Announcement, On & Off Campus Events

Bowdoin Public Service Initiative
Upcoming deadline:

BPS Fellowships: Deadline Thursday, November 15th at noon.

Walk-in Hours: Mondays 9:00-11:00am, Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm, or by appointment. Banister 201. Learn more.

Election Night Results Screening Party
Starts at 8pm
Morrell Lounge (Smith Union)

Join the entire Bowdoin Community to watch the results come in! Free food will be provided by the Pub & McKeen Center (while supplies last). Sponsored by Bowdoin Republicans, Bowdoin Democrats, Bowdoin Student Government, and Bowdoin Votes.

Pop-up Art Show With Incarcerated Youth
Friday, November 9, 7-9pm
Ladd House

Enjoy multimedia art created by incarcerated students from Maine and across the USA.  Meet the artists and pick up a copy of the new art magazine, The Truth of Incarcerated Youth (donations encouraged).  Sponsored by Criminal Justice Reform Club. Contact Heather Gans.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Help Build Window Inserts for Brunswick Residents
Tuesday daytimes and/or Thursday evenings
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Pleasant and Union St, Brunswick, Maine

WindowDressers builds and distributes insulative window inserts for Brunswick residents who are struggling to make ends meet.  The community workshop will include all training and tools required. Contact Sam Saltonstall.

On Campus Events: Upcoming Info session on research, jobs and fellowship Opportunities, Nov 6-Nov. 14

  1. Peace Corps Info Session: Tuesday, Nov. 6 @ 7 pm in Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall
  2. Summer Research Opportunities meeting:  Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 4:00 pm in Druck 4: Bowdoin-funded research opportunities on-campus or off
  3. Info Session: Easter Research Group (ERG): Environmental consulting firm. Meredith Outterson ’17 will speak about post-grad opportunities. Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 7 pm in Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall
  4. Grad School 101: Friday, Nov. 9 3:00-4:30 pm in Visual Arts Center 303: Everything you ever wanted to know about graduate school: Liz McCormack, Dean for Academic Affairs and faculty members from STEM, Social Sciences and Humanities, and career planning representatives
  5. Career Planning Senior Etiquette Dinner, Sunday, Nov. 11 @ 5 pm, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
  6. An Insider’s Guide to Working as a Paralegal: Tuesday, Nov. 13 @ 7:30 pm in Man Lounge, Moulton Union. Panel discussion with 3 Bowdoin alumni currently working as paralegals. Whether or not you are interested in law school, this job can help you develop great project management, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
  7. International Summer Experiences: Omprakash Info Session: Wednesday, Nov. 14 @ 4 pm, Career Planning Center, First Floor, Moulton Union. Connect to grassroots organizations around the world in education, healthcare, the environment or entrepreneurship.

 

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Job Opportunity: ERG (Environmental Consulting), INFO SESSION WITH ES Alum Meredith Outterson, Thursday, 11/8 @ 7PM, Pickering Room, Hubbard

ERG Environmental Consulting Information Session
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8pm
Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall withMeredith Outterson ES/Gov Major, Energy & Climate Analyst at ERG

At ERG, we owe our success to our employees. We are always looking for people who bring enthusiasm, creativity, and fresh perspectives. We hire talented, innovative professionals who embrace our collaborative philosophy, diverse culture, and dedication to client service. Then we offer a supportive, collegial work environment so they can excel.

A sampling of projects include:

US Environmental Protection Agency: REC’s Making Green Power Possible
US Dept of Labor: Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Support for US Veterans
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Stakeholder Facilitation for California’s Wildlife Action Plan
Global Environment Fund: Partnership strategy for a Sustainable African Forestry Fund
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Evaluating NOAA’s Coastal Storms Program in the Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Data Analysis and Search Host
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Enhancing Management of California’s Marine Protected Area Network
US EPA: Support for Organizational Climate Survey

OPEN POSITIONS

On Campus Event: “Botanist’s Tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”, Wed. 11/7 @ noon

Botanist’s Tour of “Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”
Wednesday, November 7 12-1
Bowdoin Museum of Art Pavilion

Join Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Research Botanist Melissa Cullina for a special tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln: New England Botanical Studies at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The exhibition was developed in celebration of the opening of the Roux Center for the Environment, a new building on Bowdoin’s campus supporting interdisciplinary environmental scholarship. During the tour, Cullina will speak about the plants so carefully depicted by Lincoln and Furbish, noting natural history features and habitat preferences of each. She’ll also shed light on the artistic and botanical pursuits of the artists themselves. This tour is free and open to the public.

Off Campus Event: Wild & Scenic Film Fesitval, SUnday 11/11 3-5 in Belfast, ME

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3-5 PM
Cosby Center, Belfast, Maine ($10)

As a festival by activists and for activists, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League). “Since 1983, we’ve been building a community to protect and restore the rivers of our home watershed, from source to sea. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts our local work – and yours too – into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind us that we’re participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world.”

In short films, witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. The program contains nine diverse and inspiring films of environmental activism that range in length from 3 to 22 minutes.

Join us after the films for drinks, food and conversation at the Center.

Check out the film line-up:

Letter to Congress: Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage—our public lands—to private and corporate interests.

Blue Venture: A marine biologist encourages a coastal Madagascar community to close of a small section of their octopus-fishing area. After the community sees huge increase in their catch and incomes, the model goes viral showing how protecting the ocean can go hand-in-hand with improving lives.

Biomimicry: This film shows how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.

Dragging Pounds Uphill: A mother of four decides to turn off screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.

100,000 Beating Hearts: The film tells the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer, whilst breathing new life into a community left behind and forgotten due to the industrialization of agriculture.

Imagination: Watch daydreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Water Warriors: A multi-cultural group of unlikely warriors—including members of the Mi’kmiq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families—successfully fight a gas company’s efforts to frack in their province.

My Irnik: A young father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral Inuit heritage.

High Divide: They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. Hear the lost voices of the American West. A new film celebrates the confluence of a wild place and its visionary people.

Note to students: Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will once again offer scholarships to the first 20 middle or high school students who arrive at the screening!

Off Campus Event: “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”, Pete Didisheim, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Sunday 11/11, 4-6 PM @ Frontier

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 2018 Annual Meeting

Featuring Pete Didisheim, NRCM Advocacy Director, on “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”
Sunday, November 11, 4-6 pm

Frontier Café

Gather at Frontier Café with your fellow Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust members to celebrate the year’s successes. There will be tasty snacks, a cash bar, and plenty of good company. This is your chance to hear what we accomplished this year with your support, vote for new and returning Board members, and see the unveiling of our new online Wellness Resource. In addition, we welcome Pete Didisheim, advocacy director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to consider what fall election results will mean for conservation in Maine. Click here to learn more.

Interested in getting outside before the meeting? Join us for a bike ride at Neptune Woods at 10am, and walks at Chase Reserve at 11am, Topsham River Trail at 12pm, and Woodward Cove at 1pm.