Course Hub Upgrades, Tuesday (MIIS) and Thursday (Midd)

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This week we will be upgrading the Course Hub sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 before the beginning of the fall semesters. These upgrades will cause the Course Hub sites to be offline for approximately 2-3 hours while the database and configuration are upgraded.

The planned schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 18th from 8am – 11am EDT (5am – 8am PDT) –
  • Thursday, August 20th from 7am – 10am EDT (4am – 7am PDT) –

During these upgrades, direct access to Moodle, WordPress, SANSSpace, or other curricular tools will still work however new course spaces will not be able to be provisioned until the upgrades complete.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 6 faculty positions, 50 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting on the Middlebury 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 Employee

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KG headshot3_smallerIn this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Katie to campus!

Katie Gillespie is the new Research Compliance Manager at Middlebury College and will provide guidance on requirements pertaining to the IRB, IACUC, and IBC. Katie is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She also holds a master’s of science from Oregon State University in Science Education. She comes to Middlebury from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL where she served as the Conservation Programs Manager. In that role she oversaw the zoo’s accreditation/licensing, managed special projects, and conducted behavioral research on non-human animals (meerkats are her favorite) and humans alike. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, cheering for the Green Bay Packers and hanging out with her dog, Stampy.

Grille Closing from August 17th-September 7th 2015

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Please note that the Grille will be closing for some maintenance issues on August 17th and will reopen September 7th, 2015. During this time, Midd Express Market will be open for snacks and Grab & Go options. Weather permitting, we are hoping to do some Pop Up Barbeques on the deck outside.

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Announces Alumni and Family Scholarship Program to the Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Art of Birds

Modern Love

President Patton Presides at Her First Bread Loaf School of English

Old Chapel: Hello, Middlebury

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Friday Links – August 14, 2015

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Language Schools are over; Fall term is yet to start. Is it the Silly Season at Middlebury? (not counting Bread Loaf where BLWC is in full-swing.)

New Apple Update Available

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Apple Update


Yes, it is that time again, when your Mac is urging you to update your software with those little reminders up in corner or showing a pop-up on the iPad or iPhone for it.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Update

Updating is so simple now, just open up App Store in your dock and click Updates.  Then, Update All when prompted.  After your Mac downloads the updates you will be prompted to restart which you should.  The whole process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.  These Yosemite updates fix minor issues with certain apps, helps improve performance as well as enhances security for your Mac.

For more info, click the following Apple support link to read more and/or download the new update.

Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Support


iOS 8.4.1 Update

There is also a new iOS 8.4.1 update for iPhones, iPods and iPads.  This update fixes minor issue with Apple Music including your iCloud Music Library, and along with other software bug fixes there is enhancement to security as well.  Simply open the App Store, then under General open Software Updates where you will Install Updates.

Security for your device is very important and Apple is providing information about Apple Security Updates in the link provided below.


Apple Support