Phil Welch from the local Veterans Administration office will be available for students to provide information on benefits questions, home loan information, life insurance information, health benefits and education benefits. To see Phil, just stop by the Student Success Center. Phil will be on campus every Tuesday and Thursday until December 13th.
December 6, 2012
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewiston Campus: SSC/Room 133
Phil Welch from the VA will be on campus to talk with students and answer questions.
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We discuss current issues and opinions on current events. We have an issue of the month that we will sponsor awareness events, post bulletin boards and network with other like minded student organizations.
Public event to recognize legacy of Rachel Carson’s book in Portland on December 6th
Cornerstones of Science, a Maine-based non-profit organization, announced a year-end celebration in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a classic in science literature and often named most influential book of the 20th century. The event, Silent Spring: 50 Years Later, will be held on December 6, 2012 at the Portland Public Library in downtown Portland, Maine, from 7:15–9 pm.
In honor of Carson’s significant legacy to the environmental movement and science journalism, the evening will open with a presentation by Bridget Besaw, a Portland-based author and photographer, Besaw, an “environmental documentarian” who chronicles the interrelationship between people and nature through her striking images, will share her a 15 minute slideshow and readings from Rachel Carson's work.
Following the opening, Jennifer Rooks, host of MPBN’s Maine Watch will facilitate a panel discussion to explore the impacts and implications of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring then and now. Maine scientists and scholars include:
Paul Anderson, Maine Sea Grant - current issues, including climate change and fisheries
Susan Shaw, Marine Environmental Research Institute - ocean pollution, health and policy issues
Elisabeth Stokes, Colby College - life and legacy of Rachel Carson from the literary perspective
John Wise, University of Southern Maine Wise Lab - current research in human and marine health and toxicology
Ben Twining, Bigelow Lab - fifty years of ocean science, challenges then and now
The panelists will discuss the legacy of Silent Spring from a multi-disciplinary approach, including scientific, historical and literary perspectives, such as:
1. Scientific: "What progress have we made?", "What challenges still remain?”, "What new environmental issues have arisen since then?” and "What can we do now to address these challenges?"
2. Historical: What was the legacy of Rachel Carson's work on the environmental movement and ocean literacy? What was her influence on scientists, writers and policy makers?
3. Literary: What can we learn from the evolution of Rachel Carson's work - from observation to advocacy - through her earlier books, Edge of the Sea, Sense of Wonder, etc. to Silent Spring.
A reception will be held in the gallery before the event, from 7:15-7:45 pm. The December 6th event is part of a year-long program to recognize the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, in partnership with Maine libraries and research institutions, including: Bigelow Labs, Colby College, Maine Sea Grant, Marine Environmental Research Institute, and the University of Southern Maine.
This program is funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant to the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence – Ocean Systems, Grant No. OCE-1038737.