Stories from January 1999
Friday, January 15, 1999 10:10 am
In celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Bates College Center for Service-Learning and Lewiston-Auburn College will co-sponsor a "read-in" by faculty, staff and students for grades 2-6 at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Longley Elementary School on Birch Street in Lewiston. In case school is cancelled due to snow, the read-in will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Wednesday, January 13, 1999 10:05 am
Bates College has awarded more than $20,000 to the Auburn Land Lab, Lewiston High School, Lewiston's McMahon and Longley elementary schools as well as Morse High School and Bath Middle School through the Bates College Science Education Outreach Grant program. The awards are sponsored by Bates and funded by major grants to the college from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the nation's largest private funder of research and education in science and health.
Wednesday, January 13, 1999 9:23 am
Lewiston native Margaret Tardiff Crumley has made a $100,000 gift to Bates in memory of her husband Thomas D. Crumley '52, President Donald W. Harward announced.
Wednesday, January 13, 1999 9:03 am
Novelist Robert Reddick will read from his work in progress, titled The Labyrinth of Wind, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.
Tuesday, January 12, 1999 8:55 am
Bellita and Jazztumbatá, an internationally recognized trio from Havana, Cuba, will present an evening of music and dance at at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Olin Arts Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Monday, January 11, 1999 4:24 pm
Award-winning poet Robert Chute will read from Sweeping the Sky, works in progress about Russian women combat pilots of World War II, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Special Collections room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.
Thursday, January 7, 1999 4:10 pm
Pianist Frank Glazer will present a lecture and recital, "The Piano as a Versatile Instrument," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend the presentation, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt, free of charge.
Wednesday, January 6, 1999 3:59 pm
Jim Daniels, photojournalist, will discuss "Witnessing Spirit: A Photojournalist's Observations" Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Wednesday, January 6, 1999 3:55 pm
Novelist John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, will speak at Bates College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a two-day series of activities and workshops focused on Two Societies: A Focus on Class through the Lenses of Race and Gender. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.
Wednesday, January 6, 1999 2:33 pm
A $1-million gift from Henry "Jack" Keigwin '59, and his wife, Beverly, of Warwick, R.I., has funded a major environmental restoration project and new granite amphitheater on the Bates College campus.