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Faculty Sustainability Resources

Here is a fantastic list of resources, suggestions, and tips to help build a more sustainable college classroom – a special thanks to Sustain Champlain for pulling all of this information together!


Bob Selby Heads to the Arctic Circle

Bob Selby is on a Coast Guard vessel just north of the Arctic Circle, taking part in the Coast Guard Art Program (yes, you read that correctly).

From Bob Selby via Josh Buck:

“I’m writing you from a couple of hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle.  We are currently on station standing off Barrow, Alaska in the Chuckchi Sea.  We have worked our way southward over the last few days.  At 41 degrees it is unusually warm today with very little ice right now.  Our mission is to move from one predetermined station to the next to allow the 44 scientists aboard to gather sediment and sea water for data and samples.  It is the unique cooperation between the military and scientific research that makes this mission and this specialized vessel noteworthy.  The Healy is the largest ship in the Coast Guard fleet and she is an Ice Breaker, but she was also designed and built to function as a research vessel.  My job is to capture a sense of the this work in an “artist’s sketchbook” for the Coast Guard Public Affairs office.  To my knowledge the sketchbook approach is new for the Coast Guard, but they seem to feel that it’s

We head north from here, back into the ice.  I’ve already seen whales, polar bears and tons of walrus.  And yes, I’ve got the school camera and I’m taking pictures, too.  Can’t wait to get further into the Arctic. The crew and scientists alike are great people.  I’m learning every day.
I should have a BS in Marine Science by the time I’m back, not to mention a commission in the Coast Guard!”

Additional Info:

The COGAP show at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon continues to enjoy press coverage.  Here’s a link to an article in a local newspaper with coverage devoted exclusively to the Coast Guard’s participation in the museum 20th annual maritime exhibition:

Coast Guard Public Affairs also issued a press release  on the exhibition with accompanying photos which can be accessed at

Also making news–or at least social media type news–is COGAP Artist Bob Selby who is currently underway on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy.  He is documenting–both visually and with blog posts–service members as they perform their missions and also scientists who are on board and involved in research activities.  Two of his blog posts can be accessed at the
links  below.  The artist’s deployment is being  financed by a grant from  Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., where the artist is a full time teacher.

Exhibit Exchange Envision [E3E] Event Success!

Thank you to everyone who submitted work, everyone who attended and everyone who helped organize all of the details of the event! We had excellent attendance at our first [E3E]! Twenty-nine faculty members submitted forty-seven examples of faculty professional development! This event raised the profile and level of dialogue regarding faculty professional development!

Exhibit Exchange Envision [E3E] Event, Perry Hall  

Sponsored by the Faculty Professional Development Committee




Marc Nadel




New Friends

Pen & Ink


Geebo Church

Red House In Winter

Oil on Canvas


Hayfields Near to Ticonderoga

Oil on Canvas


Orchard in Bloom Spring

Oil on Canvas


Jeff Clarke

Tree #1

Digital color photograph


Fence Line

Digital color photograph


Peter Lotto

Colorado Spring

Digital photograph


Guitar @ Gantry

Digital photographs


Bob Selby

La Cocina (The Kitchen)

Acrylics on paper


Dona Josefa (Gilda’s mother)

Acrylics on paper


Dona Josefa (Gilda’s father)

Acrylics on paper


Portrait #1

Acrylics on cast paper


Toni-Lee Sangastiano

Bally No. 2

Oil on panel


Fair Umbrella

Oil on panel


Sideshow Tent

Oil on panel


Tim Brooks

Endangered Alphabets (series)

Acrylic, polyurethane on wood


Rebecca Schwarz

(Hex) Ring Cycle

Repurposed plastics, LEDs


Joanne Farrell (film)

One Night




Co-curated by the Miller Information Commons




Illustrator: Marc Nadel

Another Jar of Tiny Stars

Description: Poems for children with portraits illustrated by Marc Nadel


Illustrator: Marc Nadel

Carl Sandburg Adventures of a Poet

Description: Children’s book illustrated by Marc Nadel




Author: Cinse Bonino

“Throwing the Sucker Out”

