Current Semester Events

McKeen Center Volunteer Fair

McKeen Center Volunteer Fair

September 5, 2014 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM
Quadrangles, Hyde Plaza

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Common Good Day

Common Good Day

September 20, 2014 11:30 AM  – 4:00 PM
Farley Field House, Infield

Common Good Day is a campus-wide day of service. More than 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Friends of Bowdoin volunteer with about 60 different service agencies and take on projects such as gardening, trail maintenance, visiting the elderly, painting, yard work, grant research, and spending time with children. This year's Common Good Day will offer plenty of opportunities to have fun and get involved, with events including a catered lunch, service projects, and a free t-shirt for all participants!

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Careers in the Locavore Economy

Careers in the Locavore Economy

September 25, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

There is more to the locavore movement than farmer's markets on the green! Maine is an incubator of entrepreneurial opportunities connected to the food economy, and Bowdoin alumni are playing an active role in its success. Come learn about their work, challenges and areas of growth. Panelists include representatives from the fishing industry, craft beer movement, international tea import start-up, and the role that foundations are playing in supporting local food initiatives. Refreshments will follow.

This will be a moderated discussion with plenty of time for questions and informal conversation over refreshments.The panelists are:

Jay Espy, '79 executive director of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. Based in Brunswick, the foundation focuses on the environment, animal welfare, and human well-being, primarily in Maine.

Before joining the Sewall Foundation, Espy served as president of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization. During his tenure, the Trust accelerated its land protection efforts along Maine's entire coast by conserving more than 125,000 acres and establishing the Maine Land Trust Network, which helps build capacity of local land trusts throughout Maine. Jay has an A.B. in Economics from Bowdoin and master's degrees in business and environmental studies from Yale's School of Management and its School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Sara Holby, '08 founder Ajiri Tea, Kenya

After graduating from Bowdoin College in May 2008, Sara Holby headed to Kisii, in western Kenya, to volunteer for a health-related non-governmental organization (NGO). When funding ran short for the NGO Sara worked with local women (and her sister and Mom), to found Ajiri tea, a non-profit that directly benefits local women, farmers and aids orphans. Ajiri Tea also supports Ajiri Foundation which together form a sustainable trade cycle to educate orphans in Western Kenya. Sarah was an ES/History major, who went to Kenya after graduation with a Global Citizen Grant from Bowdoin's McKeen Center. In her senior year, Sara was a co-president of the Outing Club.

Sean Sullivan, '08, executive director, Maine Brewers' Guild, and Co-founder, Buoy Local

The Maine Brewers' Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the craft beer industry in Maine. The guild's mission is to keep Maine in the forefront of the craft beer revolution by offering high quality and creative diversity for the customer. Buoy Local is a community-minded technology company based in Portland, ME with a mission to help consumers spend locally and grow greater Portland's economy. The company offers a single, community-based, 'open loop' gift card that enables consumers to buy locally from their favorite independent stores and businesses in the Portland region. Sean was an Art History major at Bowdoin.

Lucy Van Hook, '06 Fisheries Program Coordinator, Maine Coast Fishermen's Association

Lucy Van Hook is the Fisheries Program Coordinator at the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and provides support to the groundfish sector as the Sector Data Analyst. She works on projects that focus on sustaining the inshore groundfish fishermen of Maine. Projects include building a greater constituency and increasing fishermen engagement, fishing gear and monitoring research, business planning for fishermen and expanding communication and outreach efforts to build a strong foundation for the organization.

Though Lucy's fishing experience is limited to trolling for mackeral, she grew up spending time in Penobscot Bay and has spent the last ten years living in Mid-coast Maine. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a focus in biology and environmental studies and spent several years conducting field-based research in a fresh water ecosystem. Most recently, she earned her masters degree in climate science policy with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary, sustainable approaches to building policy.

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Maine, Muskie and Smith [Streamed LIVE]

Maine, Muskie and Smith [Streamed LIVE]

October 8, 2014 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

An Election Season Conversation about 20th-Century Maine Politics featuring Muskie Biographer James Witherell, Smith Biographer Gregory Gallant, and Bowdoin Assistant Professor of Government and Legal Studies Jeffrey Selinger.

Mr. Witherell and Dr. Gallant will sign books following the presentation.

Co-sponsored by Pejepscot Historical Society and Bowdoin's Departments of History and Government and Legal Studies.

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

For more information, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606.

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

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.

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John Fitzgerald presents: "Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations"

John Fitzgerald presents: "Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations"

October 29, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES

John M. Fitzgerald
, William D. Shipman Professor of Economics is the featured speaker.  The title of his talk is: "Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations"

Open to faculty and staff.
Buffet lunch $3, or bring your own lunch.

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

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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Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

November 6, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sean Reardon delivers this year's Brodie Family Lecture address entitled, "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

Dr. Reardon is the endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and is Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University.  He is the recipient of a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award, a Carnegie Scholar Award, and a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship.

This event is free, and open to the public.

This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page.

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"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

November 11, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit the seminal Bowdoin exhibition, The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts. Her book Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum was awarded the inaugural James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award in African American Art History (2013).

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. You may RSVP here: http://cooksdoubleconsciousness.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page

Photo: Bridget Cooks

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