Fellow UVMers,*

Here's what's going on:

1. Heat wave coming! I heard a little rumor that the temperature is supposed
to climb above freezing this weekend.

2. The Board of Trustees is in session today and tomorrow for their February
meeting. The meetings are all public (unless the move into Executive
Session). You can find the schedules, agendas, and attachment materials

3. The SGA Senate, the governance body of the students, is currently seeking
two off-campus undergraduates. Applications are always being accepted for
both on and off campus positions and when a vacancy is created the
application pool is automatically tapped. You can find the application for
Senate Appointment on the SGA website:

4. Next week is Winter Activities Week! If you're looking for a new club to
join or perhaps a second or third club to be a part of, you definitely need
to check this out. The information is lower in the e-mail.

5. Do you want my job? Two students on this campus will be the next SGA
President and Vice President (respectively). Are you one of them? The
process works like this: You sign out a petition and get 500 signatures to
earn a spot on the ballot. You turn them in with your platform information
and soon after, the campaign period starts. Ballots become available NEXT
TUESDAY (Feb. 10) in the SGA office on the 3rd floor of the Davis Center.
For more information contact Chair of Elections, Seth Corthell.
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Have a great week and best of luck with classes, I know a lot of us have our
first tests coming up :I

     - Jay

*In this email:*
Interested in Becoming a Tour Guide? Apps due today, 2/6!
Juniors: Apply for Mortar Board. App also due today, 2/6!
Banff Film Festival, 2/6  2/7
VT Cynic Lecture Series: Environmental Journalist Adam Sprangler, 2/7
Burlington's Winterfestival, 2/7
Summer U Pep Rally, 2/7
Wakeboard Club Meeting, 2/9
UVM Anthropology Club Meeting, 2/9
Rush Alpha Phi Omega, 2/9 - 2/13
Winter Activities Week, 2/9  2/13
Consul General of Israel to New England VISITS UVM, 2/10
Relay For Life kick-off event, 2/10
UVM Ski and Snowboard Club Shredfest, 2/12
Burlington Mayoral Debate, 2/17
Vantage Point Submissions due 3/6
Juniors: Apply for Mortar Board
UVM History Review Submissions due 4/13
Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, 4/14
Dean Search Finalists to Visit Campus
Counseling Center Help Groups
This week in Athletics:*
Fri, 2/6- 9:00 a.m. Vermont Alpine Skiing vs. all the others at the UVM
Carnival (Stowe)
Fri, 2/6- 7:05 p.m. Men's Hockey vs. Providence at Gutterson
Sat, 2/7- 2:00 p.m. Women's Hockey vs. New Hampshire at Gutterson
Sat, 2/7- 7:05 p.m. Men's Hockey vs. Providence at Gutterson
Sun, 2/8- 9:00 a.m. Vermont Nordic Skiing vs. all the others at the UVM
Carnival (Trapp Family Lodge)
Sun, 2/8- 2:00 p.m. Women's Hockey vs. New Hampshire at Gutterson

Interested in Becoming a Tour Guide?*

The AdvoCat program is now recruiting students with strong presentation
skills to guide campus tours, speak on panels and conduct interviews for
prospective students. Paid position!
Applications are due Feb. 6. Get the application online, at the Admissions
Office, or at the ALANA Student Center. Please note these changes to the
group interview times: Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday,
Feb. 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
*Juniors: An Announcement About UVM's Mortar Board*

If you have junior standing, have a 3.2 or better GPA, and expect to
graduate in either December 2009 or May 2010 (there may be some exceptions
to these general graduation dates), you are eligible to apply for membership
in Mortar Board, a national senior honor society.  For more information
about Mortar Board and for application materials please visit this website:
*Banff Film Festival Friday*
The Outing Club at UVM is hosting showings of films from the Banff Film
Festival. Come check it out!
February 6 and 7
Doors 6:15
Film 7:00
CC Theater
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By the way, there are still plenty of Outing Club trips open, so come by the
house or desk in the SGA office space for more info.
*The Vermont Cynic Lecture Series *

Environmental Journalist, Adam Spangler
7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7th
John Dewey Lounge in Lafayette
Contact [log in to unmask] with any questions
*Burlington Winter Festival *

