All Stars over Labor Day Weekend, and several hundred attended the suzanne Vega concert in late July. Upcoming concerts include the saturn People’s sound Collective, a local spotlight featuring Brian Boyes (BA ’95, MA EDU ’11), and Archie Shepp performing this winter.
visit www.goddard.edu/concerts for tickets and information.
new Goddard hour on wGdr
ach thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, listen to the Goddard Hour, with host wGDr Production Coordinator Carl etnier and longtime college icon art Chickering as a frequent special guest. The show blends archival material—such as a 1973 Howard Zinn talk in the Pratt Center on the Pentagon Papers—with performances and interviews.
find past episodes at www.wgdr.org or listen live on thursdays at 91.1 fm Plainfield or 91.7 fm hardwick.
Goddard PreSentS awardS to hiGher eduCation Pioneer and leGendary jazz SaxoPhoniSt
Goddard PeoPle and PlaCeS exhibit oPen
n exhibit featuring portraits of Goddard alumni who have shaped Vermont’s arts and economy was on view recently in downtown Montpelier. The “pop-up” gallery was donated by local property owner Jesse Jacobs, son of alumnus Jeffrey Jacobs (Ba RUP ’69, MA GGP ‘72), and included historic photos of the Plainfield campus and students. The exhibit has generated a lot of buzz and is being transferred to the upstairs hallway of the Community Center in early November, where it will remain on view through October 2013.
he founder of the first low-residency adult degree program in the nation, Evalyn Bates (BA ’43), was honored as part of Goddard’s 150th anniversary, with a posthumous honorary doctorate in humane letters on Sept 30. Her niece, Nancy Walton (IBA ’01), from Albuquerque, N.M., attended the event along with Bill Kaufmann, chair of the Scandinavian Seminar. Bates’ legacy is profound. Not only did she impact higher education at Goddard and in the nation, but she made
evalyn bates (ba ’43)
an indelible mark on lifelong learning through her involvement with Scandinavian Seminar. learn more about the evalyn Bates legacy at www.goddard.edu/ EvalynBates. archie legendary jazz shepp (ba ’59 saxophonist archie ) Shepp (BA ’59) will be honored with the Goddard award for Excellence this coming January. “Archie shepp’s work has always honored and successfully integrated his considerable gifts as an instrumentalist, poet, playwright, composer and social critic,” says Reuben Jackson (BA RUP ’78). “His recordings and performances have always drawn upon the deep and wide artistic well often referred to as ‘the tradition,’ but in ways that have both honored the past, and shown us, to quote from the title of one of his compositions, ‘The Way Ahead.’”
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Gianni Montanaro ©2008
college briefs |
alternative media ConferenCe redux: may 18, 2013
ext spring, Goddard will reconvene its alternative Media Conference, one of the most groundbreaking and influential events ever held on the Plainfield campus. Featuring cutting edge and progressive media moguls of today—including Ellen Ratner, a Goddard alumna, former board member, and White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for the Talk Radio News Service, as well as progressive radio host Thom Hartmann. The conference will explore changes in the media and what might come in the years ahead. Goddard’s original alternative Media Conference, held over three
days in the summer of 1970, was one of the most influential media events in the United States. It served as a catalyst for a generation of journalists and spawned some of the innovations and developments in media that we see today. Although some of the older modes of communication have become obsolete with the rise of the internet and portable media equipment, the goal of achieving an alternative media that “awakens, rather than anesthetizes,” is still an active goal for many of those who attended the original conference more than 40 years ago. we hope you can join us! For info and to register, call 802.322.1617.
« REEling BaCk THE yEaRS
new webSite, Same name
Spiritual teacher Baba Ram Dass speaks at the media conference in 1970.
or those who have not logged onto www.goddard.edu for a while, you are in for a surprise. More interactive and replete with stories of Goddard graduates, faculty and students, the new site was designed by KSE of Montpelier, Vt., in concert with Goddard staff. It went live in early July, and traffic has increased dramatically. Prospective students are staying on the site longer, and traffic to the site is driving more inquiries. Take a look!
Share your memorieS on the Goddard StoryPhone
ou’re invited to call the new Goddard storyphone and share your story about your time at Goddard. With over 10,000 alumni living and working around the world— each with a unique story to tell—we want to hear from you! inspired by alumnus Jonathan katz (BA RUP ‘71), the Storyphone is part of Goddard’s 150th Anniversary Celebration of honoring our past and connecting with the Goddard community. Some of the stories we receive will be edited and featured on the website, and all of them will be preserved in the Goddard archives. Call the Storyphone at 1.802.230.4702. Editor’s note: this phone line goes to a voicemail only, so be sure to have your story ready to record at the beep!
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an uPdate from our laSt iSSue
in the summer issue of Clockworks, we printed a 1970s-era photograph of art students painting nude models in the Painting Building. Alumnus Robert Roggeveen (BA RUP ’78) of Seabeck, Wash., wrote in to tell us that the photo shows students attending James Gahagan's life drawing class, and Robert is actually in the picture – seated on the right side near the stairs in the back. Not only that, but robert also sent us a digital copy of the painting he made during that class! “it was spring 1978,” Robert tells us, “as dated on my art work.”
Memories from the Single Parent Project: 1986–1994
“Goddard Changed My Life.”
In 1986, Goddard pioneered the nation’s first residential degree program for single parents, and in doing so changed a number of lives for good.
BY SAMANTHA KOLBER (MFAW ’14)
n august 1986, an unlikely crew of students moved onto the Greatwood Campus at Goddard. Eleven single mothers and 16 children set up their homes in a suite of modest dorm rooms, the first to take advantage of Goddard’s Single Parent Project (SPP), the nation’s first college residential degree program for single parents. Then Director of Development Doug North developed the program in response to what he saw as a pressing social concern. The 1980s were a hotbed of welfare warfare. President Reagan, in his 1986 State of the Union address, called for welfare cuts and a plan to end welfare dependency for poor families. “In the welfare culture, the breakdown of the family, the most basic support system, has reached crisis proportions,” Reagan said in a New York Times article in February 1986. Drastic measures were needed to help support families on welfare, and new approaches were called for as the administration planned to slash Aid to Families with Dependent Children by almost ten percent. In typical radical and pioneering style, Goddard College responded. “The surest way off welfare,” said North in an article in Picture Week later that year, “is through a B.A. or an M.A.” Working with the Vermont Department of Social Welfare, North brought the Single Parent Project into focus, and the media took notice. The headline of a New York Times article in August 1986 declared robin mascit ti (ba ’9 0)
“Vermont School Offers a Welfare Exit.” “As part of the new Single Parents’ Program at Goddard,” the article stated, “mother and son will live on campus while she pursues a college degree. Money from the State Aid to Needy Families and Children program will pay for their tiny dorm ‘suite,’ and a combination of federal and state grants will pay for tuition and fees. Food stamps will help out with meals, and the college will supply day care.” The SPP lasted eight years, from 1986–1994, and, though brief, had lasting impacts on many people’s lives.
THE nEW FROnTIER
Seven of the pioneering mothers, and seven of their children, gathered for a photo in front of the Clockhouse in 1986. at left, a brochure promotes the program to potential students, including Robin Mascitti (BA ’90), who came to goddard with her two sons and ended up staying for good.
“Goddard changed my life,” says Robin Mascitti (BA ’90), one of the first students in the SPP. A native Vermonter, Robin had endured an abusive marriage for years before moving back in with her parents to raise her two young sons. But her younger son’s medical needs made it difficult for Robin to work, so she turned to welfare.
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goddard received national attention for starting the first Single Parent Program in the nation. Watch Connie Chung’s nBC coverage on our website at www.goddard.edu/SPP
“I learned about Goddard from my SPOP [Single Parent Opportunity Program] worker at the welfare office one day,” she says. She applied to the program and was accepted, and for three and a half years, she lived on campus with her sons. “Growing up on campus was a wonderful experience for them,” Robin recalls. Her older son, Josh, writes on his blog (www.lostinthebeeraisle.com) that “living on a college campus was an interesting way to grow up.” He recalls that the liberal lifestyles of the students— these were the years when members of Phish were at Goddard—had a great influence on his childhood. He has fond memories of the Big Brother & Sister mentoring program the college initiated as a workstudy program. “Having a ‘Big’ changed my life,” Josh writes, who, as an adult now, is a Big Brother himself. “It was very empowering,” Robin says of the Single Parent Program. “It allowed me room to grow.” The beginning of the program was challenging, says Robin, and through her own initiative, she chaired the Single Parent Committee on campus to help solve the problems that arose as the families moved in. Robin’s senior study was about some of these problems. She saw an inherent dysfunction in the program as Goddard struggled to be both landlord and educator. In fact, it may have led to the eventual downfall of the program. According to Alumni Outreach Coordinator Dustin Byerly, “when enrollment picked up [in the ’90s], the college could no longer afford to give families so much space; Goddard needed the dorms to house more and more students.” Robin graduated from Goddard with her bachelor’s
nO MORE BOBBAS
k.C. Mosher, below, was one of the kids who grew up at goddard during the Single Parent Project. His mother tells a touching tale of the campus community’s support when k.C. finally had to give up his beloved “bobbas.”
