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Student Bike Shop Used Bike Sale

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The Bike Sale will be September 19 at 10:00 AM. at 7 South Street..
• The sale is open to all Middlebury College ID card holders.
• Small groups will be admitted to sale area at 15 minute intervals starting at 10:00 AM. Those at the front of the line will be admitted first.
• Student bike shop workers will be available for consultation.
• Payment is by cash or check.
• Bikes are sold in, “as is condition” and most need some work.
• The bike shop will open that morning to provide instruction, tools and used parts for those who want to fix bikes purchased in the sale.

September EFAP News: Coping with Change

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Life doesn’t stand still. Changes in your work environment or at home disrupt your daily routine, and this can bring about feelings of anxiety and discomfort.

These feelings can make you resistant to a change that may be necessary for your personal and professional growth.

LifeScope can help with:

  • Articles and audio tips on coping with change and goal setting
  • Information on life stages and transitions
  • Resources and referrals to support relocation, family and caregiving needs, job transition, and more

24/7 access to confidential counseling support

Tues, Sept 15th at 12pm ET/9am PT & 2pm ET/11am PT

Join this free webinar to learn strategies for dealing with both the losses and the gains that come with change. To register, log on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your institution username and password. In the middle of the homepage, click on ‘Online Seminars’ then “Coping with Change” to sign up. If you are unable to attend, look for the archived webinar under Online Seminars, approximately 7-10 days after the live presentation.

September Tips for Taking Action

You may also be interested in viewing the following tip sheets, which can be found by logging on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your institution username and password, and clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

“Dealing with Change”- Often, it’s the idea of “the unknown” that causes the most stress during periods of change. If your life is going through a change, it is important to maintain an open perspective and clear communication channels to ensure you can get the best of out the situation. This article offers suggestions to help you manage change more effectively, and reduce the stressors that are often associated with change.

“Riding the Waves of Transition”- Some transitions can be unwelcome and unexpected, while others can be a planned breath of fresh air. Some are short, while others make you wonder if the end will ever come. No matter how you come to be in a transitional period in your life, there are strategies you can employ to keep perspective and capture the lessons of change. Read this article to learn more.

“Rising through the Ranks”- While climbing the career ladder can mean an increase in stature and compensation, it can also bring the challenge of acclimating to new workplace dynamics and greater responsibility. This article offers tips for maintaining your integrity, values and sense of balance when navigating your career trajectory.

The September Calendar, Poster/Webinar Promo, and Spanish Language Poster can also be accessed on the member website by clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

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

Username: Middlebury College

Password: guest

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 9 faculty positions, 54 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting 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)

The Week’s Headlines

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

New Faces Join Athletic Department Staff

Symposium Explores Global Economic Inequality

Middlebury Board of Trustees Names Four New Members

15,000 Letters from an Abolitionist Family Offer Vast Opportunities for Research

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Invitation: 9/21 MiddAction Fair

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

You are warmly invited to join the Community Engagement Office for the 2015 MiddAction Fair! Whether you’d like to explore opportunities to partner with community organizations regarding your teaching, your areas of research, or if you are new to the Middlebury community and want to get involved, please join us!

MiddAction Fair
When: Monday, September 21st, 6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

Meet representatives from more than 50 local non-profit organizations and student service groups offering a range of opportunities to help engage and broaden what it means to live in community here in Addison County.

The MiddAction Fair will provide you with the opportunity to become connected in local activism, volunteering, social justice, and service-learning activities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.

Any questions? Please feel free to contact, Elle Bacon, Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA, ebacon@middlebury.edu, 802.443.5113.

This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.

2015-16 Arts Season Announced!

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MiddleburyArtsCalendar15-16-coverThe Mahaney Center for the Arts opens its 23rd season this September with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. Highlights include the Clifford Symposium The “good” Body; a month-long exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio, with related performances and celebrations; and artistic events celebrating 50 years of environmental education and leadership at Middlebury.  Middlebury College faculty, staff, students, and other ID card holders are entitled to great discounts AND a chance to buy tickets before the general public.

Story at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/500315.

Full season listings at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/15-16.

Buy tickets starting September 16 at go/tickets or xMIDD or in person at the box offices in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

For a print version of the Arts Calendar, call x3168 or email mca@middlebury.edu.

Noah Graham awarded grant from the National Science Foundation

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Noah Graham (Physics) has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for work on a project titled Casimir Forces From Scattering Theory. The project will carry out calculations of Casimir forces, which arise from quantum-mechanical fluctuations at the short distance scales relevant to nanotechnology.  The approach is based on developing broadly applicable numerical techniques for computing the reflection and transmission of light.  This work will be carried out in collaboration with a research group based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will involve at least four Middlebury student researchers.