This Month In Lyndon State College History
The Library and Academic Center is first opened. The building featured brand new science wings and geology labs, a large meeting room (the Burke Mountain room), two 24-hour computer labs and a brand new library.
LSC continues to search for a new Director of Public Information, a position that had been unfilled for over five months.
Television major Everett McEwan was awarded second place in the electronic journalism category from the Society of Professional Journalist's "Mark of Excellence Award" for Region 1. His feature videography piece was titled, "Poma Man."
409 incoming students start at Lyndon State.
LSC's student-run radio station, WWLR, received a threatening phone call from a man who allegedly fired a gun in the background and asked, "Can you hear that?" Two men also showed up at the station and assaulted a public safety officer after being asked to leave. All night shows were cancelled until further notice.
LSC students react to a new statewide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. At the time, smokers on-campus could smoke on an overhang outside of the library and the gazebo in front of Vail. At the Packing House, a gated area was constructed outside for smokers - while Phat Kat's simply propped their door open with a Miller Light pail.
Student Amanda L. Gilman, of Danville, is crowned Miss Vermont. She later competed in the national competition for Miss USA.
Students become limited to accessing only their personal residence hall. They had previously been able to use their ID to enter any residence hall on campus.
The LSC "Chess Club" is created by Timothy Lavigne, a Meteorology major.
The Critic informs the community that security cameras had been installed in all of the main computer labs in LAC. The cameras were disguised in a small, grey box that hung from the ceiling. Mike Dente (who continues to work for IT) told the Critic that the cameras - which recorded students as they entered and exited the labs -had been in use since 1995.
LSC's Faculty Assembly accused President Carol Moore and Academic Dean Donna Dalton of mismanagement of faculty and staff, requesting an investigation by the Vermont State Colleges chancellor and Board of Trustees. Professor John Deleo, who remains employed at LSC, said, "You can't ask the system to correct itself ... I am just so frustrated that I would really appreciate having a higher authority look at what's going on here."
SGA President John Kleinhans and Student Investment Group rep. Andrew Chapin request the SGA vote to approve a resolution showing support for the president and dean in response to the allegations.
Overall college enrollment is down by approximately 50 students.
GOP Congressional candidate Paul Beaudry visits the LSC campus to speak to the Lyndon College Republicans.
"Hoagies" and the "Valley View" announce students will now receive a 10% discount with their ID.
EJA Dept. hires Lyndon alumna Donna Smith to teach performance and presentation classes. Kayla Carlozzi was hired as a new "CAB" adviser and residence hall director. Shannon Healy took over the reins as the new Student Government Adviser and as a residence hall director.
Newly hired ARAMARK food service director Adam Vigue promises improved food quality and "better interaction with students." Vigue attended Lyndon from 1999 to 2003, and graduated with a business degree.
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