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BatesNews Monthly Update: May 2010

For Bates alumni, parents, and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates events and achievements of the past month, important upcoming events, and a sampling of Bates people making news.


In this issue:

1. Mellon Foundation awards $150,000 grant to support ‘Choices for Bates’ initiatives
2. Slide show: Mount David Summit
3. Video: Marking its 25th, Muskie Archives offers discussions on Earth Day, diversity
4. Audio: Faculty interviews on physics, Iran, political culture and writing
5.Video: Bates student, anthropology professor honored for civic engagement
6. Brooks Quimby lengthens list of successes in British-style debate
7. Calling all LGBT alumni, faculty, staff and allies!
8. Baseball team’s season is one to remember
9. Bates Outing Club: Celebrating 90 years with 5 days of trips, activities at Reunion
10. Volunteer leadership conference and Reunion planning workshop
11. Requesting applications for Director of Alumni and Parent Programs
12. Connect with Bates College on Facebook
13. Bates in the News


1. Mellon Foundation awards $150,000 grant to support ‘Choices for Bates’ initiatives
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Bates College a $150,000 grant that recognizes President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s leadership at Bates and supports three strategic projects.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/04/22/mellon-grant/


2. Slide show: Mount David Summit
The slide show features what has become a dynamic tradition at Bates: the annual Mount David Summit, held this year on April 2. An eagerly anticipated presentation of student scholarship, community engagement and creative work, the summit unfurls a panorama of the rich life of the student mind at Bates.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/04/29/slide-show-features-2010-mount-david-summit/


3. Video: Marking its 25th, Muskie Archives offers discussions on Earth Day, diversity
As Bates begins a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Edmund S. Muskie Archives, two panel discussions in May examine topics close to the late U.S. Sen. Muskie ’36 and to the College itself.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/04/29/muskie-may10-events/


4. Audio: Faculty interviews on physics, Iran, political culture and writing
Seniors Matt Reynolds and Tucker Pawlick created on WRBC “The Faculty Lounge,” in-depth interviews with faculty. The four audio clips are of visiting speaker Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Professor of English at the University of Kentucky; Visiting Professor of Politics Eric Hooglund; novelist and Lecturer in English Jessica Anthony ’96; and Professor of Physics Mark Semon.(Let’s hope that as Matt and Tucker graduate, other students keep The Faculty Lounge open!)
http://wrbcradio.com/home/category/media/audio/facultylounge/


5. Video: Bates student, anthropology professor honored for civic engagement
A consortium of Maine schools has honored a Bates student from Virginia and a Bates anthropology professor for their commitment to civic engagement.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/04/23/heart-soul/


6. Brooks Quimby lengthens list of successes in British-style debate
An established force in the American Parliamentary debate format, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council deepened its inroads into the contrasting world of British Parliamentary style during the weekend of April 10. The team of Colin Etnire ’12 of San Francisco and Ariela Silberstein ’10 of New York City made the semifinals at the United States Universities Debate Championship, the nation’s ultimate British-style contest.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/04/14/quimby-usu/


7. Calling all LGBT alumni, faculty, staff and allies!
We are pleased to announce the creation of Bates Alumni Pride, a new alumni network established to connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered alums to each other and back to Bates.  It will serve as a forum for Bates-related LGBT issues and will be hosting events, starting with a reception at Reunion this summer!  Find out more by joining the e-mail list (contact Larry Handerhan ’05 at larry.handerhan@gmail.com) and check out our Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=91238331743.


8. Baseball team’s season is one to remember
They barely missed making the NESCAC Championship for the first time, but the Bates baseball team is still enjoying a season of unprecedented success in 2010. Just check the record book.
http://www.bates.edu/x220414.xml


9. Bates Outing Club: Celebrating 90 years with 5 days of trips, activities at Reunion
The Outing Club’s yearlong 90th anniversary celebration culminates at Reunion with an extensive schedule of trips and events, including “BOC Forever: Our Memories and Our Lives.” Visit www.bates.edu/BOC-90th-ReunionTrips.xml for a detailed listing of BOC trips during the weekend and to register for trips. All alumni are invited to participate in the BOC trips and events throughout the weekend.


10. Volunteer leadership conference and Reunion planning workshop
All alumni and parent volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Leadership Conference: May 14-15, 2010.  Return to campus for a weekend rich with presentations from alumni, parents, faculty, students and administrative leaders.  Learn about valuable tools you can use in your work as an ambassador for the College, obtain insider’s information about campus updates and academic initiatives, receive in-depth volunteer training, network with your peers, share stories, and learn how Bates can help support you.  For a full weekend schedule, visit www.bates.edu/leadershipconference2010.xml. Please register for the Conference by Friday, May 7.


11. Requesting applications for Director of Alumni and Parent Programs
The Office of College Advancement invites all interested alumni to submit applications for the position of Director of Alumni and Parent Programs. This is a key strategic position within our growing department and represents a wonderful opportunity to bring leadership, creativity and appreciation for Bates to the important work of engaging, supporting and expanding our worldwide community of alumni, parents and friends. Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Director of Alumni and Parent Programs oversees all programs, events and communications associated with alumni affairs and manages a team of eight professionals and two support-level staff. If you are interested in this position or know someone else who may be, please check the website at:
https://www.vscyberhosting2.com/bates/


12. Connect with Bates College on Facebook
“We love Facebook here at Bates. Sign up or login to join the conversation, make a comment on a status update and connect with more than 3,000 other members of the Bates Facebook community! – EDM”
http://www.facebook.com/batescollege


13. Bates in the News
USA Today
and The Washington Post each tout Bates’ growing rep as a green college. Perhaps personifying this ethic, Judson Peck ’11 appears in The Boston Globe‘s travel section for his study-abroad research work in Nepal, where he learned about high-altitude greenhouses. On a different note, Andrew Cyr ’96, founder of an unusual musical ensemble in New York City, garners a feature in the Maine Sunday Telegram, while Lena Sene ’00, an emerging expert in African business, discusses the region’s economic “missing middle” in The Huffington Post.
http://home.bates.edu/views/in-the-news/



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