Stories from August 1997
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.