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Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Dima Ayoub, Arabic

Aug 7-8

Shirley Coly, Advancement

June 19-22

Hannah Ross, General Counsel

Week of July 10

Renee Jourdenais, GSTILE

July 5-12

Karen Miller, Vice President for HR and Chief Risk Officer

Week of August 14

Amy McGill, Office of the Institute VP

July 11-14

Susan Baldridge, Provost

Week of August 21

Andrea Hofmann-Miller, GSTILE-T&I  July
Fariha Haque, Middlebury in DC

Week of August 21

Julie Johnson, GSTILE

July 21-August 5

Roman Graf, German/Commons Office – Brainerd

Oct 19-23

Jill Stoffers, Recruiting


Sarah Stroup, Political Science

Oct 19-23

Maureen Anda, MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies

Oct 31-Nov 4

Maggie Peters,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures

Oct 31-Nov 4

Leah Gowron,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I


Get your Preferred Renter’s Card

Tuesday, July 18th

9:00 am to 1:00 PM

John Graham Court, Community Room

(Bring a lunch or snack)

Are you having difficulty renting an apartment due to lack of references (for example, first time renters), lack of credit history or previous rental challenges? If so this class is for you!  The curriculum covers credit repair and building; spending management skills; setting financial goals; communicating with and understanding the landlord’s perspective; legal responsibilities and much more.   Those who successfully complete the course earn a “Preferred Renter” card which can be a significant edge in our tight housing market.

Contact: CVOEO Rent Right: Laura- 388-2285


Memorial Service for Bob Kellogg

The family of Mr. Bob Kellogg, Class of 1948, invites the Middlebury Community to attend a service celebrating his life. The service is to be held at 10 AM Saturday, July 15 at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct., Middlebury, VT 05753.

Bob passed away in December. He was a father, grandfather, and well-loved community member. He was also a loyal alumnus, serving in a number of roles over the years, including class agent, reunion organizer, class secretary, and member of the Friends of the Art Museum.


DPMI brings MIDD & MIIS students together in Washington, DC

25 participants gathered in Washington, DC, in June 2017 for the Certificate in International Development and Social Change, a professional graduate certificate program offered by Middlebury Institute. The certificate program centers around careers in program design, partnering, management, and Innovation (DPMI). The participants constituted Middlebury College & MIIS students, UWC Scholars, and International Development and Social Change practitioners. The DPMI program has been a big draw for MIISand MIDD students that allows them to connect and build bridges between the two Middlebury campuses in Vermont and California. The students are not just learning about the recipes of international development and social change, but they are also connecting with one another and learning to work together.

The Certificate in International Development and Social Change program is also offered in January 2018 at Monterey. Please share this with someone who might be interested. To learn more about the program, click here.


July EFAP News: Maintaining Enthusiasm

Turn up the Excitement

When enthusiasm wanes, or we find ourselves feeling burned out, it usually means that we’ve lost a sense of connection to what feels most important to us. Whether you’re looking to rev up enthusiasm in your personal or professional life, the following steps may be helpful:

Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Whether it’s keeping a gratitude journal, listing three things you’re thankful for first thing in the morning, writing a gratitude letter to someone, or expressing it in another way, focusing on what we do have helps us feel a greater sense of satisfaction and motivation.

Set goals. Identifying and mapping out goals helps connect us to our values and motivates us to work toward the things we consider to be most important. Be sure to ask yourself why achieving the goal means so much to you-really dig deep. Then, break the goal down into manageable chunks and give yourself credit for reaching certain milestones along the way. 

Change it upIt’s easy to fall into ruts. Making a change, whether it’s as small as taking a different route home or something larger, like learning a new skill, helps to broaden our perspective and open us to other possibilities.

Invest in what’s important. Goals often get pushed to the back burner as other priorities take precedence. But committing time or energy to the things that “light us up”-even when we feel we’re too busy-will have a huge impact on our wellbeing and levels of satisfaction in the long run.

Attend the webinar. This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “Preventing Burnout: A Balanced Life Check-Up.” Use this training as an opportunity to spark new ideas to keep your life feeling fulfilled. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend at any of the times, log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation. 

PDF files of the monthly newsletter and posters will be available for download on the 1st of the month by logging onto the website and clicking on 

“Monthly Bulletins” on the home page.

Free Monthly Webinar:

Preventing Burnout: A Balanced Life Check-UP

Wednesday, July 19th

12 -1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.EST

9 -10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.PST

The first step to preventing burnout in your personal and professional life is to identify its signs and symptoms. In this interactive session, you will learn how to detect burnout triggers and discover ways to regain enthusiasm and life balance. Learning to prevent burnout can enhance your ability to maintain high performance without compromising your physical and emotional health.

REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend above.
  • Or log on to with your username and password. Click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS” on the homepage and follow the easy instructions.

Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars? 

We have them archived for your convenience. Log onto the website and click on E4 University at the bottom of the home page, then click on Webinars to search by webinar title.

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
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