Why Mitt Will Run In 2016…Oh, Never Mind!

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Earlier today, Mitt Romney announced, in a phone conversation with potential supporters, that he will not run for president in 2016, thus confirming what pundits had been predicting for some months now.  Or not. To me, Mitt’s announcement was not nearly as entertaining as the media reaction to it. Since at least Romney’s visit to […]

Free Federal Tax Filing Support from our Employee Family Assistance Program

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Prepare, Print, and E-File Your Federal Tax Return For Free-


For the 2014 tax preparation season, your LifeScope website offers you and your family TaxACT – an online tool for easy tax preparation and filing. Secure and reputable, TaxACT offers a variety of support and filing options including the option to prepare, print, and e-file your federal tax return for free.

By filing with TaxACT, the accuracy of your returns is 100 percent guaranteed. If you are assessed a penalty due to a TaxACT calculation error, TaxACT will reimburse you the penalty and interest associated with that calculation error.

To take advantage of this beneficial resource, log on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com and select TaxACT under “Centers” on the right-hand side of the screen.

 Free, confidential support is always available for tax issues, or any other issue that matters to you and your family.

TOLL-FREE: 800-828-6025

WEBSITE: www.LifeScopeEAP.com

USERNAME: Middlebury College


Click here to view and download a PDF of this flyer; a copy can also be accessed under the Monthly Communications tab on the member website.


Friday links – Jan. 30, 2015

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Lepore, Jill. “The Cobweb: Can The Internet Be Archived?” The New Yorker, January 19, 2015.
Good read about the Internet Archive and Wayback Machine.

Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi?

Project Nourished combines brightly colored experimental cuisine, crafted from agar and pectin, with VR simulations intended to make those meager morsels seem tastier than they really are.

Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi?- A small Los Angeles-based team of designers, engineers, and chefs have cooked up a “gastronomical virtual reality experience” that use head mounted displays, 3-D printers, and food science to take aim at our tastebuds.

Staff Council Coffee Break February 6

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Join Staff Council and mingle for a few minutes with fellow staff members over a cup of coffee and a snack.

Friday, February 6

Crossroads Cafe

10 am to 11 am

Drop in anytime

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there.

Several opportunities to work with the Hurricane Island Foundation! Check out the postings below!

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The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is a learning community on Hurricane Island, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, offering experiential, hands-on education programs and research opportunities focusing on marine sciences, STEAM education, sustainable living technology, citizen science initiatives, and leadership. They are offering THREE internship opportunities for students interested in environmental sciences. See the […]

Accepting Proposals for Environmental Council Grants – Up to $2500

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Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to apply for an Environmental Council Grant. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, February 10.

Online Application

In Fall 2014 we funded the following projects:

  • Travel funds for energy experts to come and present to J-term class on campus microgrids
  • Shower timers to be used for outreach campaign by Campus Sustainability Coordinators
  • Three student travel proposals, including two MAlt trips and a trip to the 2014 World Parks Congress
  • Food processor for Weybridge House community events
  • Funding for student workers to help with Dining Services’ local food initiative
  • Support for Middlebury Fermenters’ Guild

Your project could be next! Apply by February 10 at go/ec.

Please welcome Joe Langevin to ITS

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We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Joe Langevin to the staff of ITS.  Joe joins us in the role of Senior Programmer Analyst on the Administrative Systems team in Enterprise Applications.  Joe spent the previous 15+ years working as a Senior Technical Consultant for Ellucian and Sun Guard Higher Education.  During this time Joe provided consulting services to over 150 schools in the areas of Banner Student, Advancement and Self Service.   Prior to his time at Ellucian Joe spent 10 years as a Senior Project Analyst at the University of Vermont.

Some of you may also know Joe from his time here at Middlebury.  As an Ellucian employee Joe participated as a consultant and programmer to guide Middlebury’s original implementation of the Banner Student module.

Please take an opportunity to say hello and introduce yourselves to Joe.  We’re very excited to have Joe on our team and look forward to the benefits of the vast experience he brings to our organization.