Thread Magazine, Winter 2011/12, Issue #3





Author: Stephen C. Wehmeyer

Feathered Footsteps: mythologizing and ritualizing Black Indian processions in New Orleans

SOCIAL Identities Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture

Pp 427-447



Authors: Kristin Wolf, Greg Noe, Changwoo Ahn

Hydrologic connectivity to streams increases nitrogen and phosophorus inputs and cycling in soils of created and natural floodplain wetlands

Journal of Environmental Quality

Accepted with revisions for publication in 2013


Author: Al Larsen

Fast, cheap and out control: The graphic symbol in hardcore punk

Punk & Post Punk (peer-reviewed academic journal–Intellect, UK)

Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2013)

(when journal arrives, I will bring a photocopy of it)


Author: Craig Pepin

“Wedding General and Professional Education Outcomes in Major Specific Capstones”

Judgments of Quality

March 2013

Part of a collaborative effort through the Association of General & Liberal Studies



Author: Andy Burkhardt

Turn Your Cell Phones ON: Mobile phone polling as a tool for teaching information literacy

Communication In Information Literacy

Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012



Author: Bjarne Holmes (co-author)

Borderline symptoms and suicidality/self-injury in late adolescence: Prospectively observed relationship correlates in infancy and childhood

Psychiatry Research




Author: Bjarne Holmes (co-author)

Maternal Disrupted Communication During Face-to-Face Interaction at 4 months: Relation to Maternal and Infant Cortisol Among at-Risk Families





Author: Michael A. Lange

The Particular Place of Anthropology in an Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Teaching Anthropology, a journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Volume 3, Issue 1 (2013)


Author: Michael A. Lange

Sweet Bedfellows: Continuity, Change, and Terrior in Maple Syrup

Digest: a Journal of Foodways and Culture,  a journal of the American Folklore Society

Volume 1, Issue 1 (2012)


Author: Janet Cottrell

What are we doing here, anyway?

Subtitle: Tying academic library goals to institutional mission

C+RL News

Oct 2011




Author: Tanya Lee Stone

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?

Feb 2013

(starred reviews, NY Times reviews)



Author: Tanya Lee Stone

Courage Has No Color

Subtitle: The True Story Of The Triple Nickles America’s First Black Paratroopers

Jan 2013

(4 starred reviews)



Author: Kimberly Quinn Smith, MA

Striving for the Purple Heart

Subtitle: Mothers in the Universal Pursuit of Honor

iUniverse, Inc.




Author: Kimberly Quinn Smith, MA

A Full Moon Rising…And The Tao Of Menopause

Downhill Edge Productions



Author: Kimberly Quinn Smith, MA

On The Fast Track

Subtitle: Teens Getting Too Much Too Soon In These Rapidly Changing And Uncertain Time, And What Parents Can Do To Stay Connected

iUniverse, Inc.



Author: John Pile

2D Graphics Programming for Games

June 10, 2013

CRC Press




Author: David Lustgarten

Ruskin Redux: Rejoining Creativity and Pragmatism Through Arts Education

Abstract included




Editor: Rob Williams (with Ron Miller)

Most Likely To SECEDE




Author: Kerry Noonan

“Got Milk? The Food Miracles of St. Bridget of Kildare”

Brigit: Sun of Womanhood, 2013


Author: Adam Rosenblatt

“Sacred Graves and Human Rights”

Human Rights at the Crossroads, Mark Goodale, Editor

Oxford University Press

November 2012


Authors: Michael Kelly, Michael Lange, and Katheryn Wright

“The Problems and Possibilities of Integrating Professionalism and Liberal Education: A Case Study of the Senior Capstone Experience at Champlain College

Publication Date: Beyond Interdisciplinary, forthcoming


Author: Katheryn Wright

“Revolutionary Art in the Age of Reality TV”

Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games


book chapter (chapter 9, p98)


Author: Katheryn Wright

“Total Immersion and the Total Screen: The Simulated and Screened Realities of Video Games”

Simulation in Media And Culture


book chapter (chapter 11, p121)


Authors: Patricia D. Siplon and Kristin M. Novotny

“Overcoming the Contradictions: Women, Autonomy and AIDS in Tanzania”

Published in The Global Politics of AIDS eds. Paul G. Harris and Patricia D. Siplon

Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007

Book chapter


Author: Stephen C. Wehmeyer

Playing Dead: The Northside Skull and Bone Gang

In Extremis

Subtitle: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art

Pp 143-159 (chapter 5)



Bob Selby’s Artic Adventure!

