Important message regarding paperless initiative in Payroll

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Student Employee Colleagues,

As part of our initiative to be more efficient, reduce costs and help in our overall sustainability goals, effective July 1, 2017 (check date July 7, 2017 for Middlebury and July 14, 2017 for Monterey) the Payroll Office will no longer be printing direct deposit stubs. All pay information can be found online via BannerWeb.

The online stub is an enhanced version of the paper stub and contains all the same information, and more. You can find detailed information on deductions, taxable income, employer contributions, year-to-date totals, and tax filing status. The electronic stub can be used for verification of employment for mortgages, loans, etc., and you have access to all of your paystubs anytime.

Access to your paystub is through BannerWeb. Instructions can be found here or at go/payroll.

As a reminder, direct deposit is another way we can all help reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Instructions for direct deposit can be found here or at go/payroll.

Contact if you need more information.

Thank you.

Mike Thomas
Vice President for Finance

A Date That Will Live in Infamy

A little more than 6 months ago, December 7th, 2016 – a date that will live in infamy – The Middlebury Trailrunner suddenly, and lacking in any sense of deliberation found himself attacked by the ground forces of the steep road incline of Frog Hollow…..The Middlebury Trailrunner was at peace with himself and the cold dark night, and was in pleasant conversation with his fellow runners, looking forward to a beer at the conclusion of this run.……It will be recorded that while the distance from where this middle-aged runner deliberately pulled himself up off the pavement and walked it in to a stool at American Flatbread was just a few hundred yards, the aforementioned fall required many months to recover from. The attack on his body by the forces of pavement caused severe shoulder damage……

You may have noticed that it has been some time since my last posting. As luck would have it, an evening run on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, ended with a fall on an ice patch. This in turn, led to rotator cuff surgery and put me out of action as a runner for the better part of 6 months. The above paragraph was my attempt to channel FDR’s famous speech, twisted to introduce my story. In any case, as my recovery continues, I am starting to hit the trails again, and hopefully resume my posts on a more regular basis.

Given that it is almost exactly 6 months since my injury, and my runs are still of modest distance, I decided to describe one of the easier trail runs in town, the section of the TAM going around the golf course. This is a run which lots of people run, not necessarily noticing much. For instance, there is the often-seen gravestone at the 11th tee – but how many people actually stop to read it? The story of the poor gentleman interred here has been described elsewhere, but in a nutshell, William Douglas survived the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary war, and died when he got home when a tree fell on him. Sometimes life sucks, huh?

11th tee Gravestone

Continuing further, shortly after emerging by the 10th tee, I enjoyed the sight of a modest bed of flowers, with the Green Mts forming the backdrop. These look a lot like the Phlox that grow in my garden (no thanks to me), but mine bloom in August rather than June. Am I correct in my identification of this pretty little flower patch?

Phlox Patch

I was still feeling good when I hit Rt 30, just uphill from the Fitness Center, so I decided to continue this short run on the Class of 97 trail. Heading back into the woods, I came across a curious sign, which I knew was leftover from last year, warning runners of the resident attack birds. And yes, on one occasion last summer, I indeed felt the wrath of the avian kamikaze. I wonder if he/she will be back this summer?

Kamikaze Bird Warning

Entering into the fields just west of campus, I turned right, past the parking lot which until recently was the site of the college apartments known as “the mods” and followed the paved walkways up to campus, finishing with the shortcut through the town cemetery. I took a short detour past the famous mummy stone before finishing at the Fitness Center. This was a very short run for me, only 3 miles, but it feels good to be back on the trails. Here’s to more healing!

Google Earth of the Route



July– August, 2017

  • Thursday July 6, Davis Library 150C
  • Wednesday July 12, Davis Library 150C
  • Tuesday July 25, Davis Library 150C
  • Tuesday August 8, Marble Works, Suite 203
  • Wednesday August 23 , Davis Library 150C
  • Thursday August 31, Davis Library 150C

To schedule an appointment with Erik Moreau, please call the Field Support Team at (800) 732-8353, M-F 8am – 8pm (EST).

Legal Job at local Midd firm

This opportunity came across my radar and I wanted to give it some special attention.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Langrock Sperry & WooL, LLP
Attorneys at Law

Litigation Paralegal
Middlebury Office

Prestigious law firm seeks energetic individual with relevant education, life and professional experience to support a statewide litigation practice.  Position involves intensive ongoing case
management, including coordination of legal and financial information, communication with clients and courts, and trial preparation.  Candidates must possess excellent communication
skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have initiative, a proven ability to work with numbers/spreadsheets, be detail oriented, organized, computer literate, capable of learning
new technologies and show a willingness to adapt to changing priorities.  Prior litigation experience not required.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Please reply with cover letter and resume to:

Richard Dorfman, Business Manager
Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP
111 South Pleasant Street
P.O. Drawer 351
Middlebury, VT 05753

Midd/MIIS Travelers

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

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Ann McMenamin, Advancement Week of June 12 Shirley Coly, Advancement June 19-23
Dima Ayoub, Arabic Aug 7-8 Andrea Hofmann-Miller, GSTILE-T&I  July
Roman Graf, German/Commons Office – Brainerd Oct 19-23 Amy McGill, Office of the Institute VP July 11-14
Sarah Stroup, Political Science Oct 19-23 Julie Johnson, GSTILE July 21-August 5
Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies Oct 31-Nov 4 Jill Stoffers, Recruiting July
Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures  Oct 31-Nov 4 Maureen Anda, MIIS Alumni Relations Office  August
Maggie Peters,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office  August
Leah Gowron,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office  August
Renee Jourdenais, GSTILE  Summer
Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I  Summer

Notre star !

Bravo à Eamonn Mannion, étudiant de Middlebury College qui a fait ses études à Paris 3 pendant toute l’année universitaire 2016-2017, pour sa belle prestation dans la vidéo/pub de l’association « Echanges internationaux à Paris (EIAP) » :  . Nous en sommes très fiers car il représente très bien la population d‘étudiants américains à Paris 3, et à Paris !

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