Growing Up At Goddard: A Story of Community
n august of 1988, Hilary Mosher, M.S. (BA ’89) and her then two and a half year-old son, K.C., moved to Plainfield all the way from Los Angeles to attend the Single Parent Project. Here is Hilary’s story of how K.C. “grew up” during his early years at Goddard. The long drive from the West to the East Coast had gone well, and by the time we reached Goddard, K.C. was on the on-ramp to potty training, but still needed a baby bottle at bedtime. I knew he would have to be weaned, but it was so convenient—I’d attend a community meeting, give him his bottle, and he’d be out like a light! I could even take him to the movies and rely on his uninterrupted somnolence, as long as he had that bottle.
At Goddard, I was taking four or five classes, was the transportation coordinator in the Single Parent Program, sat on the hiring committee, and had a million reasons to put off weaning. However, I devised a creative way. K.C. loved to hear stories, so I made up the story of “The Day K.C. Became a Big Boy and Threw Out All the ‘Bobbas.’” It revolved around his upcoming third birthday – Dec. 19 – and told of all the wonderful things that would happen to him on that day, including multiple laps around the dorms in our friend’s VW Bug (he adored that thing), his favorite pancakes for breakfast, helium filled balloons, and, before a big party got started, a special event of saying “bye-bye” to all his “bobbas.” At that point in the story, K.C. would toss all the bottles into the dumpster, which he knew would be crushed by the sanitation worker and the truck, eventually taking the mashed-up bobbas out the Goddard driveway to the dump, never to be seen again. Before long, he loved this story more than any other. I started telling it toward the end of September, and a few weeks later he had memorized it and would tell it right along with me. One morning telling the story, we veered off to the dumpster to toss in our trash bag. The sanitation worker was there. “I beg your pardon,” he said politely, “but I couldn’t help overhear you saying something about a sanitation worker.” Together, K.C. and I filled him in on the story. “Ah!” he said, obviously pleased, “and when, exactly, will this third birthday be?” K.C. proudly told him, adding the very last line of the story: “and all da bobbas go in da sanitation twuck because K.C. is a Big Boy and doesn’t need any moah bobbas!” The worker smiled, nodded, and remarked on
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degree on a Friday in June 1990; on the following Monday, she came to work for Goddard as the student accounts coordinator, a position she still holds today. “Goddard made me employable,” she says fondly. “I love what I do.” Ironically, her office in the Wolper building on campus used to be the dorm apartment of another single mother from the SPP. Goddard made Robin employable, which allowed her and her family to thrive. Through the tuition exchange program, an employee benefit, her sons were able to go to college. Josh, her oldest, is now about to graduate with his MBA from Clark University. Robin is now happily remarried to a wonderful man introduced to her by a coworker. She adores her three grandchildren and lives just a half mile from campus, close to the Goddard community that enabled her and her sons to get off welfare and into a new life. CW
Where Are They Now?
Good question! Our Goddard records show graduation dates and degree names, but they don’t indicate if a student’s degree was part of the Single Parent Project, as separate from the Residential Undergraduate Program. were you a part of the single parent program? send us your story and let us know about your SPP experience. Tell us when you arrived, when you graduated, and all about your family. How did your kids grow up at Goddard? write to Clockworks Editor, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, Vt. 05667. You can also call the Goddard storyphone and record your story on a voice mail at 802.230.4702, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
what a wonderful story it was, and how exciting it sounded. He gave a knowing look at me over K.C.’s head, and I smiled back, holding up crossed fingers. After a short time, it seemed like everyone at the college knew the story. Many friends helped to make K.C.’s birthday a memorable one. The night before his birthday, I gathered up the six or so baby bottles and put them in a transparent bag. In the morning, he bounded out of bed, jumping with excitement. After syrupy pancakes he hollered “Da bobbas, momma! It’s time, it’s time!” We bundled up in snowsuits and goosedown coats and I grabbed the bag of bottles. We walked gingerly down the icy steps into the freezing Vermont air. Just as we reached the bottom step, the garbage truck pulled up and parked in front of the dumpster. The truck door opened and, to my surprise, out stepped the sanitation worker, brilliantly dressed in a bright, white, milk-man’s uniform, complete with a red bow tie, the name “Mike” embroidered over the breast pocket, and a hat with a shiny, black patent leather visor! “Happy Birthday K.C.!” he bellowed, swooping the happily surprised little fellow up into his arms and grabbing the bag with the bottles. “Are you ready?” he asked, giving K.C. each bottle, one by one; K.C. gleefully hurled them into the truck. The uniformed garbage man then pulled the lever that made the truck crush the trash. As the loud crunching began, he put his hand to the side of his head and stiffly saluted. K.C. imitated him perfectly with his small, mittened hand, and the crowd of students that had gathered around stifled their laughs at this solemn little ceremony, and saluted as well. When the cruncher stopped, a chant went up: “K.C., K.C., K.C.!” and a grinning K.C. was swept inside the VW van filled with helium balloons coming out the sun roof. The sanitation worker
jumped into the cab, honked his horn, and drove out of the driveway grinning and waving. By the end of that day, stomach full of cake and ice cream, head full of birthday memories, I lay K.C. down in his bed. I started to read him a story, but he said “No! Tell da stowy of da bobbas Momma!” So we did. I kissed him good night, turned out the light, and closed the door. I hovered at the doorway listening, to see if I would need to run and get an emergency bottle. Inside, K.C. was repeating, “K.C. is a big boy and doesn’t need any more bobbas…” sleepily, until, finally, he succumbed to slumber. The two other single moms living in our dorm popped their heads in the doorway quizzically; I flashed them a thumbs-up, and we danced a quiet little victory dance on the landing. In the dining hall the next day, everyone wanted to know if the story had worked, and they made sure to congratulate me, and a beaming K.C., on our success. He never asked for another bobba again, although it took a while to give up the story. My son and I passed through several milestones during our year at Goddard. All of them were enhanced because of the Goddard and Plainfield community—the isolation I’d experienced as a single parent on my own was removed at Goddard, and in its place came a huge extended family that we have never really had since, but which has stayed in my heart the past 23 years. CW Editor’s note: Hilary went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and is currently the owner, director and head teacher at Strongbridge Montessori School in Arcata, Calif.
now 26 years old and over six feet tall, k.C. Mosher is the DJ artist known as Krysalis Moon. He recently signed with an international music label out of australia. Check out his music at www.facebook. com/smoke.sign.
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Peter schumann Brings His Puppetry and Magic Back to Goddard
By anDrew neMetHy Reprinted from VTDigger.org
or more than 40 years, Peter Schumann has been Vermont’s visionary puppet master, stilt walker and inspired maestro of insurgent political pageantry. On July 22, the founder of Bread & Puppet Theater in Glover showed that his flair hasn’t dimmed in all those decades, delivering a graduation speech – of sorts – that no one at Goddard College will soon forget. “I am a baker with a mission. I bake sourdough rye not-for-sale bread!” he began, fiddling a violin in the crook of his left arm for discordant musical punctuation, launching into a passionate eightminute performance/manifesto/artists statement.
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Extolling puppetry “for human ridicule and art” and bread as part of “community making,” Schumann in his chant-like peroration said he remained committed to the “intense flame of burning issues.” His duty, he said, was to “transform the heat into public message art.” It was a performance that perfectly exemplified why Schumann received Goddard’s second annual President’s Award for Activism from President Barbara Vacarr at the commencement ceremony for Master of Fine Arts graduates. Speaking under a multi-peaked white tent, Vacarr praised the German-born founder of Bread & Puppet Theater for using “the powerful medium of art to wake up audiences around the world.”
In reference to his audacious stilt-walking on towering 12-foot legs in an American flag outfit, she said Schumann, “Courageously and deftly navigates spaces where few of us dare to go, and from that vantage point, he clearly and astutely sees the forest for the trees.” “Artists and renegades” like Schumann, she said, “serve often as prophets and are dismissed.” But their role is critical in a free society “to confront unexamined assumptions” and take a deeper look at our national myths. The celebration of Schumann’s commitment to social justice, as Goddard launches its 150th year anniversary celebrations, also was a reminder that the college played an important role in Schumann’s art. Schumann, whose family became refugees in Europe after Hitler’s downfall in 1944, came to the United States in 1961 and founded Bread & Puppet Circus in New York City in 1963. In 1970, amid the Vietnam anti-war political ferment, he was invited by Goddard then-President Gerald Witherspoon to set up a theater-in-residence at the college. For Schumann, it was an offer he gladly accepted. “Nine years in New York City was too much,” he said in an interview. The college went out of its way to make him feel at home and facilitate his art, letting him live at the college’s Cate Farm, renovating a barn so Bread & Puppet could perform and sculpt its giant masks and puppets year-round, and letting students and faculty work and travel with the circus. “It was a fantastic opportunity for us,” said Schumann, whose introduction to Vermont was in 1962, when he came to the Putney School to do theater while his wife, Elka, taught Russian. Goddard’s role in bringing in bright people to a hotbed of radical ferment meant Schumann met a community of like-minded souls, some of whom came to the July 22nd event, like author Marc Estrin and renowned rye-bread baker Jules Rabin, both of whom were professors teaching at Goddard in the 1970s. Schumann said he was “very very glad at this Goddard College invitation and connection,” noting the college’s role in cementing his ties to Vermont as a place to carry out his vision. The one thing he says Goddard can’t claim is inspiring his pairing of bread, one of the most basic and delicious foodstuffs, with puppetry. As many Vermonters know, Rabin and his wife Helen virtually single-handedly launched Vermont’s artisan bread revolution by building a wood-fired stone oven in the 1980s to make hearty French sourdoughs. Schumann said that his connection to dense rye bread goes back long before that, and anyway, his was German style, not French. “I learned that from my mom as a kid, I helped her bake bread when I was 6 years old,” he said with a laugh. Schumann’s award drew veterans from his days at Goddard. Avram Patt (BA RUP ’75), now general manager of Washington Electric Cooperative in East Montpelier, was one of those lucky to be part of Schumann’s groundbreaking “circus” performances.
