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News from the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry

The Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) has an active blog and website. Catch up here on recent news and updates in case you missed them:

DLINQ posts a weekly blog series published on Tuesdays called This Week in DLINQ where you will find updates on the projects, news, and developments from staff in our Middlelbury, Vermont and Monterey, California based offices. We invite you to visit our “About” page to learn about our mission and our January 2018 launch. And check our “People” and “Projects” pages where you can find descriptions and links to our areas of work, and connect with us.

Nominate a student for a 2018 Public Service Leadership Award

Dear Staff and Faculty colleagues, Please consider nominating a student for a Public Service Leadership Award!

Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement is pleased to announce the Middlebury College 25th Annual Public Service Leadership Awards.  These awards are part of a campus-wide celebration of student leadership. Public service takes shape in many different ways—through volunteering, activism, and advocacy—and these awards recognize our student body’s contributions to Middlebury College, the surrounding community, and beyond. We hope you will consider nominating a Middlebury College student who has contributed positively in the realm of public service.

For more information and to nominate a student, please click here. The deadline for nominations is March 19, 2018. Questions?  Please contact Ashley Laux, Program Director, Center for Community Engagement at (802) 443-3099 or alaux@middlebury.edu.

REMINDER: CLOSING OUT YOUR 2017 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

If you participated in a flexible spending account in 2017, please remember that any medical or dependent care FSA claims incurred through December 31, 2017 should be filed for reimbursement before March 31, 2018. While at this point in time you can no longer use your FSA debit card for 2017 claims, you may upload your claims by visiting the website or mobile app. You may also submit your claim(s) via mail or fax by using the claim form. After March 31st, 2018, participants will forfeit any unclaimed 2017 health and dependent care balances. We strongly suggest contacting myCafeteria Plan at 1-800-865-6543, M-F 8am – 8pm (EST) to verify how much you have left to claim for 2017 since rollovers up to $500 have already been added to your 2018 account balances.

You should also make sure you have completed all substantiation requests in order avoid serious tax consequences.  For assistance with substantiation, please contact customer service at 1-800-865-6543, M-F 8am-8pm (EST).

News from the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry

Updates

Are you curious about what the newly unified Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is up to? We provide our readers with a weekly blog series published on Tuesdays called This Week in DLINQ where the inquisitive mind can easily find updates on the projects, news, and developments from staff in our Middlelbury, Vermont and Monterey, California based offices. We invite you to visit our “About” page to learn about our mission and the January 2018 launch of the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry. Visit our “Blog” page for a complete listing of our weekly updates. And check our “People” and “Projects” pages where you can find descriptions and links to our areas of work, and connect with us.

Recent News

DLINQ has an active blog and website. We hope to count you among our regular readers! Catch up on recent news and updates in case you missed them:

Vermont Women in Higher Education Annual Spring Conference

The Vermont Women in Higher Education organization will be hosting its annual spring conference on March 22 and March 23, 2018.  The conference will be held at the Killington Grand Resort in Killington, VT.  Further information about the conference and how to register can be found here: http://vwhe.org/index.php/conference

 

 

Drop-In Meditation and Yoga

The Office of Student Services is pleased to offer two opportunities to improve your physical and mental strength this semester alongside our students.

Yoga: Join Andrea Olsen on Monday evenings at 5:15pm and Rebecca Henriksen on Fridays at 7:30am — both in MG215. All levels welcome!

Guided meditation: Join Monterey Bay Meditation Studio co-founder, Katie Dutcher, for a 15-20 minute guided meditation in MG215 on Thursday evenings at 6:15pm. No previous experience or familiarity with meditation required.

REMINDER: CLOSING OUT YOUR 2017 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

If you participated in a flexible spending account in 2017, please remember that any medical or dependent care FSA claims incurred through December 31, 2017 should be filed for reimbursement before March 31, 2018. While at this point in time you can no longer use your FSA debit card for 2017 claims, you may upload your claims by visiting the website or mobile app. You may also submit your claim(s) via mail or fax by using the claim form.

You should also make sure you have completed all substantiation requests.  For assistance with substantiation, please contact customer service at 1-800-865-6543, M-F 8am-8pm (EST).

After March 31st, remaining 2017 Health FSA balances, up to a maximum of $500 will be rolled over to your 2018 Health FSA account.  The rollovers are expected to be credited to employees accounts with MyCafeteriaPlan in or around April, 2018.  If an employee participated in the flex spending accounts in 2017, but did not enroll in 2018, any rollover funds available to them will result in a new account being opened for them at MyCafeteriaPlan, and debit cards issued.

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