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A taste of Epoisses anyone?

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epoisse.1251621398Students, staff and faculty gathered last week for the traditional wine and cheese tasting at the Madeleine Center.  The more adventurous tried the lesser known “stinkier” cheeses such as Epoisses (from the Alsace region) and Munster (from Burgandy), others stayed with tried and true favorites such as Comté (Franche-Comté) and Sainte-Maure de Touraine (Centre-Val de Loire).  Chloé_Stéphanie Gabriellle_Claire la photo de groupe Laura Ebob Nayla and co 1 Xavier et Aaron 1 Nayla Alexia J 2

Second Semester Featured Internship : La Maison des Journalistes

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logo mdjAviva Shwayder, a Middlebury College student, is currently interning at the La Maison des Journalistes (MDJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting journalists who have fled their countries (such as Syria, Iran, Rwanda, Tunisia, Cuba) and who are now political refugees in France. The MDJ not only provides these journalists temporary housing, but the staff also helps them apply for political asylum, teaches them French, and find employment so that they can integrate into their new community. The journalists are able to continue to pursue their work in the name of freedom of the press by writing for the MDJ’s online publication “L’oeil de l’exilé.” The MDJ also organizes outreach to secondary schools and universities throughout France, explaining the importance of freedom of speech, the press, and human rights. Aviva works in the communications department, where she translates documents, designs promotional material, and assists with weekly events with the journalists.
For more information on the organization and its activities, please see their website: http://www.maisondesjournalistes.org/ .

 

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

A Spring Break Trip Through Civil Rights History

Live Webcast: An Interview with President Ron Liebowitz

Language Schools to Celebrate 100 Years this Summer

Two Middlebury Febs Selected as Watson Fellows

Middlebury Institute at Monterey Launches New Center for Social Impact Learning

A Governor Reflects on Four Decades of Public Service

Middlebury College Offers 1,512 Students Acceptance to the Class of 2019

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Systems Maintenance, Sunday March 29th

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During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, March 29th we have the following activities schedules:

 

  • We will turn up one of our two Internet circuits. This will cause a brief outage, up to a minute, for the VPN connections to Banner and MIIS
  • Fiber maintenance related to the Middlebury town offices project. There will be an extended network outage lasting 8+ hours for the following locations.
    • Ilsley Library
    • 5 Court St
    • Painter House

 

We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.

 

Regards,

Billy

 

Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

The 25 Year Club Inductees of 2015

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Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Carole Cavanaugh, Japanese Studies

Norman Cushman, Facilities Services

Edward DeMatties, Facilities Services

Emmie Donadio, Museum of Art

Julie Hoyenski, Events Management

Christopher Klyza, Political Science

Jodi Litchfield, Student Accessibility

Susan Perkins, Psychology

John Quesnel, Retail Food Operations

Erin Quinn, Athletics

Sunder Ramaswamy, Office of the President

Allison Rimmer, Theatre

Timothy Spears, Academic Affairs

Michael Wakefield, Facilities Services

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these individuals for 25 years of service to Middlebury.

College Bookstore Flash Sale!

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In-store Only!

Flashsale

New Employee

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In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Kas to campus!

Kas Singh joined Middlebury College on January 29, 2015. As an International Student and Scholar Advisor, Kas assists international faculty, staff and students with maintaining their legal visa status by advising them on immigration regulations pertaining to their respective statuses. With a focus on the international faculty and staff population, Kas coordinates with hosting departments to support the faculty/staff experiences at Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey and the many other programs that bring international faculty and staff.

Kas’ passion for working in international student and scholar services developed after studying abroad as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). After participating in a semester program in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Belgium, Kas graduated with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in International Business. She worked at UNO with the Intensive English Language program for 3 years as Project Coordinator. Wanting to explore the world more, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served as an English-for-Specific-Purposes Instructor in Kaunas, Lithuania for 3 years.

After the Peace Corps, Kas moved to Brattleboro, Vermont where she participated in a Masters in International/Intercultural Management program at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute). She then moved to Stony Brook, New York and worked as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Stony Brook University for about 2 years. After a short hiatus from the field of international education, she decided to return to the field and obtained a job as an International Student & Scholar Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked there for 10 years before moving to Middlebury.

Kas is originally from Iowa/Nebraska along the Missouri River and claims Omaha, Nebraska as her ‘home town’. Kas is married and has 3 daughters. Her husband, Ian, comes originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, people-watching, going to festivals, and attempting to golf. She looks forward to learning how to snow shoe and cross-country ski next winter. She also enjoys drinking coffee and wine and eating chocolate and cheese – all things that she has found to be abundant in Vermont!