2015 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 2


7 – 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast
$6.25 adults/$3.25 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for a basket full of Bobcat superfan goodies and gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (131)

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Selected Classes Open to Parents and Families
Throughout the day on Friday, many classes will be open to alumni and families. Please view the options, sorted by course time, title, or instructor. Copies of the schedule will also be available at the Welcome Center. 

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

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch
$7.75 adults/$4 children, pay at the door
Commons

11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
11 a.m. registration and noon shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5 p.m. refreshments, program, and dinner. This event requires pre-registration, no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

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

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
V-12 Reunion Luncheon
During World War II, Bates hosted the V-12 program that trained naval officers for war. Bates is honored to welcome V-12 alumni and fellow Bates veterans back to campus for this special gathering. Reception at
11 a.m., lunch at noon, followed by a program including entertainment, and a little history of Bates during the V-12 era. To register please contact Shanna Bruno in the Office of Advancement at sbruno@bates.edu or 207-786-8254.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

Noon – 1 p.m.
KNOW Tomorrow
We know climate change is one of the greatest challenges the planet’s ever faced. Join us as we synchronize our voice with others in our generation and hear the environmental leaders on the Bates campus weigh in on this major issue facing our time. (Oh, and we’ll have free giveaways including Kind Bars and Ben & Jerry’s!)
Outside of Commons on Alumni Walk

1 p.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

2 – 3:15 p.m.
Designing a Purposeful Co-Curricular Experience
This program is intended to offer parents insight into the college’s many co-curricular offerings. These opportunities enrich students’ educational experiences while developing skills, knowledge, and relationships that help prepare them to lead productive lives after college. Come learn more about these opportunities and how best to offer guidance to your student on creating an intentional co-curricular experience.

Moderator: Joshua McIntosh, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Panelists:
Julisa De Los Santos, Assistant Dean, Office of Intercultural Education
Rebecca Fraser-Thill, Director of Program Design, Purposeful Work
Mike Leonard, Head Coach, Baseball
David McDonough, Director, Career Development Center
Darby Ray, Director, Harward Center for Community Partnerships
Kim Trauceniek, Associate Dean of Students, Office for Campus Life

Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

3 p.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

3 p.m.
Tasty Fridays: The Cupcakery
Join us for free mini-cupcakes from the Cupcakery, a local Lewiston-Auburn bakery. Donations collected at Tasty Fridays support the essential work of Safe Voices, a local non-profit that provides services and empowerment to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Chase Hall Gallery

3 – 4 p.m.
Summer Internship Showcase
Bates students explore their interests, deepen their skills, and build their networks in diverse worlds of work. View posters and talk with students about their Purposeful Work internships.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Meditation in the Chapel
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Summer Research Poster Session
Every Bates student is a developing scholar. In this session, students who received fellowships from Bates to conduct summer research with Bates faculty members, or at institutions off campus, will present posters and discuss their research in an informal setting. They are eager to share their work!
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

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

5 – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception
By invitation only. A special gathering with President Spencer to recognize parents and alumni for their dedicated support of Bates.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bates Africana Club Campus Discussion
Discussion of student experiences and aspirations. All are welcome.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Services and Dinner
A gathering sponsored by the Bates Hillel for parents, guests, and students to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. Evening service at 6 p.m. followed by 6:30 p.m. Shabbat dinner. [Note: The Shabbat dinner has reached capacity.]
Chase Hall, High Ceilings (The location has changed from The Benjamin E. Mays Center to High Ceilings in Chase Hall)

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Navigating Together
Come join recent alumni and current seniors for dinner to hear about their adjustment to college, challenges they encountered, and how their families helped them overcome them.
Commons, Room 221

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
David Maisel: Black Maps and Other Dilemmas
In his ongoing, multi-chaptered series Black Maps, David Maisel’s aerial photographs of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments, open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, framing the issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor. Maisel’s surreal and disquieting images, on view in the Museum of Art’s Points of View exhibition, take the viewer toward the margins of the unknown, and posit an expanded definition of contemporary landscape.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7 p.m.
Men’s Rugby vs. Maine Maritime Academy
Garcelon Field

7:30 p.m.
Amy
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Reception at Museum of Art
Visit the Museum of Art to experience Points of View, The Painter of Maine: Photographs of Marsden Hartley, and Maine Collected. Dessert and wine will be served.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

7:30 – 9 p.m.
Alpine and Nordic Ski Rooms Dedication
Please join Bates Alpine and Nordic Skiing alumni, parents, friends, and athletes for the dedication of the Alpine and Nordic Ski rooms in honor of Coach Bob Flynn.
Alumni Gymnasium

8:30 p.m.
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at one of the largest and most popular concerts of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders, and Take Note. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

9 – 11 p.m.
Rugby Gathering
Join Bates Rugby for pizza and refreshments in the Den. Cash bar.
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den

 

Saturday, Oct. 3


7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
$5.50 adults/$2.25 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus, and be sure to enter the raffle for a basket full of Bobcat superfan goodies and gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (131)

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

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Baseball Gathering
Continental breakfast for all alumni, parents, and friends of the Baseball program at the Baseball Hitting Facility.
Leahey Baseball Field

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Annual Swimming and Diving Gathering
Continental breakfast for all alumni, parents, and friends of the Swimming and Diving program.
Commons, Jarynrd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Annual Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
Continental breakfast for all alumni, parents, and friends of the Women’s Lacrosse program.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (226)

9:30 a.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

9:30 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. Learn about the volunteer, learning, research, cultural, and internship opportunities (not to mention the fabulous restaurants!) that abound in the local community.
Meet at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market lot, across the street from Pedro O’Hara’s on Main Street, and wear comfortable shoes.

