Stories from February 2009
Auryn String Quartet, Neo Jazz Collective featured in Bates concerts

Friday, February 6, 2009 4:17 pm

Another string of can't-miss musical performances at Bates College begins as Germany's Auryn Quartet presents the first in a multi-year series of concerts constituting the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle.

Bates' ninth annual 'Vagina Monologues' supports health clinic

Friday, February 6, 2009 4:08 pm

Elizabeth Wilcox, a senior from South Glastonbury, Conn., directs the ninth annual Bates College production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

Friday, February 6, 2009 4:00 pm

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group.

Katalin Vecsey reads from acclaimed memoirs of Judith Isaacson '65

Friday, February 6, 2009 3:37 pm

Katalin Vecsey, a member of the Bates College theater faculty, reads from the writings of Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson '65 in a free public event.

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:56 pm

Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that "really deals with one's self, one's place in the world and one's place in society." He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.

The Farmer's Father: Steve Hoad '72

Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:38 pm

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad was raised by a mother who “understood that children were children,” he says. “It was expected that I would do things children do.” His outdoors experiences as a child and a desire to conserve land solidified Hoad’s dream to one day live with his family on a farm.

2009 Martin Luther King Day at Bates

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 3:50 pm

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2009 King Day Keynote: Who Plays King in the Age of Obama?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:09 pm

During her keynote address during Bates' Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scholar Melissa Harris-Lacewell asked her audience the key question: Now that Obama is president, who in our society is going to play the role of Martin Luther King?

Slide show: 2009 Martin Luther King Day at Bates

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:59 pm

The 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College focused on "Inaugurating Change: Where Do We Go From Here?" Each year, Bates observes King's birthday by suspending regular classes and focusing community attention on special programming throughout the day.

Sylvan Ellefson '09

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 pm

Bates senior All-American Sylvan Ellefson (Vail, Colo.) took first place in the men's 10K Free Technique race on Saturday at the University of New Hampshire Winter Carnival, the third career carnival race victory for Ellefson and the first this season.

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