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“Bomb proofing” your online Zoom meetings

“Zoom bombing” is a new form of Internet trolling in which a participant interrupts an online meeting or class with disruptive audio, video or chat. These types of incidents are occurring with increasing frequency as campuses across the country are embracing online meetings. By taking some simple steps when hosting a Zoom or Google meeting,  More

Posted April 3 at 4:43 pm
Contact ITS Support Center
Phone 207-859-4222
Posted By Adam Nielsen

Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Blood Drive Competition!

Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Blood Drive Competition!

As you may know, there is a critical blood shortage in Maine and nationwide due to closures of colleges where blood drives are usually held. The need for blood products right now is critical and ongoing, and donating is currently classified as an essential service exempt from stay at home orders. For the month of  More

Posted April 3 at 12:12 pm
Posted By Lily Chapman

Apply to be a Student Health on Campus (SHOC) Peer Educator! Application is live until 4/10/20

Apply to be a Student Health on Campus (SHOC) Peer Educator! Application is live until 4/10/20

SHOC APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR! Colby Student Health On Campus (S.H.O.C.) is looking for new members for the 2020-2021 school year! SHOC works with Garrison Foster Health Center and various groups across campus to bring health related events to the community. We organize campus wide events throughout the year that pertain to mental health,  More

Posted April 3 at 11:52 am
Posted By Matthew Reasor

Dean of Studies Newsletter

http://www.colby.edu/studentadvising/wp-content/uploads/sites/227/2020/03/Dean-of-Studies-Newsletter.pdf

Posted April 1 at 10:52 pm
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Posted By Lyn Lary

Cancellation: Second Annual Goldfarb Freedom of Expression Symposium

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs regrets to announce that the second annual Freedom of Expression Symposium, which would have discussed policy ideas to address racial wealth inequality, is canceled. Thank you to the faculty and students who have highlighted important inequality issues throughout the academic year, especially Professors Patrice Franko, Carrie LeVan, Christel Kesler, Annie  More

Posted April 1 at 7:00 pm
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Posted By Olivia Benissan

The BUCK PRIZE writing contest is on!

The BUCK PRIZE writing contest is on! Students, please submit your writing about the environment for the BUCK PRIZE writing contest. You are welcome to use any written format and any perspective. Combined written/visual arts entries also welcome. Judges are the writers Jane Brox ’78, Gerry Boyle ’78, and Jan Plan instructor Brooke Williams. The  More

Posted April 1 at 2:07 pm
Posted By Gail Carlson

Host A Virtual Hangout or Virtual Event!

Host A Virtual Hangout or Virtual Event!

Dear Community, We hope that all is going well and you are adapting to virtual classes from your current locations. This is a very unique time, filled with many different challenges for us all. Even though we are all across the world at the moment keeping distant from others for all our health and safety,  More

Posted April 1 at 7:40 am
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Posted By Nathan Baird

Moodle: Course Site Visibility

  Moodle course sites only appear to students if they are manually set by a faculty member to be visible. To make your Moodle course site available, visit the Academic Technology webpage.

Posted March 29 at 10:46 am
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Category Training
Posted By Ellen Freeman

COLLECTING COMMUNITY NARRATIVES! SHARE YOUR QUARANTINE ART AND STORIES

Colby friends: I am admittedly a panicked and sad wreck right now, as I imagine many of us are, but I would really like to use this intense energy to do something productive and meaningful. I have a tentative idea to collect narratives from students about their experience in this time; stories about community and  More

Posted March 28 at 8:39 pm
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Posted By Rachel Powers

Colby Bookstore: A new shipment of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies has arrived

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Colby Bookstore and Mail Service Center are currently open Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm, and closed Saturday and Sunday. Open hours may be slightly adjusted next week. Access to Cotter Union is by Colby ID only at a keypad entrance for faculty, staff, and students currently living on campus. Entrances  More

Posted March 26 at 8:48 pm
Phone 207-859-5400
Posted By Barbara Shutt

Colby’s VPN – Maintenance Friday March 27th

More capacity is on the way! Colby’s VPN service will undergo maintenance beginning at midnight on Friday, March 27th. The work is expected to take less than 30 minutes and the service may be unstable during this period. If you have any questions please contact the ITS Support Center at support@colby.edu or 207-859-4222

Posted March 25 at 4:22 pm
Contact ITS Support Center
Phone 207-859-4222
Category Campus Updates
Posted By Adam Nielsen

$0 Online Class for Women Faculty and Staff

$0 Online Class for Women Faculty and Staff

Because so many of us will be inside for the foreseeable future, CEI, their Women’s Business Center, and Nick Rimsa ’13 are now offering a second section of the upcoming Propeller class to help women who live or work in Maine from any background take their first steps into the world of creating products. Some  More

Posted March 22 at 3:54 pm
Posted By Joshua Kim

Volunteer to help AYCC with children’s food program

FEEDING YOUTH IN NEED! The Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC) Will Serve 1,000 Mobile Snacks & Meals Daily Curbside Meals at 4 Locations During these temporary school closings, the AYCC will provide up to 1000 mobile snacks and dinners per day, Monday through Friday at four locations. Weekend meal backpacks will also be available  More

Posted March 21 at 4:23 pm
Posted By Gail Carlson

Volunteer to help Waterville residents in need

The following message is from the City of Waterville. For more information, see http://www.waterville-me.gov/covid-19-information/. Hello Greater Waterville Community, We’re trying to compile a list of volunteers that are healthy, can drive, and may have available time to help others who are not able. It is recommended that the elderly and immuno-compromised limit their public exposure  More

Posted March 21 at 4:09 pm
Posted By Gail Carlson

VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASSES: let’s work out together from home!

