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Relay for Life

You may or may not know what Relay for Life is, but it is an event that takes place annually on campus. This year the event will be taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00pm. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. In past years, we have had several sports teams, social clubs, and social houses make teams for the event and we would love to have you do so with as many faculty and staff as possible! Since teams are required to get community service hours in, we find that Relay is a great way to get involved. You don’t have to attend for the entire day- stopping by for a little while to walk on behalf of the faculty/staff team, and enjoy some music or food is more than enough. We will be having a variety of groups perform throughout the day, like Mischords and Riddim, amazing food catered by several restaurants in town, with activities like henna and face painting. It is a kid-friendly environment and we encourage all families to come!

We are also looking for cancer survivors to participate in our event. Survivors are the most important part of it all, and honoring them is integral to the Relay for Life mission statement. If there are any survivors on campus who are comfortable and available to do so, we would love to have you be a part of our Relay experience and invite you to our survivor dinner. Please contact relayforlife@middlebury.edu or ialonzo@middlebury.edu for more questions.

There are still ways to be a part of Relay without coming to the actual event if you cannot make it. By starting a team, you can fundraise money that still goes to the cause, and let friends and family know so that they can donate to the cause under your team’s name. In fact, the first faculty/staff or admin that registers a team with 6 participants will win a Hibachi Grille that comes in a Relay for Life pull cooler.

If you are interested, you can register at the following link, and let your team members know so that they can join in and donate:

go/relay/

or 

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17NE?pg=entry&fr_id=81004

Please contact us via email if you have any questions. Thanks so much, and we hope to see you at the event!

All the best,

The Relay for Life Committee

Academic Roundtable – Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the Toxic Web: Strategies for Understanding and Coping with a Changing Media Universe

Please join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm in the CTLR located in the Davis Family Library, Suite 225.

We live now in a world where the traditional media has been supplanted by a much more complicated set of media outlets and platforms. How do we understand this new reality? What sorts of strategies might we use to keep ourselves informed? What sorts of media literacies must we cultivate in ourselves and in our students ?

Join us for a panel discussion led by Amy Collier (Office of Digital Learning), Sue Halpern (EAM), Terry Simpkins (Library), and Jason Mittell (FMMC)

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for lunch by 4 pm on Friday, March 10, 2017.

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research

and the Library

Paula Schwartz receives Fulbright research fellowship to France

Paula Schwartz (French) has been awarded a 2018 Fulbright research fellowship to France for a project entitled Occupying the Occupiers: Women against the Wehrmacht. She will be doing archival work in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, and Brussels to complete a study of Communist women resisters who were charged with infiltrating Hitler’s army. This work will complement interviews she conducted in the 1980s of surviving activists, then living in Vienna and Paris.

Middlebury Summer Program Fair

Thursday, February 23, 4pm-6pm at Crossroads Cafe.

Make your summer plans now! Earn Credit. Earn Money. Gain Experience. Students can learn about summer programs offered in different locations.

go/middsummer

Sponsored by Middlebury Summer Programs: Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, School of the Environment, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Student Employment Office, Summer Research Program, Center for Careers and Internships, Center for Community Engagement, MiddCORE, FoodWorks, MuseumWorks, and the Middlebury Institute in Monterey Summer Intensive Language Program

Blog Posts from the Office of Digital Learning: Digital Annotation & Language Learning, Critical Instructional Design, and More!

Check out the latest blog posts from the Office of Digital Learning:

This Week in ODL

Experience Required

A Call for Curious Questioners

Tools, Teaching, and Annotation

Leveraging Up a Google Search

Digital Annotation for Learning and Scholarship

Across the Distance

The Locks on our Bridges

Critical Instructional Design and Acts of Resistance

A Verse, a Tweet, and an Invitation

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Winter Carnival 2017 Figure Skating Show

WINTER CARNIVAL 2017 ICE SKATING SHOW

Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m., in Middlebury College’s Kenyon Arena.

The Ice Show features members of the College figure skating club, local youth skaters of all ages and abilities, and special guest skaters.  It’s a fun event filled with music and costumes.  Cheer on the beginner skaters and be dazzled by skaters who perform in national competitions.  Come and enjoy the show!

 Tickets are $6.00 (general admission), available at the door or in advance at the College box office (http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice). 

Kenyon Arena is fully accessible.