GLG to Host Skill-Building Workshop on 10/3!

Curious what a day in the life of a GLG Associate is like? GLG invites students to come to its Client Project Workshop for a virtual session simulating a typical GLG client project.

GLG is the world’s leading membership for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 500,000 members and other experts.

Want to learn more? Check out GLG Austin’s careers video: https://youtu.be/x-GEF_I0RtM

Event Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 5:00pm – 6:15 pm
Event Location: Adirondack House Library (CCI)

Note: this is a virtual session. If you are studying abroad off campus but would like to tune in, please contact Rachel Connor at raconnor@middlebury.edu.

Snacks will be served.

Critical Language Scholarship now open – deadline Nov 15.

As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:

The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

Here are links to informational videos:

CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI

Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE

The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

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

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Hannah Ross, Office of the General Counsel

Sept 27-28

Jason Warburg & Eva Gudbergsdottir, Communications and Marketing

Sept. 25-27

Amy Collier, Office of the Provost

Oct 9-10

Beryl Levinger, GSIPM_DPP

Oct 25-28; Nov 13-17

Dana Yeaton, Theatre

Oct 9

Mike Roy, Dean of the Library

Oct 17-18

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Oct 22-25

ICC retreat group

•             Heike Fahrenberg – SA- Germany

•             Sanae Eda – SA – Japan

•             Kerstin Wilsch – SA – Jordan

•             Roman Graf – College- German

•             Catharine Wright – College – Writing Program

•             Sahie Kang – Director, Korean LS

•             Per Urlaub – LS Assoc Dean

•             Adela Langrock – Assessment & IR
Oct 19-23

Sarah Stroup, Political Science
Oct 19-23
Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies
Oct 31-Nov 4
Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures
Oct 31-Nov 4

Flexible Spending Accounts: It’s Time to Check Your Calendar Year Progress!

Have you logged in to your flex spending portal lately?  Here are some good reasons why you should:

  • All correspondence regarding your flex account is posted virtually to your portal. If you log in, you can review your account, including any requests for substantiation.  Please pay particular attention to notifications warning that your Benny card may be suspended if you fail to substantiate your claims in a timely manner;
  • You will be able to monitor the status of claims and anticipated reimbursements;
  • You can electronically upload scanned or photographed provider invoices or Explanations of Benefits for claims substantiation;
  • You can stay up-to-date on your year-to-date usage and fund availability;
  • You can set-up direct deposit to your bank account for reimbursement requests;
  • You can access useful information and tips.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact myCafeteriaPlan Customer Service Department at 1-800-865-6543.

As you are aware, flexible spending account rules require that a participant’s 2017 election may only be used for dates of service in 2017.  Unused funds will be subject to forfeiture.* The last quarter of 2017 is quickly approaching, so please take some time to log in to your flexible spending account portal and monitor your progress.

(*Health FSAs allow up to $500 of unused funds to rollover to the next calendar year.) 

To log-in, click here: https://myaccount.mycafeteriaplan.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

First time logging in? Click here for instructions: http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/new_user_login_information_extended.pdf

 

– Nancy Lindberg

Blog Posts from the Office of Digital Learning: Portuguese Hub Kickoff, Reading the LMS Against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy (Part 2), Pre-Immersion for School in India, Platforms in Education: A Need for Criticality and Hope, and More!

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I Know What You Did Last Summer! – Dan

Dan Klemonski '19

Dan Klemonski ’19

I Know What You Did Last Summer! This is part of a series of posts highlighting the work of the Summer 2017 Digital Media Tutors (DMTs) from the Wilson Media Lab found in the Davis Family Library Room 220. Meet Dan!

Hometown: East Hampton, Connecticut

Year at Middlebury: 2

Majors: History, Economics

What’s a DMT/What drew me:

DMTs are the first line of defense for multimedia-related technical issues, and one of several layers of support for technological literacy on campus. The opportunities to aid in content creation and work on topically diverse projects drew me to this job.

Training:

As a DMT, I’ve been trained in the Adobe Suite, WordPress, Scalar, iMovie, Audacity, Panopto, and Canvas. I’ve also been acquainted with digitizing tools and the plotter.

Talents:

I’ve become quite familiar with Illustrator and iMovie, and have worked a fair amount with digitization (video capture and scanning).

Software to learn:

I’d like to learn Premier better, because I find myself a little too willing to give up its added functionality for the enticing simplicity of iMovie.

Projects:

One particularly fun (and, at times, frustrating) project this summer involved the seemingly basic task of digitizing analog tapes. What I expected to be a straightforward click-and-drag affair turned into a week of hunting for the right cords, ports, and video capture software. The experience let me see the library basement I never knew existed, and left me rather thankful that easy-breezy digital storage is the norm among modern video cameras.

Advice:

No amount of prior training will guarantee that you always know the solution to a problem. A DMT-to-be should be prepared to fill in the inevitable gaps of their technical knowledge on the fly.

Click here to view some of Dan’s work. For more posts like these, like our Facebook page.