Upcoming ES Events: Wed Lunch lecture; Grad school/scholarship talk
Around Campus: Writer's center open; Mass bike ride to CGCF
Beyond Campus:Natural Resources Council of Maine annual meeting; Bioneers Conference in MA
In the News: Penobscot River Restoration (2 articles); Wendell Berry's sacred environmentalism
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Never too early to start thinking about these kinds of opportunities- talk on the 20th by Prof. Nyhus!
Jobs and Internships: Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board; Texas A&M Job Board
Upcoming ES Events
ES Lunch Lecture
Diving into the Diversity of Deep-Sea Microbial Eukaryotes
Pete Countway is presently a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory where he's continuing previous research themes but is increasingly interested in studying the interactions among microbial eukaryotes and prokaryotes and the production of biofuels by marine and freshwater microbes. Pete holds a research professor appointment at Colby and taught an Oceanography-based course during Jan-Plan at the beginning of this year.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 21. 11:30 lunch. 12:00 lecture
Where: Fairchild Room, Dana
***This counts towards the 401 credit.
Prof. Nyhus to give a talk on scholarship opportunities and graduate school
Not required BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7 pm in Olin 1
It truly is never to early in your undergraduate career to start thinking about the choices you make and how they might help lead you to apply for scholarships related to your research or apply to graduate school. Please join Philip for a highly informative talk on these types of opportunities.
Farnham Writers' Center is officially open for business!
The hours are the same as last year - 10am-4pm and 6pm-midnight Monday through Thursday, plus 10am-4pm on Fridays and 6pm-midnight on Sundays. Schedule an appointment on our (new!) website, or drop in and say hi!
We have made some improvements since last semester, including a fabulous new website! Go to http://web.colby.edu/farnham-writerscenter/ to schedule appointments, learn about the tutors, and find information about writing and revising.
Colby 350.org event
1. Science-based policies to get us back to 350ppm.
2. A rapid, just transition to zero carbon emissions.
3. A mobilization of funding for a fair transition to a 350ppm world.
4. Lifting the rights of people over the rights of polluters.
We know these demands just scratch the surface of a vision for a safe
and fair climate future. So join EnviroCo as we embark on a mass bike
ride from the Colby campus to the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity.
Saturday September 24 is Moving Planet, a day to put our demands for
climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the
world to go beyond fossil fuels. Join us on this global day of action.
For more information email Renzo Moyano email@example.com or visit http://www.350.org
CONNECTING FOR CHANGE CONFERENCE
Senator George J. Mitchell to speak in Portland
Senator George J. Mitchell will be the keynote speaker at the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s annual meeting on Friday, September 23, at Hannaford Hall on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. The event starts with a dessert reception from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with the program to follow from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Titled “Finding Common Ground to Protect our Planet,” the event is free and open to the public. To register, please visit www.nrcm.org or call Joyce Gracie at (207)430-0108.
Senator Mitchell represented Maine in the U.S. Senate from 1980 to 1995. He led the 1990 reauthorization of the Clean Air Act, which resulted in a significant reduction in acid rain , and was the author of the first national oil spill prevention and cleanup law. For six straight years, he was voted "the most respected member" of the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan group of senior congressional aides.
A Bioneers by the Bay Conference Presented by the Marion Institute
October 21 - 23, 2011
New Bedford, MA
This year marks the 7th annual Connecting for Change Conference. Connecting for Change is a solution based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities. You can take part in one, two or all three days. Each day includes morning keynotes and there's an impressive list of workshops on the website, with more being added daily. You can watch a film, browse the exhibitor tent, and take part in yoga, open mic night or their family programming. There's lots of good stuff going on and you can qualify for the early bird discount if you register by September 25th.
Check out the website for rates and all the details today.
In the News
Some bias to my old employer, and nice articles too!
Restoring the Penobscot
Salmon's Return means much to tribe
Wendell Berry's Sacred Environmentalism
Writer, farmer and modern-day prophet Wendell Berry will visit the
college where I teach and live this fall, and I'm trying to remain cool
and level-headed. For me, that's a challenge because I marvel at his
poetic prose that challenges us to hold our spiritual values at the
center of our sense of place. For more...
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School Opportunities
It is NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about opportunities out there specifically geared towards ES students. Prof. Philip Nyhus will be doing a presentation on scholarship/fellowship and grad school opportunities on Tuesday, Sept 20th at 7pm in Olin 1.
Jobs and Internships
Job/internship Boards to check:
Maine Association of Nonprofit Job Board
Texas A&M Job Board