HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 16 faculty positions, 43 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury 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)

Classical Pilates with Nina- Spring ’16

Nina Vila is back! Join her for Classical Pilates – Spring 2016pilates

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30–1:20 pm
Starting February 23rd
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 109

Nina Vila is a certified Pilates Instructor with 17 years of experience and expertise.
Pilates brings your body back to the natural function it was designed for. This class will rebalance and lengthen your body with gentle and effective exercises based on using your deep core muscles and the whole body as a unit. Expect improved everyday proper body function when bending, twisting, and turning. You will feel better, have less physical pain, restore your physical self-confidence, increase your daily energy and just feel good again!

Once/week (9 classes) for $56* Twice/week (18 classes) for $108*
(once/week may attend either day)

* $10 discount courtesy of the Wellness Committee for the first 20 faculty/staff to register!

Registration opens February 15th at 10 am!
Registration through March 4th or class full

Only 35 spaces available sign up quickly!

Register at the Box Offices in McCullough or the Mahaney CFA,
Call xMIDD, or go online at go/boxoffice

*The first 20 College faculty/staff to register will receive a $10 discount, courtesy of the Wellness Committee. Sorry, this discount is limited to current faculty/staff only; other ID card holders are not eligible.

Classes are open to Middlebury College Students/Faculty/Staff.
Questions? ninavccp@gmail.com or 989-3511
or Missey, mathomps@middlebury.edu or x5258

Kareem Khalifa receives visiting fellowship to support his academic leave

Kareem Khalifa (Philosophy) has received a visiting fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in support of his 2016-17 academic leave. He will spend the fall at the Center pursuing his current research project titled Explanation, Pluralism, and Representation. Using case studies from a variety of scientific disciplines, he will examine the extent to which there are universal features of scientific explanations. ​He will devote special attention to the use of mathematical structures by economists and physicists  in certain explanations to challenge the popular philosophical claim that the fundamental role of explanation is to represent causal structures.

APPLY FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL GRANT!

Apply for an Environmental Council grant!

There are two types of grants available:
·      You may apply for a grant for up to $1,500 at any time. These projects typically take place during a single semester or summer.
·      Larger grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for collaborative projects, and may take up to two years. The next deadline is:
        –February 29
go/ecgrants​ for more information and to apply. Prospective applicants are welcome to make an appointment to discuss their application any time by calling 443-2536 or emailing sustainability@middlebury.edu.

Canvas Adoption Proposal

Below is the official proposal for the adoption of Canvas, crafted and submitted by the Curricular Technology Team. Many faculty, students and staff contributed to the pilot that informed the proposal, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts. There are a couple of notes about the proposal: The proposal assumes that the Canvas budget request will still...

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Shakespeare’s First Folio at Middlebury – Keynote Wednesday and more events to come!

This February, one of the most important books in the history of English literature is coming to Middlebury. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to honor the centuries of the bard’s influence, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sponsoring a national tour of their collection of First Folios.

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Considered one of the most influential books in the world, the First Folio includes 36 Shakespeare plays, 18 of which had never been printed before the First Folio in 1623. Without the First Folio, all of those plays – including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, As You Like It, and more – might have been lost forever.

From February 2-28, Middlebury College will serve as the Vermont site of the national tour, displaying the First Folio at the Middlebury Museum of Art.

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To kick off this month of celebration, James Shapiro, Columbia University professor and renowned Shakespeare scholar, will give a lecture on Shakespeare’s role in American history on Wednesday February 3rd at 7:00pm in the Concert Hall.

Visit go/shakespeare for more information about events throughout the month of February, including a First Folio Festival on Thursday February 18th at 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts Lobby.

New Employee

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

Erin Jones-Poppe is our new Bookstore Manager at the College Store. She started this past summer.

Erin is from a small suburb of Pittsburgh, but has spent the last 18 years in Columbus, Ohio going to school at The Ohio State University and working for the Visual Merchandising department of a well-known retail clothing company.

Erin moved here with her husband, Prof. Nicolas Poppe, who teaches in the Spanish department.

They are delighted to have 1 son and twin boys on the way!

Erin tells us that their welcome into the Middlebury College community has been wonderful so far and they cannot wait to see what the future holds.