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Snow Bowl is Closing

Sunday, March 18 will be the last day of operation for the Snow Bowl.  Unfortunately the forecast indicates we’ll continue to lose snow each day for the next week making it impractical to stay open.

We apologize for such short notice but hope that folks with leased equipment will either have a chance to get up and return it today or some day next week.  Thanks for skiing and riding at the Bowl this season and think golf!

Peter Mackey

Buy Tix NOW for NESCAC Men’s Quarterfinal Tournament

Middlebury will host a men’s basketball NESCAC quarterfinal tournament game this Saturday.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by using the online Box Office, calling the Box Office at 802-443-6433 or stopping by the Box Office in McCullough or the CFA.

Purchase Tickets:

Saturday, February 18:
3:00pm   Middlebury vs Williams College

Nominate Your Peers for Student Leadership Awards

Dear Students:

I write to inform you of the opportunity to nominate a student or student group for the Student Leadership Awards.

We have many awards and prizes that honor our students for their leadership and engagement in campus and community life. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to nominate students and student organizations for these leadership awards.

Please take some time to visit our new Student Leadership Awards webpage to learn more about each award and to submit nominations electronically.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 2.

We have such amazing students that are doing great things, on and off campus, that we hope you will take the time to recognize their leadership, talent, and impact by nominating them for any of the awards and prizes available.


Shirley M. Collado
Dean of the College

Kingian Nonviolence Workshop

2-Day Interactive Workshop

Friday, January 20, 6-10pm | Saturday January 21, 9am-5pm | Coltrane Lounge

  • Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophies and practices of conflict reconciliation and strategies for nonviolent change.
  • Become a leader in a world seeking social, economic, and environmental change.
  • Learn from certified nonviolence trainers from the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
  • Each participant will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Registration is free. Space is limited. Contact Cliff Bueno de Mesquita to RSVP,

The Task Force on Alcohol and Social Life

Announcing Open Forums and Focus Groups

Dear Students:

Welcome back!  On behalf of the Task Force on Alcohol and Social Life, we write to remind you of the upcoming forums that we are co-hosting with the SGA.  Details regarding the dates, times, and special emphasis of each forum can be found by clicking this link alcohol social life pstr2.  Please feel free to attend one or all of these important gatherings.

In addition, the Task Force is conducting four focus groups this month.  You are warmly invited to sign up for one of these small-group discussions as well.  The groups will be limited in size to 8-10 participants with 2 co-facilitators.  There are clearly many different groups of students whose insights would greatly benefit the Task Force, and in no way do we see the list below as exhaustive—more than anything, it is a beginning.  If you have ideas for other focus groups or other special topic forums, please contact one of us.  We welcome your ideas and look forward to hearing from you this month and beyond.  To sign up for a focus group, please e-mail Diane Foley at

All the best,

Katy Smith Abbott,                            Bob Ritter,
Dean of Students                               Head Football Coach

Focus Groups:             Thursdays, 1-2:30 – Location Axinn 220
January 12:      First Year Students
January 19:      Residential Life Staff
January 26:      Non-Drinkers
February 2:      Women

14th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration kicks off on January 16

Literacy, Social Justice and Dr. King’s Legacy

Author and researcher Dr. Maisha T. Winn will deliver the MLK keynote address on Monday, January 16 at 4:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216.

Dr. Winn is an associate professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. She has worked extensively with youth in urban schools, and in out-of-school contexts. After completing her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, Maisha moved to New York City where she conducted an ethnographic study of student poets and their teachers from the Power Writers collective. She is the author of an ethno-history of African American readers, writers, and speakers of the Black Arts Movement entitled Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Her research has been published in numerous journals. Most recently, Dr. Winn’s continued work examining youth performing literacy and more specifically the intersection of arts in the lives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated girls has been published in Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

In addition, Dr. Winn has taught “Literacy as a Civil Right” and “Education, Literacy, and Black Arts” at the Bread Loaf School English in Vermont.

For the full schedule of events visit go/mlkcelebration

Commissioners needed

We are looking for a commissioner(s) for the following:

Indoor men and coed soccer.  Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 11 Tue. and 6:30 to 11 Thur.

Broomball (weather?)   (Late afternoons and evenings)To be determined.

(Possibly) Dodge ball  To be determined.

If interested please email

We hope to start as soon as classes start next week.

Coach Smith

New MOP Opportunities

Upcoming MOP opportunities including Wilderness First Responder, Feb Break Dog Sledding, and Spring Break Rock Climbing

Feb Break SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Created to provide outdoor leaders and guides with the skills and knowledge to deal with crises in remote settings, this 80-hour course is the benchmark standard in the outdoor industry. The curriculum covers all the material of WFA, and goes far beyond, emphasizing long-term care, improvisation with the resources at hand, and varying environmental conditions. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, hands on practical assessments, and actual field work. Students who successfully complete the SOLO Wilderness First Responder course will receive a SOLO Wilderness First Responder card and an American Heart Association Adult Heartsaver CPR card (or equivalent).

Feb Break Dog Sledding Expedition in Western Maine
Join MOP for a canine-powered backcountry journey in Western Maine. There is no better way to explore this winter wonderland than by dog sled! Participants will learn the skills necessary to mush, ski, and camp in the mountains of New England in winter. No experience required.

Spring Break Rock Climbing in Red Rocks
The towering sandstone canyons of Nevada’s Red Rocks National Conservation Area are among the world’s finest climbing destinations. Climbers of all ability levels are welcome to join MOP as we explore this amazing vertical landscape. Routes of all lengths and grades abound, and a dose of desert sun is always welcome after a long Vermont winter!

For additional information, or to request a registration packet, contact us at