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Registration for 2018 Winter Term Workshop Now Open

Winter Term Workshop 2018

Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term. Registration begins at 8:00am Sunday, November 19th and ends 8:00am Monday, December 18th.

To check out the workshops being offered; go/wtw

To register to participant in a workshop; go/ideal



It’s time To Get Out!

With the Green Mountains only minutes away, why not head to the hills for your winter fresh air and exercise?

*Rikert Nordic Center, Middlebury College’s cross country ski center, is located in Ripton on the Bread Loaf Campus right on Rt. 125.

*We have Faculty/Staff pricing for season passes and day trail passes. 

*Our Rental Shop can outfit the family from toddlers through Seniors, with boots, skis and poles. We also have snowshoes and Fatbikes to rent. You can enjoy our 55K of trails however you’d like to!

*Our certified instructors are ready to provide lessons – private, semi-private (2) or group (3+). Just call ahead.

With state of the art snowmaking on the 5K Tormondsen Trail, look for us to be opening in the next few weeks.

Visit our website at  http://www.rikertnordic.com/

for more information or call 443-2744.

Come enjoy our woods – Robert Frost did!


College Community Chorus in concert Nov. 18-19

The Middlebury College Community Chorus takes to the Robison Concert Hall stage at Middlebury’s Mahaney Center for the Arts for its annual Thanksgiving concert, this year with the theme “Heart and Home.” Performances take place on Saturday evening, November 18, 7:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoon, November 19, 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

College Community Chorus rehearsal

Rehbach leads students and community members in rehearsal in Chorus rehearsal. Photo: Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Conductor Jeff Rehbach notes that through a rich variety of historic and present-day music abounding with vivid writing for chorus and piano, the program evokes our longing for home, our heartfelt desire for peace and hope, as well as our joy in celebration and thanksgiving. Rehbach leads the 100-voice chorus as virtuoso pianist Timothy Guiles accompanies the ensemble.

The group delights in presenting music by Moira Smiley, who grew up in New Haven, Vermont, and now travels across the globe to share her music and songs. Stand in That River encourages us to “Come and stand in that river, current gentle and slow, send your troubles down-water, down on that water flow.”

The chorus reflects on life at home with These Green Hills, Vermont’s state song, in a new arrangement just written this past spring by Maarten van Ryckevorsel. The Road Home, by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus, uses a tune from The Southern Harmony Songbook (1835) with new words: “There is no such beauty as where you belong; rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.”

The choir remembers those who have been a part of our lives with two works by contemporary American composers, Good Night, Dear Heart by Dan Forrest and Homage by Z. Randall Stroope. The first poignantly sets the words of a classic poem by Robert Richardson that Mark Twain notably placed on the headstone of his daughter who died in her early twenties. The second honors beloved parents and all who shape our lives.

Music wells up in our hearts with a passionate yet sensitive setting of I Dream a World by Langston Hughes, set by African-American composer Rosephanye Powell: “A world I dream, where black or white, whatever race you be, will share the bounties of the earth…and joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind.” Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo sets the ancient church text Ubi caritas (“Where charity and love are, God is there”) in a breath-taking setting that features solo piano alongside the chorus. Rosephanye Powell sets her newly composed song, I Will Sing, in a toe-tapping gospel style: “When freedom rings, I will sing of the love, of the peace, of the hope, of the joy that fills my heart.”

The program includes settings that depict a heavenly home with music from the 18th and 19th centuries: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place by Johannes Brahms, and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God, grant eternal rest) by French composer Gabriel Fauré. The group will present Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us Peace) from the Mass in B minor, one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s final compositions. The choir will also sing Jubilate Deo (O be Joyful) by the German composer Felix Mendelssohn, based on an historic psalm of thanksgiving.

Members of the College Community chorus travel for weekly rehearsals from throughout the region, including Cornwall, Weybridge, Middlebury, Ripton, Goshen, Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Waltham, Vergennes, N. Ferrisburgh, Charlotte, East Middlebury, Salisbury, Leicester, Brandon, Randolph, Orwell, and Shoreham. College students hail from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, China, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Texas, and California. The group is open without audition to all singers who delight in participating in this 150-year-old community tradition, hosted by Middlebury College. For additional information, check on the web at http://go.middlebury.edu/communitychorus or contact director Jeff Rehbach at 989-7355.

TEDxMiddlebury THIS Saturday!

TEDxMiddlebury: Lost and Found will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts Robison Concert Hall. The theme, Lost and Found, is about the perpetual discovery and rediscovery that is essential to our existence as human beings. It questions what it means to feel lost and find purpose once again, be it in the formation of ourselves or the creation of our communities.

This year’s speakers include the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Outreach Director, a Vermont-based design professional, a Kentucky state legislator, and a Spanish linguistics expert. Speakers will also include the winner of this year’s Student Speaker Competition, Nia Robinson ’19, as well as Middlebury alumna Rana Abdelhamid ’15.

We hope that you will join us for a wonderful morning of TEDx talks and conversation. Tickets can be purchased from the box office in McCullough Student Center, in the Center for the Arts, or online here: https://tinyurl.com/y8s62db3.

For more information on this years event and TEDxMiddlebury, please visit our website (http://sites.middlebury.edu/tedx/) or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TEDxMiddlebury/). For questions, please email tedxmiddlebury@middlebury.edu.

Welcome to Middlebury’s Office of the General Counsel

Visit the new Office of the General Counsel website to learn more about Hannah Ross, how the General Counsel’s office works, important legal facts, how and when to use outside counsel, important resources and more.  Click here to learn more!

New from the Office of Digital Learning


Would you like to know more about the Office of Digital Learning and what we do? We invite you to read the weekly series on our blog called This Week in ODL where our readers can easily find updates on the projects, news, and developments at our office. Click here for a complete listing of our weekly updates. We also hope you will visit the Projects page on our website, where you can access a complete portfolio of the work we do.


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