On Campus Event: Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Student Presentations & Holiday Reception, Friday 12/14

You are very welcome to join the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester 2018 for our annual student research presentations and Schiller Coastal Studies Center holiday reception.

When: Friday, December 14, 2018

student presentations 2:00pm – 5:30pm

holiday reception to follow (~6:00pm)

Where: The Schiller Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse, 240 Bayview  Rd, Orrs Island
Interested in catching a ride? Email Rosie: rarmstro@bowdoin.edu

On Campus Event: DAWNLAND: Documentary Screening & Discussion, Thursday, No. 29, 7PM Kresge Auditorium

Dawnland: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families.  As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools.  Many children experienced devasting emotional and physical harm by adults who tried to erase their cultural identity.

The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission, the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States, was established in 2012 to investigate what happened to Wabanaki families in Maine’s child welfare system. Dawnland follows the work of the five Native and non-Native commissioners as they travel across the state to gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating stories of Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot children whose cultural identities were nearly erased.

With exclusive access to the groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals how state power continues to be used to break up Wabanaki families, and how the TRC seeks to plot a new direction.

In 2015, Bowdoin College became the official repository of the archival records of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission.  Following the screening, Adam Mazo, one of the filmmakers, and Esther Anne, a participant in the film, will be on hand to discuss the making of the film, the work of the TRC, and the ongoing importance of documenting the commission’s process and telling and retelling the stories of the Wabanaki people.

On Campus Event: Truth Healing and Change: A Discussion about why the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission Matter, Thursday, Nov. 29 @ 3PM, Nixon Lounge

Truth, Healing, and Change: A Discussion about Why the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Matters

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge

Join Dawnland director Adam Mazo and film participant Esther Anne in a discussion about the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC), its historic work to uncover the devasting impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities, and ongoing efforts by Maine-Wabanaki REACH to heal and strengthen those communities and to resist the cultural erasure exposed by the TRC.  First Light, a short documentary that introduces the TRC and its work, will be shown, and a selection of archival materials from the TRC Archives, which are housed at Bowdoin College, will be on view.

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.


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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