As a part of this course, you are required to attend a minimum of 4 seminars. At one point during the course you will be asked to submit a plan as to which seminars you are going to be taking (see the instructions on Seminar Plan) and then provide documentation to your instructor that you did attend these seminars.

In addition you also need to write a reflection paper on each seminar that you attended (see Seminar Reflection Papers Instructions)

Below is a list of the Seminars you can choose from. In addition, you can propose other activities (job shadows, service-learning projects, conferences, events)...however, to use these for the course you need to get permission from your instructor PRIOR to attending.

All seminars must be attended during the time frame of the cannot use events you have already attended for this course.

Health Occupation Seminars

Health Information Technology

  • Monday October 7 (12:30-1:20) 202 King Hall with Peter Michaud
  • Tuesday October 8 (12:30-1:20) 202 King Hall with Peter Michaud

Respiratory Therapy

  • Wednesday October 9 (12:30-1:20) 206 King Hall with Barbara Larsson
  • Thursday October 10 (12:30-1:20) 206 King Hall with Barbara Larsson

Occupational Therapy

  • Tuesday October 15 (12:30-1:20) 245 King Hall with Diane Sauter-Davis

Radiologic Technology

  • Monday October 21 (12:30-1:20) 227 King Hall with Betsy Priest
  • Tuesday October 22 (12:30-1:20) 227 King Hall with Betsy Priest


  • Wednesday October 23 (12:30-1:20) 114 King Hall with Marcia Parker
  • Thursday October 31 (12:30-1:20) 114 King Hall with Marcia Parker

Education Programs

  • Tuesday October 22 (12:30-1:20) 201 King with Martha Naber

Medical Assisting

  • Monday October 28 (12:30-1:20) in the Medical Assisting Lab (231 King) with Anne Salisbury

Naturopathic Medicine

  • Wednesday October 30 (12:30-1:20) 221 King Hall with Dr. Morgan Titus-Rau

SimMan Demonstration

  • Wednesday October 9 (12:30-1:20) 219 King Hall

Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Thursday October 24 (12:30-1:20) 202 King Hall with Verla Ubert

Budgets and Managing Spending (Online Seminar)

Stephanie Parlee

In this seminar we will explore budgeting. We will look beyond describing our spending to a process of setting of priorities and organizing our spending to meet those goals.

Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up for this online seminar!

  • Materials are expected to go live October 28, 2013

Fall Community Resource Fair
Come check out area may even be able to find volunteer opportunities!

Michelle Gayne (Organizer)

  • Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday October 2 from 9:00am - 2:00pm - Lower Campus Center

Rubber Stamps and Paper Crafts
Rubber Stamping/Paper Crafts are a great way to express your creativity without having any talent for drawing! Spend a half hour making a great fall greeting card and find your way to relaxation with crafts!

Luci Levesque

  • Tuesday, October 22 from 12:30pm - 1:00pm - Lower Campus Center

Career and Transfer First Year Seminar

Teresa Smith

  • Wednesday October 9 at 12:30pm - 1:20pm in 121 King
  • Thursday October 10 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm in 121 King

On Becoming an Entrepreneur First Year Seminar

Alex Clifford

  • Wednesday October 16 12:30pm - 1:20pm in 228 Carter

Stress Management Techniques

Karen Normandin

  • Wednesday Octover 23 at 12:30pm - 1:20pm in 121 King

Time Management - Juggling Priorities/Responsibilities while Maintaining Sanity (Online Seminar)

Stephanie Parlee

Do you find that you are having trouble meeting deadlines or taking some time for yourself or family? Time Management involves more than writing down a To Do list. To effectively manage time we need to hone our skills of time estimation, scheduling and prioritization. Developing routines can help us get to peak efficiency more quickly and make good use of our time.

Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up for this online seminar!

  • Materials are expected to go live October 7, 2013

Writing and Thinking - Finding your Academic Voice (Online Seminar)

Stephanie Parlee

Getting our thoughts clearly and concisely onto paper is a crucial part of the college process. It is one of the most important skills that we will learn in college. It will likely effect every day of our career.

Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up for this online seminar!

  • Materials are expected to go live November 11, 2013

Research Skills

Mark Kavanaugh

Getting to your research question, how to really use Google, and how to get peer reviewed information

  • Wednesday October 23 from 12:30pm - 1:20pm in 226 Carter

Personal Behavior Management

Mark Kavanaugh

A brief seminar on using the power of Operant Conditioning (rewards) to manage your time, priorities, and to do list!

  • Wednesday October 16 from 12:30pm - 1:20pm in 226 Carter
Job Shadows

Guidance Counselor Job Shadow

Gretchen Ross, Guidance Counselor at Lawrence High School

The best way to reach me would be at Students would be able to see the functioning of the guidance office from the adult perspective.

They could participate in classes that we are teaching if they are here during the week of October 7-11, PSAT testing (not very exciting) on October 16, and a variety of other projects. We may be able to set up something more interesting.

I would have to have a permission slip from a guardian for a student to participate in a counseling type session.

  • Variable

Energy and Housing Department at KVCAP

Casey Bromberg

  • Dates and Times TBA

A Day in Court

Pamela Boivin

A typicl day for Pamela might include providing all assigned court advocacy services to clients, including being present in civil court in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan on days that protection from abuse hearings are heard and attending other court proceedings as necessary;

* Providing coverage at all three courts in relation to Family and Criminal cases .

* Conducting specific legal tasks in support of specialized court advocacy services;

* Providing client-related legal support and information to FVP staff and to walk-in clients;

* Coordinating and conducting legal information sessions for FVP clients;

* Participating in select public speaking events, presentations, and trainings to increase awareness of domestic abuse and the services offered by FVP;

* Working with community partners (law enforcement, bail commissioners, the District Attorney’s office, DV investigators, Probation and Parole, Elders Services, Sexual Assault, and batterer intervention programs) to insure victim safety;

* Participating in FVP and MCEDV meetings and serving on committees and task groups;
* Participating in education and training sessions at FVP and in the community

Contact her directly at

Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Annual Survivors of Suicide Day

Teresa Rael

The actual date this year is Saturday, November 23rd. The event consists of one or two speakers who are survivors, who tell their stories and share the things that have helped them cope and heal. We have a Speakers Bureau in the area made up of folks who have undergone training around how exactly to do these kinds of panels/presentations. There can also be guest speakers who address specific statistics, trends, research findings, etc. or who are supporters of programs/legislation that deal with issues around mental health and suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) also sends a DVD presentation that is shown at a specific time; the idea is that everyone around the country is watching/hearing the presentation at the same time. Of course, refreshments are usually offered to participants, and visual presentations (such as the ones my students create for the Health Fair) can be made available.

Last year, I reserved the Lower Campus Center for the day, and Aaron helped with the technology "stuff". My students from the SOC207 class were the hosts of the event, and we had an informational packet put together and copies made that participants could take with them. There were only about 15 people who attended, but those who did were very appreciative and gave us good feedback.