After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night only screening in company of the filmmaker and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends & colleagues who may be interested in attending!
WORLD FOOD DAY SPECIAL SCREENING OF “MODIFIED”
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
The Marquis Theatre, Middlebury
Q & A with the filmmaker and NOFA-VT will follow
“Modified” tells the story of a very personal mother-daughter investigative journey into the complex world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film, which has received 10 awards since its release, was partially filmed in Vermont and highlights the state’s historic fight for GMO labelling, as well as Vermont’s short-lived GMO labelling law which was overturned by federal legislation in 2016.
The film is also a visual celebration of food and the love of cooking, highlighting recipes and cooking vignettes from the filmmaker’s farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.
The film is also being shown in Burlington at Vermont International Film Festival on October 19th, and at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater on October 17th.
For a full list of screenings and to watch the film’s trailer, please visit: www.modifiedthefilm.com
We look forward to seeing you in Vermont!
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th 2018
TIME: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
WHERE: ADK House, Library
TO ATTEND: RSVP on Handshake
Talk with Alum Anna Cerf ’18 about the positions available and working at EF Education First. At EF Education First, we are travelers, innovators, thinkers and doers. We readily promote an open and collaborative workspace with not a single cubicle in sight! Our people are our biggest asset, and together we have created a culture of cooperation, project ownership, and impact. As the world leader in international education, with more than 43,000 staff and teachers working in 53 countries around the globe, our mission is simple: opening the world through education. Since we were founded 50 years ago, EF has helped more than 15 million people see the world, learn a language, or earn an academic degree. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to join our one-of-a-kind team!
Social Impact at Google is one of the many areas of concentration in the work they do as “[they] seek to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses shared challenges. The Social Impact teams are seeking exceptional people for roles in software engineering, marketing, strategy and partnerships, with a passion for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
Click a team below to learn more about Social Impact at Google.
- Ideas – Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.
- Elections – Their Elections and civic innovation efforts focus on how to make democracy work better by making it easier to get active, and partner with cities and social entrepreneurs to re-engineer the way public services are provided using data and better tools.
- Google for Nonprofits – The job of the Google for Nonprofits team is to inspire and enable billions of users to discover and support causes they care about, and supercharge the nonprofit sector with access to Google tools.
- Google.org – Through Google.org, [they] invest $75+ million each year in game-changing ideas to make the world a better place. [They] support innovative technologies and entrepreneurial approaches that tackle tough human challenges and scale to help millions of people.
- Crisis Response – [Their] Crisis Response team is working to make people safe everywhere by fundamentally changing how [they] prepare and respond in times of natural disasters or other threats by providing people with the information and tools they need.
As the Fall semester continues, we want to keep you in the loop on all things Google so you might take advantage of ways to pull in the social impact opportunities. The Google University Programs team has created a monthly announcements newsletter that includes important dates and job/internship opportunities.
Their recent newsletter offers tips on making the most out of the recruiting season and developing your skills for the new academic year. Examples include:
- Ask a Googler: Interview Prep Edition – Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST – Googlers will cover internship and full time opportunities, who is eligible to apply, and important deadlines to be aware of.
- Ask a Googler: Resume Edition – Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice. They will also be taking live questions.
- Ask a Googler: Opportunities/Deadlines – Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice when it comes to getting ready for the technical interview. Make sure to watch their Virtual Career Fair session below (there are 3 videos.) They will also be taking live questions.
If you’re interested in being added to that email list, please contact CCI’s Nicole Veilleux.
You are invited, along with your parents, grandparents, friends, and/or host families to a fun event where you will reflect on different ways to think about being a change maker and finding Purpose in your work and learning.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6th 2018
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
A unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance—whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for you, students, to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact. Students, please join us for some delicious sushi (for real!) and help inspire and guide your elders to reflect on a life of meaning.
Listed below are just a few of the over 25 Winter Term internships for credit listed in Handshake. Check them out HERE for a full peak at the listings:
- Addison County Teens (Middlebury) – Winter Term Program Assistant – Deadline 10/29
- The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (Peru) – Winter Term Community Development Intern – Deadline 10/18
- Counseling Service of Addison County – Winter Term-Autism Internventionist Internship – Deadline 10/28
- WomenSafe, Inc. – Winter Term Advocate Intern at WomenSafe – Deadline 10/28
- Addison County Parent Child Center – Winter term Intern Therapeutic Early Childhood Provider – Deadline 10/28
Talk with Anna Cerf ’18 at EF Education First; they are hiring for Full time and Paid Internship Opportunites.
Apply for SHECP Summer Internships
Information Session: Friday October 5, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the CCE
Middlebury College participates in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are located in urban and rural settings throughout the US with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities. Drop by the CCE (here) to learn more about how you can become a SHECP intern!