Learning Opportunities: Drupal, Website Maintenance & More!

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Visit http://go/techworkshops to view upcoming technology workshop offerings and sign up for topics of interest.  You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills and work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site.

Do you prefer to learn on your own?  Don’t forget about  lynda.com  — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.   Recently added or revised courses include Mac OS X Yosemite Tips and Tricks, Outlook for iOS and Android First Look (only 13 minutes!), and iPhone and iPad Security Fundamentals.   Watch a single video or work through an entire course — it’s the perfect activity when Mother Nature brings on the bitter chill!

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Voices in the News: Charlie Hebdo, Iran Nuclear, and State of the Union

J-term Scenes: Jewish Humor

Middlebury Inducts Five Into New Athletics Hall of Fame

Students Compete to Produce Public Service Announcements in First MiddHackathon

Feb Celebration Planned for Mid-year Graduates

Middlebury Celebrates New Field House, Hall of Fame

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

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 […]