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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

Beat the Peak and help us lower campus-wide electricity usage!

This summer the Office of Sustainability Integration is launching an effort to avoid “peak demand”, which occurs when our campus’ electrical use exceeds our highest previous use for the past 12 months.  This occurs on the hottest days of the summer when air conditioners, fans, cooling equipment, etc. are in use. Exceeding our peak raises our electricity rates for the entire year, forces the utility company to buy more power from dirtier sources and could result in brown- or black-outs.

We will be monitoring the risk of exceeding our limit each day and posting this sign around campus:

Poster 1-01On days when we are in the red zone, we ask that everyone on campus makes an effort to conserve energy by pulling down the blinds in their rooms, turning off the AC when leaving, turning off appliances and unplugging chargers when not in use.

You can also visit go/beatthepeak for more information.

Thanks for helping out!

Walking Tour of Campus Art, Friday, July 24, 10 a.m.

July 24, Friday

Walking Tour of Middlebury’s Public Art Collection

10:00 AM, Meet at the Museum of Art

This public, outdoor tour features highlights of the collection including recent installations from alumni Sabra Field ’57 and J. Pindyck Miller ’60. Meet in the lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, just outside the main entrance to the Middlebury College Museum of Art. All are welcome to join and see how Middlebury’s collection of public art is growing and evolving. Led by summer interns Danielle Weindling ’17 and Andrew Smith ’17.  Duration:  approximately one hour, rain or shine. Free

Self-Defense Workshop this Friday

3/13, 9:45 am-12:00 pm, Mitchell Green Lounge: Tanya Panizzo on Building Self Defense & Finding Your Voice

Tanya Panizzo, a world-renowned self-defense instructor, will conduct a workshop for female-identified students, faculty and staff. Tanya’s workshop focuses on empowerment and confidence building exercises to teach women how to effectively combat aggression, both verbally (i.e assertively saying no) and physically. Space is limited: RSVP to epedowitz@middlebury.edu
Learn more:

http://fightingspiritsafety.com/

This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Academic Roundtable, March 10, 2015 – Managing Technology in the Classroom

The Academic Roundtable meets on Tuesdays in the lounge of the CTLR from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
As the number and type of devices students bring to class has proliferated, faculty have had to wrestle with how to manage this new reality of students showing up with phones, tablets, and laptops. In addition, students are impacted by their fellow students. In this session, we’ll hear from faculty who are wrestling with this challenge, as well as from students whose views represent a range of positions.

Faculty discussing their classroom technology policies and practices will include:
Alison Stanger, Political Science
Helen Young, Biology
Student panelists include:
Phil Bohlman ’17
Cate Costley ’15
David Ollin Pesqueira ’17
William Weightman ’17
You may wish to read Clay Shirky’s ” Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away” at

Call for Midd. Student visual artist nominations!

The Friends of the Middlebury College Museum of Art invite you to nominate a Middlebury College student whose contribution to the visual arts in the community merits distinction. The Friends have made an annual award to a college student for nearly two decades, and recipients have included sculptors, filmmakers, painters, critics for The Campus, Museum volunteers, and founders of the M Gallery. Anyone [barring a relative of the nominee] can make a nomination.

The nomination form is available and can be submitted online – before the Friday, April 3 deadline — at http://museum.middlebury.edu/news/awards/middlebury_college_student_arts_award_nomination_form

The award will be presented on Sunday, May 3, at Kirk Alumni House, at the Friends’ Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. The recipient and nominee will be guests of the Museum.

Please address any questions to mlane@middlebury.edu.

 

 

Winter Carnival Films from the 1940s “Premiered”

Fun in the snow at Middlebury College!  These recently digitized 16mm films haven’t been seen in more than fifty years.

This silent film montage shows scenes of the 40 meter jump on Chipman Hill, early ski trails at the Snow Bowl and the “new” 50 meter ski jump, Mountain Club outings to the winter woods, and even “aero-skijoring” on Lake Champlain.  Winter Carnival the way it was in the middle of the last century!

And this newsreel produced by Paramount Pictures in 1949 is an entertaining glimpse back into a unique moment in time.  It was shown in movie theaters throughout the country before the feature film.