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Features

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College Admissions Workshop for Vermonters

College Admissions Workshop for Vermonters Middlebury College faculty and staff members with high school-aged children are welcome to join our second annual College Admissions Workshop for Vermonters! Representatives from Champlain College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael's College, The University of Vermont, and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will provide a general overview of the college admissions and financial aid process …

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Strategies when reminding students and colleagues about effective mask-wearing

Strategies when reminding students and colleagues about effective mask-wearing

Masking indoors and in crowded spaces has become part of a regular routine but sometimes people forget or are wearing a face covering ineffectively. It can feel awkward to remind others of this expectation, especially when we are in social or professional settings with people we see on a regular basis. If you notice students or colleagues not wearing their …

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Faculty at Home Webinar Series

Faculty at Home Webinar Series

Professors Sarah Stroup and Caitlin Meyers continue to host this popular webinar series that debuted in the spring of 2020. These 45-minute webinars offer attendees glimpse into the impressive and varied work being done by Middlebury's faculty. Please register in advance to receive a zoom link. Visit the Faculty at Home website for additional information on topics and dates. This …

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Human Resources

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Save the Date - MSA Financial Wellness Event November 2nd

Save the Date - MSA Financial Wellness Event November 2nd

Corresponding to our Open Enrollment period, there will be a full day of live classes provided by My Secure Advantage on a variety of topics related to financial well being. These classes are free to attend and registered attendees will also receive a recording of the class. Stay tuned - a full flyer with class details and registration information will …

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TIAA Financial IQ Challenge - Chance to Win $250 Gift Card

TIAA Financial IQ Challenge - Chance to Win $250 Gift Card

Throughout October TIAA is offering 15 quizzes to test your financial knowledge and help you learn about everyday financial matters, investing, and more! Running October 1 - 29, each quiz enters you in a drawing for three $250 Amazon gift cards! See flyer below for details, or visit http://wyfiq.org/q/2021/quiz4 to play

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Upcoming Financial Webinars from My Secure Advantage

Upcoming Financial Webinars from My Secure Advantage

MSA Live! | Planning for College 101 October 12, 2021 | 9:00 AM (PT) & 12:00 PM (PT) | Register here The costs of attending college continue to increase, so planning is imperative. This class will discuss different types of college savings accounts and review the FAFSA financial aid process. It’s important to get funds from as many sources as possible, so we’ll …

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Encourage Your Friends and Family to Join the Middlebury Team!

Encourage Your Friends and Family to Join the Middlebury Team!

As many know, there is a nationwide and statewide shortage of workers, especially in the service industry. Our employees in dining and facilities services in Vermont have been working in the midst of a significant staffing shortage brought on by the low unemployment rate and the pandemic. As a result, there are numerous vacant benefits-eligible positions in these areas. To …

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Gauging the Financial Impact of Benefit Choices

Gauging the Financial Impact of Benefit Choices

With a variety of benefit options, making the right decisions can sometimes feel confusing.  Did you know that you can speak with a My Secure Advantage (MSA) Money Coach to review the pros and cons of your benefit choices?  Middlebury College provides you access to confidential, unbiased financial coaching for 90 days (every year).  To learn more about how MSA …

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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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Library

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4 Library Hacks Every College Student Should Take Advantage Of

4 Library Hacks Every College Student Should Take Advantage Of

Middlebury’s Carrie Macfarlane recently published advice to new college students about how to make the most of their library.

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Wellness

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Weekly Meditations with Dr. Francois Clemmons

Weekly Meditations with Dr. Francois Clemmons

Otter Creek Yoga is thrilled to announce that our weekly meditation circle, featuring stories and songs by the Illustrious Dr. Francois Clemmons resumes THIS WEDNESDAY, October 6, at 9:30 am.Please join us in the studio (in MIddlebury’s historic Marble Works district) for this special weekly event. Sit in a chair or on the floor, whichever you prefer. We end at …

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VT - Appointments for Pfizer Booster Shots Available for Those who Qualify

You can now get a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine if you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine six months ago or more and are age 65 or older.are age 18 or older with certain medical conditions that put you at high risk of getting severely ill with COVID-19.are age 18 or older who are more likely to be …

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What's on Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of September 27th and October 4th

What's on Tap for Well-Being... Weeks of September 27th and October 4th

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.- Steve Maraboli GMHEC is currently looking for Well-being Ambassadors.  GMHEC Well-being Ambassadors are faculty and staff volunteers that help create and sustain cultures of well-being at the GMHEC member colleges by promoting participation …

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Upcoming Flu Vaccination Clinics

Upcoming Flu Vaccination Clinics

It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2021-2022 is more important than ever.  While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, such as: Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce …

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Well-Being Calendar

View the Midd Well-Being Calendar of Events Here

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Local News- Midd

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Winter Clothing Drive

Winter Clothing Drive

Do you have winter clothing that you or your family members no longer need and would like to donate? Great! Please donate to our Winter Clothing Drive which benefits Midd students who need "a little extra warmth for the cold Vermont winter." From October 4-15, you can drop off your gently used and laundered winter jackets/coats, sweaters, ski/snow pants, hats, …

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Sister-to-Sister Fall Event

Sister-to-Sister Fall Event

Saturday, October 9, 2-4 pm, 26 Blinn Lane, Middlebury College Middlebury College's Sister-to-Sister Program is inviting all vaccinated middle school students (12+) to its first (outside) event: We'll be decorating pumpkins, making slime, eating donuts, and playing bingo. Please RSVP at go.middlebury.edu/stsevent.

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United Way Days of Caring

United Way Days of Caring

The United Way of Addison County is enthusiastically preparing for their 2021 Annual Days of Caring event.  Middlebury College has a long tradition of contributing volunteers to this event.  As you may know, each year the United Way sends out hundreds of community volunteers to complete dozens of projects at non-profits throughout Addison County.  This year, the event will be …

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General Information

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Online Classifieds!

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

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