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The Weeks’ Headlines

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Here are the weeks’ headlines from the News Room:

Summer Study: Dispatch from Alaska

School of English To Confer 70 Master’s Degrees on Three Campuses This Summer

New England Review Explores China Through Poetry, Fiction, and Essays

Forbes Names Middlebury One of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges”

Summer Study: Dispatch from Ethiopia

Centennial Medals Honor Individuals for Advancing the Study of Languages and Cultures

Middlebury Institute Experts Quoted Extensively on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Pursuits: Rana Abdelhamid ’15 is Helping Young Muslim Women Become Leaders

Celebrating 100 Years of Language Learning

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Friends of International Students Host Summer Informational Meetings

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Invitation: FIS Host Program Summer Informational Meetings

You’re invited to learn more about the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program
at one of our upcoming information meetings.

Dear Faculty and Staff–

International Student & Scholar Services invites you to learn more about our Friends of International Students host program.
• The program provides a terrific opportunity for you to meet people from around the world, and to connect with a student in an individual way.
• It’s a friendship program. Contacts between student and family are arranged on your own terms.
• To date, the Class of 2019 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who live abroad.
• In September, we also will welcome over 12 international exchange students.
• Most of the students participate in our program, so we will need many new hosts.
We will offer several information sessions throughout the summer.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a host to an international student, please register to attend one of upcoming information meetings in the Service Building, Second Floor, Room 200.

• Wednesday, August 12, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
• Thursday, August 20, 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Please feel free to bring your lunch to our afternoon meeting.
We hope you will be able to join us. However, if you cannot attend a session and are interested in the program, please let us know.
TO REGISTER: Please contact Carolyn Dahm, ISSS Administrative Coordinator, by email at isss@middlebury.edu or by telephone at 443-5858. (Your email reply will go directly to the ISSS office mailbox. In either your email or phone message, please provide your name, email address, and phone number.) Even if you have been a host in the past, please contact us to register for a meeting, both to share your experiences with potential hosts and to learn about the upcoming year of the FIS program.

You can also visit our website to learn more about the FIS Program at:

We hope to see you there! Please share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College. We invite all who are interested in learning more about the program to attend a meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

EFAP News: Back-to-School Resources

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Back to School is Coming-

Your Assignment: Be Prepared!

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LifeScope is a free, confidential life service available to all faculty and staff, as well as household and family members. Our professional counselors are standing by 24 hours a day to confidentially assist with any issue that matters to you and your family.

24/7 Toll-free line: 800-828-6025

Website: www.LifeScopeEAP.com

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Xiexie! Merci beaucoup! Danke! Toda! Arigatoo! Obrigado! Spasibo! Gracias!

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To all of our campus colleagues:  we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough ways! Your support for this summer’s highly successful centennial conference and celebration was invaluable. We could not have done it without Advancement, Communications, Custodial, Dining, Event Management, Facilities, LIS, Media Services, Printing Services, Public Safety, Special Collections – and all of our other campus colleagues.

And while your support for the Centennial is a special opportunity to say “Thank You!”, it is also a reminder that, for 100 years a very significant part if the Language Schools’ success has been the help and support from all of you, year after year, summer after summer.

So thank you again – 100 times!

With sincerest thanks,

Everyone at the Language Schools

The Centennial Chairs and Planning Committee

Mid-Year Performance Evaluations for Staff Members

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Annual written performance evaluations are conducted for staff members between January 1 and March 31 of each year as part of the College’s ongoing performance feedback process.  Also part of this process, informal performance evaluation meetings are conducted at six-month intervals between the annual written performance evaluations.  For most staff, informal evaluation meetings occur between July and September.

The annual evaluation process is designed to give employees and supervisors an opportunity to evaluate work accomplishments and performance during the review period and establish goals and objectives for the future.  The informal evaluation provides a valuable opportunity for mid-year feedback, review of the progress in meeting goals, and plans for any necessary adjustments.

Supervisors should be making plans to meet with their staff members to conduct mid-year performance discussions if not already completed.  Staff and supervisors should contact Human Resources with any questions or concerns about the performance evaluation process by calling x5465, option 1.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 3 faculty positions, 58 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)

Grille Closing Aug. 17th-Sept. 7th

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Please note that the Grille will be closing for some maintenance issues on August 17th and will reopen September 7th, 2015. During this time, Midd Express Market will be open for snacks and Grab & Go options. Weather permitting, we are hoping to do some Pop Up Barbeques on the deck outside.