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Please join us to celebrate Lyndon State College,
its students, and the inauguration of its fifteenth President
Joseph Bertolino, Ed.D.
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14—CELEBRATING THE ARTS IN THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM
Northern Borders Pre-Screening Social
TO BENEFIT KINGDOM COUNTY PRODUCTIONS
5 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 216
Premiere of Jay Craven’s Northern Borders
7 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
Kingdom County Productions partnered with Marlboro College for the production of a dramatic feature film, Northern Borders, based on Howard Frank Mosher’s award-winning novel. The film, produced and directed by Jay Craven, creates an enchanted and rough-hewn world where family mysteries run deep and an older generation resists change. It is a humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story. The cast includes Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, Bill Raymond, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
The premiere is the finale of the Green Mountain Film Festival. Presented by Kingdom County Productions.
Tickets $25, Students $12. With LSC I.D. Faculty & Staff $20, Students $7.
MONDAY, APRIL 15—INCLUSIVENESS & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Arts & Crafts Event: “What Do You Stand For?”
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Alexander Twilight Theater Lobby
Participants will have the opportunity to engage their creativity in designing buttons and magnets that reflect their personal commitment to inclusion/social justice.
Panel/Community Discussion: What Kind of Community Do We Want Lyndon To Be?
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Alexander Twilight Theater
Members of the Campus Climate Committee will facilitate a community-wide discussion about how to build upon Lyndon’s many strengths – and how we can make our community even more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.
Bystander Trainings for Staff, Faculty & Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2:30 to 4 p.m., Burke Mountain Room, Samuel Read Hall Library and Academic Center
Have you ever overhead “jokes” at work with sexual content and felt offended – but didn’t know how to speak up? Bystander Trainings are opportunities for people to learn the skills needed to speak up and “interrupt” behaviors that undermine gender equity. These workshops will be facilitated by Henekis Stoddard ‘05, an experienced trainer who is affiliated with Umbrella.
Joe Bertolino: “When the Gays Move Into Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”
7 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100, free and open to the public.
It takes funny, interactive, and challenging programs to get today’s college students thinking about important “community issues” such as diversity appreciation, homophobia, and heterosexism. Yet today’s students face an increasingly diverse world where their leadership skills will be put to the test. Joe will explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from his own life, his experiences as a fraternity man and student affairs professional, his family experiences, and the dynamics of his own relationship with his partner, Joe presents this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16—COMMUNITY SERVICE
Join Us For a Day of Service in the Northeast Kingdom.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Volunteer Fair at Fountain Pond
12 to 4.: Community Service Learning Expedition
- Site 1: NorthWoods Stewardship Center will facilitate trail cleanup, painting, and raking at Lyndon Outing Club
- Site 2: Painting at Powers Park, Lyndonville
6: Volunteer BBQ., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
Softball Double Header
3 and 5 p.m. against Thomas College
The Skip Pound Softball Field
Presentation and Panel: The Service Experience
7 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17—GREEN AND GOLD PRIDE
National Green & Gold Day
We’re asking all our alumni and friends, near and far, to wear green, gold, or LSC gear—and to post photos. We’ll award a prize to the best expression of green and gold pride.
3 and 5 p.m. against New England College
Student Green & Gold Party
6 to 7:15 p.m.: Campus bands opening the party as students and guests enter
7:30 to 8:30: Comedian/DJ MC for Party
- Roast of Joe
- Comedy related to Lyndon, NEK, NYC
8:40 to 9: Remarks from Joe and brief video of funny students remarks about Joe’s first year
Green & Gold fireworks display from softball field or behind HAC
9 to 11: DJ/Green and Gold Glow Stick Party
THURSDAY, APRIL 18—BUILDING CAREER PATHWAYS
President’s Symposium/Regional Business & Education Summit
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
Special guests will include Wayne State University President and retired Ford Motor Company CFO Allan Gilmour, and Jay Peak CEO and President Bill Stenger.
Educators, employers, and community leaders will discuss how we can work together at the local level to help every Northeast Kingdom student achieve their full potential along the pre-kindergarten through grade 16 spectrum. Lunch will be provided. Registration limited to 100 persons.
Presented by LSC’s Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Rural Students and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by AT&T. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, we are able to offer this summit at no cost to participants.
