J. Ashley Calkins

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5/1 Middlebury College Faculty and Staff Mixer

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Faculty and Staff are warmly invited to attend a Faculty and Staff Mixer on May 1 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at 51 Main. Come catch up with colleagues from across campus! Light Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Please RSVP here.

Questions? Email scouncil@middlebury.edu

Sponsored by Middlebury College Staff and Faculty Council

4/24 Faculty and Staff Introductory Bike Repair Workshop

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April 24 12:15 p.m. Middlebury College Bike Shop
(basement of Adirondack House)
It’s a great season to start riding your bike again! Join us for a free, drop-in Introductory Bike Repair Workshop for faculty and staff!

Sponsored by Staff Council and Faculty Council, hosted by the Middlebury College Bike Shop. Cookies and lemonade will be served. Questions? Contact scouncil@middlebury.edu.

Staff Council Meeting April 10th

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Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10.

Agenda: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:00 am to 10:30 am
McCullough Crest Room

Attendees: Staff Council Representatives, Human Resource, Staff

9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker
• Tim Spears, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor, American Studies

9:30 a.m. Approval of minutes
•   March 13, 2013 meeting

9:40 a.m. Committee Reports
• Community Council
• HR-6
• Total Compensation Advisory Committee:
• Publicity and Events Committee
• Safety and Environment Committee
• Election Committee
- Election in May for new members
• Professional Development Committee
• Web Prioritization Committee

10:00 a.m. Old Business

10:10 a.m. New Business

• Submit project request to automate CTO transfer to SLR? (so CTO accrued over an individual’s maximum is automatically transferred to their Sick Leave Reserve)
• Definition of “8 semesters” for tuition benefit
• Bike workshop announcement!

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Staff Council regular meetings are open to all Middlebury College staff members. Staff members should let their supervisors know if there is a particular meeting they wish to attend. Supervisors will seek to find a positive balance between addressing operational needs and support staff requests to attend these meetings.

Register today for Relay for Life!

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The 10th annual Middlebury College Relay for Life is coming up this year on April 26th-27th. Picture yourself walking around a track, surrounded by hundreds of family and friends, encouraging each other to make another lap as you celebrate those who’ve fought cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has taken too much from too many. All of us have been touched by cancer, all of us should be there on April 26th. The money raised through Relay For Life events support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work, like Hope Lodge facilities, which offer cancer patients a free place to stay, comfort, and support when they have to travel far from home for treatment. Too many people, including possibly someone you or I know, will be diagnosed with cancer this year. A Relay For Life event is our opportunity to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease. Register your team NOW online here.

Middlebury College Staff and Faculty Ski Day at Rikert Nordic Center and the Snow Bowl

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March 16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join fellow staff, faculty and their families at the Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center for a day of skiing and snowboarding! Hot chocolate and cookies provided. No advance sign-up necessary.
Snow Bowl Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding: First 50 people can purchase lift tickets for only $10!
Otherwise discounted prices are as follows:
Lift tickets age 6+: $20
Lift tickets under 6: $10
Rentals for 15+: $20
Rentals for 14 under: $13
Lessons $45/instructor hour

Rikert Nordic Skiing:
Day ticket $8:00
Rentals – Skate or Classic:  $10.00

Sponsored by Staff Council and Faculty Council. Questions? Contact scouncil@middlebury.edu

Daffodil Days Are Here!

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Welcome spring and support the American Cancer Society by purchasing daffodils!

Order your bouquets at go/boxoffice by Tuesday, March 5th!

These beautiful spring flowers will brighten anyone’s day, and represent hope to many cancer patients.  With Daffodil Days, an ACS annual fundraiser, you can make a difference!  Order daffodils to help the ACS further its research, education, advocacy, and service programs.

Gifts of Hope and Bear Hugs for Hope will be delivered to patients directly by ACS. To order daffodils for yourself, a friend or colleague, a cancer survivor you can order online with a credit card at the Box Office. An email will be sent out about when flowers will arrive at the Box Office in McCullough the week of March 18th. Faculty and Staff on-campus orders will be delivered to offices upon arrival; on the Box Office order form please list your campus address under “Shipping Address.”

Apply for the Spring Middlebury Alternative Break Trip!

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Interested in cross-cultural experiences, education, human rights, or community service? Student service initiative Friends for Burma will be leading a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip to do in-depth work with the Burmese refugee community in Burlington. Students will stay with Burmese families and do educational projects including teaching English, cooking, citizenship lessons, and activities with the kids.

Application: Spring 2013 Mini-MAlt Participant Application
Application Due Monday, March 4th via email to Forest Jarvis, fjarvis@middlebury.edu. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, March 8th
Trip dates: March 23 – 26.
Participant Fee: $25
*MAlt is supported by funds through the MAlt student organization budget
Questions? Contact Forest Jarvis MAlt participants and Burmese community 2