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New Humanities Lab Course – AR393: MUSEUM PRACTICUM – Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m.

New Humanities Lab Course – AR393: MUSEUM PRACTICUM – Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m.

This spring, the Art Department will be offering a new Humanities Lab Course, AR393 Museum Practicum (The L.C. Bates Museum: History and Collections). The L.C. Bates Museum is a little-known but rich and important local museum (just a few miles from campus) with an encyclopedic array of collections of natural history, archaeology, history, and the  More

Posted January 27 at 3:05 pm
Contact Art Department
Phone 207-859-5630
Posted By Deborah Thurston

Spring course – AR356 WRITING ART CRITICISM – coauthor the catalogue for the annual Senior Art Exhibition. M/W 11-12:15 with Prof. Daniel Harkett

Spring course – AR356 WRITING ART CRITICISM – coauthor the catalogue for the annual Senior Art Exhibition. M/W 11-12:15 with Prof. Daniel Harkett

This humanities lab familiarizes students with the forms, techniques, and aims of art criticism. Designed around artworks and exhibitions that students can experience firsthand, assignments prepare them to write critically and creatively for museums, galleries, and websites. The class will conduct interviews with studio art majors, write critical analyses of their artwork, and coauthor the  More

Posted January 27 at 2:26 pm
Contact Art Department
Phone 207-859-5630
Posted By Deborah Thurston

Job opening – Editorial Intern to assist Professor Véronique Plesch in her duties as editor of the Maine Arts Journal

Professor Véronique Plesch is seeking an editorial intern interested in the arts and/or publishing to assist her in her functions as a member of the editorial board of the Maine Arts Journal, the official online publication of the Union of Maine Visual Artists. Duties involve organizing and editing illustrations; preparing the submissions’ layout in WordPress;  More

Posted January 27 at 1:58 pm
Contact Art Department
Phone 207859-5630
Posted By Deborah Thurston

New spring course–ED 298A: Democracy and Education

There are still spaces available in ED 298A: Democracy and Education for Spring 2020. The course meets MW 1-2:15. Taught by Kevin Murray, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning. This course serves as an introductory examination of the relationship between democracy and education. Many citizens, teachers, and scholars have argued that schools  More

Posted January 27 at 8:09 am
Contact Mark Tappan
Posted By Mark Tappan

Need help working through your final paper? Visit the Farnham Writers’ Center from 2-8 pm Monday-Thursday for a one-on-one session with one of our tutors.

Visit our website to make an appointment, or just walk in and ask for help. Tutors are also available on-call via email. Website: https://web.colby.edu/farnham-writerscenter/ Email: headtutors@colby.edu

Posted January 26 at 2:09 pm
Category Campus Updates
Posted By James Gibson

Hey! Come host an admitted student!

Hey! Come host an admitted student!

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is seeking first years, sophomores, and juniors to host admitted students during our Admitted Students Program, April 23-25. We are seeking residential students on Mayflower Hill, students are not permitted to host overnight if they live in the Alfond Commons. Registration to host can be found here: https://admissions.colby.edu/register/host2020  More

Posted January 25 at 4:33 pm
Contact Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Posted By Victor Garcia

VPN Client Upgrade 

On Tuesday January 28th from noon to 1 p.m. the VPN (vpn.colby.edu) may be unavailable while an update is performed. During this period, some secured services (such as CARS and network printing) may be unavailable from off-campus access as the VPN shuts down and restarts. No other service disruptions are expected. After the upgrade, you  More

Posted January 23 at 2:01 pm
Contact ITS Support Center
Phone 207-859-4222
Category Campus Updates
Posted By Adam Nielsen

JanPlan Sugarloaf Ski Program **Signup form for Friday Jan 31st**

JanPlan Sugarloaf Ski Program **Signup form for Friday Jan 31st**

Dear Colby Students, Faculty and Staff, The Office of Outdoor Education, in partnership with the Dean of the College are thrilled to announce the Jan Plan Learn-to-Ski program and Mountain Shuttle at Sugarloaf, free for members of the Colby Community! These trips are geared towards every ski level- those who are new to skiing to  More

Posted January 23 at 9:28 am
Posted By Ryan Linehan

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mé Lon Togo Bistro!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mé Lon Togo Bistro!

Join us at Mé Lon Togo this Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself and a loved one to a romantic, candle-lit dinner in our warm, cozy atmosphere, with elegant, soft lighting and a warm, functioning fireplace. This Valentine’s Day, Mé Lon Togo will be offering an exquisite selection of entrées, cocktails and wines from world-famous wineries, including  More

Posted January 21 at 6:33 pm
Contact Jordan Benissan
Phone 207-872-9146
Posted By Olivia Benissan

January Workday Project Update

  Coming July 2020. . . Workday Workday is a modern, cloud-based technology that combines human resources, payroll, and finance/accounting systems (all in one). Workday applies industry-led best practices that make it more efficient and optimal for streamlining departmental processes, accessing more meaningful and comprehensive institutional data, and a self-service approach for employees and supervisors  More

Posted January 21 at 4:29 pm
Contact Melissa Breger
Phone 2078595509
Category Campus Updates
Posted By Melissa Breger

Trivia Night!!

Come to Page Commons tomorrow at 8 for lots of fun trivia, a TON of snacks, and prizes (including $80 to Portland pie, $60 to Selah tea, $30 to Governor’s Restaurant, and $20 to WHOP!) There will be a bonus round at the end, so if you can’t stay the whole time you’ll still have  More

Posted January 20 at 6:01 pm
Posted By Shannon Gray

Upcoming Teach for America Deadline!

Upcoming Teach for America Deadline!

Calling all juniors and seniors! Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation. By joining Teach For America, you will join a powerful network of over 60,000 changemakers shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your unique talents to grow your impact while living  More

Posted January 20 at 1:38 pm
Contact Tess Yerby
Posted By Julia Kostro

Farewell Reception for Paul Berkner – Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 3:30 PM – 5:00 P.M.

After more than 16 years at Colby College, Dr. Paul Berkner, Medical Director of Health Services, is retiring from Colby and has accepted a new position at the University of New England. Come and help us celebrate the many contributions and years of services Paul has provided Colby and its students. Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020  More

Posted January 18 at 5:31 pm
Posted By Judith Whyte

In Community Dinner, Wednesday 1/22 at 5pm in Bobs

In Community Dinner, Wednesday 1/22 at 5pm in Bobs

Celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dinner and discussion about the role of Service in our lives. All members of the Colby College community are invited to join us! Dinner is free for faculty and staff who are not on a meal plan. Dinner begins promptly at 5pm  More

Posted January 17 at 5:05 pm
Contact Katherine Smanik
Phone 2078594272
Posted By Katherine Smanik

Seeking help to learn Japanese

Posting for a friend: I’m looking for someone – staff, student, family of either – who is fluent in Japanese to help me learn some basic conversational skills. Mostly interested in oral language at this point. I am a former Colby faculty member and long time language educator. Contact me at debsoifer1@gmail.com or text at  More

Posted January 17 at 2:47 pm
Category Miscellaneous
Posted By Lisa Lessard

W1 Curriculum Development Grants

W1 Curriculum Development Grants Proposal deadline Friday February 21, 2020 Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 More information http://www.colby.edu/writingprogram/w1grants/ Sponsor: Colby Writing Program For questions, please email Ghada Gherwash, Writing Program Interim Director, at (ggherwas@colby.edu).

Posted January 17 at 11:22 am
Contact Ghada Gherwash
Posted By Melissa Patterson

Stop by the Writer’s Center Monday-Thursday between 2:00pm and 8:00pm, or schedule and on-call tutoring session to go over your writing with a tutor!

Visit our website to make an appointment during our hours of operation at https://web.colby.edu/farnham-writerscenter/ or email us at headtutors@colby.edu to set up an appointment.

Posted January 16 at 5:12 pm
Category Campus Updates
Posted By James Gibson

Spring Break Airport Shuttle

Campus Life is pleased to offer shuttles to the Portland Jetport (PWM) for spring break! Shuttles will depart from the Pugh Center entrance and make stops at the Portland Bus Terminal, Portland Amtrak Station and PWM. Seats are $10 per ticket per way. Reserve your seat TODAY!! Departing: https://colbycampuslife.regfox.com/spring-break-airport-shuttle-2020 Friday, March 20th at 11am &  More

Posted January 16 at 2:35 pm
Contact Danielle Hague
Posted By Kara Petronio