The Mountain Club invites ALL to come out to Brooker House tonight at 7 pm for a homecooked meal, music, and conversation around the fireplace with the Middlebury Mountain Club! Come in from the cold and warm up with real food! Bring friends and your own proctor bowl and we will see you at 7!! All are Welcome!
When: Tonight at 7pm
Cost: Nothing but bring your own bowl
Why: friends, music, fireplace
One of our most talented artists, Levi Westerveld ’13.5, has shared with us another set of magnificent drawings. The Campus interviewed him in this weeks paper, and Middlebury Magazine did a while ago (with a video). Check out some of his other work here. Levi is a nice guy and he’d be glad to talk with about his artwork. Heres what we got emailed:
Celebrating the opening of “New Spaces, Same Identities,” an exhibit of charcoal and soft pastels portraits by Levi Westerveld ’15.5 depicting the faces of Chinese Migrant Workers. Portraits are accompanied by short biographies giving a historical and geographical context. The artist will give a short presentation and will be on hand to discuss his project. Light refreshment served. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Chinese Department, The Chinese Society, and Vitality of the Artistic Community Association.
Where: RAJ Conference room
When: Tonight, 3/7, opening at 8pm.
some of Snowflake Bently’s photographs. unreal.
Its snowing the perfect snowflakes outside. By perfect snowflake I mean geometric masterpieces that are miraculously falling from the sky!!! Seriously, go outside and check out how everything is sparkling. Its so soft. Also if you look at any light source it makes a rainbow through the snow.As snow lover, Jeff Colt, says “Nothing can escape their beauty!” <3 Vermont!
Also Check out Snowflake Bently’s pics. One of the first people (a Vermonter) to photograph this phenomena. Heres a guide how to take some great snowflake pictures by yourself. Email us if you get some good ones!
Also, heres a 2 minute winter video I made 2 years ago while living in Brooker:
Bummed that its monday? No worries, you have something look forward to. Chili Fest is this saturday!
That’s right its back.
Probably my favorite part of the year, Chili Fest is a time where we hit the streets and experience all the delicious different colors, smells, and tastes of Vermont Chili. We got beef, we got pork, we got chicken, we got venison, we got veggies, we got chocolate and chilis and cheese and crunchies and everything you need.
Hands down this is the most traffic Middlebury sees in a day. Last year over 5,000 people came through Main Street and this year we expect MORE. (Hopefully there will be enough chili!) Live music will be playing throughout the day. You will most probably see your professors here too so do your homework.
Check out our review of last years Chili Fest with 13 Reasons Why Chili Fest is the Best Day Ever
Some advice from the Organizers: GO GREEN! Bring your own spoon and save the environment!
Some Changes this year: Due to safety, sanitary and space concerns please leave all leashed pets at home. (bummer)
Some advice from middbeat: Get your chili and enjoy. There is no need to rush. And most of all don’t skip lines and be an ass.
When: This Saturday March 8th starting at 1pm
Where: Downtown Middlebury Main Street
Our weekly middbeat meeting just ended. There were a lot of new faces and interesting discussions. We will, of course, continue to provide you with current events and happenings at Middlebury. I left the meeting saying I will write this post for middbeat readers.
This has been one of the best weeks I’ve had at middlebury. I’ve been here almost four years now and have never seen as many successful student created events back to back. If you know me personally you’d know this is a big statement as I am usually very cynical.A little run down of my week starting on wednesday. Wednesday night I went to the WOMP and saw over 20 students sing and play music from the soul , read stories, and tell jokes (shoutout to the new freshman who performed). On thursday I took advantage of the snowbowl (there is still snow up there people!!!) and grooved to WRMC which is back on the 24/7 programming (and serving us great music) until I head off to Heartbeat.. Ridgeline has really picked up momentum in the past couple of years and I’m so happy that there are multiple places I’d like to be at the same time. Friday I missed The Orchards’ event because I was cooking a white wine garlic rosemary chicken but caught the end of YouWont at brooker. Brooker was packed when I came in and was so happy to catch the last song. This might sound strange, but it felt so good to know that I missed amazing goingons because at least I know that they are going on. Everyone I saw that night had experienced music.
Applications for the Old Stone Mill are due wednesday night!
Located above the Storm Cafe in town, The OSM and Annex are spaces for student creators, entrepreneurs and artists of all kinds.
OSM organizers write in:
Have an idea for a creative project but don’t have a physical space to
make it happen? Consider applying to be a tenant at the Old Stone
Mill, a student-run space dedicated to fostering creators,
entrepreneurs, and artists of all kinds in the Middlebury community.
Past projects have included woodworking, iPad app design, meditation,
beer brewing, and music recording; what would you add to the list?
Students of all years are encouraged to apply by this Wednesday,
February 26th. Visit go/osm for more information!
The premise is simple. We give you space, you do what you want. All we ask is that your project be non-academic and self designed.
As a member of the Fermenter’s guild The Old Stone Mill has provided us with a space to have regular workshops. Alpenglow would practice there regularly and so I know there is a huge space open now that they are gone. I’d suggest that if you are a student who feels they need a private space kind of off campus next to the river to think and brainstorm and create whatever you want you should apply.
Who? The Fatheads.
What? A Concert (show) by the Fatheads.
Where? Atwater ABP.
When? Tonight (thrsdy) at 930 PM, or so.
Why? To get all orb est frends inwon rüm, yeah.
Courtesy of Kalechipz
I’m in the middle of finals so I haven’t realized exactly what this means or will look like for the future but heres Ron’s letter for those who don’t read their emails:
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Today, the Middlebury Board of Trustees met for its December meeting in New York City. It was a significant meeting and I am taking the unusual step of sending this report immediately following our adjournment.
At the meeting I informed the board that I will be stepping down as president effective June 30, 2015, when my current five-year agreement expires and upon completing 11 years in office. It has been an honor of the highest order to serve as the 16th president of this remarkable institution and a gratifying and extraordinary experience, every day, for Jessica and for me.
Look how cute they are up there… stare into their eyes.
When I first started my experience at Middlebury, the Otters were the only thing that kept me strong through my period of depression. Always a good time, good laughs, and good stories, good people, good good… Please come by and share the mind-expanding experience of an Otters show tonight in proctor basement. <3 <3 <3 xoxo.
From Otter Jenny Johnston ’14:
The Otter Nonsense Players have their annual Christmas show tonight at 10:30pm in the Proctor Basement (that is the room where across from the bookstore that magically turns into Bed Bath&Beyond for the first few weeks of school). The furry creatures invite you to attend this merry event with all your friends and holiday cheer. Frowns and stress will not be let down the christmas tree. President Leibowitz may know that they have been naught but they are sure to offer the nicest of study breaks. Also, rumors have it that they will be spreading the giving spirit around dinner time in and around Proctor. Toys for Tots? Secret Santa? Maybe. Be sure not to miss the Otters last show of the semester or you may just end up with some coal yourself.
When: Tonight, Sunday December 8th
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Proctor Basement
My main man James Brown 14.5 and all the film makers on campus invite you to Middlebury’s Fall Film Screening!:
After countless hours spent behind the camera or in front of a
monitor, the students of FMMC production classes will be screening
their final projects. Be the first to witness these great works on the
silver screen over in Dana. Fills up quick so come early!
When: December 4th
Time: 7:30 to 9:30
Where: Dana Auditorium