CSC: Professor Emerita, fowl parades and books
CASTLETON-Castleton State College nursing professors Sue Farrell
and Maryann McDonough recently received honors from the Vermont
State Colleges board of trustees, the rank of Professor Emerita.
Both officially retired in 2006 but continue to teach part-time.
The two women are co-chairing the celebration of the CSC nursing
program's 50th anniversary.
Soon columns of baby ducks and geese will begin parading across the
Castleton campus. The college is not in the process of becoming a
farm; instead, the little waddlers are the product of professor
Peter Kimmel's Developmental Biology class, taught in alternate
years. Students examine the fowl as they hatch and begin to grow.
They also appear on streaming video from the lab.
Castleton students have the opportunity to study abroad in a
variety of settings. This spring's traveling classes include an
excursion to temples of Thailand and Cambodia May 19-June 4; high
mountain passes of Ladahk, India, known as "Little Tibet"; ruins,
art, and architecture of Greece; and Tibet, the world's highest
Haz. mat. training
BENSON-All Benson's volunteer firefighters recently had the
opportunity for training in the latest practices and procedures of
dealing with hazardous materials. New volunteers are always welcome
to call fire chief Tom Neumann or any other member of the fire
Wastewater plant upgrade
PAWLET-The town of Pawlet is receiving $1,210,200 to refurbish its
32-year-old wastewater treatment plant. The project is one of
54 water and wastewater projects across the country receiving funds
to improve water and wastewater infrastructure from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Rural Development office.
Friday-Sunday, May 4-6 - Fair Haven High's Break-a-Leg Society
presents the musical Cirque du Cabaret at Merchants Hall in
Rutland, 40-42 Merchants Row. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7
p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 855-8081 for reservations.
Saturday, May 5 - Spaghetti Dinner, American Legion Lee Lodge #30
in Bomoseen, 5-7:30 p.m. Benefits Castleton Community Center
SCAMP camp program. Call the Center, 468-3093.