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Director of Bates Dining Services Cheryl Lacey (left) and Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Schwartz. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Purposeful Work Unplugged to present Dining Services’ Schwartz, Lacey

The two executives in charge of Bates College Dining Services share lessons from their lives and careers in a Purposeful Work Unplugged Q&A on Oct. 7.

By Bates News on October 5, 2015

Rivaling the colors of campus foliage are these pumpkins painted by children on Saturday of Homecoming. (Rene Minnis for Bates College)
Back to Bates weekend for families and alumni is underway

Combining homecoming and parents weekend programming into one dynamic event for everyone is the goal of Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

By Bates News on October 2, 2015

Valerie Smith '75 was announced as the 15th president of Swarthmore College on Feb. 21, 2015. (Laurence Kesterson / Swarthmore College)
Valerie Smith ’75 to be installed as Swarthmore’s 15th president on Oct. 3

Smith's accomplishment was set into motion, in part, by her experiences at Bates, both as a student and a trustee of the college.

By Kent Fischer on October 2, 2015

A scene from a 2014 rehearsal by the Bates College Dance Company. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Theater, film, music key to year’s first dance concert at Bates

The title may say "dance," but the Oct. 3-4 "Back to Bates Weekend" Dance Concert includes other performance forms too.

By Bates News on October 1, 2015

Carla Essenberg, a pollination ecologist, joined the Bates biology faculty as assistant professor in August 2015. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Carla Essenberg, biology

Carla Essenberg, a pollination ecologist, joined the Bates College biology faculty as assistant professor in August 2015.

By Doug Hubley on October 1, 2015

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‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

The Arctic's long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

By Jay Burns on October 1, 2015

Outside of Roger Williams Hall at lunchtime, Matthew Reback '18 of Potomac, Md., reads Yeats for his modern Irish poetry course. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Early-fall photographs that sample what nourishes our Bates community, a cornucopia of academics, athletics, friendships, and Bates places and people.

By Bates News on September 28, 2015

The Chase Hall courtyard with the 55 Campus Ave. student residence in the background, photographed on Sept. 2, 2015. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Sept. 25, 2015

As the bricklayers finished the north side of the Bates College residence being built at 65 Campus Ave., the difference was striking in a surprising way.

By Doug Hubley on September 25, 2015

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Photo story: At age 101, June Lovelace Griffin ’36 just wants to keep painting

Age 101, June Lovelace Griffin ’36 lives in her own home near the Bates campus, and her passion has always been her painting. "Every painting is just me," she says.

By Bates News on September 25, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal gives the 2015 Otis Lecture on Oct. 5. (Jim Panou)
Campus events: Oct. 2–31, 2015

These are public events at Bates College from Oct. 2–31 , 2015.

By Doug Hubley on September 24, 2015