Carlos Vélez‐Blasini (Psychology) has received a grant from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. The grant provides support for a study of the relationship between use of social networking sites, normative beliefs about sex, and relationship quality variables in US adults in and out of stable relationships. The work will provide insights into the impact of social networking on human behaviors and on social norms that can influence these behaviors, as well as help increase understanding of the relationship between use of social networking sites and well-being. Two Middlebury undergraduates will be working with Carlos on this project.
Students, faculty, and staff at Middlebury now have access to over 140,000 e-books on the EBSCO e-book platform.
Ranging from history, religion, and the sciences to poetry, languages, and the arts, these books are available from on-campus or off-campus to multiple simultaneous users.
The Service Cluster Board is accepting applications to serve on the 2016-2017 Flex Fund Review Committee!
Download the application here.
Application deadline: Tuesday, September 27th
Submit application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service Cluster Board Flex Fund provides funding for individuals, ad-hoc groups, teams, and official student organizations to carry out volunteer service. The Committee works with the SCB Co-Coordinators in order to review and approve applications grounded in service. Examples of previously funded initiatives are: transportation to teach a foreign language at Monkton Elementary, service trips during winter and spring breaks, and dinners at a local homeless shelter.
Responsibilities of SCB Flex Fund Review Committee Members include:
- Review funding requests from individual students, ad-hoc groups and student organizations for community service projects.
- Attend fall and spring trainings.
- Respond to funding requests via email within 24 hours.
- Attend Review Committee meetings during the semester.
Please Note: Although the Flex Fund Review Committee will meet intermittently during the semester, much of the Review Committee communication regarding applications will be conducted electronically. It is crucial that potential candidates are diligent about responding to e-mails.
Benefits of being an SCB Flex Fund Review Committee Member:
- Ability to help positively impact the community by empowering new service initiatives.
- Gain advising/program coordination experience by reviewing applications and programming.
- Gain budget management experience by balancing and dispersing funds from a $5,700 discretionary budget.
Criteria for Applicants:
- Passion for volunteer service.
- Ability to be responsive to applications within 24 to 48 hours.
- Ability to adhere to the Flex Fund philosophy and goals through sound decisions on funding initiatives.
The libraries are pleased to support the Art and Science of Mindful Engagement during the Clifford Symposium and beyond. Dip into a few recommended books on display, let a podcast walk you through a guided meditation, and disconnect from daily stressors in the Unplug and Recharge Room. (Or, borrow meditation cushions from the Circulation Desk and use them anywhere in the library!)
All will be available during regular library hours now through mid-October.
Library Book Display (Davis Family Library): Recommendations from faculty, students, and staff for mindfulness and meditation readings. Browse and borrow whatever you like! Located on the main level of the Davis Family Library.
Guided Meditation Station (Davis Family Library): Pick a blue chair, put on the headphones, and hit “play.” A professional will walk you through a short guided meditation exercise. Try it and see how you feel afterward! Located on the main level of the Davis Family Library.
Unplug and Recharge Room (Davis Family Library): Take a break and disconnect from daily stressors. A secluded corner of the library will be screened off to create a temporary Unplug and Recharge Room with meditation cushions and soft lighting. Located on the upper level of the Davis Family Library.
Meditation Cushions (Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library): Thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, we are able to offer loaner meditation cushions for the whole school year. Check them out from the Circulation Desk, and use them anywhere in the library for 2 hours.
Library hours at http://go.middlebury.edu/hours.
|From Midd to MIIS||From MIIS to Midd|
|Orion Lewis, Faculty||Amy McGill, Integration|
|Oct 7 – 11||Sept 26-29|
|Jessica Teets, Faculty|
|Oct 7 – 11|
|Dan Stearns, Facilities|
|Oct 17 – 28|
|Mike Moore, Facilities|
|Oct 17 – 28|
|LeRoy Graham, Provost’s Office|
|Week of Oct 17|
|Kim Downs, SFS|
|Week of Oct 17|
|Steve Snyder, Language Schools|
|Nov 8 – 11|
|Vardit Ringwald, School of Hebrew|
|Nov 8 – 11|
Let’s make the most of our travel budgets! If you have scheduled an upcoming visit to another campus and would like to share your plans with colleagues, please email your name, department, to/from locations, and travel dates to email@example.com.
Adam Croom is the Director of Digital Learning and an instructor in the College of Journalism of Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. In this talk, Adam will narrate how he leverages the technology of the open web to stimulate his students’ learning and personal growth, and to catalyze creativity in his classroom.
Adam’s course project, which started off with a 15-student class, has grown into a university-wide initiative in which more than 3,000 students, faculty, and staff are given space and tools on the open web to write, build, and share. Learn how this project is providing soft infrastructure for teaching, learning, and, ultimately, creating a domain of one’s own.