The Burlington Winter Festival will be on Saturday February 7th from 10:00
a.m.  4:00 p.m. on Church Street Marketplace following the Penguin Plunge
down on the lake. It's a family-friendly event for the Burlington community,
so of course students are welcome!
*Summer U Pep Rally*

Come celebrate 10 days until Summer U registration opens!  Join us February
7th from 5:00  7:00 p.m. in Brennan's for free food, prizes, and a
Catamount Dance Crew performance.  One lucky attendee will go home with a
Dasani Mountain Bike! We will also have student hockey tickets for the men's
hockey game against Providence that night so don't miss out! For questions
or more information about the event, contact [log in to unmask] or visit our
website at
*Wakeboard Club Meeting*

Weekly Meeting: Wed at 7:00 p.m. (Feb 9)
Presidential Conference Room (SGA Offices of Davis Center)
More info please contact: [log in to unmask]
UVM Anthropology Club Meeting

Join UVM Anthropology club on Monday (2/9) at 7:30 p.m.
in the Anthropology Department Lobby, Williams 5th floor.
Questions? E-mail James Allen ([log in to unmask])
*Rush Alpha Phi Omega!*

We are a co-ed community service fraternity, dedicated to volunteering,
building leadership and friendship, and having fun doing this.  Rush week is
Monday February 9th-13th so come check out some of our events:

Mon 9- Board games, cookies, and coffee - 1st floor Davis Center 7:00 - 9:00
Tues 10- Mario Kart - Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center 4th floor 4:00 -
6:00 p.m.
Weds 11- Sledding, Snowball fights & hot cocoa - meet outside of Brennan's
Pub 4:00 p.m.
Thurs 12- Make Valentine's Day cards - Harris Millis lobby 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 13- Info session - Jost Foundation Room, DC 4th floor 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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*Winter Activities Week*

This coming week the SGA Student Activities Committee will be hosting the
First Ever Winter Activities Week during the week of February 9-13. This
week will consist of SGA Clubs tabling every day in the Davis Center Atrium,
Lounge, and 3rd Floor Hallway from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. This is an
excellent chance for you to get to know or get involved with one of UVM's
140 Clubs! Below is a list of the themes for each day.
*Monday - Club Sports
Tuesday - Political/Activist/Community Service Clubs
Wednesday - Academic Clubs
Thursday - Cultural Clubs
Friday - Media and Performance Clubs*
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February 10th
Israel in the Changing Middle East
The University of Vermont community is excited to welcome Nadav Tamir,
Consul General of Israel to New England to its campus for a speaking
engagement open to the entire community in John Dewey Lounge.

These events are co-sponsored by Middle East Studies Program, The Department
of German and Russian, Vermont Students for Israel, Chabad @ UVM, UVM
Hillel, Shalom Home: The Israel Experience, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, the
Center For Cultural Pluralism, The Global Village and the Israel Center of

Old Mill, John Dewy lounge
Tuesday, February 10 7:30 p.m.

Josh Neirman
Vermont Students for Israel
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*Relay for Life Kickoff Event *

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:30  p.m. in the Sugar Maple Ballroom. Relay
For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It offers
everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against
cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground
and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked
to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Come
out and show us your support. Relay for Life has officially begun! Any
questions? Contact Mackenzie Leonard at [log in to unmask] or Joe Sheridan at
[log in to unmask] See you there!
*UVM Ski and Snowboard Club Shredfest*

Meet the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club for a gnar shredfest down at the
Lafayette Couryard (Behind the Lafayette building) on Thursday, February
12th at 5:00 p.m. for a night of shred, music, fun, tons of free stuff, and
overall awesomeness.

Expect appearances by Atmosphere Clothing all the way from Oregon, Eesa, Ski
Rack, DJ ZJ, pro riders and many many MANY more.
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*Burlington Mayoral Debate*

Join us in the Livak Ballroom on the 4th Floor of the Davis Center at 7:00
 p.m. February 17th (my mom's birthday!) for the first and only mayoral
debate held on UVM campus. Moderated by a student with a panel of
representatives from the student body, staff, and faculty asking questions,
this debate truly is the only debate focused on us (the students). See
candidates Andy Montroll, Dan Smith, Bob Kiss, and Kurt Wright duke it out
(verbally). Hosted by the SGA, with support from the Office of Federal,
State, and Community Relations.

