The VWHE Awards Committee has extended the 29th annual VWHE award nominations deadline until Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Please spread the word and encourage nominations for some of the deserving women you might know.
VWHE will present three awards to outstanding women: the Sister Elizabeth Candon Award for Distinguished Service; the Jackie Gribbons Award for Leadership; and the Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award at our fall dinner (date to be determined). Nomination forms, which include criteria for each award, as well as past award recipients, are available on our website – www.vwhe.org.
You are in a unique position to nominate women who have made significant contributions to higher education at your institution or organization. Please share this information with others who also may identify deserving nominees. On behalf of VWHE, I invite you and your colleagues to submit nominations and supporting statements to Shanti McKenna by July 10, 2014.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Shanti at (802) 786-3825, email email@example.com, or fax (802)786-4980. We look forward to receiving your nomination(s).
Will Pyle (Economics) has received funding from Russia’s National Research University Higher School of Economics’ (HSE) International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, which will provide support for three years. He will be participating in a research project titled Collective Action in the Business Community and giving a couple of lectures per year to students at the HSE.
Tuesday, July 1, Mahaney Center for the Arts 125 at 4:30 p.m.
Martin Bridge, artist-in-residence for the School of the Environment, will speak on the contributions of art to environmental awareness and engagement. He describes himself as proudly carrying his family tradition forth as he lives, creates and teaches in the hills of Western Massachusetts. His work spans a wide range of media from Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Theater Design and Site Specific Installations to Performance. He strives to create work that improves his own awareness of how he relates to the natural world and invites viewers to contemplate how to live in better balance with the world around us. Through his work he hopes to inspire and cultivate a greater sense of mystery and possibility in our experience of the world.
At this lecture, we will also unveil an original piece painted by Bridge to commemorate the inaugural session of the School.
The Physics Department at Middlebury College will again host a series of Open House nights at the College Observatory this summer. The observatory, located atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall, will be open to the public for viewing the heavens on the following Wednesday evenings: July 2, July 23, July 30, August 6, and August 13, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM each evening, provided the skies are mostly clear.
A highlight for the first few of these evenings, at least, will be the planet Saturn, with its ever-popular rings. Saturn and Mars will be prominent in the western sky, though both will become lost in twilight by mid-August. Also visible through our telescopes will be a number of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae. There is no set program for the Open House nights; the public is invited at any time between 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
All the observatory public nights are free and open to the public, but will take place only if the sky is at least mostly clear. These are minimal language events, and students in all the summer schools are welcome. If the weather appears uncertain, visitors may call the observatory at 443-2266, after 7:00 PM on the evening of the Open House for a status report. More information can also be found at go/observatory .
The following information is important only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data.
WorldAPP is excited to announce that our Key Survey / Form.com application will be upgraded to the new version 8.5 on Saturday, July 5th, 2014, between the hours of:
EST: 1 AM and 9 AM / GMT: 6 AM and 2 PM
Please note that your account will be unavailable during the system upgrade, (including all surveys, forms, voting and reports). Your respondents attempting to access surveys/forms or reports will receive a friendly notice of the system maintenance in progress. Once the maintenance has been completed, the application and all survey/form/report links will be accessible. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
What’s new in version 8.5? This update is intended to enhance application capabilities and provide more powerful functionality, as well as introduce the Key Survey and Form.com Mobile apps. Here are a few resources provided by WorldApp to help you get familiar with the new features and offerings: