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The Week’s Headlines

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

Geography Professor Wins 2014 Gladstone Award for Teaching

Middlebury Language Schools Begin Summer Sessions in June

Stories Reveal Diverse Paths that Led Students to Middlebury

President Ron Liebowitz Earns ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award from Bucknell Alumni Association

Student Proposes New Use for Historic Frost Cabin

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Employee Golf Tournament

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

9-hole Captain and Crew (4-person scramble)

Check-in: starting at 3:45 p.m.*

Shotgun start: 4:30 p.m.

Dinner: in Kirk following golf

Open to all faculty and staff.

Retirees are welcome to sign up anytime.

Sign your team up now (limited to the 1st 30 teams)!
Come and have some fun!
$15 per person ($60 per team)

Please contact Valerie Costello, MariAnn Osborne, Phil Cyr, to register/pay your team
(please pay registration fee for entire team at sign-up—checks can be made payable to Middlebury College).

Valerie Costello  vcostell@middlebury.edu   x5295  Reprographics/FIC

MariAnn Osborne mosborne@middlebury.edu      x5435  DKE Alumni House

Phil Cyr   pcyr@middlebury.edu        x5084  Service Building

* CTO must be used for events during regular work hours

Prizes:

1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
(front & back nine)

Closest to the Pin • Longest Drive • Closest to the Line
(great for those that aren’t long hitters)!

Help Support the Chaplain’s Fund

This raffle has raised over $800 to date for the Chaplain’s fund—thanks for your support!

50/50 Raffle—6 tickets for $5:2 winners will be drawn
50% of Proceeds will benefit the Chaplain’s Fund*

* The Chaplain’s Fund provides monetary support in the form of either a one-time grant or a one-time loan to employees facing an unforeseen financial emergency or crisis. The Chaplain’s Fund committee reviews confidential applications from employees. If approved, funding is provided directly to the employee’s creditors or vendors. Ongoing contributions for this fund are also provided by year-end unused allocations from college employees’ flexible spending accounts. The Chaplain’s Fund has been in existence since 1992 and is just one example of the variety of resources and programs in place to support employees.

Sponsored by the President’s Office

 

Staff Council Ice Cream Social — June 11

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Staff Council Ice Cream Social!

Join Staff Council and mingle with fellow staff members over ice cream.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11

Wilson Terrace (area outside of McCullough)

Rain location: Crossroads Cafe, McCullough

Questions? Contact scouncil@middlebury.edu.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 3 faculty positions, 50 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)

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:

Middlebury Celebrates Commencement

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Elects 61 New Members from the Class of 2014

Foote To Step Down At The End Of Next Season

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

College Counseling Workshop Offered By Admissions Office

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The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014 at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school. This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. Areas covered are: the college application process: 1) choosing a college; 2) how to visit a college; 3) how a college admits its class; 4) financial aid; and 5) understanding the common application–a hands on session.

Individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.

Details here: Learn More About The Workshop

Register Here for Workshop

Registration deadline extended to June 2, 2014.

A group information session about Middlebury College will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. followed by campus tours at 2:30 P.M.  Register Here for Info Sessions and Tours

2014 Spring Pedagogy Series

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Online Identity Part 1 - Tuesday, June 3, 10:30 am – noon  in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

With every click, post, tweet, checkout, like, search, digg, friend, tag and other activities we have created a record of our time spent interacting with web sites that are viewable from anywhere in the world. What do our web sites and social media activity say about us? This workshop will explore the meaning that others give to our digital identities, and present some strategies for managing our identities in the digital space. NOTE: Attendees must be comfortable with having their name searched for.

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225

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Designing Effective Presentations - Wednesday, June 4, 10:30 am in LIB 230

Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi) is perhaps the most common technology used in the classroom by both instructors and students.  Yet faculty often feel constrained by the software, and students voice frustration about PowerPoint becoming the focus of a class. In this session, we will discuss ways of making presentations more effective through the stages of preparation, design,and delivery. 

 11:20 – 12:00 pm – Wilson Media Lab & LIB 230

In the second half of this session, we invite you to submit slides from your presentations that you’d like to improve or are dissatisfied with. Shel Sax, Joe Antonioli, and Heather Stafford will be available for individual consultations to help with conceptual and technical issues.  If you are interested, please forward a representative presentation that you’d like to discuss to Shel Sax (sax@middlebury.edu).

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225

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Beyond PowerPoint - Wednesday, June 4, 1:30 – 3:00 pm in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

New software and mobile devices provide the person at the front of the room with more options for presentations. This tech demo will look at applications that take us beyond the PowerPoint deck and mobile devices that can support our ventures into untethered pedagogies.

Noon -Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225

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■Online Identity Part 2 – Electronic Portfolios – Friday, June 6, 10:30 am – noon in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

What do you find when you Google . . . yourself? Put what you’ve learned about your online identity into practice as we work on constructing a digital presence through the use of an eportfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how Middlebury’s instance of WordPress can be used to construct a professional web presence.  In preparation for this session participants may want to collect text and media files to include in the web site design process. No level of WordPress expertise is required —  just a creative spirit!

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225