Stories from June 2002
Four college Trustees named

Friday, June 21, 2002 8:52 am

Gretchen Shorter Davis of Portland, Maine, and Henry J. Keigwin of South Dartmouth, Mass., have been elected to the college’s Board of Overseers by the alumni of Bates College; Michael W. Bonney of Sudbury, Mass., and David L. Foster of New York City have been appointed by college trustees to serve on the Board of Overseers, Bates College President Donald W. Harward announced.

Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series opens with Blue Sunday

Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:45 am

The Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series, a string of five concerts held in an intimate amphitheater at the edge of the college's Lake Andrews, opens Thursday, July 18, with the jazz ensemble Blue Sunday. The concerts are open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6400.

Economics department tops in scholarly publication citations

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:01 am

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks number one in terms of total citations per capita and third overall among 50 top liberal arts colleges studied.

Ladd Internships help Bates students explore career opportunities

Monday, June 17, 2002 9:04 am

Thirteen Bates College students have been selected for summer internships through the Ladd Internship Program, which provides unique opportunities for career exploration at businesses and institutions ranging from the Ah Haa School for the Arts to Thieme Medical Publishers.

Alumni receive awards at Reunion Weekend

Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:06 am

Bates College presented awards to distinguished alumni Saturday at the college's Reunion Weekend 2002, held this year from June 6 to 9. The Rev. Arthur E. Higgins '43, received Bates' highest honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Award. Paula M. Colahan '87, received the Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award. Norman E. Brackett '52, received the Alumni Community Service Award, and David O. Boone '62 and Carol Huntington Boone '63, received the Helen A. Papaioanou '49 Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Carl Sprinchorn, Maine's King of the Woods, featured at Bates College Museum of Art

Thursday, June 6, 2002 9:11 am

An exhibit of some three dozen works by Carl Sprinchorn, renowned for the art he made while exploring the Maine wilderness over four decades, opens at the Bates College Museum of Art with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. The exhibit runs through Aug. 23. Admission to the museum, located in the Olin Arts Center on Russell Street, is open to the public free of charge.

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America's "most valuable public intellectual" for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Glazer and Cumming performance

Monday, June 3, 2002 9:28 am

Frank Glazer, a resident artist at Bates College since 1980 and arguably Maine's best-known pianist, is joined by his former student Duncan Cumming for an evening of music by Brahms, Dvorák and others at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. The concert is free and open to the public.