Stories from August 2001
Friday, August 31, 2001 2:38 pm
The trickle of arrivals would become a steady stream by Sept. 1, as all members of the 583-person Class of 2005, Bates' largest-ever incoming group, arrived to kick-off their first -- and the College's 147th year -- with orientation, a week designed to create an immediate sense of community between new students and Bates.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:52 pm
Recent Bates College graduate Peg Ficks of Washington, Conn., has been selected by the NCAA as the 2001 Woman of the Year from Maine.
Thursday, August 23, 2001 3:06 pm
Internationally acclaimed pianist and Nonesuch recording artist Richard Goode will open the 2001-02 Bates College Concert Series with an interpretation of classical masterpieces at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:13 am
James McBride, an award-winning composer, saxophonist and best-selling author whose writing explores the complexities of racial identity, will officially open the 147th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address "The Color of Water: A Meditation on Identity" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the college's main quadrangle. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The rain site will be the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 2:45 pm
The presidents of 18 Maine institutions of higher education joined former Sen. George Mitchell on Sunday, Aug. 19, to publicly commit their colleges and universities to a deeper involvement in civic responsibility to their communities.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 11:24 am
Regarding the Presidents’ Fourth of July Declaration on the Civic Responsibilities of Higher Education.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 3:54 pm
The Bates College tennis and squash programs will exchange head coaches in the 2001-02 year.
Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:16 pm
Several Holocaust survivors will discuss their experiences at the 11th annual Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine’s summer seminar, Teaching the Holocaust: Implications for the 21st Century, at Bates College Aug. 5-10.
Friday, August 3, 2001 4:25 pm
The renowned Liz Lerman Dance Exchange culminates a two-year Maine Millennium Celebration with its Bates Dance Festival performance of In Praise of the Creative Spirit Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, in Schaeffer Theatre on the Bates campus.