Tag Archives: For Faculty

Hands on Henna Event 1/30

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend “Hands on Henna,” a student-led fundraiser to benefit the Middlebury Alternative Break Trips to San Miguel de Allende where students will volunteer over February Break. Attend yourself or bring your family to learn about henna and get a beautiful temporary henna design on your hand!

Saturday, January 30th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Hillcrest Rm. 103

$5 – $10 suggested donation

Questions? Contact Mariam Khan,  mkhan@middlebury.edu

See the event flyer: HANDSONHENNA


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 Thursday, January 28th.  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.

The Week’s Headlines

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

J-term Scenes: MLK Today

Alumni Participate at First Track and Field Meet inside Virtue Field House

Anderson Freeman Keynote Speaker Kimberlé Crenshaw Critiques U.S. Progress on Race

Leading a Life of Meaning and Purpose to Be Topic of Symposium

J-term Scenes: The Art of Snapchat

View past stories by visiting the News Room   page.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 18 faculty positions, 39 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury 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)

Staff Council Lecture Series – January

President Laurie Patton, Professor of Religion, will offer a fourth lecture in our series for staff on Wednesday, January 27th. Spend an hour with us and learn more about different belief systems across the globe while increasing your religious literacy. This is an exclusive staff event.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 220


“Ancient Indian Contemplative Traditions and their Relevance for Today”

Presented by President Laurie Patton


Coffee and tea provided.


The Center for Teaching, Learning & Research is pleased to present a selection of roundtable discussions and workshops that explore intentional teaching and learning practices. The series includes presentations and conversations to inspire, challenge, and educate Middlebury faculty, staff, and students on topics such as creating community in the classroom, intentional curricular design, inclusive pedagogies, universal design, and contemplative practice.

The Contemporary teaching series continues during Winter Term on Mondays and Thursdays, and all sessions include lunch. For more information and to sign up for individual sessions, please visit the series website.

Writing for the Public

Tuesday, January 26, 4:30 CTLR Suite

Guest Lecturer: Anne Trubek

 Writing for general audiences—readers of The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other serious outlets for journalism, say—is fun, energizing and, sometimes, profitable. It allows scholars to connect their research to current events (are you a scholar of Islam? There is an audience for your expertise!), culture (how might Adele’s decision not to stream relate to similar changes in the distribution of art historically?) science (your study of the changing habitats of bats is of interest to environmentalists) and more. But academia does not always provide incentive for or assistance with writing op-eds or researched articles in the ‘popular press,’ leaving faculty and staff at a loss as to how to get their ideas more widely disseminated and read  by non-specialists.

In the talk we will discuss how the submission process works, how to develop ideas that will interest editors, common obstacles academics encounter when working with non-academic editors, and how to craft clear, engaging prose. Additional information and registration here.

Co-sponsored by Academic Administration, CTLR, and the Writing Program.