Category Archives: Event

TONIGHT: Middlebrow Improv Show

10856758_10152765110116662_165354053925498465_oThis almost goes without saying, but a lot of us are in need of a serious study break these days. Can’t wait for spring break? Come see Middlebrow perform with two new members (assumption: they’re the two larger ice cream toppings)! Put down that Bio text book and have a good laugh– it’ll help you in the long run!

Date: Today, March 18th
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: Pearsons Lounge
Cost: $0


Lecture TODAY: My Struggle Made Me Strong: Discursive Resistance in the Personal Narrative of a Refugee-Background Student


A lot of us at Middlebury are all about languages. But how many of us have taken a linguistics class? Linguistics is hands-down one of the most underrated fields of study here at Midd, and we should all take advantage of this awesome lecture sponsored by the linguistics club. Bekah Moon ’15 writes in to middbeat:

In this talk, Shawna Shapiro (Assistant Professor of Writing & Linguistics) employs the lens of discourse analysis to examine the case study of a Somali Bantu student, Najib, who uses storytelling to make sense of his experience with forced migration, resettlement, and formal education. While much of the educational discourse about refugee students–particularly those from African countries–propagates a deficit orientation, Najib’s written and oral narratives emphasize a discursive alternative, by focusing on assets, rather than deficits. This case study has numerous implications for educators and researchers in applied linguistics. Refreshments will be provided by the Middlebury College Linguistics Club.

Date: Today, March 16th
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Place: RAJ conference room
Cost: Free!

TONIGHT: It Happened Here Screening


It’s no secret that sexual assault on college campuses has received an uptick in attention from the national media over the past year. Middlebury has followed with a series of awesome events to bring light to the problem and its pervasiveness on our own campus. On the heels of Middlebury’s own It Happens Here event, tonight the Chellis House will be hosting a screening of the film It Happened Here. Maddie Orcutt ’16 writes in to middbeat:

Through intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE explores the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows students’ fight for accountability and change on campus in federal court.

Watch the trailer here:

Date: Today March 12th
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Place: Twilight Auditorium
Cost: FREE

Tonight: Paul Asbell Jazz Group

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAGuitarist Paul Asbell and his quartet will be playing tonight at 51 Main tonight! He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Sonny Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Kilimanjaro, Big Joe Burrell, and other renowned musicians. They will play a “blend of bluesy swing, New Orleans grooves, lush melodies and fiery Latin tempos.”

Date: Tonight
8-10 pm
Place: 51 Main
Price: Free!

STARTING TODAY: United Nations Millennium Development Goals Conference

mdgfridaythursday[1][5]Each year, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs sponsors an international and interdisciplinary conference on a global theme. This year, the third annual conference will focus on the progress and shortcomings of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Ratified in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals marked the start of a global effort to help the world’s poor. However, the success of the MDGs has varied from country to country, as some nations have seen great amounts of progress while others have seen very little. Speakers at the MDG conference will discuss the success of the MDGs thus far in addition to explaining the institutional and structural failings in the implementation of the goals. More info on go/mdgs.

The conference begins today and will last until Saturday afternoon. A more detail schedule of the talks is listed above.

Date: Today March 12th – Saturday March 14th
Time: varied (see schedule above)
Place: RAJ conference room (2nd floor of Rohatyn center, last house behind proc)
Cost: free




Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.00.28 AMGet your weekend started early on Thursday night with the Mischords concert in Voter! You can come straight from the library and head right to the par-tay after. Rumor has it you might even be able to get your pre-game started there. And if Blank Space or FourFiveSeconds has been stuck in your head? Yeah… you should come.

Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 8:30 Cocktail Hour, 9:30 Show
Place: Uneven Lanes, Voter Hall
Price: Free!!

TODAY: Women’s Lax vs RPI

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What better way to enjoy this balmy spring weather than to head down to Peter Kohn Field at 5pm to cheer on women’s lacrosse in their last home game until April?! Grab your light jacket, a couple friends, and snag a seat to watch what is promised to be a great game. Have too much work? Bring it with you and practice your multi-tasking skills! Treadmills in the fitness center also offer a great front row view for those of you who are trying to get your workout on.

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 5pm
Place: Peter Kohn Field (directly outside the squash courts/fitness center)
Cost: fo’ FREE

TODAY: Solar Mamas Screening w/ Sabai Sabai

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 7.46.37 AMThis afternoon, the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board will present a screening of Solar Mamas, a documentary following a Jordanian woman who leaves her rural roots to travel to India to study engineering. Solar Mamas comes in conjunction with seven other documentaries as part of the Why Poverty? project, which aims to encourage discussion and debate surrounding the issue of poverty. Unconvinced by the movie? Come and stay for the Sabai Sabai catering!

Date: Today March 11th
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: RAJ Conference Room
Cost: Nothing and you get free Sabai!!

See trailer below:

TONIGHT: It Happens Here

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 You know that It Happens Here, but do you know how to:
– Talk about it?
– Intervene to stop it?
– Discuss consent to prevent it?
– Support survivors of it?

It Happens Here has become one of the most powerful events on campus over the past few years. Students come together to hear stories submitted by their peers about their experiences with sexual assault. If this is your first time at IHH, prepare yourself to hear unexpected, thought-provoking, and brave accounts of what happens right here on our campus.

This event has filled up quickly in the past, so come early to make sure you don’t end up having to listen from Crossroads. The event is abbreviated to 1 Hour and will incorporate videos and surveys to cater to the changing needs of the college community.

Bring an open mind and an open heart as we support our peers.

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 8pm
Place: Wilson Hall/McCullough Social Space
Cost: Free

TODAY: Writers Celebrate Vermont Libraries: A Reading from “Please Do Not Remove”


Did you know that Vermont is home to more writers per capita than any other state in the US? It kind of makes sense when you think about it! Today, we will have the opportunity to hear some of the work of Vermont’s best writers. More info here:

Sponsored by the New England Review, with support from Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe, the Vermont Book Shop, and Middlebury Community TV, the NER Vermont Reading Series provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to read their work in front of an audience, and to acquaint local audiences with the talented writers who live and work among us. The series presents not only authors who’ve published in the New England Review and elsewhere, but also those just starting out, who may be unpublished and reading their work for the first time.

Middlebury College’s Special Collections and Archives and New England Review are pleased to present a reading from Please Do Not Remove: A Collection Celebrating Vermont Literature and Libraries. The book’s editor, Angela Palm, and three contributors—David Dillon, Karin Gottshall, and Gary Margolis—will read from and discuss selections from the anthology. A reception will follow, and copies of the book will be given as a door prize.

Date: Today March 10th
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Davis Family Library Special Collections and Archives Room 101
Cost: Free and you get a free book!