Editorial Style for Events and Schedules

Achieving a consistent style for the presentation of Bates events in schedules and listings helps potential attendees focus on what really matters: the information.

The style for a Bates event listing has four elements:

  1. The time of event. Separate hours with an “en” dash (in Microsoft word, press the Control key and Minus key on the number pad ); use “am” and ‘”pm” with no periods and no space after the number; use “noon” and “midnight” instead of 12.
  2. The name of event in bold.
  3. The event description (optional); does not have to be complete sentence.
  4. The location of event in italics. The building name is first followed by room name and/or number; use Bates Place Names for reference.

Examples

7–8:30am
Breakfast

Featuring eggs, bacon, fruit and pancakes.
New Commons Building

8am–midnight
Registration
New Commons Building, Dining Room 131

7–10:30am
Continental Breakfast
$6.25 adults / $3.25 children, buy at the door
New Commons Building

2pm
Savages
Movie shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bates Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Bid on a variety of great prizes while supporting the women’s basketball team’s fundraising for future training trips.
New Commons Building, Cole Terrace
Rain Site: New Commons Building, Fireplace Lounge

6:30pm
Men’s Rugby Club 35th Anniversary Reception BBQ

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center

7:30pm
Men’s Rugby vs. Bowdoin
Garcelon Field

Noon
1000 Airplanes on the Roof
Thomas Holmberg ’13 takes on this challenging solo performance of alien encounter, directed by Kati Vecsey of the theater faculty, and with new music by Bates composer Bill Matthews. The production incorporates images from the Bates College Museum of Art astrophotography exhibition Starstruck.
Schaeffer Theatre

8–9:30am
50th Reunion Breakfast with President Clayton Spencer
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

10–10:45am
50th Reunion Seminar: Art History with Wanda Jones Corn ’62

Wanda Jones Corn ’62, retired now from teaching the history of American art at Stanford University, continues to research, write and guest curate museum exhibitions. Based on her own experience, she will talk about the politics and challenges of organizing museum exhibitions on artists as varied as Andrew Wyeth, Grant Wood, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gertrude Stein.
Pettengill Hall, Room G52 (Keck Classroom)