Env. Council Grants Information Sessions

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Environmental Council for a grants information session. We will explain the grants and application process for anyone interested in putting together a proposal. Applications for grants up to $1,500 are welcome at any time, applications for up to $5,000 are due on January 31.

We encourage projects that seek to increase Middlebury College’s sustainability leadership and resilience.

MONDAY, DEC. 7 at 12:30 in the Orchard Room
TUESDAY, DEC. 8 at 5:30 in the Orchard Room

Questions? Email efillion@middlebury.edu.

Final Reminder: Please support HOPE’s Giving Tree program

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We are still seeking 35+ individuals or groups to sign-up for the Giving Trees program. Please consider signing up to support this important community initiative.


The holiday season is almost upon us! Help sponsor a local child through H.O.P.E’s annual Holiday Gift Shop! Here’s how to participate:

  • Sign up by visiting go/givingtree. You can sign up any time between now and November 25th.
  • Choose an age range and gender of a potential child. You will then receive an “e-tree” from the CE office regarding further instructions and pertinent details about your gift.
  • You can sponsor a “tree” by yourself, with a friend, as a department or in another type of group collaboration!
  • We ask that you consider spending a minimum amount of $25 per tree. We strongly encourage you to team up with friends and co-workers to maximize the fun and impact of each Giving Tree!
  • Do NOT wrap gifts.
  • Gifts must be brought to Community Engagement at 118 South Main Street by & Thurs., December 2nd and 3rd between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Elle Bacon, ebacon@middlebury.edu. Thank you for your continued support of this amazing program. H.O.P.E. counts tremendously on Middlebury College’s consistent and generous participation. Take care and thank you for your support and participation!

Winter Term Workshops

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Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s series of non‐credit workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term.

Check out go/wtw

Guided Meditation

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Feeling a little stressed? Come to Chessy Kelley’s free mid-day guided meditation sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Forest East Lounge, courtesy of the Wellness Committee. Click below for more information:

Guided Meditation

Library hours for the Thanksgiving break

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The Libraries will have reduced hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday 11/24: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 11/25: 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday-Saturday 11/26-28: CLOSED
Sunday 11/29: 9 am – 1 am

Tuesday 11/24: 7:45 am – 5 pm
Wednesday-Saturday 11/25-28: CLOSED
Sunday 11/29: 4 pm – midnight

As always, complete hours can be found at go/hours/

Child Care During 2015 Holiday Party

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Sign-Up for Child Care during Holiday Party

Staff Council has organized childcare services in Kenyon Lounge during the holiday party for children ages 3-12. Students involved with the MAlt, Middlebury’s Alternative break program, will be babysitting as a fundraiser for their trips that will occur during February break 2016.Since these are Middlebury College students watching your children, space is limited to 30 children. There will be games and crafts/art supplies in Kenyon Lounge to keep the children occupied.

This service is FREE. The President’s Office is graciously covering the cost of the babysitting, valued at $30 per child for the 3 hours (flat rate).

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Where: Kenyon Lounge
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Ages: 3-12



Weekly Web Updates – November 23, 2015

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We’re in the middle of a couple ongoing projects. First, we’re working with colleagues in CS&N to create “cookbooks” in Chef, a server management tool, that will allow us to define our production and development configuration and keep it in version control. We’re focusing on our cluster of servers that manage Drupal to begin.

Also this week and last, we’ve been working with Acquia on a pair of audits of our Drupal environment. Acquia is a professional services company, founded by the person who created Drupal. These audits should make our sites faster and more stable.


Tweaks and Fixes

  • The global navigation on the MIIS webforms site now matches the regular site.