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JOIN US FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL SPRING STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON FRIDAY 4/21

Spring Student Symposium

We invite all members of the Middlebury College community, guests, and members of the public to join us in celebrating the academic and creative endeavors of Middlebury students. The symposium on Friday, April 21 will feature oral and poster presentations and displays throughout the day in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Student presenters come from all four classes at Middlebury and all fields of academic study.

A full schedule of activities can be found online at go.middlebury.edu/sym

Information specifically for faculty and staff can also be found there, including a presenters list that can be sorted by major or department.

Will Nash receives funding to participate in NEH Summer Institute

William Nash (American Studies, English & American Literatures) has been awarded a grant to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute titled Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century  Chicago, 1893-1955. The four-week institute is sponsored by and based at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Participants will explore Chicago’s contribution to the modernist movement, with particular attention given to literature and the visual arts. Last summer, Will was selected to participate in a two-week NEH Summer Seminar sponsored by Winthrop University, held at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and titled Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and Its American Antecedents.

Reminder: Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreements are due April 19!

If you are hiring a Midd student to work this summer, a 2017 Summer Student Employment & Housing Agreement must be submitted to the Student Employment Office by 5 pm on April 19 (even if the student does not need on campus housing).

If you are hiring a research assistant, the Summer Research Assistant Form is also due April 19. This is in addition to the 2017 Summer Student Employment & Housing Agreement.

Please visit the Summer Employment section of the SEO’s website to view summer procedures and policies. You can access all necessary forms there.

If you or your student employees have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Employment Office at x5377 or seo@middlebury.edu.

Digital Annotation Workshop in the Wilson Media Lab

Join us on Thursday, April 6 at 1:30PM Eastern for a special workshop in the Wilson Media Lab focused on using digital annotation in classrooms and online. Digital annotation—a technology that allows us to annotate documents and web pages from inside a browser window or inside Canvas—is an alternative to online discussion forums, which can often be hard to make lively and interesting. Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience with an annotation client, Hypothes.is, and receive guidance on using Hypothes.is in WordPress, Canvas, and on the open Web.

This workshop explores collaborative web annotation as a core digital pedagogical practice in the 21st century classroom. This emergent technology enables everyday Internet users to comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be applied in education to teach students traditional literacy skills and newer forms of digital literacy.

For more information, visit the Office of Digital Learning blog.

Academic Roundtable – When The Oratory Light Is On: How Attention to Speaking Can Help Us Teach

Please join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm in the CTLR located in the Davis Family Library, Suite 225.

Yes, it’s a college-wide learning goal, an FYS learning goal, and we know it’s a critically important skill, but honestly who can afford the precious class-time it takes to teach oral expression? Colleagues Shawna Shapiro (Writing and Linguistics Programs) and Sarah Stroup (Political Science) will join Oratory Now Director Dana Yeaton (Theater) in a demonstration and discussion of the many ways, large and small, we can use speaking to deepen, broaden, and in some cases even expedite, what we already do.

Background Materials

Student Group Revives Speech Contest after 50-Year Hiatus , Parker Merrill Speech Competition, Spring 2016

Orational Thought, Middlebury Magazine, Summer 2016

Envisioning a Rhetoric That Binds Us, a community-initiated conversation report, February 2017

Oratory Now website

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for lunch by 4 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017.

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research

and the Library

Summer Assistance for your Digital Media Projects

During the summer, the library employs, trains, and mentors students who assist faculty with various digital projects. Digital projects that students have helped with in the past include the creation of:
  • a website for a course or a lab
  • a video or other multimedia materials
  • animated maps
  • image databases
  • online tutorials
  • online quizzing and assessments
  • animations
You can submit a project proposal for this summer by filling out this form. Because resources are more limited this summer, we will have an easier time evaluating your request if you can provide as much information about your project goals as possible.
 
While the tutor will work with you during the months of June, July and August, I’ll be in touch with you towards the end of the spring semester to set up an initial meeting and connect you with your student tutor if we have the capacity for your project. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
In order to match your project with a tutor, we need to hear from you by April 15th. If you would like to discuss your project in advance, feel free to reach out to me.
 
I look forward to hearing from you!
Heather Stafford – hstafford@middlebury.edu
Multimedia/Curricular Technologist

 

Frank Winkler receives award from NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Frank Winkler (Emeritus Professor, Physics) has been awarded funding from the NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for his role in a collaborative research project involving researchers at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute and Australian National University (ANU). This project, titled N103B: A Type Ia Remnant with Circumstellar Interaction…Kepler’s Older Cousin?, entails observations from NASA’s orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, together with analysis of ground-based data recently obtained from the Wide-Field Spectrograph instrument on ANU’s 2.3m telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. These ground-based observations also include other supernova remnants in the Small Magellanic Cloud, and integrating this information with other data will help to achieve a more complete understanding of supernovae and the interstellar medium.