Pre-Inaugural Reception and Dinner
6 p.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
Please join President Bertolino for dinner.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19—MOVING FORWARD: THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
9 to 10 a.m., Academic & Student Activity Center, Room 100
10 a.m., Bole Gymnasium
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alexander Twilight Theatre
1 to 2:30 p.m., Stannard Gymnasium
Softball Double Header
3 and 5 p.m. against Castleton State College
The Skip Pound Softball Field
Inaugural Concert: Le Vent du Nord
WITH LSC STUDENT BAND SUNCOOKED
7:30 p.m., Alexander Twilight Theatre
This Québecois quartet is a driving force in progressive folk music, capturing the energy and joy of a Saturday night kitchen party with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. The quartet has racked up several prestigious awards, including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
Presented by Kingdom County Productions. Tickets $32, $22 & $15. With LSC I.D. discounts apply.
Meet Joe Bertolino, Lyndon State College’s 15th President
Dr. Joe Bertolino recently began a new appointment as the 15th President of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. Prior to his arrival at Lyndon, Dr. Bertolino served as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Student Personnel at Queens College/City University of New York from 2004-2012. Dr. Bertolino also served as the Dean for Community Development at Barnard College of Columbia University, and has worked in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania state higher education systems and the SUNY system.
During 2010-2011, Dr. Bertolino served as a Fellow with the American Council on Education at the University of Houston System, under the mentorship of Chancellor Renu Khator, and at the University of Texas at Brownsville, under the mentorship of President Juliet Garcia.
Administrative leadership in higher education has been Dr. Bertolino’s passion for the past twenty years. Beyond Lyndon State College, Dr. Bertolino is an author, lecturer, and teacher, having presented hundreds of programs to tens of thousands of students at over 600 colleges and conferences nationwide. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and is the co-author of Let The Games Begin, A Guide For Peer Mentors, (2012) with Dr. Ruth Frisz. Dr. Bertolino has been recognized with numerous outstanding professional awards from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), The Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), and the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA). Campus Activities Magazine named Joe “Best Diversity Artist” in 2007 and the American College Personnel Association presented Joe with the prestigious Annuit Coeptis Award. Recently his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Scranton, presented him with the 2011 Frank O’Hara Award in Education, the highest award given jointly by the University and the National Alumni Society.
Dr. Bertolino’s research interests include student immigration (with an emphasis on undocumented students and the DREAM Act), campus community development, campus social change, leadership development, service learning, multicultural world views, and LGBTQ student issues. He earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College in 2003, a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1990, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Scranton in 1986.
Dr. Bertolino serves on the Alumni Board of Governors of the University of Scranton, as Past-President of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Southern New Jersey, a National Delegate for the YMCA of the USA, a Board Member for the American Red Cross of Queens County, and a District Commissioner and former National Vice President for Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Dr. Bertolino lives with his partner of nineteen years, Bil Leipold, and his three dogs, Livingston (a Corgi), Wanamassa (a Shih Tzu), and Willoughby Vail (a Lhasa Apso mix) and a cat named Zander. His greatest joy is his EIGHT Godchildren – Christian, Evan, Kevin, Nathan, Tara, Teresa, Remick, and Matthew.
Directions to Lyndon State College
Lyndonville is at Exit 23 on Interstate 91. After exiting the ramp, enter U.S. Rt. 5 north and take an immediate left at the stoplight (Back Center Road). Follow for 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Continue straight for 100 yards, turn left at Lyndon Institute onto College Road. Continue one mile up the hill to the College.
Approximate driving times:
3.5 hours from Hartford, Conn.
3 hours from Boston
6 hours from New York, N.Y.
3.5 hours from Portland, Maine
We are located 2.5 hours northwest of Manchester (N.H.) Airport, and 1.5 hours east of Burlington (Vt.) International Airport. Car rentals are suggested when traveling from either airport.
These lodging options have put aside rooms for the inaugural week. When making reservations, please let them know you are attending inaugural events at Lyndon State College.
Comfort Inn and Suites
St. Johnsbury, 12 miles from campus
802 748-1500 or 866-359-8204
St. Johnsbury, 10 miles from campus
802 748-5666 or 866-359-8204
Branch Brook B & B
Lyndonville, 2 miles from campus
802 626-8316 or 800-572-7712
Moonlight Inn Vermont B & B
Lyndonville, 1.5 mile from campus
There are many other excellent options for lodging in our area. For complete listings, visit the Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce at www.lyndonvermont.com or the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce at www.nekchamber.com