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BUS TRIP to Boston

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flower show

Beat the winter blues with a BUS TRIP to Boston, MA for the 2015 Flower & Garden Show
Sponsored by Middlebury College Staff Council
Get out of town! Enjoy a day of no driving and take in the sites of Boston, MA

Saturday, March 14th

Bus leaves the Service Building at 6:30AM
(please be on time the bus won’t wait!)

Drop-offs Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 10ish

Within walking distance:
New England Aquarium
Quincy Market

 Pick-ups Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 5:30PM

$43 per person (bus only-all other tickets on your own)

Reservations are first come first serve, open to all Middlebury College Staff and their guests. Limit 3 reservations (seats) per person.
Reservations go on sale Tuesday, February 24 at 10 AM through the Middlebury Box Office online, by phone 443-3168, or stop in McCullough or Mahaney Center for the Arts. Reservations are non-refundable.
Questions? mathomps@middelbury.edu or x-5258

Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals

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Dear Members of the Middlebury Community:

The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (RCGA) would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference from Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14. This year’s title is Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; it will critically examine the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were designed to significantly reduce global poverty and disease by 2015, thereby improving the lives of the world’s poorest. The eight goals were proclaimed and ratified in September 2000, and later by all of the 189 states then in existence and by 23 international organizations. It is time to evaluate the successes/failures of the MDGs.

Progress or Posturing? will be organized around five major themes: health, education, environment, gender, and global partnership; it will bring a diverse line up of speakers and events to campus. You can find out more at the conference website: go/mdgs.

 The conference will be sponsored by the Departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Spanish and Portuguese; the Programs in Education Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Brainerd and Wonnacott Commons; Environmental Affairs; the Center for Social Entrepreneurship; the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad; and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Spring Student Symposium- Application Deadline is Feb. 27

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web_graphicStudents from all four years and in all departments and programs can participate. Eligible projects include: research in a class, independently, or through an internship or reading, showing, or performing creative work. Projects are presented in a poster/display or oral format, encourage students to apply to present their academic work! Applications must include a project description (200 words) that has been approved by a faculty or staff sponsor. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.

The 2015 Spring Student Symposium will begin in the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Thursday night, April 9 with a keynote talk by Kevin Murungi ’01, the Director of Human Rights and Foreign Policy at Global Kids, followed by a reception and student presentations. The Symposium continues all day Friday, April 10 with presentations of student work in McCardell Bicentennial Hall.

More information and the application are available at the Undergraduate Research website at go/sym.

Join us in celebrating the diversity of a Middlebury education!

The Spring Student Symposium Planning Committee

…the Symposium encapsulates Middlebury at its best. It was valuable for me to prepare and then present in a professional setting. An equally valuable component of the Symposium is how it celebrates students work. I am grateful that Middlebury has put time, energy and thought into a creating a day that celebrates all that goes on here– much of which could go unseen and unheard. — 2014 Symposium Participant

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 19 faculty positions, 47 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and  2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College 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)

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headline’s from the News Room:

C3 Faculty Share Their Insights on Middlebury – Part 1

Old Chapel: Looking Ahead

Working on Global Health in Rwanda

Middlebury Launches Online Course for Alumni, Parents

Winter Carnival Features Skiing, Skating, and Snow Games

Beaney Earns 600th Career Win

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

 

New Wellness “Tip of the Week” Website Launches

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Wellness on the Web!

The Wellness Committee invites you to visit our brand new site. Features include a wellness tip of the week. Enjoy!

Apathy and Action: Exploring Youth-Driven Movements

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Dear Members of the Middlebury Community,

2014 marked a watershed year for youth activism. Many of the social movements that made headlines – from Occupy Central in Hong Kong to the People’s Climate March in New York – were driven by the passion and energy of the youth. This pressing subject is the topic of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs second annual student-designed conference, Apathy and Action: Exploring Youth-Driven Movements.

The conference brings a diverse line up of speakers and events to campus from Thursday, Feb. 19th to Friday, Feb. 20th. We encourage you to mark your calendars now. You can find out more at the conference website: go/youth

Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas regarding this year’s theme.