Week of October 25, 2021

Greetings, Colleagues,

Below please find a summary of recent announcements and upcoming events.

Amy Jaffe of Purposeful Work reminds us that the deadline for the Purposeful Work Job Shadow application period is open until November 1 at 11:59pm. Over 180 alumni and parents are offering in-person and virtual job shadows this year in a wide range of industries. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of professional pathways that align with their interests by applying to up to three shadows. 

All options, which are posted on Handshake, require a statement of interest and a resume that has been reviewed by Purposeful Work. See Bates Today for details about special resume review drop-in hours and the final Job Shadow Info Session on 10/26 at 12:15 in Commons 201.

The MLK Committee would like to let you know that the deadline for MLK workshop proposals has been extended to November 1st.   If you would like to submit a proposal but have questions about any aspect of the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Cliff Odle, Tyler Harper, or anyone on the committeeClick here to submit Workshop Proposal.

Lee Desiderio of ILS sent two messages with information regarding Zoom Updates and Google Workspace Calendar.

ILS is pleased to share with you a new feature available in Google Workspace Calendar. You can now create Meeting Notes (connected to your Google Workspace Docs) directly in your Bates Google Workspace Calendar without having to separately share the meeting notes with your guests or manually create a meeting notes document.  See this link for FMI on Google Calendar and meeting notes.

By utilizing the most up-to-date Zoom Client for Meetings (Version 5.8.1), you’ll have access to all of Zoom’s newest features, updates, bug fixes, and security updates.  For assistance with updating the Zoom Client for Meetings, please review the Updating your Zoom Client for Meetings Quick Reference Card.

In addition, if you have students that would like a FREE Zoom Professional Account to use while at Bates, just have them sign in to https://bates.zoom.us to get started. If you or your students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lee!

Next, upcoming events.

Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning open information sessions

10/27, 10:30-11:30, (in person) New Commons 226

10/28, 1:00-2:00, (online) https://bates.zoom.us/j/91991430585

More information on CITL can be found in this update

Summoning Freire and Evoking Baldwin to Navigate the Politics of Disruptive Pedagogy”
Friday, November 5, 2021
2:30-4:00 – Zoom
Dr. Mignonne Guy’s virtual keynote address, originally scheduled for the CBB Pedagogy Matters Conference in August, has been rescheduled. We invite you to register for this virtual talk. The talk will be open to all faculty and staff at Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges.

Critiquing the Field:  White Supremacy, the Distant Past, and Coming Times”
Fall Lecture Series
The first event will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00pm
Fabio Frizzo,  “Learning Ancient Egypt in Brazilian Schools: What for?”

Professor de História Antiga na Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Niterói, Brasil

Paulo Pachá  “Where Do the Monsters Come From? Using and Abusing the Medieval Past in Brazil”

Professor de História Medieval no Instituto de História da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 

Mark Tizzoni, Moderator, Assistant Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies, Bates College

Each event features two twenty-five minute presentations, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. Please register here to receive a link to this event on zoom.

Virtual film screening of Una Casa Sin Cortinas    

and discussion with the Director, Julián Troksberg.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 

4:15pm – Zoom

A talk with Julián Troksberg, director of “Una casa sin cortinas”(A House Without Curtains). María Estela Martínez, better known as Isabel Perón, achieved what Evita Perón never could: From an unknown cabaret dancer she became the first female president of the Americas. But after surviving prison and exile under South America’s most brutal military dictatorship, Isabel was forgotten in popular memory. This documentary uncovers why Isabel still haunts Argentina today.

Register for this event here: https://forms.gle/8fT7LmVfKrRcPxhx6

Literary Arts Live presents poet Ada Limón

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 pm

A Zoom reading and conversation.  https://bates.zoom.us/j/99151507691

Ada Limón is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying (Milkweed 2018), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book, Bright Dead Things (Milkweed 2015), was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, she serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.  FMI: Jessica Anthony at janthony@bates.edu

Lunchtime Book Circle
Thursday, October 28, 12:00-1:00pm AND
Thursday, November 4, 12:00-1:00pm
Lunch and small-group discussion 
Harward Center backyard

The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert by Shugri Said Salh (Algonquin Books, 2021).
Books and lunch provided. 15 spots available. Please register here.

Ideally, participants will attend both book circle discussions and the author’s virtual talk on November 9th @ 7pm

Great Falls Forum with Tom Caron
Thursday, October 28, 2021

11 a.m.
“The Golden Age of Boston Sports.”
Via Zoom – Register Here
The 2021-2022 season of the Great Falls Forum continues on Thursday, October 28th, featuring Tom Caron, studio host of Boston Red Sox baseball on the New England Sports Network (NESN).  This free, public program will take place virtually via Zoom and streamed to the Lewiston Public Library Facebook page.