The Week’s Headlines

Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

A Spring Break Trip Through Civil Rights History

Live Webcast: An Interview with President Ron Liebowitz

Language Schools to Celebrate 100 Years this Summer

Two Middlebury Febs Selected as Watson Fellows

Middlebury Institute at Monterey Launches New Center for Social Impact Learning

A Governor Reflects on Four Decades of Public Service

Middlebury College Offers 1,512 Students Acceptance to the Class of 2019

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

The 25 Year Club Inductees of 2015

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Carole Cavanaugh, Japanese Studies

Norman Cushman, Facilities Services

Edward DeMatties, Facilities Services

Emmie Donadio, Museum of Art

Julie Hoyenski, Events Management

Christopher Klyza, Political Science

Jodi Litchfield, Student Accessibility

Susan Perkins, Psychology

John Quesnel, Retail Food Operations

Erin Quinn, Athletics

Sunder Ramaswamy, Office of the President

Allison Rimmer, Theatre

Timothy Spears, Academic Affairs

Michael Wakefield, Facilities Services

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these individuals for 25 years of service to Middlebury.

New Employee

In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Kas to campus!

Kas Singh joined Middlebury College on January 29, 2015. As an International Student and Scholar Advisor, Kas assists international faculty, staff and students with maintaining their legal visa status by advising them on immigration regulations pertaining to their respective statuses. With a focus on the international faculty and staff population, Kas coordinates with hosting departments to support the faculty/staff experiences at Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey and the many other programs that bring international faculty and staff.

Kas’ passion for working in international student and scholar services developed after studying abroad as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). After participating in a semester program in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Belgium, Kas graduated with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in International Business. She worked at UNO with the Intensive English Language program for 3 years as Project Coordinator. Wanting to explore the world more, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served as an English-for-Specific-Purposes Instructor in Kaunas, Lithuania for 3 years.

After the Peace Corps, Kas moved to Brattleboro, Vermont where she participated in a Masters in International/Intercultural Management program at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute). She then moved to Stony Brook, New York and worked as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Stony Brook University for about 2 years. After a short hiatus from the field of international education, she decided to return to the field and obtained a job as an International Student & Scholar Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked there for 10 years before moving to Middlebury.

Kas is originally from Iowa/Nebraska along the Missouri River and claims Omaha, Nebraska as her ‘home town’. Kas is married and has 3 daughters. Her husband, Ian, comes originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, people-watching, going to festivals, and attempting to golf. She looks forward to learning how to snow shoe and cross-country ski next winter. She also enjoys drinking coffee and wine and eating chocolate and cheese – all things that she has found to be abundant in Vermont!

Academic Roundtable – What is Open Access and Why You Should Care About It

Please join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research, LIB 225, at 12:15 PM

Middlebury College has just formed an Open Access working group to investigate this question. To kick start that process, we’ve invited Bryn Geffert, the College Librarian for Amherst College, who will lead us through Amherst’s work in this area. He’ll discuss the practical, philosophical, and legal rationale for pursuing an open access resolution; the questions, fears, and aspirations that surfaced during the debate preceding a vote; and Amherst’s other efforts to promote open access.

You can learn more about the Open Access working group at http://go.middlebury.edu/openaccess/.

You can learn more about Amherst’s Open Access policy, by going to:

Open Access Resolution  https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessresolution

Open Access FAQ https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessfaq

Open Access Faculty Procedures https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessinstructions

 

Lunch will be served.  To sign up for lunch, email Doreen Bernier, dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon on Monday, April 13, 2015

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research and the Library.

Moodle Maintenance on Friday, March 27th, 2015

In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting network maintenance on 3/27/2015 between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., EST. During this time sites will be unavailable for extended periods of time.

Sincerely,
Remote-Learner Technical Support

Rikert Nordic Center End of Season Sale

Our end is near! *All Rikert clothing is on sale at 25% off.  Some items in limited quantities.   *Fat Bikes on sale.  *2015/16 Season Passes can be purchased at this year’s prices.  Lots of snow for spring skiing.  *Closed Easter Sunday.  *Final Day of operation is Sunday April 12.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 8 faculty positions, 45 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 8 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

AAPI Lunch Invitation

The Middlebury Asian Students’ Organization wants to connect Asian American- and Pacific Islander- identified staff, faculty, and students together. This lunch will be in the Carr Hall Lounge (tentative) on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30pm. We will be serving an assortment of sandwiches. The purpose of this lunch is to discuss the theme: being Asian in a predominately white community. go/aapi to RSVP

Got Guests? Wireless Info to Share with Campus Visitors

If you are asked to help a campus visitor who would like to use our wireless network, don’t panic!  Read on to learn how you can save the day…  as well as help other visitors plan ahead.

A guest is on campus NOW and doesn’t have a Middlebury guest account.  What should they do?

For now, the quickest route for visitors who did not create a Middlebury guest account before arriving on campus (or who created one but forgot their account password) is to connect using our Midd-standard wireless network.  Contact the Technology Helpdesk (802.443.2200) to obtain the password.

I know someone who is planning a campus visit.  How can I make their experience easier?

The smoothest route is to have guests follow these instructions to create a guest account prior to their arrival on campus.  When they arrive on campus, they’ll simply select the MiddleburyCollege wireless network on their device then supply their guest account credentials to connect.

What can guests do LATER ON, when the new GuestAccountCreation wireless network is available?

After the GuestAccountCreation wireless network is available, visitors who did not create a guest account in advance will be able to follow these instructions to create a guest account from on campus.  (Do you have frequent visitors?  Here’s a handy cheat sheet you can share!)

Please note that the GuestAccountCreation wireless network is NOT yet available; we are hoping to proceed with its launch during spring break.  Stay tuned for updates.

Where can I find more information about wireless?

  • Visit our main wireless page (http://go.middlebury.edu/wireless).  You’ll find the latest scoop on our project timeline, connection specifics, instructions for guests, and more.
  • To learn the full details concerning our wireless project, refer to this blog post.

 

 

 

Friday links – March 20, 2015

Top scholarly journals found less than good about respecting readers’ privacy. “15 journals [PNAS, Nature, Chemical Reviews, among others] earned failing grades because their participation in advertising networks exposes their readers to tracking and spying.”

 The increasing role of videos in student learning