Stories from May 2006
Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Faculty photographers exhibit their work in Chase Hall Gallery

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Three Bates College faculty members who share a passion for photography have mounted their images in an exhibit titled "After Image" 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 May 15.

The Class of 1975 joins the ivy stone tradition

Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:00 am

Thirty-one years ago, the Class of 1975 graduated from Bates without giving an ivy stone to the College. But '75 never forgot, and in 2005 the class celebrated its 30th Reunion by giving an ivy stone to the College. Designed by Diane Kounkoulas Peterson '75, the stone arrived over the winter and on May 4, 2006, Bates head mason Wilfred Chouinard installed the plaque.

National recruitment record earns Bates student a leadership award

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:00 am

Nathaniel Walton '08, chair of the Maine College Republicans, has received the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Award for Student Leadership from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

Bates Democrat events examine Iraq war, U.S. military policy

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:00 am

As Bates College gets its five-week spring Short Term into gear, the Bates Democrats sponsor three events examining the war in Iraq and American military policy. The events are open to the public at no charge.

Men's tennis team qualifies for seventh straight NCAA Championships

Monday, May 1, 2006 12:00 am

The Bates College men's tennis team was selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships for the seventh straight year on Monday, the longest such streak of any athletic program at Bates.

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