Monday Lunchtime Bridge Group

Would you like to exercise your brain at lunch time on Mondays?  A group of us play every week in the Davis Family Library staff room from 12-1. We’re looking for more regular players or substitutes. We’re very informal - we don’t keep score and table talk is OK. If you want to learn, you can come watch and then eventually move into playing.    If your bridge skills are rusty, you’ll be in good company. If you have any questions, contact Franci Farnsworth (farnswor@middlebury.edu) or Cynthia Watters (cwatters@middlebury.edu).

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Voices in the News: Umbrella Revolution, MoMA Exhibition, and Where’s Kim Jong Un?

Faculty Stories: Christal Brown, Dance

Governor Shumlin Appoints Economics Professor Jessica Holmes to Green Mountain Care Board

Middlebury College Student Featured in Hong Kong Protest Coverage

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Blood Drive Thursday the 16th

Atwater Commons is partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive in McCullough Wilson Hall  (Social Space) on Thursday, October 16th, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

When: Thursday, October 16th, from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where: McCullough Wilson Hall (Social Space).

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

To register in advance please visit www.redcrossblood.org

Anyone with questions or looking to volunteer may contact David Dolifka (ddolifka@middlebury.edu ) of Atwater Commons.

blood drive

Friday Links – October 10, 2014

How tech is changing the way we think and what we think about – There are a myriad of arguments for and against the increased use of technology in everyday life. Futurists and technophiles encourage its use, sure that technology will welcome a new utopia, while luddites rail against the “destructive” nature of technology use.

The Next Wave of Tech Change | Self-Publishing & Libraries (from Library Journal)

Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and E-book readers “… the Amazon Kindle platform is as much a data ingest tool for providing end-user behavior data to Amazon as it is a sales platform for digital media content,…” … “It seems that counter to this trend, libraries and scholarly publishers are the exception to the rule. Whether our community will remain outliers and whether this status is a good thing or not over the long run, remains to be seen.”

SNOW BOWL SEASON PASS SALE

WINTER IS COMING!

BUY SNOW BOWL PASSES BEFORE NOV. 30 AND SAVE

 

Snow Bowl season passes are $175 for an individual and $350 for a family again this year, and you’ll save on the amount of tax you pay if purchased before Nov. 30. Your taxable amount is based on the difference between the general publics’ cost and your cost, and because the rate to the public increases significantly after Nov., you can save by making your purchase before Nov. 30. During Oct. passes are on sale in the pro shop at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course from 8-5 daily, or can be purchased by calling ext. 5125 or 7669. Accepted methods of payment are cash, check, VISA or Mastercard. YOU MUST BE BENEFITS ELIGIBLE AND PROVIDE MIDDCARD ID number to receive the discount. On line purchases can be made any time at www.middleburysnowbowl.com.

 

Library Hours for Fall break

The Libraries will have reduced hours this weekend for Fall break.

Davis will close at 8 pm on Friday and be open 9-5 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On Tuesday, we will open at 9 am and close at the regular 1 am.

Armstrong will close at 5 pm on Friday and be closed Saturday and Sunday. Hours Monday will be 9-5 and Tuesday will be 9-midnight.

Regular hours resume on Wednesday.

See go/hours for the full calendar.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 13 faculty positions, 38 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 7 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)

Employee Flu Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Tuesday, 10/7/14

A Reminder: The Human Resources office is pleased to once again offer on-site flu vaccinations for employees of Middlebury College. An open clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Mitchell Green Lounge. Pre-registration is not required. Given that there are ample supplies of the vaccine this year, we do not anticipate long wait times.

The cost will be $25 per vaccination, payable by check only to “Middlebury College”. Cash, debit cards and/or credit cards will not be accepted. Please also complete a consent form in advance and bring it with you on October 7.

If you are insured by the College’s health plan you will be reimbursed the full $25 (immunizations are covered at 100%).  Please be sure to bring your CBA Blue membership card and, for your convenience, we will file the claim for you. Receipts will be provided to those not on the College’s health plan for submittal to their insurance.

The clinic will be staffed by Marble Works Pharmacy. See the information statement for details from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the vaccine. Please contact your primary care physician with any questions regarding your ability to receive a vaccine.

Figure Skating Lessons for Children

It’s not too late to sign up! The Middlebury College Figure Skating club is open to children of all faculty and staff (Middlebury College ID holders), from ages 5 through high school.

If you have a child who is interested in participating, please complete these documents (registration and waiver):

2014-15 Figure Skating Club
2014-2015 Winter Skating Middlebury College Waiver Form

and send the documents and payment to Barbara Walter at 303 Sunderland Language Center.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Walter (bwalter@middlebury.edu) or Heather Stafford (hstafford@middlebury.edu).

Skating practice will begin on Sunday, October 12th! We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

Last Chance to Donate to the Winter Clothing Closet!

Each year, ISSS and the CRAs team up to organize a clothing drive to benefit international and domestic students in need of warm winter clothes.

What we are looking for: “like new” or “gently used” winter clothing. We are especially in need of coats, jackets, hats, mittens/gloves, sweaters, and footwear.

Where to bring your donations: Collection boxes can be found in the following locations from September 22nd to October 8th:

  • Atwater Commons Office - Allen 153
  • Brainerd Commons Office - Stewart Hall 214
  • Cook Commons Office - Battell North 150
  • Ross Commons Office - Ross Dining Hall 005 (below the fireplace lounge)
  • Wonnacott Commons Office - Battell South 123
  • Proctor and Ross Dining Halls - Inside main entrances
  • Athletics Complex - Inside the squash lobby and inside the fitness center entrance
  • Davis Family Library - Underneath the printer status sign, near the Information Desk
  • McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Near staircase in the Great Hall
  • McCullough Student Center - Near the entrance to Crossroads
  • ISSS Office - Carr Hall by front entrance
  • Sunderland/Dana Auditorium - Main entrance
  • Adirondack House - Under television near the main desk downstairs
  • 118 South Main Street House
  • Service Building / Facilities Services - Inside Facilities Services break room

A big thank you to all offices hosting collection boxes this year and to all of you who are able to contribute!

Questions?
Please contact Brainerd CRA Angela Santee at asantee@middlebury.edu or Joani Taylor at jntaylor@middlebury.edu.