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BatesNews Monthly Update: July 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. Video: Graduates share thoughts on four years at Bates
2. Multimedia: Athletics Celebration Dinner honors generations of supporters
3. Multimedia: Reunion 2010 celebration
4. President’s baccalaureate address on role of ‘friendship and friendliness’
5. Video: New Bates mission statement approved
6. Higher rates now offered for Bates charitable gift annuities
7. How can the act of writing help college students feel engaged?
8. June blog from Japan
9. Duncan nominated by NESCAC as NCAA Woman of the Year
10. Coaches, student-athletes pitch in on community service projects
11. Bates in the News


1. Video: Graduates share thoughts on four years at Bates
Each year, graduating seniors attending a luncheon with Bates Trustees are invited by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen to offer brief comments on their time at Bates. See a sampling of our latest graduates’ reflections.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/07/02/grads-on-bates/


2. Multimedia: Athletics Celebration Dinner honors generations of supporters
The Bobcat sports year ended in late May but the cheering continued well into June with two events central to the Bates athletics experience. A June 12 groundbreaking celebrated the donor-funded Garcelon Field project during Reunion. Five days later in Boston, the Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner honored a wide spectrum of sports legends and athletics contributors from many generations.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/07/01/athletics-dinner-2010/


3. Multimedia: Reunion 2010 celebration
Alumni from classes ending in 0′s and 5′s returned to campus to enjoy their Reunion along with many Bates Outing Club alumni who returned to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the BOC. Weekend stories, award citations, photos and videos:
http://www.bates.edu/reunion.xml


4. President’s baccalaureate address on role of ‘friendship and friendliness’
If you didn’t hear it at the 2010 Commencement, the text of President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s baccalaureate address is now online. Hansen explored the role of friendship and friendliness in a Bates education: “This is a place distinguished by its ‘friendly’ atmosphere,” she said at the May 30 ceremony, “where, as one of the parents here today put it three or four years ago, students quickly experience ‘that glue of belonging.’”
Read the full address:
http://www.bates.edu/x220914.xml


5. Video: New Bates mission statement approved
Concluding a three-year review, the Bates College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new Mission Statement of the College at its spring meeting. The subcommittee from throughout the College that developed the mission statement offered some thoughts, in video clips and text, about what the different words and phrases mean to them.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/07/02/mission-statement/


6. Higher rates now offered for Bates charitable gift annuities
The Office of Gift Planning is pleased to announce that in keeping with the latest guidelines from the American Council on Gift Annuities, we now offer higher rates for charitable gift annuities. This is a great opportunity to make a legacy gift to Bates while generating a fixed stream of income – now or in the future – for yourself and/or someone you love, all with attractive tax advantages. For more information, contact us at 800-762-3145 or email: giftplanning [at] bates [dot] edu, or call Erin Martin, Director of Gift Planning, directly at 207-786-8373.


7. How can the act of writing help college students feel engaged?
A recent Bates-hosted conference explored the various and sometimes unexpected ways that writing can help students feel more connected to their academic work. Underscoring the theme, five Bates students told a roomful of academics how their writing assignments helped — and hindered — their own satisfaction in college.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/07/07/chas-bates/


8. June blog from Japan
From June 6-19, Associate Professor of English Eden Osucha and students Astrid Gleaton and Kaad Jones were Bates’ representatives to Technos International Week  http://www.bates.edu/technos.xml at Tokyo’s Technos College, along with faculty and students from seven other U.S. colleges and colleges in the U.K., New Zealand and Taiwan. The annual trips are made possible through a gift of the Tanaka Memorial Foundation. The Bates trio recorded their experiences and impressions as they explored Japan together.
http://juneinjapan.blogspot.com/


9. Duncan nominated by NESCAC as NCAA Woman of the Year
Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan ’10 is one of two student-athletes the New England Small College Athletic Conference has chosen to submit as its nominees for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
http://www.bates.edu/x220937.xml


10. Coaches, student-athletes pitch in on community service projects
Many coaches and staff members from the Bates Department of Athletics teamed up in a service project in conjunction with Rebuilding Together Lewiston/Auburn on May 22. Earlier in the month, approximately 150 Bates student-athletes hosted the Third Annual SAAC Field Day program, leading and participating in a wide array of outdoor games and recreational activities.
http://www.bates.edu/x221111.xml


11. Bates in the News
In congressional testimony about the Gulf oil spill, environmental risk expert Valerie Lee ’75 invokes the concept of “human frailty.” Another human quality is referenced in a Cleveland Plain Dealer column praising the work of young “Cleveland believers,” including Graham Veysey ’04. Meanwhile, the Bates Museum of Art retrospective exhibition of works by painter Joseph Nicoletti, who has taught at Bates since 1981, elicits critical praise as careful and exacting as the painter’s own work.
http://home.bates.edu/views/in-the-news/



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