University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

OSCR News September 2013

UVM's Off-Campus Community News
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In This Issue
Focus on Food
Next Step
Jazz Brunch
Italian Cooking
Bisexuality Day
Social Life of Food
Composting is Hot
4 in One
"6-Pack" Onstage
Nutrition: Sugar
Sodexo Food Deal
Block Party?
10K Volunteers
Food Animation
Submit Your Story
Contact Us

Take the Next Step

Next Step Facilitator Important Dates:

The 2014 retreat will take place from Friday, January 17, 2014 until Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Fairlee, Vermont at the Hulbert Outdoor Center(about 90 minutes from campus).

In addition to the retreat itself, as a facilitator, you will be expected to attend the overnight Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 until 4:00pm on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

Information & Registration

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Italian Cuisine
Make and eat a delicious Italian meal with chef Antonino DiRuocco from Capri, Italy.

Gnocchi are small Italian dumplings that grace the menus of many Italian restaurants but take a little skill to learn to make.

Learn how from a local, award-winning chef.

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Social Life of Food

SEPT. 17 - MAY 18

A unique and provocative exhibition opens Tuesday exploring the ways that people interact with food in a diverse mix of cultural and historical settings.

Curated by UVM Students.

Follow this link to learn more.

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Men, Stop Sexual Assault & Rape!

Join "One in Four"

This is a new organization on campus and is now recruiting a diverse group of founding members.

Leave a positive legacy at UVM by helping make this group a reality at UVM. You will be trained to make a difference!

Information & National Website

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Catamount Class

October 23
5 PM
Pearl House ( 12 Colchester Ave.)

Don't let this incredibly common ingredient make you feel like this guy!

Educate yourself and see how the industrial food system is duping you into some serious health risks.

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Block party? Community Garden?

Do you love your neighborhood? Want to get to know people better and plan fun activities? We provide the money, support and structure & you provide creative, community-building fun. Click here for more information about the Student Neighbor Liaison Program.

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Contact Us

Whether you have a specific issue, want to make some tea before class, or are just curious about what we're up to - please stop by Pearl House and let us help make your off-campus experience successful, positive and empowering.

We are located at 12 Colchester Avenue - next to John Dewey Hall and in front of the Outing Club.

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Submit My Story
We welcome your story submission (from a suggestion for a story to a finished piece). We want to hear from you!

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September 2013

Focused on Food

Systems, myths, & animations

This time of year, with the official start of Fall days away, it is a good idea to be mindful about the food that fuels us. Included in this issue, are articles about food - its social life, myths surrounding specific food items, and even a cool animation about sustainable food systems work here at UVM. There is plenty of food for thought here.

Happy Fall,
Amanda, Gail, Jen, John, Juliana, Rachel, Roman & Ross

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Bisexuality DaySeptember 23 is Bisexuality Visibility Day. Check out this website for information on events worldwide. If you are looking for something at UVM check out Free2Be's meeting at 8PM for their annual "Condoms & Cupcakes" event or Queer People of Color's brownbag lunch in the Unity Lounge on Wednesday, September 25.

Or check out R.U.12?'s (Burlington's LGBTQ Community Center) events page for ways to celebrate.

Apartment Essentials:

We are big fans of Apartment Therapy, though you can get lost in their collection of great articles - so be careful. Since this is an issue about food, we thought you might want to learn what to do with your food scraps once you've prepared and eaten your healthy meal. Here is a link to "All About Composting: Hot Tips, Best Bins, and WORMS!".

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Arts parched?
Drink it all in with six pack onstage. The Burlington community is working together to help arts-parched 20- and 30-somethings explore new live performances. Six Pack Onstage is your chance to enjoy a selection of diverse arts experiences at a great price. Choose six shows from eight organizations (one show per organization for $90, or get two tickets to those shows for $150). Visit for more details; find us on facebook:

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Welcome back, we’ve missed you!

Between all your classes, cooking, cleaning and club activities things are bound to get little complicated.

Let Dining Services help lighten your load! Did you know as an off-campus student you can ADD “Points” to your UVM ID for snacks, meals and beverages, including that morning cup of coffee, why not? You’re here anyway!
Need MORE “Points” for your buck? Add $100 to your CatCard and we’ll give you 10 EXTRA “Points;” ADD $200 and get 20 EXTRA! Need more?
Want to receive monthly Dining Deals? Text 82257 keyword DININGDEAL and start saving today.

These offers are exclusive to off-campus and commuter students
Call Dining Services today at 802.656.2945

10K - Too Much?

All these food-related articles have you wanting to run a 10K? But you haven't trained for one. Why not volunteer at a 10K race to raise money and awareness about Leukemia & Lymphoma.

Learn More.

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Food Systems 101

What to understand what a food system is?

Want to be able to name what the problems with industrial food production are and how local, sustainable food systems are the answer?

Check out this great animation created right here at UVM! Check out their great blog too.

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