Posts tagged Glennis

This is happens when a broom breaks in the sculpture studios - - The Quick Sweep 5000 - - a late night collaboration between my fellow studio mates, Cian and Maren, and myself. 
-Glennis

This is happens when a broom breaks in the sculpture studios - - The Quick Sweep 5000 - - a late night collaboration between my fellow studio mates, Cian and Maren, and myself. 

-Glennis

Bennington Radio Project

Follow the BRP’s new Tumblr! We post links to various podcasts we’re listening to and our original content will be coming soon!

Listen to some of our older work here.

it’s called attendance but it’s really self-actualization manifest
Eileen Scully, history teacher, on taking attendance in my Explorations in Public History class this morning. 
any good yarn stores around Bennington/any knitters? I'm still a beginner and would love to know someone to help me with some harder patterns/would love a local place to buy some new yarns and patterns instead of ordering online! — Asked by Anonymous

There is a yarn shop up in Manchester (Yarns for the Soul) that is pretty cool and they give discounts to college students. There is also a lady who sells it from her farm (Shaftsbury Alpaca), just outside of North Bennington - but visit her when you’ve got lots of time as she can be chatty. 

As far as knitters on campus, there are lots! I am a huge knitter and I would be happy to work with you. There isn’t a formal knitting club but lots of people sit together and knit with friends. Also, maybe you can find a cool yarn store during FWT - I always buy a skein to remember a place. 

Happy knitting!

-Glennis

(this could be you!)

Hey so I'm a lapsed cellist, I played for six years and this past year had some personal issues and didn't continue with it. So I'm afraid to bring it with me to college because I know I won't be up to par to play with any orchestra, but at the same time I would like to ease back into it. Should I bring it or leave it? — Asked by Anonymous

Leave it. Unless you are in a class that has you playing you probably will be too busy with everything else to play. 

I played bassoon in high school and took a class my freshman year. I toted my bassoon around until junior year when I realized I hadn’t played it since my class and I finally took it home. 

I will always advocate for having less things at school. If you need it after FWT or your junior year, bring it then. But, for now, leave it.

-Glennis

Video by Alex Hovet ‘14 was chosen to be featured on the Chicago Artists Residence Tumblr. Check it out!

-Glennis

chicagoartistsresource:

In Recovery
Video, scanned photographs manipulated using GoldMosh software
2013

In 2006, my father Kevin Hovet suffered a stroke at the age of forty-three. Although he was not diagnosed to recover, today he is healthy but retains moderate short-term memory loss. By combining processes of digital manipulation and the re-structuring of found footage, this cycle of experimental videos explores the impulse to gain control over an uncontrollable event and how images decay as much as memories. 

Alex Hovet

HELLO INCOMING STUDENTS! 

So, the queue is packed with questions about the houses, personalities, hypotheticals, logistics and more. In the past we haven’t given out any “spoilers” on which type of house it better, what Booth is like, pros and cons etc. because:

Bennington is a place where everyone has an individual experience.

Kagan has lived in 4 houses, I have lived in 2, Sarah has lived one. My experience in my two houses has been vastly different than someone else who has lived in the same two houses. It’s the most beautiful and most frustrating thing about Bennington.

So:

Check out India K’s lovely room series to see some examples of some selected rooms around campus. Watch these tours of houses, however the students who live in those houses have changed and thus the houses have changed since they were filmed. 

On a similar note: I urge you to ask those questions in the Facebook group as there are more students and staff looking at that page. 

Finally, call us! And not just Admissions, call Student Life for housing questions (802-440-4330) and Academic Services for schedule questions (802-440-4400).  We are really friendly - we love talking on the phone, so please call us. 

-Glennis

How do most students access birth control (like the pill) through campus or the surrounding area? I know the health plan covers it financially but how and where do people go to fill prescriptions, get prescriptions renewed, etc? — Asked by Anonymous

You can get some brands on campus and beyond that there are a lot of pharmacies in the area. I personally recommend Hannaford because Ken, one of the pharmacists is fantastic. But there are also pharmacies at Price Chopper, CVS, and Rite-Aid. 

-Glennis

Do you know if students are allowed to knit in class? It really helps me focus. — Asked by Anonymous

I would imagine it depends on the teacher and the class. I’ve never seen anyone do it, but I’m sure it happens and I’m sure you could do it. I would ask each teacher beforehand. 