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Deconstructing the Declaration: What We Can Learn from the Declaration of Independence
The Common Reading for the Class of 2019 and the college community was Danielle Allen’s Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. The goal of the Common Reading project is to inspire close reading, deep thinking, and spirited discussion about the largest-order questions of our time. In this year’s annual Faculty Symposium, three faculty members from different disciplines talk about the Declaration and how they approach this brief but definitive text from the perspectives of classics, rhetoric, and politics. They offer a view into students’ classroom experience and their own scholarship, with time for discussion and questions.

Moderator: Matthew Auer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Margaret Imber, Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies and Co-Director of the Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching

Hope and History
The Declaration is a living document whose meaning unfolds over time, which presents a conundrum. Such an interpretation offers historians great difficulty. On the other hand, such an interpretation offers citizens great promise.

Charles Nero, Professor of Rhetoric

Do Black Lives Matter in the Declaration of Independence?
Whose declaration is it? How are identity and ownership defined? Who is the “equal” in equal? Can the Declaration belong to everyone?

Stephen Engel, Associate Professor and Chair of Politics

Can the Tension Between Liberty and Equality Be Resolved?
How does the Declaration inform the struggle in political systems between liberty and equality, individual and community, and our current-day understanding of individuals, society, and governance?

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

10 a.m.
Admission Information Session
Join the Office of Admission for an overview of Bates and the admission process.
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

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

11 a.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Trinity (Conn.)
Russell Street Soccer Field

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
In 10 minutes, you could help save a life. The Health & Fitness House will be hosting a needleless bone marrow donor drive. Stop by, fill out a brief questionnaire, and get your cheek swabbed. Quick and painless!
Alongside Garcelon Field, next to Cole Terrace

11:30 am
Men’s Lacrosse Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30 a.m.
Legacy Photograph
Alumni parents or grandparents of currently enrolled students are invited, with their children and grandchildren, to be part of this year’s legacy photo for Bates Magazine.
Hathorn Hall steps (Rain Site: Perry Atrium)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All Campus Barbecue
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages.
Outside Commons (Rain Site: Inside Commons)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Fun
Pumpkin decorating, activities, and autumn snacks for the whole family. Kids can get their faces painted like a bobcat and make their own pennant before heading to the Bates vs. Tufts football game to show their Bates pride!
Benjamin E. Mays Center

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs, find out what’s new, and learn how you can support our athletic teams.
Alongside Garcelon Field, next to Cole Terrace

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting the Bates Baseball team.
Garcelon Field (next to the home stands)

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bates Women’s Basketball Annual Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program.
Cole Terrace (Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to Study Abroad
Information on the college’s study abroad programs with Stephen Sawyer, associate dean of students and director of Off-Campus Study Programs.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Trinity (Conn.)
Bates Field Hockey is hosting the 2nd annual Hockey for Hunger game — dedicated to raising awareness of the food shortage in Maine. Money and food collected at the game will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
Previewing work by Boston Conservatory jazz choreographer Cathy Young and Bates professor Carol Dilley, and featuring works by student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Overview of International Student Life: African, Asian, European, The Americas, and Oceania [Note: Title Change]
Discussion with current students and Dean James Reese, Associate Dean for International Programming. Open to all.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

12:30 – 4 p.m.
Bates BrewFest
Bates alumni and families (21+) are invited by the Senior Class Gift Program and BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade) to come enjoy each other’s company among local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages. Please bring a current ID for entry.
Ladd Library Arcade

1:30 p.m.
Football vs. Tufts
Halftime acknowledgements: senior citation, All-Americans, senior awards, and Milt Lindholm award winners.
Garcelon Field

2 p.m.
Amy
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Trinity (Conn.)
Russell Street Soccer Field

2:30 p.m.
Annual Back to Bates Public Debate
Members of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council present a public debate for students, parents, alumni, and guests on the motion: “Resolved: This house regrets the rise of hacktivist groups.” The BQDC received its first national title in 2014 and is currently ranked among the top debate programs in the world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to join us for a fun afternoon of live music, performances, and visual arts produced by arts clubs on campus. Swing by to enjoy interactive arts activities and learn more about arts organizations at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge and Alumni Walk

