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 that are exceptions to AP style:
- The time of event, with start and end times separated by an “en dash,” and “am” and “pm” aligned next to the hour.
Note: To create an en dash: (PC) hold the Control key and type the hyphen key on the top of the keyboard; (Mac) hold the Option key and hyphen key.
- The name of event in bold.
- The event description (optional); does not have to be complete sentence.
- The location of event in italics. The building name is first followed by room name and/or number; use Bates Place Names for reference.
Event Style Examples
Featuring eggs, bacon, fruit and pancakes.
New Commons Building
New Commons Building, Dining Room 131
$6.25 adults / $3.25 children, buy at the door
Movie shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104
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.
Commons Building, Cole Terrace
Rain Site: Commons Building, Fireplace Lounge
Men’s Rugby Club 35th Anniversary Reception BBQ
Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center
Men’s Rugby vs. Bowdoin
This reception opens the fall-winter exhibitions at the Bates College Museum of Art: Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era and Amy Stacey Curtis: Time and Place.
Museum of Art