Connection spaces

  • Knots n thoughts: Meets every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. in Stewart 214. pdf
  • Drop-in Hours: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m 

     

DROP-IN HOURS

Thursdays 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

Upcoming Events

For more events, please visit MiddPresence.

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Establishing Expectations – What do we know about our students?

    On Tuesday, February 27, Arthur Chiaravalli, scholar, educator, and now administrator at Champlain Valley Union High School, will join us to share his insights on what is shaping the academic and emotional development of today’s high school students. As the founder of Teachers Going Gradeless, Arthur will also entertain questions about the impact of different forms of evaluation and assessment, including “-less” grading as well as no grading within a grading environment.

    Davis Family Library Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

    Closed to the Public
  • Prophetic Peacemakers in Spiritual & Religious Traditions (dinner discussion)

    Join the Scott Center chaplains as they explore the dynamic lives of visionary and prophetic peacemakers in their respective religious and ethical traditions. Who are these exemplary visionaries and what made their peacemaking prophetic in ways that can inspire us today to respond and resolve social injustices, tensions or upheavals? 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Break It Down! Academic Reading and Study Skills

    Learn the most effective and efficient approaches to reading and studying and get the highest learning outcomes with the smallest investment of time possible. Bring your reading and your notes so you can practice what you learn with Learning Resources staff—or grab some handouts and go.

    Snacks and hot cocoa provided!

    Davis Family Library Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

    Closed to the Public
  • Wakeful Wednesdays

    Join Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life Mark R. Orten for 20 minutes of quiet contemplation with readings and music.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • The SlowDown

    Come enjoy homemade chai and homemade cookies with members of The Scott Center staff as we slow down our pace for a bit of socializing and crafting.  Watercolors, polymer clay, collaging, grown-up coloring books, puzzles and beading materials provided!

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Neurodivergent Minds @ Midd

    group for neurodivergent students focused on self-care and sensory strategies in an affirming space

    Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

  • Grief and Loss Group

    Interested exploring themes of grief and loss together?  Help build a community of peer support.  Arts and crafts supplies, warm beverages and light refreshments are available. Drop in any Thursday in the Crest Room.   Co-sponsored by Middlebury Counseling and The Scott Center. For more information contact nparrish@middlebury.edu.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Faculty Mentor Lunch : Life After Tenure

    The CTLR welcomes all faculty to enjoy lunch together and to engage with new and veteran colleagues in a discussion about what life looks like after tenure. Come for tasty food, camaraderie, and lively conversation about the post-tenure world at Middlebury. On the one hand, a major professional milestone has passed; on the other hand, committee work, chairing of departments, and a new level of professional commitments typically begins in earnest at this point.

    Davis Family Library Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

  • Befriending Anxiety

    Anxiety serves an important function, but our nervous system doesn’t always pick the right moment or know when to stop. Each week we will look at an approach to managing anxiety, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy or polyvagal theory. We will include exercises for settling down but also for staying alert, for when we want to feel calmer, but we have things to do.

    McCullough - Mitchell Green Lounge

    Closed to the Public
  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Walking Essentials: Going, Slowing, Growing, Knowing, Flowing

    No other creature walks like humans. Our feet shaped our pelvises, our hands, and our brains. We walk the way we do, therefore we are human beings.

    This is the first of a spring term series co-sponsored by The Scott Center and New Perennials to explore the meditative, spiritual, community-building power of walking. The series expands on Affiliate Humanist Chaplain Prof. Bill Vitek’s popular J-term walking class “Walking Body, Walking Mind.”  Light refreshments will be served.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Wakeful Wednesdays

    Join Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life Mark R. Orten for 20 minutes of quiet contemplation with readings and music.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • The SlowDown

    Come enjoy homemade chai and homemade cookies with members of The Scott Center staff as we slow down our pace for a bit of socializing and crafting.  Watercolors, polymer clay, collaging, grown-up coloring books, puzzles and beading materials provided!

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Neurodivergent Minds @ Midd

    group for neurodivergent students focused on self-care and sensory strategies in an affirming space

    Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

  • Grief and Loss Group

    Interested exploring themes of grief and loss together?  Help build a community of peer support.  Arts and crafts supplies, warm beverages and light refreshments are available. Drop in any Thursday in the Crest Room.   Co-sponsored by Middlebury Counseling and The Scott Center. For more information contact nparrish@middlebury.edu.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Befriending Anxiety

    Anxiety serves an important function, but our nervous system doesn’t always pick the right moment or know when to stop. Each week we will look at an approach to managing anxiety, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy or polyvagal theory. We will include exercises for settling down but also for staying alert, for when we want to feel calmer, but we have things to do.

    McCullough - Mitchell Green Lounge

    Closed to the Public
  • Mental Health Peer Educator - Application Info Session

    Interested in promoting positive mental health? Want to learn how to lead discussions to bring people together and promote belonging? Join Mental Health Peer Educators to learn more about their work and how to apply! Free pizza too.

    LaForce Hall Seminar Room

    Closed to the Public
  • Shape-Note Singing

    Described as spiritual, joyful, powerful, and raucous, Shape Note (or Sacred Harp) singing is a traditional American style of four-part, a capella, community singing popular in the United States before the Civil War. This style still thrives across the US and in the UK, with strongholds in the American South and New England. It is called Shape-Note because the notes of the scale are indicated by distinctive shapes and names.

    McCullough - Mitchell Green Lounge

    Open to the Public
  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • TWYN: Take What You Need

    TWYN is a pop-up care space for unstructured down time. Come in to rest, release tension, be creative, or reflect.  Middlebury Counseling will bring in materials such as yoga mats, massage rollers and art supplies.

    Anderson Freeman Resource Center

    Closed to the Public
  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Wakeful Wednesdays

    Join Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life Mark R. Orten for 20 minutes of quiet contemplation with readings and music.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • The SlowDown

    Come enjoy homemade chai and homemade cookies with members of The Scott Center staff as we slow down our pace for a bit of socializing and crafting.  Watercolors, polymer clay, collaging, grown-up coloring books, puzzles and beading materials provided!

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Neurodivergent Minds @ Midd

    group for neurodivergent students focused on self-care and sensory strategies in an affirming space

    Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

  • Grief and Loss Group

    Interested exploring themes of grief and loss together?  Help build a community of peer support.  Arts and crafts supplies, warm beverages and light refreshments are available. Drop in any Thursday in the Crest Room.   Co-sponsored by Middlebury Counseling and The Scott Center. For more information contact nparrish@middlebury.edu.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Religious LIfe Council meeting

    Monthly gathering of the leaders of the Religious Life Cluster of student organizations.  Pizza from Nino’s and beverages will be served.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Wakeful Wednesdays

    Join Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life Mark R. Orten for 20 minutes of quiet contemplation with readings and music.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • The SlowDown

    Come enjoy homemade chai and homemade cookies with members of The Scott Center staff as we slow down our pace for a bit of socializing and crafting.  Watercolors, polymer clay, collaging, grown-up coloring books, puzzles and beading materials provided!

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Neurodivergent Minds @ Midd

    group for neurodivergent students focused on self-care and sensory strategies in an affirming space

    Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

  • Grief and Loss Group

    Interested exploring themes of grief and loss together?  Help build a community of peer support.  Arts and crafts supplies, warm beverages and light refreshments are available. Drop in any Thursday in the Crest Room.   Co-sponsored by Middlebury Counseling and The Scott Center. For more information contact nparrish@middlebury.edu.

    McCullough Crest Room

  • Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation

    Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students. 

    McCullough Crest Room