Stories from August 1997
Friday, August 29, 1997 3:36 pm
The Bates College Freewill Folk Society opens the 1997-98 Contradance Series with The Goose Cove Orchestra and caller Greg More at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. General admission is $4 and $2 for students and seniors. Soft-soled shoes are recommended.
Friday, August 29, 1997 3:30 pm
Cornel West, one of the nation's most eminent scholars, will address the topic of race in our society at the inaugural Bates Fall Forum at 4 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Alumni Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Friday, August 29, 1997 3:08 pm
The Jimmy Bruno Trio, led by jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. General admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations call 207-786-6135.
Friday, August 29, 1997 3:04 pm
The new physical plant building at Bates College will be dedicated Wednesday at noon in a ceremony off of Russell Street behind Merrill Gymnasium.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 2:58 pm
Mark A. Kessler, professor of political science at Bates College, has received the Best Treatment of Women and Minority Groups in a Political Science Text award from the Women's Caucus of the American Political Science Association. Kessler was honored for The Play of Power (St. Martin's Press, 1996), a textbook he co-authored that concerns the integration of women and minorities into the U.S. government and political system.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 2:55 pm
Joaquin G. Avila, a litigator and advocate in the field of voting rights law, will deliver a lecture titled "The Voting Rights Act: Affirmative Action in Levelling the Political Playing Field" as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture seriesat 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 2:49 pm
Diana L. Eck, award-winning author of Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, will deliver a lecture titled Multireligious America: New Arguments, New Opportunities, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to the 1997-1998 Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought and admission is free.
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 2:43 pm
Distinguished legal scholar and author James O. Freedman, president of Dartmouth College, will deliver the keynote address during convocation at Bates College on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Tuesday, August 26, 1997 2:32 pm
Close to 100 lectures, concerts, theater performances and art exhibits, all open to the public, are planned for the 1997-98 academic year at Bates College.
Saturday, August 23, 1997 2:26 pm
Noted Harvard theologian Peter J. Gomes '65, will discuss themes connected with his recently published best- seller The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (Morrow, 1996) at his alma mater at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.