Things That Happened, Things to Do: Week of 10/8

Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon. As always, we hope to call your attention to items that captured ours and alert you to events that you won’t want to miss. If you have a news item that you think we’d be interested in, drop us a line at middmag@middlebury.edu.

  • Last week’s Fall Family Weekend brought everybody together for a full schedule of events and some brilliant foliage (and a little rain). Parents took in some Friday classes, after which our Middmag crew hit them with a pop quiz. Check their learning comprehension here.
  • The Panther women’s field hockey team has rolled over 11 schools on their way to a second-place ranking in NCAA Division III. Four shut-outs and school scoring records are just part of the picture.
  • Guest-blogging for Dean Shirley Collado, associate professor of education studies and head of Wonnacott Commons Jonathan Miller-Lane takes a minute for mindfulness. “Being in it rather than getting through it” sounds like a wise idea; Miller-Lane’s years  of teaching and practicing Aikido show.
  • She’s won an Emmy and a Peabody and originated the New York Times‘s landmark “1 in 8 Million” series of multimedia profiles. Yeah, that’s what you can do with an art history major. Times multimedia producer Sarah Kramer ’97 opens this year’s Meet the Press lecture series with “Personal Narrative in the Digital Age” this Thursday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m. In Bicentennial Hall 220.
  • Maybe you couldn’t get tickets to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama this week. And you recalled the First Noble Truth: “Life is suffering.” But wait! Both the Friday afternoon talk for the College community (1:45) and the Saturday morning talk (9:30) will be streamed on the Web. You can watch it live or whenever. There will also be live video feeds for each talk at McCullough Social Space and Dana Auditorium—first come, first served. All free, everyone welcome.
  • Anyone—you, kids—eager to try traditional sand painting (“Rangoli”) to welcome the Dalai Lama can join in on the front steps of the Ilsley Public Library this Friday, 4 until 6 p.m.
  • How about a stroll through town Friday evening? From 5 to 7 p.m., the final Middlebury Arts Walk of the year will feature 35 venues; some artists will present works inspired by the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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