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PUTNEY, Vt.—Acceptance, compassion, and gratitude have been shown to decrease stress and increase well-being. These elements are the core of SMART training developed at the Mayo Clinic. SMART is an acronym for Stress Management and Resiliency Training, which teaches participants skills to nurture “peace, happiness and emotional strength.” Students in First Year courses at Landmark College will benefit from this program, supported in part by a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP), a foundation that sponsors innovation in education. Landmark College has been awarded $10,000 to study the effects of resiliency training on campus.
PUTNEY, Vt. — On Saturday, September 26, 1,200 people gathered at Landmark College to celebrate the past, present and future of the institution. Three historic events were combined on one fall weekend: the 30th Anniversary of the College; a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Center for Science, Technology & Innovation; and the dedication of Alumni Hall. “Landmark College is striding into the future while maintaining its core mission,” said alumna Nicole Goodner MacFarlane ’96, capturing the theme of the weekend. Attendance included new students, alumni, families, faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees.