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2021 Memberships Now Available for the Ralph Myhre Golf Course

2021 Memberships Now Available for the Ralph Myhre Golf Course

It's been a long winter!  As we turn the corner into Spring we are excited to watch the snow finally start to melt and get back to playing golf! With all of our excitement for the 2021 golf season ahead we have decided to initiate a bonus give away to everyone that joins early this year! Purchase any Ralph Myhre …

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29 Study Rooms and Counting!

29 Study Rooms and Counting!

Private study spaces are now available to book through the library (go/bookaroom/).

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Middlebury Volunteer Tutors Available to Support K-12 Youth in Staff and Faculty Families for Virtual Tutoring

Middlebury Volunteer Tutors Available to Support K-12 Youth in Staff and Faculty Families for Virtual Tutoring

Middlebury Volunteer Tutors is a network of Middlebury College students looking to support Middlebury College and MIIS staff and faculty with tutoring services for children K–12. Midd V.T. arose during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to a direct request from staff and faculty and was an expression of solidarity and gratitude for the deep care staff and faculty members have …

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VT Unemployment Fraud

As a result of COVID-19, there has been an increase in the numbers of reported fraud and scams, specifically relating to unemployment insurance benefits and COVID-19 resources. If you or a member of your household has received paperwork from the state of Vermont for unemployment benefits when you did not apply for unemployment benefits, it is important that you report this …

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Faculty at Home Webinar Series - 2021

Hairwork, ekphrastic poetry, Aristotle and Alexander, the rhetoric of white supremacy, conspiracy and disinformation -- these are the topics brought to you by Middlebury's esteemed faculty this spring 2021. Please visit the Faculty at Home webinar website for additional information on this series. The series runs about every other week through early May.

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Printing & Support Updates at Midd

ITS has replaced the older multi-function print/copy units in both libraries and in MiddExpress.  The new devices will all be able to print in both color and black and white.  The way you print to them will change a little and give you more flexibility...

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Essential Information for Spring Term 2021

Essential Libary Information for Spring Term 2021

We are excited to welcome students back to campus, and to our libraries. As part of the College’s evolving response to COVID-19, the library is committed to helping faculty and students safely access the services and resources they need for their teach...

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Can't find something the library used to have? Please tell us!

Can't find something the library used to have? Please tell us!

If you’re discovering that the library no longer has access to something you used to use, it’s because the library’s collections funds were cut deeply this fiscal year, with the budget for print books eliminated entirely. Please tell us what you need that’s no longer available and how its lack has affected your work. The information will be very important as …

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Human Resources

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My Secure Advantage - Participate for a Chance to Win $100!

My Secure Advantage - Participate for a Chance to Win $100!

Middlebury College provides My Secure AdvantageTM (MSA) – a complete financial wellness benefit - to you and your family. When it comes to money, searching for answers can feel overwhelming. By connecting with an MSA Money Coach and taking advantage of proprietary online resources, you can build a stronger and more secure financial future. For a limited time, participating in …

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Reminder: myCigna 2-Step Authentication - Effective March 17th

Reminder: myCigna 2-Step Authentication - Effective March 17th

Like many health care, financial services, and tech companies, we are taking an additional step in helping to protect our customers’ personal information. Starting March 17, 2021, we will require the use of two-step authentication for myCigna online account access. Two-step authentication, also called multi-factor authentication (MFA), adds an extra layer of protection to our customers’ myCigna accounts by requiring …

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TIAA: April Events for National Financial Literacy Month

TIAA: April Events for National Financial Literacy Month

TIAA is supporting National Financial Literacy Month in April by encouraging healthy financial habits including four easy ways to improve “money smarts.” Financial Essentials Live Webinars Please note: Registration can be accessed for all webinars through this single direct link. Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement You can learn the rules that govern retirement assets and find out when to consider …

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MSA Live! April 13th and 22nd Webinars

MSA Live! April 13th and 22nd Webinars

MSA Live! | It's My Budget & I'm Sticking to It! April 13, 2021 | 9:00 AM (PT) & 12:00 PM (PT) | Register here Creating and sticking to a budget is the foundation for great personal finances. Why? It gets you in the habit of reviewing and adjusting your spending so that the most important goals in your life …

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Important Flexible Spending Account Changes

The most recent COVID-19 Relief Bill passed in December 2020 has made it easier for you to use your health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).  The Bill allowed some temporary changes to both the Health FSA and the Dependent Care FSA.  The changes are listed below and are temporary at this time.  Please review this information carefully.  Instructions …

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TIAA Virtual Counseling Session

To schedule your one-on-one virtual counseling session with Middlebury's TIAA representative please visit here or call 800-732-8353

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USE YOUR NEW CIGNA ID CARD AT THE PHARMACY

You should receive a new Cigna ID card in the mail before your benefits begin. Here’s some important information about your new ID card. Use your new Cigna ID card every time you fill a prescription. Your pharmacist will need to use the BIN, PCN, and Rx Group number on your ID card to access your benefits and process your …

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Women's History Month

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month

The library has a number of e-books and audio books in our collection from Overdrive.  This month we’ve been highlighting works by and about women.  Download an audiobook and listen as you walk around campus or exercise, or if you just want to be a cou...

