Champlain College Alumni E-Newsletter 
January 2014

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On Friday, January 10, 2014, it was announced that Donald J. Laackman, President of Harold Washington College, will become Champlain's eighth president on July 1, 2014, succeeding President David F. Finney who is retiring after nine years. Join us in welcoming Don to the Champlain community.





The Alumni events just keep coming!  Here's what we have planned for the next few months:


Join President Finney for an evening on campus featuring an interactive light installation by alumnus Craig Winslow '10! 
Ski Weekend at Sugarbush 
Pre-Show Alumni Reception/Opening Night of Champlain Theater's 'Sweeney Todd'


Wednesday, February 26th in Burlington, VT
"Celebrity Judges" Reception/7th Annual Elevator Pitch Final 
Alumni & Parent event at the Game Developers Conference -invitation coming soon!
Thursday, April 10th in Boston, MA
PAX East Kick-Off event -invitation coming soon! 
Thursday, April 17th in Burlington, VT
Makers Lab Inauguration - Emergent Media Center's expansion at Miller Center - more information coming soon!


We are always adding new events to the calendar, so please share your ideas with us! Contact Hannah Campbell, Alumni Relations Director, at
 Champlain Maker Lab

The Champlain Maker Lab is set to open Thursday, April 17th, 2014, as part of the Emergent Media Center's expansion at Miller Center. 


A maker lab or 'makerspace' as they are sometimes called is a place where people share tools to make almost anything. That's the simple answer. In practice, they are spaces that stimulate the educated imagination. It is a place where people from across disciplines evolve ideas and collaborate on projects at the intersection of art, technology, and entrepreneurship.
 Alumni will be able to purchase a membership to the Lab, providing a valuable service and hopefully engaging the larger professional community.  


Look for more updates this Spring about this exciting new venture at Champlain College.



4th Annual Discover Ireland Tour

Champlain College invites faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends, and their guests to experience a 10-day tour of Ireland. There are still spaces available for this exciting 
tour from July 11 - 20, 2014. This travel tour is sponsored by the Office of International Education and the President's Office. The trip provides an opportunity to experience Irish culture, history, food, music, and dance

Please contact Dr. Stephen Robinson, Director Champlain College Dublin Academic Center or Kathy Lynn or visit Discover Ireland for more information. 
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