Bread Loaf menu options, from the Archives

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In honor of the return of the 2015 faculty plenary meeting and lunch to the Bread Loaf campus, we have some recipes to share. Late this summer, Patti McCaffrey from Dining Services delivered a mildly corroded metal recipe box to the Archives. Uncovered during the Bread Loaf renovations, the box was likely the property of Alfleda De Gray, a longtime cook at the College and Bread Loaf. (Alfleda’s start day was July 1, 1945 and her last day was February 9, 1987. We’ll do the math: that’s forty-two years of feeding mouths at Middlebury and at Bread Loaf.) At the time, female cooks were responsible for cold salads, punches, and appetizers rather than main dishes, which were the territory of male cooks. We’re not sure what’s on the menu for this year’s lunch, but we offer a few options from Alfleda De Gray’s Bread Loaf recipe box: A “Thirst Inviting” dip; Wagon Wheel Cheese; and a Fruited Cheese Salad with lemon and strawberry gelatin. Enjoy!

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2015-16 Arts Season Announced!

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MiddleburyArtsCalendar15-16-coverThe Mahaney Center for the Arts opens its 23rd season this September with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. Highlights include the Clifford Symposium The “good” Body; a month-long exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio, with related performances and celebrations; and artistic events celebrating 50 years of environmental education and leadership at Middlebury.  Middlebury College faculty, staff, students, and other ID card holders are entitled to great discounts AND a chance to buy tickets before the general public.

Story at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/500315.

Full season listings at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/15-16.

Buy tickets starting September 16 at go/tickets or xMIDD or in person at the box offices in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

For a print version of the Arts Calendar, call x3168 or email mca@middlebury.edu.

Noah Graham awarded grant from the National Science Foundation

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Noah Graham (Physics) has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for work on a project titled Casimir Forces From Scattering Theory. The project will carry out calculations of Casimir forces, which arise from quantum-mechanical fluctuations at the short distance scales relevant to nanotechnology.  The approach is based on developing broadly applicable numerical techniques for computing the reflection and transmission of light.  This work will be carried out in collaboration with a research group based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will involve at least four Middlebury student researchers.

September is National Hunger Action Month!

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Each year during the month of September, food banks across the country challenge their communities to take action against food insecurity.

Approximately one in seven households in the United States are food insecure due to the combination of structural inequalities that segregate our communities by income, race, social and education access. Because of these inequalities, access to healthy, affordable food is often not a constant reality. How can our communities work to eliminate these barriers? In what ways can we become better advocates for our communities? Through service and awareness of our community’s food access needs, we put a face to an issue that affects 18 million households nationwide. Together, we can build supportive structures that build accessibility for all rather than restrict growth, perpetuate stereotypes and diminish human dignity.

Check out the videos and links below to get active in Addison County and on campus!

 

 

Get involved on campus by checking out the following groups:

Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM)

Charter House Coalition

Middlebury College Organic Farm (MCOF)

Middlebury Foods

FoodWorks

 

For more information on food insecurity check out the links below:

Vermont Food Bank

Feeding America

Welcome, Megan and Elle!

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This summer we’ve welcomed two new staff members in CE – Megan Brakeley (on the right) our new Assistant Director, and Elle Bacon (on the left), our SerVermont Americorps Vista member for 2015-2016.

We’re so excited to have them both in the office!

Megan grew up in Birmingham, AL, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Middlebury in 2006 with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Environmental Studies, she worked as a farmer and youth educator in a number of locations (Adirondacks, Oregon, Southern VT) and roles (Spanish and ES teacher, Associate Academic Dean, farm owner/operator, ski instructor). She is excited to be joining CE after earning a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she worked on connecting youth education, food systems, water resource management, and spatial analysis.

Megan is working with CE to advise youth programs and mentoring and to manage Communications for the office. She looks forward to working with students to continue to develop youth and mentoring programs, as well as students’ own capacities to be effective and compassionate—and have fun– in the work they do!

 

Elle is from Wilmington, DE, but just recently followed her parents to Hartford, CT. In May of 2015, she graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in Religious Studies, and a minor in Sociology. Her most cherished moments as a student include being an integral member of a volunteer-based intentional living community, learning to play rugby while in Scotland during the fall of 2012, and completing her senior thesis, which discusses issues around health care.

Elle is collaborating with students and the CE office to enhance already existing service-learning programs, such as Privilege & Poverty, and identifying service opportunities between students, faculty, and the community. Elle is excited to become a part of the Middlebury community and to help generate interest in issues of poverty alleviation.

Welcome First-Years to Campus; Sign on to CCG!

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Below is a letter you should have received welcoming you, 1st years, to campus! In addition, if you are interested in hearing about events and opportunities around social impact,  I would encourage you to sign up on our MOJO database for the CCG (Careers in the Common Good) listserve. [You can do this when you […]

Weekly Web Updates – August 31, 2015

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New Features

  • The WordPress Next Page plugin has been added to provide shortcodes and template tags for next/previous navigation in pages. The plugin includes a shortcode and tag for the parent page, allowing Drupal-like book navigation.
  • A new Omeka plugin for displaying a login bar on the top of Omeka sites has been added and is available for use.

Updates

Tweaks and Fixes

Several changes were made to the Middlebury Institute site, including:

  • The home page has an updated set of slider items.
  • A “read more” link was added below the news stories region on the home page.
  • The site has updated MBA redirects to match explicit paths, rather than “starts with”.
  • Additional top-margin space on 3rd level menus has been added.

Other fixes this week:

  • The Term filter on Study Abroad’s Course Information Database has been removed because it wasn’t relevant for most searches.
  • We added filters to sort Alumni Profiles by Major and/or Class Year.
  • A fatal error that was occurring on Course Hub dashboards when one of the courses had a Syllabus link has been fixed.