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Annual Employee Well-Being Fair

Save the Date!
Annual Employee Well-Being Fiar
April 18, 2023 10:00am – 1:00pm
Peterson Family Athletic Complex
Vendors, activities, prizes, and much more!

*Release time approved: Per Middlebury policy a Release Time designation means that staff in non-critical positions may request permission from their managers to participate in this event. Managers will accommodate such requests, so long as essential services are not negatively affected. For employees who do attend, participation that overlaps the employees’ regularly scheduled work hours will be considered regular paid time; participation that falls outside of normal work schedules will be unpaid.

What’s on Tap for Well-Being?

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Movement Meditation: If you are seeking an integrative approach to well-being that harnesses the power in body, thought, and emotion, this movement class is for you.  Join Coach Cami, founder of Guided Resilience for a practice that incorporates basic yoga postures and movement patterns that are easily adaptable to most individuals. You are invited to move as you can – not as you can’t – breathing peace and stability in facing challenge and possibility. Thursdays 10:00-11:00am EST.  Click here to learn more.

Free Fresh Veggies!  The Intervale Center will be offering two locations for pickup: on the first Wednesday of the month at the O’Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Avenue, Winooski from 3:30-5:30pm; and the third Friday of the month at the Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road, Burlington from 10:00am to 6pm. Registration is not necessary for the Winooski pick up but is required for the Burlington pick up.  Sign up on this page for Burlington pickups. Contact hannah@intervale.org or lena@intervale.orgwith any questions or call 802 660 0440 ext. 120.

Be sure to check the calendar for additional programming. (password: GMHECWell-Being)

Volunteer to teach short workshops to Middlebury Union Middle School students!

Friends of MUMS (Middlebury Union Middle School) are looking for community members to volunteer to deliver short workshops during the students’ free period: 1:15-1:45 Tuesdays-Fridays, starting March 7-June 9.

MUMS is particularly looking for folx to teach workshops on topics interesting to middle school students including, but not limited to topics on this list (generated by middle schoolers):

  • Legos
  • Open gym and sports
  • Creative writing
  • Fashion design
  • Murder mysteries
  • Theater
  • Cooking
  • Chess/games/cards
  • Quiet reading/book clubs
  • Open art  studio
  • TAM-nature scavenger hunt
  • Obstacle courses
  • Dance
  • Collaborative art projects
  • etc.

Please consider volunteering yourself and/or sharing with other faculty, staff, students, and community members who may be interested. For more information or to sign up to teach a workshop, reach out to Shannon Lyford with the Center for Community Engagement: slyford@middlebury.edu.

Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower Ep 6: The Proliferation Implications of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

In this episode of Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower, hosts Sarah and Hanna speak with Nicholas Miller, associate professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. Their conversation focuses on the proliferation implications of Russia’s war against Ukraine one year on. With Professor Miller, they examine the evolving discourse around proliferation cascades over time and assess whether concerns about the emergence of such a cascade following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been exaggerated. In so doing, they discuss insights Professor Miller has derived from his work relating to the factors that drive or inhibit proliferation, the degree to which some appear to matter more than others, and the relationship between arms control and nonproliferation regimes. Toward the end of their discussion, they touch upon the concept of “nuclear learning” and speculate about the kinds of lessons policymakers globally might draw from the current crisis. At the conclusion of the conversation, Professor Miller offers his view on the interactions between the scholarly and policy communities, what they can gain from interacting with one another, and techniques and approaches to make these interactions more productive.

Discussion topics:

  • Implications of the war in Ukraine for nonproliferation
  • Should we be concerned about further proliferation in the Middle East?
  • Is the discourse around proliferation “cascades” different now than in the past?
  • Factors that slow proliferation
  • The link between arms control and proliferation
  • Could the demise of arms control empower advocates for nuclear weapons?
  • Concerns about Russia enabling nuclear proliferation
  • Lessons learned
  • Recommendations for bridging the gap between scholars and policymakers

The episode is also available on Spotify:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-06-one-year-on-the-proliferation-implications/id1607559445?i=1000600717078