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Host an International Student

The Friends of International Students (FIS) host program recruiting and matching process for the recently admitted Class of 2021 has begun! The Class of 2021 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who have lived abroad and international exchange students. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting in the fall and spread the word in our community.

International Student & Scholar Services will hold a series of information meetings about the program throughout the summer on the 2nd floor of the Service Building. We ask that new hosts attend a meeting so that we can meet them and share more information about the program. If you are an experienced host, you are welcome to join us as your stories and insights are vital to friends who are new to FIS and trying to decide if they would be a good fit for the program.

Here is our schedule for the season:


Wednesday, June 21              12:30-1:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 27                   12:30-1:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 1                  5:15-6:15 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 22                    12:30-1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept 13              5:15-6:15 p.m.


To register for a meeting, please email ISSS at isss@middlebury.edu (subject line: FIS Host Program) or call us at 802.443.5858. Feel free to bring your lunch to our afternoon meetings.

You can learn more about the FIS Host Program on our website at: http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/fis .

Please share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College.

We invite all who are interested to become a part of this wonderful program!


We look forward to hearing from you!

Opening reception for MuseumWorks exhibition “Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case” – Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 – 7:00, McCullough Student Center

Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

Opening reception for Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case

Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. Brief remarks from the artist and curators at 6:00 P.M.

Center Gallery (2nd floor of McCullough Student Center, between The Grille and Wilson Hall)

Please join us for a reception marking the opening of the exhibition Landscaped, featuring the work of local photographer Timothy Case. The photographs on view present a variety of landscapes from around the country that are attuned to the effects of human interaction with the natural world. Six Middlebury College students curated and installed this exhibition as the culmination of the MuseumWorks 2016 summer internship program. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Center for Careers and Internships, and the Center Gallery Student Curator Fund.

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Landscaped will be on view during normal McCullough Student Center hours until October 2016.

Walking Tour of Public Sculpture – July 8 at noon

Detail of J. Pindyck Miller ’60, Youbie Obie, 1972-75, 1985, Corten steel. Photo by Matt Gillis ’18.

Detail of J. Pindyck Miller ’60, Youbie Obie, 1972-75, 1985, Corten steel. Photo by Matt Gillis ’18.

Friday, July 8, 2016, 12:00 PM

Come enjoy Middlebury’s beautiful campus and its incredible collection of public art. On this walking tour, Middlebury College Museum of Art summer interns Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18 introduce highlights from the College’s large and distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture.

Tour departs from the Middlebury College Museum of Art in the Mahaney Center for the Arts and continues across campus, ending at Bicentennial Hall. Rain or shine. Free.

Tattoo Demonstration and Sake Bar

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 11am – 6pm
Mahaney Center for the Arts Lower Lobby,Mahaney Center for the Arts Cafe
Tattoo artist Nakona Macdonald of Blue Dragon Tattoo in San Francisco gives a six-hour tattooing demonstration in the Lower Lobby of Mahaney Center for the Arts, followed by a Japanese sake cash bar from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art through August 7. Free

College Counseling Workshop

College Counseling Workshop 2016

Register Here

The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office has been scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2016 of Reunion Weekend at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools and their parents are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school.

This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. It runs from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. with registration at 8:15 A.M.

The workshop for students covers 1) The admissions process:  The student’s responsibilities in owning and directing the admissions process and, 2) an admissions office’s responsibility in owning and directing the admissions process.

The workshop for parents addresses 1) How to be a supportive and effective parent throughout the admissions process.  (Rick Hazelton, Director of College Advising at Hotchkiss and Allison Stebe – Guidance Counselor at MUHS will be joining the parent panel), and 2) a presentation and discussion of case studies of college applications.

The student and parent workshops will be run simultaneously.

In separate sessions there will be a financial aid overview as well as a hands-on session reviewing the common application process.

Following the final presentation, individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.

In addition, for any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College, a group information session will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. and campus tours will be offered at 2:30 P.M.

The required registration deadline is Monday, June 6, 2016.

