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TIAA August Webinars

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars. Reserve
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Schedule online: TIAA.org/webinars

Social Security for Married Couples
Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase
lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
Tuesday, August 11 at 12 p.m. (ET)

2020 Investment outlook – post corona-virus recovery
Join us for a special webinar during which Robert C. Doll, Nuveen Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, discusses how the corona-virus health crisis has effected the investment landscape and economic recovery. Doll’s comprehensive insights into the trends and issues he believes are positioned to meaningfully shape the economy and markets have served as a thoughtful guide to investors as they work to build strong long-term investment portfolios.
Tuesday, August 11 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Money at Work 2: Sharpening investment skills
Expanding your portfolio to maximize potential growth while minimizing risk—scenarios and alternative investing vehicles to help manage more complex finances.
Wednesday, August 12 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Retiring in the New Normal
We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings all of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment.
Wednesday, August 12 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Financial housekeeping for now and later
For many, the current health crisis has resulted in unique financial challenges. From dealing with reduced income to trying to figure out what to do with money you usually spend on gas or a vacation, this webinar will explore ways to help deal with a new personal financial landscape.
Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m. (ET)

W2W: Postcards from the future
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Through the Telescope – The Observatories of Middlebury College

Mittelman Observatory is proud to announce the opening of the exhibit “Through the Telescope: The Observatories of Middlebury College” by Alexandra Izzard ’20. Please visit go/throughthetelescope.

This exhibit explores the history of observatories, and of astronomy, at Middlebury College from the institution’s very beginning through the present day in the chronological context of both institutional history and scientific discovery.

Key highlights of this exhibit include:

  • astronomy has been taught at Middlebury since its inception, being a required third-year course when the College opened its doors in 1800;
  • the early Laws of Middlebury College have now been made broadly available and accessible online;
  • Old Chapel served as the College’s first astronomical observatory upon its opening in 1836;
  • the 1937 observatory that once stood on the knoll north of Pearsons Hall served both the College and community for more than 50 years;
  • the modern day Mittelman Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall draws strongly from the tradition and inspiration of 220 years of history of observatories and astronomy at Middlebury.

The historical research project that serves as the foundation for this exhibit has been two years in the making. Creator Alexandra Izzard ’20 graduated Summa Cum Laude and highest honors with a major in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Italian. Alexandra pursued numerous interdisciplinary primary research opportunities that bridged the liberal arts and included the sciences while at Middlebury.

The project’s exhibit also features art by Eva Bod ’20 as well as broad collaboration with the Middlebury College Special Collections team and numerous others.

The online exhibit can now be enjoyed at the link above. The physical exhibit will be opening soon.

Mittelman Observatory. Because the sky is always open!

Register for the GMHEC Team Challenge!

Registration is open for the GMHEC team physical activity challenge!

Grab your coworkers (and partner/spouse/family members) and work together to be the first team to complete the Great Western Loop. This 6,875 mile trail links together five long-distance hiking trails: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Pacific Northwest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Grand Enchantment Trail, and the Arizona Trail. It features some of the most remote, beautiful, hostile, and pristine environments in the United States, including the Mojave Desert, the Sonoran Desert, 12 National Parks, and 75 wilderness areas.

Each participant on your team will be able to bike, hike, swim, paddle or engage in a host of other activities which will be converted to steps to move your team toward the finish line. At the conclusion of the challenge all participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten prizes including Garmin Forerunner watches and $100 gift cards to your favorite local coop food store. All participants will have an opportunity to win a prize.

The challenge will begin on Monday, July 20th and will start and end at the Grand Canyon. The challenge will conclude when the first team arrives back at the Grand Canyon. Get more details including the link to register at https://gmhec.org/category/well-being/events/  

Posted on behalf of Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC
GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator

Art Contest

The Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL) invites you to participate in the first Creative Climate Art Contest. 

This contest is designed to educate and inspire members of our Middlebury community to personally contribute to Energy2028—the college’s commitment to reduce energy consumption by 25%, power the campus with 100% renewable energy, divest from the fossil fuel industry, and incorporate sustainability education into everything we do.

To participate, submit an original work of art (i.e. a painting, drawing, print, collage, or other visual art form) that relates to Middlebury, showcases your creativity, and calls for climate action and environmental justice on campus. No formal art training is necessary—artists and non-artists alike are encouraged to submit! Submissions will be received through this submission form (go link: go/creativeclimate/) or at sustainability@middlebury.edu

Any member of the Middlebury community can participate. We encourage current students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit artwork. We hope your art will function as a public reminder of our commitment to making Middlebury a more sustainable and just community. 

The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2020.

The winning posters will be showcased around campus and distributed to the class of 2024 with credit for your work. The winning artists will receive $75 to donate to an environmental justice non-profit organization of the artist’s choice (suggested NGOs will be provided). Any questions can be directed to sustainability@middlebury.edu.

Ralph Myhre has golf for Faculty, Staff & Retirees

It’s finally that time of year! The Ralph Myhre Golf Course and driving range are now open for the season.  Stop by the golf shop and grab a bucket of balls, sign up for a lesson or play a few holes!

There’s never been a better summer to pick up golf!  Click here to get all of the details

Ralph Myhre Golf Course 317 Golf Course Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753 9/7/2018

GMHEC Well Being

Yoga and our lunchtime workouts with Yoo-Sun and Jeff are on this month!  Our partnership with True Center Yoga continues and in July TCY is offering nine different yoga classes per week.  There is something for everyone including those who are completely new to yoga.  Check out the schedule here.  If you need a quick pick me up at lunch check out Yoo-Sun and Jeff’s classes.  Yoo-Sun focuses more on cardio while Jeff focuses on strength training and both will modify the workouts to meet all levels.  All the info you need about these classes and everything else we’re got going on is in the calendar (password GMHECWell-Being) and on our Facebook page.  

Get ready to get your challenge on!  Our first team-based physical activity challenge using our platform DIEMlife is coming soon.  In this point to point challenge, participants from our four GMHEC schools will work together to race from VT to CA.  Participants will walk, run, bike, dance, swim, row and engage in a variety of activities of their choice to earn steps to move their team to the destination.  The challenge will begin on Monday, July 13th and will last until the first team makes it across the country.  All participants will be eligible to win prizes including gift cards and Garmin Forerunner watches.  Everyone who participates will have an equal chance of winning a prize.  Additional details and registration information will be posted on the GMHEC Facebook page and the GMHEC Well-being website by Wednesday, July 8th.  We hope you’ll join us and support your team to earn the title of “Fastest Moving GMHEC College”.

Beginning mindfulness series:  Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness and how to implement a mindfulness practice into your life?  Join Coach Cami, founder of Guided Resilience for this eight week series.  Come away from this series feeling grounded with evidence-based self-care practices, supported in growing in self-awareness and a positive mind and feeling gifted with mindfulness skills and resources to support your growth.  Weekly on Wednesdays.  July 15th through September 2nd 4:00-5:00 pm EST.  We must have a minimum of ten participants to offer this program.  To register contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, July 10th

Edge nutrition series:  Are you interested in learning more about using food as fuel, anti-inflammatory foods, protein needs, meal planning and understand food labels? If so, join the dietitians and health coaches from The Edge for this four part nutrition series. Offered via zoom, weekly on Thursdays from July 16th through August 6th from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Preregistration is required and we must have a minimum of ten participants in order to offer this opportunity. To register contact rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 10th.