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Interested in learning more about Banner? Join the Ellucian Commons.

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Are you interested in learning more about Banner?  Have questions about best practices?  Want to connect with colleagues at other Banner schools to learn how they have addressed challenging problems?  Consider joining the Ellucian Commons.

Some of you may remember the older Sun Guard Higher Education ListServ that used to allow Banner schools and users to communicate, collaborate, and stay connected.  Although some of those older ListServ threads still exist they have largely been replaced and augmented by the new Ellucian Commons system.

From the Ellucian Commons website – “…The Commons is an online community where Ellucian customers, partners, and employees can share experiences, ask questions, find answers, and connect to a collaborative and informed network.  Articles, news, blogs, best practices, reference materials, document libraries, discussion threads, and more provide the community with tools to share, learn, explore, and create.”

See more at: http://www.edu1world.org/submitform/CommonsInvitation/

Invitation to 9/16 MiddAction Fair

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

You are warmly invited to join us for the annual MiddAction Fair. Whether you’d like to explore opportunities to partner with community organizations regarding your teaching or research, or if you are new to our Middlebury community and would like to make a more personal connection to your new “home,” we welcome you to join us! Details below.

MiddAction Fair
When: Tuesday, September 16, 6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Wilson Hall, McCullough

This is your chance to get involved: Meet representatives from more than 50 local non-profit organizations and student service groups with opportunities to get involved in the community.

The MiddAction Fair will provide you with the opportunity to engage directly in local activism, volunteering, social justice, and service-learning activities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.

Questions? Contact Quanteshia Tennyson, Community Engagement Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, qtennyson@middlebury.edu , 802.443.5113

This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Friday Links, September 12th, 2014

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It isn’t every day a new genus – or perhaps a new phylum – is discovered! Read more at PLOS|one

10 ways the iPhone 6 could give Android a run for its money - The iPhone 6 was revealed on September 9, 2014. Find out what features should have Android developers scrambling to pick up the slack.

Apple

Some slowness in network server access expected today

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We’re seeing an abnormally high level of traffic between our storage systems across data centers. The result of this is the user community will occasionally see slow data transfers. E.g. Opening or saving files to the network, retrieving email, mounting shared drives, etc… We expect to reach normal levels within the next 24 hours.

Moodle Update on Friday, August 19th

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From Remote-Learner:

Dear Valued Client,

In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting database maintenance on September, 19th between 12:01 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. EST. During most of this period your site will be operational, but there may be short periods of connection loss to the internet.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your experience.

Sincerely,

Remote-Learner Technical Support

SWIM/DIVE LESSONS REGISTRATION, 2014 –2015

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MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SWIM/DIVE LESSONS REGISTRATION, 2014 –2015 academic year
~$10 per half hour for participant~
~ Each additional participant is $5 per half hour provided participants have the same ability level and can do the lesson together~
~Sign up by September 24; lessons can begin as early as October 1~

Swimming and diving lessons are once again being offered to faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. Lessons are for half an hour, one day a week, for 6 consecutive weeks. There is a $15 registration fee. If you are interested in signing yourself or your children up for swimming or diving lessons; PLEASE PRINT THIS ARTICLE, COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION BELOW AND SEND WITH A CHECK (for registration fee and cost for 6 lessons), MADE PAYABLE TO MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, TO NORMA LEDUC @ MEMORIAL FIELD HOUSE.

Lessons will be scheduled on Mondays or Tuesdays. If your instructor is on break you may reschedule that lesson with the instructor to ensure you get your full 6 weeks of lessons. Available instructors will be assigned on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. In order to register, individuals must be an immediate family member of a Middlebury College faculty, staff or alumni.

I AM A (please circle one):   FACULTY   STAFF   ALUMNI

YOUR NAME__________________________________   DEPT_______________________   ID#______________

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS_____________________________________________________

PARTICIPANT’S NAME____________________________   AGE_______   GENDER:   M   F

TYPE OF LESSONS:   SWIMMING   DIVING

ABILITY LEVEL:   BEGINNER   INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

PREVIOUS INSTRUCTOR’S NAME (if you would like to have this instructor again):_____________________________

PREFERENCE FOR A MALE OR FEMALE INSTRUCTOR:   MALE   FEMALE

IF MORE THAN ONE PARTICIPANT:
NAME__________________________   AGE_____   GENDER____   ABILITY____________
NAME__________________________   AGE_____   GENDER____   ABILITY____________

PLEASE INDICATE THE DAY AND TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE LESSON SCHEDULED (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE DAY AND ONE TIME):

MONDAY   TUESDAY

3:00-3:30PM   3:30-4:00PM   4:00-4:30PM   7:00-7:30PM   7:30-8:00PM

Rules of Swimming/Diving Lessons:
1. Sign the General Release
2. Sign you and/or your child in at the beginning of each lesson.
3. Do not enter or let your child enter the pool without the instructor and lifeguard being present.
4. Wait in the balcony area/bleachers if you have a child taking a lesson. You are not allowed to drop your child off and leave.
5. If you cannot make a lesson, please be sure to call your instructor.

Questions? Email Norma Leduc at leduc@middlebury.edu

 

Welcome (Back) to the Library!

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Whether you’re new to campus or returning from summer break, we invite you to take advantage of all the library has to offer. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss:

Many thanks to our talented Digital Media Tutors Maggie, Emily and Denisse, who created this video and others as a summer project!

More tips for the new semester:  Midd Libraries Quick Guide [go/quicklib]


Spoiler alert! The 5 quick tips include:
1. The Circulation Desk is where you’ll check out all of your library materials, including CDs, equipment and interlibrary loans.
2. Library collections include not only books but also DVDs, graphic novels in the Browsing section, dictionaries in the Reference section, manuscripts downstairs in Special Collections, and magazines in the Harman Periodicals Area.
3. Librarians can help you in person at the Research Desk and online via the library web site at  http://go.middlebury.edu/lib.
4. Technology and media assistance is available at the Tech Help Desk and the Wilson Media Lab.
5. Peer Writing Tutors are ready to meet with you at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR).
BONUS! The library has all kinds of study spaces, from the Wilson Cafe at the entrance of the building, to senior thesis carrels tucked away on the upper levels.