Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of November 16

Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

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  • After taking fourth place in the Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, the Middlebury team brought their entry, Self-Reliance, back to campus, where it will house students. On November 15 a dedication ceremony was held and a crowd showed up to celebrate the accomplishments of the team. The latest news is that Middlebury will once again submit a proposal to the DOE in the hopes we can participate in Solar Decathlon 2013.

  • Middlebury athletic teams continue to dominate. Over the past weekend the field hockey team beat Amherst to head to the NCAA final four; the women’s soccer team beat The College of New Jersey to head to the NCAA sectionals; both women and men’s cross-country saw success at the NCAA Regionals, women coming in first and men second, and are headed to the NCAA Championships; and, even though they lost in the NCAA Regional final, the women’s volleyball team beat Skidmore in the semifinal to advance deeper into the NCAA tournament than any team in school history.

  • Need a good book to read? Check out the library’s book sale, happening Nov. 15 through Nov. 20. You can find books, music scores, CDs, and other media for sale.

  • The arts scene at Middlebury is alive with performances this coming weekend. At the CFA, the play The Art of Success is happening Thursday–Saturday in the Seeler Studio Theatre, Alexander Melnikov plays piano Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall, and Jeremy Kline ’11.5 presents his senior thesis concert Friday and Saturday in the Dance Theatre. If that’s not enough for you, on Sunday you can attend the Community Chorus concert in Mead Chapel at 3:00 p.m.

  • Interested in artistic initiatives at Middlebury? The Cafecito Hour on Friday will be about the arts, featuring students from the Moth, Verbal Onslaught, and Old Stone Mill. You can hear the panel discussion from 12:15 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Carr Hall. Bring your own lunch. Café Alta Garcia and Cookie Love cookies will be served.

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