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Employee Golf Tournament

9-hole Captain and Crew (4-person scramble)
Sign up now! (limited to first 28 teams)

FREE and open to all faculty, staff, and retirees

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24, 2016
check-in: 3:45p.m.
shotgun start: 4:30p.m.
dinner following in Kirk

Register your team now by contacting
Valerie Costello – mailto:vcostell@middlebury.edu– x5295
MariAnn Osborne – mailto:mosborne@middlebury.edu– x3350
Phil Cyr – mailto:pcyr@middlebury.edu– x5084

Will Amidon receives collaborative grant from National Science Foundation

Will Amidon (Geology) has received support from the National Science Foundation for a project titled Testing Models of Passive Margin Rejuvenation in the Eastern U.S. He and a collaborator at the State University of New York Plattsburgh received a three year grant to work on understanding mountain uplift and erosion over the last 100 million years (Myr) in the northeastern United States.  The work address the fundamental question  of why mountains still exist in the northeastern U.S. despite more than 300 Myr since that last major tectonic collision.  One idea is that the northeast has experienced subtle tectonic events in the last 100 Myr which were strong enough to grow mountains, but difficult to detect through conventional methods.  Seven Middlebury undergraduates will be working with Will on this project.

MSA August Newsletter

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WEBINAR: DREAMING OF RETIREMENT (August 9th)

Want to retire carefree? Join us as we provide the tips you need for a solid retirement plan. For those of you who do not know the opportunities available, we will provide an overview of retirement plans and savings options. There are many things you need to consider since the cost of living will be different in the future. Our class offers calculations on what to expect and how to meet monthly expenses. Leave this class with the confidence and ability to explore your options and learn how to accomplish your retirement goals.

12:00 pm EST SIGNUP

3:00 pm EST SIGNUP

Assess Retirement Income

Will you be financially stable in retirement? Whether you’re thirty days or thirty years away from retirement, now is the time to assess your future income.

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Financial Peace of Mind

On August 25th @ 12pm EST, attend our webinar to hear about your opportunity to work with a Money Coach to overcome financial stress and achieve your financial dreams

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Live Financial Forum

Join us on August 24th @ 12pm EST for the opportunity to ask our panel of experts any financial question you might have and get the answers you need.

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Take Action and Win!

You get the chance to win cool prizes, when you engage in the financial wellness program, work with a Money Coach, and attend classes.

REWARDS

 

Opening reception for MuseumWorks exhibition “Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case” – Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 – 7:00, McCullough Student Center

Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

Opening reception for Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case

Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. Brief remarks from the artist and curators at 6:00 P.M.

Center Gallery (2nd floor of McCullough Student Center, between The Grille and Wilson Hall)

Please join us for a reception marking the opening of the exhibition Landscaped, featuring the work of local photographer Timothy Case. The photographs on view present a variety of landscapes from around the country that are attuned to the effects of human interaction with the natural world. Six Middlebury College students curated and installed this exhibition as the culmination of the MuseumWorks 2016 summer internship program. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Center for Careers and Internships, and the Center Gallery Student Curator Fund.

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Landscaped will be on view during normal McCullough Student Center hours until October 2016.

MSA July Newsletter

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Identity Theft – Prevention & Resolution

READ: Great Finances Need Protection
A key aspect of improving financial wellness and maintaining financial success is incorporating an identity theft protection plan….
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READ: Smart Steps for a Victim
It’s not a matter of if but when you become a victim of identity theft. Take a moment to learn these smart steps for protecting yourself…
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WEBINAR: Financial Peace of Mind
On July 28th, come hear about your opportunity to work with a Money Coach to overcome financial stress and achieve your financial dreams.
9am PDT SIGNUP

REWARDS: Take Action and Win!
You get the chance to win cool prizes, when you engage in the MSA program, work with a Money Coach, and attend webinars.
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MAKE FINANCES A PRIORITY. SIGN UP FOR THE MSA NEWSLETTER TODAY.

 

July EFAP News: Maintaining Your Health as You Age

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FEATURED ARTICLE:

Maintaining Your Health as You Age
No matter our age, it is important to care for ourselves physically, emotionally, and socially. As we mature, we need to take the right steps so we can live the most productive and fulfilling lives that we possibly can. 

IN YOUR 20’s

Lay the groundwork for lasting, health habits such as:  maintaining a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, not smoking, avoiding tanning beds and regularly using sunscreen, shunning illegal substances, wearing your seat belt, and ensuring you receive adequate sleep. Enjoy your youth, energy, and stamina; however, be careful to avoid overexertion, dehydration, and risky behavior. Commit yourself to positive social avenues, such as volunteering, to reduce stress and stay emotionally engaged with others. You may be finishing college and tackling your first real job in this decade. Elevated responsibility may lead to stress and depression. Look for ways to find balance in your life, and if you experience symptoms of depression, reach out to e4health.

