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Tuesday

February 28, 2006
12:00 am

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.

Tuesday

February 21, 2006
12:00 am

'Campaign for Bates' exceeds $100 million

Bates has passed the $100-million milestone in its fund-raising campaign, announced Vice President for College Advancement Victoria M. Devlin. The $101 million in gifts and pledges through Jan. 31 is part of a six-year campaign to raise $120 million. Known as The Campaign for Bates: Endowing Our Values, the fund-raising drive will end June 30, 2006. The College’s last campaign ended in 1996 having raised $59.3 million against a $50 million goal.

Thursday

February 16, 2006
12:00 am

Bates debates Yale in 'ultimate showdown'

Billed as the “ultimate showdown between two of the best debate teams in the country,” the Brooks Quimby Debate Council debates the Yale University team on the issue, “Is terrorism, as a philosophical construct, a just form of warfare?” Open to the public free of charge, the rhetorical match begins at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Thursday

February 16, 2006
12:00 am

Behind the scenes with Olympic skier Justin Freeman '98

In his first Olympic race, on Feb. 17, Freeman finished 53rd out of 97 competitors in the 15 km. classical, at Pragelato, Italy. Since his appointment to the team in January, U.S. Olympic cross country skier Freeman has e-mailed a few updates to family and friends.

Friday

February 10, 2006
12:00 am

Multicultural Affairs presents poetry reading for Black History Month

A poetry reading by Jaki Shelton Green will be the first in a series of events sponsored by the Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of Black History Month. Green, a poet in residence at Bates from Feb. 10 through 14, will read from her most recently published work, Breath of Song: New and Selected Poems (Carolina Wren Press, 2005), at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Chase Hall Lounge, 53 Campus Ave. The reading is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Wednesday

February 8, 2006
12:00 am

Sixth annual 'Vagina Monologues' benefits women's advocacy efforts

Elizabeth Brady, a junior from Pembroke, Mass., directs the sixth annual Bates College production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.

Wednesday

February 8, 2006
12:00 am

Students join Maine Campus Compact service trip to New Orleans

Two Bates College juniors will join six students from the University of Maine system’s Orono and Farmington campuses, and two Maine Campus Compact leaders, in New Orleans during the week of February break to work on construction projects with Habitat for Humanity. While there, Michael Wilson of Groton, Mass., and Brooke Miller of Arlington, Va., will meet with local residents who have been affected by the hurricane and will reflect on the concept of service.

Thursday

February 2, 2006
12:00 am

Bates College Concert Series presents St. Lawrence String Quartetwd

Considered one of the world-class quartets of its generation, the St. Lawrence String Quartet visits Bates College for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.