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Sister-to-Sister Summit on Saturday, November 19!

sts-4-2015The widely successful “Sister-to-Sister” Program is gearing up for its twelfth season of mentoring middle school girls. Since 2005, Middlebury students have invited girls from the three middle schools in Addison County – Middlebury, Vergennes, and Bristol – to participate in monthly two-hour events on campus and a one-day summit in November. At events, one “fun” activity is usually paired with a discussion. When sisters meet at the pool for log rolling, for example, they will get together after splashing in the water to discuss conceptions of body image. In general, “Sister-to-Sister” strives to make a positive difference by giving a voice to the needs and interests of middle school girls. The program provides a safe space to talk about the challenges that girls face in this day and age. It enables girls to develop friendships with other girls, even if they don’t go to the same school. The program recognizes that in addition to teachers and textbooks, achievement is affected by what happens in the hallways, between classes, and outside of school.  

Our big summit is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kirk Alumni Center. Activities will include fun workshops such as improv theater, acapella singing, dancing, yoga, and cup cake decorating.

All events are free and include breakfast, lunch and snacks (gluten-free, vegetarian options available). To register or organize transportation, please call Karin Hanta at 443-5937 or email khanta@middlebury.edu. Transportation requests need to be submitted by Wednesday, November 16.

Sister-to-Sister Summit on Saturday, November 19!

sts-4-2015The widely successful “Sister-to-Sister” Program is gearing up for its twelfth season of mentoring middle school girls. Since 2005, Middlebury students have invited girls from the three middle schools in Addison County – Middlebury, Vergennes, and Bristol – to participate in monthly two-hour events on campus and a one-day summit in November. At events, one “fun” activity is usually paired with a discussion. When sisters meet at the pool for log rolling, for example, they will get together after splashing in the water to discuss conceptions of body image. In general, “Sister-to-Sister” strives to make a positive difference by giving a voice to the needs and interests of middle school girls. The program provides a safe space to talk about the challenges that girls face in this day and age. It enables girls to develop friendships with other girls, even if they don’t go to the same school. The program recognizes that in addition to teachers and textbooks, achievement is affected by what happens in the hallways, between classes, and outside of school.  

Our big summit is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kirk Alumni Center. Activities will include fun workshops such as improv theater, acapella singing, dancing, yoga, and cup cake decorating.

All events are free and include breakfast, lunch and snacks (gluten-free, vegetarian options available). To register or organize transportation, please call Karin Hanta at 443-5937 or email khanta@middlebury.edu. Transportation requests need to be submitted by Wednesday, November 16.

‘It’s Not What You Think’ Storytelling Series Continues Nov. 10

Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103 (the Orchard Room)
Refreshments will be served
Go/INWYT

The It’s Not What You Think storytelling series explores the unexpected twists and turns that life takes—emphasizing that our lives rarely (if ever) progress as a linear series of met goals.

Caitlin Myers, Associate Professor of Economics

Caitlin Myers, Associate Professor of Economics

On Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103 (the Orchard Room), Caitlin Myers, Associate Professor of Economics, will share her story of living through the grief of the sudden loss of her partner. Her story highlights her tremendous resilience in the wake of tragedy.

Caitlin Myers joined the Middlebury economics department in 2005. She teaches courses in urban economics and empirical methodologies, and enthusiastically supervises a senior research workshop most spring semesters. Caitlin’s research intersects issues related to gender, race and the economy. Her current projects estimate how reproductive policies influence social and economic outcomes. Caitlin grew up in Burnsville, West Virginia, and LaGrange, Georgia.

Established in January 2015, It’s Not What You Think brings together members of the college community around stories of the unanticipated ways that life unfolds, including failures, defeats, tragedies, and radical life changes. Sponsored by the offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

CHANGE IN PAYROLL DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER PAYROLLS (BW23 & BW24)

middleburylogo-e1476226859888CHANGE IN PAYROLL DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER PAYROLLS (BW23 & BW24)

Please read below the changes to the time entry deadlines and pay dates for BW23 (pay date 11/10/16) and BW24 (pay date 11/23/16). These changes are required to accommodate for Veterans Day1 and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pay period BW23 (10/24/16 – 11/06/16)

  • Deadline for submitting/approving time – Monday, 11/07/16 12:00pm
  • Paychecks and direct deposits issued and dated – Thursday, 11/10/16

 

Pay period BW24 (11/07/16 – 11/20/16)

  • Deadline for submitting/approving time – Friday, 11/18/16 10:00am
  • Paychecks and direct deposits issued and dated – Wednesday, 11/23/16

1Veterans Day is a federal holiday and all banks are closed. To comply with ACH deposit rules, payroll processing must be accelerated to account for the closed day.

Please inform all your staff of this change in the payroll schedule

Payroll/Human Resources

More on Turf Battle

We were happy to see the front-page story in today’s Campus on the plan to improve the landscape around Atwater.  The Campus had asked for an exclusive on the story, and we gave it to them.

However, we were disappointed that the article did not say more–or even mention–the students who generated the designs for the plan: Jesse Catalano ’11, Bente Madson ’11, and Jake Moritz ’11; Jaeun Lee ’11 and Molly Rosenblatt ’12; and Leah Webster ’11, Christine Hsieh ’11, and Jack P. Maher ’12.

They deserve credit for their work on this project. As we told The Campus, we plan to install a sign that acknowledges their contribution to the College community’s enjoyment of our outdoor environment.

For more information about the site plans and how the students’ visions were incorporated, visit the Turf Battle blog.