 

IN YOUR 30’s

Maintain proper nutrition and be cognizant of your intake of iron, calcium, folic acid, Vitamin D, and other significant vitamins and minerals. This is especially true for women as many are planning families now. A woman feeds into her bone health until about the age of 35, and then that bank of bone health is what is used for the rest of her life. Establish a healthy BMI, and start having blood work done at your physicals to create baseline readings. Take care of your skin with proper hydration, sun screen, and moisturizers. Build muscle. One of the most common health complaints of “30 something’s” is back pain. A strong abdominal core along with good posture, weight bearing exercises, and stretching will go a long way to caring for your back.

 

IN YOUR 40’s

Schedule regular check-ups, continue exercising, and eating healthy because this is the decade where many health concerns may creep up. Ensure you are covering all areas such as medical, dental, and vision check-ups. Changes in energy and mood are normal as we age; however, extreme anxiety, loss of interest in things you once loved, or social withdrawal is not healthy. If this happens, talk to a healthcare provider or e4health.

 

IN YOUR 50’s

Risks for chronic health conditions increase as we age, so it is imperative to stay on the path paved with a healthy diet, exercise, and social activity as much as possible. Many women go through menopause during this decade. Talk to your doctor about how to successfully navigate this stage of life. Some men may start experiencing hair loss, prostate issues, or erectile dysfunction. Seek counsel from your doctor on any questions or concerns you may have so you can maintain ideal health.

 

IN YOUR 60’s

Many individuals are thinking about retirement now, or you may determine that working longer is best for you. No matter your plan, healthy habits can help you navigate your 60s with fun and enthusiasm. Be sure to continue regular doctor appointments, stay engaged socially, and challenge yourself. Take a class, learn a new skill, or play “mental fitness” games on your tablet, computer, or phone. Remember to exercise your mind as well as your body.

 

IN YOUR 70’s AND BEYOND

Studies show that stress has a huge impact on your health, and that seniors have an increased risk for depression. Continue your healthy living habits, and focus on being thankful. Count your blessings, not your anxiety triggers. Capture your joy, cling to your spirituality, and hold on to your sense of humor. Be as active as possible – mentally, physically, and spiritually.

 

Life happens. We grow older, experience many ups and downs, navigate careers, walk through numerous family challenges, and cope with infinite changes. The one constant can be how we care for ourselves. Your body is the engine that propels you through the day. Healthy food is the fuel for that engine. Exercise builds the strong framework that supports the engine. Mental fitness is the computer brain that controls the engine. And social interaction, well, that is your model and color. Some days you are a flashy red Corvette, other days you may be the conservative beige station wagon.

 

It doesn’t matter what you drive, as long as you put the right fuel in the tank, get the vehicle maintained, and take her out once in a while.

FREE Webinar:

Taking Care of Your Skin

July 19th

12-1pm and 3-4pm EST

11-12am and 2-3pm CST

10-11am and 1-3pm MST

9-10am and 

12-1pm PST

Having healthy skin is important not only for your appearance, but because your skin performs so many important tasks for your body. This webinar will provide an understanding of the various functions of the human skin, some of the common disorders of the skin, and how to maintain good skin health. 

REGISTER TODAY!

Space is limited

Click on the time you would like to attend above


You can also log on to

www.HelloE4.com with your username and password. On the homepage, click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS,” and follow the easy instructions.

THIS MONTH LET US BE YOUR RESOURCE FOR:

Counseling to address the emotional aspects of any health condition you or a family member may be concerned about

Online learning via our webinar, “Taking Care of Your Skin” on July 19th

Articles and tips on topics related to health and self-care

Biometric screenings and health risk assessments (HRAs)

Resources and referrals to traditional and alternative medical providers, as well as specialized health care treatment facilities in your area

ALWAYS AVAILABLE

ALWAYS CONFIDENTIAL

For whatever work or life issue is on your mind, or for anything related to daily living that you could use some extra help with, let us be your resource. It’s free, it’s confidential, and it’s available to you, as well as your family and household members. Just call or log on to get started.

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

2016 Summer Research Symposium

Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, July 28 at 2 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall

More than 130 Middlebury students across the disciplines are engaged in faculty mentored research projects on campus this summer as research assistants. The entire Middlebury Community is invited to a sampling of projects through poster presentations in the MBH Great Hall. Refreshments available. More information available at go/summer.