Category: Events

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This Saturday: Venture for America Info Session

from Brandon Gell ’16: 2 months in and the real world is hitting me like a ton of feathers. I’m constantly rolling back and forth between life’s excitement and the drowning realization that nothing, officially, comes next. There’s no plan and I can’t help hating that I went to school for 22 years and learned (almost) nothing of use — aside from simple math and communication skills. This real world,Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY: Talk by Rick Hodes: “Extreme Medicine: Practicing in Africa for 28 years”

from Pam Berenbaum: Hear from someone whose life took a very different direction than planned. Alum Dr. Rick Hodes (’75), subject of an HBO documentary, will speak about his treatment of some of Ethiopia’s most desperate patients. It’s not the journey he thought he was going to be on when he graduated from Midd. Date: May 4, 2016 Place: MBH 216 Time: 7-8:30pm Cost: Free

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SATURDAY: 24 Hour Zine Fest

Greetings world, I’m thrilled to present y’all with Middlebury’s first ever 24 hour zine festival! The challenge: to create a zine from start to finish in 24 hours or less, fueled by the rush of caffeine and the creative vibes of your peers! Come by the Old Stone Mill (3 Mill St) at any point from 9am this Saturday to 9am this Sunday to create, chill, eat, and soak upContinue reading

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SUNDAY: GlobeMed 5k Fun Run

from Meaghan O’Herron ’16: GlobeMed is hosting a 5k on campus! The race is about 3 miles, starts and ends outside of Proctor, and trails through the cross country course. We will pass out race bibs day of, and there will music, prizes given to random runners (Park Squeeze, Vergennes Laundry, & Daily Chocolate gift cards, Skida hats, and Sword an Plough hats) and a BBQ after — it should beContinue reading

Announcements, Events

Free Music Tomorrow!

Teddy Gold ’16 writes in: “I love concerts. You love concerts? Let’s love concerts, together, this Saturday in the Johnson Pit! @ 10pm. We have an awesome three-part lineup: DJ Will Brennan will open and kick things off. Sweet. Modern Diet is an NYU based Indie Rock / R&B group. They play all over New York’s hottest spots, and just got named the number one band to look out for at LaunchContinue reading

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Events, SGA Updates

THURSDAY: SGA Presidential Debate

from Ilana Gratch ’16: Hey Midd! Come to Crossroads Cafe this Thursday, 4/14 at 7 pm to watch the four candidates for SGA President debate the issues in advance of the spring elections! SGA President Candidates: Ivan Valladares ’17 Karina Toy ’17 MIchael H. Brady ‘17.5 Charles Rainey ’19 There will be time for audience Q&A, so come with any questions you may have for the candidates! The debate willContinue reading

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THURSDAY: Parker Merrill Speech Competition Semifinals

from Ellen Colton ’19: Oratory Now revives a Middlebury tradition that began in 1825: the Parker-Merrill Speech Competition. In this semifinal round, a dozen students will compete for a place in the finals (April 29), at which prizes of $500, $250 and $250 will be awarded. The topic is “True North: A Principle To Guide Us Through Troubled Times.” And the semifinalists are (drumroll): August Hutchinson, Bilal Ansar Khan, Brennan Delattre, BrianaContinue reading

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FRIDAY: Spring Symposium

from Tatyana Parks ’18: The 2016 Spring Student Symposium marks the 10th anniversary of a campus wide event where students have the opportunity to showcase and discuss their scholarly and creative projects on topics ranging from social change to identity, to religion and science. This full day event will host student work in the form of oral presentations, performances, posters, artwork and readings. We invite all members of the Middlebury CollegeContinue reading

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Girls & Boys Club of Vergennes Volunteers Needed!

from Elle Bacon: Join us for a Meet and Great with Boys and Girls Club of Vergennes’ new Program Director, Jessica Francese on Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30-5 pm at the CE Conference Room (118 South Main). She will share the needs of the Club with students who have interest in working with youth and families, and sharing teachable activities and skills with Club students. Snacks will be provided! For moreContinue reading

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MONDAY: Bill Maris ’97 “Vermont, Silicon Valley, and the Future” Talk

from the Provost’s Office: Google Ventures founder and CEO, and Middlebury alum Bill Maris (’97) has had quite an unpredictable career. Currently he invests in startups at the epicenter of science, technology, and medicine. He oversees $2.4B in capital, and has funded more than 300 companies in the GV portfolio, including Uber, Slack and Nest. In this talk, he’ll share his perspective on how he went from Vermont to Silicon Valley,Continue reading

