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ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

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While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

An employee session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to noon in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

Get Organized, Get Along, And Get Results!

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A Workshop delivered by: Porter Knight

Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Crest Room
Light refreshments provided

click here to register

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless. How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions? This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important. You’ll learn:
• The one tool you need to make every day sane
• Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
• The real problem with email and how to conquer it
• Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
• Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others? Getting results is what matters. But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:
• Manage expectations with two magic words
• Hear and be heard every time
• Cope with interruptions
• Say “No” effectively
• Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

Join us for this lively and interactive program. We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas. You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including: GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

2015 Staff Recognition Award Nominations Now Open

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2015 STAFF RECOGNITION AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the 2015 Staff Recognition Awards are now open. These awards have been endowed through the generosity of Rudolf K. Haerle, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology, who wished through his gift to recognize the importance of staff to the Middlebury College Community.

Four awards are presented each year – one to a staff member in Dining Services, one to a staff member in Facilities Services, and two to staff members in all other areas of the College. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $200, and their names will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the Grille.

Nominations for these awards may be submitted by completing the Staff Recognition 2015- form and sending it as a Word document to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer mailbox at ovpt@middlebury.edu, or mailing to Old Chapel 102. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The winners will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of the recipients of the 2014 awards: Debby Anderson (Box Office Manager – The Arts Center); JJ Boggs (Associate Dean of Students for Student Activities & Orientation); Jane Bushey Anderson (Supervisor, Convenience Store –Retail Food Operations); and Jennifer Pottinger (Customer Services Coordinator – Facilities Services).

Reminder: Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreements are due April 17!

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If you are hiring a Midd student to work this summer, a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement must be submitted by April 17 (even if the student does not need on campus housing).

If you are hiring a research assistant, the Summer Research Assistant Form is due April 17. The form is available online at go/sra. This is in addition to the Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement.

Please visit the Student Employment Office Web page to view this summer’s procedures and policies. You can access all necessary forms on this page.

Students will see a reminder posted to MiddNotes and an email “Answers to Your On Campus Summer Employment Questions” was sent to them on Friday, April 3.  If you or your student employees have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Employment Office at x5377 or seo@middlebury.edu.

The Week’s Headlines

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

An Interview with President Ron Liebowitz

Civil Rights Event Proves What Was, What Is, and What Should Be

Gifts Will Support Chinese Department and Portuguese School

The Nile Project to Perform at Middlebury College April 2

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions with Erik Moreau

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April – June 2015

  • Wednesday April 8, Davis Library 150D
  • Tuesday April 14, Davis Library 150D
  • Thursday April 30, Marble Works 201
  • Thursday May 7, Marble Works 201
  • Wednesday May 20, Davis Library 150D
  • Tuesday June 2, Davis Library 150D
  • Thursday June 11, Marble Works 201
  • Thursday June 25, Marble Works 201

To schedule an appointment with Erik Moreau, please call the Field Support Team at (800) 732-8353, M-F 8am – 8pm (EST).

James Calvin Davis awarded Louisville Institute Project Grant

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James Calvin Davis (Religion) has been awarded a Project Grant from The Louisville Institute to finish a book-length project called Forbearance: A Theology of Faithful Disagreement.  The book marshals resources from the Christian intellectual tradition to argue for the embrace of theological disagreement as an ethical good and an expression of virtue.