Category Archives: Midd Blogosphere

Weekly Web Updates – April 17, 2017

Several of us will be in Baltimore this week attending DrupalCon 2017. The keynote sessions are typically streamed live and videos of the session talks are usually posted by the end of the day.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Reference fields on the Museum of Art site were migrated to Drupal’s entityreference module. The old references module was uninstalled from the Course Hub and Drupal forms sites, removing the ability to add tags to images on those sites.
  • Fixed an issue where the “click to expand” links on the top right of news story images weren’t working in the Middlebury Drupal site.
  • A few additional fixes to ensure that HTML in excerpts on the MiddSTART and MiddGOAL sites is not corrupted when loaded in the WYSIWYG editor.
  • The Panopto Embed plugin is now enabled by default on sites.miis.edu.

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.
  • Integrating Panopto (streaming videos) and Canvas (LMS).

Student Org Profile: VSO

The Volunteer Service Organization (VSO) provides students with weekly, varied volunteer opportunities. Through established connections with a wide array of community partners, VSO brings groups of students to worksites that range from Helen Porter Medical Center to Wild Roots Farm. In the spirit of enacting direct, measurable service, student volunteers not only get the opportunity to grow closer to the people of Middlebury and the surrounding areas, but do so while assisting local organizations with their own programming and service endeavors.

After beginning my VSO journey at the beginning of last year, I have steadily increased my commitment to the organization and its events. Since the outset of the ’16-’17 academic year, I have been the president of the Org. As president, I had the opportunity to not only plan programming in conjunction with community partners, but also attend each of the events. Having the chance to spend a few hours a week with different groups of student volunteers has opened my eyes to the true power of cooperation. VSO’s events simply would not be possible without the incredible amount of student support we receive. Seeing groups of students – who are, more often than not, strangers – come together while giving back has been continually inspiring. The forging of new friendships, both on campus and off, has been a formative component of my time at school. It is my sincere hope that students decide to get involved with VSO. Whether that means coming to one event a semester or applying to work on our board, any and all interest is welcome.

-Jay Silverstein ’19

Faculty News: WWI Commemoration

For the commemorations marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Chemin des Dames Ridge, Sunday April 16th in the region of Aisne, historian and School in France faculty member, André Loez, found himself explaining to the Head of State, President François Hollande, the failed French assault on the Germans. For the official press release : http://www.elysee.fr/communiques-de-presse/article/centenaire-de-la-bataille-du-chemin-des-dames/ .

Midd/MIIS Travelers

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

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Kristen Mullins, Center for Community Engagement

April 20

Melissa Sorenson, Digital Learning Commons

May 30-Jun 7

Orion Lewis, Political Science

April

Andrea Hofmann-Miller, GSTILE-T&I

July

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

Renee Jourdenais, GSTILE

Summer

Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies

Oct 31-Nov 4

Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I

Summer

Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures

Oct 31-Nov 4

Meg Storey Groves, Advancement

May 18-21

Mike Moser, Facilities Services

April 17-21

Chris Norris, ITS

April 19-21

Paul Dicovitsky, ITS

April 19-21

Amanda Birchenough, Advancement

April 30-May 4

 

THE 25 YEAR CLUB OF 2017

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Jane Chaplin, Classics

Wayne Darling, Public Safety

Jaqueline Davies, Student Financial Services

Darien Davis, History

Arabella Holzapfel, Library

Donna Paquette, Facilities Services

Grace Spatafora, Biology

Su Tan, Music

Susan Davis, Snow Bowl

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

THE 25 YEAR CLUB OF 2017

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Jane Chaplin, Classics

Wayne Darling, Public Safety

Jaqueline Davies, Student Financial Services

Darien Davis, History

Arabella Holzapfel, Library

Donna Paquette, Facilities Services

Grace Spatafora, Biology

Su Tan, Music

Susan Davis, Snow Bowl

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

Tucker Van Aken ’12 Talks about his Fulbright Year in China!

Monday, April 24 at 4:30pm in the CTLR Lounge: Fulbright Experience in China with Tucker Van Aken ’12 Tucker Van Aken ’12 will discuss his experiences as a Fulbrighter in China. Dean Lisa Gates will be on hand to answer questions about the Fulbright or application process. This session is for students interested in learning […]