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What About Summer?

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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.

Explore Embodiment

Categories: community, Education & Training, For Students, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, Student Activities, workshops

Parton Counseling & Dharma Door Retreat present…



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

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.

Multimedia Jobs at Middlebury College – Get paid to learn digital media!!

Categories: For Students, Post for MiddNotes, Students, Web Application Development
Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library. Home to the Digital Media Tutor program.

Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library. Home to the Digital Media Tutor program. Photo by: Dominik Taterra, current digital media tutor

Do the terms instructional technology, digital liberal arts and digital humanities draw your interest? Are you looking for a way to add some multimedia skills to your resume? And most importantly, do you want to see and learn about how you can combine academic work and new media? (Check out the Chronicle’s article about the combination of liberal arts and digital media skills here.)

The Digital Media Tutor program is looking for students who want to learn more about these areas. Extreme technical expertise is not required but a willingness to learn, a professional work ethic, great interpersonal and communication skills and an interest in working with others are all necessary to be successful in this position.

The program has current openings for:

Multimedia Lab Tutor Trainees

This is an introductory position where we teach you the nuts and bolts of digital media development. Learn how to create high quality images, starting with the scanning of slides and photographs, and moving into editing for print and web delivery.  Learn how to capture, edit and render video for DVD and web.

Previous experience is not required.  This position is a pre-requisite for the Multimedia Lab Tutor position. Apply online here:

Summer Opportunities:

Multimedia Lab Tutor

Spend your summer creating websites, animations, and digital video. Projects include media collections, course website development, 3d scientific imaging and virtual world development. Apply online here:

For more information, please contact Heather Stafford (, Multimedia/Curricular Technologist in the Davis Family Library.


Winter Term Greek

Categories: For Students

The Classics Department is hosting an informational meeting about GREK 0101 which will be offered this winter term.  Instructors and past students will be on hand to answer questions, refreshments will also be served.

Thursday, October 31st at 4:30 PM in the Classics Common Room, Twilight 209

Seniors! We Have Funding Available for Your Senior Research Projects

Categories: Academic, Deadlines, For Students

Undergraduate Research has funding available to seniors to help fund academic senior research projects. If you should need funds beyond what your department can provide, consider applying for a Senior Research Project Supplement award.

Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS)
Deadline: October 2, 2013
Funding up to $1,500*

Research projects must be for an academic course, and may include theses or independent study. Applications must be submitted on the current SRPS form and the faculty member advising your project must endorse your application.

Visit the Undergraduate Research website go/srps for an application and more detailed information about eligible expenses.

In addition, students looking for support to attend or present at an academic conference, may apply for academic travel funding at go/atf.

Questions? Contact or Undergraduate Research in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), Davis Family Library 225G or at 443-3026.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Undergraduate Research
Colleen Norden, Administrative Coordinator

*Students with projects needing less than $350 may continue to apply throughout the academic year as funding permits. In 2012-13, ninety students were funded; average awards were $485. – What’s Cookin’ at Midd?

Categories: For Students

Trying to decide where to head for your next meal? Checking go/menu, particularly on your phone, can be slow and difficult to navigate and read. Head to go/menuapp or to see a simplified version of the online menus. It’s simple, fast, and easy to read. Enjoy!

Help disadvantaged families in Ecuador!

Categories: community, For Students
Hi, my name is Whitney Fletcher. I am a junior at Middlebury and am currently studying abroad in Ferrara, Italy. As part of my abroad experience, I am doing an internship at IBO Italia, a nonprofit organization that volunteers in different countries to help people in need. I am currently helping IBO fundraise a new project that aims to help disadvantaged families in Ecuador. Diseases and illnesses plague that area and cause deaths that can easily be avoided. The solution is simple: bigger, cleaner, and sturdier homes. IBO’s project will build a house large enough to fit 20 Andean families, which will provide them with the necessary shelter to lead a healthier lifestyle.
This project is also part of a larger goal, the Global Giving Challenge; if IBO raises enough money during the month of April, they will have the opportunity to become partners with Global Giving, a company aimed at helping nonprofits fundraise, and be able to utilize their resources in the future.
I am really excited about this project and want to help them raise as much money as they can to help both the families in Ecuador and IBO. I am posting here to ask for your contribution and help spreading the word. Any donation, large or small, will make a difference. It is really easy to donate – all you have to do is go to the website below and click on the amount you wish to give.
For more information on the project and challenge, I have posted the link for the Facebook page below:
With your help, we can give 20 Andean families homes that they deserve and help IBO reach out to more people in need in the future. 
Thank you!

Center Gallery

Categories: community, For Students

Interested in having your art work seen during Graduation and Reunion? Center Gallery at McCullough is currently looking for student art to display for its summer shows! Interested parties should contact the gallery at

MCSE Summer Grants – Apply NOW for $3000

Categories: Faculty and Staff, For Students, Residential Life and Commons, Student Activities
The Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship Summer Grant Application is now available!
The MCSE will provide up to three grants of $3,000 for students wishing to pursue social change projects. To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. 
The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the MCSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Email applications or questions to:
For more information on this year’s grant process or last year’s grant recipients, visit the MCSE Website or go/mcsegrants.


Categories: Academic, For Students, Post for MiddNotes, Students


This week, March 18 – 22, the College Book Store  will be returning all unsold used textbooks.

We need to begin the process of returning unsold textbooks to suppliers. Please purchase or rent any books you need for the remainder of the Spring 2013 term before they become unavailable.

If circumstances compel you to delay a purchase or rental further, please let the Book Store staff know so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Next week, March 25 – 29  (Spring Break ), we will begin  to return new textbooks for classes which use only one main text. 

Shortly after Spring Break we will start returning all remaining new textbooks.