What are you currently working on? I’m a huge knitter and trying to bust through my stash so I don’t have to keep moving it around every 3 months…

Happy knitting!

-Glennis

EDIT: I had a friend who used to knit in our creative writing classes.  I’d still say it depends on the professor, but just wanted to note that it has been done.

-Ray

Picture from the band, Phox (fresh from the Newport Folk Festival),  who played at the Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington on Saturday night. Upstate Rubdown opened for them and the Phantom Food Truck opened for everything. It was delicious and the music was great. Bonus was seeing three faculty members there (all super cool ones, of course)
Another great night in North Bennington!
-Glennis

Picture from the band, Phox (fresh from the Newport Folk Festival),  who played at the Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington on Saturday night. Upstate Rubdown opened for them and the Phantom Food Truck opened for everything. It was delicious and the music was great. Bonus was seeing three faculty members there (all super cool ones, of course)

Another great night in North Bennington!

-Glennis

I'm considering applying to Bennington as a transfer student for the Spring '15 semester. I'm on the "older" side (I'll be 24 by then), and I've already completed half of a writing degree at the University of Michigan. Are there rules about having alcohol in the houses? (I'm not an alcoholic, but I am a writer, and I'm legal, so yeah). I have a dog whom I absolutely cannot leave at home - can he come with me to Bennington? Are there off-campus housing options that might be more dog-friendly? — Asked by Anonymous

You’re in luck! If you come in when you are over 24 then you are allowed to live off-campus automatically. So, find an apartment near North Bennington that allows dogs and I can guarantee that having a dog will mean that you have lots of students who want to be your friend (myself included). 

There are rules for alcohol in the housing. If you’re over 21 then you’re allowed to have and consume alcohol in your room as long as everyone else around you is of legal age. 

Hope that helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to email me. glennish@bennington.edu

-Glennis

I'm an incoming freshman who just received her course schedule.... it seems strangely empty? two days I only have one class... should I try to add classes or will it be challenging enough? Thank you! — Asked by Anonymous

Do you have 14-16 credits? 

If so, you will be plenty busy. Trust me. 

If not, we will figure it out when you get here. If you still have questions get in contact with Kate Child from Academic Services. 

In my experience, it’s not about how many hours you spend in class that makes your schedule challenging. 

-Glennis

Some advice for packing clothes for college? Bring a ton, pack sparingly? Should we expect vast influxes of T-shirts and such or should we plan on packing a fair amount of clothing? On that note--what time are we gonna have to break out the sweaters and jackets? Thnk. — Asked by Anonymous

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Solid advice from our correspondent in Chicago. I echo her sentiment. 

Don’t pack much. Really. Truly. Please for everyone’s sake pack as few clothes as possible. I wouldn’t expect a vast influx of t-shirts, but please don’t overpack! On the sweaters and jackets, it really depends - maybe late September, maybe October, definitely by November. You will feel it when the time comes. 

Do, however, bring lots of lamps! Most rooms don’t have an overhead light so lamps are essential. That being said, our local Home Depot, Goodwill, Sears, and Walmart (all located very close to campus) have an amazing selection of lamps that you can buy upon your arrival at Bennington.

Also, a friendly PSA from your local firefighter: Christmas lights are a fire hazard. 

-Glennis & Emily

purplecarrotfarm:

We’re Selling! Every Friday from 3:30-4:30 by the flagpole. This week we got eggplant, we got beet green, we got kale, we got basil, we got mint, we got spinach, we got swiss chard, we got pineapples (not really). SPECIAL BONUS: come watch/help us braid garlic (not for sale this week).

Intern Sylvia second life as a farmer on the student farm. Also featuring farmer Sam, Sylvia’s partner in uh er… veggies?
If you’re around, stop by!
-Glennis

purplecarrotfarm:

We’re Selling! Every Friday from 3:30-4:30 by the flagpole. This week we got eggplant, we got beet green, we got kale, we got basil, we got mint, we got spinach, we got swiss chard, we got pineapples (not really). SPECIAL BONUS: come watch/help us braid garlic (not for sale this week).

Intern Sylvia second life as a farmer on the student farm. Also featuring farmer Sam, Sylvia’s partner in uh er… veggies?

If you’re around, stop by!

-Glennis

New work by recently graduated intern, Ben Redmond. The video is a collaboration with Sarah Fetterman, another recent graduate, and it is a piece that she made while she was here. Check it out. 

Yay collaboration.

-Glennis