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National Anti-Slavery Standard (Trial ends October 31 2014)

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The Middlebury College community has free access until the end of October to the full text of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, a newspaper that was published between 1840 and 1870.

Let us know what you think! Email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your library liaison.

Friday Links, September 19th

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Will the Next Classroom Disruption Be in 3-D? Facebook’s Virtual-Reality Company Thinks So – Brendan Iribe dropped out of the University of Maryland here, but before he did he amassed 227 parking tickets. And he managed to meet two business partners who would help him build the virtual-reality company Oculus VR, which Facebook bought this year for about $2-billion.

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know – There are many ways through which you can use Moodle gamification to improve eLearning. Reliable studies show the gamifying the learning process can add a lot of value a part from enhancing the participation of the learners and teachers alike.

Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that uses the Note 4 (hands-on) – Facebook’s Oculus VR is creating the Rift. Sony’s PlayStation is creating Project Morpheus. Google is… well, Cardboard exists. And now Samsung’s getting in on the virtual reality action, announcing Gear VR at IFA 2014 today in Berlin, Germany.

Friday Frenzy!

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FRIDAY FRENZY

Join us for our Friday Football Frenzy Sale on our Middlebury colors to show Panther Pride and support for our team and players!

25% off Blue and White Midd Sweatshirts

Now! Here! Digitalia Film Library streaming films from around the world

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The Middlebury College community now has access to all the films of the DigFilmLibFilms in many languages from around the world. Collections include:

Nature and WildlifePeninsulaValdesEuropean CinemaGypsySpiritLatin American selectionArrierosAnd more!

Do you have a library recommendation? Let us know! or contact your liaison.

Submit A Winter Term Workshop Proposal

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DO YOU HAVE A TALENT? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE IT? SIGN UP TO TEACH A WINTER TERM WORKSHOP IN JANUARY 2015. These non-credit workshops are open to the entire College community during Winter Term. DEADLINE for workshop proposals is midnight on Sunday, October 12th. Contact Maria Farnsworth in Student Activities at x3156 if you have any questions. Proposal forms can be found at: go/wtwproposal.

 

Invitation: Friends of International Students Host Program Information Meeting, Monday, Sept. 22

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International Student & Scholar Services invites you to learn more about our Friends of International Students (FIS) host program.

  • The program provides a terrific opportunity for you to meet people from around the world, and to connect with a student in an individual way.
  • It’s a friendship program. Contacts between student and family are arranged on your own terms.
  • Most of the students participate in our program, so we will need many new hosts.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a host to an international student, please register to attend an information meeting. Our final meeting will be on:

  • Monday, September 22, from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Carr Hall Lounge (Carr Hall is at 452 College Street). Please feel free to bring your lunch to the mid-day meeting.

TO REGISTER: Please contact ISSS, by email at isss@middlebury.edu or by telephone at 443-5858. (In your message, please provide your name, email address, and phone number, and which meeting you plan to attend.)

Even if you have been a host in the past, please register for a meeting, both to share your experiences with potential hosts and to learn about the upcoming year of the FIS program!

We hope you will be able to join us. However, if you cannot attend a session and are interested in the program, please let us know.

Please also share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College as we welcome their participation. 

Click here to learn more about the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program.

Grateful for Our Conversations

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I want to take this opportunity to warmly welcome new and returning students to campus as I prepare to finish up my last semester at Middlebury to take on a new role as executive vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and executive vice provost at Rutgers University – Newark in January. Over the years, I have been heartened by the many connections and conversations I’ve had with Middlebury students, in person and through this blog. You have really kept me on my toes. Middlebury students are thoughtful, talented, and hard-working leaders from around the globe, and the Class of 2018 is not any different. As I stated during the Voices of the Class MiddView Orientation kick off, our community grows in richness and “flavor” with each new class of students and every new staff and faculty member. We couldn’t be happier to have you on campus.

When I started posting to One Dean’s View in the fall of 2010, I talked about wanting the blog to be a place that fosters “conversations about interesting and challenging topics related to student life and to being fully committed members of the Middlebury community.” One Dean’s View became that place for many, with readers and dozens of contributors sharing their thoughtful and provocative voices.

This is my last post, as we place One Dean’s View on hiatus. In the same spirit Tim Spears passed the ODV torch to me, it is my hope that the blog torch will be picked up by the next dean of the College. I’d like to thank you for being such devoted readers and contributors.

Until my departure from Middlebury in early January, you can still come visit me during my open office hours. You should also know that the Office of the Dean of Students, your Commons offices, Student Activities, Parton Center for Health and Wellness, and other Student Life staff are always open to support you and to hear about your ideas, achievements, and proud moments, as well as your challenges.

It has been an honor to serve Middlebury in this critical leadership role. I will hold this place in my heart and work for a lifetime.

Warmly,
Shirley