Systems Maintenance this Sunday, April 30th, 2017

During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, April 30th from 6:00 am to 10:00 am EST we have the following activities scheduled:

 

  • The PaperCut printing system will be upgraded
    • Any printing jobs sent during the maintenance window will be queued for printing after the maintenance is complete. We don’t expect any print jobs to be lost during this maintenance window, but it would be best to delay any printing until after 10:00 on Sunday
    • The print release stations will each need to be rebooted and updated after the PaperCut servers are upgraded.

 

We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.

 

Regards,

Billy

 

Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

Middlebury College

Student Org Profile: SCB

The Service Cluster Board is made up of the 17 service organizations on campus, the 2 SCB Coordinators, and our advisor, Ashley Laux, from the Center for Community Engagement. The Service Cluster Board supports individual service organizations by helping them meet their missions and responsibly use their funds. The SCB oversees the budgets of the individual service organizations, hosts monthly leadership trainings, and manages the Flex Fund.

I’ve been a SCB Coordinator since Spring 2016, and it’s been an incredible way to learn about all the ways that students are involved in service both on and off campus.  I first learned about the position from being a board member of Page One Literacy, which is the SCB org. that organizes after school reading programs for students in the local community. We were extremely excited to welcome Jin Sohn as our other coordinator this spring after she came back from abroad, and she will continue serving as SCB Coordinator next year. On a day-to-day basis, the SCB coordinators communicate with student org. leaders via email, process vouchers for org. expenses, audit budget reports, and more. We just had our latest monthly meeting this past Sunday, in which we invited Barbara McCall, Director of Health and Wellness Education, to host a workshop on “Self-Care for Activists.” The monthly meetings have been a great way to get to know student org. leaders, and we hope that next year the SCB will continue to expand its influence on campus by increasing programming and learning about new ways to serve the local community.

-Kristina Frye, ’17

Relay for Life Senior Reflection by Nicole Caci

I started participating in Relay for Life with my best friend Morgan, a two time brain tumor survivor. We created our first team in 8th grade, and I loved having the opportunity to help fight back against cancer. I knew I wanted to participate in college and was so excited to find such a passionate event leadership team at Middlebury.

I have been on the event leadership team at Midd all four years, but had the most responsibility this year as one of four co-leads. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to plan an event that our Middlebury community looks forward to every years, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society in the hope of seeing a world without cancer in our lifetime. I love how Relay for Life brings our entire community together. Both Middlebury College students and community members are able to spend an afternoon in solidarity, fighting back against a disease that impacts so many. For a few hours Relay lets us all come together to remember the loved ones we’ve lost, honor our survivors and show commitment to making sure no one else has to hear the words “you have cancer”. I feel as if planning and fundraising for Relay for Life is my way of helping put an end to this disease, and I am honored to contribute in this way.

I think that in my time here, student support for Relay for Life has grown. The first two years, we held our event in Kenyon Hockey Arena, but the past two years it’s been outside on Battell Loop. Because Battell Loop is so central, we are able to draw in participants that are just walking by, especially when the weather is nice and students want to be outside instead of stuck in the library. On this day, students are able to spend time outside with friends, play lawn games and eat delicious, local food, all in support of a great cause. All of this encourages students to attend our event, and helps us in the fight against cancer.

It has been an honor to serve on the event leadership team at Middlebury for so many years and I am thankful for the opportunity to help put an end to cancer.

-Nicole Caci ’17

Please nominate your Feminists of the Year!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

 The Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Chellis House, the Feminist Resource Center, are seeking nominations for the student, staff, and faculty feminist of the year.

We are looking for feminists who actively engage with our community around issues of gender, sex, and sexuality as they are experienced in relation to race, class, ability, and geography.

You may nominate persons in one or all of the following categories—student, staff, and faculty—by sending your nominations by email to khanta@middlebury.edu)or by campus mail to Karin Hanta@Chellis House. The deadline is Monday, May 8, 6 p.m. 

I nominate __________________________ for student feminist of the year because

 

I nominate __________________________ for staff feminist of the year because

 

I nominate __________________________ for faculty feminist of the year because

 

The committee reserves the right to not consider nominees who don’t meet these criteria. Thank you for your nominations!

 

We will celebrate all the nominees at the end-of-the-year Chelle-bration on Saturday, May 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chellis House with music, poetry and good food!

Academic Roundtable – The DLA at Three Years: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Please join us at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in the Abernethy Room in the Axinn Center (please note change of venue).

As we approach the three-year anniversary of the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative (and the conclusion of our Mellon grant), we want to discuss what we have learned, and where we will be going from here. We will be joined by Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Virginia; Bethany will participate in our conversation, both to help us see Middlebury’s DLA through fresh eyes, and guide our thinking about our next steps forward. This roundtable is a perfect opportunity for faculty and staff who have participated in the DLA, as well as those viewing us from afar, to join in a reflexive conversation.

Click here to RSVP for lunch

Join the Friends of International Students Host Program!

Dear Faculty and Staff-

Our Friends of International Students (FIS) host program recruiting and matching process for the recently admitted Class of 2021 has begun! As in previous years, we expect that the Class of 2021 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who have lived abroad and international exchange students. Please contact us if you’re interested in hosting in the fall and spread the word in our community.

International Student & Scholar Services will hold a series of information meetings about the program beginning on Thursday, May 18 from 12:15-1 p.m. on the second floor of the Service Building. We ask that new hosts attend a meeting so that we can meet them and share more information about the program. If you are an experienced host, we welcome you to join us as your stories and insights are vital to friends who are new to FIS and trying to decide if they would be a good fit for the program. We will also hold additional information meetings throughout the summer to be announced soon.

To express your interest in hosting this fall or to register for our meeting on May 18, please email ISSS at isss@middlebury.edu (subject line: FIS Host Program) or call us at 802.443.5858. Feel free to bring your lunch to our meeting.

You can learn more about the FIS Host Program on our website at: http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/fis .

Please share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College.

We invite all who are interested to become a part of this wonderful program and we look forward to hearing from you!