Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

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Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert Bryan-Now Available to Watch Online!

October 16, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Rev. Robert Bryan, best known for his "Bert & I" stories, will entertain with tales about his career in Labrador and Quebec and his friendship with polar explorer Richard Byrd.  Rev. Bryan's talk marks the publication of his autobiography by Down East Books, and the donation to the Arctic Museum of a parka made from sealskins given to him by Byrd.

A book signing of Bryan's new memoir, "The Flying Parson and the Real Story Behind Bert and I," will take place after the talk.

Click here to watch the talk.




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Homecoming 2014

October 17, 2014 9:00 AM  – 5:00 PM
Miscellaneous Bookings, Miscellaneous Space 1

Return to campus and take in a packed lineup of sporting events, a Harvestfest with live music for Polar Bears of all generations and a sampling of Maine craft beer, and the induction of the new Athletic Hall of Honor members: Bob Patterson ’68 (posthumous), Joe Bonasera ’73, Joe Gaffney ’95, Laura Schultz Landry ’96, Heather Hawes ’00, and coach John Cullen.

Visit bowdoin.edu/alumni/ homecoming for details about the weekend.

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Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale - Streamed LIVE

October 28, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Book artist Rebecca Goodale will present an illustrated talk about her multi-year project to create artist's books documenting all of the plants and animals on Maine's "Threatened and Endangered Species" lists.
The talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of Goodale's work, on display in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, and a related library exhibition, "Envisioning Extinctions," curated by Prof. Susan Wegner (Art History). A reception in the library will follow the talk.

This lecture is sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, the Association of Bowdoin Friends, and the Bowdoin College Library.

Note: This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin's Live Webcasts page.

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Celebration

October 31, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day is a celebration of student scholarly achievement. Families, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the ceremony featuring a keynote address; a student address; books awarded; and musical performances by the Bowdoin College Department of Music. Seating is limited.

Marching faculty and staff will assemble in academic regalia promptly at 3:45 p.m. in front of Searles Science Building.

To view the Family Weekend program in its entirety, please visit: Family Weekend. For more information, contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at 207-725-3433 or events@bowdoin.edu.

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Robert Ives: "Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?"

November 6, 2014 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Robert E. Ives, Bowdoin's director of religious and spiritual life, presents "Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?" as part of the ongoing Community Lecture Series. A popular figure on campus, Ives served three coastal Maine churches after divinity school and also worked as a lobsterman and boat builder. For thirty-three years he was the director of the Carpenter's Boat Shop in Pemaquid, Maine, an apprenticeship school committed to building boats and serving others. 

Community Lectures take place 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union and include time for questions from the audience. Arrive at noon with a bag lunch. Beverages and cookies provided. The lectures are free and open to the public. Questions? Call 207-725-3253.

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Information Session: Coastal Studies Expands as Bowdoin Adds Marine Science Semester

November 7, 2014 11:30 AM  – 12:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 110

Big changes are astir at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr's Island, where Coastal Studies director David Carlon is leading an initiative to bring Bowdoin's unique marine offerings to a whole new level by dramatically expanding facilities and programming--with the crowning addition of a Marine Science Semester slated to kick off in the Fall of 2015. 

Join faculty for a pizza lunch discussion about the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester, an immersion semester with four courses taught sequentially in three to four week modules at the Coastal Studies Center. Come to the meeting to find out about the courses, format, field work, lab work, independent research, field trips, and how the program will fit with your major. See the Marine Laboratory Blog for more information.

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Nick Caloyianis: "Close Encounters with the Supersharks"

November 19, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 [Common Room]

Award-winning underwater photographer Nick Caloyianis will present a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at some of his groundbreaking film and research projects including the first-ever underwater encounter by man with a free-swimming Greenland shark, first-ever underwater footage of a Great White shark in Atlantic waters, and the first-ever underwater footage of Basking sharks in the Gulf of Maine. To learn more about Nick's work, see his Demo Reel (try Internet Explorer)

Caloyianis' still pictures have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications, including the highly popular summer read, The Shark Handbook, which he co-authored with Greg Skomal, Ph.D. Over a span of 30 years his artistry has been honored with numerous awards, including an Oscar, Primetime Emmys, and a NOGI in the Arts. He has directed and produced films for the National Geographic and Discovery Channels, and has filmed for IMAX and Hollywood screens. He continues to collaborate with marine scientists not only to record their work, but to help them make their remarkable discoveries, and has used his photographs to lobby for the protection of sharks and the creation of undersea parks and sanctuaries. His company has been instrumental in raising funds to help restore marine habitats, and recently his visuals have helped gain awareness for much needed Federal protection of vital natural reefs located in our mid-Atlantic waters offshore.

Caloyianis has been Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover's primary underwater director of photography over the past 15 years. While at Bowdoin, he will work with students in Conover's class, 'Seashore Digital Diaries' at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory, kicking off a project on underwater filming.


Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 14, 2014 6:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel