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The Weeks’ Headlines

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Here are the weeks’ headlines from the News Room:

Summer Study: Dispatch from Alaska

School of English To Confer 70 Master’s Degrees on Three Campuses This Summer

New England Review Explores China Through Poetry, Fiction, and Essays

Forbes Names Middlebury One of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges”

Summer Study: Dispatch from Ethiopia

Centennial Medals Honor Individuals for Advancing the Study of Languages and Cultures

Middlebury Institute Experts Quoted Extensively on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Pursuits: Rana Abdelhamid ’15 is Helping Young Muslim Women Become Leaders

Celebrating 100 Years of Language Learning

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

EFAP News: Back-to-School Resources

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Back to School is Coming-

Your Assignment: Be Prepared!

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, LifeScope specialists can provide you with knowledge, assistance, and resources to address your unique educational and caregiving needs.

Call or live chat to request referrals for:

  • Before and After School Care
  • Tutors and Academic Services
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Boarding Schools
  • Special Needs Programs
  • Other Childcare Information

LifeScope is a free, confidential life service available to all faculty and staff, as well as household and family members. Our professional counselors are standing by 24 hours a day to confidentially assist with any issue that matters to you and your family.

24/7 Toll-free line: 800-828-6025

Website: www.LifeScopeEAP.com

Username: Middlebury College

Password: guest

Xiexie! Merci beaucoup! Danke! Toda! Arigatoo! Obrigado! Spasibo! Gracias!

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To all of our campus colleagues:  we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough ways! Your support for this summer’s highly successful centennial conference and celebration was invaluable. We could not have done it without Advancement, Communications, Custodial, Dining, Event Management, Facilities, LIS, Media Services, Printing Services, Public Safety, Special Collections – and all of our other campus colleagues.

And while your support for the Centennial is a special opportunity to say “Thank You!”, it is also a reminder that, for 100 years a very significant part if the Language Schools’ success has been the help and support from all of you, year after year, summer after summer.

So thank you again – 100 times!

With sincerest thanks,

Everyone at the Language Schools

The Centennial Chairs and Planning Committee

The Week’s Headlines

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

New York Times Praises PTP/NYC’s Scenes from an Execution

Faculty Stories: Steve Trombulak

College Mourns Loss of Dave Sears

Pursuits: Andrew Locke ’11 Works on Poverty Solutions in India

Vew past stories by visiting the News Room page.

July EFAP News: Unplug to Recharge

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HOW TO DISCONNECT?
Technology has provided new ways to stay connected to friends, family, and the workplace. But some studies have shown that all this connectivity may lead to more stress and sleep disturbance and make it harder to connect with people outside of the virtual world. By giving ourselves a rest from technology, especially after work hours, we can better recharge our mental batteries.

LifeScope can help with:

  • Articles and tip sheets on  managing technology usage, connecting with friends and family, and mindfulness
  • Audio on daily relaxation tools
  • Video on meditation
  • Information on community recreation and volunteering
  • 24/7 access to confidential counseling to support efforts to improve ‘technology-life’ balance

FREE WEBINAR: INFORMATION OVERLOAD
This free webinar will review practical tips for managing your devices and applications to help eliminate distraction and create more focus in your personal and professional life. To register, log on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your institution username and password. In the middle of the homepage, click on ‘Online Seminars‘ then “Information Overload” to sign up. If you are unable to attend, look for the archived webinar under Online Seminars, approximately 7-10 days after the live presentation.

BALANCING SCREEN & FACE TIME
July Tips for Taking Action

You may also be interested in viewing the following tip sheets, which can be found by logging on to www.LifeScopeEAP.com with your institution username and password, and clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

“Is Your Teenager Bored? How About Volunteering?” – If you find that your adolescent has a considerable amount of downtime, or becomes easily bored when not doing something that involves electronics, volunteering may be a way for your child to explore a new interest, plan for the future, or pursue a hobby or skill. This article lists types of volunteer opportunities and community organizations you might consider as a starting point.

“More Face Time, Less Screen Time”- As certain technologies begin to feel more like a necessity and less like a luxury, some people are finding that they tend to spend less time relating to other people face-to-face. This article provides suggestions for how to re-establish these connections and the benefits of doing so.

“Nomophobia”- Do you experience anxiety or panic over losing your phone, cell reception or battery life? Do you obsessively check for missed calls, e-mails, and texts? Do you miss out on opportunities for face-to-face interactions? If so, you may have cell phone addiction or nomophobia – an abbreviation of “no-mobile-phone-phobia.” Read this article to learn more.

The July Calendar, Poster/Webinar Promo, and Spanish Language Poster can also be accessed on the member website by clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

24/7 Toll-free line: 800-828-6025

Website: www.LifeScopeEAP.com

Username: Middlebury College

Password: guest

The Weeks’ Headlines

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Here are the weeks’ headlines from the News Room:

Quoted this Week: Prof. Peter Matthews on the Greek Crisis

School of Korean Off to a Fast Start

Exploring Quasars and the Evolution of Galaxies

Day One for President Laurie Patton

Middlebury Recycling Center Named in Honor of Former Treasurer David Ginevan

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Guntram Herb awarded grant to participate in NEH Summer Institute

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Guntram Herb (Geography) was awarded a grant to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute titled On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land, which was sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association and was in residence at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC for three weeks this summer. This institute provided college and university faculty participants with the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leading scholars in Native American history and scholarship. While at the Institute, Guntram conceptualized a new research project on Native American tribes astride the US-Canada border.