He had just finished his first semester at Goddard and “did not want to go back to New York City.” CiVil DiSoBEDiEnCE Patt says he saw a sign that Rabin had hung Peter Schumann and up inviting 10 students to join Bread & Puppet, his friends from Bread offering room and board for the summer. & Puppet Theater “Honestly, the first thing I saw was room and light up the Plainfield board,” he said, but added, “I thought that would campus during the be an interesting way to spend a couple months.” July commencement He ended up working with Bread & Puppet for ceremonies. two years, including a tour in Europe. Schumann’s Schumann also genius was in taking puppets and developing received the second their use in trenchant political theater, and also in annual Presidential being a demanding director who was also open Award for Activism to collaborative work with his troupe, he said. from President “The show is made up in rehearsal,” he explained. Barbara Vacarr. Talented musician Steven Light (BA RUP ’75) of Marshfield, one of the founders of Fyre & Lightning Consort, was at Goddard in 1973 and began playing percussion for Schumann. He worked with Bread & Puppet for seven years. “It was just incredibly inspiring to be part of it,” he said, saying Schumann always had a clear vision of what he wanted and a unique approach. “You can sort of tell from his ‘speech’ yesterday [sic], he’s his own character,” said Light. Schumann left Goddard in 1974 and moved to the current site of Bread & Puppet Theater in Glover, Vermont, where his remarkable two-day “Domestic Resurrection Circus” drew thousands for a magical long day and evening pageant of political theater each summer until 1998. The event was canceled after it grew over-sized, flooding tiny Glover with some 30,000 people. The end came after a man tragically was struck and died at the pageant. Today in his 70s, Schumann still plies his art and attracts troupe members for summer performances and tours to Europe and around the United States. Summer shows are Friday nights and Sunday afternoons in Glover. Puppetry, always a politicized art form that was subversive and made fun of officials, still appeals to him after 50 years of pointed commentary. As he said in his award acceptance speech, it’s a way to allow issues to be “poured into the public eating bowl.” CW
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hen tammy hanks (Psy ‘02) first set foot in South Africa seven years ago, she felt she had somehow come home. Hanks, who together with her partner had previously adopted three African American children, had heard about the plight of so many children in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa, and she was haunted by it. There, children are subjected to poverty, a staggeringly high degree of domestic violence and rape, as well as HIV/AIDS. Due to such high HIV/ AIDS rates, and the South African government’s failure to adequately address the disease when it first hit the country, it is estimated that one in three Zulu children will be orphaned by the year 2015. As reported in 2009, South Africa had the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the world; KwaZulu-Natal Province sees the highest percentage — 15.8% — in South Africa. Complicating matters, South Africa also has one the highest incidents of reported rape in the world. In June of 2009, Time magazine reported on South Africa’s rape crisis: one in four men admitted to having committed the crime of rape, and almost half of them admitted to committing it more than once. Hanks was unable to put the situation on the back burner. She and her partner, Nancy Roope, founded the Zulu Orphan Alliance (ZOA), which is a non-profit dedicated to helping children in an established children’s home called Bhekanisizwe. In Zulu, Bhekanisizwe translates to “Looking after the Nation,” taking into account ubuntu, the spirit of community that predominates so many African nations. Hanks did her Goddard thesis and doctoral dissertation at Saybrook University on various aspects of ubuntu and its usefulness as a community’s guiding philosophy and healing tradition. ZOA’s mission is to collaborate with Bhekanisizwe
alumna tammy Hanks provides housing and a better future for orphans in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. By ellen Greene stewart (Psy ’02)
SPIRIT OF CoMMuniTy
Hanks and her partner founded the Zulu Orphan Alliance to protect children in KwaZulunatal, a fragile population at constant risk from poverty, HiV/aiDs, and sexual violence.
to provide shelter, nutrition, safety, basic medical care, educational opportunities, and access to psychological counseling and expressive therapies essential to Zulu childrens’ survival and healing. Currently, 20 children between the ages of two and 18 live at Bhekanisizwe, a two-bedroom home with no indoor plumbing and inconsistent electrical service. ZOA is not only committed to ensuring that the home has a steady supply of food, but that all children who live there can obtain an education. I recently traveled with Hanks to the Zulu region of South Africa and trained over 30 local therapists and caregivers in art and play therapy. Art and play therapy are powerful tools for working with traumatized children and others. Through the use of color, form and texture, people can create images that reflect their emotional landscape without having to talk. Words can be painful, and this is a way to bypass all that while still addressing the trauma. It is an especially useful tool when there are language barriers, such as those between Zulu and English. Art and the creative process are universal. These things transcend language, words, and pain. Images, color, form and texture have inherent healing powers that help purge trauma so that some deep healing can take place. Art making is a natural activity, as is play. Children are adept at acting things out in the process of working them out. Guiding them through the process is crucial. I have worked extensively with traumatized children in my private art therapy practice in rural upstate New York. The issues I deal with most frequently, such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, poverty and chronic illness, lent themselves so well to working with the Zulu population. Hanks and I are hoping that this training was the first of many that the Zulu Orphan Alliance can provide. The vision for the future of Bhekanisizwe includes a three-part plan on a three-acre parcel of land, owned jointly by ZOA and Bhekanisizwe, that is adjacent to current Bhekanisizwe facilities. The first phase of the plan is to build dormitory-style housing using earthbags.
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“The soil there has a high clay content and lends itself to this green type of building,” says Matt Belistos, ZOA’s construction consultant. The second phase, according to Hanks, “is to build a community meeting house, which will also serve as a spot for local women to gather A nORMAL LIFE Children at the and participate in an Income orphanage take an art class with Ellen Generating Endeavor (IGE). greene Stewart (PSy ’02), at right, who “The third phase will visited Hanks in South africa this year. be to build a dining hall and hygiene facilities Bhekanisizwe. Ngcobo has devoted her life to the that will serve the entire compound. Immediate children of her area, and she works with traumatized plans include expanding the small garden the children in all situations. She is tireless in her efforts to house currently has in an environmentally sound, provide safe places for them. When things get tough, permaculturally-inspired manner that will ensure which they often do, Ngcobo is so often heard reciting a healthy and sustainable food supply.” her mantra, “It’s not about us, it’s about the kids.” CW Mildred “Sbo” Ngcobo, the Zulu founder and director of Bhekinsezwe, can be seen in the independent Donations for the expansion project are gratefully documentary, Rough Aunties (available on HBO), accepted at Zulu Orphan Alliance, #4 Canon which details her previous work as a child safety Del Agua, Placitas, N.M. 87043 or online at officer helping young rape victims. That work, and the zuluorphans.org. ZOA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible. need for housing local orphans, led her to establish
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At top, Tammy Hanks (PSy ’02), center, meets with a representative from the African national Congress (in black shirt) who represents Adams Mission in kwaZulu-natal.
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with Mike Hardee (IBA ’12)
BY DUSTIN BYERLY (BA RUP ’01 AND ALUMNI OUTREACH COORDINATOR)
I recently had an opportunity to talk with graduate Mike Hardee about his Goddard experience. Mike, after 38 years in law enforcement, came to Goddard to study film, but his focus shifted during his first residency. He then became a ‘Friend of Goddard’ by making a gift to the College. Read on to find out more about his amazing transformation through his Goddard education.
db: Can you tell me a bit about your background? mh: I am a fifth-generation Floridian and the youngest of five sons. I grew up in Green Cove Springs, Fla., attended public schools and graduated from Clay High School in 1973. That same year, I got married, and, with a baby on the way, moved to Gainesville, Fla., to find work. Within a few months I became one of the youngest police officers ever hired in the state of Florida; I was 19. A few years later, I became a State Wildlife Officer, which was a goal of mine. In 1989, after promotions and transfers, I became the Environmental Crimes
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Supervisor for the entire Northeast Florida Region. For 19 years I patrolled the woods and waterways of North and Central Florida until 1994, when I was offered a job with the 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville as an environmental crimes investigator. At the age of 49, after almost 10 years with the State Attorney’s Office, I retired with 30 years of law enforcement service. For the next year, I owned a private investigative agency and a television production company and worked with my wife, Robbie, in network television. In 2004, I was asked to return to law enforcement with the Clay
“There was a mystery about this new place I found in the mountains, and I became more curious with each passing day of that first residency.”
