Wireless Update

You may have noticed that no changes to our wireless networks took place yesterday (3/16).  We are giving people more time to switch from Midd-standard to the new MiddleburyCollege network.  If you haven’t already done so, please take this opportunity to connect your wireless devices to MiddleburyCollege.  If you encounter any difficulties, contact the Technology HelpDesk for assistance.

The following wireless networks are currently available:
* MiddleburyCollege is the new, fast, and secure wireless network.  A Middlebury username and password or guest account is required.
* MCPSK is the new wireless network for the limited devices that cannot connect to the MiddleburyCollege network, including the following:  PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Kindle, and Nook.
* Midd-standard continues to be available to provide wireless access to campus visitors.
* The eduroam network is available for guests from participating institutions who don’t have Middlebury credentials.

Reduced Library Hours for Spring Recess

The libraries will have reduced hours for the Spring recess starting Friday, March 20th. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 30th. A full listing of the hours can be found here, or at go/hours.

Please note the libraries will be closed on Thursday, March 26th for in-service.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 9 faculty positions, 39 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 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)

The Week’s Headlines

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

Laptops in the Classroom? Opinions Diverge

Middlebury Skier Wins NCAA Giant Slalom Title

From Alaska to Addis Ababa: New Summer Courses Offer Travel-Study Opportunities

Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Says Curiosity Drives Scientific Discovery

Writer Looks Ahead to Post-Racist America

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

Employee sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th from 9:30 to 10:00 AM and Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to noon. Both sessions will be held in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

New Website for Employee Discounts

Staff Council is excited to announce a new website that lists discounts available to Middlebury College employees. To receive most of these discounts, you simply present your Middlebury College ID.

Some companies will require a coupon from the Addison County Chamber of Commerce or from the company itself. The employee discounts website provides links to these coupons.

You can find the website at www.go.middlebury.edu/discounts.

If you know of other companies offering discounts to College employees, email us at scouncil@middlebury.edu and we’ll update our website to include them.

Note that the College does not guarantee or endorse the companies listed here. It’s always prudent to check that the discounts on the website are the best offers available.

Self-Defense Workshop this Friday

3/13, 9:45 am-12:00 pm, Mitchell Green Lounge: Tanya Panizzo on Building Self Defense & Finding Your Voice

Tanya Panizzo, a world-renowned self-defense instructor, will conduct a workshop for female-identified students, faculty and staff. Tanya’s workshop focuses on empowerment and confidence building exercises to teach women how to effectively combat aggression, both verbally (i.e assertively saying no) and physically. Space is limited: RSVP to epedowitz@middlebury.edu
Learn more:

http://fightingspiritsafety.com/

This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 9 faculty positions, 41 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 3 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)

TIAA-CREF Online Workshop: LGBT Financial Planning

Join TIAA-CREF for a live webinar on Wed, Mar. 11 from 12:00 p.m.- 1p.m. See the attached flyer for details-

LGBT Financial Planning Flyer

Workshop: Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills – The Dale Carnegie Course (registration closing soon)!

buffet on carnegieThis Dale Carnegie course is accredited and offers 2.8 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) and is supported by the Middlebury Continuing Education Benefit*

By participating in the course you will be able to:

  • Create a Professional Vision
  • Set and Achieve Your Goals
  • Present Your Ideas with Clarity
  • Enhance Your Leadership Skills
  • Coach and Motivate for Success
  • Stay Positive in Critical Situations
  • Build Trust and Integrity with Others
  • Build Relationships across the Organization

This course

If you would like to receive funding to attend:

  1. Please first click here to get more information about the program from Dale Carnegie to register choose option “send me an invoice”
  2. Then click here to complete and submit a Middlebury Continuing Education Fund Application.
  3. Please also discuss with this your supervisor to get the appropriate approval to attend (if questions arise regarding this please contact Sheila Cameron at scameron@middlebury.edu)

*This Dale Carnegie course is accredited and offers 2.8 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) and is supported by the Continuing Education Fund Benefit. Participants are required to participate in at least 7 out of the 8 classes to receive CEU credits. Make up classes for all sessions are available in the Dale Carnegie Essex, VT location.

WHEN: Tuesdays, Mar. 17- May 5, 2015 8:30 AM to Noon (8 sessions)

WHERE: 51 Main Street Middlebury, VT

Register by March 10th please