Stories from November 2007
Balm in Gilead: On Love, Justice and the Word

Friday, November 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist and professor of education at Harvard University, recently gave the Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Whiting Foundation to support humanities faculty at Bates College

Friday, November 30, 2007 12:37 pm

The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation of New York City has invited Bates to join a select group of institutions participating in a program that provides a year-long sabbatical for research and scholarly development to pretenure faculty in the humanities. The $100,000 Whiting Teaching Fellowship will be awarded to one Bates faculty member a year for the next four years.

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 26

Friday, November 30, 2007 12:34 pm

Just a few months ago, new construction projects at Bates were transforming a swath of campus that extended from Mount David to Merrill Gym. Now, like a Hollywood crane shot where the camera swoops down from lofty to intimate, the focus of construction at Bates is closing in on the interior of the new dining Commons.

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

Friday, November 30, 2007 12:19 pm

For the fifth consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament at Bates College. Approximately 170 students and 70 judges from 23 schools took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 17. A scheduled tournament in the 2007-08 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in Speech, Debate and Student Congress.

Bates College Choir presents Part One of Handel's 'Messiah'

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:07 pm

The Bates College Choir, accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra and directed by John Corrie, presents Part One of Handel's popular oratorio "Messiah" in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Bates Concert Series presents Gamelan Galak Tika

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:44 pm

The Bates College Concert Series presents Gamelan Galak Tika, a Boston-area ensemble performing the gamelan music of Bali, Indonesia, in performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Bates Modern Dance Company features Buraczeski's 'Swing Concerto'

Monday, November 26, 2007 1:33 pm

Danny Buraczeski's classic "Swing Concerto" and a work by New York choreographer Peter Kyle are featured in the annual December production by the Bates College Modern Dance Company, in performances at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

Panelists discuss 'Poverty and the Two Maines' in Harward Center forum

Monday, November 26, 2007 1:19 pm

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College kicks off its "Civic Forum on Reimagining Maine in the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., with a panel titled "Poverty and the Two Maines."

Using Bates as a model, media outlets demystify the admissions process

Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:10 am

A reporter's unrestricted access to all stages of the Bates admissions process results in a major feature in Down East magazine called "Who Gets In?"

Maine printmaker and 'Green Horizons' artist to speak

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:23 am

Karen Adrienne, a printmaker and member of the art faculty at the University of Maine at Augusta, visits Bates College to give a talk titled "Impermanent Art and Sustainable Community" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

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