Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals to fundraise for any cause at the lowest fee possible. Every fundraiser on Givebutter has instant access to powerful fundraising features such as trackable team fundraising, an Instagram-esque social donation feed, donor management tools, actionable analytics, event ticketing and registration, and more. Consider Givebutter your completely free, one-stop-shop for fundraising.
Become a Butter Ambassador: The Butter Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to acquire real-world sales experience, grow their resume, give back to their community, and get rewarded for doing so. The primary responsibility of Butter Ambassadors is to encourage others to use Givebutter to fundraise for philanthropy, events, trips abroad, and more. Starts January 2018. Join now.
Check out the MANY internships posted in Handshake – applications close on 11/30!
Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create?
We invite freshmen and sophomore Middlebury College students to take a break from the books for a Morgan Stanley Student Ambassador Informal Networking Event. Learn more about the Firm and our summer 2019 opportunities firsthand from your peers who will share their experiences at Morgan Stanley and guide you through the recruiting process.
Date: November 15th Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Location: AXN229
CCI and the Computer Science (CSCI) department are joining to bring you a Field Guide to Careers in Computer Science. CSCI alumni will be on campus to share their career paths and professional lives with students and demonstrate what possibilities exist for current students with a CSCI major or minor. Learn about the many career possibilities after completing a Computer Science major.
Thursday, November 9, 2017—–
Alumni Panel, 5:00 p.m. Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m. Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Friday, November 10, 2017—–
One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Adirondack House – SIGN UP in Handshake to reserve a 1:1 slot.
SUZANNE ANDREWS ’99 – Founder/Industrial and Systems Engineer, The TIE Group
THOMAS NICHOLAS CARRUTHERS ’98 – Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinician Educator, Brown University/University Surgical Associates
ELIJAH IRBY ’98 – Data Analyst and Engineer, Self Employed Consultant
IULIANA MARINOV ’03 – Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
FELIX MUCHOMBA ’05 – Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
BRIAN PLETCHER ’04 – Manager, Shopper Intelligence Analytics R&D, Oracle Data Cloud
“The RIO kinases: Structure, Function and Inhibition”
Please join us in welcoming the Anderson Freemen Guest Lecturer, Dr. Nicole LaRonde, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland.
Dr. LaRonde’s laboratory is focused on the study of molecules required for the synthesis of new ribosomes. A proliferating cell devotes 75% of its energy towards making these machines for protein synthesis. In the process of assembly of this large complex of RNA and proteins, an estimated 400 ribosome processing factors are utilized in humans. Although many of these proteins and protein-RNA complexes have been identified, for several of them their exact function in the process remains unknown. They are interested in determining the molecular details of how these macromolecules function in eukaryotic organisms.
The lab is currently studying the structural biology of the RIO kinases, a group of ancient atypical serine protein kinases, and Nep1, a putative RNA methyl transferase. These molecules are essential for the processing of the small ribosomal, or 40S, subunit. The role of these molecules in the synthesis of ribosomes is still unclear, but armed with X-ray crystal structures we are probing the interactions between these molecules and the rRNA, as well as with other molecules involved in the process. Our work thus far has elucidated how the RIO kinases interact with ATP and the pre-mature small subunit of the ribosome, and how Nep1 interacts with RNA. Our current work involved using these structures to guide questions in biochemical and biological contexts.
Come meet a representative from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about their unique MPH, MS, and PhD programs. Learn what makes for a competitive candidate and what careers graduates of the Dartmouth Institute go on to do. Feel free to grab your lunch from the dining hall and enjoy a casual information session and Q and A in the CCI Library.
Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCI Library
Paying for college without taking on a mountain of debt is a challenge, which is why Senator Bernie Sanders is fighting to pass legislation that would make public colleges and universities tuition-free.
This past weekend, Rebecca Doucet, ’21, of Barton, VT was a panelist at Bernie Sanders’ “College for All” Town Meeting at Lyndon State College — she was there to offer her thoughts on his free tuition legislation. Rebecca is a first-generation student who participated in Upward Bound at Lyndon State College, a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that is committed to providing modest-income first generation college bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences and support needed to succeed in college.
The dream of attending college remains out of reach for far too many students. Today, the average student takes on more than $30,000 in debt to get a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Hear Rebecca’s inspiring comments in this clip.
Thank you Rebecca for sharing this with us and for working with Senator Sanders to promote this legislation!
**Also, every Vermont high school student should know about the many existing scholarships that can help make college more affordable. Learn more in this VSAC document.
Did you know that the US currently has one of the highest infant mortality rates among industrialized nations? Though some may find this to be shocking given the wealth of our nation and available technology, this issue is among several concerns about birth in the US that Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein set out to explore in their documentary, The Business of Being Born.
This documentary is about empowering women to realize the tremendous and natural capabilities of their own bodies without intervention. All women deserve the right to make informed decisions about their childbirth experience. Whether they choose to birth at home, in a birth center or at the hospital, they are entitled to the right to be educated, empowered and supported in the process.
Lake and Epstein have created a powerful film that boldly personifies this mission through real life accounts, professional commentary, and raw footage.
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm at Chellis House
Pre-med students interested in family medicine or obstetrics, students interested in midwifery or doula work, or any student wanting a glimpse into one aspect of the US medical system, this is an eye-opening documentary about the business of birth.