On Campus: Climate Change Action Theater at Bowdoin Needs You!

Want to participate in the Reading and Performance for Climate Change Theatre Action?

Do you like to talk about climate change? Are you passionate about the environment? Interested in exploring new avenues of climate communication? Want to participate in theatre that makes a difference?

Please consider participating in Climate Change Theatre Action! The Bowdoin Theatre and Dance Department and Masque & Gown are partnering with the Environmental Studies Department and Bowdoin Climate Action to be a part of a national theatre festival (CCAT) that presents short plays and one acts concerning climate change and climate science. The CCAT festival is an annual theatre festival that takes place globally; Bowdoin is one of many institutions involved. The performance takes place on November 5th, and we are in need of actors and directors and dramaturgs. Although directors will need to have had some experience directing productions prior to the CCAT, actors of all levels of experience (including none) are welcome! If you are interested in participating, please contact Madison Kuras ’18 (mkuras@bowdoin.edu) for more details. 

Presented by Bowdoin College department of theater and dance, Masque and Gown, and Bowdoin Climate Action


Internship Opportunity: Impact (on campus Oct 16-19)

Internship with Impact
Recruiter ON CAMPUS in Smith Union October 16-19
Days/times flexible

Impact is an advocacy project created by a coalition that includes Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Impact interns will conduct visibility events and news conferences to show congress public support for a clean environment. Campaign Organizer and recruiter Jacqueline Guyol (314-707-1445) will be on campus in Smith Union the week of October 16-19 to answer questions and interview candidates. Apply online here

On Campus Event: Bowdoin Public Service Initiative Info Sessions

Bowdoin Public Service Initiative Info Sessions

  • Thursday, October 12, 7:30pm, Banister 106 (BPS in Washington)
  • Monday, October 16, 7:30pm, Baxter House Common Room (Both programs)
  • Wednesday, October 18, 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS Fellowships)
  • Wednesday, November 1, 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS in Washington)

The BPS Initiative is a  new College program aimed to help students gain insights into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good through careers in government, public service and policy. If you are a sophomore, come learn about BPS in Washington – an educational seminar on topics in public service followed by a one-week immersion trip to Washington D.C. If you are a junior, come learn about BPS Fellowships, which will offer support for five summer internships in public service in Washington D.C. during Summer 2018. Contact Sarah Chingos.

On Campus Event: Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, Oct 3, 3:30-5:30, Smith Union

Join us this October for our annual Graduate School Fair! We’ll pack Smith Union with over 80 schools who represent a variety of graduate and professional programs.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about top graduate programs and the application process, or to just explore graduate school and ask questions. You’ll have a chance to talk with representatives about post-graduate options and what’s available to you.

The fair is always a lively event, and an important opportunity for students considering graduate school as an option sometime after Bowdoin. Come to the Grad Fair prepared with questions for representatives. Don’t be afraid to engage with reps — this is why they’re here, and they enjoy talking with students!

View the attendees below! You can also download the table set up to know where schools’ tables will be located on the day of the fair.

On Campus: New Club ‘Pursuing our Purpose’ (POP) (STEM support for under represented students)

POP (Pursuing our Purpose) is a new club on campus that aims to provide under represented students (women, people of color, first gen/ low income students, etc) in STEM with networking opportunities, internship workshops, and a chill environment to talk about different identities in STEM.
Contact Rebeca Perez Bernal (rperezbe@bowdoin.edu) or Eskedar Girmash (eagirmas@bowdoin.edu) with questions.

On Campus Event: Envirolunch: Local Politics- Local Government (Tuesday 9/19 11:30-1:00)

EnviroLunch: Local Politics- Local Government
a lunchtime discussion with Sarah Elkind
Tuesday, September 19 Drop-in anytime between 11:30-1:00
Moulton Union- North/South Dining room

Enjoy some political cartoons, and an informal discussion about issues, Americans’ ideas about government, and about the imagery and iconography that Americans have used to represent power.

Professor Sarah Elkind teaches environmental, urban, political, and public history at San Diego State University. Her most recent book focuses on how local politics shaped federal policy in the Los Angeles area from 1920-1950.

There will be a sign-in sheet at the checker’s station for students without board, and for faculty and staff.

On Campus Event: Neural mechanisms of social behavior (Thursday 9/21 @ 4PM)

Visiting Assistant Professor Leah Wilson, Psychology and Neuroscience, Bowdoin College
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Dr. Leah Wilson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Bowdoin College. Leah’s research explores the neural mechanisms of social behavior and the ways in which neural mechanisms generate individual and species differences in social behavior. In her talk, she will discuss the neuroendocrine systems that promote winter flocking in sparrows. Leah will also discuss her ongoing research at Bowdoin which investigates the neural regulation of social behavior in goldfish.

Leah earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, her MS from the College of William & Mary, and her PhD from Indiana University – Bloomington.

On Campus Event: Wicked Smart Fridays (9/22 Making it Stick: Active Learning)

Wicked Smart Fridays with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CLT)
Fridays 12:30-1:30 PM
Russwurm House 2nd Floor

Sept 15 How to Read Like a Professor

Sept 22 Making it Stick: Active Learning

Sept 29 Writing Papers in College: Beginning

Oct 13 Study Habits in STEM

Oct 20 Making Sense of Difficult Texts

Oct 27 Writing Papers in College: Middle

Nov 3 Making it Stick: Asking Questions to Deepen Learning

Nov 10 Study Habits in STEM

Nov 17 Writing Papers in College: Ending

Learn new approaches or reinforce effective study habits with CLT staff members, mentors, tutors and writing assistants. Snacks, information, and practice will be provided on working smarter, not harder to be a more effective learner. Each month will go deeper into building capacities with college reading, studying, and writing. We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these events. Every participant each week will be entered into a drawing to win a special surprise awarded at the last session on November 17.

Learn more: www.bowdoin.edu/center-learning-teaching