Stories from August 2003
Friday, August 29, 2003 10:56 am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.