Tag Archives: Midd Points

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Kristen Mullins, Center for Community Engagement

April 20

Melissa Sorenson, Digital Learning Commons

May 30-Jun 7

Orion Lewis, Political Science


Andrea Hofmann-Miller, GSTILE-T&I


Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

Renee Jourdenais, GSTILE


Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies

Oct 31-Nov 4

Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I


Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures

Oct 31-Nov 4

Meg Storey Groves, Advancement

May 18-21

Mike Moser, Facilities Services

April 17-21

Chris Norris, ITS

April 19-21

Paul Dicovitsky, ITS

April 19-21

Amanda Birchenough, Advancement

April 30-May 4


Hispanic American Newspapers (Trial through May 16th, 2017)

Until May 16th, Middlebury faculty, students, and staff have free access to Hispanic American Newspapers from 1808 through 1980. This collection represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. It is based on the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort directed by Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston.Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison.

Workshop to help you advance your career, RESCHEDULED!

Sharpen your Interview Skills

May 10th from 10:30-11:30 AM

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 126

Limited to 20 participants. 

Are you confident in your job interview skills?  If you are uncertain or would like to give the above mentioned a brush up this Learning Workshop is for you!

Staff Council in collaboration with Center for Career and Internships is pleased to offer this workshop to Middlebury Staff. Sign up here or by email to scouncil@middlebury.edu.

Observatory Stargazing Open House Nights – Spring 2017

Middlebury College Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this spring. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, April 28 and May 5, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM and are weather permitting.

Jupiter will be in the evening sky on 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, they 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 7 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.

Premiere of a new choral work by Middlebury alumna Christina Whitten Thomas ‘01.5

Christina Whitten Thomas ‘01.5

Award-winning composer and Middlebury alumna Christina Whitten Thomas ‘01.5 returns to campus for the premiere of her new choral suite, Songs of Gold, on Friday evening, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m., in Robison Concert Hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Commissioned by the Vermont Choral Union (directed by Jeff Rehbach, music department, who also conducts the Middlebury College Community Chorus),  this dazzling work for eight-part chorus and flute includes texts by Vermont-based writer Abigail Carroll, 1950s Waterbury poet Jean Killary, and Middlebury faculty member Jay Parini.

Christina will also present a talk about her music and career as a composer since her graduation from Middlebury at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in room 221 of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, free and open to the public.

The Friday evening concert celebrates the Vermont Choral Union’s  50th anniversary. James G. Chapman, who had previously taught in the music department at Middlebury College and conducted the College Choir, founded the Choral Union in 1967 at the University of Vermont. Today, its 36 singers from across the state take wing with soaring works from medieval times to the present. This 90-minute program encompasses works that bring to life texts from church and theater traditions, romance and the natural world, crossing the centuries from the European and North American continents. In addition to Songs of Gold, the program features works that Chapman introduced to audiences at Middlebury and UVM, including 18th-century psalm settings by historic Vermont figures Justin Morgan and Elisha West, and pieces by such noted composers as William Byrd, Heinrich Schütz, Johannes Brahms, Josef Rheinberger, Maurice Duruflé, Charles Villiers Stanford, Francis Poulenc, Samuel Barber, Will Todd, and Randall Thompson. Tickets ($12/$10/$6) will be available at the door or in advance at the College box office (go.middebury.edu/boxoffice).

Christina Whitten Thomas’s works have been performed throughout the United States including at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Disney Concert Hall. She has received commissions from the Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers, the Denver Women’s Chorus, Vox Femina of Los Angeles, the Esoterics of Seattle, Melodia Women’s Choir, the Apollo Men’s Chorus, and the Vermont Choral Union. Her awards include first place in the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir competition, first place in the Los Robles Master Chorale competition, first place in the Park Avenue Christian Church competition, second place in the NATS Art Song Composition Award, the Sorel Conductor’s Choice award, and the Sorel Medallion. Her choral cycle Choral de Bêtes can be heard on Musica Sacra’s 2012 CD release Messages to Myself. In addition to her Middlebury B.A., Christina holds a M.M. in composition from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She curently resides with her family in Pasadena, California, where she is also an active teacher and vocalist. More information can be found at www.christinawhitten.com.


Spring Student Symposium

We invite all members of the Middlebury College community, guests, and members of the public to join us in celebrating the academic and creative endeavors of Middlebury students. The symposium on Friday, April 21 will feature oral and poster presentations and displays throughout the day in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Student presenters come from all four classes at Middlebury and all fields of academic study.

A full schedule of activities can be found online at go.middlebury.edu/sym

Information specifically for faculty and staff can also be found there, including a presenters list that can be sorted by major or department.