Categories: junos, LIS Staff Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, pulse, vpn
We in LIS have been testing a new method of connecting to College resources from off-campus, and we are excited to announce that it is ready for prime time. The Junos Pulse client is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Next time you’re off-campus, try it yourself – the instructions are at http://go.middlebury.edu/vpn.
Computers with existing NetConnect or Cisco VPN setups will still be able to connect that way for the foreseeable future – just open the appropriate program and connect. However, the website at https://vpn.middlebury.edu will change – instead of the current page where you login and are prompted to download NetConnect, you’ll be redirected to the new instructions for Junos Pulse.
This new method should be easier to use as well as allowing connections on a broader range of devices. As usual, we welcome your general feedback in the comments; if you’re having a specific issue or question about using it, please make a ticket to ensure a timely response. Thanks!
Categories: go, Helpdesk Alerts, LIS Staff Interest, middfiles, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
This post was made in the fall, but technical issues delayed the implementation. We’re now ready to move forward.
Recently, we at the Helpdesk have spoken with many individuals who were disappointed with the interface and performance of NetStorage, but were unaware of other, usually superior ways to access their files.
In an effort to improve awareness, and in consultation with Central Systems and Network Services, we will be changing the go/middfiles shortcut, currently pointed directly to Netstorage, to lead to our main documentation about Middfiles. Using this documentation, users should be able to quickly connect using faster, better methods and be on their way.
We realize that this will be a significant change for some in our community, but we anticipate that over time, this will help people distinguish between Middfiles, the server system, and Netstorage, a web application that permits limited access to that system and is not intended for daily use. Netstorage will still be accessible via go/netstorage for edge cases like mobile devices that cannot use WebDAV.
As always, we invite your feedback via comments. The plan is to make the switch by Monday, March 17th. This post (available at go/middfileschange) will be updated with any new information.
Categories: Helpdesk Alerts, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
Apple recently released software updates to iOS, Mac OS 10.7 and higher, as well as for Safari & QuickTime for Windows. These updates address a vulnerability found in Apple’s implementation of SSL (secure sockets layer), a protocol computers use extensively for secure communications online. While we are not aware of any specific information breaches at Middlebury College, and the steps necessary for someone to compromise these secure communications are far from trivial, we should all apply these important security patches to our Apple hardware and Windows computers running Apple software to mitigate these risks. Please check your Apple software for available updates (especially iOS, Mac OS, Safari, and QuickTime updates). Run your updates now and check again after the installation as some may have prerequisites. For more information, links to specific updates for the SSL vulnerability and others are available at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Categories: LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes
Audiobooks and the Return of Storytelling – Audiobooks are growing in popularity, returning us to childhood storytelling and invoking a literary tradition as old as the Illiad. Browse audiobooks at the library.
6 Innovative Uses of Lecture Capture – Teachers are increasingly using lecture capture tools for interactive lessons, content sharing, and multimedia assignments.
Alan Alda keynotes the meeting of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) – discussing the importance of communication with the public in STEM fields. “… Some members of the U.S. Congress also struggle with jargon and therefore are faced with the ‘difficulty of giving money to something they don’t understand,’ Alda cautioned.”
Civil War Letters Come Home to Vermont - Featuring not only the letters, but also Rebekah Irwin and Special Collections!
Got my carrel! - From the Senior Admissions Fellows Blog.
Categories: For Students
Wondering what you are going to do this summer? Trying to decide if you should get a job at home or participate in an internship? Wondering what your options are for staying at Midd? It’s not too early to begin making plans.
The annual What About Summer? session sponsored by the Student Employment Office, Center for Careers & Internships, and International Student & Scholar Services will be held….
Wednesday, February 26th
McCardell Bi-Hall 220
4:30 – 5:30pm
You will receive a lot of information to help you make your decision!
4:30 – 5:00: On Campus Employment Opportunities
Student Employment (SEO) will provide information about finding a job on campus, the costs of living on campus including housing and food options, and important deadlines.
5:00 – 5:30: Off Campus, Internship, & Volunteer Opportunities
Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) will provide information on navigating MOJO and how to find an internship or volunteer opportunity for this summer.
Throughout the program International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) will provide specific information for international students about on and off campus opportunities and address concerns or questions specific to international students, such as OPT employment authorization.
If you are unable to attend the program, please visit the appropriate office with your questions.
Categories: Student Activities
Students interested in securing a job on campus this summer, please read ALL the information on the Student Employment Office (SEO) Website at http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/summer.
