Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Middlebury students, the environment, and/or the community?

Apply to the Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund!

What is it?

· Up to $2000 total is available this year to fund one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community.

· These awards are intended to support student-initiated projects that would not have otherwise been funded through other sources. Projects may not add additional unanticipated cost to the operating budget.

Who can apply?

· All Middlebury undergraduates are eligible to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other Middlebury students.

· Middlebury organizations, clubs, teams or groups already recognized by the College and receiving College funding may not apply.

What do I need to submit?

Applications should include:

· Completed David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund Application (enclosed, and available on line: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/funding2)

· Tentative proposal budget

· Tentative proposal implementation timeline based on approval by the end of February.

When and where do I submit my application?

Application materials are due at 136 McCullough Hall (the office suite across from the ATM machine) to Administrative Associate Diane Foley by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 . Funding recipient(s) will be notified shortly thereafter. All projects must be fully implemented by Commencement in May 2011.

Midd Kids…Keep Ya Head Up!

What’s so great about a liberal arts education? Every Midd Kid asks this question especially during their senior year when they see job posts that specifically seek out undergraduate students with a communications or business major. Well Midd Kid, let me answer your question.

WRITING SKILLS. Think about the 2 CW courses that we are required to take in order to graduate. Remember your FYS and how you had to write and rewrite essays during your first months at Midd? What about all those papers you have to write for class? Correct me if I’m wrong but, thinking back on my 24 classes (Chinese included), each class required some sort of writing, and each professor had their own specific writing preferences that Midd Kids had to cater to. Middlebury basically gives you 4 years to seriously hone those writing skills that businesses want!

Don’t believe me? Just ask Dalya F. Massachi from OpportunityKnocks.org.

Massachi wrote: Employers know that writing well will help you succeed in fundraising, marketing/outreach, advocacy, project management, administration, etc. No matter if you’re at the entry level or in senior management, strong writing skills are critical if you want to capture the interest and attention of your constituents and prospective donors. Virtually everyone working in the nonprofit sector has to do some writing at some point. And the better you can do that, the deeper and broader your impact will be. Your organization may produce great work or come up with outstanding ideas, but if you present those achievements or thoughts poorly they will not get very far.

Midd Kid, you are special. There are people out there who want you.

Middlebury College – Alliance for Civic Engagement – AmeriCorps VISTA

Want to help address community problems and create a legacy of social change for the Middlebury College campus? Apply for a position in the Middlebury College Alliance for Civic Engagement as a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2009 through August 2010.

The Alliance for Civic Engagement seeks a dedicated individual to engage both the campus and community to support students’ involvement in community service. The ideal candidate will be familiar with campus- and community-connected work, have experience planning events, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and be able to maintain a delicate balance of leading, supporting, and stepping aside while students take initiative in response to community-identified needs.

Apply today!
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