Category Archives: Midd Blogosphere

Senator Bernie Sanders PAID intern for fall in Press Office.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking a Press Intern for the fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office, starting in early- to mid-August. The Press Intern will work closely with the communications team to track daily news coverage and produce content for sharing across social media platforms as part of a robust and creative digital strategy. Experience with video shooting and editing, graphic design and/or writing for social media is strongly recommended. Applicants must work well within a team, formulate and execute original ideas and have a working knowledge of new media. Please send resume and samples of multimedia work to sanderspressjob@gmail.com. This is a paid, full-time position.

The new Digital LSAT Field Test

The Digital LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) Field Test is being offered by LSAC free of charge.  It is intended for those who plan to take the LSAT in the near future.

The Digital LSAT Field Test includes actual LSAT questions, but instead of an LSAT score, you will receive a detailed performance report describing the number of questions you answered correctly for various question types and skill areas.  Like the LSAT, each field test will consist of five sections of multiple-choice questions—but they will be administered on a tablet. There will also be a writing sample, which the test taker will type using a keyboard attached to the tablet. The Digital LSAT Field Test will be given under conditions similar to those of an actual LSAT administration, and the timing of the sections will be identical (35 minutes for each section).

This is a good way to prepare for the actual LSAT you will take at a later date.  Check out this site for more details include the date and locations.  You must apply by August 25.

http://digitallsat.lsac.org/Pages/Default.aspx

 

International Acclaim for Film Produced by Midd Faculty, Staff and Student Researchers

Michael Newbury (American Studies) and Daniel Houghton (Library) collaborated with several undergraduate student researchers to produce a film and educational website about the Collinwood fire tragedy. The Addison Independent recently featured the project. See story

A tour of Middlebury’s wireless network

Please join us for a special ITS Tech Partners meeting.  Rick James, our wireless network administrator, will provide a behind the scenes tour of Middlebury’s wireless network.  He’ll start with some basic information about how wireless networking works and how it is different than wired networking.  He’ll then describe Middlebury’s wireless architecture and how it has evolved over the last several years, including the recent extension to our Monterey, CA campus so that now wireless at MIDD and MIIS operate as one logical wireless network.  Rick will demonstrate how we use some of our monitoring tools to plan our wireless network deployment through a building, how we troubleshoot issues, measure performance and capacity.  Additionally, Rick recently analyzed a student survey of our wireless services, he’ll share the results and seek your input on constructing a similar survey for faculty and staff.

If you ever wonder how wifi works and Middlebury future plans for wireless, be sure to attend this ITS Tech Partners meeting.  All are welcome, please share with others you think might be interested.

When:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Where:  Library 145 and Zoom:  https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/9445370958

Are you in DC this summer? Register for 2 professional development workshops to help you succeed in govt work!

Your Path to Public Service and Beyond

Take advantage of these two offerings hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.  You can register for one or both sessions on July 28 and August 4.

The workshop series teaches you vital skills needed to get the most out of their current internship and prepares you for a successful career in government.

The two-part workshop series is designed for students interested in legislative affairs, communications, public affairs or related fields.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Your Personal Brand and Mission
July 28, 5-7 p.m., at the Partnership for Public Service

Identify your values and understand how they align with broader agency mission.  Get effective tips on how to build your personal leadership brand

Panelists:

Ashwani Jain, Associate Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Susanna B. Marking, Acting Chief of Public Affairs, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Register here to attend.

 

Building Your Network
August 4, 5-7 p.m., at George Washington University campus

Learn tips for effective networking
Identify key skills and how to apply them to future career opportunities
Put your skills to practice at the networking reception following the workshop

Register here to attend.

Weekly Web Updates – July 17

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue with timezone conversion on the Arts Calendar listing views caused because dates and times are stored in the database as ES/DT but converted to GMT when used in comparisons, causing some events to appear in the wrong months.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Job at Global Health Law center at Georgetown University in DC

I was notified of this position by an alum.  Looks good!

Administrative Coordinator, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law – Georgetown University Law Center

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.

More details and application information here!