Greetings Vermont State University community,
I hope you had a wonderful fall break, and you are rejuvenated for the rest of the semester.
It’s great to see each of our campuses buzzing with activities. This month, we saw our first Vermont State University prospective students on our campuses at our open houses. I encourage you to help us spread the word to your friends, family, and community members to learn more about our campuses and their distinctions! We are hearing great news from the road. Our admissions team members are reporting a lot of excitement about Vermont State University from prospective students.
Transformation updates can be found in the most recent Sway.
This issue includes the following:
- Note on Newsletter Schedule
- Transformation Update Presentation to Board of Trustees
- Transformation Project Updates
- Updates to Transformation Website
- Vermont State Colleges in the News
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Update
Staff may qualify for the limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver opportunity and, in some cases, could see their entire federal educational loan balance forgiven. This limited waiver opportunity allows borrowers to receive credit for past periods of repayment (while working full-time for a qualifying employer) that typically would not qualify. You must take action by October 31, 2022. The action(s) needed depends on the types of loans the borrower has. You can get more information, including how to tell what types of loans you have and what actions you need to take online. VSAC is ready and available to provide guidance and counsel to staff. Staff may also submit their PSLF forms via an HR Help Desk ticket (accessible from the portal).
Upcoming Vermont State University Events
Town Hall Meetings
President Grewal invites all faculty, staff, and students to Town Hall meetings on:
- October: 24
- November: 7, 14
- December: 5, 12
- Time: 12:15-1 pm
- Location: Zoom – https://vsc.zoom.us/j/88441214720
Fall Admissions Open Houses
- Johnson Campus: October 22
- Randolph Campus: October 29
- Lyndon Campus: November 5
- Castleton Campus: November 11
- Learn more on the VTSU microsite
In the News
From Our Campuses
Connection Through Comics: Mat Heagerty, ’05
After graduating from Castleton in 2005 with an associate degree in Communication and Media Studies, Mat Heagerty pursued a life as a punk musician. Read the entire article.
NVU Students, Faculty Chase Storms in Tornado Alley
Earlier this summer, faculty, staff, and five students from Northern Vermont University-Lyndon resumed the opportunity of a lifetime to chase storms in tornado alley. Read the entire article.
“In the few months since I accepted the position of Chief Diversity Officer, my favorite part of my work has been getting to build deeper connections with my colleagues on other campuses. There are so many amazing human beings working for our system! I can’t wait to continue collaborating with all of you to make Vermont State University a truly welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment!”
-Jae Basiliere, Chief Diversity Officer
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