Stories from September 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005 4:18 pm
Coming to the Bates College Museum of Art in October are an exhibition of prints by Robert Indiana and a symposium relating the visual arts to cryptozoology, the study of unknown, rumored or hidden animals.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:34 am
Bates College students enrolled in the course "Afroambiente" ("Black Environment"), taught by Associate Professor of Spanish Baltasar Fra-Molinero, will give a multimedia presentation on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on both New Orleans and the United States at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Monday, September 26, 2005 4:22 pm
David Horowitz and Al Franken, authors and political commentators who represent distinctly opposed social and political viewpoints, are scheduled to speak within days of each other at Bates College.
Saturday, September 24, 2005 1:51 pm
The Bates College Museum of Art installation "From Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium", by Chinese artist Wenda Gu, closes with a reception and a performance piece by Gu at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.
Monday, September 19, 2005 4:23 pm
For the fourth year, Bates College students are coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region. Seniors all, the four student volunteer fellows at Bates during the 2005-06 academic year are Emily Hoffer of Danville, Vt.; Sarah Mengel of Westport, Conn.; Christopher Petrella of Somers, Conn.; and Katie Seamon of Leverett, Mass.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:26 pm
Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan student organization, hosts an event this week that will allow Bates students some virtual face time via a live video link with leaders at the United Nations' 2005 World Summit. The session takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pettengill Hall, Room G13.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:29 pm
The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South's changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376. "Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other," says Aron, author of Shalom Y'All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron's photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:39 am
The school year wasn't supposed to start this way. Instead of easing into her New Orleans apartment and her Tulane University course work, Maddy O'Brien of Winthrop, Maine, found herself spending school's first week as an evacuee 125 miles away in Lafayette, La. — one of the hundreds of thousands unsure of what Hurricane Katrina had done to their lives.
Thursday, September 8, 2005 4:30 pm
Speakers who addressed the Convocation audience Sept. 6 offered ample food for thought to the incoming Class of 2009, from the historical evolution of academic freedom to life lessons implicit in the Bates education. But unity — as in unity of self and unity on campus — was a subtext for remarks by both the featured convocation speaker, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes '65, and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen. Gomes referenced a sermon on his first Sunday on campus, in 1961 during what was then called "Freshman Week," that stressed Bates' role in assembling the diverse components of character into "a life worth living." Hansen, meanwhile, called for a shared campus commitment to robust intellectual inquiry.
Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:29 am
The class of 2009 arrives.