Interesting Environmental Events this Week on Campus

Put a Price On It: a Panel Discussion on Carbon Pricing at Middlebury & Beyond, 11/15/2017, 5:00 PM (Dana Auditorium – Sunderland Language Center)

Join Environmental Affairs for pizza and a screening of the carbon pricing documentary, Priceless, from the series Years of Living Dangerously. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion of carbon pricing at the national, state, and campus College. The discussion is a part of Carbon Pricing Initiative to encourage Middlebury to endorse federal and Vermont carbon pricing efforts and implement an internal carbon surcharge at Middlebury. The screening will begin at 6pm and the panel discussion at 7pm. Pizza (not Green Peppers) will be served at 5:45pm.

Communicating Science to the Public, 11/16/2017, 4:30 PM (Davis Family Library 201- Watson Lecture Hall)

In The Narrow Edge, winner of the 2016 Academies of Science Best Book Award, and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Deborah Cramer accompanies small sandpipers along their extraordinary migration from the tip of South America up into their Arctic nesting grounds, exploring how their lives are intertwined with ours. At a time when “fake news” abounds, when so many take their news from social media and tweets, and people have not only their own opinions but also their own facts, we are experiencing a massive failure communicating science effectively to the general public.

Join author Deborah Cramer to examine how, in The Narrow Edge, she sought to bridge the gap between how scientists and the public understand the world, reshaping serious scholarly work for a wide audience.


This Week’s (week/of 11/13) Hot Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Hot Opportunities (jobs & internships) in Handshake This Week:

VIA Global Community Fellowship – due 11/15
Apply to spend 13-15 months at an NGO or school in Asia and support community development and youth education.

J-Term Internship at Addison County Parent Child Center – due 11/16

Impact America Corps Member – due 11/16
Work at one of Impact America’s several initiatives to fight poverty in the US, in direct service, education, administrative, media, or health-related positions.

Wilderness Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness – due 11/20
Apply to be a full-time or seasonal field instructor to provide a safe, therapeutic atmosphere for struggling teens.

Energy & Water Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps – due 11/21

AmeriCorps Fellow at East End House – due 11/26
Create, manage, and lead meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 with a focus on mentoring.

J-Term Mentoring Programs Coordinator Internship at Stride Foundation – due 11/17
Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.

Weekly Web Updates – November 13, 2017


Fixes and Tweaks

Added a minimum time-before-commenting in the Midd Drupal site to address an influx of spam comments.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

It’s time To Get Out!

With the Green Mountains only minutes away, why not head to the hills for your winter fresh air and exercise?

*Rikert Nordic Center, Middlebury College’s cross country ski center, is located in Ripton on the Bread Loaf Campus right on Rt. 125.

*We have Faculty/Staff pricing for season passes and day trail passes. 

*Our Rental Shop can outfit the family from toddlers through Seniors, with boots, skis and poles. We also have snowshoes and Fatbikes to rent. You can enjoy our 55K of trails however you’d like to!

*Our certified instructors are ready to provide lessons – private, semi-private (2) or group (3+). Just call ahead.

With state of the art snowmaking on the 5K Tormondsen Trail, look for us to be opening in the next few weeks.

Visit our website at

for more information or call 443-2744.

Come enjoy our woods – Robert Frost did!


Streamlined Productivity Webinar with Porter Knight

Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 4:15 – 5:45 pm EST/1:15 – 4:45 pm PST (90 minutes)

Sign-up: Click here to register and view details

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless. How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions? This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can get organized, be effective, and focus on what’s important. You’ll learn time management tricks, strategies to stay on top of email, and ways to communicate your tasks and priorities to others.

Join us for this lively and interactive program. You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately to get more done with less stress.

*To join the webinar, you will need a computer with the Zoom software downloaded and an internet connection.

  • You can create a Zoom account for yourself at any time by visiting go/zoom, clicking sign-in, and logging in with your Middlebury credentials.  Monterey users will need to use their full address.
  • More details on how to join the webinar will be sent before the session.