Posts from August 1997
Lanesboro student leads Bates' AESOP orientation

Thursday, August 21, 1997 1:26 pm

Two-hundred and thirty-six incoming students -- half the class of 2001 at Bates College -- will first face physical rigors, while hiking, rock climbing, canoing, backpacking or mountain biking in the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) orientation. Dan Voisin, a Bates senior from Lanesboro, Mass., is overseeing the preorientation program, including transportation, food and gear procurement as well as training the 52 student-trip leaders.

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze to perform at Bates

Thursday, August 21, 1997 11:58 am

The blues quartet Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 207-786-6135.

Farewell lunch to be held for Seeds of Peace group

Tuesday, August 12, 1997 11:48 am

A delegation from the Seeds of Peace International Camp will attend a farewell luncheon and discussion hosted by Bates College at noon on Thursday in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Bates students return to busy campus

Monday, August 11, 1997 11:40 am

The class of 2001 will be welcomed to Bates on Aug. 26 by the sounds of jackhammers as construction crews continue a number of renovation and building projects on campus. Classes begin Sept. 3. As construction workers proceed with building the college's state-of-the art academic building overlooking Lake Andrews, a student body of 1,650 students will encounter a new coffeehouse on Frye Street and a refurbished Den in Chase Hall.

Civil-War era letters discovered at Bates College

Monday, August 11, 1997 11:28 am

During the recent renovation of a Bates College-owned house on 32 Frye St. in Lewiston, Maine, construction workers discovered six Civil-War era letters exchanged between former Lewiston resident Uriah Balkam and his wife, Annie.

'Numinous Flesh' exhibit opens at Bates College

Friday, August 8, 1997 2:00 pm

The Bates College Museum of Art celebrates its season- opening exhibition, "Numinous Flesh, paintings by Alex Grey," with a lecture by and a reception for the artist at 7 p.m. Sept. 5. The lecture will be in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, and the reception will be in the museum. The public is invited and admission is free.

'Young Choreographers/New Works' at Bates Dance Festival

Friday, August 1, 1997 11:20 am

The Bates Dance Festival presents Young Choreographers/New Works at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug. 15, in Schaeffer Theatre. Admission is $6.

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