Friday Links – Sept. 25, 2015

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“I’m not dead yet!” say print books: E-book sales slip, a piece from the New York Times. “… While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have instead slowed sharply. …”

Jazzercise Dance Mixx classes begin Tuesday, September 29

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Jazzercise Dance Mixx class with Amy Collier

September 29 – November 12, 2015 (no class October 15 and 29)

3rd floor Gym, Athletics Complex

Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high-intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy. 

Instructors train every year to master the Jazzercise method, which fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and, of course, the demanding forms of dance. Expect to feel results after 3 classes, and expect to keep going. No two classes are the same, so you get the variety you need to stay motivated and break through plateaus. The average person sticks with Jazzercise for 7 years. Why? Because it works.

About the instructor

Amy Collier is the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury and a certified Jazzercise instructor. For more than three years, Amy has taught fun and effective Jazzercise classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. 

What will you need to join?

Dance Mixx classes will be offered every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm, in the 3rd floor gym of the Athletics Complex. Each class costs $5. Participants will pay Amy directly at the time of the class. Drop-ins are welcome.  

This class is for faculty and staff at Middlebury. Funding from The Wellness Committee makes it possible to offer these classes at a reduced rate.  Click here to learn more about the Wellness Committee and the programs it sponsors.

You will wear comfortable workout wear and sneakers/tennis shoes. Please bring a mat and weights to class (3-lb., 5-lb., & 8lb. are most commonly used). If you don’t have weights, come anyway, and use your body weight as resistance. Also bring water and a towel because you will sweat!

Ready to join? Sign up here!

Active Threat: How to Respond

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While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Management Team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th from 12:30 to 1:00 PM in Axinn 232.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  Emergency Management Team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

When It Comes To Trump, It’s The Media, Stupid

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It is telling, I think, that although Hillary Clinton continues to have a substantial lead over her Democratic rivals in national polls, media pundits are openly wondering whether her recent drop in those polls suggests, as one critic it, “It might be time to start panicking.” In the latest Huffington Post aggregate polling average, Clinton […]

Getting ready for that Interview? Tips on what employers might ask

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Have you had that first interview yet? Don’t agonize about what the employer is going to ask you. Instead, be prepared to know who they are (do your research) and know yourself (have you thought lately about what really motivates

Reflection Fridays Series: “What Matters to Me & Why”, Friday 9/25 @ 12:30P

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On selected Fridays in the 2015-16 fall and spring semesters, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) will host reflective talks in which speakers will respond to the prompt: “What matters to me, and why.” During these lunchtime talks, students and

New Arrivals on Campus

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The Middlebury College Bookstore brings you new looks again this semester with great new arrivals of tees, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks and more!  Come in and check out your new style.

New Looks