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New Office Supply and Paper Vendor – W.B. Mason

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Members of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC)—Champlain College, Middlebury College, and Saint Michael’s College—are continuing efforts to obtain institutional cost savings while also adding benefits.

Recently, GMHEC requested proposals for office supplies. We received five proposals, and after carefully reviewing and vetting them, we selected two finalist: W.B. Mason and Office Depot (formally OfficeMax).  We then requested W.B. Mason give a presentation, since using this company would be a change for two of the institutions.  We invited colleagues from academic, purchasing, and sustainability offices from the three institutions to attend the presentation, which included information on value-added initiatives, ease of website use, delivery options, and customer service. It also allowed participants to ask questions related to product ordering, reporting, and best practices.

After witnessing the successful presentation and going over of the overall contract terms, members of GMHEC recommended selecting W.B. Mason for all three institutions.  W. B. Mason provides the lowest market-basket pricing on the products we order and offers a paid internship to one student for each school per year. We also considered the overall service and ease of website use.

Middlebury College has now implemented the W.B. Mason contract, as has the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Middlebury in D.C., and the Language School offices at Mills College.  To sustain the low prices we negotiated, we will now place all office-supply orders through W.B. Mason only. The accounts with OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples, and Palace Art have been closed.  And we ask that you don’t use other vendors, such as Amazon, Costco, or Walmart.

Anyone who needs to order office supplies or paper but does not yet have an account: please contact Matt Curran.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 19 faculty positions, 39 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and  2 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)

The Week’s Headlines

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

The Life and Death of Joseph Battell

Students Bring Literary Journal to Life Onstage

Ricardo Nuila Wins NER Award for Emerging Writers

Middlebury Voices in the News: Youth Protests, Dance Review, Study Abroad

Student-Organized Conference Explores ‘Apathy and Action’

View past stories by visiting the News Room Page.

 

Don’t Miss the Bus – Still a few seats left- Order Today!

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Beat the winter blues with a BUS TRIP to Boston, MA
Open to Staff, Faculty and Students too.
Get out of town! Enjoy a day of no driving and take in the sites of Boston, MA

Drop-offs Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 10ish

flower show

Within walking distance:
• New England Aquarium
• Quincy Market

Saturday, March 14th
Bus leaves the Service Building at 6:30AM, Brandon Green 7:00AM
and Rutland Home Depot 7:30 AM.
(please be on time the bus won’t wait!)

• Pick-ups Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 5:30PM
$43 per person (bus only-all other tickets on your own)
Reservations are first come first serve, open to all Middlebury College Community and their guests.
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 3rd through the Middlebury Box Office: go online, by phone 443-3168, or stop in McCullough or Mahaney Center for the Arts. Reservations are  non-refundable. Spend a day in the city and let someone else do the driving!                  Sponsored by Middlebury College Staff Council
Questions?mathomps@middelbury.edu or x-5258

New Employee

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Chelsea GriggsIn this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Chelsea to campus!

Chelsea Griggs is the new academic coordinator for the environmental studies program. Prior to joining Middlebury College, Chelsea worked for 7 years at Helen Porter Healthcare Center (Porter Medical Center). Chelsea resides in Bristol with her husband, an almost two year old daughter, and three energetic dogs. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, jogging and spending time with friends.

Learn CPR and First Aid Skills FOR FREE on Wednesday March 4th

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Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Wednesday, March 4th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

Professional Development Workshops Presented by John Tallmadge

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Join us for professional development workshops presented by John Tallmadge, an educational and literary consultant (who is the author of Meeting the Tree of Life: A Teacher’s Path), on Friday, March 6th, in the CTLR Suite in the Davis Family Library. John has worked with a number of Middlebury faculty. To sign up, please visit http://sites.middlebury.edu/ctlrmarch2015/

The three workshops on Friday are:

12:15-1:20 pm Workshop 1 - Staying Alive in the Beginning and Warrior Phases of a Career (for junior and term faculty) – This workshop is primarily for junior faculty as well as to those not on the tenure track and deals with the challenges of leading a balanced life during the beginning and warrior phases of one’s career. Lunch included.

1:30-2:30 pm Workshop 2 – Academic Publishing: from leveraging the dissertation to rendering mature work into articles and books (for all ranks) – This workshop, designed for both junior and senior faculty, deals with the nuts and bolts of academic publishing, both for those just getting started and for those whose experience may feel a bit out of date; it covers journals (print and online) as well as books.

2:45-3:45 pm Workshop 3 – Staying Vital in the Citizen and Later Phases of a Career: leadership, mentoring, and retirement (for senior faculty) – This workshop engages senior faculty in the citizen and later phases of their careers, when leadership calls and retirement looms (or beckons) and the challenges of leading a balanced, healthy life can feel particularly acute.