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Women's History Month with Emma Willard

Women's History Month with Emma Willard

Happy Women’s History Month, Emma Willard.

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Wellness

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What's On Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of March 29th and April 5th

What's On Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of March 29th and April 5th

Stress and meaning are inextricably linked. You don’t stress out about things you don’t care about, and you can’t create a meaningful life without experiencing some stress.― Kelly McGonigal April is stress awareness month and one of the best ways to proactively manage stress is to follow a morning routine. Read more about the building blocks of a morning routine to …

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What's On Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of March 15th and March 22nd

What's On Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of March 15th and March 22nd

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.― Herophilus March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so there is no time like the present to get your screening.  In 2019, less than 40% of adults that should be screened got a screening. It is recommended that …

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Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in Vermont

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) is actively vaccinating Vermonters against COVID-19, with a phased approach intended to save lives.  A VDH vaccine website notes that: Even if your age group is not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can still get a step ahead by creating your account in our system. That way, when your age group is …

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Middlebury College to Receive 2021 Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

Middlebury College to Receive 2021 Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

We are proud to announce that Middlebury College has been selected to receive the 2021 Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness Silver award! This award recognizes Vermont workplaces that have made significant efforts towards improving employee wellness. The college is proud of our continuing commitment to supporting and improving employee wellness in all areas. For more information on available resources, please …

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go/havefun

go/havefun

We are all feeling more isolated now that so many of us are working from home.  Middlebury's go/havefun groups make it easy to connect with folks who share your interests.  Learn how to find those groups,and start one of your own here.

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MIIS News

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MIIS Spring 2021 WorldViews

The year 2020 was one of gloom on many fronts. Join Middlebury Institute faculty experts to discuss what we’ve learned and how we, together, build a path forward. Free to attend. Includes Q&A session. Sponsored by the Gerry Taylor Seminars Endowment Fund. Zoom webinar details will be provided after you register. All times are Pacific (PDT/PST).Featured Speakers and DatesWednesday, March 3, …

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Local News- Midd

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Eat Local VT App Launch

Eat Local VT App Launch

Looking for local food? Eat Local VT is a mobile guide to farms and food producers in Addison County. The app is a collaboration between the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) and MiddDev, a new student organization supported by the Innovation Hub. MiddDev was created by students looking to get real-world software development experience through projects that help the Middlebury …

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Majarra – Exoplanets and Ethnoastronomy

Mittelman Observatory is proud to announce the opening of the exhibit “Majarra: Exoplanets & Ethnoastronomy” by Eva Bod ’20. Please visit go/majarra. This exhibit features original art that explores both the new frontier of exoplanet discovery and ethnoastronomical stories of the sky -- examining, visualizing, and contextualizing both modern cutting-edge discoveries of new worlds as well as diverse historical and …

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United Way and Vermont 2-1-1

Due to financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Addison County’s  (UWAC) United@Work program has ended.  Thankfully, Vermont 2-1-1 and UWAC is still here for you!  Middlebury College employees can dial 211 from any phone for information about and referrals to health, community, government, and human services resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  You can …

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New Homes in the Works at Habitat for Humanity of Addison County

Habitat for Humanity of Addison County (H4HAC), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for people to live in decent, affordable, energy efficient homes.  The exciting news is that H4HAC will be building, not one, not two, but FOUR new homes over the next four years in Booth Woods, on the south edge …

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forms.middlebury.edu and forms.miis.edu will be discontinued in November 2021, but new web form services are available now

Over the next eighteen months, we'll be asking you to move forms from forms.middlebury.edu and forms.miis.edu into another system. You can get a head start on this now with new form creation tools from Google and Microsoft.

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General Information

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Online Classifieds!

- The classifieds section is open to faculty, staff, and students (log-in required)

http://blogs.middlebury.edu/classifieds/

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Well-Being Calendar

View the Midd Well-Being Calendar of Events Here

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MiddPoints is published by Middlebury’s Office of Human Resources. We hope you’ll use MiddPoints to share news with our community, which will help reduce the number of all-faculty, all-staff e-mails. All messages posted at MiddPoints will appear in this bi-weekly newsletter on Thursday mornings.

To get out the word on events, please use the Calendar of Events

• MiddPoints blog: go/middpoints

• To post news and announcements: go/announce

• Instructions for posting announcements: http://blogs.middlebury.edu/announcements/about/

• To post a classified ad: http://blogs.middlebury.edu/classifieds/

 

Questions about this e-mail or MiddPoints : middpoints@middlebury.edu