Contact Chris Shackett, Chair of the SGA's Committee on Legislative Action
with any questions. [log in to unmask]
*Call for submissions to Vantage Point, Deadline March 6th*

Is fiction your hustle? Is poetry your hustle? Is art your hustle? If so,
Vantage Point, UVM's premiere Literary and Artistic Journal is once again
accepting student submissions of poetry, fiction, essay, criticism,
painting, photography, sculpture and installation for our Spring 2009
edition. Vantage Point is the voice of UVM's literary and artistic community
and after a staggering turnout for our Fall 2008 edition, we are looking
forward to seeing what that community has to offer in the new year. Please
send all submissions as word attachments numbering no more than five and
pages no more than eight and inquiries to [log in to unmask] The deadline for
all submissions is March 6th. Brace yourselves, Vantage Point is coming!
Your editors,
Robert M Downey & Caylin Capra-Thomas

*Call for submissions to UVM's History Review*

The University of Vermont's History Review is now accepting submissions for
publication in our upcoming issue. The History Review is a student-managed,
self-published academic journal sponsored by the History Department. Our
goal is to both highlight and encourage the outstanding historical
scholarship of all students, regardless of departmental affiliation. Papers
should pertain to a historical topic, and have been written for a completed
or current course at UVM. Submissions should be formatted as follows:
- Microsoft Word
- 12 point font
- Times New Roman
- Double-Spaced
- Justified Margins
- Footnoted Citations formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style,
15th Edition.
- Bibliography Page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th
- The author's name should not appear on the document.

All papers must be submitted electronically to Dr. Sean Field at
[log in to unmask] by Friday, February 13, 2009. Please title the subject
line "History Review Submission," and be sure to include within the text of
the email: the author's full name, email address, local address, and local
telephone number.

Decisions regarding the papers will be made in late October.

All articles being considered for publication are read by the Editorial
Board, which, in light of its overall responsibilities, may request
revisions. Please consider your willingness to make such adjustments before
submitting. The final decision on publication is at the discretion of the
Editorial Board.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Field, or the
Senior Editor, Alex Lehning, at [log in to unmask]

We look forward to your submissions!


The Board of Editors
*Dismantling Rape Culture Conference*

Mark your calendars! The 4th Annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference will
be held April 14, 2009
More information to come!
*BSAD Dean Search Finalists to Visit Campus*

Three finalists in the search for the next dean of the School of Business
Administration will visit campus in the coming weeks. The campus community
is invited to attend presentations and open forums held by each candidate.
See the schedule and read more about the finalists.
*Counseling Center*

Need a little emotional/mental support? The Counseling Center is here to
help you.
To sign up for a group, please call the Counseling Center to set up a half
hour informational meeting with a group leader who can help you determine a
good fit.

*The Man Box: A Group for Men: Mondays 5:156:45 p.m.*
This group is for men looking to connect with other men without drugs and
alcohol. As men, we are socialized or boxed into fearing each other, and to
see each
other as threats and competitive rivals. This leads to feeling isolated and
detached from other men, and does not allow men to form meaningful
This group will offer a safe space for men to explore internal and external
barriers that inhibit more meaningful friendships. Through readings, film
and discussion,
we will explore the meaning of friendship, masculinity, and build bridges.
Keith E. Smith, MS, Men's Outreach Coordinator
Mental Health Skills Training: Tuesdays or Wednesdays (Allen House)*
Group #1: Tuesdays 3:154:45 p.m.
Group #2: Wednesdays 3:154:45 p.m.
This will be a very helpful training if you have been dealing with
overwhelming emotions (e.g., sadness, anger, worries, and guilt) and often
feel frustrated and
hopeless about controlling your emotional reactions. The purpose of this
78week long training is to help you develop helpful behavioral skills to
cope with the
challenging emotions. You can't always control what you feel, but you have a
choice how to respond to it.
Yoonhwa Cho, PhD

*Remembering We're Human (A Self-Care Group for women)
*Tuesdays 3:004:30 p.m. (Jacobs House)
This will be a skills-based group that supports members to develop a
positive relationship to yourself. We will use film, journal writing,
creative activities and
group discussion to explore how early life experiences have shaped our
current self concepts and actions. With practice and compassionate
reflection on this
understanding members will begin learning how to create a life of choice
instead of habit. Please bring a blank page book that will serve as your
journal and
"Memory Book" for the semester
Linda Cade, MA, LMHC

