Arabella Holzapfel

Posts by Arabella Holzapfel

 
 
 

Staff Council Meeting Wednesday, April 9th

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 9th. Our guest speaker this month is Mike Thomas, Associate Vice President for Finance & Assistant Treasurer.

 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker Mike Thomas

9:35 a.m. Approval of minutes

  • March 2014 Meeting

9:40 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

10:00 a.m. Old Business

  • Employee “Perks” Update.
  • Retirement Transition Update
  • Boston Trip details

10:15 a.m. New Business

  • Updating the MCSC webpage
  • Set ice cream social date

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Learning lunch on the Digital Liberal Arts – Tuesday March 11, 12:15

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Over the past decade, digital technologies have suffused every corner of liberal arts education, from in-class instruction to student life to faculty research to campus infrastructure. One important impact of this digital shift has been that technologies that had previously been more common within sciences and narrow specialized disciplines, now have been adopted both across the teaching curriculum and within scholarly research in all disciplines, especially the humanities. We see this technological turn as part of a movement that some have called the Digital Liberal Arts.

Rebekah Irwin, LIS’s Director of Special Collections and Archives, will help us better understand the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury. Please bring your lunch and join us!

Tuesday, March 11

12:15 pm at the Mitchell Green Lounge in McCullough

Staff Art and Craft Exhibit – March 15th; 1-4 p.m.

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Browse and enjoy works of art and craft created by Middlebury College staff members. Exhibitors will include Maura Clancy with handmade baskets; Cheryl Burnham and Arabella Holzapfel with hand-knit and beaded items; Wayne Darling with rustic furniture; Sandy Bonomo with quilts; and Amy Holbrook, Jonathan Dow, and EJ Bartlett with visual works. Wine, beer, and appetizers will be served. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Staff Council and the Office of the President of Middlebury College. Free. For more information, click here.

Learning Lunch – Preview of the Academy Awards!

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Get a different perspective on the Academy Awards – from Ali Salem ’16, a student in the Film and Media Culture program! Bring your lunch and join us in the Crest Room, at 12:15 on Monday, February 24th for another of Staff Council’s Learning Lunches. (Please note this is a location change since a previous MiddPoints post.)

Staff Council Meeting

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday, February 12th for our monthly Staff Council Meeting.    We also would like  to remind you all about our upcoming events:

  • Civility Learning Lunch also on Wednesday, the 12th, at 12:15 in LIB 230
  • Craft and Art Show in March.  We are looking for talented folks who would like to display their creations.  If you would like to help us plan this event, or future events, feel free to contact us.   We hope to see you on February 12th at our next meeting.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda – Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

 9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Approval of minutes, January 2014 Meeting

9:10 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

9:20 a.m. Old Business

  • Office Moves Feedback
  • NEO Schedule
  • Boston trip to Fenway Park

9:30 a.m. New Business

  • Wellness fitness programs, can they be offered after work as well as during lunch hour?
  • Tuition benefit questions for dependents and staff

10:00 a.m. Brain Storming for wants/needs in the coming months

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Civility conversation – Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 12:15, LIB 230

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Our “Learning Lunch” on civility was postponed and has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th, at 12:15 in LIB 230.

What is civility, exactly? How can we foster civility in a vibrant college community with wide-ranging opinions, yet make meaningful progress on issues we care about?

James Davis, Professor of Religion and author of “In Defense of Civility”, will host a conversation that we hope will be attended by staff and faculty members. Please bring your lunch and join in!

 

Staff Council events – help us plan

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Staff Council and the President’s Office are co-sponsoring a couple of events that require a fair amount of planning. If you’re interested in being part of either of these, please let us know!

  • Employee art and craft exhibitintroduced last week, and now firmly scheduled for March 15th from 1-4 in the Lobby of the Center for the Arts. Described last week – please sign up here if you’re interested in exhibiting. As of the morning of January 24th, only five have signed up, and that’s not enough to go forward with.
  • Bus trip to Fenway for a Red Sox game! We will be finalizing details in the near future but need to gauge the interest of staff members. Expressing an interest at this point is not a commitment to the trip. If you think you would attend, please see Theresa Hinman, send her an email at tbroulli@middlebury.edu, or call her at 989-9072 by February 7th.

Supervisors – please spread the word about these to staff without easy access to email or the web. Those interested in exhibiting in the art/craft exhibit can send information – name, department, and a brief description of what they’ll display – through campus mail to Arabella Holzapfel, LIB 132.

In other news – these Learning Lunches are coming up in the near future:

  • February 5th – 12:15 in LIB 230 - What is civility, exactly? How can we foster civility in a vibrant college community with wide-ranging opinions, yet make meaningful progress on issues we care about? James Davis, Professor of Religion and author of “In Defense of Civility”, will host an open conversation. Please bring your lunch and join in!
  • February 24th – 12:15 in LIB 230 – a preview of the Academy Awards with Ali Salem, a student who is studying Film and Media Culture. Bring your lunch and get a different perspective on the Oscars than you get from mass media!
  • March 11th – 12:15 in Mitchell Green Lounge - Middlebury’s Digital Scholarship Working Group is helping faculty and students engage scholarship in new ways through MiddLab. What is MiddLab? What is digital scholarship, anyway? Rebekah Irwin, LIS’s Director of Collections, Archives, and Digital Scholarship, will clue us in! Bring your lunch and join us!