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Author Stephanie Strohm ’08 at Sheldon Museum, Oct. 4

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Middlebury graduate and young-adult author Stephanie Kate Strohm ’08 will talk about her debut novel, “Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum.

Strohm, who completed a joint major in threatre and history, will discuss her writing process and how she developed ideas for her book. The Henry Sheldon Museum is an appropriate setting for the talk because the book is about a teenage girl who takes on an internship at an historical museum in Maine. While at Middlebury, Strohm volunteered at the Sheldon Museum and blossomed into a full-fledged history buff.

After graduation Strohm acted her way around the country (performing in 25 states) before settling in New York City to write. Her second book will be called “Confederates Don’t Wear Couture.”

The talk is intended for an adult audience, but teens are welcome too. For more information call the Sheldon Museum at 388-2117.



College Presents Four Staff Recognition Awards

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From left: Professor Emeritus Rudolf K. Haerle Jr., Arlinda Wickland, Brent Simons, Cindy Leno, President Ronald D. Liebowitz, and Diane Munroe

Members of the Middlebury College community turned out in force to honor the recipients of the 2012 Staff Recognition Awards on September 19 in McCullough’s Crossroads Cafe/Juice Bar.

The recipients were Cindy Leno, team leader, custodial; Diane Munroe, coordinator, community based environmental studies; Brent Simons, Ross Commons dining manager; and Arlinda Ardister Wickland, director of student fellowships and health professions.

The award program was established by Professor Emeritus of Sociology Rudolf K. Haerle Jr. as a way to recognize members of the staff who contribute to the vitality of the College community and support the College’s academic mission. The criteria for selection are leadership, stewardship, attitude, and community service.

At the event President Ronald D. Liebowitz read a citation honoring each of the four recipients. Nearly 100 people attended and a buffet lunch prepared by Dining Services was served.

Earth Day Plant Giveaway for Staff and Faculty

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Faculty and staff are invited to the Bicentennial Hall Greenhouse (6th floor) on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, any time between 11 a.m. and  4 p.m. to pick out a free plant.

There will be spider plants, strawberry begonias, ivy, purple hearts, cape primrose and more — all raised in the greenhouse especially for this Earth Day event.

If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry: the greenhouse curator, Patti Padua, will be on hand to offer advice on how best to care for your new plant.

And if you know any students who would like a plant, tell them to be patient: there will be a “Take Me to Your (Dorm) Room” plant giveaway for students in September.

The project is made possible through a grant from the Environmental Council. If you have any questions, contact Robert Keren,, in the Communications Office.

Plants will be given away on a first come, first served basis. One per employee please.