County Sheriff’s Office as Captain, Chief of Detectives. I served in this position for four years and was transferred to Chief of the Patrol Division where I served for the next two years. In 2008, I attended the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va., and in 2010, I was promoted to Major, Administration Bureau Commander, where I now serve. db: how did you find Goddard College? mh: It was through my wife, Robbie, that I discovered Goddard in 2003. She had graduated from the University of Massachusetts and knew several people who had attended Goddard in the ’70s. db: describe your first experience at Goddard. mh: My first semester at Goddard was nothing less than “shock and awe.” Never had I seen such a place where people from all walks of life coexisted. It reminded me of the communes I had read about where hippies go reconnect with the natural world under a mystical belief that they have no responsibilities or obligations. You have to remember this was unlike any school, college or training facility I had ever experienced in all my years of post high school training as a cop. Convinced I had arrived at a cult recruiting camp for the disenfranchised, I only spent one night in a dorm room. Afterwards, I found a safe and secure motel with a high altitude vantage point a few miles away where I could see approaching threats in all directions. There was a mystery about this new place I found in the mountains, and I became more curious with each passing day of that first residency. “Who are these advisors, where do they come from, what is their background and how will this system of learning work for me?” Each group session, or workshop student presentation I attended, pushed me to know more about the learning process and the people. Over time, I became influenced by the intimate passion of the other students who were pursuing their dreams of higher education in a non-traditional way. Unlike any place I had ever been, and as awkward as it was for a southern cop to co-mingle with so many cultural diversities, I was drawn to explore and experience the challenge of different thinking. I was hooked and I knew it from that very first semester. There is a mystery about Goddard, almost magical and seductive, a place you can free your mind to explore and imagine things without boundaries. The residency experiences were a vacation for me, a world away from my daily grind of public service. db: what did you study at Goddard? mh: Originally, I wanted to study filmmaking as a retirement option, and so it was decided that I would work with a wonderful advisor, Ellie Epp. She gave me some “magic potion” that allowed me to survive the outof-body experience I was having the first few days of my first residency. To my own surprise, I returned the next semester, and the next, and then the next, until I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree in March of 2012 at the age of 57. Carefully crafted in a series of one-on-one discussions, my advisors encouraged me to redirect my energy to study and become a writer. Intrigued by the idea, I followed their recommendation to rediscover my past and began the process of writing a memoir. My senior study, titled, “You Heard What I Said Boy,” is about my exploits as a young Florida Wildlife Officer. To tell these stories after so many years have passed, and in a way that is considered a piece of scholarly work, is most definitely one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. db: and what became of your film studies and equipment? mh: Well, as a previous owner of a television production company for several years, I had accumulated a significant amount of high-quality television production equipment. Now that I am retired from the business, and my studies focused on writing rather than filming, I decided to donate it all to Goddard College. All this equipment has remained in our production office not being used for some time, and it made good sense for me to donate it in the hope that it would become a catalyst or foundation for future filmmakers who study at Goddard. With the partnership Goddard has with the Port Townsend Film Institute in Washington state, this turned out to be a perfect fit. db: looking back, what does your Goddard education mean to you? mh: I am forever grateful for the opportunity to attend Goddard College. To be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college was a wonderful blessing and a humbling adventure. Never have I felt such a powerful connection to an institution or a people than I do with Goddard College. What this experience has done for me is difficult to put into words. At 57 years old, I have covered a lot of ground. Thirty-eight years in law enforcement, a business owner, private investigator, FBI National Academy graduate, a father of four and a grandfather of five – I do consider myself lucky and blessed in many ways. Goddard is so much a part of my life now and I want to stay involved with the college in any way possible. One way I think I can contribute is to reach out to others who struggle with making the leap into the unknown of a college experience. I suppose you could say I am a selfproclaimed ambassador, spreading the word around the country that Goddard is a safe haven, where students and faculty interact unconditionally. CW
After nearly four decades in law enforcement, Mike Hardee (IBA ’12) had a bit of a culture shock during his first residency at goddard. “Convinced I had arrived at a cult recruiting camp for the disenfranchised, I only spent one night in a dorm room,” he remembers. But he came back the next day, and then the next. “The residency experiences were a vacation for me, a world away from my daily grind of public service.”
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hellen Keller in love
Rosie Sultan (MFA ’93)
This novel imagines a part of Keller’s life she rarely wrote about: the man she once loved. When Helen is in her thirties and Anne Sullivan is diagnosed with tuberculosis, a young man steps in as a private secretary. Peter Fagan opens a new world to Helen and sets in motion a liberating, passionate, and clandestine affair. Viking Adult, April 2012
Elaine Terranova (MFA ’77)
The poems within Dames Rocket investigate transition and transformation from many perspectives ranging from sleeping to waking, from youth to maturity, from experience to art. Fleda Brown says it is “a numinous, luminous, and raw exploration of space…” Penstroke Press, 2012
how to bullyproof your classroom
Caltha Crowe (MA GGP ’74)
How to Bullyproof Your Classroom reflects the author’s use of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching, which is compatible with most anti-bullying programs and offers many strategies that prevent bullying. N.E. Foundation for Children, June 2012
Teresa Mei Chuc (MFAW ’12)
Largely autobiographical, this tells the turning points in a life that began in war-torn Vietnam. Mei Chuc and her mother escaped Vietnam in a ship crowded with hungry, sick, and frightened emigrants, and in time they settled in California, bringing with them their nightmares, their memories, their history and culture. Fithian Press, October 2012
the parachute jump effect
Judith Arcana (MA ’78)
The Parachute Jump Effect is a collection of poems about dreaming, thinking, moving and changing. It is diverse and shifting in its forays into nature, memory, dreams and the human mind. Most of the poems are fairly recent, but some were written several years ago. “I added the older ones when the new meaning phenomenon kicked in,” says Arcana. Uttered Chaos, 2012
Lauren Russell (IBA ’11)
In her chapbook, Russell transports the reader to specific instances in time, ruminating on the details and underscoring bizarre observations that still seem natural when paired with their realistic counterparts. Her observations are uncanny and relatable—some on a general level and others on a region-specific level. Brooklyn Arts Press, February 2012
the taxi chronicles: a honey walKer adventure
Harriet Greeley (1968)
Published under the name S.G. Rogers, The Taxi Chronicles follows Honey Walker on her wild ride in a small town taxi as she duct tapes the bad guys and wins one for the good guys. Village Green Press, March 2012
peace, love, and financial planning: an illustrated guide to money
E. Larson Gunness (MFAIA ’10)
At last! A financial planning resource for right brain thinkers. In this book, Gunness makes this boring but vital topic accessible, even funny. Each chapter features fun case studies, original illustrations, and how-to tools. Self-published, June 2012
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Ann E.Michael (MFA ’03)
Water-Rites deals with cycles of love, loss and the cruelty and beauty found in nature and in humankind. The creatures that people her book are also guides, not as easy symbols, but as part of what life at the edge of the wood, and at the edge of the world, offers if observed. Brick Road Poetry Press, June 2012
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yanantin and masintin in the andean world
Hillary S. Webb (MA ’06)
In this new autoethnography, Dr. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or “complementary opposites,” one of the most wellknown and defining characteristics of indigenous Andean thought. University of New Mexico Press, May 2012
the long arms: a story of early humans
Michael Kanaly (MFA GV ’94)
Set during Europe’s last Ice Age, this tells the story of the Neanderthals of the Circle Valleys and their encounter with the “new men” that enter their world. “Richly imagined, deeply researched, Michael Kanaly reaches into the ancient past to bring the Neanderthal world to life.”— Pilot Hill Press Kanaly Books, January 2012
the stocKholm octavo
Karen Engelmann (MFAW ’09)
In 18th century Stockholm, one man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate, culminating in scandal, conspiracy, mystery, and a hint of magic. The Stockholm Octavo combines politics, cartomancy, ambition and folding fans into a heady fantasy with a historical core. Ecco, October 2012
online teaching in the digital age
Pat Swenson (MFA ’96)
This hands-on guidebook gives educators the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. The authors offer 15 years of personal online teaching experience in language accessible to both the novice and advanced online educator. Sage Publications, January 2012
this hunger is secret: my journeys through mental illness and wellness
Julie Greene (MFAW-WA ’09)
In her new book, Greene gives a personal look at what it’s like to have a mental illness and deal with it on a daily basis; she looks at how those with mental illness are treated by society, by their families, and by the mental health system. Chipmunkapublishing, 2012
creative writing in the real world
Shawn Kerivan (MFAW ’06)
A cross between a memoir and reader, this book is filled with examples from a writing life that are both readable and teachable. Collecting the writings of his life together, Kerivan offers thoughts and lessons on various genres. Summerfield Publishing, 2012
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craig Babcock (Ba ruP ’69) of Rockaway N.J. retired from performing after 42 years as a selfemployed mime, actor and musician. He still regularly plays tuned hand drums – a set of 12 at the moment. Now he is the Rockaway Township Fire Marshal and arson investigator.