As we all stay at home, LETS STAY FIT TOGETHER! The Athletic Department is offering VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASSES weekdays from 12:00-1:00pm!! We will be running our classes on Google Hangouts Meet. Here is the HOW TO: You will find the “COLBY FITNESS CLASSES” calendar at the following link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=colby.edu_4v8354qv8c9sm460s97159fodg%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York Once it opens, find the class  More

Posted March 20 at 2:52 pm
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Posted By Thomas Burton

Shuttle Schedule

New Shuttle Schedule (Updated) Effective March 22, 2020 Due to the reduced demand for transportation services, the shuttle will reduce its hours of operation to: Monday – Sunday 10:00A – 4:00P We also will not be making continuous trips between campus and downtown. If you need the shuttle, call Dispatch, 859-5530. They will make arrangements  More

Posted March 20 at 2:20 pm
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Category Campus Updates
Posted By Robert Williams

Submit Your FSA Reimbursements by March 31!

The deadline for submitting claims for reimbursement is March 31, 2020. NOTE: March 31 is the date by which Group Dynamic, Inc. must receive the request, not the postmark date. If you have any questions regarding your FSA account, you may call Group Dynamic, Inc. at 1-800-626-3539 or contact Rose Griffin, benefits specialist, via email  More

Posted March 17 at 12:11 pm
Contact Rose Griffin/HR
Phone 207-859-5503
Category Miscellaneous
Posted By Rose Griffin

Colby Museum closed until further notice

Colby Museum closed until further notice

The Colby College Museum of Art continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and to prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and volunteers. In an effort to reduce the number of people on campus and slow the transmission of the virus, the Colby Museum will be  More

Posted March 17 at 11:07 am
Contact Jaime McLeod, Colby College Museum of Art
Category Campus Updates
Posted By Jaime McLeod

Survey about COVID

I am collecting data about responses to the decision to suspend in-person classes at Colby. These data are collected solely for research purposes and will not be shared other than in summary form and no identifying information will be made public. To complete the survey, please click here: https://forms.gle/aUBtj9JXKfbKyYG67 NOTE: If you are enrolled in  More

Posted March 13 at 2:19 pm
Contact Jen Coane
Posted By Jen Coane

Storage Needs? 

STORAGE Students may make arrangements for a variety of storage options for their personal belongings they cannot take home with them. There is very limited on campus trunk room storage. This will be available on a first come, first served basis. Students can also make arrangements with local firms for moving and storage services: Pro  More

Posted March 13 at 11:55 am
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Category Campus Updates
Posted By Nathan Baird

Boxes, Tape, Poster Tubes, Bubble Wrap @ The Colby Bookstore

Packing tape, bubble wrap, poster tubes, boxes, boxes, and more boxes. We are open all our regular hours (Monday – Saturday 8am – 5pm) plus more! Friday March 13 8am – 5pm Saturday March 14 8am – 5pm Sunday March 15 8am – 5pm Our regular 8am to 5pm hours resume on Monday March 16th.  More

Posted March 13 at 10:33 am
Phone 207-859-5400
Posted By Barbara Shutt

Bookstore open 8am – 5pm all through the weekend

The Colby Bookstore has extended hours. We are open all our regular hours and more. 8am to 5pm Friday March 13 8am to 5pm Saturday March 14 8am to 5pm Sunday March 15 Regular Monday – Saturday 8am to 5pm hours resume on Monday March 16th. Your purchases support Colby programs

Posted March 13 at 10:24 am
Phone 207-859-5400
Posted By Barbara Shutt

Health Center Updates

Health Center Updates

All of us in Health Services are thinking of the hardships and worries many in our community are facing as a result of the change in our semester schedule. We assure you we are and will continue to serve your health needs in the weeks to come. The Health Center will be open- Saturday, March  More

Posted March 12 at 3:40 pm
Category Campus Updates
Posted By Melissa Patterson

Department of Geology Seminar: “INVISIBLE FLOODS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN: A ROLE FOR GEOMORPHOLOGY IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE”

Department of Geology Seminar: “INVISIBLE FLOODS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN: A ROLE FOR GEOMORPHOLOGY IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE”

“INVISIBLE FLOODS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN: A ROLE FOR GEOMORPHOLOGY IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE” DR. JOSE CONSTANTINE Williams College Friday, March 13 1:00 pm, Lovejoy 100 {Refreshments will be provided}

Posted March 11 at 2:50 pm
Posted By Alice Ridky

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES OPEN HOUSE!!!

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES OPEN HOUSE!!!

French and Francophone Studies is excited to be hosting an open house on Wednesday, 3/11 from 6-8pm in Bobby Silberman! Come join current majors and alum Shane Gallagher ’17 to hear about study abroad experiences, post-Colby life, and more while enjoying yummy appetizers!

Posted March 10 at 12:24 am
Contact Lauren Ruddy
Posted By Lauren Ruddy