Great Discount on your CarShare Vermont Membership ($150 off)!
Living and going to school in Burlington means you
can easily get around on your own two feet, a bike, or ride the bus for
free. When you do need a car, CarShare
Vermont has ten vehicles parked in convenient spots all over town and
on campus that you can use by the hour or day. To make it easier than
ever to utilize this great service, UVM is happy to annouce that all
fullltime students can join CarShare Vermont and the $150 annual
membership fee will be waived. You'll be responsible for any
driving you do and a one-time $30 enrollement fee. To learn how to take
advantage of this great deal visit www.carsharevt.org/for-campuses/.
To learn more about other campus transportation services be sure to
check out the Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA)
Also, CarShare Vermont is hiring a fulltime
AmeriCorps VISTA to help launch and mange its new MobilityShare
program. If you're looking to work for a nonprofit that is making a big
difference for our community, visit www.carsharevt.org/jobs/.
A New Community Arts Center in the
Old North End!
Where else could you find a Brazil Fest, a 60’s
rock band called Mellow Yellow, and Forza (a Samuari Sword
Workout)? At the North End Studios at 294 North Winooski in the
heart of Burlington’s Old North End!
End Studios is a community arts center located in the Old North End,
one of the most culturally diverse places in Vermont. The North End
Studios A and B are the physical center for the Vermont Performing Arts
League, and have a year-round schedule of events, presenting a
wide range of concerts, theater productions, dance events, film
showings, lectures, and much more. The Studios provide affordable
rental space for artists, community organizations and individuals for
performances, meetings, workshops, classes and social
gatherings. Studio A offers gallery space for rotating
exhibits by local visual artists, and houses both literary and music
libraries for public use.
The Vermont Performing Arts League is also the
presenter of the Vermont International Festival which was named one of
the Top Ten Winter Events in Vermont for 2011-2012 by the Vermont
Chamber of Commerce .
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firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802-863-6713. Find us on Face Book at The
North End Studio.
A Constructive Response
to Noise Tickets
Have you received a noise ticket and wish to do something to help your
neighbors and reduce your fine?
Center offers a
noise program. If
you are willing to accept responsibility for causing noise that
impacted the community, you can reduce
your fine by $100 by participating in a two-hour session where you will
learn about the history of Burlington, how to avoid future tickets, and
ways to solve the issue of noise in our community. You can reduce
your fine by an additional $100 by performing 10 hours of
community service. If you choose to participate, the remainder of your
to the Parallel Justice Victims Fund, which helps victims of crime
their safety needs.
The noise program
aims to be a constructive process for you and
the community. As one UVM student and program participant recently
a ticket by itself only teaches me to not make noise so that I don't
pay a fine. This experience helped me see that I shouldn't make noise
it hurts my neighbors.”
To get started, the first step
is to contact the Community Justice Center within seven days of
recieving a ticket and before you send your ticket to the Judicial
Bureau or do any community service. We'll explain the process, schedule
you for a noise session, discuss community service opportunities, and
answer your questions. Contact Anneke Hohl at 865-7169 or
PB & J Getting Old?
“Leaf” the cold sandwich behind and warm up to campus dining! “Rake” in
the savings with a meal plan and reap the benefits of our bonus offer!
Start your account with as little as $10 and add points anytime. Add
between $100 and $249 and we'll give you a bonus of 10% additional
points! Add $250 or more and we'll give you a bonus of 20% additional
So what does that all mean? $100 gets you 110 meal
points and $250 gets you 300 meal points, your ticket to saving while
you dine on campus! To sign up for a Plan call the Meal Plan Office at
802.656.2945 or visit them at A110 Living & Learning Complex.
Looking for a way to make an impact on the UVM
Join the Peer Conduct
Board! PCB consists of students who are
trained on university policies and the conduct process. Members meet
once per week to hear their peers' alleged policy violations, determine
responsibility, and choose appropriate sanctions.
Information sessions will be held on November 9 in
the Harris Millis Multipurpose Room from 7:30 to 8:15pm and on November
15 in the Wing-Davis-Wilks Multipurpose Room from 7:30 to 8:15pm. Come
find out more about this great opportunity!
If you have any questions, please contact Laura
Birdsall, Graduate Coordinator for Student Staff Recruitment,
Selection, and Training at email@example.com.
Save Some $$$ This Winter!
Heating: You can save 5% of your annual
heating costs for every 5 degrees you set your thermostat back (make sure to
always keep heat above 55 degrees to avoid frozen water pipes!). Turn
heat down during the day when you are out of the house.
Weatherization: A lot of heat escapes
through leaks. Ask your landlord if you can weatherstrip doors and
windows. Installing plastic sheets on widows can improve insulation
noticeably. Do-it-Yourself Kits that cover up to 6 windows are
available for $12-16 in most hardware stores.
Lighting: Turn off all unnecessary lights.
By replacing five of the most frequently used light bulbs in your home
with compact florescent bulbs; you could save $60 in energy costs per
Cooking: Use a microwave or toaster oven
when preparing small portions. Keep all pots covered and refrain
from opening conventional oven while in use (25 degrees of heat escapes
each time an oven is opened!).
Appliances/Electronics: Many things consume
electricity even while they are “off” - TV's, computers, etc.
Save energy and money by unplugging these devices while they are not in
use (putting them on shared power strips/surge protectors makes this a
lot easier to do!).
Water Use: Heating water accounts for
approximately 15% of an average household energy bill. To save
hot water, take quick showers and replace shower heads with low flow
units. Use washing machines and dishwashers with full loads only.
Use cold water when using a washing machine; it is equally effective at
getting clothes clean.
For more info on energy efficiency and
weatherization contact Efficiency
VT, VT Gas,
Protect Your Property While Out of Town
and larcenies are usually crimes of
opportunity. Whether you are going home during an extended
break, or are just
leaving town for a couple of days, the following tips are ways to
increase the security of your residence:
Make sure all windows and doors are locked and
close your curtains and blinds.
Do not hide spare keys in places outside.
Arrange for a friend, neighbor whom you
trust, or the landlord to watch over your house while you are away.
Take anything of value home with you. Don’t
leave any valuable items near windows.
Stop mail and paper delivery (https://holdmail.usps.com/duns/HoldMail.jsp)
or arrange for a friend/neighbor to pick it up daily.
If something happens while you are away call the Burlington
police (658-2700). You may not get your stuff
the police can track patterns and may be able to figure out who
also call the Parallel
Program for victims of crime to see what kind of
resources and support they can provide to you (540-2394). Registering
your possessions on the UVM Police Services website and purchasing Personal Property Insurance
Renter's Insurance ahead of time can also help cover losses due to
On-Campus Housing Focus Group
The Department of Residential Life is embarking on
a Housing Master Plan that will help us determine our short and long
term housing needs for the next 10-15 years. This master
plan project will include survey's and focus group interviews of
various constituents to gather important history and feedback about
current facilities and future needs.
With this in mind we would like your input as a student living
off-campus for a focus group on Thursday, November 3rd 9-10pm at
Harris-Millis in the Garage Room (115).
We, ResLife and our consultant Tom Hier, feel that meeting with you
would be important to discuss some of the following topics: The trends
of students needs, how has housing impacted your experience while at
UVM, and any other topics that may impact you regarding housing in the
This is an important university initiative and we are trying to reach a
broad spectrum of students, faculty and staff in looking at our short
term and long term housing needs for UVM.
For questions, please contact Susannah.firstname.lastname@example.org