Midd/MIIS Travelers

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

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Shirley Coly, Development

March 29-31

Danielle Rougeau, Library

Mar 21-22

Susan Baldridge, Provost

Mar 27-31

Orion Lewis, Political Science


Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Mar 29- April 4

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

From E4Health: Focus on Nutrition

Part of practicing good self-care includes eating a balanced, nutritious diet. How we “fuel” with food affects how we feel. Therefore, we want to fuel up with foods that will help us feel our best-whole foods!  Eating a diet rich in whole food helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. And, eating these foods can help to boost mood.


Let E4 Health assist you with referrals for:

  •  Healthcare providers
  •  Specialty care
  •  Gyms and fitness centers
  •  Nutritionists
  •  Health coaches
  •  Support groups to help lose weight
  •  Professional counseling and support
  •  Tip sheets and articles


Professional support is just a phone call away!

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Retirement Transitions





Individuals who end employment after having worked for Middlebury in a benefits-eligible status for a minimum of ten years past the age of forty-five qualify as “Middlebury Retirees”.


Name Type Retirement Date Department
Wayne Darling Staff 3/10/2017 Public Safety
Charles Conway Staff 3/2/2017 Information Technology Services
Marilyn Dragon Staff 2/24/2017 Facilities Services
Norman Metcalfe Staff 2/23/2017 Information Technology Services (MIIS)
David Groshans Staff 2/14/2017 Facilities Services
Amy Sands Staff 12/31/2016 Research Centers and Initiatives (MIIS)




Representatives from Cigna will continue to visit the Middlebury campus several more times in March through April, 2017. On-site visits are reserved for private, one-one-one meetings between employees and a Cigna representative.  If you have a question about your medical or dental benefits, please make an appointment to speak with our local representative at:


Readings on Conflict, Conversation, and Resolution

book displayMany thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life for recommending a thoughtful selection of books to help all members of the campus community renew and restore relationships with one another.

Find these books on conflict, conversation and resolution in the atrium of the Davis Family Library. Most of them can be checked out in print or found online in MIDCAT. If you don’t have time right now, that’s okay! Along with the books on display, you’ll find printed copies of the reading list. Take one with you for later.

Readings on Conflict, Conversation, and Resolution

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Stone, Patton & Heen, 1999
  • The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide. Schirch & Campt, 2007
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler, 2012
  • The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. Lederach, 2003
  • The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding: A Vision and Framework for Peace with Justice. Schirch, 2004
  • The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Pranis, 2005
  • How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable. Elgin, 1997

Weather Related Pay for March 14 and 15



Due to the blizzard conditions on Tuesday March 14, the College suspended certain operations and released non-essential personnel early in the afternoon.  Essential personnel were asked to remain on duty or report to duty after the 1:30pm dismissal. We are pleased to announce some special arrangements for pay during the period from 1:30pm Tuesday March 14 through 6:15am Wednesday March 15, which is when the announcement was made that normal operations would resume. Non-essential employees who were released Tuesday will be paid their regular pay for the duration of their scheduled shift and benefits-eligible employees will not be required to use CTO. Nonexempt employees identified as essential personnel who worked past 1:30pm will be paid the equivalent of time and a half of their regular hourly rate for each hour they worked between 1:30pm Tuesday and 6:15am Wednesday. Affected employees should enter their hours on their timesheets as they normally would, and managers should forward a list of all of their employees who worked during the weather closure and the number of hours they worked to Perry Richards. The premium pay will be added to their pay of March 31.

Human Resources has prepared a list of frequently asked questions regarding pay and time entry for the closure.  That list can be found here

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