Posts from November 2008
State government, MCLU, FBI represented on homeland security panel

Friday, November 14, 2008 12:00 pm

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of three panelists who will discuss terrorism, homeland security and civil liberties in a Bates College presentation.

Fare to remember: Harvest Meal 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

One of the campus community's favorite gatherings, Bates' annual Harvest Meal is nearly upon us. The buffet dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Commons. Dessert and a "Trashion Fashion Show," a green-minded event where Bates people display apparel they have made from discarded materials, follows in the Gray Athletic Building.

NBC-TV affiliate covers 'Girls Get It!' math and science fair

Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

The local NBC-TV affiliate, WCSH6, was there when local girls in grades 5 through 8 attended a fair at Bates intended to encourage engagement with math and the sciences.

Bates dancers present works by celebrated guest choreographers

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Choreographers Janis Brenner of New York City, Kellie Lynch of Connecticut and Tania Isaac of Philadelphia have developed dances with Bates students in the course "Dance Repertory Performance."

Bates Choir to perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Directed by John Corrie, the Bates College Choir performs Benjamin Britten's popular Ceremony of Carols in concert.

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.

The Historical Victory: Celebrated in The Atlanta University Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:33 pm

I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.

Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.

Sargent explores disconnect between principles and judgments

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:58 am

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent has received a grant of approximately $60,000 to support research into the brain's ability to link moral principles with specific judgments.

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