News Archives


February 15, 2000 2:20 pm

Bates to hold symposium on Islam in the modern world

“Islam in the Modern World,” a two-day symposium, will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The fourth in a series of Bates College Symposia in Religion and Contemporary Issues focused on issues of religious tolerance and diversity, the conference is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates, with support from a variety of Bates offices.


February 15, 2000 2:14 pm

Documentary filmmaker to discuss China

Documentary film maker Carma Hinton, a leading chronicler of China, will present a workshop at Bates College about Western views of China’s one-child policy and the status of Chinese women at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Keck Classroom G52 of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


February 8, 2000 2:12 pm

Winter Noonday Concert Series continues in March

The Bates College Noonday Concert series continues its winter season with a selection of programs throughout the month of March. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


February 8, 2000 2:09 pm

Role of higher education to be discussed

Educational leaders from Bates College, Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., and the University of Texas at Arlington will discuss the changing role of higher education in a round-table format at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Bates College Millennial Series lecture free of charge.


February 7, 2000 2:04 pm

"Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship" discussed in series

Dr. Michael Thorne Kelly, vice president for research, chairman of the board and founder of Advanced Management Catalyst Inc. in Wiscasset, and Dr. William S. Holt, Bates College class of 1963 and CEO of Eye Care & Surgery Center of Maine, will discuss “Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The presentation is part of The Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship, and public is invited to attend free of charge.


February 3, 2000 2:00 pm

'Best of the Fest' to be shown

“Best of the Fest,” a two-hour highlight film from the 24th Annual Banff Festival of Mountain Films in Banff, Alberta, Canada, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. “Best of the Fest” features footage of high-altitude rock and ice climbing, a trek from Russia to Canada through the North Pole, extreme mountain biking and the first crossing of western Nepal by paraglider. Admission to the event, sponsored by the Bates College Outing Club, is $3 for adults and free for seniors and children under 12.


February 3, 2000 1:56 pm

Educator and musician continues Spiritual Journeys series

Patricia Raube-Wilson, an educator and musician from Binghamton, N.Y., will explore the relationship between spirituality and the factors of weight, body image, sex and femininity in a talk titled “The Woman Who Was Too Big for God and Other Stories from the Front Lines of the Body Wars” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture without charge.


February 2, 2000 1:52 pm

Musical ensemble Strangefolk to perform

Strangefolk, a musical ensemble that blends vocal harmony, acoustic guitar and innovative songwriting, will perform in a Bates College concert appropriate for all ages at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Ave. Tickets are $12 and available at all Bull Moose Record locations in Maine and Portsmouth, N.H. Tickets will be available at the door if the concert is not sold out in advance.


February 2, 2000 1:48 pm

Museum of Art announces donated collection

The Bates College Museum of Art announces the gift of more than 30 prints, drawings, watercolors and photographs donated by Joanna D. and Henry L. McCorkle of Brunswick. The gift reflects the richness of Maine’s art community and includes works by some of the state’s most distinguished artists, such as Richard Estes, Yvonne Jacquette, Charles Hewitt, Dahlov Ipcar and Alex Katz.


February 2, 2000 1:42 pm

Black History Month events scheduled

Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the Office of the Chaplain, the Affirmative Action Office and the African American studies program.