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Attend Fire Extinguisher Training on Thursday July 17th!

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Have you ever had to operate a fire extinguisher?  Would you know how to in an emergency?

All faculty and staff are invited to attend annual fire extinguisher training on Thursday July 17th.  You will learn to safely and confidently operate a fire extinguisher.  Attendees will have an opportunity to use an extinguisher to put out an actual fire using a live-fire training simulator!

Training sessions will be held outside on the McCullough lawn.  Each session will take approximately 30 minutes.  No advance registration is required.  Select from one of the following times:

Thursday July 17th

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In the case of inclement weather, a rain date will be announced.

Invitation: FIS Host Program Summer Informational Meetings

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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 2018 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 our information meetings.

  •  Wednesday, July 16 from 12:15 to 1:00
  •  Tuesday, July 29 from 12:15 to 1:00
  •  Wednesday, August 13 from 12:15 to 1:00
  •  Thursday, September 11 from 5:15 to 6:00
  •  Monday, September 22 from 12:15 to 1:00

(Carr Hall is on College Street, and is also marked as the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity).  Please feel free to bring your lunch.

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 Ben Bruno, ISSS Advisor, 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!

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.

Click here to learn more about the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program.

Leticia Arroyo Abad awarded AALAC consortium funding

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Leticia Arroyo Abad (Economics) and colleagues from Dennison, Wellesley, Furman, and Williams have been awarded funding from the AALAC consortium (Alliance for the Advancement of Liberal Arts Colleges), the successor to the  Mellon 23 program, for a collaborative workshop that will be held at Middlebury in the spring of 2015. The workshop, titled The Economic History of Race, Class, and Gender,  will bring together participants from 10-15 institutions to explore recent advances in the economic history of race and ethnicity, gender, class, and other facets of inequality. They plan to take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of economic history to foster dialogue about these elements of inequality with other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, political science, philosophy, and history.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently no faculty positions, 44 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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 is the week’s headline from the News Room:

Middlebury Voices in the News: Iraq, Swordfishing, and Election Surprises

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Vermont Women in Higher Education Award Nominations–Deadline extended!

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The VWHE Awards Committee has extended the 29th annual VWHE award nominations deadline until Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Please spread the word and encourage nominations for some of the deserving women you might know.


VWHE will present three awards to outstanding women: the Sister Elizabeth Candon Award for Distinguished Service; the Jackie Gribbons Award for Leadership; and the Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award at our fall dinner (date to be determined).  Nomination forms, which include criteria for each award, as well as past award recipients, are available on our website – www.vwhe.org.


You are in a unique position to nominate women who have made significant contributions to higher education at your institution or organization.  Please share this information with others who also may identify deserving nominees.  On behalf of VWHE, I invite you and your colleagues to submit nominations and supporting statements to Shanti McKenna by July 10, 2014.


If you have questions or need further information, please contact Shanti at (802) 786-3825, email shanti.mckenna@ccv.edu, or fax (802)786-4980. We look forward to receiving your nomination(s).


Will Pyle receives funding from Russia’s National Research University

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Will Pyle (Economics) has received funding from Russia’s National Research University Higher School of Economics’ (HSE) International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, which will provide support for three years. He will be participating in a research project titled Collective Action in the Business Community and giving a couple of lectures per year to students at the HSE.