Here are a few high-lights:
Applying for a Job: Jobs will be posted on the SEO website. Students will need to create an account through the online system if they haven’t already. It is recommended to set up your account NOW so you will be ready to apply for jobs as they become available. https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/
All students hired to work for Middlebury between May 21st and September 5th MUST submit a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement to SEO by April 18th. Forms are available on the SEO website.
Employment: Students that have not worked on campus before and do not have a blue employment card will need to complete employment forms at SEO before they are eligible to work. Click on ‘Employment Eligibility’ on the SEO website for additional information: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/eligibility.
All summer jobs must conclude by August 16th, the end of Language Schools. Job extensions previously approved by the Student Employment Office are the only exceptions (these will be noted on the job posting).
To be eligible for on campus housing students must be employed by Middlebury College and working at least 30 hours per week.
Weekly Charges: On campus housing is $50 per week and covers housing and activities fees. Summer Student Employees will be housed in Stewart and Starr and will be assigned a room based on availability. The summer meal plan is $60 per week from June 9 through August 16 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekend. All meals will be served in Proctor Redfield. Students living on campus when a meal plan is not offered (before reunion and after Language School commencement) are expected to supply their own meals.
[Note: 2014 graduates may NOT work in a student position and may NOT live in student housing. Please click on job seekers on the College’s home page to see available staff opportunities.]
Please contact student employment with any questions.
Student Employment Office
Categories: Student Activities
It’s well known that music and singing have great, positive effects on mind and body, so we hope you’ll consider joining fellow students, staff and faculty, and residents from Addison County, as part of the College Community Chorus. Rehearsals for our spring program begin in J-term, as we prepare an exciting program for performance with the Champlain Philharmonic, including a newly arranged work by professor Peter Hamlin with texts by Julia Alvarez, Jay Parini, Robert Pack, Langston Hughes; selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore; works by Verdi including the famous Anvil Chorus; and Aaron Copland’s inspiring The Promise of Living.
No audition needed. Just stop by to sign out a folder and start to join in the song! J-term is a great time to explore the world of music!
Sun, 1/12 (7-8:30, Mead Chapel); Tue, 1/14 (7-8:30, Mead).
Sun, 1/19 (7-8:30, Mead); Tue, 1/21 (7-8:30, MCA CH)
Sun, 1/26 (7-8:30, Mead)
Info: Jeff Rehbach, conductor, 989-7355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: community, Education & Training, For Students, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, Student Activities, workshops
Parton Counseling & Dharma Door Retreat present…
A YOGA & SOMATIC AWARENESS WORKSHOP
J-TERM – Friday’s – 1:00 – 2:30pm – Mitchell Green
Dates: 1/10 – 1/17- 1/24 – 1/31
This 4-week workshop hosted by Dharma Door Retreat invites students to learn the language of the body from the inside out through the practices of yoga and somatic movement. In the context of self-discovery and openness, participants will learn to cultivate awareness and understanding of their relationships to themselves, others & their environment through direct somatic experiences. Students will learn principles practiced in Yoga, Somatic Awareness, & Mindfulness. Please join us for this fun series! Dress comfortably, and bring a yoga mat if you can. No prior experience is required.
Pre – Registration encouraged, drop-in’s welcome!
To pre-register: Contact Donna Stark at 802-443-5141
or email Jennifer at JKerns@Middlebury.edu.
MEET DHARMA DOOR: Dharma Door is a community retreat space in Underhill, VT owned by Abbi Jaffe. Abbi embodies authenticity, playfulness and dances contact improvisation as often as possible. She has been creating emotionally and physically safe spaces for exploration and expansion for over 10 years, and leads workshops around New England. Abbi will be joined by Amanda Franz. Amanda has been studying, teaching, and performing various somatic movement modalities for the past 10 years around United States and in Canada.
Categories: LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes
10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom – What have you heard about the flipped classroom? That it’s just the latest education fad? That it only works for certain academic subjects? It’s not uncommon to come across references in the web media to poorly informed and misconstrued ideas like these. Given the value and many benefits inherent in this powerful form of blended learning, it is important that these misconceptions be addressed and dispelled.
One of the most popular 3D printed items on Shapeways is “Sad Keanu Reeves.” Image: neuralfirings/Shapeways
3D printing: 10 factors still holding it back – As promising as 3D printers seem, their usefulness is still questionable. High costs, safety concerns, patents, and design complexity are all contributing to legitimate skepticism.
Categories: Helpdesk Alerts, LIS Staff Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
From Remote-Learner, our Moodle host:
In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be replacing our network firewalls. Upgrades on the firewalls will be conducted during the February 28th maintenance window between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., ET.
During most of this period your site will be operational, but there may be short periods of connection loss to the internet.