Throwback to before Waterman was even built! #tbt
“This 1877 bird’s eye view of Burlington shows the relationship between Old Mill and the UVM Green.” via http://www.uvm.edu/histpres/HPJ/oldmill/fig3b.html
One of the core items in the College’s mission for using social media is to engage with our practice. In pursuit of furthering that goal we are introducing a new feature in our social media presence, Community Learning Network (CLN).
This network will consist of links to blog posts, news articles, interviews and more curated from a wide variety of valuable online publications in the realms of education and social services. Whether you are a social work major working towards your undergraduate degree or a doctoral student in educational policy, the content shared through our CLN will keep you engaged with your practice in an online community of scholars and peers.
Welcome to your CESS CLN, everyone! Share, like, and comment on content; learning happens outside the classroom in all types of ways… especially online!
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Name: Cooper Anderson
Year: Class of 2017
Major: Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education
"I originally came into CESS as Secondary Education Sciences but after having my first Service Learning Opportunity at the Boys and Girls Club and reflecting on my time as a Big Brother I realized that I wanted to work with younger children. I don’t know how I would really describe it other than feeling like it was the right fit."
Name: Crystal Jones
Year: Class of 2015
Major: Social Work
"I have always thought of myself as the kind of person who listens to everything that someone has to say, processes, and then responds. I have always thought of this as a strength and am excited to keep growing this strength and others as I progress through my BSW and social work career."
Community Boost ~ Film Premiere! Welcome to Vermont: Four Stories of Resettled Identity
When: Thursday April 3rd @ 6:30pm
Where: Main Street Landing Film House — 60 Lake Street Burlington, VT
The Vermont Folklife Center and Mira Niagolova present the premiere showing of Niagolova’s award-winning film, Welcome to Vermont: Four Stories of Resettled Identity. The screening is free, and will be preceded by a reception featuring food prepared by cooks from Vermont’s New American communities. A panel discussion exploring refugee resettlement in Vermont will follow the film.
Winner of the 2012 Vermont International Film Festival Ben and Jerry’s Award, Welcome to Vermont offers a nuanced view of the lives of forcibly displaced people once they have been resettled in the US, and it explores the meanings of “living the American dream.” In four vignettes it takes us inside the daily lives of families from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Rwanda who have recently resettled in Vermont. The documentary raises questions about identity, assimilation, and diversity and explores how the adaptation process differs from one culture group to another, from one individual to the next. Welcome to Vermont is an intimate portrait of communities grappling to re-frame their identities as they strive to build their lives in America.
For more info: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/
Name: Steph Milnarik
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Secondary Education English
"I believe students do need life skills to be taught in the classroom… and with that comes students needing exposure to new skills such as self awareness, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and social justice."