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Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
John Elder, Env. Studies

Mar 4-11

Melissa Hanham, CNS

Feb 27-29

Chris Spencer, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Jeffrey Lewis, CNS

Feb 27-29

Demetrius Borge, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Orion Lewis, Political Science

January 29-Feb 10/March

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Spring

Amy Collier, Provost’s Office

Feb 15-19

Sheila Cameron, Provost’s Office

Mar 7-16

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

Relay for Life

You may or may not know what Relay for Life is, but it is an event that takes place annually on campus. This year the event will be taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00pm. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. In past years, we have had several sports teams, social clubs, and social houses make teams for the event and we would love to have you do so with as many faculty and staff as possible! Since teams are required to get community service hours in, we find that Relay is a great way to get involved. You don’t have to attend for the entire day- stopping by for a little while to walk on behalf of the faculty/staff team, and enjoy some music or food is more than enough. We will be having a variety of groups perform throughout the day, like Mischords and Riddim, amazing food catered by several restaurants in town, with activities like henna and face painting. It is a kid-friendly environment and we encourage all families to come!

We are also looking for cancer survivors to participate in our event. Survivors are the most important part of it all, and honoring them is integral to the Relay for Life mission statement. If there are any survivors on campus who are comfortable and available to do so, we would love to have you be a part of our Relay experience and invite you to our survivor dinner. Please contact relayforlife@middlebury.edu or ialonzo@middlebury.edu for more questions.

There are still ways to be a part of Relay without coming to the actual event if you cannot make it. By starting a team, you can fundraise money that still goes to the cause, and let friends and family know so that they can donate to the cause under your team’s name. In fact, the first faculty/staff or admin that registers a team with 6 participants will win a Hibachi Grille that comes in a Relay for Life pull cooler.

If you are interested, you can register at the following link, and let your team members know so that they can join in and donate:

go/relay/

or 

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17NE?pg=entry&fr_id=81004

Please contact us via email if you have any questions. Thanks so much, and we hope to see you at the event!

All the best,

The Relay for Life Committee

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Cathy Vincent, Human Resources

late January/early February

Melissa Hanham, CNS

Feb 27-29

John Elder, Env. Studies

Mar 4-11

Jeffrey Lewis, CNS

Feb 27-29

Chris Spencer, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Demetrius Borge, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Orion Lewis, Political Science

January/March

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Spring

Amy Collier, Provost’s Office

Feb 15-19

Sheila Cameron, Provost’s Office

Mar 7-16

New MIIS Employee

It is my pleasure to announce that we have a new member of the Language & Professional Programs team, Ms. Nenneya Shields. Nenneya is our Operations Manager, succeeding Trish Aportela who transferred into the Student Financial Services department last year.

Nenneya is a MIIS alumna who graduated in May 2016 from the MBA/IPD dual degree program. She is also a proud FMS and DPMI alumna. Upon graduation, Nenneya moved to Uganda to work as the Director of Impact and Learning for Jibu, a social enterprise with a franchise model centered around community health and job creation in East Africa. With Jibu, she focused on impact measurement and business literacy training for entrepreneurs. Her previous work is centered around business development, marketing and communication, and language education. Fluent in French and proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, Nenneya has lived and worked in East Asia, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a passion for operational efficiency, socially conscious business, and languages but is most passionate about her family and motherhood. She is excited to be back in Monterey working for the Middlebury Institute and looks forward to meeting you all!

We are excited to have Nenneya join the LPP team and know she will be a tremendous asset. We ask for your patience as she gets up to speed on the Institute’s policies and procedures in these first few weeks. Nenneya is located here in the LPP office suite, McGowan 103, and she can be reached by phone at extension 4666. Please join me in welcoming Nenneya to the MIIS community and feel free to swing by and say hello when you are in our neighborhood!

 

Thanks,

Patricia Szasz

Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs

 

February EFAP News: Assessing Financial Stability

FREE WEBINAR:

Improving Your Credit Score

Thursday, February 23rd

12-1pm and 3-4pmEST

This session will help you understand the importance of your credit score and suggest changes that will help you achieve good credit standing. We will explain how the FICO system works, what affects your credit score, and how you can use this information to improve it.

REGISTER TODAY!  Space is limited.

Click on the time you would like to attend above. Or log on to www.HelloE4.com with your username and password.  Click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS” on the homepage and follow the easy instructions

Are You and Your Partner on the Same Page Financially?

Disagreements about money and finances are some of the leading problems facing families today. Below are a few tips that will help to improve communications and money management as you and your spouse or partner engage in a financial check-up.
Develop a household budget together. This is perhaps the hardest thing for individuals or couples to do. It is very useful to sit down to review the expenses that you anticipate for the coming years and set spending priorities for either yourself or for the family.
Reach an agreement on areas to cut back. Develop short- and long-term plans to reduce spending on a few types of expenses. This will lead to a sense of cooperation and teamwork. Setting a few reasonable goals can help create hope and a sense of control whether you live with others or live alone.
Have a rule about big expenses. All decisions to spend over a certain dollar amount should be discussed ahead of time. Seeing yourselves as financial partners will enhance trust and intimacy.
Don’t cover-up financial problems. As difficult as it is to admit that there is a money problem, putting off the discussion will only lead to more serious problems. One of the benefits of sharing challenges with trusted friends or family members is to share the responsibility of solving the problem.  Remaining silent will only lead to greater mistrust later.
Attend the webinar. This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “Improving Your Credit Score.” Get practical information on managing credit issues and how to improve it. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend at any of the times, log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.

Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars? 

We have them archived for your convenience. Log onto the website and click on E4 University at the bottom of the home page, then click on Webinars to search by webinar title.

PDF files of the monthly newsletter and posters will be available for download

on the 1st of the month by logging onto the website and clicking on

“Monthly Bulletins” on the home page.

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

 

From MSA: Tax Season Tips & Information

Your Top Tax Tips to Remember

Taxes. The dreaded time is upon us. Before you moan and groan, read a few quick tips. We’ve got insight that will make the tax season a bit easier.

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Making Tax Returns Less Taxing

Join our live webinar as we review different tax forms, deductions and credits, filing status and common errors made when filing taxes.
REGISTER 9am PDT FEBRUARY 7th

REGISTER 12pm PDT FEBRUARY 7th

 

Live Tax Forum

Submit any financial question for a chance to get the answer from a panel of money coaches and tax specialist, during our forum on February 22nd.

 

 

REGISTER 9am PDT FEBRUARY 22nd

REGISTER 12pm PDT FEBRUARY 22nd

 

Take the Next Step!
Talk to a Money Coach tax specialist and learn about the free tax services available to you through the program.

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