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Join the Winter Carnival Sports Board

Love Skiing? Winter? Middlebury? Join the Winter Carnival Sports Board!

For the past 88 years, the Middlebury community has gathered to celebrate the winter season and the sport of skiing with the annual Winter Carnival. Join the Winter Carnival Sports Board and be part of this great Middlebury tradition (and the oldest student-run Winter Carnival in the nation!) The Sports Board is responsible for planning all events associated with the ski races (program, food, music, activities, transportation, etc.).  This year we will be working to bring the focus of Winter Carnival back to the races and renew this special Middlebury tradition.  If interested e-mail or come to our next meeting:

Thursday, December 8th
6:00 PM
Lawson Lounge (above the fitness center)


Private Musical Instrument and Voice Lessons

Sign up for Winter Term
Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 9, any time
Mahaney Center for the Arts upper lobby

Lessons are offered for voice, jazz voice, piano, jazz piano, harpsichord, acoustic, electric, and classical guitar, cello, violin, viola, upright bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, drums, bagpipes, Celtic whistle, organ, and carillon. Lessons begin the week of Monday, January 9, 2011. Cost for four 45-minute lessons is $174.00.

Please see for biographies of the private music teachers. Questions? Ext. 5221.

FOO Leaders Wanted

The Middlebury Mountain Club’s FOO (February Outdoor Orientation) program is now accepting leader applications

Do you love Vermont in the winter? Did you have an awesome experience attending OINK, MOO, FOO, or MiddView? Well, if you’d like to help welcome incoming Febs to Middlebury share that experience and lead an amazing outdoor orientation trip, please complete the attached application and return it to the Student Activities (formerly known as CCAL) office on the second floor of McCullough Hall.

Please note that you do not need to be a Feb to apply. All applications are due by 5:00 PM on December 12th.


Winter Break Buses

Hello Midd Students,

It is almost the end of the semester. We have only 1 bus scheduled to and from NY and 1 bus to and from Boston.  Buy your ticket soon to ensure a seat.

New York City (7th Ave. and 31st St) – $55 to and $55 from NY

  • leaves Monday, December 19 at 9:00 AM
  • returns Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 PM

Boston (South Station, Atlantic Avenue side) – $45 to and $45 from Boston

  • leaves Monday, December 19 at 9:00 AM
  • returns Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 PM

Burlington International Airport and the Greyhound station buses – $12 to and $12 from Airport/Bus station

  • to on 12/15 at 2:00 PM, 12/17 at 3:45 AM & 9:00 AM, 12/18 at 9:00 AM and 12/19 at 9:00 AM.
  • from on 1/8 at 12:30 PM, 7:00 PM and midnight.

Purchase tickets online at go/tickets or in person at either box office – McCullough or Mahaney Center for the Arts.

  • All bus tickets are sold as one-way (the JetBlue model)
  • All buses leave from and return to Adirondack Circle
  • Bristol tours uses environmentally friendly Biodiesel buses and has a flawless safety record (your family will be happy)
  • Plenty of storage space for luggage – yes, you can take home your laundry!

Whether you are going home or sightseeing – this is a great way to travel… and environmentally friendly!

Debby Anderson
Box Office Coordinator
Middlebury College

Apply for an Editorship with The Middlebury Campus

Got a creative streak? Like learning new things and passing that knowledge on to others? Want to forge relationships with the movers and shakers at Middlebury and beyond?

The Middlebury Campus is seeking new editors and managers for the upcoming academic year. Positions are available in the following sections:

  • News
  • Local News
  • Opinions
  • Features
  • Sports

The Campus is also interested in recruiting an Online Manager. The Online Manager is responsible for overseeing our online edition, which includes working with online contributors to generate unique content and working with section editors to transfer our print content online.

Campus section editors are responsible for coming up with story ideas, designing page layout for the print edition, teaching and mentoring staff writers, writing articles when necessary and contributing to the Campus website. Strong writing skills are a must, and previous reporting experience is preferred but not necessary. Students considering a future career in journalism are especially encouraged to apply.

As an editor for the Campus, you will learn the ins and outs of publishing a real newspaper in print and online, develop the leadership skills necessary to manage a group of staff writers, create a portfolio of articles to attest to your writing abilities and form connections with the leaders of the College community — from student organizations to Old Chapel, from town businesses to sports teams.

