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4th Annual 5K Road Race - Coastal Youth Orchestra Fund Raiser [Marian Skinner]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K/Walk and run "Go for Baroque...out and Bach.

When: Sunday, April 27th
Start: 1 Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Packet Pickup: start at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Pennellville Road in Brunswick
Course description: The 5K course in Brunswick is an out and back run and is generally flat and very scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennel Way, left onto Simpson Pt. Road to the end and return to the start.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories. A registration form is available for download at www.coastalyouthorchestra.org or may be done online at Active.com. For more information contact Nancy Roderick at nancyrod@gwi.net, 751-4718.
Please come and join in the fun and "Go for Baroque!!!"

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"Addictions Often Begin at Bowdoin" - A Talk by Bill Williams '69 at 7 PM Main Lounge, Thursday April 24. [Robert Ives]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Thursday, 7 PM, April 24, in Main Lounge of Moulton, Bill Williams '69 will offer a presentation entitled, "Addictions Often Begin At Bowdoin. Mr Williams talk will focus on his own life since his time at Bowdoin, and the life of his son who tragically died of heroin. The talk is open to all.
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Matthew W. Wilson Lecture: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control; Monday, April 28th [Martha Janeway]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

- Open to the public -

Matthew Wilson's presentation draws parallels between the rising consumer-electronic sector associated with personal activity monitors and the rapid visioning of smart urbanism. He interrogates developments in interoperability and propriety, competition and habit, fashion and surveillance. He addresses the social-cultural and political implications for this refiguring of spatial thought and action as well as the capacities reinforced and developed through the implementation of these technologies and techniques.

Matthew Wilson is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, where he co-directs the New Mapping Collaboratory. Matt holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Washington. His website is http://matthew-w-wilson.com.

Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Study Initiative.
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Faculty-Staff Commencement Meal Tickets [Tricia Gipson]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Are you planning on attending the Commencement Lobster Bake on Friday May 23 or the Saturday Luncheon after the ceremony?

Bowdoin employee tickets are available for the lobster bake at a reduced rate and are complimentary for the lunch. Guest tickets may also be purchased, depending on availability. Complimentary tickets will not be available at the door.

Ticket information and form are available on the Dining website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/dining/ Pick-up your tickets early and beat the rush.
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Interested in volunteering for Commencement? [Events Office]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
The Events and Summer Programs Office is in need of over 65 volunteers to convey a welcoming spirit to graduating seniors and their families during Commencement week (Thursday, May 22 - Saturday, May 24). There are a variety of ways to get involved during this wonderful weekend; below is a list of volunteer opportunities.

Members of the administrative and support staff interested in volunteering should email Emily Hricko in the Events Office (ehricko@bowdoin.edu) to sign up; please indicate which shifts interest you. Thank you for considering this invitation. We hope many of you will choose to volunteer!


Friday, May 23

Ushers for Baccalaureate: Assist with seating, hand-out programs, etc.
3:30pm-5:30pm

Golf Cart Drivers: Shuttle guests from Main Quad to Baccalaureate/ Lobster Bake and to Parking
3:30pm-7:45pm
***This can be broken up into two shifts if necessary!


Saturday, May 24

Commencement Ushers: Assist with seating, hand-out programs, etc.
8:30am-Noon

Golf Cart Drivers: Shuttle guests from Commencement to Luncheon
8:30am-10:00am AND/OR
Noon-3:30pm
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Thursday: Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype [Tammis Donovan]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
The Mediterranean Studies Mellon Humanities Initiative presents:

Michael Herzfeld
Harvard University

Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine?
Reflections on a Stereotype

Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM
Room 315, Searles Science Building

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.
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Summer Housing in Portland Sought by Graduating Senior [Martha Janeway]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Dana Hopkins '14, a graduating visual arts and art history major, is looking for summer housing in Portland for the months of June, July, and August. If you or your friends are looking for a responsible house-sitter /sub-letter/month-to-month renter/pet petter and feeder for the entire summer, or a portion of the summer, she would be thrilled if you kept her in mind as an option.
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'Comrade' China and Queer Cinema [Suzanne Astolfi]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Film Screening and Discussion
with China's Outspoken Queer Activist Cui Zien

Monday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Film Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
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Let’s do the May 4th Habitat Walk together! [Shawn Gerwig]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
What: Habitat for Humanity, 7 Rivers Maine chapter Fundraising and Awareness Walk
How long: 5K = about 3.1 miles

When: Sunday, May 4, (registration starts at 1pm, walk starts at 2pm)
Where: St. Charles, 132 McKeen St, Brunswick – the walk route takes us right through part of the Bowdoin campus
Who: Any and all, and bring anyone you want. The more the merrier!

