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Mar 8, 2016 5:00:00 PM
The First Friday in February, a night when many artists exhibit all over town, was a busy night for four artists from Burlington College: Mikayla Johnson, Kacie Cotter-Sacala, Dana Heffern, and Rebecca Weisman.
We started our tour des arts downtown at the New Moon Café, where senior Mikayla Johnson was presenting her first solo art show. The large cavernous back room was softly lit, and Mikayla’s large vibrant paintings filled a long wall made of unfinished boards. Beneath the paintings, people filled the tables while they drank tea and worked on their laptops. Friends and family members came to enjoy her show, leaning across customers for a better look.
When asked how she felt to have her own art show, Mikayla said, “Weird. I’m not used to seeing all of my paintings side by side because they weren’t meant to be next to each other. But it’s cool. I like it… It was also unexpected because Dana just called me up before winter break and was like ‘we got you a showing for your artwork’ and I was so excited and nervous because I’ve never had my own show before.”
Mikayla has been working on most of these pieces over the last year. She combines figuration with bold colors that are full of energy; even the landscape from Mount Philo was fluid and full of motion. There were a total of 7 paintings and each one told a different story.
Mar 3, 2016 6:30:36 PM
The Burlington College Student Government (SGA) is a student organization that focuses on student leadership at Burlington College. Representing the student body, the SGA strives to create and implement school spirit, community engagement and student participation. The SGA discusses matters of the school in official meetings, held by student selected representatives.
Andrew is a first year student to Burlington College from Albany, NY who was elected to be the Student Government President on February 19, 2016. Following a morning class, a Student Government Meeting, and a quick lunch, the two of us sat down in student services on the first floor for a conversation:
Q: Why did you choose Burlington College?
A: I transferred here from Fordham University in the Bronx after a semester there (although I am technically now a second semester sophomore). I did not have a good experience at Fordham, and was looking for something the exact opposite, and that is what I have managed to find here. Fordham is a large school with 15,000 students, and I knew I needed something smaller, something different. This is a small community centered college, and the setting and the narrative evaluations really caught my eye. I know that Burlington is not NYC, but it does have a cosmopolitan feel that I like.
Q: Why did you want to get involved with Student Government?
A: When I first heard about Student Government I was so busy with other things that I wasn’t really able to think about it too much. Others thought I would do a good job as the student body president and they thought I should run, so I made the decision to do so. I am a Legal and Justice Studies Major so I do have an interest in government and politics, and I also really care about the school. I always wanted to see more student involvement in the school and engagement with the community, and I thought that running for office would give me an opportunity to help do that.
Mar 1, 2016 3:55:29 PM
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of an exhibit by accomplished photographer and dedicated staff member, Amanda Lass, Program Coordinator for woodworking at Burlington College.Altitude, which shows at The Gallery from March 1st to April 29th, features the steep slopes and breathtaking vistas of mountainous country. From the glacially-rounded peaks of the Green Mountains to the majestic crags of volcanic peaks in Ecuador, Amanda's photography features stark and imposing beauty of these geological icons across the globe.
Born and raised in northern Pennsylvania on the borders of the Endless Mountains, for many years Amanda took their beauty for granted. As a teenager, Amanda began working for VanZandbergen Photography and through their mentorship discovered that photography could go beyond being a hobby and become an informed college degree choice. Persuing her dream, Amanda graduated with a BFA in Design with an emphasis in Photography from Marywood University in 2010 before moving to northern Vermont. Now living and working in the Green Mountains, Amanda appreciates how this mountain chain has helped her appreciate her childhood environment and informed her current photographic work.
Join us Thursday, March 3rd at 4pm for an Opening Reception and artist Q&A.
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Feb 12, 2016 4:08:32 PM
At Burlington College, internships are an integral part of our curriculum. There is no substitute for hands-on, experiential learning in your chosen field. As a student, an internship gives you the real-world experience essential for deciding if a field is for you, the chance to network within the industry and references for future employment, and in many cases offers of employment at the completion of the internship period. From an employer's perspective, job candidates who have not only studied theory in school but have established on-the-ground work experience are invaluable. That is why we make internships a requirement for both our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2013, Burlington College was recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top 10 colleges in the country with the highest rate of students participating in an internship!
Topics: Career Services
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Burlington College is a small, creative, private liberal arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont on the shore of Lake Champlain. The College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.
The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Masters degree program, and several professional certificate programs.