The US Coast Guard ship that Bob will be on as part of the Coast Guard Art Program.

The US Coast Guard ship that Bob will be on as part of the Coast Guard Art Program.

Bob’s adventurous summer consists of: …finish illustrations for a web site on women’s history (Clio History) but as I mentioned, I’m going to the Arctic on assignment.  I used to go on assignment when I was a newspaper illustrator and I have done commissions for the Coast Guard in the past.  This assignment is a result of my connection to COGAP, the Coast Guard Art program.  The creation of original art has been a long standing tradition in all of the military services, but some services like the Coast Guard and Air Force rely upon civilian artists instead of in-service personnel like the other branches.

On this assignment, I will fly to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian chain, Alaska to meet the USCGC Healy a Coast Guard Ice Breaker.  It’s new and the biggest cutter in the fleet.  We will cast off bound for the Arctic during the relatively warm month of August (average temps ought to hover at about freezing where we’ll be).  The Healy is basically a research vessel that houses on-board laboratories and cranes, etc. for gathering materials. They normally carry 50 scientists per voyage to conduct Arctic research in climate change, Oceanography, Meteorology and more, in addition to conducting more traditional missions like channel maintenance, rescue and oil spill mitigation.  My assignment will be threefold:

1. To submit real time sketches and commentary in an “artist’s journal” to the Coast Guard Blog (the public interface for the service).
2. To capture CG personnel working in support of scientific research in the polar region in paintings that I will do when I return.
3. To participate in Coast Guard outreach to Inuit communities in the region (I’ll go off in a helicopter to observe CG personnel bring aid and services to outlying communities, including vaccination for sled dogs!)

I expect to see polar bears, walrus, the midnight sun and many wondrous things.  They’ll bring me off in Barrow and I will make my way back across Alaska to return in time for school, a bit jet lagged, but very excited.  Thanks for your interest.



Exhibit Exchange Envision [E3E] on May 2nd, 2-4 pm and Perry Hall Cocktail Reception

The Faculty Professional Development Committee, the Library and the CCM exhibition committee are co-curating this event to increase the visibility of faculty achievements in all of its forms on campus. Please join us for the exchange at E3E’s exhibit of faculty publications, scholarly works and creative endeavors to connect with our colleagues and to propel the vision of faculty professional development at Champlain College. Contact either Katheryn Wright  or Toni-Lee Sangastiano for more details on how to present and/or submit your work for inclusion at this event. Signature event cocktails and special desserts will be served. Submission forms are included below.

E3E_Books and Articles

E3E_Conference Presentation Abstracts


Faculty Professional Development Opportunity – Service Learning

Interested in incorporating or strengthening a service learning component in one of your classes? Champlain has the opportunity to apply for a $5000 grant through Vermont Campus Compact to bring a minimum of 4 faculty members together who will include a service learning project related to any aspect of climate change or water quality in a course in the 2013-2014 year. This grant is meant to help bring a group of faculty from across the disciplines together and provide them training, resources, and support to make these courses happen. Service learning projects (of any scale) can take place with a community or campus partner, and in any location (global is ok!)  Faculty will be required to attend a two-day training on June 10-11th in Portland, Maine (lodging and food is included).

The application process is not very demanding, as most of the course planning will occur during the June training.   I am willing to act as the campus project manager, and my time can count as the cost-share component of the grant. We just need gauge interest and see if there are at least four faculty who would be interested in this opportunity by March 1st when letters of intent are due.
Interested? Let me know.

Christina Erickson