Goldfarb Center Newsletter

Goldfarb Center Newsletter - November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

In This Issue...
- "Home" Stretch of Homelessness Awareness Month
- Fall 2011 Mule Pack Features Nine CCAK Mentors
- Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism
- Upcoming Public Lectures
- In The Community

"Home" Stretch of Homelessness Awareness Month

Heading into the "home" stretch of Homelessness Awareness Month, the CVC is excited to report that they are over two-thirds of the way to their goal of $10,000 to support the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, as part of the MMHS's "Breaking Ground, Rebuilding Lives" campaign.  If you haven't already donated to this important cause, please consider making a contribution online

Fall 2011 Mule Pack Features Nine CCAK Mentors

Last week's Colby Echo highlighted the fall season's Mule Pack, outstanding athletes from each of the varsity sports teams.  Of the 26 athletes recognized, one-third are active mentors with the Colby Cares About Kids program.  We would like to recognize these nine students who are not only excelling on the playing field, but are also finding time in their busy schedules to make a difference in the lives of young people in our community.

Emily Brook '15              Women's Soccer
Matt Carroll '14               Men's Tennis
Courtney Erskine '13      Field Hockey
McKenzie Love '13         Women's Tennis
Hannah O'Brien '12        Field Hockey
Christian Romano '14     Football
Maggie Taylor '13            Volleyball
Nate Tolman '14              Men's Soccer
Connor Walsh '12            Football

Congratulations Mule Pack Mentors!

Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism

The Goldfarb Center is pleased to announce that a fourth and final round of grants for summer internships with newspapers and other media outlets is available, made possible by the Knight Foundation.  The deadline to apply for summer 2012 is Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.  Click here for more information on the internship program including application guidelines.

Upcoming Public Lectures

Oak Event:  Outcast(e) - Theater of the Oppressed
TONIGHT:  Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Pugh Center

Young Teachers as Leaders in Urban School Reform
Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122

In The Community

World AIDS Day
Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Community Church
69 Winthrop Street, Augusta

The Horizon Program of MaineGeneral Medical Center invites the public to join them for their annual World AIDS Day Celebration and Remembrance. Music will be provided by Martin Swinger, Louise Gephart and Harry Vayo. One of the highlights of this program is the viewing of two AIDS Memorial Quilt blocks on loan from the NAMES Project: New England Chapter. Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall will follow the candle lighting ceremony.

Mekong: Exploring the Mother of Waters
Film screening at Railroad Square Cinema - Tues., Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. ($6 admission; free with student ID)
Talk by cameraman Hutch Brown at REM Center - Wed., Dec. 7, at 11:45 a.m. (Free or $10 with lunch)

Hutch Brown was cameraman and still photographer for the historic first complete exploration and navigation of the Mekong River.  In addition to the thrill of the adventure, Hutch gained an awareness of the Mekong Cascade hydropower scheme and the environmental and social impact on the area.  This adventure was the basis for the film, Mekong: Exploring the Mother of Waters, co-directed by Australian Mick O'Shea and native Waterville explorer Brian Eustis.