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Clarissa Parker receives grant from National Institutes of Health

Clarissa Parker (Psychology and Neuroscience) has been awarded a research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse through NIH’s R15 AREA program. The grant provides three years of funding to support a project titled Genome-Wide Association for Affective Withdrawal in Outbred Mice. The goal of this work is to use a highly recombinant mouse population to map genes in mice associated with the behavioral and physiological traits that characterize drug withdrawal. A better understanding of the pathways linking genetic variation and expression to neuronal function and behavior in mice will provide novel insights that can inform the prevention and treatment of drug use disorders in humans. The grant includes support for 6 undergraduate students.

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Employing Students This Academic Year

Posting Your Position Online

We recommend posting position openings in PeopleAdmin. See “Using PeopleAdmin” in the Supervisor Tool Box at go/seo for instructions.

Postings will be made visible to students on September 5th. The week before classes begin and during the first two weeks of school, students that receive financial aid will have the chance to apply for posted jobs on campus. All other students must wait to begin applying until the third week of school (September 26th). The intent is to assist students awarded Federal Work Study or a College Job to obtain a job that best meets their needs. (Yes, it is okay to ask a student if they receive financial aid.) If you are rehiring a student that has worked for you previously, or for research purposes, financial aid status is not relevant.

Blue Employment Cards

Student employees MUST complete the federally required I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and a W-4 tax withholding form in order to work. Once these forms have been completed (this only needs to be done once) the student will receive a blue employment card indicating that they are eligible to work for the College. Blue cards, once issued, are valid until the student graduates. Students that have NOT received their blue card CANNOT work. 

Important Reminders:

  • Student employees are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week in on-campus jobs during the academic year, with the exception of full-week recesses.
  • An Electronic Personnel Action Form (EPAF) in BannerWeb needs to be completed for all students hired to work during the academic year. Even if the student worked last year – or over the summer – an EPAF still needs to be completed and submitted to our office. The Jobs Effective Date in the EPAF should be the first day that the student will begin working in the ’16-’17 AY but can be no earlier than 09/12/2016.
  • Certain positions require pre-employment screenings and/or PCI Training; this is identified within the position’s job description in PeopleAdmin. Any offers of employment for positions that require pre-employment screenings and/or PCI Training are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check and/or PCI Training. Students may NOT begin working until all required pre-employment screenings and/or trainings have been completed.
  • Supervisors are encouraged to hire only financial aid recipients until September 26th.

For more information go to: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/toolbox. Feel free to call x5377 or email seo@middlebury.edu with any questions!

@MiddInfoSec: Keeping Your Password Secure

Did you know that most passwords are easily broken? A few “secrets” can help you make a stronger more memorable password.


  • Longer is better – use at least 8 characters with upper and lower case, numbers and symbols.
  • Create an easy-to-remember passphrase  with four or more words substituting special characters for some of the letters.
  • Use a unique password for each service or account.
  • Change your password or passphrase regularly:
  • Be sure you’re on the correct website before entering your password or passphrase
  • Set a password for access to your mobile device


  • Don’t include personal information such as usernames, account numbers, address or phone numbers in your password or passphrase.
  • Don’t reuse the same password for multiple services
  • Don’t use a single word, in any language
  • Don’t use consecutive repeating characters or a number sequence
  • Don’t share your password or passphrase – even with managers, co-workers or the Help Desk
  • Don’t send your passwords through email


Employee Golf Tournament

9-hole Captain and Crew (4-person scramble)
Sign up now! (limited to first 28 teams)

FREE and open to all faculty, staff, and retirees

check-in: 3:45p.m.
shotgun start: 4:30p.m.
dinner following in Kirk

Register your team now by contacting
Valerie Costello – mailto:vcostell@middlebury.edu– x5295
MariAnn Osborne – mailto:mosborne@middlebury.edu– x3350
Phil Cyr – mailto:pcyr@middlebury.edu– x5084


There are currently 7 faculty positions, 37 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)

Student Supervisor Training

The Student Employment Office is happy to announce that we are once again offering training sessions for student supervisors. Information will be provided on recruiting, hiring and managing student employees. The first session will be held on Monday, August 29th from 9:30 – 10:30am in Axinn, room 100. Please email seo@middlebury.edu if you are interested in participating. Space is limited but more sessions will be offered during the academic year.