At Honors Day in April six students were named Outstanding Graduating Senior in Environmental Studies. This award is presented by the Program faculty to the graduating seniors who have most demonstrated academic excellence, environmental leadership, and campus and community activism and service. These students: in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were Pete Ketcham and Stacey Schuster; in the College of Arts and Sciences were Greg Czarnecki, Lisa de Lima, and Jesse Graham; and in the School of Natural Resources was Kim Bellizzi. The School of Natural Resources ENVS Junior Book Award went to Andrea Boggs '99. Congratulations for your hard work and effort!
Wildlife Biology major and ENVS minor, Kate Cronin, was honored Commencement '98. Her accomplishments and activities include: women's basketball team member and captain; North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team; Green Corps; Students Organized for Animal Rights (SOAR); resident of Slade Hall (the environmental and community-living cooperative); Senior Class Council; Kids and Kops member; and various outreach efforts using basketball skills.
Students Teaching Students course, "Environmental Justice," was offered again this spring. Two ENVS seniors, Greg Czarnecki and Sung Yun Lee, and Individual Design Major and ENVS minor, Kathy Lubow '99, taught a great course to 17 students. Leslie King and Subir Sinha were the course advisors.
Three seniors are working closely with The Nature Conservancy this summer creating interpretive materials for a local natural area. Sarah Pellegrino '99, Chris Haggerty '99, and Jennifer Smith '99 are developing interpretive materials for the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area as the centerpieces of their senior projects. Sarah is developing a 4-panel kiosk, Chris is creating an interpretive hiking trail, and Jennifer is making a guide for paddlers. Adjunct professor, Walter Poleman, is supervising the projects.
Congratulations to Melissa Bandes '98 and Amy Kooyoomjian '98 who exhibited their senior 202 work at the Rhombus Gallery in Burlington on June 14th and 15th. They explored America's consumer culture through film, photography, sculpture, and sound.
On Earth Day 1998 Tom Hudspeth received an Environmental Merit Award by the Environmental Protection Agency. (See page 6)
In May the UVM Environmental Council published "Greening UVM," a report on environmentally related activities at the university. After opening with a letter from President Judith Ramaley, the publication describes many aspects of campus operations, such as land use, energy, wastes, and environmental health and safety, as well as academic and outreach programs. In each area, the report inventories current efforts and indicates steps UVM can take to be even more environmentally responsible as a university.
While this report is the result of assistance and contributions from dozens of people on campus, Council Coordinator, Gioia Thompson '87 wrote most of the text, and Environmental Council Co-chair, Stephanie Kaza, was primary editor. Illustrations are by Davis Te Selle. For a paper copy, contact Gioia, 802-656-3803. For web version, visit http://esf.uvm.edu/envcncl/.
"International Envrionmental Studies" students share their new knowledge and concerns at the 1998 Global Summit. Front: Andrea Todd '00. L. to R.: Rachel Audy '01, Elliot Watts '01, Sarah Barasch '01, Toria Lajoie '01, ENVS 2 T.A.Dan Zucker '98, Peter Brown '01, and Regan Thibodeau '01.