Stories from June 1999
Wednesday, June 30, 1999 12:00 am
The St. Cecilia Trio, composed of pianist Duncan Cumming, Bates class of 1993; cellist Sölen Dikener; and violinist Hilary Walther, will perform three concerts at Bates College July 13, July 15 and July 17 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students and seniors. Call the Olin Arts Center, 207-786-6135, for more information.
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 12:00 am
Baldemar Velasquez, president and founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the Farm Worker Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, will discuss "Latino Immigrant Workers, a Call for a New Civil Rights Movement" at Bates College May 17 at 4 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Thursday, June 3, 1999 12:00 am
The Bates College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of Alumni Relations will present a panel discussion on admissions and financial aid issues for prospective parents and their families June 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Lindholm House, 23 Campus Ave., Lewiston. The public is invited to attend without charge. Call the Bates College Office of Admissions at 207-786-6000 by June 9 to register.
Wednesday, June 2, 1999 12:00 am
Two area residents received bachelor's degrees during Bates College's 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor's degrees on 417 graduates.