3 p.m.
The Strange Bedfellows Improv Show
See Bates’ one-and-only student-run improv comedy team — off-the-cuff comedy for your laughter-related enjoyment.
Schaeffer Theatre

3 – 5 p.m.
Emerging Markets in Africa [CANCELED]
Facilitated discussions and plenary think thank. Part of the Bates Africana Club 2015 Business Conference.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

4 – 5 p.m.
Open House at the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE)
With Crystal Williams, associate vice president and chief diversity officer, professor of English, and fellow alumni, parents, current students, and our OIE staff.
Chase Hall, Office of Intercultural Education (Room 142)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Bates Athletics
A special gathering to recognize parents and alumni for their dedicated support of Friends of Bates and remarks by Kevin McHugh, director of athletics.
Commons, Jarynrd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

Bates offers two dinner options for families on Saturday, Oct. 3:

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Back to Bates Harvest Dinner
Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 4 p.m. Saturday. Alumni and families are invited to an autumn feast, featuring local Maine produce. There is no program at the dinner, so feel free to arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be served for parents and alumni only.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

[Note: The Harvest Dinner is sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Elizabeth Haffey at 207-755-5976 or ehaffey@bates.edu. Please specify the number of adult, child (under 21), and Bates student tickets needed.]

7 – 9 p.m.
Dessert Fair
Following dinner, come indulge your sweet tooth over decadent desserts and enjoy live music and horse drawn buggy rides.
Ladd Library Arcade

5:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass [CANCELED]
All are welcome. Presided by Fr. Paul Dumais, Bates’ associated Catholic chaplain, a priest in the Prince of Peace Parish of Lewiston.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Volunteer Recognition Reception
Join the Office of College Advancement and alumni and parent leaders in recognizing outstanding Bates volunteers.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

7:30 p.m.
Amy
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

8:15 – 9 p.m.
Lecture: A Quick Illustrated History of Bates with Curt Lyford ’04
“Bates College is not standing in the way of any other institution, but is occupying and cultivating ground which before had lain waste.” — Oren B. Cheney
Now in its 161st year, Bates continues to lead. It is remarkable how, over the last 40 years, many of the best colleges in America have changed themselves to become much more like Bates. A lively collection of photographs of Bates history will give us an encouraging, fascinating, and sometimes humorous view of the college.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

9 – 10:30 p.m.
Beer and Wine Tasting for Bates Parents
Cap off the evening with your fellow parents while discovering delicious beers and wines and their ideal cheese and dessert pairings.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

 

Sunday, Oct. 4


7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
$5.50 adults/$2.25 children, pay at the door
Commons

9 a.m.
Sixth-Annual Men’s Lacrosse Golf Outing
9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. shotgun start, scramble style. Refreshments, program, and dinner at 3 p.m. This event requires pre-registration, no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

10 a.m.
Interfaith Service [Note: The service has been changed from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m.]
A simple, reflective, multifaith service composed of musical offerings, readings from religious and secular traditions, prayers, and intentions. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Sponsored by the Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

10 a.m.
Nordic Ski Team 5K Run/Walk
Register before the run/walk outside Commons at the Alumni Walk entrance

10 a.m. – noon
Alumni and Student Regional Fair
Sponsored by the Alumni Council, students are encouraged to come learn about popular regions where Bobcats build their dens for internship and job opportunities. Alumni representatives from Boston, New York, LA, San Francisco, DC, Portland, and Chicago will be on hand to answer questions about best neighborhoods, Bates connections and more. A light brunch will be served.
Chase Hall, High Ceilings

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Brunch
$8.75 adults/$4.50 children, pay at the door
Commons

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
Previewing work by Boston Conservatory jazz choreographer Cathy Young and Bates professor Carol Dilley, and featuring works by student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon
Women’s Tennis vs. Merrimack
Wallach Tennis Center

1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Me.-Fort Kent
Russell Street Soccer Field

5:30 p.m.
Christian Worship Service
A service of Christian prayer and praise, including gospel music, offered by Bates Christian Fellowship. All are welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

 


Weekend Exhibits

Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center
Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Points of View
Features recent works by Jay Gould, of Baltimore, Maryland; Gary Green, of Waterville, Maine; David Maisel, of Marin, California; and Shoshannah White, of Portland, Maine. Viewing elements of the Maine landscape from different levels of scale — from great distance to close-up, each artist explores a different aspect of the boundaries and interrelationships between human activity and the natural world.

Points of View is supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The exhibition is also part of the Maine Photo Project (mainephotoproject.org), a statewide photography collaboration of more than 30 nonprofit cultural organizations in 2015, organized and supported by the institutions of the Maine Curators’ Forum. The Maine Photo Project is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Painter of Maine: Photographs of Marsden Hartley
Marsden Hartley (1877–1943), a native son of Lewiston, is recognized as one of the most important American modernists. This exhibition focuses on a large and rarely exhibited group of photographs of the artist spanning his adult life.

Maine Collected
This exhibition draws from a facet of the collection focusing on contemporary arts living in or connected to the state of Maine.