News and Announcements

May 2013

Join us at the Alternative Media Conference

In 1970 alumnus Larry Yurdin (BA ’67) organized the first Alternative Media Conference at Goddard, a revolutionary event with the goal of creating media that “awakens rather than aestheticizes.” Goddard’s community radio station, WGDR, was one of the important outcomes of this ground-breaking conference. In the spirit of that original event, I warmly invite you […]

April 2013

Hartmann and Ratner to headline Goddard College Alternative Media Conference

Plainfield, Vt. – Internationally recognized progressive radio talk show host Thom Hartmann and White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for Talk News Radio Service Ellen Ratner will headline the Alternative Media Conference to be held at Goddard College on May 18. Hartmann’s appearance will include a live, in-person, broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann […]

January 2013

Goddard College Partners with Franklin Central Supervisory Union District

Plainfield, Vt.—Goddard College today announced a new educational partnership to provide master’s level professional development for teachers in the Franklin County Supervisory Union District (FCSUD). The pilot will enroll up to 20 FCSUD educators from the St. Albans School and Bellows Free Academy in a 3-credit master’s level course of study at Goddard College. Participating […]

Legendary Jazz Icon Archie Shepp Returns to Goddard College

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Jazz legend Archie Shepp will be playing at Goddard College in mid-January. Shepp, a 1959 alumnus of Goddard, will also receive the Goddard Award for Excellence at the show. The 75 year-old world-renowned saxophone player, composer, pianist, politically committed poet and playwright rarely performs in the United States and typically plays before thousands at […]

December 2012

Large Sculpture Exhibit & Events Coming to Downtown Montpelier

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — The Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main in Montpelier is opening its third art show on December 7. The show, titled “An Unfamiliar Picnic,” features metal and hand-worked sculpture by Kat Clear of Burlington, Vt. and Torin Porter of Glover, Vt. Clear and Porter both have experience making sculptural environments for music festival audiences and bands […]

November 2012

Goddard Awarded Grant to Help Bolster Vermont Internships

Plainfield, Vt.  — Goddard College today announced it received a $25,035 grant from the Vermont Department of Labor to support internships for students in its Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling program. Funds from the grant will provide Goddard College students who live and carry out their internships in Vermont with need-based stipends for […]

Bread and Puppet Theater Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Goddard College

Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced that Bread and Puppet Theater will present a special November 30th performance at Goddard’s Plainfield campus. The celebratory revival show will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bread and Puppet’s distinctive brand of artistry – combining towering puppets and insurgent political narratives in stunning visual performances. The show will take place at […]

October 2012

Sean Hayes’ Major U.S. Fall Tour Comes to Plainfield

Plainfield, VT — Goddard College Concerts and WGDR Community Radio present San Francisco-based songwriter Sean Hayes and Chicago-based duo Birds of Chicago on Saturday, November 3rd. Sean Hayes is currently on a major U.S. fall tour to present his newly released album, “Before We Turn to Dust.” Born in New York City and raised in North […]

September 2012

Goddard College Kicks-Off New Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Celebratory Event

Port Townsend, Wash. — Goddard College, the national leader in low-residency education, is expanding its offerings in Port Townsend with three, new low-residency bachelor’s degree programs. To inaugurate these programs at their Fort Worden residency site, the College will host a launch celebration on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, from 10 a.m. to Noon at JFK Hall in […]

Founder of Adult Education Program Evalyn Bates to Receive Posthumous Doctorate Degree

Plainfield, Vt. – It has been said that adult education as we know it would never have become a reality without Evalyn Bates. On September 30, Goddard College President Dr. Barbara Vacarr will present a posthumous Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to recognize Evalyn Bates’ unequaled legacy in higher education. In 1937, Bates graduated from Goddard Junior […]