Stories from September 2002
Thursday, September 19, 2002 8:58 am
Toru "Tiger" Okoshi, one of the region's top jazz trumpeters, brings his band to Maine for the second entry in the 2002-03 Bates College Concert Series, taking place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Russell Street. Admission is $7/$5.
Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:03 am
In cooperation with the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, the Bates College Leadership Academy premieres "Une Fete des Artes," a community arts festival taking place along the Androscoggin River from 10 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Sept. 28. This showcase for local performers and visual artists will be held at Railroad Park, Lewiston, and across the footbridge in Auburn at Rodney Bonney Memorial Park and Auburn Festival Plaza. Admission is free.
Monday, September 16, 2002 9:10 am
Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, the only American since 1981 to win the gold medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, opens the Bates College Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Russell Street. Admission to the concert is $7 for the general public and $5 for children, senior citizens and full-time students of all ages.
Friday, September 13, 2002 9:15 am
The Midcoast Woodwind Quintet, composed of the principal woodwind players of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, performs a program of mostly 20th-century music at Bates College at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Admission is free.
Thursday, September 12, 2002 2:24 pm
A group of Bates students and faculty will present a panel discussion titled "Perspectives on Globalization," to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the College Republicans, the Bates Libertarians and the campus Anti-Sweatshop Coalition, free of charge.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:17 pm
On the sunny and dreadful Tuesday that was Sept. 11, 2001, an afternoon Chapel service drew nearly 1,000 members of a Bates College community whose shock and dismay mirrored sentiments around the nation and the world. On the sunny Wednesday that was Sept. 11, 2002, the campus response to that aching memory again reflected the national mood, balanced somewhere between "life goes on" and "things will never be the same."
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 2:12 pm
Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond '43 H'73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.
Monday, September 9, 2002 4:21 pm
At Bates College, Sept. 11 begins with a Slow Walk for Peace, the contemplative ascent of a wooded hill near campus. Bells signal a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. and a Memorial Gathering in the College Chapel is planned for evening. Interpretive events later in the month include a faculty panel discussion and, on Sept. 25, the lecture "Is Islam the Enemy?" by The Nation columnist Christopher Hitchens.
Monday, September 9, 2002 4:13 pm
John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college's T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.
Monday, September 9, 2002 9:34 am
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis will read from his work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.