tewhey:

yesterday morning

Beautiful photos from Bar Harbor taken last week.

"Wait, and then this one: G-hashtag-minor."
(while reviewing the chords to a song.)
Overheard at COA

meetmeatthewhaleskull:

Fandango 2013 - We do performances, too! One of the highlights of spring term.

Video by Moisés Flores Baca ‘13

This just in: Fandango 2014 will be on May 2nd!

meetmeatthewhaleskull:

Each year, College of the Atlantic students join their many talents for a festival of song, food and creativity they call Fandango.

This year’s celebration is happening Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The celebration is a fundraiser for Share the Harvest. The evening features music, along with dance, poetry, a raffle and silent auction, as well as food from around the globe.

Read more at Newsworthy.

Fandango is coming! …Friday, May 2nd 2014!

Blog Post

Earth in Brackets Post by tour guide, Khristian Mendez:

On the morning of January 1st, 2016, people should wake up to a world where we don’t have to worry about eradicating extreme hunger and poverty anymore. The morning light and sunshine should be a celebration for ensuring environmental sustainability. And a few days later, kids around the world would start getting ready for school, since we should have achieved universal access to primary education.

Read more

Outing Club at COA - Spring term activities!

Email to students:

Here is what’s going on this term:

Hiking
We will be hosting 2 hikes per week: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1pm-4pm. This is a great way to see other parts of Acadia. Look for emails the day before outlining the details of the hike. There will be hikes for all skill levels. Meet at the Whale Skull.

Bouldering
On Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm-6:30pm Hannah we will be heading out into Acadia to go bouldering. All skill levels encouraged to come.  We will supply crash pads, you need to bring your own climbing shoes. Meet at the Witch Cliff Garage climbing wall.

Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaks are going in the water next week! Starting in week 4, experienced paddlers will be able to take kayaks out.  In week 5 we will host a pool session and an afternoon paddle to get folks that are new to kayaking checked out on the boats.
Sailing
We hope to have the boats in the water in early May. But before that we are going to be sanding/painting the hulls and prepping gear, we will be looking for help with this.
Overnight Trips
There are two overnight trips scheduled for this term.  White water rafting on the west branch of the Penobscot will be on the weekend of week 6.  On the weekend of week 8 we will host a sailing or sea kayaking trip.  More info to come.
Whoohoo!

College of the Atlantic Outing Club

Check it out!


COA faculty member Richard Borden has written a new book, “Ecology and Experience.” According to the publisher, North Atlantic Books, the book is “a philosophical and narrative memoir…a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story.” http://bit.ly/1kpIrUw. Congratulations, Rich!

COA faculty member Richard Borden has written a new book, “Ecology and Experience.” According to the publisher, North Atlantic Books, the book is “a philosophical and narrative memoir…a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story.” http://bit.ly/1kpIrUw. Congratulations, Rich!

We just finished the bark exercise in Drawing Mineral and Botanical Matter, and I’ve never been so stressed out in my life.
Overheard at COA

Russ Holway gets to work before most people are out of bed. He works for COA’s Buildings and Grounds and almost every day, he takes a photo or two of sunrise and/or sunset from somewhere on campus. Often, he catches deer, birds and even a fox with his camera - which is his cell phone. Thanks for these images, Russ! Keep them coming!

Russ Holway gets to work before most people are out of bed. He works for COA’s Buildings and Grounds and almost every day, he takes a photo or two of sunrise and/or sunset from somewhere on campus. Often, he catches deer, birds and even a fox with his camera - which is his cell phone. Thanks for these images, Russ! Keep them coming!

Spotted on campus: moss from the genus Hypnum. Photo courtesy Connor O’Brien ‘17.

Spotted on campus: moss from the genus Hypnum. Photo courtesy Connor O’Brien ‘17.

Menu Week 3

Monday, April 14:
Breakfast:  Potato Frittata/Tofu
Lunch:  Beef/Portabella Stew, Rice, BHF Veg
Dinner:  Spinach Pie, Savory Tofu, Couscous

Tuesday, April 15:
Breakfast:  Continental
Lunch:  Seafood Stuffed Peppers, Spinach Salad
Dinner:  Meatloaf/Lentil Loaf, Mashed potatoes, Carrots

Wednesday, April 16:
Brunch:  Mexican Brunch (Yee-ha!!), Fruit, Guacamole!
Dinner:  Chicken/Eggplant Parmasean, Polenta, Broccoli

Thursday, April 17:
Breakfast:  Continental
Lunch:  Mac n Cheese, Chard

Friday, May 18:
Breakfast:  Continental
Lunch:  Adobo Chicken, Rice
Dinner:  Paella

Faculty Profiles

Karen Waldron

Lisa Stewart Chair in Literature and Women’s Studies

Share an epiphany you’ve had that has made you a better teacher/learner/person.
The most significant one is probably the simplest: the realization that without grades (in my own college experience) I worked harder, stretched my mind farther, and learned more than with them. I try to help students find the passions within themselves for learning that will nurture their lives and personhood. Content is easily acquired, once you have the motivation and tools. Finding my own beloved content was a journey; I like to help others on their journeys and have learned to trust those journeys and their integrity.”

(Classes at COA can be taken pass/fail or for letter grades)

Favorite COA meals:

The salmon in TAB and the smoothies from Sea Urchin - Lucy Allosso ‘15

Faculty Profile

Ken Hill

Professor of Education and Psychology

Where did you go to school?
University of Michigan (undergraduate), Harvard University (Masters), and Cornell University (2nd masters and PhD)


What do you teach?
Classes dealing with education, psychology and human ecology. Specifically: Adolescent Psychology, Learning Theory, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Child Development, and the Human Ecology Core Course