HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 19 faculty positions, 46 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), (off campus)

New Button Appearing in Your NExpress Search – Now Live!

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Thanks to an agreement with ConnectNY we have expanded our direct request borrowing options beyond the NExpress consortium. Both systems retain separate databases; records aren’t shared between catalogs, rather searches are transferred from one system to another.  (Which means each catalog must be searched separately for the item you are interested in.)

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the NExpress catalog, there will be a button (like this:)  Connect NY search button  to search for the item in the ConnectNY Catalog. If the item is found in ConnectNY, you can now request the item, just as you would place a request in the NExpress system.

Connect NY button in a NExpress seach page

Please send any problems to:

Circulation: 802-443-5494 or

Interlibrary Loan: 802-443-5498 or

– See more at:

Emerald Ash Borer Presentation-This Wednesday

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Part of my absence from the blog would be teaching my winter term class “Trees and the Urban Forest” again this semester. It’s a great class, in a super rushed sort of way all winter term classes probably are.

As you may well be aware, the Emerald Ash Borer is a small exotic insect invading the country, and is poised to enter Vermont in the next couple of years. It has the potential to eliminate all the native Ash trees from the state. Just on the campus grounds itself we have over 200 large Ash trees that will need to be removed at great expense, and replanted. For a quick explaination, see .

Two years ago my winter term class took a draft of an emergency preparedness plan for the eventual arrival of the insect from the State Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and completed it for the Town of Middlebury. This winter term we are now drafting the plan for Middlebury College. This includes surveying all the Ash on campus, coming up with options for treatment or removal, giving replanting options, and running a computer model to calculate the lost benefits from these trees, including stormwater and pollution abatement, carbon sequestration, and energy savings.

We’d be honored if you could join us to present the plan to the College community on Wednesday, January 28th at noon, in The Orchard, room 103 in the Franklin Environmental Center. I understand it’s short notice (sorry!) and winter term is crazy in even a relaxing year. Please feel free to email me with questions, and if you know of someone else that would be interested, please let them know!

Join Q&A for an LGBTQ faculty/staff/student lunch

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Queers and Allies (Q&A) is happy to announce that we will be hosting an LGBTQ faculty/staff/student lunch on Wednesday, January 28th from 12:45pm – 2:00pm in the LaForce Seminar Room (LAF 121). For those of you who haven’t joined us before, this is a great opportunity for LGBTQ-identified faculty and staff to connect with students outside their respective departments. This event is not catered, but you can easily grab food from Ross Dining Hall before walking over to the seminar room.

Q&A is Middlebury’s only LGBTQ student organization. If you’d like to join our mailing list for updates and announcements about LGBTQ-related events on campus (including future lunches!), please contact us at or check out our website at

The Week’s Headlines

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

J-term Scenes: The Vanishing Ash

Virtue Field House Dedication Set for January 24

Dispatch from Rwanda – Part 2

Drone Use Raises Serious Questions

Chilean Government Honors CNS Director for Nonproliferation Work

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

CfA Network Event

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We are currently experiencing network difficulties in the Center for the Arts. We are on the scene and the problem will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Please Mark Your Calendars for Gensler 2015

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Dear Members of the Middlebury Community,

The mass incarceration of Black and Latina/o populations and the punitive policing of poor communities is one of the most important issues the United States faces today. In order to promote campus conversations about these issues, the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity are co-sponsoring the annual Gensler symposium with the theme of “Punishing Bodies: Feminist Responses to the Carceral State.”

The symposium brings a very exciting line up of speakers and events to campus culminating in an all day conference on April 17th with internationally recognized scholars speaking on everything from policing migrant communities to the embodiment of masculinities in Chicago gangs.

We encourage you to mark your calendars now. You can find out more at the symposium website: go/gensler2015

Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas regarding this year’s theme.

Laurie and Roberto

Laurie Essig, Director Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Roberto Lint Sagarena, Director Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity