Stories from August 2004
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 9:17 am
Musicians performing at Bates College in September include Frank Glazer, a prominent Maine pianist and Bates artist in residence; Atsuko Hirai, a soprano and member of the Bates faculty; and the Verdehr Trio, internationally acclaimed for its development of the violin-clarinet-piano trio repertoire.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:31 am
Organized and run by students, the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program -- commonly known by its acronym, AESOP -- puts Bates first-years, guided by older peers, onto hiking trails and into kayaks.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:28 am
In the U.S. News & World Report 2005 edition of America's Best Colleges, Bates is ranked 22nd among 217 national liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on a mix of peer assessment, rates of student retention and graduation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Since 1987, with the exception of 1991, Bates' rank has ranged from 18th to 23rd.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 3:44 pm
Paul Rogat Loeb, author of a highly praised book exploring community involvement, opens the 150th academic year at Bates College with the Convocation address "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Hope in a Time of Fear" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:41 am
"Being at college, being away from home, you're set to feel you're on your own, you're adult now," says Matt Heffernan '05, of Cranston, R.I.
Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:48 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents its Different Voices concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 in Schaeffer Theatre, located on College Avenue, Bates College. The concert showcases artists from the United States, Vietnam, Mexico and Cape Verde.
Friday, August 6, 2004 3:27 pm
Bates received 3.5 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2008, with 467 new first-year students expected when the fall semester starts Sept. 8.
Sunday, August 1, 2004 9:57 am
The Rhode Island-based Everett Dance Theatre returns to Bates College to present the 2004 world premiere of Home Movies. Incorporating dance, theater and video, Home Movies explores today’s American family, tackling such issues as mental illness, homelessness and immigration. The Bates Dance Festival presents Everett Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, at Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $17/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Home Movies is appropriate for people of all ages.)