|From Midd to MIIS||From MIIS to Midd|
|Hannah Ross, General Counsel
|Jeff Dayton Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute
|Alicia Brent, GSTILE-Language & Professional Programs
|Erin Cathey, Advancement
|Shirley Coly, Advancement
|Dollie Pope, Advancement
|Amy Slay, DLINQ
The Administration is pleased to announce that Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day will be recognized as an official Middlebury holiday, beginning in 2019. This means that all US-based operations will be closed (except for essential services) on MLK Day, in the same manner as operations are closed for the Thanksgiving and Year-End Holiday Breaks, and that benefits-eligible staff employees will be paid “holiday time” for the day. (Detailed information regarding recording and approving staff time will be provided closer to the holiday. Middlebury faculty will receive information about how the addition of the MLK holiday will affect J-term from the Dean of Faculty’s Office, near the start of the fall term.) With the addition of this holiday all Middlebury (US) operations are now operating on a unified holiday and floating holiday calendar (see next article for the full FY19 and FY20 holiday schedules.)
Life’s only true constant is change. Change can result from negative life scenarios such as divorce, illness, theft, death of a loved one, or chronic illness. However, change may also be the consequence of positive life adjustments for instance, marriage, a new child, a personal or career accomplishment, or health improvement. Since many of life’s circumstances are beyond our control, our best defense is a great offense. Good or bad, it can be helpful to prepare for major life changes.
Personal Resiliency Plan for Life Changes
It is okay to take a moment. Draw a few deep breaths. Be mindful of the present circumstances and let it all sink in.
If the change is good, embrace that. Be grateful. Life is like a roller coaster, so enjoy the fun ride down the hill when something good happens. Hug, smile, laugh, and maybe even when the time is right, find a way to pay the “good” forward.
If the change is bad and you are on the scary uphill climb of life’s roller coaster, it is okay to be sad and upset. Acknowledge the bad, but don’t let this circumstance own you. Research ways to improve the situation, seek guidance from experts or counselors, obtain an objective opinion from a trusted friend, and if possible, use time as a trusted friend. Some decisions (such as health concerns) may require quick responses, but many decisions may benefit from thorough research, evaluation, and time.
Make the best decisions and life choices that you can with the knowledge you have. Objective evaluations help us to not repeat negative patterns. Be proud of your strong character and growing resiliency.
Webinar: This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, Identity Theft Protection and Self Help. Learn more about how identity theft happens, and how you can prevent it from happening to you. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend you can log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.
Wednesday, July 25th
IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND SELF-HELP
Identity theft has become a fact of life for many Americans. This seminar reviews how it occurs, strategies for prevention and tips for recognizing “Red Flags.” We will also cover action steps to take if identify theft happens to you. A checklist and resources to prevent, protect, and recover are provided to participants.
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A Prescription to Relieve Financial Stress | July 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM (PST) & 12:00 PM (PST) | Register Here.
One of the leading causes of stress is money! Earning it, paying bills on time, dealing with debt, anticipating expenses and growing savings can be pretty overwhelming. Good news! This presentation will help you become more aware of the link between financial health and overall wellness, and will help you define a customized prescription for reducing the financial stress in your life.
Note: If you register and cannot attend, a recording of the webinar, along with a copy of the session presentation and handouts, will automatically be sent within 24 hours.