Are you interested in joining the CCE as a student staff member? SCB is hiring a coordinator for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year. Chaired by two co-coordinators, the Service Cluster Board is an umbrella organization founded in 2009 to improve the efficiency and efficacy of service groups on campus. SCB coordinators manage the finances and leadership development of SCB leaders and serve as a liaison between student leaders and Student Activities. SCB coordinators work four paid office hours per week in the CCE and run monthly meetings for SCB leaders. Students from any class year and experience level can apply.
Duties of the position include:
- Managing the leadership development and finances of 17 service groups
- Advising the Flex Fund by screening service project proposals and approving monetary allocations
- Working closely with group leaders, Center for Community Engagement staff, and students who are interested in service
- Orchestrating and conducting yearly trainings, monthly meetings, and audits
- Proposing a budget annually on behalf of the 17 service groups before the Finance Committee
It is requested that coordinators serve through Spring 2018, at a minimum.
Apply here: SCB-Coordinator-Application-2017-2018
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SCB Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit the following page and your resume to email@example.com by Monday, April 10th at 10pm.
My work with JGS over the last two and a half years has been integral to my Middlebury experience. I have savored the weekly trips off-campus and the relationships I have built with people who aren’t 18-22, and whose lives and worldviews and goals don’t necessarily look the same as mine. Furthermore, thanks to my internship at JGS during the summer of 2014, I have some knowledge of the Housing Services network in Addison County and where Middlebury (town and College) fits in. Without a connection to the greater community, my four years in Vermont would have been far less meaningful.
Over the last four years, I have grown my branch of FOJGS from myself and an occasional friend, to an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Directing a group of volunteers and building an official school organization has surely been a learning and growing experience. My summer at JGS was devoted to the residents; as a JGS staff member, my mind was always towards was always concerned with how best to support residents, as the entered, stayed for months or even years, and moved on and out. As a student volunteer and volunteer coordinator, I had to attend to the needs of the students and to the concerns of the College, as well as of the shelter and its residents. Directing and expanding FOJGS has given me an expanded view of the possibilities and challenges engendered by social service work.
-Maya Peers Nitzberg ‘16.5
Community Friends, now in its 57th year, pairs children who attend Addison County schools (ages 6-12) with Middlebury College students in one-on-one mentoring relationships. Big brother and big sister pairs are matched based on factors like shared gender identity, interests, age, and transportation availability.
Optionally, mentees and mentors can select to be a part of Manos Unidas, a new wing of Community Friends in partnership with Juntos, a Middlebury College migrant farmworker-student solidarity organization. Manos Unidas matches children and mentors who identify as Latinx and/or Hispanic and would like to engage in mentoring relationships that celebrate and explore shared culture and identity.
All Community Friends and Manos Unidas pairs meet weekly during the academic year to spend time on campus. They might also go for a walk on the TAM, swim in the college pool, or share a meal. All participants also have the opportunity to attend monthly group events, like our annual pool party, an ice-cream making event, and an outdoor field day.
To sign up your child, please complete the Mentee Referral Form available at www.go.middlebury.edu/cf or speak with your child’s school guidance counselor about being referred. Please direct questions to Megan Brakeley at the Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org or the student organization email: email@example.com.
Please note: it may take a month or more to find the right match. At this time, we have an abundance of female-identifying mentors and no male mentors.
We believe any Course Hub syncing issues mentioned in last week’s updates have been resolved and set up additional monitoring capabilities in the Course Hub administration interface so the situation can be better monitored going forward.
Fixes and Tweaks
- Resolved an issue on the Museum of Art site preventing editors from updating one of the fields.
- Added additional sanitization of user input on the Online Directory to ensure application security.
- Applied a change to the Middlebury School of the Environment homepage from our colleagues in Communications & Marketing.
- Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
- Building out the configuration of our Omeka, and CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, and the Course Catalog services.
- Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
- Integrating Panopto (streaming videos) and Canvas (LMS).
Brother to Brother is a male mentoring organization that gives middle school boys a chance to engage with college students in a group setting. We hold monthly events with a wide range of activities, all with the ultimate goal of fostering healthy concepts of masculinity.
“I have been with Brother to Brother for three years. BTB has given me the opportunity to be a kid again as well as reflect on some of the challenges that male-identified middle schoolers face on a daily basis. Each of our events consist of a fun activity, like rock climbing, Quidditch, or pizza baking, as well a reflection/discussion portion that touches on some aspect of masculinity. One of my favorite events this fall was called the Egg Olympics. The event was just as goofy as the name sounds. We held a series of egg-themed competitions (egg drop, egg toss, egg relay, etc) and there was super high level of energy among both mentors and mentees. Then, after a pizza dinner at the Grille, we gathered for a thoughtful discussion about romantic relationships– in middle school, college, and beyond. To me, the night really embodied what Brother to Brother is all about– having fun, making connections, and learning from one another.”
– Kyle Dickey ’17
Did you know that your college-age son or daughter could attend the Middlebury School of the Environment this summer and earn 9 credit hours? Students enrolling in the session (June 23 to August 4, 2017) will spend five weeks on the Middlebury campus in Vermont and one week in Washington, D.C., partnering with Planet Forward.
The School of the Environment offers an introductory and advanced track, and students will take three integrated courses and participate in leadership training. An emphasis will be on linking skills associated with leadership and innovative problem-solving with a solid grounding in the principles and concepts of environmental studies.
Generous, need-based grants are available, and local students can live at home during the five weeks the School is operating in Vermont. See dates/fees information.
Contact Stephen Trombulak, Director, if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the School of the Environment Blog for updates and information and the website for application information.