Goddard College News

April 2016

Goddard MFA faculty member named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

Victoria Nelson, a member of the faculty in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is often characterized as a “midcareer” award, and is intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the […]

March 2016

Three new Trustees join Goddard board

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its March meeting. Retired professor and researcher Dr. Christopher W. Lovell; writer, empath and conscious channel Paul Selig; and nonprofit executive and former chief nursing officer Dr. Gloria J. Willingham-Touré join 14 continuing members of the College’s governing board. Christopher W. Lovell, […]

Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom Round 2!

On Friday, March 25, the UGP2 Residency Opening Session launched in the Haybarn Theatre with an open mic sharing on the theme of Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom. Then, as in UGP1’s Opening Session, we transitioned into a World Cafe reflection about Goddard College’s draft Social Justice and Anti-Oppression Statement. The energy in the room was […]

Every Ending is a Beginning

Some lovely images of the closing session of the Spring semester Undergraduate Residency cycle (UGP1) that ended on March 3, 2016. It was a very moving circle bringing closure to a powerful week. And now we embark on Spring residency of UGP2, which begins on March 24, 2016.

NEIEP + Goddard = Exciting Partnership

The National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) is an exciting educational project that comes out of a union, the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and the companies who employ its members.  The overall mission of NEIEP is to improve the knowledge and skills of apprentices and mechanics -and this includes helping place and financially […]

February 2016

An Extraordinary Graduation

The Undergraduate Program’s Graduation Ceremony was particularly special today, Feb. 28, 2016. It included a truly remarkable lineup of graduates. Plus, the graduates invited the incomparable Dr. Lisa Brooks (BA ’93) to be their commencement speaker. Lisa Brooks, whose Abenaki identity informed a large part of her own Goddard studies as well as her ongoing […]

Activating Intuitive Presence with Magdalena Gomez

Embodied, experiential learning with Undergraduate Program’s Guest Artist, the incomparable poet and performer, Magdalena Gomez. A Sunday morning of active listening, taking risks, speaking, playing, laughing, and learning physical forms for building trust, relationship, and organizing with others. “Our intuitive powers are the entry way to empathy and unconditional love, We need those arrows in […]

A Sampler of Graduating Student Presentations

A sampling of this weekend’s graduating student presentations in the Undergraduate Studies Program 1 Residency. Each student presents the work of their senior thesis/project for 45 minutes to a rapt audience of students, faculty, and guests. Mackenzie Schonback presents, “Decolonizing Altruism: International Aid and the Dangers of Good Intentions.” Vincent Seadler presents, “BMore Collective: How […]

Goddard to host talk on the Black farming community, food sovereignty

Educator, farmer, and food justice advocate Leah Penniman to lead conversation with students and the public PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Educator, farmer and food justice advocate Leah Penniman will lead a conversation on the Black farming community and food sovereignty at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in Goddard’s Haybarn Theatre, 123 Pitkin Road. The event, titled […]

Goddard signs new partnership with Food First

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is excited to announce its new partnership with the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First. Founded in 1975 by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins, the California-based nonprofit describes itself as a “people’s think tank” dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger and to […]