To apply for any of these positions, please submit a brief letter (no more than 300 words) describing your interest and qualifications to by no later than 8 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 20. We will start conducting interviews after Thanksgiving Break, and you should expect to provide a writing sample.

Questions, comments or concerns? Email

The Middlebury Campus

Annual Holiday “Giving Trees”

Season’s Greetings Middlebury Students!

Help sponsor a local child whose family cannot afford to buy presents for the holiday season through the Giving Trees program, in collaboration with the local organization H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects). Here’s how:

  • You can sponsor a tree by yourself, with a friend, as a residence hall, Commons, team, or student organization—or in any other way you create.
  • To try to ensure equity among children in the same family, we ask that you consider spending a minimum amount of $50 per tree – but please don’t let this discourage you from participating! We strongly encourage you to team up with friends and peers to maximize the fun and impact of each Giving Tree!
  • Do NOT wrap gifts. Please make sure that all the gifts belonging to a tree are together in one bag, unwrapped and unmarked. Please do affix your “tree number” to the bag.
  • You can pick up a tree (paper cut-out) from Civic Engagement programs in the Center for Education in Action (Adirondack House Rm. 210, upstairs, follow signs) on Thursday, November 17th; Friday, November 18th; and Monday, November 21st  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tree will have all the information you need: the age and gender of the child/adult, what his/her clothing needs are, and a wish he/she has.
  • Gifts must be brought back to the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House on Thursday, December 8th or Friday, December 9th between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Take care and have a great Thanksgiving break and upcoming Holiday Season.

Ashley Calkins ’06
Community Engagement Coordinator
Center for Education in Action: Careers, Fellowships, Civic Engagement
Middlebury College  |   Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3099  |

World Aids Day Events

December 1st is World AIDS Day!

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a disease affecting over 33 million people and killing more than 2 million people annually. GlobeMed at Middlebury and Chellis House will be holding several events to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS, including:

Wednesday, November 30th
GlobeMed screening of “A Closer Walk”
@ 7 pm, Hillcrest 103

Thursday, December 1st
Talk with Professor Erick Gong “The Economics of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”
Hosted by WAGS-Chellis House and GlobeMed
@ 12: 30 pm, Axinn 229

Screening of “We Were Here”
Hosted by WAGS-Chellis House, Office of the Dean of the College, and GlobeMed
@ 7 pm, Axinn 100

Pick up a ribbon at Ross or Proctor and wear RED on Thursday, December 1st and be an advocate for the fight against AIDS!

go to to learn more

FOO! Coordinators and MOP Gear Managers sought

MOP is now accepting applications for the following positions:

  • FOO! Coordinators: Help welcome the February 2012 incoming class through amazing outdoor experiences. Note that this is not a call for FOO! Leaders (which will happen soon). This is for the program coordinator job.
  • MOP Gear Managers: Love outdoor gear? Want to help others prepare for their outdoor adventures? This is the job for you.

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact us at

Exciting legislation passed

My Fellow Students,

It is my pleasure to officially inform you that both the Pass/D/Fail System bill and the YouPower Bike Room and FIC gym bill passed through the Student Government Association Senate last night.

The Cook Commons Senator Michael Polebaum ’12 presented the monumental Pass/D/Fail system bill to a very receptive Senate. The bill passed through the Senate unanimously leading to the completion of the first major step to making this resolution a reality;  however, this piece of legislation still needs your support. If a Pass/D/Fail system is important to you, I strongly encourage you to talk to your professors and urge them to support this initiative as it will be reviewed by the administration and faculty over J-term and the Spring semester.

Additionally, Senior Senator Brittany Gendron ’12 presented the YouPower Bike Room and FIC Gym bill last night, which passed through the Senate with an overwhelming majority. The legislation aims to have an electricity generating spin bike room and annex gym implemented in FIC during the Spring semester.

Last night (November 20) was an exciting meeting with two pieces of significant legislation being passed. If you missed the action, last night’s Student Government Association Senate meeting was video recorded and will be available on the SGA website soon.

I hope that you all have an enjoyable break. Happy Thanksgiving!

Vincent A. Recca ’12
President, SGA