Dr. catherine a. ramsey (Ba ruP ‘64), of Milltown, Ind., is pleased to announce that her son, Drew Ramsey, M.D., has co-authored the book, The Happiness Diet. David sokol (Ba ruP ’69) of Shelburne, Vt., produced a blues album, “Shylock Sings the Blues,” a retelling of The Merchant of Venice in the blues genre, released this summer. Sokol wrote, illustrated and produced the album. www.david-Sokol.com
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ken Beck (Ba ruP ’68) continues to live, paint and teach in Boston, Mass. He is represented by Gallery NAGA and was recently included in the book 100 Boston Painters, edited by Chawkey Frenn. monty Berman (Be ruP ’68) of Ithaca, N.Y., is an adjunct lecturer in psychology at Empire State College. He draws heavily on the Goddard model, offering independent study opportunities in a wide range of psychology courses. He enjoys challenging his students to learn to think and to be self-responsible, effective persons in their studies, both in school and in the world.
kathryn Davis (Ba ruP ’71) of Montpelier, Vt., was visiting writer at Goddard for the fall 2012 master of fine arts in writing residency. She presented a workshop, “What is the relationship between memory and imagination?” and gave a reading on June 26, 2012. linda nemec foster (mfaw ’79) of Grand Rapids, Mich., wrote her first play, The Waiting Room, which was accepted for the new play anthology Your Map is Wrong. The play was also produced by the Soo Theatre Project in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for its summer 2012 schedule. Foster is also collaborating with Hungarian musician Laszlo Slomovits on a musical project inspired by her chapbook, Ten Songs from Bulgaria. Her new CD, “Cry of Freedom,” will be released at the end of 2012. susan Patricia gibbs (ruP ’71) of San Francisco, Calif., was honored for her pro bono work for people living with AIDS. Her regular law practice focuses on the Americans with Disabilities Act and on counseling technology companies—mostly solo work—after her years working inhouse at Apple and Dolby. Her Google group, New Economy Lawyering, meets monthly for “Bar Review” and walks in the summer evenings. www.susangibbs.com monique kane (ma ggP ’74), of Palo Alto, Calif., is director of the
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC). She was named “Woman of the Year” by state Senator Joe Simitian, who chose Kane from among his 931,349 constituents. Kane narrowly escaped death as a child escaping the Nazi invasion of France in World War II. Now in her early 70s, she has spent her life as a teacher and a therapist and has provided mental health care to the WoMan o city’s most F THE yEa R needy at Monique K an e CHAC since (MA ggP ’74) 1986. She became a licensed therapist in 1976. James macallister (Ba ruP ’74) of Amherst, Mass., is curating the digital archive he created of the late philosopher and evolutionist Dr. Lynn Margulis’s audiovisual legacy. He is also helping to close the Margulis laboratory at UMass. susan m. satya (ma g-c ’79), enrolled as Susan M. Edwards of Redondo Beach, Calif., is a life coach, business consultant, diversity consultant and seminar leader. She is also director of Catalysts for Change, which specializes in creating positive interactions and results. For information or to schedule a session, call 310.228.6223. Peter Bernard ureneck (ruP ’70) of Boston, Mass., received a patent from the U.S. Patent Office for an invention that helps in the repair and restoration of stained glass windows. Peter owns Dorchester Stained Glass and is currently seeking new customers. He says, “Hello to everyone who was at the Alternative Media Project in 1970!” Jill Zarchin-souperbiet (ma ggP ’79) of New York, N.Y., was recently sworn-in as the new Peace Corps country director in Burkina Faso.
reuben jackson (ba ruP ’78) of Burlington, Vt., is the new voice of jazz on Vermont airwaves as the host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Friday Night Jazz."
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candelaria silva-collins (Ba aDP ‘81) of Boston, Mass., selfpublished two pamphlets: “Handling Rejection: An inspirational essay,” and “Pushing Through Shyness: Networking tips when you’re shy, slow-to-warm up, inexperienced or don’t feel you belong.”
Gourmet magazine in 2009. He also competed in the Le Grand Fooding 2010 New York vs. San Francisco, where all proceeds from the event benefited Action Against Hunger. www.pizzamoto.com kate r. walker (ma gv ’90) of Alexandria, Va., discussed her commitment to social justice and her faith as a Unitarian Universalist in an interview with The Connection newspaper on June 1, 2012.
Faucet Studios. It premieres November 16, 17 and 18 at Main Street Landing in Burlington. www.orkestriskasbox.com louise m. halsey (mfaia ’07) of Little Rock, Ark., was one of five chosen to represent Arkansas at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., in “Women to Watch 2012,” a national juried exhibit of fiber artists from the United States. Halsey has four tapestry works being shown in the exhibit, which runs through January 2013. She is also showing in “Solastalgia: Views of Home, Paintings by Susan Chambers and Fiberworks by Louise Halsey,” at Butler Center Balcony Gallery in Little Rock through January 2013. marisa hayes (iBa ’05) of Newport, Ky., was appointed cultural ambassador to Hong Kong in France and is embarking on international outreach and cooperation through dance via her project, Dance Across Borders. Support her fundraising campaign and learn more at www. indiegogo.com/danceacrossborders. rachel houseman (Ba ruP ’00) of Prescott, Ariz., presented “Spirit of Arizona,” an exhibit of new artwork at galleries in Arizona, Utah,
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margaret ajemian ahnert (Ba ’97) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., spoke in June on her book, The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide, at the Glendale Central Library. Barbara alfaro (Ba ’90) of Berlin, Md., won the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Award for Memoir for Mirror Talk.
Jacob a. Bennett (mfaw ’09) of Philadelphia, Pa., teaches rhetoric, composition and literature at La Salle University in Philadelphia. He has poems appearing in: Certain Circuits; Unlikely Stories; Philadelphia Stories; and Apiary Magazine. He is also writing reviews of poetry books for Phantom Limb. http://antigloss. wordpress.com
scott morgan (iBa Jeremiah sundiata ’98) of Fairport, N.Y., Burns (ma eDu was ordained as a ’07) of New York, novice Zen Buddhist N.Y., with other folks priest by James Jundo from Goddard and Cohen, founder and elsewhere, is helping head priest at Treeleaf to start Teachers Zendo. The ceremony House, a nonprofit, was conducted online supportive space for in Japan and the U.S. teachers and allies on May 23 and 24, to meet and share 2012. Scott received the experiences, find a dharma name “Shudo restorative support Louise Halsey (MFAIA ’07), Dosho,” which means network, and create a “Crackhouse,” 2006, wool “Defender of the Way, more holistic future tapestry on linen warp, Shining Eye” and for education. www. 17 1/2" W x 25 1/2" H. marks the beginning teachershouse.org of his training to become a full Zen priest. Treeleaf Zendo is an online Donavon Davidson (mfaw ’07) practice place for Zen practitioners of Burlington, Vt., had three poems who can’t easily commute to a Zen published in the Spring 2012 issue of Center. www.treeleaf.org The Salon. David sclarow (Ba ’99) of Brooklyn, N.Y., whose senior study was “Activist Architecture,” built a mobile wood-fired brick-oven pizzeria, Pizzamoto Brooklyn, named one of “Eight Great StreetFood Vendors in New York City” by trish Denton (iBa ’08), of Burlington, Vt., is pleased to announce her production of Orkestriska’s Box, an independent, original production conceived in collaboration with The Tuppence Coloured Ensemble, Porter Music Box Museum and Thought
william Starrett fertman (mfaw ’09) and Minda rose Berbeco of Somerville, Mass., were married on June 2 at the home of Fertman’s parents in Winchester, Mass.
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and Beverly Hills, Calif. For more information call 928.308.0319 or visit www.zhibit.org/rachelhouseman. chris mackowski (mfaw ’01) of St. Bonas, N.Y., an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, has been selected to serve as the first-ever managing editor of Clockhouse Review, the new literary journal of Goddard College. Clockhouse is an opensubmission journal that will feature fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting and graphic storytelling. www.clockhousereview.com carlo norton (mfaw ‘09) of Seattle, Wash., received a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Minotaur for The Edge of Normal, scheduled for simultaneous release in the fall of 2013 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. matthew m. Quick (mfaw ’07) of Collingswood, N.J., has had his novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, adapted into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence. The movie, due to release on Nov. 21, took honors at the Toronto Film Festival and is generating a lot of Oscar buzz! Dr. hillary webb (ima ’06) of Portsmouth, N.H., was the visiting scholar at Goddard during the fall 2012 IMA residency. She presented a discussion, “Schrödinger’s Cat Is Dead, Schrödinger’s Cat Is Not Dead: Adventures in Andean Complementary Dualism,” and read from her book, Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru. lowell williams (mfaw ’06) of Nashua, N.H., was named resident playwright at the Seacoast Repertory Company in Portsmouth, N.H. They will be producing his play Six Nights in the Black Belt during the 2013-2014 season. Dana yeaton (mfaw ’09) of Middlebury, Vt., had his thesis play Swing State, (originally My Ohio), produced in July as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival; the play was directed by Drama Desk nominee Igor Goldin. Dana would like to thank faculty members Darrah cloud and Deborah Brevoort for their inspiration and guidance. have a panel titled “Varieties of Historical Experience: Turning History into Theatre” that has been accepted for inclusion in the upcoming 2013 AWP conference in Boston, March 6-9, 2013.
