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College Community Chorus begins new season

We welcome students, staff and faculty, including retirees, to join the Middlebury College Community Chorus as we begin a new season to prepare our annual Thanksgiving concerts. We rehearse on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, beginning September 12, in Mead Chapel from 7:00-8:30pm. Concerts take place in Robison Concert Hall on Saturday evening, Nov. 18 and Sunday afternoon, Nov. 19.

Our fall 2017 program includes music of heart and home as well as celebration and thanksgiving. Selections from the European classical tradition include O be joyful by Felix Mendelssohn; How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place by Johannes Brahms; Agnus Dei from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem; and Dona Nobis Pacem, the final movement of J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor.

Contemporary works include two new compositions by the amazing African American composer Rosephanye Powell, including the text I Dream a World by Langston Hughes and an upbeat gospel-style song I Will Sing; songs of remembrance by Z. Randall Stroope and Dan Forrest, including the poem Good Night, Dear Heart by Robert Richardson (Mark Twain placed its text on the tombstone of his beloved daughter Susy, when she died unexpectedly at age 24); Stand in that River by New Haven VT native Moira Smiley; and a new arrangement of the Vermont state song, These Green Hills.

Please join us before the end of this month for rehearsals once or twice a week, as your schedule permits. No auditions — just come sing with nearly 100 other singers from across the region. Invite College students in your classroom or workplace to join us as well as we come together to make music in community.

Seeking Staff Members for Environmental Council

The Environmental Council is seeking 2 to 3 more staff members for 2017-2018.

The Environmental Council is comprised of students, faculty and staff (total of about 24 people – roughly two-thirds students and one third staff and faculty). The primary role of the EC is to advise the President on policy and practices related to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The EC also conducts projects or campaigns to address issues that are not otherwise being addressed. It is co-chaired by the director of the Office of Sustainability Integration and a faculty member.

The EC meets once a month at 4:30 pm on Mondays (usually at the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest). It does its work through committees which meet as needed in between the monthly meetings. The focus for the coming year will be on engaging the college community in a discussion of putting a price on carbon emissions and what the college’s long term goals should be regarding renewable energy sourcing and carbon emissions. Other topics may also be added.

For more information about the EC contact Jack Byrne at 802 443 5043, jmbyrne@middlebury.edu.

SUBMIT A 2017 WINTER TERM WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

DO YOU HAVE A TALENT? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE IT? SIGN UP TO TEACH A WINTER TERM WORKSHOP. Winter Term Workshop will run from January 8, 2018 – February 2, 2018. These non-credit workshops are open to the entire College community during Winter Term. DEADLINE for workshop proposals is midnight on Friday, October 6th. Please make sure to use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to submit your proposal. Contact Maria Farnsworth in Student Activities at x3156 or wtw@middlebury.edu if you have any questions. Proposal forms can be found at:

go/wtwproposal

 

Stargazing at The Mittelman Observatory – Autumn 2017

The Mittelman Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this autumn. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, September 15, September 22, and October 6, from 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM, weather permitting.

Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.

Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public. However, these events will take place only if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at go/observatory or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 6 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.

Stargazing at The Mittelman Observatory – Autumn 2017

The Mittelman Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this autumn. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, September 15, September 22, and October 6, from 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM, weather permitting.

Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.

Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public. However, these events will take place only if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at go/observatory or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 6 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.

Employee Golf Tournament – Sep 6

Employee Golf Tournament
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
9-hole Captain and Crew (4-person scramble)
Sign up now! (limited to the first 20 teams)
Check-in: starting at 3:45 p.m.* | Shotgun start: 4:30 p.m. | Dinner: in Kirk following golf
FREE and open to all faculty, staff, and retirees.
(Registration fee, prizes, and dinner funded by the President’s Office)

contact:  Phil Cyr <pcyr@middlebury.edu>; Val Costello <vcostell@middlebury.edu>; or MariAnn Osborne <mosborne@middlebury.edu>

Mahaney Center for the Arts 25th Anniversary Season Announced!

This year, the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. As the busiest visual and performing arts facility in Addison County, the Mahaney Center serves as a hub of arts activity for both the College and the surrounding communities. We invite the campus and community to celebrate with us all season long. A highlight of the 2017–2018 season is a kickoff weekend with vertical dance company BANDALOOP, September 15–16.

Middlebury College faculty, staff, students, and other ID card holders are entitled to great discounts AND a chance to buy tickets before the general public.

Story at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/news_archive/2017releases/node/552275.

Full season listings at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/2017-2018.

Buy tickets starting September 11 (or September 6 if you’re a PASS member) at go/tickets or xMIDD or in person at the box offices in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

For a print version of the fall Arts brochure, call x3168 or email mca@middlebury.edu.