Phyllis Graber Jensen

Phyllis produces photography and video for college news and major marketing pieces, including web-based multimedia. She has strategic oversight of story-telling video projects.

Stories by Phyllis Graber Jensen
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:19 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions. It's our pleasure to share them with you.

Among the graduating seniors, four sets of twins

Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:27 pm

The eight twins of the Class of 2019 have forged their own paths, but with a sibling close at hand.

Clio Barr is a STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) partner with the Center for Wisdom's Women Herban Works. Her project title is Creating Marketing Materials and a Business Plan for Sophia's House.On the first spring day of the 2019 Lewiston Farmer's Market, Barr sells products on Sunday, May 12, with Judy Maloneygarden and production coordinator and volunteer Mary Hopkins, who also helps with harvesting and planting.
Slideshow: Students mobilize ‘sophisticated skills’ to support local partners during Short Term

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:51 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships' STA/RT students spend Short Term tackling specific projects with local partners.

“Community engaged learning and working with the Harward Center have been central to my time at Bates. I have met some of my closest friends and mentors by working and living in such a welcoming community. Lewiston offers the chance to meet, interact with, and learn from an amazing group of people.”.— Dylan Metsch-Ampel ‘19, an environmental studies major and Bonner community leader from Montclair, N.J., leads a walking tour of historic downtown Lewiston for newly admitted members of the Class of 2023..Metsch-Ampel ‘19, whose senior thesis focused on Lewiston's Kennedy Park, discussed the Bates mission to advance the greater good along side the college's community partners.
Video: Dylan Metsch-Ampel ’19 and ‘places we don’t necessarily think of as the environment’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Writing a thesis on a downtown Lewiston neighborhood left Metsch-Ampel feeling that he’d had "a tangible effect on the community that I've been living in for four years."

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:42 am

We submit these images as evidence: Spring has arrived, albeit a bit late, at Bates.

These 10 Bates students were nominated by their peers to share their stories of joy, discomfort, growth, and at least one octopus. Before their performance in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall today, they posed on stage for a memento. Below, Martin Harrison '17 of Beachwood, Ohio, and Essence Hill '17 of Chicago.The Office of Intercultural Education sponsored this presentation, "Stories From the Dinner Table," and the storytelling sessions that built it. Storyteller Jo Radner served as a coach for the students. She said that all the student storytellers were dealing with difficult topics ("the hard stuff") in an "openhearted way." She said, "It's not the easiest to tell a story about a dilemma you haven't fixed yet."Student Storytellers are: Morgan Leeson '18 (red with blonde hair), oddball out themeChirayu Baral '19 (dark blue oxford shirt), too close for comfort themeEmily Bowen '19 (hair in braids) oddball out themeSarah Frankie Sigman '19 (headband), too close for comfort themeEllie Mata '17 (white sweater), too close for comfort themeEssence Hill '17 (scarf), oddball out themeMary Krathwohl '16 (blue plaid), too close for comfort themeMartin Harrison '17 (red plaid), oddball out themeKatharine Gaillard '19 (yellow skirt), oddball outTeddy Rube '16 (beard), Yikes! theme
Video: Chirayu Baral ’19 treasures ‘humility’ of the Bates faculty

Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:26 pm

Bates "does become a home," says Baral, who has come to treasure his connections to his professors.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Monday, April 8, 2019 3:01 pm

Around here, it seems like winter, spring, classes, and exams are sitting at a four-way stop, each waiting for the others to get going.

Look What We Found: Lynne Lewis’ quirky dog

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:58 pm

Lewis' office is full of memories of the dogs in her life. One — a metal mongrel with attitude — is particularly meaningful.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Monday, March 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Bates is about great expectations, where citizens light triumphant fires, connect over pizza and physics, and explore the past and present onstage and in the archives.

Look What We Found: Wes Chaney’s historical contracts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:06 pm

“The history of Chinese emperors and generals has been written,” says Assistant Professor of History Wes Chaney. “I’m interested in telling the stories of everyday life.”

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