Questions?  Contact Joanne Leggett  jleggett@middlebury.edu

Midd Alumna Sally Olson ’03 presents Carpenters Tribute Concert

Vermont singer, actress and artist Sally Olson makes a special appearance in Middlebury to present “A Song For You” on Saturday evening, January 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Charter House Coalition, providing emergency shelter housing during the winter months and free community meals every day of the week throughout the year.
Sally is a graduate of Middlebury College (class of 2003), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She has been acting and singing since childhood. Sally has also attended the acclaimed Circle in the Square Theatre School. She can be seen in local/regional commercials, theatre and cabaret performances.
This unique program draws on the Carpenters Tribute Concert that she originally performed in early 2015 with the Bill Reed Voice Studio, and has taken on tour throughout the state. In her tribute show, Sally performs the brother-sister duo’s greatest hits and covers. She also offers commentary on the history behind the Carpenters’ music, as well as Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame and her sudden and tragic death at the age of thirty-two, due to complications of anorexia nervosa. The Middlebury performance will be accompanied by Tim Guiles, who also provides back-up vocals, well known locally as music teacher, musical theater director, and accompanist of the College Community Chorus.
Through her tribute concert, Sally desires to honor Richard Carpenter’s musical genius and Karen Carpenter, one of the greatest female singers of all time. She incorporates authentic vintage costumes into her show to help recreate the world of the Carpenters. Reviewers of the show have noted that Sally Olson’s voice, appearance and stage-presence bear an uncanny resemblance to that of Karen Carpenter. Sally accepts this wonderful compliment and feels deeply honored to be able to pay tribute to the Carpenters through her singing. Sally notes “her strong affinity for the music of the Carpenters” and that she “relates to Karen and her soulful voice quality and sincerity. When Karen sings, it sounds likes she is experiencing everything for the first time.” The original production was conceived by Bill Reed (musical director & piano) and Sally Olson (artistic director & vocals). The set list includes many beloved Carpenters’ hits and covers that you’re sure to recognize, such as: Top of The World; We’ve Only Just Begun; Rainy Days And Mondays; (They Long To Be) Close To You; When I Fall in Love; At The End Of A Song; A Song For You; and Thank You For The Music.
Proceeds from the program (suggested admission $15, but any amount is welcome) will help the Charter House Coalition continue to provide ermergency overnight housing on frigid nights, and longer term housing at the Charter House in Middlebury for up to four families throughout the winter, in a warm, welcoming environment. Its meal programs – provided by area congregations, organizations and volunteers – serve more than 25,000 meals throughout the year, including homemade lunches every Monday through Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening suppers, Saturday morning breakfasts, and Sunday afternoon grill dinners. The Coalition also supports community housing on North Pleasant Street in Middlebury with five fully-furnished apartments, open all year, to help families in transition into independent living. The Coalition’s Farm-to-Table initiative raises and distributes about 5000 pounds of produce each year, used in the Charter House meal programs and donated to local food shelves. The Coalition extends sincere gratitude to CVUUS, one of the many area organizations that support its meal programs, for hosting this concert. Limited parking may be found at the Church; plenty of parking nearby adjacent to the high school football field.
You can catch a preview at www.carpenterstributeconcert.com on the web. Please join us for a wonderful evening of song and support this important community organization!
Sally Olson

2016 Sophomore Conference

Preparation and Possibilities, Middlebury’s 2nd annual Sophomore Conference will be held Friday January 15 and Saturday January 16. The conference asks sophomores to think about the following question:  You’ve chosen your major, but have you thought about where it might take you? In addition to a keynote address, students will be able to attend panels specific to their major where they will get the opportunity to listen to alumni reflect on their careers.

The feedback that we got from students who attended last years conference was overwhelmingly positive, and we are asking faculty and staff to encourage both first year and sophomore students to attend. Additional information regarding the conference and registration can be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/cci/exploration/sophomore-conference

And for anyone unable to attend, but still wanting to watch the keynote address, they can live stream it here: http://go.middlebury.edu/stream