Category Archives: Student Activities

Kellogg Competition in Latin Translation

The Classics Department announces the KELLOGG COMPETITION IN LATIN TRANSLATION.  The Kellogg Prize fund was established in May 1918 by Prof. Brainerd Kellogg, Class of 1858, “to encourage Latin and English.”  This award is given for the best sight translation from Latin poetry into English.  The competition will take place on FRIDAY, MAY 10TH FROM 3:00-5:00 PM IN TWILIGHT 204.  Contestants may use a dictionary.  THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS.

If you have a conflict with the scheduled time, please contact Prof. Ganiban ( in the Classics Department by Wednesday, May 8.

Reminder: Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreements are due April 19!

If you are a Midd student hired to work for Middlebury this summer, a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement must be submitted to SEO by April 19th (even if you do not need on campus housing).

Please visit the Student Employment Office Web page to view this summer’s procedures and policies. Forms are available on the SEO website.

For “Answers to Your On Campus Summer Employment Questions” please reference the email sent from SEO on Friday, April 5.

Contact student employment with any additional questions.

Student Employment Office



Screening of Academy Award Nominee 5 Broken Cameras followed by discussion with Professor Ahmad Almallah

Thursday (March 21st) at 4:30 PM in Dana Auditorium

Come continue the discussion around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Justice for Palestine presents “5 Broken Cameras,” a 2011 documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. 5 Broken Cameras is a first-hand account of protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village affected by the apartheid wall. 5 Broken Cameras is the winner of five awards and was nominated for the “Best Foreign Film” Academy Award in 2013.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Palestinian Professor Ahmad Almallah on the reality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.


Mondoweiss article about the detainment of the Palestinian director Emad Burnat.

In solidarity,

JFP Coordinators


Solar Decathlon Spring Construction Kick-Off

Curious about what’s next for Team Middlebury? Eager to finally see our conceptual design come to life? We would like to extend an invitation to you, for our upcoming Spring Construction Kick-Off! Starting at 4:30pm on April 4th at Ridgeline, President Liebowitz and Solar Decathlon team members, Kate Eiseman ’15, Cordelia Newbury 13’, and Laura Romig ’12.5 will speak, then food and refreshments will be served as we enjoy good company, as well as music by student band The Blue Laws (Kento Mizuno ’15, Dustin Lowman ’15, and Danny Nigh ’15). For more information leading up to the event, feel free to “like” our Middlebury Solar Decathlon 2013 Facebook page and check out our website!

The Literary Magazine In America: A Discussion with The Editors of n + 1

The editors of n + 1, one of the most highly regarded literary magazines in the U.S. (based out of Brooklyn, NY) come to Middlebury.

When: Thursday, March 21 4:30PM
Where: Orchard Room (Hillcrest 103)

They will discuss the trials and tribulations of making a living as a writer, the role of the literary magazine in today’s day and age, the current intellectual dialogue outside of academica, and more.

Presented by Middlebury publication Room 404.

MCSE Summer Grants – Apply NOW for $3000

The Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship Summer Grant Application is now available!
The MCSE will provide up to three grants of $3,000 for students wishing to pursue social change projects. To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. 
The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the MCSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Email applications or questions to:
For more information on this year’s grant process or last year’s grant recipients, visit the MCSE Website or go/mcsegrants.

New Books from NER Writers: Centaur

From the publisher: “Greg Wrenn’s debut collection opens with a long poem in which a man undergoes surgery to become a centaur. Other poems speak in voices as varied as those of Robert Mapplethorpe, Hercules, and a Wise Man at the birth of Jesus. Centaur skitters along the blurred lines between compulsivity and following one’s heart, stasis and self-realization, human and animal. Here, suffering and transcendence are restlessly conjoined.”

Katie Ford, author of Colosseum: “Centaur testifies to the grave fact that humans can harm each other until they want to trade in their bodies: ‘I want to feel alive,’ says the man seeking to become a centaur as the book begins. This is a masterful poetic debut marked by lyric brilliance and difficult, yet gleaming, wisdom.”

Centaur is the winner of the 2013 Brittingham Prize in poetry, selected by Terrance Hayes. It is available at Powell’s and other booksellers.

Greg Wrenn’s poem “Northwest Passage” appeared in NER 32.2.

New Sexual Assault Advocate Program Accepting Applications

The Sexual Assault Oversight Committee (SAOC) is overseeing the creation of a new confidential informational and advocacy program for students with emergency and non-crisis needs around sexual assault, sexual violence and stalking. We are currently selecting students to launch this program and serve as trained advocates for the 2013-14 academic year. No previous experience is required.

Student advocate responsibilities will include hotline coverage, as well as availability to be contacted directly. As advocates will be serving students who may be in periods of significant stress and vulnerability, ideal candidates must be empathetic, mature, responsible, patient, and self-aware.

For more information, or to apply, click here.

Come to Alumni Appreciation Week!

Alumni giving and volunteering makes our Middlebury experience possible. Come show your support and appreciation for our wonderful Midd alumni at the third annual Alumni Appreciation Week!

Visit the Davis Family Library atrium anytime between noon and 4 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Thursday to sign thank-you postcards that will be mailed to alumni at the end of the year. You’ll also receive a coupon for a *free coffee or tea* from the Wilson Cafe!

Alumni Appreciation Week

Davis Family Library, Noon-4 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/5 – Thursday 3/7