Events and Opportunities


2014-15 Civic Forum Series

Monday, November 3, 2014
Muskie Archives
Presentation by the iDebate Rwanda team on the use of debate in providing Rwandan youth with a  means of overcoming the consequences and legacy of genocide through the representation of memory in debate, literary, and other artistic forms.

2014-15 Public Works in Progress Series

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Commons 221/222
Phyllis Graber Jensen; “All Points North: Stories of Immigration”
Additional speakers: Bonnie Faiman, representative, Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center; St. Dominic Academy senior Zoë Caron; Zoë Fahy ’14; Asha Mohamud ’15; and David Weinman ‘15.
To illustrate the ever-evolving cultural makeup of our community, the group has published a series of “immigrant stories—the charm and the anguish of which will no doubt influence each of their descendants to come.”  Part of a Wein Charitable Foundation grant received by the organization Documenting Maine Jewry, the result serves to build a bridge between old and new Mainers. Learn more about this Harward Center-supported project, and listen to two writers present their narratives.

2014-15 Great Falls Forum

The Great Falls Forum is a joint venture of Bates College, the Sun-Journal, the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, and the Lewiston Public Library. Forums occur from 12-1pm in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library (downtown on Lisbon Street). The program format offers time for a question-and-answer exchange. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. Drinks are available on site. The Forums are free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information on the series, contact the Library at 207-513-3135 or

Friday, November 21, 2014
John Baughman, Associate Professor of Politics, Bates College
”The 2014 Election: What Did We Learn and What Can We Expect?”

Friday, January 16, 2014
Dick Woodbury, Economist and former Maine State Senator
“The Policy and Politics of Reforming Maine’s Tax System”

Friday, February 27, 2014
Panelists: Kim Jacques (Revelation Massage), Luke Livingston (Baxter Brewing Company), and Colby Michaud (Praxis Production Studios)
“Getting Down to Business: Insights from Local Entrepreneurs”

Friday, March 20, 2014
John Bear Mitchell, Wabanaki Center Outreach & Student Development Coordinator, University of Maine System Native American Waiver Coordinator, and Lecturer in Wabanaki Studies, University of Maine
“Maine Indians, Wabanaki Peoples – our Past and Present Stories”

Friday, April 17, 2014
Dr. Wendy Wolf, President and CEO, Maine Health Access Foundation
”The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Healthcare in Maine”

Friday, May 15, 2014
Dr. Brett Morrison, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical School
“Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge: The Latest Research on Lou Gerhig’s Disease (ALS)”

Student Opportunities

D4D on the Road Workshop
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Muskie Archives
The D4D on the Road workshops, hosted at Periclean colleges and universities, provide training in how to develop effective advocacy and education campaigns. Experts empower participants to advance their particular issue or cause. Participants will focus on practicing concrete skills, including strategic planning, power mapping, grassroots organizing, and message development.
Registration information coming soon!

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Summer 2015
Washington, D.C.
The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to make an impact this summer. Spend either four or eight weeks taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital.  Your internship will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues.

Apply by the December 10 early deadline and receive a 5% tuition discount. For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at

If you have questions about the program or application process, please email IPVS Program Manager, Jesse Schaefer, at or reach out by phone at (202) 986-0384.



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