BatesNews Monthly Update: November 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. Cubist CEO Mike Bonney ’80, Spelman Professor Alison Bernstein P’09 elected Trustee chair and vice chair as five new Trustees appointed
2. Video: Time-lapse of Garcelon Field renovations
3. Slide show: President Hansen back with Bates road show in December
4. Video: NASA profile of alumnus reveals influence of parents, faculty mentors
5. Plenty of student engagement at final statewide TV gubernatorial debate
6. Slide show: Benjamin Bates Society gathering focuses on philanthropy’s impact
7. Bates names former Red Sox minor leaguer Mike Leonard as head baseball coach
8. Slide shows feature Parents and Family Weekend, Homecoming
9. Campus Construction Update
10. Check out the College Store online
11. Joseph Woodhead, coach of champion Bates throwers, dies at age 76
12. Bates in the News


1. Cubist CEO Mike Bonney ’80, Spelman Professor Alison Bernstein P’09 elected Trustee chair and vice chair as five new Trustees appointed
The Bates College Board of Trustees has elected Michael W. Bonney, a member of the Bates class of 1980 from Sudbury, Mass., as chair of the board and Alison R. Bernstein, Ph.D., of New York City and Atlanta as vice chair, Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and the Trustees have announced.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/10/28/bonney-bernstein-landing/
Hansen also announced the appointment of five new members to the College’s Board of Trustees.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/10/28/five-named-trustees/


2. Video: Time-lapse of Garcelon Field renovations
If you think a Maine summer goes by quickly, take a look at this time-lapse video showing the installation of a new FieldTurf surface, grandstand, press box and lights at Garcelon Field. It all happens in 1 minute, 9 seconds.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/02/time-lapse-field-turf-garcelon/


3. Slide show: President Hansen back with Bates road show in December
President Hansen resumes her presidential road show in December, with visits scheduled in Cleveland (Dec. 1), Boston (Dec. 2), London (Jan. 13), San Francisco (Feb. 8), Los Angeles (Feb. 9), Seattle (Feb. 10) and Florida (week of March 7). The evening receptions feature a briefing by Hansen, who discusses the strategic choices and plans Bates is now developing, as well as presentations by College administrators, faculty and/or students. View images from the President’s fall receptions and more information:
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/04/presidential-receptions-2011/


4. Video: NASA profile of alumnus reveals influence of parents, faculty mentors
In a profile and short video titled “Paid to Have Fun,” planetary geologist Noah Petro ’01 of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center recalls points in his life when his parents and teachers helped him see how to meld personal passions and his professional path. One of those key faculty members was Gene Clough, Bates lecturer in geology and physics.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/03/nasa-petro-video/


5. Plenty of student engagement at final statewide TV gubernatorial debate
Featuring four of the five candidates for the Blaine House, the Oct. 28 Maine Public Broadcasting debate transmitted live to all of Maine from the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall capped a Bates day largely centered around the event. Students got engaged with the proceedings as Brooks Quimby debaters and members of a rhetoric class offered tips on what to expect from the candidates, and a debate watch party drew dozens of viewers.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/10/28/mpbn-debate/


6. Slide show: Benjamin Bates Society gathering focuses on philanthropy’s impact
A dinner program at the Asia Society in New York City offered Bates’ leading donors a chance to hear from and talk with drug company R&D head Steve Kates ’83, who was recently featured in Bates Magazine; Associate Professor of Biology and toxicologist Rebecca Sommer; Spelman College professor and Bates Trustee Alison Bernstein P’09; and Lumina Foundation head Jamie Merisotis ’86, also a Bates Trustee. View the slide show:
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/04/2010-bbs-nyc/


7. Bates names former Red Sox minor leaguer Mike Leonard as head baseball coach
Mike Leonard, a former Portland Sea Dogs player and All-Big East catcher for the University of Connecticut, has been appointed as head baseball coach at Bates. He comes to Bates after serving as head coach at Elms College.
http://www.sunjournal.com/print-all/story/936247


8. Slide shows feature Parents and Family Weekend, Homecoming
A classic fall weekend greeted visitors to Parents and Family Weekend 2010. Visiting a class, faculty and student presentations, athletic competitions, museum exhibitions and a groundbreaking ceremony for the newly renovated Garcelon Field complemented the chance to spend time with families and friends.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/10/22/parents-families-weekend/

Alumni on campus this Homecoming included members of the 1956 football team, Bates Outing Club 90th anniversary celebrants and athletes celebrating 30 years of women’s varsity soccer. “Reach out,” said Larry Handerhan ’05 during a Saturday-afternoon Homecoming panel discussion co-sponsored by OUTFront and Bates Alumni Pride. Handerhan was specifically encouraging gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered job-seekers to connect and network with alumni, but the message reflects a fitting theme of Homecoming 2010.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/01/homecoming-slideshow/


9. Campus Construction Update
During the third week of October, much of campus was treated to the spectacle of a yellow crane hoisting the roof of Roger Williams Hall off in big old chunks and depositing them on the ground. By Oct. 28, Bill was all but wearing a flattop — the exception being a triangle of roof on the Alumni Walk side, with two chimneys, that is being retained.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/01/ccu-10nov1/


10. Check out the College Store online
The Bates College Store online catalog is growing every day. Wear Bates, read Bates, celebrate Bates! Shop online for the perfect gift or a sweet care package. We’ve partnered with Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolates and Confections in Freeport to create a unique Bates gift bag.
http://store.batesbookstore.com/


11. Joseph Woodhead, coach of champion Bates throwers, dies at age 76
A paragon of success as a longtime assistant track and field coach at Bates College, Joseph Woodhead died unexpectedly at his home in Old Orchard Beach Oct. 18, at age 76.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/10/19/woodhead-obituary/


12. Bates in the News
Bates parent David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, visits Muskie Archives to research his column on a noteworthy pre-midterm election speech by Ed Muskie ’36 in 1970. Another visitor to campus, Portland’s NBC TV affiliate, covers the fiery spectacle of a mock student room burning, part of Fire Safety Day. For its regular “World Class” travel feature, The Boston Globe selects Avi Farber ’11 of Santa Fe, N.M, who studied in Mendoza, Argentina, last year.
http://home.bates.edu/views/in-the-news/

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