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SUNDAY: MiddChallenge Pitch Competition

from Naila Jahan ’15: Come join us in Axinn 229 for an exciting day and support your peers who will be presenting project ideas in the categories below. Drop in to whichever competition suits your interests and/or your friends are competing in. Students are competing for $3000 in grant funding to pursue their ideas. 10:30am: Social Entrepreneurship 12:00pm: Lunch Break (PIZZA!) 12:30pm: Education, Outreach, and Policy 2:00pm: Arts 3:30pm: Business SeeContinue reading

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THURSDAY: MAlt Info Session

from Ashley Laux: Middlebury Alternative Breaks is recruiting leaders for February 2017’s MAlt trips! There will be an info session for students who are considering applying to co-lead a MAlt trip. The MAlt Executive Board will provide an overview of MAlt’s mission and will discuss what leading a trip entails and what a strong application looks like. If you think you may be interested in applying, we urge you to attend!Continue reading

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TODAY: St. Patty’s Day Sale in the Bookstore

from the Bookstore: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have the luck of the Irish? Stop in at the bookstore today for 20% off clothing and giftware. If you find a gold coin hidden around the store you will receive an additional 10% off your purchase of clothing or giftware. GOOD LUCK! No additional discounts taken on clearance.  

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FRIDAY: Alpenglow at Higher Ground

from Elori Kramer: Alpenglow formed at Middlebury and played packed shows in Mead Chapel, Johnson, and all over campus. Following graduation, they moved to Brooklyn and began touring nationally. Middlebury has always been a huge support for us, and we would love to see lots of midd folks at the show at Higher Ground. Alpenglow is a band intensely influenced by its surroundings. They made their 2014 EP, Chapel, while livingContinue reading

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THIS WEEKEND: Detroit ’67

from Clair Beltran ’16: Detroit ’67, honored with the 2014 Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, is the first play in the Detroit trilogy by award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau. Set to the Motown music that originated right in Detroit, this play explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city using compelling characters who struggle with racial tension and economic instability. Starring: Diku Rogers, Qadira Al-Mahi, JabariContinue reading

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Events, SGA Updates

TOMORROW: Community Council New Members & Agenda

from Tiff Chang ‘17.5: Two Announcements: As Metadel Lee ‘19.5 and Mimi Zhang ‘15.5 have stepped down, we are welcoming two new members: Alejandra Gil ’15 and Vignesh Ramachandran ’18! All agendas and minutes can now be found at go/cc or Please see the agenda attached for this week’s topics and upcoming topics. Community Council is a group of ~20 students, faculty and staff that meets Tuesdays at 4:30 inContinue reading

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TUESDAY: AmeriCorps Week Panel

from Elle Bacon: Interested in serving diverse communities across the country in a variety of essential roles? Join Community Engagement and CCI during National AmeriCorps Week for an AmeriCorps Panel on Tuesday, March 8th from 12:30-1:20 pm @ the 118 South Main St. Conference Rm. Hear from several current and former AmeriCorps members about the ins and outs of AmeriCorps, including benefits and how to apply. Check out the event onContinue reading

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TODAY: Flying Words Project

from the American Sign Language Club: The ASL Club is excited to bring Flying Words Project to Middlebury! Flying Words Project is a world-renowned American Sign Language (ASL) poetry troupe comprised of Deaf Poet Peter Cook and hearing coauthor Kenny Lerner. Their poetry plays with both ASL and English, combining spoken words and ASL imagery to create an “unforgettable visceral and visual experience” for the audience. Sponsored by the MCABContinue reading

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Announcements, Events, Popular

Ellen Degenerates Live Show!!! Saturday!

Is there a serious dearth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in your life? Want to see Midd post grads in action? Didn’t get invited to anything cool on Saturday? If your answer to any of these questions was yes come see Ellen Degenerates play at Crossroads this Saturday!  Mitchell Parrish ’14, Mckay Sheftall ’14, Mike Gadomski ‘13.5 and Erik Benepe ‘13.5 will be gracing our grey campus once again to blowContinue reading

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Middlebury Discount Comedy Presents: Much Love in This Air

from Peter Lindholm ‘17.5: I don’t know if you guys have heard this, but Middlebury can be a stressful place sometimes.  Whether you’re drowning in a rush of crumpled problem sets, missing your dog’s soft brown eyes or had your heart broken by the professor you were banging, there’s a lot of things here at Midd that can make you do that thing where you sweat even though you’re not doingContinue reading