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Griffin J. Brady (IBA ’07, IMA ’10) of Oswego, N.Y., and his Slyboots School of Music presented the Slyfest 7 music festival at the Griffis Sculpture Park in Buffalo, N.Y. The performance, held Sept. 7 and 8, was part of the park’s first live music and performing arts gathering in eight years. The Slyboots school came about as a result of Brady’s thesis project. art chickering (mfaw ’12) of Plainfield, Vt., was recently awarded a contract with the National Association of College Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), to do a book called Cool Passion: Challenging Higher Education. It will be launched at NASPA’s 2014 annual conference. teresa mei chuc (mfaw ’12) of Pasadena, Calif., had the poem “Playground,” a part of her thesis, published online at www.rattle.com. lauren grousd (Psy ’11) of Portland, Maine, is teaching a class called “Telling Your Sexual Story,” based on her thesis work at Goddard, at a new organization in Portland called Justice in the Body. Grousd is seeing counseling clients at Planned Parenthood and working with the medical director and other staff to develop an agency-wide training program to beef up staff sexuality knowledge, skills and comfort.
michael i. nachman (Ba ’06, ima ’11) of Chesapeake, Va., founder of Solid Ground ADHD Consulting and Coaching, recently met ADHD expert, neuroscience consultant and psychiatrist Dr. Charles Parker, author of New ADHD Medication Rules. Nachman tells us that Dr. Parker was impressed with his individualized Goddard degree: “Oh, so you have an MA in ADHD,” remarked Dr. Parker, “good. I’ve been waiting for a guy just like you for over a decade.” Get in touch with Mike at 757-277-9357 or visit www.solidgroundadhd.com. lloyd noonan (mfaw ’06) of Culver City, Calif., organized an alumni gathering on Sept. 9 around the opening of faculty advisor Deborah Brevoort’s play in Los Angeles. A great time was had by all.
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sheila curran Bernard (mfaw ’10) of Delmar, N.Y., and Goddard playwriting alumni andy Pederson (mfaw ’10) of Maywood, Ill., and craig thornton (mfaw ’10) of Watertown, N.Y., along with MFAW faculty member Deborah Brevoort,
Patrick haigh (ma eDu ’12) of Waitsfield, Vt., recently found work with the Hurricane Island Foundation in Downeast Maine, building a new marine lab that will give students experiential learning opportunities and train teachers to conduct field research with their students. He wishes to thank the Goddard community, especially alice Bissell (ma eDu ’12), who encouraged him to pursue the position and whose kind words figured largely into his success. fran Page (mfaia ’11) of Gorham, Maine, is happy to announce that in June, the Passages Project and Awareness Unlimited presented the world premiere of his musical BareFruit: An Original Musical at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmith, N.H. Page started the musical for his graduate work at Goddard. It was also presented on June 30 at the PortFringe Festival in Portland, Maine. maura stephens (mfaw ’10) of Spencer, N.Y., was a panelist at the Occupy Goddard Conference in March. Her article, “Higher Education’s Role in Occupy and Related Social Justice Movements,” appeared on Truthout.org in April. sarah shellow (mfaw ’10) of Bethesda, Md., was one of 60 finalists in the 2012 Summer Literary
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Patricia Coughlin (iba ’11 and current ma edu) of Helena, Mont., took pictures on July 10 of a group of EDU students and visiting alumni who picked beets and radishes in the Plainfield Goddard garden, which were then served that night at dinner! Thank you to our harvesters.
Seminars Unified Literary Contest, judged by Mary Gaitskill, and she won a merit-based fellowship to their summer programs. karl stenske (iBa ’09, ima ’11) of Aliso Viejo, Calif., wrote his master’s thesis at Goddard on trauma experienced by adopted children. In June, Adoption Voices Magazine published his essay “Digging,” which was part of his thesis. www.adoptionvoicesmagazine.com craig thornton (mfaw ’10) of Watertown, N.Y., was chosen as 2012-2013 Artist in Residence for Empire State College, Central New York Campus; his docudrama, In My
Shoes, was selected for the Edinburgh Festival in 2013; his full-length play, The High Cost of Heating, is a top-ten finalist for the New Works play contest at the Phoenix Theater in Phoenix, Ariz.; and his one-act play, The Man on Television, written while he was a student at Goddard, appeared in the Limn Literary Journal. Peter wallis (mfaia ’11) of Pittsford, Vt., led workshops in animation, illustration and printmaking as the residential art faculty member in Putney School’s summer programs. He is on the arts faculty at the Vail Mountain School in Colorado.
ADP: Adult Degree Program BA: Bachelor of Arts BA EDU: Bachelor of Arts in Education BA HAS: Bachelor of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences BAS: Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability BFAW: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing g-C: goddard-Cambridge Program gEPFE: Experimental Program in Furthering Education ggP: goddard graduate Program gJC: goddard Junior College gS: goddard Seminary gV: goddard Five (all programs from 1981-1991) IBA: Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies IMA: Master of Arts in Individualized Studies
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MA EDU: Master of Arts in Education MA HAS: Master of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences MAT: Master’s in Art Therapy MFAW: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing MFAW-WA: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in Port Townsend, Wash. MFAIA: Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts MFAIA-WA: Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts in Port Townsend, Wash. PSy: Master of Arts in Psychology & Counseling RUP: Residential Undergraduate Program SBC: Master of Arts in Sustainable Business & Communities SE/Sum: Social Ecology/Summer Programs
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audineh asaf (mfaia) of Lynnwood, Wash., was among 22 high school seniors and college students awarded a scholarship by The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. On Oct. 19, she exhibited “Embodied Motifs,” her culminating thesis project, at Lynnwood Hall Art Gallery, part of Edmonds Community College in Washington. kelly avery (mfaw) of Norfolk, Va., had her essay “Strings” included in the September 15 issue of Connotation Press. claudia errington (mfaw-wa) of McMinnville, Ore., notified us that her story, The Purple Ones, was a short story finalist in the William Wisdom Competition, put on by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. Brenda girolamo (Ba has) of Derry, N.H., published her artwork, “After the Rains,” in the spring 2012 issue of Guideword, the literary journal of Goddard’s Bachelor of Fine arts in Creative Writing Program. www.guideword.org l.m. lounsbury (mfaw-vt) of Auburn, N.Y., will have his poem “Cutting Trees” in the November issue of The Victorian Violet Press. lisa lutwyche (mfaw-vt) of Landenberg, Pa., will publish her poem, “Awareness,” in Volume 2 of The Cancer Poetry Project. www.cancerpoetryproject.com gerard “tony” mena (mfaw-wa) of Columbia, Mo., recently had his poem, “Baring the Trees,” chosen as the poetry winner in the national veteran writing contest sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and Southeast Missouri State University. He was a poetry finalist in the Iowa Review’s Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award and has a war poem in the Baltimore Review’s fall issue. chera miller (mfaw-vt) of Amarillo, Tex., is the winner of the 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Competition, judged by John Hoppenthaler, for Amaranthine Hour, which was published in October. Jessica olson (mfaw-wa) of Olympia, Wash., will have a short essay about breastfeeding a toddler, “A Rant,” published in an upcoming issue of Hip Mama. Dominic Perri (mfaw-vt) of Plymouth, Mass., had a short story, “I Digress Back Into Pordova,” in the May issue of Pif Magazine.
Jason stocks (bfaW) of west Palm Beach, Fla., published three poems in the spring issue of BlazeVOX and a poem in Calliope in August. His poem, “saurian,” was chosen by Nazar Look, a Romanian publisher, to be included in its extraterrestrial Life Anthology. In June, he was chosen by sybil Baker as a fiction reader for Drunken Boat, an online journal of art and literature.
scott candage (ima) of Vinalhaven, Maine, premiered the exhibit “Hard Stone, Hard Choices” for his island community in August before presenting it as part of his master’s degree thesis. The multi-media installation commemorates the lives of 10 Vinalhaven citizens whose lives were deeply affected by the quarry industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. mary curtis (mfaw-wa) of Los Gatos, Calif., was a poetry semifinalist in the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars’ unified literary contest. She received a partial scholarship to attend one of the organization’s international programs. She also had “Island,” a short adaption from her memoir, published on the website changesoflife.com.
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noah dorsey (mfaW-Wa) of Denver, Colo., co-wrote the new comic, Non Humans, which was announced at the san Diego Comic Con in July and reviewed in the los Angeles Times. Check it out at thenonhumans.blogspot.com.
