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
Fall afternoon on Campus, walking up the historic Quad.Hlloe Warshaw '23 of Westwood, Mass., and Ilana Rosker '23 of Lexington, Mass. They ran into each other on their way to class and parted ways once they reached Hathorn Hall.
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:00 pm

As much as we love the change of seasons, we’re more than just the weather. Hence, the usual but hard-to-believe-it-all-happens-here selection of moments we’d like to share with you.

My Last Year: ‘Trying to get too much done in too little time’

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:16 pm

It's trying, says Jane Costlow, trying to excel at the triad of faculty responsibilities — teaching, research, and service — sometimes all at the same time.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:27 pm

The gorgeous light and colorful leaves of another autumn provide the backdrop for an embarrassment of riches at Bates.

Jane Costlow and Sue Inches, who has worked in community and economic development for more than 25 years, at the rally. Inches has taught a practitioner-taught course on "Advocating for Sustainability" at Bates.“I can't believe I'm even having to protest this.”.— Muskan Verma '21 of Shimla, India, shares the frustration of inaction on global climate change after she addressed a crowd of at least 2,000 at Portland City Hall gathered for the student-mobilized Global Climate Strike, ahead of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23..“I'm not from this country,” she said. “But that shouldn't matter. This is affecting us all. And whether we like it or not, we have to take action.”.A representative of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement for climate-change action, Verma is a double major in theater and in rhetoric, film, and screen studies. She joined a large contingent of Bates students and several faculty who attended the event, organized, in part, by the Bates Environmental Coalition..
My Last Year: Jane Costlow, a professor-activist ‘in solidarity with others who really care’

Friday, October 11, 2019 11:00 am

A teachable moment during the Global Climate Strike prompts a veteran Bates professor to examine her history of activism.

BIES 271 - Dendrology and the Natural History of Trees/LabIn this field-based course, students engage in the scientific study of the natural history and identification of trees and important shrubs native to New England, and some commonly planted non-native trees. Topics include the anatomy, function, taxonomy, biology, and uses of trees. Lecture topics support weekly outdoor laboratories, which include trips to such field sites as the Saco Heath, Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, and Wolfe's Neck State Park. Study of the woody flora of New England serves as a foundation for further work in biology, environmental studies, conservation, or related fields. ___________________________Closeups of two students in particular: Olivia LaMarche '20 of Lynnfield, Mass., in purple with long blonde hair and environmental studies major Grace Warder ’20 of New York City with green vest and long brown hair.Hugget took students for an inspection of trees in the neighborhood surrounding Bates on the Mountain Avenue side of Campus Avenue, quizzing them along the way about the tree species they encountered. They entered their answers on a slip of paper, which he then collected from them at the end of their walk. Examples of the trees were : catalpa, butternut, red pine, sugar maple and ginkgo.
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Monday, September 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Busy isn’t always better, but in the case of This Month at...

Moments from the Surfing trip at Popham Beach State park on August 30, 2019. Maine has some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. Georgetown is located in on the southern Maine coast and is one of the premiere surfing spots in Maine. Enjoy 4 days of surfing on the coast of Maine all while camping in Sagadohoc Bay. This trip is meant for all levels of experience; whether you’ve been surfing for years or have never seen the ocean before. Camp by night and surf, relax, and explore Georgetown by day.
Picture story: Orientation week for the Class of 2023

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:46 am

Over nine days, Bates photographers capture the Class of 2023 getting up to speed on Bates, from Opening Day to Opening Convocation.

At today's Opening Convocation ceremony, keynote speaker and honorand Dolores Huerta @doloreshuerta, an icon of the labor rights movement and civil rights leader, helped usher in the academic year at Bates by encouraging the Class of 2023 and the broader Bates community to become active in the fight against racism, anti-semitism, and sexism.Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow
My Last Year: Scenes from Jane Costlow’s final year of teaching

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:46 pm

This new series will follow Jane Costlow — esteemed Bates teacher, scholar, and colleague — month by month during her 34th and final academic year.

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”.— Russell BakerSummer on campus
Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Have a taste of summer at Bates: campus scenes plus off-campus portraits of students engaged in summer work all over.

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.

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