New Leadership Team for 2015-2016

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We are happy to announce our Head Writing Tutors for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Mitchell Perry–Head Peer Writing Tutor

Claire Donohue-Meyer–Head Drop-in Writing Tutor

Head Writing and Academic Mentor–Madison Orcutt

Social Media Manager–Emma McDonald

Weekly Web Updates – May 11, 2015

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DrupalCon

Next week won’t have updates unless there is a critical issue to address as we’ll be attending DrupalCon. The keynote, by Dries the creator of Drupal, is typically streamed online and may be of interest to those who’d like to know what’s coming in the future for the platform. It will be on Tuesday, May 12 from 12-1:15pm ET.

File Uploads in Drupal

Functionality to support uploading multiple files at once is now enabled on the Middlebury and MIIS Drupal sites. Our documentation on Creating File Uploads has been updated to outline the new workflow. In addition to allowing multiple uploads, this greatly simplifies the upload process, removing several dialogs and making the title of the File Upload the name of the file by default. The process for updating existing File Upload contents has not changed.

New WordPress Plugins and Themes

  • RokoPhoto Lite: RokoPhoto Lite is an elegant WordPress themes for photographers, writers, and bloggers. This design focuses on your content & is perfect for an elegant blog site.
  • Shortcodes in Text Widgets: A plugin that allows shortcodes to work in Text Widgets if not supported already by theme.
  • Table of Contents Plus: A powerful yet user friendly plugin that automatically creates a table of contents. Can also output a sitemap listing all pages and categories.

Updates

Tweaks and Fixes

  • Duplicate article titles on the Health Topics A-Z page have been removed. This was done by adding a feature to the Drupal Views module that allows us to concatenate grouped results from the query, which we may be able to use for other features of the site.
  • The robots.txt files for the Drupal sites were updated to allow indexing of CSS, JavaScript, and image files in the core Drupal directories. Google announced last year that they would stop indexing pages that loaded resources from directories blocked in robots.txt and recently put this change in place in their indexing scheme.
  • Drupal Gallery captions now correctly support the UTF-8 character set, including left and right single and double quotes, emdashes, endashes, and ellipses.
  • A side effect of last week’s Drupal Webform update is that radio button and checkbox lists that use the “Other” textfield option had a hidden element that could be marked as required, making it difficult to submit the form. These hidden elements are no longer marked as required on the client side, though they will still be checked after the form is submitted to the server.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 4 faculty positions, 55 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 4 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

EMPLOYEE GOLF TOURNAMENT

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employee golf poster May 27 2015

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

College Confers Student Leadership Awards

Students Present Radon Findings to Public Health Officials

Five from Middlebury Receive Fulbright Awards

Students Exhibit Creative Works at Old Stone Mill Showcase

College and Community Chorus to Present Mother’s Day Concerts

Four Panther Teams Earn NCAA Tourney Bids

How Social Entrepreneurship Is Taking Hold at Middlebury

A Vermont Political Scientist Ponders ‘Why Bernie is Running’

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Staff Council Coffee Break – May 15

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Join Staff Council and mingle with fellow staff members over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Friday morning, May 15 between 10:00 and 11:00 in Crossroads Cafe

College Counseling Workshop June 5

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The annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the Admissions Office, has been scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015 of Reunion Weekend at McCardell Bicentennial Hall.  High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools are invited.  Preference is given to juniors in high school. This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College.  It runs from 8:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and covers five areas of the college application process:  1) choosing a college;  2) how to visit a college;  3) how a college admits its class;  4) financial aid;  and 5) understanding the common application–a hands on session.  Following the final presentation, individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.

In addition, for any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College, a group information session will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. and campus tours will be offered at 2:30 P.M.

Register Here for Info Sessions and Tours

The required registration deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015.  Parents are invited to all activities.

Register Here for Workshop

Questions?  Contact the Admissions Office at aap@middlebury.edu.