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Higher Education: How the Press Shapes the Private Gains Over the Public Good

Monday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium please join us for this year’s Robert W. van de Velde, Jr. ’75 Memorial Lecture.  Our speaker is Jeffrey Selingo who will give a talk, Higher Education: How the Press Shapes the Private Gains Over the Public Good.  Book signing to follow lecture.  His book is available in the bookstore.

Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is author of three books and a regular contributor to the Washington Post. His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school in order to succeed in the job market of tomorrow. His first book, College (Un)Bound, was aNew York Times bestselling education book. Jeff is the former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Robert W. van de Velde, Jr. was a member of the Middlebury class of 1975. The Van de Velde memorial lecture series provides an annual talk on the confluence of public affairs-both foreign and domestic-and journalism, particularly broadcast journalism.

MSA April Newsletter

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Achieving the American Dream

WEBINAR: I WANT TO BUY A HOUSE (May 10th)
Home ownership raises many uncertainties in today’s market, especially when loans are a key factor; however, our class provides the information you need to consider, whether you’re buying your first home or are back in the market to buy another. Join us to find out what to expect from your realtor! You will understand down payment requirements, learn about credit implications, and realize the importance of shopping for the best mortgage terms. Attend for tips to make educated financial decisions about home ownership and loans.

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READ: Planning for Home Repairs
Every home will eventually need repairs, and it can take a huge bite out of your income if you don’t plan accordingly. Here’s how you can prepare for the costs…
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WEBINAR: Live Financial Forum
Join us on May 25th for the opportunity to ask our panel of experts any financial question you might have and get the answers you need…

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REWARDS: Take Action and Win!
You get the chance to win cool prizes, when you engage in the MSA program, work with a Money Coach, and attend webinars.
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Ending the Semester Well: 5/3 Humanities Lunch Exchange

The Humanities Steering Committee hosts a monthly lunch exchange for Faculty and Staff, to explore the role of the Humanities at Middlebury College and beyond.

Humanities Lunch Exchange
Ending the Semester Well: Challenges and Best Practices
Tuesday, May 3 from 12:20-1:20 p.m. (lunch available at Noon)
Axinn Center Abernethy Room

Is there a palpable level of anxiety in your classes right now? Do you feel that you are racing to finish up your syllabus? Are you falling over the finish line instead of gracefully and intentionally wrapping up your semester? Are you unsure that your students’ final work appropriately reflects the culmination of what they have learned? If so, please join the final meeting of the Humanities Lunch Exchange on Tuesday, May 3 to share ideas and best practices for ending the semester well, alleviating stress for you and your students, and nurturing a shared sense of accomplishment.

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to adiehl@middlebury.edu to attend.

What’s your college student doing this summer?

Is your college-age student coming home to Vermont and still unsure of his or her summer plans? If so, consider recommending the Middlebury School of the Environment, a six-week summer environmental studies and leadership training program, held on the Middlebury campus. We are pleased to announce that new funding has become available for the summer 2016 session. We are now able to meet up to 100% of demonstrated need on a first-come, first-served basis and are offering merit aid ranging from $500 to $2500 for those who do not qualify for need-based aid.

Students have the option to live on campus or at home* while attending the program, and will earn 9 credit-hours (3 Middlebury units of credit) during the summer.

To be eligible for consideration for this funding, students will need to complete the admissions application (online application, recommendation, fee, and transcript) by midnight May 8, EST. To apply for need-based aid, they must also submit the online financial aid application.

Feel free to contact me at schoolofenvironment@middlebury.edu or 443.3100 with any questions.

Cheers,
Steve Trombulak
Director, School of the Environment

*June 24 to August 5, 2016
$8,735 (Tuition, room, and full meal plan)
$6,355 (Tuition plus lunch daily)

Council on Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing Institute applications are due June 17, 2016

Are you working on writing a grant proposal for research or academic programming? Here is a resource that may be helpful.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) on August 4-8, 2016 at the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel, Pomona CA.

Deadline: June 17, 2016. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; institute may reach capacity prior to application deadline.

Summary: The four-day institute assists novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission. Cost of attendance is $1500 plus travel costs. Most meals and housing are included. Partial support for faculty members who want to attend may be available; contact OGSP for more information about support.

Please note: If you have NOT identified a funding source and begun writing a draft proposal, you should NOT participate in this Institute, as it is geared for writing and revising draft proposals.

Details:

The PWI brings together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. The four-day institute will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. The institute has been developed to assist novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission. Prior to the institute participants will be able to access information that will help them begin to draft their proposal.

Applicants must apply online and submit a one to two paragraph outline of their proposal and the name of the intended funding agency and/or program in the on-line application. Time at the Institute will consist of periods of proposal preparation interspersed with one-on-one mentoring by experienced and successful proposal writers, members of grants review panels, former program officers, and/or Directors of Sponsored Programs Offices. Small group discussions and group critiquing sessions round out the Institute. Participants who come well prepared and who work hard should be able to leave the Institute with a completed (or nearly completed) proposal to the granting agency of their choice.

The week before the Institute, accepted participants will be expected to submit a draft of their proposal, and a link to the specific program announcement/RFP. Participants are encouraged to have as much as possible completed in advance, which will increase the likelihood of departing the Institute with a nearly finished proposal.

A $50.00 application fee is due at the time of application. Should you be accepted to attend the Institute, your application fee will be applied to your tuition fee. In the event that CUR does not accept your application, the $50.00 application fee will be refunded. The tuition fee for the Institute includes most meals and housing (double occupancy; requests for a single room are available at an additional cost).