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Thursday

May 30, 1996 11:47 am

Embroidered textiles exhibit to open in the Museum of Art

The exhibition “Nancy Hemenway: Embroidered Wall Sculptures” will open at the Bates College Museum of Art on June 7 with a reception for the internationally recognized artist at 7 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

May 30, 1996 11:46 am

Bates to participate in Maine Museum Day

The Bates College Museum of Art will participate in the second annual Maine Museum Day on June 8 by opening its doors to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday

May 28, 1996 11:44 am

Open-air concert schedule

At Bates College, Lewiston, Maine: Open-air Thursday evening concert schedule at Olin Arts Center Amphitheater, Russell Street. Rain site, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free. All at 6 p.m. Wheelchair-accessible.

Monday

May 27, 1996 11:43 am

Bates College commencement report

Honorary degrees: Peter J. Gomes, minister of the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, president of the International Association for Religious Freedom; and Edward O. Wilson, entomologist and Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard

Monday

May 27, 1996 11:41 am

Profile of class of 1996

Total graduates: 383 Men: 182 Women: 201 Total bachelor of arts degrees conferred: 286 Men: 133 Women: 153 Total bachelor…

Monday

May 27, 1996 11:39 am

Local residents among 1996 graduates

Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 130th commencement exercises on Monday (May 27) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. The distinguished Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.

Thursday

May 16, 1996 11:37 am

Accomplished anthropologist-musician to perform West African drumming

An anthropologist and musician will present a lecture/performance on West African drumming at Bates at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

May 16, 1996 11:36 am

Bates Commencement Slated for May 27; Achebe to Speak

Joining Achebe as honorary-degree recipients will be one of America’s most eloquent ministers, Peter J. Gomes, a Bates alumnus; human-rights activist Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, a Bates alumna; and entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Harward will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 390 seniors in an outdoor ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of Coram Library, following the traditional procession of seniors and faculty, which will be led by bagpipers. In case of rain, the graduation exercise will be held in the Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Wednesday

May 15, 1996 11:34 am

Brass Quintet to perform

Music by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Bach and Gershwin will be on the program Sunday, May 19, when the Bates College Brass Quintet performs in a free public concert at 2 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Monday

May 13, 1996 11:32 am

Retirees, employees honored at luncheon

Fourteen retiring Bates College employees with a combined total of more than 270 years of service were honored recently at the college’s annual employee recognition luncheon.