Finding Your Voice: Women’s Leadership Seminar Networking Reception and Kick-Off
Sept. 16 | 5 p.m. | Blue Light Pub
Women’s Leadership Seminar Event
In line with the Women Leadership Seminar’s fall 2016 theme, “Finding Your Voice,” this networking session will give participants the unique opportunity to hear from women leaders on campus in an intimate setting about instances when they found their voice and how it has influenced their career. Participants also have the opportunity to practice their networking skills, meet one another, and find out what the seminar series is all about. Registration is required. Please click here to register >>>


Statesman.CoverGeorge Mitchell and the Lessons of Iran-Contra
Sept. 19 | 4 p.m. | Diamond 123
Doug Rooks ’76, columnist, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal
Seven years after his arrival in the U.S. Senate, George Mitchell came to national prominence with his performance in the 1987 televised Congressional hearings that exceeded Watergate in viewership. By dramatically facing Lt. Col. Oliver North and describing anew the values of American patriotism, Mitchell wrote a new chapter in his growing legacy. Author Douglas Rooks will read from and discuss his new biography, “Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible,” including new behind-the-scenes details, and analysis of how Mitchell’s address came to join the roster of classic political speeches. Space is limited. Please register here >>>


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Colby Election Center event
Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. | Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Paul Herrnson, professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut
The elections of 2016 are being held during a period of deep voter unrest and general dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates, the political parties, and politics in general. The larger political environment undoubtedly will influence the tone and outcomes of some congressional elections. However, congressional campaigns have their own dynamics and idiosyncrasies. This talk will analyze who runs for office, who wins, and the key factors that differentiate winners from losers. Other topics include the impact of super PACs and other outside spending groups, and the implications of congressional elections for representation, policymaking, and democracy more broadly.


Pulling Back the Curtain on the 2016 Election
Colby Election Center event
Sept. 27 | 7 p.m. | The Liberty Hotel Ballroom, Boston, MA.
Dan Shea P’18, director, Goldfarb Center; professor of government
Michael Cuzzi ’98, senior vice president, VOX Global
Shira Center, political editor, Boston Globe
This year’s race to the White House has been anything but conventional, setting precedents in everything from campaign strategy to political endorsements, campaign finance, and voter behavior. Well before the nominees were established, experts were left scratching their heads in an attempt to predict what will happen next, let alone the final outcome. This unique approach to examining the election will offer an array of perspectives — from a practitioner, an academic, and a journalist — to help make sense of this historic election. Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register >>>


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Colby Election Center event
Oct. 5 | 7 p.m. | Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
E.J. Dionne, columnist, The Washington Post; senior fellow, Brookings Institution
Eliana Johnson, Washington editor, National Review Magazine
David Shribman, editor-in-chief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In many ways, this race shattered the mold. With a little over one month to go before the election, this panel of experts will explore a host of topics: candidate strategy, voter attitudes and preferences, media nuances, long-term implications, and more. The discussion will help us understand the forces that led to these changes and what lies ahead for American politics.


The Art of Risk-Taking Workshop
Women’s Leadership Seminar event
Oct. 6 | 12:15 p.m. | Robbins Room, Roberts
Caitie Whelan, author, The Lightning Notes
A high-energy, interactive workshop filled with tools to help women take risks, handle fear, and lead courageously in the world. Women will hear inspiring stories, do engaging exercises, and leave with practical skills to help them:
• Take risks consistent with their values
• Handle fear, rejection, and criticism
• Building a meaningful personal & professional network
• Develop regular self-care practices to manage stress and cultivate resilience
Registration is required and will be open soon.


Finding Your Voice: How to Run an Effective Meeting
Women’s Leadership Seminar event
Oct. 11 | 12:20 p.m. | Dana, Fairchild Room
Meetings are an important part of the working world, allowing people to come together to move projects forward and ensure everyone is on the same page. It is also a place where employees showcase their ideas, abilities, and achievements. Research shows that in meetings, women speak less and are interrupted more. Even in the White House, female staffers have adopted a meeting strategy to reinforce ideas by other women in an effort to have their contributions acknowledged. This workshop will cover key differences in how women and men interact in meetings and provide tangible takeaways that will sharpen your communication skills and boost your credibility as a leader. Sign up here >>>


Media at a Crossroads: What’s Ahead for Budding Journalists?
A one-day conference for student journalists
Oct. 23 | 8 a.m. | Diamond Building
The keystone of any democracy is a free press. In the United States, no other private institution is afforded such explicit, broad constitutional protections as the media. The 2016 presidential election has brought a host of new issues to the fore. But what does this mean for a budding reporter, editor or news commentator? The 2016 student journalism conference, held in conjunction with the prestigious Lovejoy Journalism Award, will bring together a wide range of experts — from some of the nation’s best reporters and editors, to renowned academics and media gurus — to chart some of these shifts and offer insight that will help college reporters and aspiring journalists adapt to the changing tides. Click here to learn more >>>


Capturing War: Images of Conflict, Upheaval, and Revolution
Oct. 24 | 4 p.m. | Diamond Atrium
Nina Berman, documentary photographer, author and educator
Andrea Bruce, documentary photographer; co-owner and member, NOOR Photo Agency
Carol Guzy, American news photographer, the Washington Post
In conjunction with the Lovejoy Award, three award-winning war photographers will display and discuss some of their most compelling work.


Alissa_headshot Matthew2016 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award Convocation
Oct. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Lorimer Chapel

Alissa Rubin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Rubin will deliver the 2016 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony, which is open to the public, and receive an honorary doctoral degree.Colby’s Lovejoy Award, established in 1952, honors a journalist who continues Elijah Parish Lovejoy’s heritage of fearlessness and freedom. The 2016 recipient will be announced in the coming weeks. Click here for more information >>>

Finding Your Voice: Negotiation Workshop
Women’s Leadership Seminar event
Oct. 28 | 12:20 p.m. | Smith Room, Roberts
Open to Colby students only.
Being a skilled negotiator can showcase your skills as an experienced leader. This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of how to effectively negotiate some of the most important deals you’ll make in your career and your life. Sign up here >>>


Image resultMovie Screening: Equal Means Equal
Women’s Leadership Seminar event
Dec. 5 | 7:30 p.m.| Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Take a study break with us! We’ll show the new, award-winning documentary Equal Means Equal, which offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Free refreshments and a low-stress atmosphere will be provided.