Robert Ruffin (MFAW) of Mobjack, Va., has been appointed a visiting professor of theatre at The College of William and Mary, and interim producing artistic director of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Jake shore (mfaw) of Barrington, R.I., had his play, Arson, produced by Who You Love at New York’s Theater Under in August. Deena smith (ima ’09, Psy) of Cambridge, N.Y., has released two albums: Voices of The Archetypes, which was the creative piece of her individualized master of arts thesis; and The Continuing Story of Roses in Crazyland. She is a current student in the master of arts in psychology program. Listen to her music at www.deenachappell.com. holly tri (mfaw-wa) of Bemidji, Minn., is the new copy editor at The Conium Review and the senior copy editor at Pitkin Review.
annie abdalla (iBa) has published Love Story in 51 Transactions, a narrative told entirely through commercial transaction receipts. This fall, she is an artist-in-residence at the Ville de Coaticook in her original hometown in the Eastern Townships in Quebec. Playwright Deborah Brevoort (mfaw) was awarded a 2012 Creative and Performing Artists Writers Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass. She also participated in a gathering of MFAW alumni and students who attended her awardwinning play, The Women of Lockerbie, in Los Angeles at the historic Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in September. rebecca Brown’s (mfaw) essay, “Solving A Problem Like Maria: How the Sound of Music Made Me Gay,” was recently published in the Pulitizer Prize-winning publication The Stranger. In April, Brown was a visiting writer at the Vermont Studio Center and gave the keynote address at the University of Washington Library gala dinner. walter Butts (Bfaw) has published Cathedral of Nervous Horses: New & Selected Poems. A native of Le Roy, N.H., Butts did a reading and spoke about the life of a poet at Le Roy High School in May 2012. He received the title of poet laureate of New Hampshire in 2009, which he will retain through 2014. Darrah cloud (mfaw) received a commission from Cincinnati Playhouse to write a play for young audiences about the teenage years of Joan of Arc, Jeanne D’Arc and the Light. She and her long-time collaborator, Kim D. Sherman, were invited to the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat this summer and presented their musical, Makeover. Program Directors ann Driscoll (Ba has, Bas, iBa) and Phyllis Brown (iBa) have expanded their roles to include co-directors of the new undergraduate program in Port Townsend, Wash. cecilia m. espinosa (eDu) joined Goddard as a faculty member in the BA and MA in education program in Seattle, Wash. Born in Ecuador, Espinosa has worked in the field of bilingual education since 1989. She has a PhD in language and literacy and an MEd in elementary education, both from Arizona State University, with endorsements in English as a second language and bilingual education. laurie foos (iBa & Bfaw) appeared in a full-length interview in the AWP Writer’s Chronicle. She recently published The Giant Baby and has a forthcoming novel, The Blue Girl, being published. An excerpt of The Giant Baby appeared in Bomb Magazine. kenny fries’ (mfaw) work will be included in the forthcoming Disability Studies Reader. He received a disability arts travel grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to travel to Helsinki, Finland, where he will meet with curators of the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibit at the Ateneum National Gallery, and attend rehearsals of Duv Teatern’s new theater project. Beatrix gates (mfaw) was granted a writing residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming during its fall 2012 season. www.ucrossfoundation.org In May, meg hammond (advancement) joined Goddard as the new events manager. Hammond is the coordinator of Goddard College Concerts and is the former founder and manager of Montpelier’s Langdon Street Café. Deborah hickey (Psy) has been appointed to a full-time, one-year appointment for the 2012-2013 academic year at Goddard. Bhanu kapil (mfaw), with Martin Corless-Smith, gave a reading in April as part of the Salt Lake City Art Reading Series. Kapil’s fourth prose/poetry collection, Schizophrene, explores the spaces where migration and mental illness meet in the South Asian diaspora. michael klein (mfaw) has had two proposals, “A Tribute to Adrienne Rich”
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and “From A Survivor: Looking at the Work of Adrienne Rich,” accepted for the AWP Conference in March 2013 in Boston. In October, Klein joined other poets in New York City in a reading of the collected poems of Stanley Kunitz to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Poets House. He also guest blogged for the literary journal Ploughshares. katt lissard (ima) has authored a chapter in the new anthology Feminist Popular Education in Transnational Debates: Building Pedagogies of Possibility. The book’s cover is an image from The Winter/Summer Institute’s HIV/Aids theatre work in Lesotho, Africa, where Lissard is artistic director. She is in Lesotho now, working on her Fulbright project, which focuses on dams, water and intangible cultural heritage. aimee liu (mfaw) was published in Los Angeles Review of Books in August with “Reaching for ‘The Heart of the Matter,’” which she originally gave as a keynote address on Graham Greene. catherine lowther (Ba has, iBa) has been invited to attend the University of Vermont Sustainability Faculty Fellows program to participate in a series of meetings on sustainability in education. In June, ralph h. lutts (ima) participated in the Slave Narratives Seminar at Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, led by leading scholar David Slight. Participation was highly selective. Reports Lutts: “This seminar will enrich my work with Goddard students and strengthen the foundation of my own studies.” Douglas martin (mfaw) has contributed a short appreciation to the e-volume The First Time I Heard the Smiths. He also wrote a text for the “All-Night Bookstore,” which is opening at Peanut Underground in New York City.
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rogelio martinez (mfaw) was the inaugural recipient of the Lark MidCareer Playwright Fellowship, designed to ensure economic stability for playwrights at transformative junctions in their careers. He will also receive support from a production subsidy fund to help support a production of one of his plays in New York City. John mcmanus (mfaw) spent August at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, N.Y. caryn miriam-goldberg (ima) has four publications this year, including The World Keeps Turning to Light, which features 36 state poet laureates. Her debut novel is The Divorce Girl. She continues to conduct workshops and performances with singer Kelley Hunt, in partnership with the Lied Center of the University of Kansas. lauren moye (advancement) joined Goddard in June as chief advancement officer. Moye has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and public relations. She was vice president at Demont Associates, executive director of Kingdom County Productions, founded by Goddard alumnus Jay craven (ma ggP ’78), and director of development at the Fairbanks Museum. She also lived in New York and did public relations for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Public Library, Macmillan Publishing and St. Martin’s Press. richard Panek’s (mfaw-vt) The 4% Universe has been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Winners are announced in November. rachel Pollack (mfaw) published four books in nine months, including The New Tarot Handbook. She was also the main speaker at conferences in Lisbon, Portugal and in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In September, rahna reiko rizzuto (mfaw) read and curated a reading on the sacred in conjunction with a Brooklyn Museum-led open studio project and the Asian American Arts Alliance’s Locating the Sacred Festival. She also read in the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Paul selig (mfaw Program Director) published a new book, The Book of Love and Creation. He was featured on “The uneXplained” on the Biography Channel, which can be seen online at www.biography.com/ tv/the-unexplained. He had two book signings in New York City. In October, Janet sylvester (Bfaw Program Director) had a poem featured on the New Hampshire Poets Showcase, a project of the N.H. Poet Laureate Project. She will teach a class, “World into Word: Writing and Environmental Crisis,” at Harvard Extension. ruth wallen (mfaia) had a solo exhibition, “Cascading Memorials: Urbanization and Climate Change in San Diego County,” at the Athenaeum Music and Art Library in La Jolla California, in January and February. karen werner’s (iBa) chapter on post-capitalist economics, “Performing Economies of Care,” will be included in the book Performing Diverse Economies, from University of Minnesota Press. Dr. hameed sharif (herukhuti) williams (iBa) published his article, “Ocean’s of Love Letter: Is One Black Man Loving Another Man the Revolutionary Act of the 21st Century?” on www.bimagazine.org in July.
