Manchester Merriment named a Top 10 Vermont winter event
MANCHESTER -- The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Chamber’s popular holiday celebration "Manchester Merriment" has been named a Vermont Top 10 Winter Event 2013-2014 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Manchester Merriment begins a 4th year on November with a full schedule of holiday events including tree lightings, the lighted tractor parade, inn tours, horse and wagon rides, wine tastings, shopping experiences, The Elf Express and more. A portion of "Manchester Merriment" sponsorship proceeds supports the seven regional food cupboards and non-profit organizations that compete for prizes with floats during the lighted tractor parade.
Full details on sponsorship opportunities are available by calling the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at 362-6313. CCV announces new STEM Studies program
MONTPELIER -- The Community College of Vermont has developed a new STEM Studies degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designed to prepare students for entering the workforce in technician positions that require strong mathematics, technology, and science skills or continuing on in a four-year, STEM-focused, baccalaureate program. Registration for the new program will begin in November and classes for the degree will begin in January 2014.
CCV’s academic advisors are increasingly working with students who intend to transfer to 4-year degree programs in STEM fields.
"The new STEM Studies program will provide the richest curriculum to support student transfer to these four-year programs with 34 credits of study focused in science, technology, and math," said Linda Gabrielson, CCV’s academic dean. "The 34 credits are fairly open allowing students to work with their intended transfer institution to choose courses that align with those required in the baccalaureate program."
Students entering the new program will have the opportunity to focus their study in physical science, life science, or pre-engineering. Graduates from the program will be awarded an associate of science degree and will be able to apply the vocabulary, foundational theories, and problem-solving methodologies that define scientific literacy and scientific method in the natural world; demonstrate critical and creative thinking and the ability to adapt learning to new and novel situations through collaborative real-world problem solving; apply interdisciplinary strategies of inquiry, logical reasoning, technology, and an appreciation of cultural differences needed to address the challenges of an interconnected and global 21st century; demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning; and explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.
The new program can be completed entirely online and through traditional, academic center-based classes offered at CCV locations throughout the state. For more information about the Community College of Vermont’s new STEM Studies program visit http://bit.ly/15P4Nrp.
CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, CCV students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access 20 degree and six certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.
Volunteer honored at Osteobuster Leaders
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- The RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) organization recently held an event at the Glens Falls Senior Center. RSVP provides an osteobusters program for senior citizens.
The purpose of the event was two-fold; to recognize our recently deceased long-term volunteer, Lois Wiegert, who developed the program and oversaw it for many years, and to thank the current osteobuster leaders who conduct classes for RSVP throughout Warren, Washington, and Hamilton counties.
Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to become thin and weak. The Osteobusters Exercise program encourages participants to take the necessary steps to build and to maintain strong bones. Small group classes are led by trained, peer volunteers under the direction of the RSVP program. Classes are currently held at 18 sites throughout Warren, Washington and Hamilton counties.
There are 59 trained class leaders at present, with 175 participants.
A plaque, recognizing the work of Lois Wiegert, was presented to Rene Clements, of the Glens Falls Senior Center, to be displayed at the Center. Attendees spoke movingly of the impact which Wiegert, through her devotion to this program, had on so many lives. The City of Glens Falls, through a grant, provided the resources for the plaque and the event.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Osteobusters program may call Kim Bren at the RSVP office at 743-9158 for further information.