Stories from August 1996
Noonday Concert Series resumes

Thursday, August 29, 1996 10:48 am

As the fall semester commences, Bates will resume its Noonday Concert Series with weekly performances by Bates faculty and students. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college's Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, located on Russell Street.

Class of 2000 arrives

Thursday, August 29, 1996 10:42 am

Some remarkable young people -- including an inventor, artists and unusual athletes -- are entering the class of 2000, college officials say. Bates begins the new academic year with some 1,694 students. That number includes 493 first-year students and eight transfers, according to dean of admissions Wylie Mitchell.

Bates College Museum of Art celebrates 10 years

Monday, August 26, 1996 11:09 am

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bates College's Olin Arts Center, the Museum of Art will launch its 1996-97 season at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 with an opening reception for an upper-gallery exhibit by Bates College faculty. An exhibition of highlighted works from the museum's permanent collection along with "Modern Artists and Book Illustration" will also be on display on the lower-level gallery.

Bates student named Mitchell Scholar

Friday, August 2, 1996 10:38 am

Brandi Richards '98 of Kingfield is one of 20 Maine residents named to receive a $2,500 scholarship from a fund created by former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell.

Four alumni named to Board of Trustees

Friday, August 2, 1996 10:35 am

Four alumni have been appointed to the Bates' Board of Trustees.