Attend a Habitat for Humanity information session on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Middlebury Community Recreation Center on Creek Road.
Come to find out more about Habitat for Humanity houses and how you can qualify. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided.
Benefits of partnering with Habitat for Humanity include no interest rate on your mortgage and your own energy efficient home!
Not available on October 25th? Attend the Vergennes information session at Bixby Memorial Library on Thursday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm. To learn more call 802-388-0400 or email HabitatApplicationsAC@gmail.com.
Need a refresher on how to add a sub-page? New to editing webpages in Drupal?
Come to Armstrong 161 in Bi-Hall, Wednesday, 10/26 from 10:00 – 11:30am to brush up or learn your way around Drupal
To sign up go to http://go.middlebury.edu/techworkshops
The workshop, which is funded by the Association for the Advancement of Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC), will include conversations about how the digital can transform language learning in liberal arts contexts. Specifically, participants will look at the ways in which digital language learning transforms traditional language learning environments by amplifying deep connections, improving differentiated instruction, and extending language learning beyond the walls of the classroom. To read a complete description of the workshop, please follow this link.
Non-Middlebury attendees will have a travel allowance of up to $650 to attend this workshop, generously provided by AALAC funding. Because funding is limited, we will accept only a limited number of attendees from other schools.
Since you are a faculty member at Middlebury College and will not need travel funding, please submit an application to participate in the workshop via this link (Institute faculty, please use this link to apply and we will discuss internal funding for your travel).
Applications are due November 4, 2016. Attendees will be selected based on the expertise and experience they will bring to the workshop, and with a goal of diversifying participation across AALAC schools and languages. The workshop organizing committee, consisting of faculty from various AALAC schools, will notify applicants of their acceptance status by December 1, 2016.
Steve Snyder, Dean of Language Schools and Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies, Middlebury College
Gabriele Dillman, Associate Professor of German and Julian H. Robertson Jr. Endowed Chair, Denison University
Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor of Modern Language and Literatures and Director of the Language Learning Center, Rhodes College
Lynn Miyake, Professor of Japanese, Pomona College
Renee Jourdenais, Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey
Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair, Vassar College
Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
Tatiana Smorodinska, Professor of Russian, Middlebury College
Tom Van Order, Associate Professor of Italian, Middlebury College
Please mark your calendars – the annual open enrollment period for Middlebury’s health and welfare benefit plans will be held from November 1st through the 14th. All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the on-line process during this window so please watch your email on November 1st for instructions and benefit details. If you will be out of town and will not have access to the internet during the open enrollment period please contact Human Resources at 802-443-5465 before November 1st to make alternate enrollment arrangements. Meanwhile, to reduce pressure on yourself during the open enrollment period consider beginning the process of estimating your flexible spending account elections now, so that you are ready to go when open enrollment starts.
We are pleased to announce that our prescription plan will cover flu vaccines at a $0 co-pay for employees enrolled in Middlebury College’s medical insurance plan. To take advantage of this $0 co-pay program, employees can choose from any of the following options:
- Visit any of the participating pharmacies in the Magellan network (here is a link to participating pharmacies in VT and CA), and present your CBA Blue ID Card to receive the vaccine for a $0 co-pay.
- If you choose to visit a non-participating pharmacy, you can still receive the vaccine. You will be required to pay full cost at the time of administration; however, request an itemized receipt to submit the claim directly to CBA Blue for 100% reimbursement from the medical plan.
- Visit a Blue Cross/Blue Shield doctor. The doctor’s office will submit the claim directly to CBA Blue, and the claim will be paid 100% from the medical plan.
- If you choose to visit an out-of-network doctor, you can still receive the vaccine. You will be required to pay full cost at the time of administration; however, request an itemized receipt to submit the claim directly to CBA Blue for 100% reimbursement from the medical plan.
Since there are many convenient and free ways to get a flu shot, Middlebury will not be hosting on-site clinics for employees this year. We encourage you to take advantage of the $0 co-pay program today.
Microsoft’s OneDrive file storage system has just been turned on for all staff, faculty, and students on the Middlebury campus and at MIIS. Now that our e-mail has successfully moved to the cloud, we turn next to Middfiles “home” folders. Don’t panic! You’re not in this alone — we’re here to help. To take advantage of the many benefits of cloud storage, you’ll want to begin by moving the contents of your “home” folder from Middfiles to OneDrive. (“Orgs” and “Classes” folders on Middfiles are staying put for now.) If you are already using cloud storage through Google, you may certainly use this service instead. Our goal is for all of you to complete the move of your Middfiles “home” folders to the cloud by the end of this year.
In the upcoming weeks ITS will be scheduling training for partners across the Midd community so we can work together to assist anyone who needs a hand with this exciting, new service. We will also provide documentation, online tutorials, and workshops designed to get you moving your files quickly and easily, using methods that work best for you. Watch your email for upcoming details.
Can’t wait to learn more – and perhaps give things a try? Take a look at http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrivehelp.