Tag Archives: Midd Points

Important Info about Apple’s Latest OS Offerings

Apple recently released a new iOS version for use on iPads and iPhones, iOS 11. You may experience difficulty connecting to Middlebury College email hosted by Microsoft when using the native iOS Mail and Calendar Apps. ITS recommends you use Outlook for iOS available free in the App Store. Apple and Microsoft are working on a solution.

Apple also announced the next version of macOS, High Sierra, available 9/25/17. ITS has instituted a block on the installation of this OS on college managed computers until it can be tested with college systems and software. Our High Sierra webpage (http://go.middlebury.edu/highsierra) will provide updates as they become available, including notes about any known issues and resolutions.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

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

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Hannah Ross, Office of the General Counsel

Sept 27-28

Jason Warburg & Eva Gudbergsdottir, Communications and Marketing

Sept. 25-27

Amy Collier, Office of the Provost

Oct 9-10

Beryl Levinger, GSIPM_DPP

Oct 25-28; Nov 13-17

Dana Yeaton, Theatre

Oct 9

Mike Roy, Dean of the Library

Oct 17-18

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Oct 22-25

ICC retreat group

•             Heike Fahrenberg – SA- Germany

•             Sanae Eda – SA – Japan

•             Kerstin Wilsch – SA – Jordan

•             Roman Graf – College- German

•             Catharine Wright – College – Writing Program

•             Sahie Kang – Director, Korean LS

•             Per Urlaub – LS Assoc Dean

•             Adela Langrock – Assessment & IR
Oct 19-23

Sarah Stroup, Political Science
Oct 19-23
Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies
Oct 31-Nov 4
Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures
Oct 31-Nov 4

Flexible Spending Accounts: It’s Time to Check Your Calendar Year Progress!

Have you logged in to your flex spending portal lately?  Here are some good reasons why you should:

  • All correspondence regarding your flex account is posted virtually to your portal. If you log in, you can review your account, including any requests for substantiation.  Please pay particular attention to notifications warning that your Benny card may be suspended if you fail to substantiate your claims in a timely manner;
  • You will be able to monitor the status of claims and anticipated reimbursements;
  • You can electronically upload scanned or photographed provider invoices or Explanations of Benefits for claims substantiation;
  • You can stay up-to-date on your year-to-date usage and fund availability;
  • You can set-up direct deposit to your bank account for reimbursement requests;
  • You can access useful information and tips.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact myCafeteriaPlan Customer Service Department at 1-800-865-6543.

As you are aware, flexible spending account rules require that a participant’s 2017 election may only be used for dates of service in 2017.  Unused funds will be subject to forfeiture.* The last quarter of 2017 is quickly approaching, so please take some time to log in to your flexible spending account portal and monitor your progress.

(*Health FSAs allow up to $500 of unused funds to rollover to the next calendar year.) 

To log-in, click here: https://myaccount.mycafeteriaplan.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

First time logging in? Click here for instructions: http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/new_user_login_information_extended.pdf


– Nancy Lindberg

Attend the 2017 MiddAction Fair!

The MiddAction Fair will be hosted on Tuesday, September 19 from 6-7:30 pm in Wilson Hall of the McCullough Student Center.

Representatives from over 50 community partners and student service organizations will be in attendance. These groups will offer you the opportunity to become involved with local activism, volunteering, social justice, and service-learning activities.

This event will provide opportunities to connect with community partners related to your curriculum or research, become more engaged within Addison County, and network with civic-minded colleagues and students.

Program areas represented will include education, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, food security, housing support, and poverty alleviation.

In an effort to increase student attendance at the 2017 MiddAction Fair, we are hopeful faculty members will join the CCE in encouraging their students to visit this event as a way to connect their academic interests with opportunities in the local community.

Please contact Miller Thornton, AmeriCorps VISTA for the Center for Community Engagement, with questions at mthornton@middlebury.edu or (802)-443-5512.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.