In November, Cigna will hold a series of open meetings (on each campus) in which they will present information on topics such as: how to access services, network coverage, switching mail order prescriptions, technology offerings, etc. Meetings will include ample time for questions from the audience. These group meetings will be offered at:
|Middlebury, Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
|Day||Date||Session 1||Session 2|
|Tuesday||11/01||8:30 – 10:00 AM||12:00 – 1:30 PM|
|Thursday||11/03||12:00 – 1:30 PM||2:30 – 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11/08||12:00 – 1:30 PM||2:30 – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||11/10||8:30 – 10:00 AM||12:00 – 1:30 PM|
Monterey, McCone Boardroom
|Tuesday||11/01||1:30 – 3:00 PM|
|Thursday||11/03||9:00 – 10:30 AM|
|Tuesday||11/08||10:00 – 11:30 AM|
|Thursday||11/10||2:00 – 3:30 PM|
Reminder: One on One Meetings
Please keep in mind that representatives from Cigna will be visiting both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses several times through the Fall and Winter months. On-site visits are reserved for private, one-one-one meetings between employees and a Cigna representative. If you have a question about your medical or dental benefits please make an appointment to speak with our local representative at:
Undergraduate research is an important academic experience for many students. But imagine if we could provide that experience to all students. Would we want to do that? Why? What would it look like? Join us for a discussion about (re) envisioning undergraduate research. Why is it an important component of a liberal arts education? How do students and faculty benefit? Can we imagine new models of authentic research experiences and attendant creative and/or scholarly processes that make them more available to more students, using fewer resources? Are there new challenges we face?
The Office of Digital Learning, the Digital Learning Commons, and the Academic Cyberinfrastructure Transformation Team (ACTT) will be hosting a community-initiated conversation about remote work and distance collaboration on November 11, 2016 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT. The event will include synchronous collaboration across both campuses and with other remote attendees. For more information, visit the Office of Digital Learning blog, or save your seat for the conversation right away.
On October 21 at 1:30pm ET, the Office of Digital Learning and the Digital Learning Commons will be hosting a talk by Audrey Watters, internationally recognized education writer and speaker. Audrey will give a talk called “Attending to the Digital / Reclaiming the Web“, which will focus on issues of digital identity and ownership, and on the Domain of One’s Own movement that inspired Middlebury’s own MiddCreate. On Middlebury Campus, we will gather to watch and discuss the livestream at 1:30pm ET in the Davis Family Library, room 105A. For more information, visit the Office of Digital Learning blog.
Besides avocados and artichokes, there is one other thing that is actually cheaper in California than in Vermont: airport shuttle services. As some Monterey travelers have discovered to their dismay, a van ride from the Burlington Airport to Middlebury costs twice as much to cover half the distance as a similar service in California. We recommend that MIIS visitors to the Middlebury campus rent a car to save their travel budgets. But if you are coming to Monterey from Middlebury, consider taking the Monterey Airbus. It has regular service to both the San Francisco and San Jose airports, you can register and prepay online with a P-card, and in addition to saving money, you avoid having to navigate the always-crowded freeways. And if you are lucky, your driver will be the Jazz Man, who plays mellow jazz all the way. The Airbus station in Monterey is literally next door to the MIIS campus. There are several hotels, and plenty of restaurants and local attractions within walking distance of campus.