Posts from April 2006
Godsey notches season-best hammer throw at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:00 am

Bates College senior Keelin Godsey again proved to be one of the top throwers in the NCAA at any division Thursday at the Penn Relays, finishing second in the hammer throw amongst solely Division I competition.

Two concerts, 88 keys equal a great weekend in Olin Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 3:54 pm

One of them classical, the other jazz, two concerts feature standout Maine pianists this weekend at Bates College.

Rigor, creativity drive Short Term

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:00 am

Bates' Short Term has come a long way since it was established 40 years ago. This five-week spring session started out as an efficiency measure. It enabled Bates to get more use from its facilities, and enabled students to complete the Bates education in three years instead of four, if they so desired. (For more about the history of Short Term, see the article "May 1966: The first Short Term.")

College's help doesn't stop with Commencement, grad students find

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:00 am

With help from a group of staff and faculty advisers at Bates, biology major Kelton McMahon recently won a National Science Foundation fellowship to study ecological geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. But what may be surprising about McMahon's good fortune is that he hasn't been a Bates student for a while. He graduated last year.

Christopher Laconi '05 wins Harvard Kennedy School fellowship

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:12 am

A year away from academe proved no disadvantage for Christopher Laconi '05. Shortly before graduation, Laconi was accepted by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to pursue a master’s in public policy. But Laconi, a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, deferred matriculation one year so that he could travel in Europe "for work and pleasure" and then consult for nonprofits in Boston.

Seven senior art majors exhibit work at museum

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 12:00 am

Seven studio art majors at Bates are showing work from their yearlong thesis projects in the annual Senior Exhibition, which runs through May 28 in the Bates Gallery, Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. The artists are Lindsay Allsop of Concord, N.H.; Brooke Anable of Plymouth, N.H.; Emily Fisken of Thetford Center, Vt.; Yi Xing Hwa of Seremban, Malaysia; Sarah Judice of West Granby, Conn.; Molly Stoddard of Los Osos, Calif.; and Annie Wachnicki of Norwalk, Conn.

Junior exhibits proteges' photographs

Thursday, April 6, 2006 12:00 am

After mentoring a group of boys from Poland Regional High School and teaching them photography, Bates College junior Jacob Bluestone of Huntington, N.Y., has mounted their images in an exhibit titled In Our Hands, Through our Eyes in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. Open to the public at no charge from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, the exhibition continues through April 9. The display is sponsored by the Department of Art and Visual Culture, with the support of a Phillips Fellowship and an Arthur Crafts Service-Learning Award.

Virginia party chair to lecture on 'failure of feminism'

Monday, April 3, 2006 12:00 am

Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Kate Obenshain Griffin gives a lecture on the topic "Failure of Feminism" at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact Nate Walton, chairman of the Maine College Republicans, at 207-240-4549 or chairman@mainecr.org.