Academic Roundtable – Moving Research Forward

Christal Brown and other members of the Movement Matters Steering Committee

Join members of the Movement Matters steering committee on Wednesday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Axinn Center Abernethy Room for a discussion on the process of creating interdisciplinary research models that foster embodied scholarship. This discussion will begin by looking into current research models that blend dance and science and identify other collaborative models that could be supported thorough our current curriculum. The Movement Matters steering committee comprises faculty from Dance, Education Studies, Biology, and Sociology and Anthropology. Movement Matters is a three-year initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation to support the work of an interdisciplinary movement artist working across the disciplines of the college.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon on Friday, April 25.

 

Please Nominate your Feminist of the Year!

NOMINATIONS ARE REQUESTED — The Program in Gender, Sexualities and Feminist Studies and Chellis House are accepting-

“Feminist of the Year” nominations for any person who has made outstanding contributions to and shown great leadership in improving the status of women and/or fostering gender equity in the Middlebury College community during the past year. We will accept nominations until Monday, May 5, 9 a.m.

Please nominate one person per “category” — staff, faculty and student — or only in the category where you can comfortably make a choice. Please include a brief nomination paragraph (see below). The Chellis House Board will review all nominations and determine the winners in each category.

The winners will be announced at the

Chellis House End-of-the Year Celebration on

Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. — 4 p.m.

CHELLIS HOUSE BACKYARD to which all of you are cordially invited.

FEMINIST OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Please return this form by email to Karin Hanta at khanta@middlebury.edu or print and send to Karin Hanta, Chellis House.   Alternatively,  free to leave a voice mail message with Karin Hanta at #5937

 

I’d like to nominate _________________ for student feminist of the year because:

 

 

I’d like to nominate __________________ for staff feminist of the year because:

 

 

I’d like to nominate __________________ for faculty feminist of the year because:

Brother-to-Brother Kickoff Event on May 3

Middlebury College’s newly founded Brother-to-Brother Program invites all Addison County middle-school boys to our free kickoff event on May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Middlebury College’s McCollough Social Space on Old Chapel Road. We are planning a day of FUN , games, a chance to interact with male college students and a time to reflect about the middle-school experience. This is the first of a series of events which will continue in the fall and explore what it means to be a young man in a group mentoring setting. For more information and to register, contact Karin Hanta by phone at 443-5937 or by email: khanta@middlebury.edu. Please help us spread the word and invite your middle-school son, grandson, nephew, friend to join us!

MC.Brother-to-Brother Team

Academic Roundtable – College-Wide Learning Goals: Next Steps

Friday, April 25 @ 12:15 p.m., Davis Library 230

Members of the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee: Susan Baldridge, Chair; Amy Morsman, Amy Yuen, Bill Peterson, Michael Newbury, Damascus Kafumbe, Hang Du

The Ad Hoc Assessment Committee will describe the initial work it has done to create a framework for assessing students’ progress toward the faculty-endorsed College-wide learning goals.  They’ll share the lessons learned during their evaluation of oral presentation skills at the Spring Symposium.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Tuesday, April 22.

Sandra Carletti awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation fellowship

Sandra Carletti (Italian) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled The United Tables of Italy: Pellegrino Artusi and the Unification of Italy in the Kitchen. The grant will enable Sandra to travel to Italy during her 2014-15 leave to do research at the Pellegrino Artusi library in Forlimpopoli, Emilia-Romagna, which houses the archives for the iconic cookbook that Artusi published just thirty years after the official unification of Italy. She plans to examine documents and collect materials to enhance her teaching of Italian culture and history and to support creation of a new course on the intersection of literature, food, and language in the representation of Italian identity.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 9 faculty positions, 41 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

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)

Blood Drive Wednesday the 23rd

Atwater Commons is partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive in McCullough Social Space on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

When: Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: McCullough Social Space.

Walk-ins accepted. Please bring photo ID or donor card.

For more information or to register ahead of time go to www.redcrossblood.org or contact David Dolifka (ddolifka@middlebury.edu ) of Atwater Commons.

blood drive

90 minute Course Overview: Effective Communications & Human Relations Skills – The (8 week)* Dale Carnegie Course

This is an informational overview for the Dale Carnegie Course, an 8 week workshop aimed at improving communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
Led by: Agnes Cook and Bryan Bissell of Dale Carnegie Vermont
  • Learn about the course content and methodology
  • Ask questions
  • Hear testimonials from past participants which demonstrates some of our methodology, content relevance,
  • Learn a tool you can use immediately
  • This is informational, you are not required to commit to the full course

Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 1:00-2:30, Location: Kirk

click here to Register for 90 minute overview

* The full Dale Carnegie course will be offered starting in June (8 weeks for 3-1/2 hours per session) the 90 minute overview will provide information about the course  whether you are interested in understanding more about the course for you or your staff members for the upcoming session or future sessions. The full course description  is below along with the 8 week schedule.
Click here to register for the 8 week session
Schedule: 8:30- 12:00 one day per week for 8 weeks

1. Tuesday June 10 in McKinley House
2. Wednesday June 18 in Kirk (note – this is the only Wednesday class)
3. Tuesday June 24 in Kirk
(SKIP WEEK OF June 30-July 4)
4. Tuesday July 8 in McKinley House
5. Tuesday July 15 in Kirk
6. Tuesday July 22 in Kirk
7. Tuesday July 29 in Kirk
8. Tuesday August 5 in Kirk

Workshop: The 50 Point Energy Plan (a way to manage your hectic life)

Presented by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist and Spa Owner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Location: Axinn 220

Workshop Overview

Are you overwhelmed?  Do you feel stressed out? Life feeling out of balance? Stop drinking the “stress cocktail” of being overwhelmed and imbalanced – learn about The 50 Point Energy Plan, the antidote to our hectic lives. The 50 Point Energy Plan is a tool to budget, track, and manage personal energy to decrease the stress that is making us sick.

You will discover…(read more and register)

Workshop: Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont
Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 am; Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview
When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity.
click here to register