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October 2016

Best Halloween Event Ever!

Juniper and a bunch of her friends are planning to be on campus for our Thursday, October 27th Have a Heart event. We don't want to give everything away but let's just say it will be quite a parade of cuteness. Check out our social media accounts for up-to-the-minute updates.


Burglaries and larcenies are usually crimes of opportunity. Whether you are going home during an extended university 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 or arrange for a friend/neighbor to pick it up daily.
  • Bring bikes indoors if you can.
If something happens, call the Burlington police (658-2700). If you kept serial numbers in a property log, you have a better chance of getting your stuff back. Polices regularly recover stolen property after investigations but if the victims don't report the loss or keep record of serial numbers, Police have no way to return the property to its rightful owner.

Police also track patterns and may be able to figure out who is responsible, so even if you don't get your stuff back you may prevent future crimes.

If you do suffer a burglary you can also call the Parallel Justice 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 or Renter's Insurance ahead of time can also help cover losses due to theft.

Meet an Ambassador!

Picture                                              of Sloak Ambassador Peter                                              Kmec with the text                                              "Ambassador Series:                                              October 13th @ 10AM,                                              Terrill Room 108.                                              Ambassador Kmec will                                              discuss Slovakia's unique                                              role in the current                                              geopolitical and economic                                              issues in Europa and their                                              relationship with the                                              US."."

Last Off Campus Living Workshop of 2016!

"This workshop was extremely informational and I'm so glad that I found out about it and attended. My future housemates and I attended together and got the preferred renter cards, which actually ended up helping us so much in getting the house we wanted -- we beat out a dozen other groups who wanted the same house because of this workshop!"
- Evaluation Comment from 2014 Participant

Did you just sign a lease and realize that you have some problems and are not sure where to get help to resolve them? Are you thinking about moving off campus next year and feel lost in the process of even finding a place? This workshop provides information, advice, and resources to help your transition off campus be a positive experience. Successfully completing the 1.5 hour workshop means you receive a FREE UVM Preferred Renter Card.

Also, FREE dinner provided! Sign up here.

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BTV Ignite: Innovation Week

Bringing residents, business, and visitors of all ages together to showcase the vibrant greater Burlington ecosystem of innovation and technology, INNOVATION WEEK attendees will have an opportunity to experience a wide array of cutting edge education, research, businesses products, prototyping, coding, jobs, and more. From small companies building products using rapid prototyping to large and small innovators in food, brewing, coding and software, and advanced manufacturing - this engaging week of events, beginning with the HackVT (October 14-15) competition and culminating in TechJam (October 21-22) has something for everyone who loves what Burlington and Vermont IS and what it can be!

To register for events and get your FREE tickets visit

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Sponsored in part by Symquest, Vermont Hi Tech, Burlington Free Press, and Burlington Telecom

Burlington Geographic:

The transportation corridors and machines connecting us together through time and space.

Arts Riot
Wednesday, October 19th

Brennan Gauthier and Kyle Obenauer take us on a tour of Burlington’s transportation heritage via railroad, streetcar, and even horse-powered paddleboat. Luis Vivanco explains Burlington’s long love of bicycling, and turns our attention to the future of transportation planning. Check out their fascinating website.

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Last modified November 08 2016 04:18 PM