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New Employee

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

Kas Singh joined Middlebury College on January 29, 2015. As an International Student and Scholar Advisor, Kas assists international faculty, staff and students with maintaining their legal visa status by advising them on immigration regulations pertaining to their respective statuses. With a focus on the international faculty and staff population, Kas coordinates with hosting departments to support the faculty/staff experiences at Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey and the many other programs that bring international faculty and staff.

Kas’ passion for working in international student and scholar services developed after studying abroad as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). After participating in a semester program in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Belgium, Kas graduated with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in International Business. She worked at UNO with the Intensive English Language program for 3 years as Project Coordinator. Wanting to explore the world more, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served as an English-for-Specific-Purposes Instructor in Kaunas, Lithuania for 3 years.

After the Peace Corps, Kas moved to Brattleboro, Vermont where she participated in a Masters in International/Intercultural Management program at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute). She then moved to Stony Brook, New York and worked as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Stony Brook University for about 2 years. After a short hiatus from the field of international education, she decided to return to the field and obtained a job as an International Student & Scholar Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked there for 10 years before moving to Middlebury.

Kas is originally from Iowa/Nebraska along the Missouri River and claims Omaha, Nebraska as her ‘home town’. Kas is married and has 3 daughters. Her husband, Ian, comes originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, people-watching, going to festivals, and attempting to golf. She looks forward to learning how to snow shoe and cross-country ski next winter. She also enjoys drinking coffee and wine and eating chocolate and cheese – all things that she has found to be abundant in Vermont!

The Week’s Headlines

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

Humanities Faculty Ponder the Job Market for Students

Julia Alvarez ’71 to Deliver Middlebury College Commencement Address

Kate Livesay to Take Over Women’s Lacrosse Program

Nile Project to Perform at Middlebury

Community Gathers to Remember Professor Robert Prasch

Middlebury Runner Wins National Title

A New Provost for Middlebury

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Reduced Library Hours for Spring Recess

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The libraries will have reduced hours for the Spring recess starting Friday, March 20th. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 30th. A full listing of the hours can be found here, or at go/hours.

Please note the libraries will be closed on Thursday, March 26th for in-service.

The Week’s Headlines

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

Laptops in the Classroom? Opinions Diverge

Middlebury Skier Wins NCAA Giant Slalom Title

From Alaska to Addis Ababa: New Summer Courses Offer Travel-Study Opportunities

Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Says Curiosity Drives Scientific Discovery

Writer Looks Ahead to Post-Racist America

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

The Week’s Headlines

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

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

Laptops in the Classroom? Opinions Diverge

Middlebury Skier Wins NCAA Giant Slalom Title

From Alaska to Addis Ababa: New Summer Courses Offer Travel-Study Opportunities

Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Says Curiosity Drives Scientific Discovery

Writer Looks Ahead to Post-Racist America

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

New Website for Employee Discounts

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Staff Council is excited to announce a new website that lists discounts available to Middlebury College employees. To receive most of these discounts, you simply present your Middlebury College ID.

Some companies will require a coupon from the Addison County Chamber of Commerce or from the company itself. The employee discounts website provides links to these coupons.

You can find the website at www.go.middlebury.edu/discounts.

If you know of other companies offering discounts to College employees, email us at scouncil@middlebury.edu and we’ll update our website to include them.

Note that the College does not guarantee or endorse the companies listed here. It’s always prudent to check that the discounts on the website are the best offers available.

The Week’s Headlines

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

Event Showcases Faculty Achievements

Photographer-Octopus and Digital Media Producer Are Internet Celebrities

The Alumnus Who Refused to Serve in the Israeli Army

Middlebury’s Beaney to Step Down as Hockey Coach

Nobel Laureate Carol Greider to Speak

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Looks Like a Reasonable Compromise

Bread Loaf School of English Receives Grant to Participate in Navajo Health Initiative

Students Safe After Off-Campus Apartment Fire

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.