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The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

The Life and Death of Joseph Battell

Students Bring Literary Journal to Life Onstage

Ricardo Nuila Wins NER Award for Emerging Writers

Middlebury Voices in the News: Youth Protests, Dance Review, Study Abroad

Student-Organized Conference Explores ‘Apathy and Action’

View past stories by visiting the News Room Page.

 

Don’t Miss the Bus – Still a few seats left- Order Today!

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Beat the winter blues with a BUS TRIP to Boston, MA
Open to Staff, Faculty and Students too.
Get out of town! Enjoy a day of no driving and take in the sites of Boston, MA

Drop-offs Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 10ish

flower show

Within walking distance:
• New England Aquarium
• Quincy Market

Saturday, March 14th
Bus leaves the Service Building at 6:30AM, Brandon Green 7:00AM
and Rutland Home Depot 7:30 AM.
(please be on time the bus won’t wait!)

• Pick-ups Boston, MA
o Seaport World Trade Center (Flower Show) 5:30PM
$43 per person (bus only-all other tickets on your own)
Reservations are first come first serve, open to all Middlebury College Community and their guests.
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 3rd through the Middlebury Box Office: go online, by phone 443-3168, or stop in McCullough or Mahaney Center for the Arts. Reservations are  non-refundable. Spend a day in the city and let someone else do the driving!                  Sponsored by Middlebury College Staff Council
Questions?mathomps@middelbury.edu or x-5258

New Employee

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Chelsea GriggsIn this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Chelsea to campus!

Chelsea Griggs is the new academic coordinator for the environmental studies program. Prior to joining Middlebury College, Chelsea worked for 7 years at Helen Porter Healthcare Center (Porter Medical Center). Chelsea resides in Bristol with her husband, an almost two year old daughter, and three energetic dogs. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, jogging and spending time with friends.

Learn CPR and First Aid Skills FOR FREE on Wednesday March 4th

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Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Wednesday, March 4th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

ProQuest research databases (and other things) down for maintenance this weekend

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From ProQuest:

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours

Affected resources that Middlebury subscribes to:

    • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com), which includes (a partial list):
      • ProQuest Central (over 16,000 full-text journal titles)
      • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
      • PsycINFO and PsycTESTS
      • Safari Technical Books
    • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
    • Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here); includes Periodicals Archive Online
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    • RefWorks

Benefits Information

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Middlebury College’s Health Plan has a “Coordination of Benefits” provision that requires CBA Blue to maintain information on file regarding other insurance coverage you or your dependents may have.  Annually CBA Blue sends out a Coordination of Benefits form that all enrolled employees must complete to ensure proper processing of your health insurance claims.  You should receive the form from CBA Blue within the next few days.  Please be sure to complete it and return it to them as instructed.  This form is required for all enrolled employees (even if you and your dependents do not have other insurance).  This information is necessary for proper processing of your claims in a timely manner.  Failure to provide accurate information on other coverage may result in serious financial consequences.

Employing Middlebury Students this Summer

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You may be thinking about employing a Middlebury College student to work in your department this summer. What a great opportunity for both you and the student! The student can learn important skills (or enhance those they already have) that they will use throughout their life – customer service, time management, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills, and so on.

The Student Employment Office Web page has been updated to reflect this summer’s procedures and policies http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/summer.

Please familiarize yourself with these policies so you are well informed and can provide information to the student(s) you hire.