On January 20, a group of students and faculty recited Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech in the Champlain Ballroom. Professor Jim Ellefson facilitated the speech, which was part of Champlain’s week of learning and engagement in celebration of MLK. Continue reading
Professor Jim Ellefson’s Reading & Writing in the Wilderness class recently went for an invigorating hike in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Students also met Ellefson’s farm animals (and received llama kisses) and enjoyed a warm and cozy bonfire.
Three faculty members in the Division of Communication and Creative Media are using funds from the newly created Student Experience Grant to make a difference in Champlain students’ education. Roz Whitaker-Heck, Jim Ellefson, and John Rasmussen received the grants offered through the Office of the Provost to organize meaningful experiences for students, such as international […]Continue reading
On Nov. 1 a group of Champlain College faculty and students, along with members of the community, gathered around garlic bread and cider to hear Jim Ellefson read excerpts from his new book, Under the Influence: Shouting Out to Walt. Musician Alex Smith kicked off the evening with music while the audience snacked on food fresh […]Continue reading
As part of Burlington’s Book Fair, Champlain College Professional Writing professor Jim Ellefson in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) organized PoeJam, poetry readings to improvisational music, at Speeder and Earl’s located on Pine Street in Burlington. Several students arrived at the coffee shop on Sept. 15 and for two hours read and listened to poetry. Continue reading