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Nobly Served Exhibit: May Belle Chellis

In honor of President Laurie Patton’s inauguration, Special Collections and Archives will mount a campus-wide exhibition showcasing eight exceptional women throughout the College’s history. Our community is thrilled that President Patton has joined the ranks of these founders, marking a momentous step in Middlebury College history.

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We first recognize May Belle Chellis, one of the first three women admitted to Middlebury College in 1883 and the first woman to graduate in 1886. Chellis’ presence and accomplishments forced the trustees to make accommodations – including a special curriculum, dedicated study and living space, and awards for scholarship – so that women could attend the College. “The faculty were not going to require us to do the regular work that the boys had,” Chellis reminisces, “but [May Bolton, Class of 1887, Louise “Daisy” Edgerton, Class of 1887, and I] insisted that we ought to do it just the same.” Chellis captured the highest rank in Greek at the end of her freshman year, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and delivered her essay “The Growth of Criticism” at the 1886 Commencement.

She went on to become Preceptress at both Black River Academy in Ludlow, Vermont and Gates Academy in Neigh, Nebraska, and Principal at St. Peter High School in Minnesota. She married Joseph Andrew Doremus in 1898 and raised five children.

Keep an eye out for our exhibition around campus and additional posts featuring more iconic Middlebury women!

High Holidays 5776 Schedule

If you have any questions, please contact Hillel Co-Pres Josh (jberlowitz@middlebury.edu)

ROSH HASHANAH

*** Students observing Rosh Hashanah who need to arrive on campus before the Monday, September 14 opening, should register through the Chaplain’s Office at the following link.   Registrations must be received by Tuesday, September 8. ***

Sunday, Sept. 13
7:00 p.m.  Evening Service at Mead Chapel.  Apples and Honey Reception in Forest East Lounge following services

*** Students are invited to join current Hillel board members in Redfield Proctor dining room for dinner at 6:00 p.m., prior to Erev Rosh Hashanah services.
Monday, Sept. 14
9:30 a.m.    Shacharit – Morning services at Mead Chapel

5:00 p.m.   Tashlich Service at Otter Creek Footbridge, Marble Works side

Tuesday, September 15
9:30 a.m.    Shacharit – Morning Services at Havurah House, 56 N. Pleasant St., across from the Swift House Inn

YOM KIPPUR

Tuesday, September 22
6:30 p.m.    Kol Nidre at Mead Chapel

Wednesday, September 23
9:30 a.m.    Shacharit – Morning Service at Mead Chapel

11:15 a.m.  Yizkor – Memorial Service at Mead Chapel

5:00 p.m.    Minchah – Afternoon Service and Ne’ilah – Concluding Service,  Mead Chapel

7:00 p.m.    Shofar Blowing and Havdalah at Mead Chapel.
Break-the-Fast to follow in the Atwater Dining Hall. Reservations required. Please e-mail emckay@middlebury.edu with your name and student ID number.

Middlebury Cocktail Reception in Paris

Approximately 100 people gathered last Friday evening for a cocktail reception at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris to celebrate the Centennial of the Middlebury College Language Schools. Former and current students, faculty, friends of the College, representatives of French partner institutions (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 et Sciences Po-Paris), staff of the French Language School and the Middlebury C.V. Starr-Schools Abroad met alongside Vice President for Language Schools & Schools Abroad, Michael Geisler, and Dean of International Programs, Jeff Cason. It was a delightful occasion to reunite with old friends and to meet new ones!

End-of-Year Reception!

The School in France held its End of Term Reception for students, faculty, staff, host families and foyers at the Madeleine Center on May 5th. It was a lovely, and for some, the last occasion to get together and to celebrate the end of a challenging but thrilling semester and/or academic year in Paris. We profusely thank again the following individuals: our faculty, without whom our academic program wouldn’t be what it is today; EUSA France for its engaging internship program; and our host families and foyers who contribute so much to the success of our students’ cultural and linguistic immersion experience. Merci et bonne fin de séjour à tous nos étudiants!DSCN0381 DSCN0378 DSCN0355DSCN0341DSCN0339DSCN0338DSCN0331DSCN0327DSCN0321

Middlebury in Prehistoric France !

Students in Bordeaux and Poitiers spent last Saturday in Périgord first on a walking tour of the medieval and Renaissance quarters of the city of Périgueux, then discovering two of the region’s more important prehistoric sites ; Périgord is often referred to as the cradle of European civilization as it offers a plethora of Paleolithic sites to visit. At Laugerie Basse (http://www.lascaux-dordogne.com/fr/patrimoine-culturel/site-monument-site-archeologique/abri-prehistorique-de-laugerie-basse), our group explored two rockshelters first occupied in 15 000 BC and then at Lascaux II (http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/), they studied the reproductions of the original Lascaux cave paintings which are estimated to be over 17 000 years old! Both of the afternoon visits allowed students to learn in a fun and engaging way more about what life was like for prehistoric man. Photo 11-04-2015 11 34 23 Photo 11-04-2015 14 11 50 Photo 11-04-2015 15 33 22 Photo 11-04-2015 15 34 41