Stories from August 2006
New multifaith chaplain named at Bates College

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:17 am

The Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, an Episcopal priest, has been named the multifaith chaplain at Bates College, announced Dean of Students Tedd R. Goundie.

Poet Robert Farnsworth to address Bates College convocation

Monday, August 28, 2006 11:27 am

Bates College begins its 152nd academic year with a convocation address by Robert Farnsworth, a member of the English faculty and a nationally known poet, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the college's Historic Quadrangle.

Bates Dance Festival presents 'Different Voices' concert

Friday, August 25, 2006 12:00 am

The annual "Different Voices" concert features a wide range of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Africa bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The festival presents "Different Voices" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.

Bates continues to get high marks in college guides

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:35 am

August is peak season for college guides, and Bates continues to get high marks in them. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report 's America's Best Colleges, Bates is ranked 23rd among 215 national liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on peer assessment of presidents and deans, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources of the institution, alumni giving and graduation rates.

Grant, new Muskie papers 'a wonderful confluence' for Bates archives

Monday, August 14, 2006 11:38 am

Sen. Ed Muskie '36 speaks to Bates students about Vietnam in 1969. Thanks to a recent grant and a key donation of personal papers, one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of political documents outside the presidential library system has grown even larger.

Three alumni elected to Bates Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 12:00 am

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced three appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Susan S. Kozik of Matthews, N.C., Christopher J. Gorayeb of New York, N.Y., and James F. O'Brien Jr. of New York, N.Y.

Maine singer-songwriter closes Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 12:00 am

The 2006 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series concludes on Aug. 10 with a 6 p.m. performance by Maine-based singer-songwriter Carolyn Currie. The show takes place in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews at Bates. The rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.