environmentalist and friend of Goddard dies at 84
ARTIN LEWIS JOHNSON died on May 21 at age 84, at his home in Marshfield, Vt. Martin was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Montreal, the son of Marjorie Martin Johnson and Allen Jerome Johnson. He grew up at Greatwood and later at Allenwood, a part of the Greatwood Estate, which later became Goddard’s campus in Plainfield. Martin taught one class at Goddard and was on the board of trustees for several years. In recent years, he was involved in helping document the history of Greatwood Farm and participated in several oral history sessions at Goddard. He was a friend to the College and a leader in environmental stewardship. His greatest joy was
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managing his lands in Marshfield, building and maintaining a number of ponds, stone structures, miles of trails and the house where he lived with his wife of 40 years, Laura Matlock Johnson. Martin Johnson was a native Vermonter and attended Plainfield schools through the eighth grade, where his education was often augmented by him escaping out the window to ride his pony off on great adventures in the woods and fields. He attended the Edgewood School in Greenwich, Conn., and at 18 enlisted to served in the Pacific as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers— part of the occupation force in Japan. Upon his return, he enrolled in Cornell University and eventually graduated from
the University of Colorado. He pursued further education in civil engineering and earned his master’s degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He started working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture researching water resources in the Sleepers River Watershed in Danville. He went on to work under three Vermont governors, first as commissioner of water resources and then as secretary of environmental conservation for the state of Vermont. He is known for bringing about environmental policies, laws and regulations that brought cleaner air and water to Vermont. He founded an engineering and environmental consulting firm, The Johnson Company, and at times worked for the U.S. Agency for International
the rev. Dorris D. alcott (Ba aDP ’80) died on April 3. Alcott earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education in 1980 from Goddard. She was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church of Lutherville, Md., where she was also director of religious education. “Dorris was ordained at a time when there were not many women Unitarian Universalist ministers,” said the Rev. Clare Petersberger, pastor of the church. “She was a trailblazer.” Joan Brewer (Ba ’91) died August 28, at the age of 88. She grew up in Ridgefield, Ct., where she loved riding horses. Joan graduated from Chatham Hall in Virginia in 1941, attended Vassar College, and graduated from Goddard in 1991. esther m. eastman (gs ’38) of Bradford, Vt., died April 13 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. norman Paul franks (former staff) died July 19, at the age of 74. ann lyons fry (faculty 19601963) died Aug. 4 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. James h. fuess (Ba ruP ’69, ma ggP ’75) died July 18 at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. Jim earned a BA in English and an MA in comparative religions at Goddard. lara gabriel (mfaw-vt ’80) died June 13, at the age of 59, from leukemia. lynette leigh given (ma ggP ’80) died July 29 at her home in Greenwich, N.Y. She received her certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Vermont and later her master’s degree in addiction counseling from Goddard. Zenrin Jo tai Jeff goodman (Ba ruP ’74) died April 22. He was ordained as a Hollow Bones Priest in December 2010. A true lifelong learner, Jeff was introduced to Zen at Goddard, where he became a teacher of transcendental meditation, which he practiced and taught for 25 years. rosalie Jean hale-richardson (former staff) died Aug. 31, at the age of 65. thomas h. houser (Ba aDP 1980-1981) died Aug. 4. elsie t. ibey (gs) died July 16, at the age of 95. She graduated from Goddard Seminary School with a degree in education and worked as an elementary school teacher at the Rumney School in Middlesex and later at a oneroom schoolhouse in Barton, Vt. anna catherine kirwan, a wellknown poet and writer of children’s books, died April 8, at her home in Easthampton. Ann attended Goddard and the UMass University Without Walls, and in 2009, she received a master’s degree in creative writing from Lesley University. kathi kamen goldmark (ma ggP ’74) died of breast cancer on May 24, in San Francisco. She was 63. Kathi grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., started guitar lessons at 14, graduated from Antioch College, earned her master’s from Goddard and moved to Los Angeles in 1974. She had her own record company, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, and wrote several
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Kathi Kamen goldmark (MA ggP ’74), left, performs with the Rock Bottom Remainders.
books. She started the band Rock Bottom Remainders, composed of a shifting cast of literary luminaries like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow and Dave Barry. The group has raised over $2 million for charity. Barbara ann little horse (Ba ruP ’55) died July 22, after a brief illness. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1955 at Goddard in theater and psychology. In 1987, she earned a master's in professional studies from the New York Institute of Technology, specializing in human relations, and in 2006, she received a doctorate in psychoanalysis from Heed University. anne marie morissette (Ba aDP ’79) died Aug. 25 in New Zealand, at the age of 55. She was employed in architecture and theology. elizabeth frances mosher (Ba ruP ’71) died July 27 in Newport, Vt., at the age of 93. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, Lyndon State College and Goddard College. She taught school in Glover, Troy, Barre City, Montpelier and Marshfield, Vt. iola “Peggy” walton (Ba gePfe ’80) died Aug. 14. She earned her bachelor's in education at Goddard in 1980 and her master’s in educational leadership from Hunter College. She was a distinguished educator whose lively spirit touched the students of East Harlem Block School and P.S. 108. She was honored with several awards, including Teacher of the Year, and retired from New York City’s educational system in 2003.
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Development, where he traveled the world, tackling environmental challenges and teaching local engineers how to manage their country's water resources. CW
A REAL SWIngER
Above, Martin Johnson enjoys life as a child on the greatwood Estate.
Goddard Celebrates Expansion in Port Townsend
By MarC GorDon
n september 25, more than 120 people attended the official launch ceremony of our Port townsend undergraduate program, including state representatives, local partners, dignitaries, and alumni. the event generated a lot of community excitement and press attention, as residents and partners celebrated having a fouryear college in their midst. “what we’re doing today,” said President Vacarr in her opening remarks, “is creating education in partnership with local communities, transforming and adapting to the needs of students while remaining committed to making higher education relevant and accessible; it’s part of the Goddard story of innovation in education for 150 years.” The Honorable Lynn Kessler, former washington state representative, attended and was clearly moved by “this community that has been living the Goddard mission,” she said. “It makes so much sense that we are collaborating with Goddard.”
JOInIng THE CELEBRATIOn
From left to right, MFAIA Faculty Member Seitu Jones; Port Townsend School of Woodworking Director Tim lawson, and community member John Fleming. kessler also spoke about dedicating years helping to transform Fort worden State Park, a former military base, into a designated Lifelong Learning Center, where Goddard has hosted the low-residency MFa in creative writing program since 2005, and the MFA in interdisciplinary arts program since ’07. Goddard now offers the Bachelor of arts degree with three program options— Individualized Studies, Health Arts & Sciences, and sustainability—at the Fort worden lifelong learning Center residency site. Many Fort worden partners, such as the Marine Science Center, Port townsend school of Woodworking, Madrona MindBody Institute, and Peninsula College, to name a few, helped make the undergraduate program launch a success, and articulation agreements are in development to bolster this program’s long-term sustainability. “we are building an institution here that will survive, that will persist, that will enrich this community,” said Port townsend school of woodworking Director Tim Lawson. “It will enrich the people of this state and of this country and the world as well.” in addition to remarks by partners and local leaders, the launch event featured music by John Macelwee of Centrum arts; a poetry reading by Joseph Bednarik of Fort worden’s Copper Canyon Press; a special performance by the “four-man acrobaticalist performing arts troupe” NANDA, who, with their mustachioed juggling act, had folks in high spirits; and an on-site story booth for students, alumni and friends to have their Goddard stories videotaped. the inaugural residency of the new program ran September 21-29, with many students joining in the launch festivities. New students attended from as far away as London and the United Kingdom, and as close as California, Oregon, Utah, and Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington. There were even two new students from a crew of the sea shepherd Conservation Society. New students, staff and faculty are usually struck by many things while in residency in Port townsend: deer roaming the state park grounds; amazing late summer weather and beaches; views of the Port townsend Bay with two, distant snow-covered volcanoes and mountain ranges, and ferries and ships passing in the straits of Juan de Fuca. In fact, if not for the engaging conversations and engaging educational opportunities offered by Goddard faculty and the Fort Worden partners, it might seem like a dream studying here. CW Marc Gordon is the new integrated enrollment specialist at Goddard’s Port Townsend residency site.
HOnORIng THE OCCASIOn
Above, jugglers entertain the crowd. Right, a sculpture lends its unique beauty to the campus.
WORDS OF gRATITUDE
At the launch, President Vacarr thanked all of those who helped bring a four-year college, finally, to Port Townsend. go to www.goddard.edu to see the complete list of these goddard heroes.
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Goddard Shaped My Life… That’s Why I Give
ix years after graduating from Goddard College’s Master of Arts in Individualized Studies program, I am still struck by how much passion and insight, laughter and learning I took away from my time at Goddard… not to mention how much Goddard’s Knowing-BeingDoing educational style continues to influence my professional and personal life. Please take this opportunity to reflect on the impact that Goddard had on your life and make a donation to the Fund for Goddard. This fund provides critical support for Goddard’s faculty, programs, facilities, campus gardens, staff, and more. Help others experience all that a Goddard education offers the heart and mind. I make a monthly sustaining donation. Join me in giving. Use the envelope in this edition or give online at www.goddard.edu/giving.
- Dr. Hillary Webb
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150th Anniversary Celebrations
As Goddard enters its 150th year in 2013, we invite you to join us to celebrate the College’s founding principles and contributions to Central Vermont, our Port Townsend, Washington branch, and to higher education nationwide.
save th e dates
Peter Schumann Exhibit, Deflection Campaign Office with R & R Pillows for Exhausted Electorate, Goddard art Gallery at 54 Main, Montpelier, Vt. Haybarn theatre presents Bread & Puppet’s Dead Man Rises and Other Short Pieces
local spotlight Concert: saturn People’s sound Collective featuring Goddard alumnus Brian Boyes, Haybarn theatre at Goddard College
January 19, 2013
archie shepp Concert and Goddard Award for Excellence, Haybarn Theatre
May 18, 2013
Alternative Media Conference Redux, Goddard campus, Plainfield, Vt.
“An Unfamiliar Picnic,” work by Kat Clear and Torin Porter, Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main, Montpelier, Vt.
October 12, 2013
Big top Goddard: Goddard’s 150th Celebration with Bread & Puppet and other guests, Goddard campus, Plainfield, Vt.
For more information or tickets, visit www.goddard.edu/events
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