News Archives

Friday

August 29, 2003 10:56 am

Freewill Folk Society presents Old Time Fiddle Festival

Folk music players and fans from around the region will converge in Lewiston on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept. 12-13, for the first annual Old Time Fiddle Festival. Featuring respected musicians from Maine, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia and Ireland, the festival’s workshops, mini-concerts and a contradance will be held on campus, while a Saturday evening concert by the band Beòlach takes place at nearby Lewiston Middle School.

Friday

August 22, 2003 10:57 am

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

An environmental studies major at Bates with a concentration in environmental geology, senior Rachel Booty is researching soil contamination by heavy metals — primarily lead — for her thesis. In particular, she’s investigating the impact such contamination makes on urban living. Her research has involved testing plant and soil samples from the downtown gardens run by Lots to Gardens, the community garden program that Booty works for, and comparing them to control materials taken from test gardens on campus.

Friday

August 22, 2003 10:47 am

McDuffee dedication honors ‘vitality, leadership and courage’

A sports scoreboard rarely merits more than a passing glance. You check who’s winning, maybe the inning or time remaining, before turning your attention back to the action on the playing field. Yet at its Bates dedication ceremony on Sept. 20, the new Morgan W. McDuffee ’02 Memorial Scoreboard attracted long, pensive looks — not for any winning score enumerated in its amber lights, but for its promise to become a campus symbol of loss turned to hope.

Wednesday

August 20, 2003 11:34 am

Bates recognized for top academic experience

The latest editions of the nation’s “go-to” college guides and magazines continue to rank Bates College among the best U.S. liberal arts colleges.

Tuesday

August 19, 2003 11:22 am

College Republicans host school-choice debate

Education experts on both sides of the school-choice issue debate the question in an event organized by the Bates College Republicans at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The panel discussion — titled “School Choice: The Right Choice for Maine?” — is open to the public at no charge.

Friday

August 15, 2003 11:49 am

First solo U.S. exhibition by famed Cuban artist presented at Museum of Art

The opening reception for Manuel López Oliva: Cuba and the Theatre of Desire, the first solo U.S. exhibition by one of Cuba’s most famous and accomplished artists, takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Museum of Art, located in the college’s Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St

Friday

August 8, 2003 10:46 am

Opportunities flourish in Bates senior's gardens

Scion of a farming family in Sandwich, N.H., Booty has put her agricultural experience to work for Lots to Gardens, a Lewiston-based nonprofit founded in 1998 by another Bates student, Kirsten Walter. Booty — who is as passionate about civic involvement as she is about raising food — is the youth coordinator for the program, which uses gardening projects to strengthen community and support local young people.

Sunday

August 3, 2003 10:47 am

Bates Dance Festival presents site-specific performance

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England’s leading contemporary dance producing and training program, presents a double bill featuring “Different Voices,” an evening of works by international and U.S. artists presented in Schaeffer Theatre, and “The Atrium Project,” a site-specific performance in the Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.

Friday

August 1, 2003 11:03 am

National summit on undergraduate research to be hosted

From Aug. 2 through 4, forty-nine leaders in chemistry research from U.S. academic institutions, industry and funding agencies will attend a national Undergraduate Research Summit at Bates.