For more information and to register contact Michele Ober at Michele@habitat7rivers.org.
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THursday: Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist" [Suzanne Bergeron]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Thursday Night Salon at the Museum of Art: "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist"

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Sarah Montross and Curator Joachim Homann moderate a conversation about flowers in Pop Art, exemplified by a silkscreen by Andy Warhol, recently donated to Bowdoin by the Andy Warhol Foundation, and a monumental painting by James Rosenquist on loan to the Museum of Art.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. Contact Christine Piontek: cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.
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Film: Vanishing Point (2012)-Thursday, April 24, 7 pm [Kristi Clifford]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
7 PM - April 24, 2014
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

Navarana is an Inughuit elder from the northern district of Greenland. In the 1860s, her ancestor led a legendary Inuit migration to Greenland. More than 150 years later, Navarana connects with distant cousins and explores these two isolated groups.

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Free.
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MUSIC: Vocal & Piano Recital on Wednesday [Linda Marquis]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gibson Hall 101 - Tillotson Room (pls note venue)
7:30 pm - Free admission

A lovely piano and vocal recital featuring works by Brahms, Ellington, Monteverdi, Gluck, Hughes, Clemente, and others, performed by Aleph Cervo, Jean-Paul Honegger, Meghan Marr, Yabing Liu, Sarah Nelson, Caroline Montag, and Kathryn Lin.
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Cambodia talk on Wednesday [Christine Wintersteen]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Harpswell Foundation and Bowdoin (Christine Wintersteen)

The Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Bowdoin and the Harpswell Foundation
Wed. April 23rd| 4pm | Main Lounge, Moulton

Alan Lightman, Professor of Humanities at MIT and Founding Director of the Harpswell Foundation will introduce this talk. Joining him and sharing their perspectives on the impact of their experiences at Bowdoin and in Cambodia are current Harpswell students, Chandy Eng and Sivgech Chheng, and Bowdoin College student, Juliet Eyraud '15, who was selected as a Leadership Resident in summer 2013.
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Mini Exercise Trampoline [Jan Day]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Award winning Half Fold ReBoundAir mini tramp & case. Retails for around $300. Like new selling for $100
www.reboundair.com
jday@bowdoin.edu
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House for rent [Scott Sehon]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55
House for rent, academic year 2014-2015. Thompson Street,10 minute walk to campus. Two floors, four small bedrooms, one bathroom. If interested, contact Scott Sehon at ssehon@bowdoin.edu.
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New RECRUIT and REVIEW on the way!!! [Cindy Bessmer]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55

Over the last several months, Human Resources has been preparing to implement a significant upgrade to Recruit (online job posting, applicant tracking, and hiring processes) and Review (online performance evaluations). We spoke with many managers and focus groups to understand what they wanted and needed to improve our current hiring and evaluation processes. The upgrade incorporates many of their suggestions and will feature:

*Intuitive, easy to read dashboard with an Inbox and Watch list

*More flexibility in reporting applicant information

*Broader choice of evaluation styles

*Convenient access to the status of employee evaluations

We plan to roll out the upgrade early this summer. Please watch the Faculty/Staff digest and your email for more information about the new Recruit and Review!

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ADMIN EXCEPTION TIME - Please record it ASAP! [Cindy Bessmer]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55

STILL NEED TO RECORD TIME? The deadline for recording administrative exception time is fast approaching -- 10:00 am on Thursday, April 24th. Why not log in now to record your exception time well before the deadline? This way, your manager won’t be scrambling to approve exception time records in a two hour window on April 24th.

1. Four weeks should be reported for this payroll processing period including weeks ending March 30, April 6, 13, and 20.

2. If you did have exception time, be sure to list the number of hours in the HRS AWAY column.

3. Even if you did not miss ANY time in a given week, please add a record “ZIP” for one day in that week.

4. If you use exception time on any day in a week, please DO NOT RECORD a ZIP record on any day in the same week. We will know you were working on the days you did not record any exception time.

Be sure to SAVE!

Thanks for using TimePro!

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Thursday: Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine? Michael Herzfeld [Tammis Donovan]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55
The Mediterranean Studies Mellon Humanities Initiative presents:

Michael Herzfeld
Harvard University

Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine?
Reflections on a Stereotype

Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM
Room 315, Searles Science Building

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.
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Theater Tickets - Seagull [Nicole Sirois]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55
Tickets are now available at the SU Desk for Seagull.

Seagull by Anton Chekhov
May 1-2
7:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

An Independent Study in Directing By Sam A. Fichtner '14.
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World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day [Lindsay Moore]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55
When: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am
Where: Walker Art Building Quad
(rain site, Morrell Gym)

This annual, Global event is open to the general public. Beginning in the earliest time zones of New Zealand at 10 am, and proceeding time zone to time zone across the globe like a human wave, participants across Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in over 80 nations and hundreds of cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later. Celebrations include an open “class” (free) that attendees can observe or join, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong demonstrations by local schools, and free information.

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