Julian Portilla was honored by the United Way for his work in the community and also just returned from Casablanca where he did mediation work with government representatives from multiple countries. You will hear more about this!
Robin Ploof presented literacy workshops for the Vermont Humanities Council and the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children. Robin also retired from the VAEYC Board after more than twenty years of service.
Barbara Colombo published the following:
- Colombo, B., Laddaga, S., & Antonietti, A. (2015). Psychology and design. The influence of the environment’s representation over emotion and cognition. An ET study on Ikea design. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 2259 – 2266
- Repetto, C., Colombo, B., Riva, G. (2015). Is Motor Simulation Involved During Foreign Language Learning? A Virtual Reality Experiment. Sage open, October-December, 1-10
Kathy Leo-Nyquist presented a Mindfulness and Yoga workshop for teachers as part of a conference in Maine.
Laurel Bongiorno presented theorist-focused play workshops for Child Care Resource and the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children and published an article focused on technology and young children. Laurel was named a Commissioner on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing Early Childhood Education in Vermont.
John Stroup has agreed to be a Champlain College team member for an AAC&U LEAP grant focused on integrative work at the college and specifically focused on EHS Signature Courses.
Tony Perriello walked in the AIDS walk on September 27, and Vermont Cares raised twice the amount of money raised last year. Many Champlain colleagues donated to the cause. Kudos to all who supported Tony.