Homecoming 2013 Schedule


This schedule is subject to change, and will be added to as the semester progresses. Please check back often for updates. For a complete schedule of weekend activities, please pick up your weekend program at the Homecoming Welcome Center in New Commons on Friday or Saturday.


Friday, November 1

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel – open daily

7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast ($6.25 adults/$3.25 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

9 a.m.
Admission Tour
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch ($7.75 adults/ $4.00 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Admission Tours
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

4:10 p.m.
Mindfulness of Breathing
Meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

4:30 – 8 p.m.
Dinner ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

5:00 p.m.
Alumni Council and Multicultural Student Groups Reception (open to all alumni and weekend guests)
Whelan Balcony, New Commons

7:30 p.m.
WindSync at the Olin Arts Center
REICHA – PIAZZOLLA – MASLANKA – RAVEL – Hear the acclaimed wind quintet, winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, two weeks before they make their debut at Carnegie Hall!
*Puchase tickets here.
Olin Arts Center

7:30 p.m.
Film: “We’re the Millers”
Shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Room 104, Olin Arts Center

7:30 p.m
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Kati Vecsey.
A 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a 2010 Tony Award Nominee; an insightful play for adults that explores, with the help of technology, what it means to truly love someone.
Schaeffer Theater

Office of Intercultural Education
The Muslim Prayer Room, Hindu Shrine and Buddhist Meditation room are all located in the Office of Intercultural Education and are available for use when the OIE is open.

Saturday, November 2

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel – open daily

7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast ($6.25 adults/$3.25 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for a fabulous Bates t-shirt quilt!
Fraites Dining Room (Rm 131), New Commons Building

8 a.m. – noon
Alumni Council Meetings in progress

9 a.m.
Admission Tour
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

9:15 – 11 a.m.
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walkabout
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement for a moderately paced walk through the heart of L/A, with brief narrative stops at several points of interest. The tour will kick off with coffee and local donuts at 9:15 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes.

9:15 a.m., Shuttle bus to the start of the tour departs from Campus Avenue outside Chase Hall. If you would prefer to walk or drive independently, please pick up directions at the Welcome Center. The walking tour will start at 9:30 a.m. from its downtown location (the parking lot at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Street).

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Brunch ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

10 a.m.
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

11 a.m.
Admission Tour
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

Noon – 2 p.m.
Senior Class and BOLD (Bobcats Of the Last Decade) Tailgate 
and BBQ
Outside Benjamin E. Mays Center

12:30 p.m.
Football vs. Bowdoin
Garcelon Field

12 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Fun
Fun fall activities and autumn snacks for the whole family. Kids can decorate a bobcat paw cookie, get their face painted like a bobcat, make their own pennant, and then head on over to the
Bates v. Bowdoin football game to show off their Bates pride!

Grassy area at the New Commons end of Alumni Walk

2 p.m.
Film: “We’re the Millers”
Shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Filene Room, Pettigrew Hall

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Gallery Talks with Dan Mills, Director and Anthony Shostak, Curator of Education
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Gallery Reception
Bates College Museum of Art

Exhibitions:

Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers features the work of artists trained as printmakers who push the boundaries of traditional techniques. The artists approach printmaking adventurously, employing contemporary and historic techniques and media, and expanding traditionally held concepts of what printmaking is, and of what form a print or multiple may take, to explore a wide array of imagery and forms. The works in Redefining the Multiple employ media including etching, aquatint, monotype, screen-print, photographic processes, woodcut, mixed media, three-dimensional work in felt, cast resin, and video.

Selections from Berenice Abbott’s Portrait of Maine As one of the pre-eminent American photographers of the 20th century, Berenice Abbot (1898-1991) is well known for her portraits of artists and intellectuals, her iconic photographs of New York City, and her pioneering scientific photography. After falling in love with Maine and moving to Monson in the 1960s, however, Abbott also created a significant body of work documenting life in her new home state. Abbott’s Portrait of Maine (1968), a project on which she collaborated with writer/artist and friend Chenoweth Hall, was her final book and consists of photographs in Abbott’s signature documentary style from across the state. This exhibition consists of a selection of the photographs from Portrait of Maine related to logging practices and culture in the mid 1960s. Abbott received an honorary degree from Bates College in 1977.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Brooks Quimby Debate Council Alumni Debate and Reception
Muskie Archives

4:30 – 8 p.m.
Dinner ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

5:00 p.m.
Bates Arts in Action
Sponsored by the Bates Arts Collaborative, this diverse collection of performing arts at Bates is showcased in a Homecoming Weekend review featuring a cappella singing and other music, dramatic excerpts, literary readings and Bates dancers.
Olin Arts Center

5:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Led by Associated Catholic Chaplain Father Paul Dumais, a priest in the Prince of Peace Parish of Lewiston.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Celebration Reception
Chase Hall Lounge

Celebrating Bates volunteers and honoring Alumni Association Award Winners:
Bill Hiss ’66, P’15, P’16, for the Helen A. Papaiouanou Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Ken Snow ’62, for the Alumni Community Service Award

2013 Bates’ Best Awardees:
Jane Norris ’46
Dick Coughlin ’53
Jack Keigwin ’59 (in absentia)
Jim Callahan ’65
Tim Haarmann ’95
Preston Carey ’96
Victoria Wyeth ’01 (in absentia)
Marshall Hatch ’10 (in absentia)
Hank Geng ’13 (in absentia)
Nancy Weidner ’13
 

5:30 – 9 p.m.
Men’s Alumni vs. Bates Men’s Hockey game and dinner
By invitation
Underhill Arena and New Commons

7:30 p.m
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Kati Vecsey.
Schaeffer Theater

7:30 p.m.
Film: “We’re the Millers”
Shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Room 104, Olin Arts Center

Office of Intercultural Education

The Muslim Prayer Room, Hindu Shrine and Buddhist Meditation room are all located in the Office of Intercultural Education and are available for use when the OIE is open.

Sunday, November 3

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel – open daily

9:00 a.m.
Nordic Ski Team 5K run
New Commons Building

1:00 p.m.
Bates Outing Club Hike
Alumni and Friends, join alumni and BOC members for a local hike up Streaked Mountain in Buckfield! This moderately rigorous hike is only 1.2 miles round trip, and a half hour from campus. Hikers can carpool from campus.
Meet at Franklin Street Lot, corner of Franklin St. and Campus Ave. behind the OIE

2:00 p.m
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Kati Vecsey.
Schaeffer Theater

Office of Intercultural Education
The Muslim Prayer Room, Hindu Shrine and Buddhist Meditation room are all located in the Office of Intercultural Education and are available for use when the OIE is open.