*Conversations on Race: Wednesdays 5:006:30 p.m. (Allen House)*
A weekly discussion and support group for individuals wanting a safe place
to share the everyday experiences and challenges of dealing with issues of
Come engage in dialogue; learn to build bridges and to embrace our own
Linda Cade, MA, LMHC

*Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food & Your Body*
Wednesdays 3:004:30 p.m. (Jacobs House)
For students who have struggled with body image and eating concerns, this
group is designed to provide a safe environment for exploring one's
relationship with
food and body. Students will develop a greater understanding of how the
experience and management of emotions affects body image, eating patterns,
expectations of self. In addition, students will learn strategies to improve
body appreciation and eating habits.
Kelly Thorne, PsyD, Candace Polzella, M.S.S., R.D.
Grief & Loss: Thursdays 4:005:30 p.m. (Jacobs House)*
Students who have experienced the loss of a loved one (parent, sibling,
friend) recently or in the past, have this opportunity to share their
experiences with each
other, supporting and being supported and learning ways to do the emotional
and physical work of grieving.
Walter Brownsword, III, MA, LADC, CCS
Healing Depression with Mindfulness: Wednesdays 3:005:00 p.m. (Allen House)
Starting Date TBA*
8 weeks plus  day retreat (on a weekend, TBA)
This group is appropriate for students with a history of depression, or who
are currently experiencing mild depression. Participants will practice a
variety of methods
to help them become more mindful, i.e. nonjudgmental awareness of the
present moment. Participants will learn to identify and work with thought
patterns that
have spiraled into depression in the past, and develop strategies to prevent
future relapses.
Miv London, PhD
Learn Self-hypnosis to Reduce Anxiety, Social Phobias, and increase
Self-esteem: Wednesday 5:156:45 p.m.*
False representations by the media and misinformation have created many
myths about hypnosis. In fact, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is a
natural state
of deep relaxation whereby your unconscious mind is more open to
suggestions. You are always in control. It is from this grounded perspective
that you will learn
the basics of self-hypnosis, deep relaxation, and meditation. You will then
learn how to apply these skills to manage your anxiety, social phobias, and
to increase
your self-esteem.
Keith E. Smith, MS, CHT
Mindful Living: Mondays 3:305:00 p.m. (Allen House)*
Starting date TBA: 7 weeks plus a  day retreat (on a weekend TBA)
The Mindful Living group is a workshop designed to address anxiety and
stress by teaching participants how to become more mindful, i.e.
nonjudgmental awareness
of the present moment. Using a variety of approaches, including sitting and
walking meditation, body scan, yoga, and others, participants cultivate the
ability to let
go of stressful thought patterns and to experience more moments of peace and
well being in their lives.
Miv London, PhD
SAFE (Substance Affected Family Experience)*
Wednesdays 4:306:00 p.m. (Redstone)
SAFE is a group for students who have experienced family life in which one
or both of the parents or caregivers struggle or struggled with substance
use or
dependence. The focus of the group is on a shared experience of supporting
one another in daily life at college. Group meetings have the starting point
of current
life and especially on developing healthy relationships. This is a good
group for you if you want to focus on developing more meaningful connections
with fellow
students and making the most of your college years.
Derek George, MDiv, LICSW, LADC and Christine Germano, MS

Contact the counseling center at 802.656.3340
*Delicious. Gourmet. Grilled. Cheese.*

FeelGood is open THIS WEEK on WTF, uhh - I mean TWF: that's Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday of this week...and every week! We're located in the DC
Tunnel and we're open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Come on by and get a
grilled cheese with a donation to The Hunger Project (THP )**! We raised
$20K last semester and we're looking to set a new record in the Spring
(semester that is, it's still the winter season right now).

**THP is an international organization that uses a bottom-up empowerment
model to find a sustainable end to world hunger. [20,000 people die every
day as a result of chronic persistent hunger but it won't be that way for
long. With your partnership, hunger will be ended not by 2100 but in our

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Jay Taylor
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University of Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont 05405
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