Events Schedule: September 2010

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in September 2010. Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge. (Where there is an admission fee, the cost for the general public appears first, followed by the cost for students and seniors.)

For a printable version: If you’re viewing this in the e-mail update, please click the headline above to go to the Events Schedule website. At the website, go to the bottom of the page and click “print”  (as in “print this page”) for the printable format.

For up-to-date events information throughout the month, see our Upcoming Events page. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at this calendar@bates.edu.


Saturday, Sept. 4

Noon

Men’s and women’s cross country: Alumni meet.
Russell Street Field


Tuesday, Sept. 7

4:10pm

Convocation: In a one-time departure from the usual Wednesday event, Bates begins its 145th academic year with a Tuesday program including talks by Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and by Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce, whose Convocation address is titled A Shared Vocation.
Historic Quadrangle (rain site: Alumni Gymnasium)


Friday, Sept. 10

7pm

Lecture: Watson Fellowship recipient Sulochana Dissanayake ’09 describes her year of researching contemporary theater companies in South Africa and Indonesia. An information session about applying for the Watson follows.
Benjamin Mays Center

8pm

Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing to the band Bustopher Jones. No experience needed; all dances taught and called. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30. Admission: $5. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.
Chase Hall Lounge

8pm

Global Lens film: The international film series begins its Bates season with The Night of Truth (Burkina Faso, 2004; 100 min.) Admission: $5. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center, Room 105


Saturday, Sept. 11

10:30am

Men’s and women’s cross country vs. Colby.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

8pm

Global Lens film: The Night of Truth (see Sept. 10).
Olin Arts Center, Room 105



Sunday, Sept. 12

Noon

Field hockey vs. Amherst.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon

Women’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service featuring Bates’ gospel choir. The Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, multifaith chaplain, leads the service with faculty, staff and students participating. All are welcome. For more information call 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, Sept. 14

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Frank Glazer, pianist and Bates artist in residence, performs music by Haydn, Weber and Chopin. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

4:30pm

Men’s soccer vs. Maine-Farmington.
Russell Street Field


Wednesday, Sept. 15

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Artists should bring drawing board and supplies. Easels provided. Admission: $7 (free for Bates students).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7pm

Volleyball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gymnasium


Friday, Sept. 17

7pm

Lecture: Illuminating Dark Energy — A Staged Approach by Gregory Tarlé, professor of physics at the University of Michigan. Tarlé will discuss pending developments in research to determine the nature of the mysterious dark energy that dominates our universe and has caused its expansion to accelerate. Co-sponsored by the physics and astronomy department and the Southern Maine Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information contact 207-786-6490.
Carnegie Science Building, Room 204

8pm

Global Lens film: The international film series presents Adrift (Vietnam, 2009; 110 min.). Admission: $5. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center, Room 105


Saturday, Sept. 18

11am

Field hockey vs. Bowdoin.
Campus Avenue Field

11am

Women’s soccer vs. Bowdoin.
Russell Street Field

Noon

Men’s and women’s cross country vs. Bowdoin, Colby and Tufts.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

2pm

Men’s soccer vs. Bowdoin.
Russell Street Field

8pm

Global Lens film: Adrift (see Sept. 17).
Olin Arts Center, Room 105


Sunday, Sept. 19

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Sept. 12).
Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, Sept. 21

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Performer to be announced. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

4:30pm

Lecture: A talk on a topic TBA by Nancy Bauer, an associate professor of philosophy at Tufts University who explores the history of philosophy and philosophy’s role in everyday human life, especially in its intersections with gender and with film. Sponsored by the philosophy department.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

4:30pm

Men’s soccer vs. Plymouth State.
Russell Street Field

5pm

Field hockey vs. Husson.
Campus Avenue Field


Wednesday, Sept. 22

4:30pm

Women’s soccer vs. Wellesley.
Russell Street Field

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Sept. 15).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Friday, Sept. 24

7:30pm

Concert: Musica Nuova, a Boston-based baroque ensemble, performs the program It’s Complicated. The program takes unrequited love for its theme, Italian music from the early 1600s for its substance and a Facebook relationship status for its name. Admission: $5, available at www.batestickets.com. Proceeds benefit the 2010 Dempsey Challenge. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

8pm

Global Lens film: The international film series presents Becloud (Mexico, 2007; 111 min.). Admission: $5. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center, Room 105


Saturday, Sept. 25

8pm

Global Lens film: Becloud (see Sept. 24).
Olin Arts Center, Room 105


Sunday, Sept. 26

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Sept. 12).
Bates College Chapel


Monday, Sept. 27

7:30pm

Reading: Marianne Boruch, author of six poetry collections and two books of essays about poetry, reads from her work. The Language Arts Live series of literary readings is sponsored by the English department, the Humanities Fund, the Learning Associates Program, the programs in American cultural studies and African American studies and the John Tagliabue Poetry Fund. For more information contact 207-786-6256 or 207-786-6326.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


Tuesday, Sept. 28

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: History professor Atsuko Hirai, a soprano, performs songs of Richard Strauss. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

6pm

Volleyball vs. Maine Maritime.
Alumni Gymnasium


Wednesday, Sept. 29

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Sept. 15).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Through Sept. 25
Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective: Nicoletti, an important realist painter known for impeccable landscapes and still lifes as well as psychologically fraught self-portraits, is a senior member of the art and visual culture faculty at Bates. He has taught at Bates since 1981 and had work featured in numerous Bates exhibitions, but this is the museum’s first exhibition of a broad range of his work. Featured are paintings and drawings from the collections of the Bates museum, other museums and individuals, and the artist himself.

Recent Acquisitions: This exhibition celebrates the acquisition of artworks that have entered the collection during the last year as gifts or purchases. Featured are sculptures, paintings and prints by artists including Abe Ajay, David Driskell, William Manning, Hermann Nitsch, Frohawk Two Feathers, Charlie Hewitt, Bernard Langlais, William Pope L., Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith and Andrea Sulzer. Organized with assistance from museum intern Emma Scott ’10.

Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now: Inviting contemplation of the evolution of Maine’s landscape and how artists approach it, this exhibit pairs paintings made from 1880 to 1905 by beloved Lewiston artist Delbert Dana Coombs with landscapes from the corresponding period 100 years later. Organized with assistance from museum interns Charlotte Widlein ’09 and Andrea Svigals ’10.

Comments are closed.