Friday Links – February 27, 2015

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Adobe Photoshop is a pretty amazing application, but in the hands of artists, it’s breathtaking. Check out the work of Erik Johansson via this post in Mashable. I’ve included a Behind the Scenes video below that shows you how he works his magic. (Hint: LOTS of layers.)

 

“Why digital natives prefer reading in print”

 

New Employee

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Chelsea GriggsIn this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Chelsea to campus!

Chelsea Griggs is the new academic coordinator for the environmental studies program. Prior to joining Middlebury College, Chelsea worked for 7 years at Helen Porter Healthcare Center (Porter Medical Center). Chelsea resides in Bristol with her husband, an almost two year old daughter, and three energetic dogs. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, jogging and spending time with friends.

Learn CPR and First Aid Skills FOR FREE on Wednesday March 4th

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Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Wednesday, March 4th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

Professional Development Workshops Presented by John Tallmadge

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Join us for professional development workshops presented by John Tallmadge, an educational and literary consultant (who is the author of Meeting the Tree of Life: A Teacher’s Path), on Friday, March 6th, in the CTLR Suite in the Davis Family Library. John has worked with a number of Middlebury faculty. To sign up, please visit http://sites.middlebury.edu/ctlrmarch2015/

The three workshops on Friday are:

12:15-1:20 pm Workshop 1 - Staying Alive in the Beginning and Warrior Phases of a Career (for junior and term faculty) – This workshop is primarily for junior faculty as well as to those not on the tenure track and deals with the challenges of leading a balanced life during the beginning and warrior phases of one’s career. Lunch included.

1:30-2:30 pm Workshop 2 – Academic Publishing: from leveraging the dissertation to rendering mature work into articles and books (for all ranks) – This workshop, designed for both junior and senior faculty, deals with the nuts and bolts of academic publishing, both for those just getting started and for those whose experience may feel a bit out of date; it covers journals (print and online) as well as books.

2:45-3:45 pm Workshop 3 – Staying Vital in the Citizen and Later Phases of a Career: leadership, mentoring, and retirement (for senior faculty) – This workshop engages senior faculty in the citizen and later phases of their careers, when leadership calls and retirement looms (or beckons) and the challenges of leading a balanced, healthy life can feel particularly acute.

ITS Systems Maintenance Sunday, March 1st

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During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, March 1st we have the following activities scheduled:

 

  • Our Exchange email environment will receive the latest patch from Microsoft (Cumulative update 7)
    • There is no service outage planned with this maintenance
  • There will be a netmask change on a network management subnet
    • There is no service outage planned with this maintenance
    • Some ITS staff will see notification alerts from monitoring systems

 

We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.

 

Regards,
Billy

 

Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

Student profile: Gabby Santos

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Name: Gabbie Santos
Year at Middlebury: Sophomore 
Hometown/location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines
 
Describe your volunteer service commitments that occur in the Middlebury area: I am currently the weekend build coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Middlebury College Chapter. As co-president of the International Students’ Organization, I also help ensure that community service is part of our organization’s agenda/programming. 
 
Length of time you have been volunteering there: I started with Habitat in September 2013, during my MiddView (Middlebury Orientation Week) trip, as a volunteer builder. My role as build coordinator began in September 2014.  
 
Describe your responsibilities: My main responsibility is to coordinate with Habitat for Humanity chapters near/around Middlebury for volunteer opportunities, and then to organize weekend builds for Middlebury students as an opportunity to work with the local community.
 
What do you most enjoy about volunteering?: For me, genuinely sharing myself through volunteering allows me to find a profound connection with humankind. It is this discovery that gives me hope in a world that is constantly inundated with negativity. Volunteering is, indeed, nourishment for the soul.

ProQuest research databases (and other things) down for maintenance this weekend

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From ProQuest:

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours

Affected resources that Middlebury subscribes to:

    • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com), which includes (a partial list):
      • ProQuest Central (over 16,000 full-text journal titles)
      • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
      • PsycINFO and PsycTESTS
      • Safari Technical Books
    • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
    • Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here); includes Periodicals Archive Online
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    • RefWorks