News Releases

Thursday, June 20
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VT EPSCoR water quality researchers off and running

This summer the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development & Diversity (CWDD) has been busy welcoming 18 undergraduate interns and 46 high school participants to both the Saint Michael’s College and University of Vermont campuses for the 2019-2020 research year. Their work delves into lake and stream ecology, climatology, water chemistry and microbiology, soil nutrients, environmental policy and management and land use management with particular attention recently on resilience to extreme weather events in the Lake Champlain Basin.

Wednesday, June 19
Brian Collier

Design offerings boosts appeal of art major

“Artists don’t just do one thing anymore,” says Brian Collier of the Saint Michael’s College fine arts faculty, explaining why more  design offerings are being incorporated into the curriculum for art majors come fall of 2019. The former “Art” major at Saint Michael’s now will be called “Art and Design.” Collier says for some time now he’s been hearing requests from Saint Michael’s art students for more technology-based opportunities, so the recent expansion of design-related offerings reflect the need for versatility in today’s artists. Design capability provides “a lot of employment flexibility and options for different things you could do to support yourself in a creative practice,” he says.

Monday, June 17
Lorraine speaks

Summer researchers share hopes for projects

Summer has finally arrived, and while much of the Saint Michael's community is using the long-awaited sunshine to catch a break from rigorous academic demands, nearly 40 ambitious students and their faculty mentors are back on campus for another round, this time performing highly specialized and generously funded research. “This is absolutely at the heart of the intellectual experience,” Saint Michael’s College President Lorraine Sterritt told the group of researchers who gathered in the International Commons on Wednesday, June 12 to share a Sodexo-catered lunch and present their projects to the campus community. “We applaud the great things [you are going to do] and new discoveries that you are going to make in the course of the summer.”

Thursday, June 13
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Faculty and Staff Career News

Read the latest career news for Saint Michael's College faculty and staff from January 2019 through June 2019: Publications, participation in conferences or presentations of work, collaboration on projects, special travel, honors and activism with professional, campus and civic groups from recent months (or upcoming) can be submitted for this twice-yearly online report.
Monday, June 10
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High quality-of-life rank boosts College's appeal

Vermont consistently places at or near the top of lists from major news sources ranking the best places to live in America. Lorraine Sterritt, president of Saint Michael’s College in that state, hopes families looking at colleges fully appreciate the significant immediate and long-term consequence of that fact for their students.

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