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CSC: Professor Emerita, fowl parades and books abroad

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 ecosystem.



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 department.



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.



LANI'S PICKS

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.

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