Posts from October 2002
Maine Day brings in-state students to Bates

Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:09 pm

A high spot is an often lively, 45-minute question-and-answer session with current Bates students. "The audience is encouraged to find out what life is like here on campus and what the academic atmosphere is," says Harrison

Hansen inaugurated as Bates' seventh president

Saturday, October 26, 2002 4:13 pm

The value of a college education in terms of increased lifetime income is well understood, but less well understood is its social and civic value, Elaine Tuttle Hansen told more than 1,400 guests Saturday during her inauguration as the seventh president of Bates College and its first woman president.

Theatrical presentations claim spotlight in November cultural calendar

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 4:20 pm

For journalists covering arts and entertainment, the emphasis in November's public arts and entertainment events at Bates College is on stage. Two productions apiece are planned by the college's theater and dance programs, and three by the student theatrical troupe, making the month rich for performance fans. Another highlight for your story planning is the fact that Frank Glazer, an artist in residence at Bates and a pianist of international stature, has two concerts on tap during November. In addition, the month holds one must-cover in literature at Bates, a reading by Camden's own Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Richard Russo (Empire Falls).

Musical offerings hit crescendo in November

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 4:03 pm

Performances by two student ensembles and two concerts featuring the dean of Maine pianists bring Bates College musical offerings to a crescendo in November.

Students perform Oscar Wilde's breakthrough comedy

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:13 pm

The Bates College theater department presents a production of "Lady Windermere's Fan," the comedy that made Oscar Wilde the toast of London, in the Gannett Theater.

Bates panel to discuss U.S. invasion of Iraq

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:44 am

A group of journalists, professors and activists present a panel discussion titled "War, What Is It Good For? Should the United States Invade Iraq," to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.

November cultural calendar puts theater in spotlight

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:37 am

The play's the thing when it comes to November's public arts and entertainment events at Bates College. Two productions are planned by the college's theater program (as well as two by the dance program), and there are two by the student theatrical troupe, the Robinson Players. Other performance highlights for November include two concerts by artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, a pianist of international stature. The month also holds a reading by Camden's own Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Russo.

Bates Democrats honor Muskie '36

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:14 am

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the memory of Edmund S. Muskie '36 -- Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state -- will be honored in a talk by U.S. Rep. John Baldacci at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Babb exhibition enters final weeks

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:58 am

A major exhibition of Maine landscapes by Joel Babb, whose realist approach has made him a favorite with collectors all over the Northeast, is featured at the Bates College Museum of Art through Dec. 29.A resident of Buckfield and an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Babb has been a notable presence in New England art for more than 20 years. He is known for large, luminous, boldly colored works whose approach to imagery and composition is virtually photographic.

Elaine Tuttle Hansen to be inaugurated as Bates College president in Saturday ceremony

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:49 am

Bates College celebrates the presidential inauguration of Elaine Tuttle Hansen at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 in the Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium. The installation ceremony and several other events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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