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Events Schedule: January 2011

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in January 2011. 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.)

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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.


Monday, Jan. 3

7pm

Women’s basketball vs. New England.
Alumni Gymnasium


Wednesday, Jan. 5

7pm

Men’s basketball vs. New England.
Alumni Gymnasium


Thursday, Jan. 6

7pm

Women’s basketball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gymnasium


Friday, Jan. 7

7pm

Women’s basketball vs. Maine Maritime.
Alumni Gymnasium


Saturday, Jan. 8

4pm

Men’s basketball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gymnasium


Tuesday, Jan. 11

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

6pm

Men’s basketball vs. Brandeis.
Alumni Gymnasium

8pm

Women’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gymnasium


Wednesday, Jan. 12

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


Thursday, Jan. 13

7pm

Lecture: Kate Brown, award-winning historian and associate professor at the University of Maryland, discusses “plutonium cities” in the U.S. and former Soviet Union. Sponsored by the politics department. FMI: 207-786-8295.
Pettengill Hall, Room G21


Friday, Jan. 14

4pm

Lecture: Uncertainty, Modeling and Climate Change by Kerry Emanuel, a professor of meteorology at MIT and one of Time Magazine’s 100 influential people for 2006. Sponsored by the chemistry, physics and geology departments and the environmental studies program. FMI: 207-786-6294.
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204

6pm

Men’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gymnasium

6pm

Museum reception: The three winter Museum of Art exhibitions (described under Museum of Art, below) open with a reception. For more information call 207-786-6158.
Bates College Museum of Art

8pm

Women’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gymnasium


Saturday, Jan. 15

Noon

Men’s and women’s indoor track and field vs. MIT and Colby.
Merrill Gymnasium, Slovenski Track

1pm

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. Bowdoin.
Merrill Gymnasium, Tarbell Pool

2pm

Men’s basketball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gymnasium

4pm

Women’s basketball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gymnasium


Sunday, Jan. 16

7pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Memorial Service of Worship: A Methodist minister and civil rights activist praised by King for his philosophy of peaceful activism, the Rev. James Lawson offers the sermon at this annual event. Also featured: music by the Gospelaires and Crosstones and liturgical dance by Justified. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Monday, Jan. 17    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and special programming takes place throughout the day (see Jan. 16, 18 and 20 for related events). The 2011 King Day theme at Bates is Get Up, Stand Up: The Fierce Urgency of Now. FMI: 207-786-6400.

9:30am

First keynote address: The Rev. James Lawson, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a crucial figure in the development of civil disobedience tactics in the civil rights movement, discusses the continued importance of direct action and social justice in the 21st century.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

11am

Breakout sessions: In concurrent sessions (times and rooms TBA), members of the campus community discuss and debate the ideas presented in Lawson’s keynote address, and plan for future activism.
Pettengill Hall

1pm

Debate: Members of the debate teams from Morehouse and Bates colleges, joined by local high school debaters, address the resolution that “Violence is a justified response to political oppression.”
Benjamin Mays Center

2:30pm

Second keynote address: Asher Kolieboi, co-director of the Equality Ride and LGBTQ community coordinator in the Multicultural Resource Center at Oberlin College, addresses contemporary challenges for social activists in 21st-century American culture.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

3:30pm

Breakout sessions.
Pettengill Hall

4:30pm

Plenary session: Exploration of the day’s theme will conclude with a plenary discussion with the Rev. James Lawson and Asher Kolieboi.
Pettengill Hall (room TBA)

7:30pm

Performance: Bates students present Sankofa, a celebration of the African Diasporic experience through theater, music, dance and spoken word.
Schaeffer Theatre


Tuesday, Jan. 18

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: A performance in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Vinie Burrows, the renowned actress, storyteller and social justice activist (also see Jan. 20). FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, Jan. 19

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Jan. 12).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

6:30pm

Women’s squash vs. Harvard.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway


Thursday, Jan. 20

7pm

Performance: Vinie Burrows. The social justice activist and acclaimed actress, known in recent years for her solo shows, offers an evening of performance, recitations and songs recalling lives of oppressed Africans and African Americans, often women, fighting for dignity and rights. Free, but tickets required: Visit www.batestickets.com or contact 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Friday, Jan. 21

5pm

Women’s indoor track and field hosts Bates Pentathlon.
Merrill Gymnasium, Slovenski Track


Saturday, Jan. 22

Noon

Men’s and women’s indoor track and field vs. Maine, Colby and Southern Maine.
Merrill Gymnasium, Slovenski Track


Sunday, Jan. 23

3pm

Concert: Sundays With Schubert. Pianist Frank Glazer, Bates artist in residence and one of Maine’s best-known pianists, spotlights the music of Franz Schubert in the first of three concerts. Free, but tickets required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service with gospel music led by the gospel choir. The Rev. William Bill Blaine-Wallace, multifaith chaplain, leads the service with faculty, staff and students participating. All are welcome. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Monday, Jan. 24

4:15pm

Arts Summit presentation: Meet the Visiting Artists. Bates’ premiere Arts Summit brings to campus three artists known for their use of the arts for community and environmental stewardship. Lynne Conner of Colby College is a playwright, director and scholar; Amara Geffen of Allegheny College, a visual artist and environmental activist; and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, spoken-word performer, writer and hip hop dancer. They will present slides and talk about their work. FMI: 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

4:15pm

Lecture: The Assessment of the Health Care Reform of 2010 by Joseph Newhouse, founding director of the health policy doctoral program at Harvard and a pre-eminent economist known worldwide for his work on health insurance issues and for advancing the field of health economics. Sponsored by the economics department.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

8pm

Arts Summit performance: Red, Black and GREEN: A Blues. This new multimedia and multidisciplinary work by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and collaborators deals with environmental justice, social ecology and community. FMI: 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre


Tuesday, Jan. 25

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Duo Orfeo. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, Jan. 26

6pm

Women’s squash vs. Bowdoin.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway
6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Jan. 12).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Friday, Jan. 28

6pm

Men’s basketball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gymnasium

7pm

Performance: Sangai Asia Night features a variety of performances and fashions from countries ranging from India to China, as well as Asian culinary delicacies. Sponsored by Sangai Asia.
Schaeffer Theatre

7pm

Men’s squash vs. Denison.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway

8pm

Women’s basketball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gymnasium


Saturday, Jan. 29

11am

Men’s squash vs. University of Vermont.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway

1pm

Men’s and women’s squash vs. Connecticut College.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway

2pm

Men’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gymnasium

4pm

Women’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gymnasium

6pm

Men’s squash vs. Boston College.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway

7pm

Performance: Sangai Asia Night (see Jan. 28).
Schaeffer Theatre

8pm

Men’s and women’s squash vs. Drexel.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway


Sunday, Jan. 30

9am

Nordic skiing hosts Chummy Broomhall Cup.
Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford

3pm

Concert: Sundays With Schubert (see Jan. 23).
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Jan. 23).
Bates College Chapel


Exhibition

Jan. 19–Feb. 3
More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women: Photos and short bios of women in Maine prisons in an exhibition organized by Jennifer Stasio ’07, who works for Family Crisis Services in Portland as an advocate for incarcerated women.
Chase Hall Gallery


Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Exhibitions: Jan. 14–March 25
Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library: This exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library taps the archives’ collection of rare books, exploring the dimensions through which the fine-book form can delight our eyes and inspire our minds.

Selections From the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art: Devoted exclusively to American art, the OMAA has a superb assortment of works by Maine-related artists and is recognized for its holdings in modern and contemporary art. The collection represents artists such as Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Marsden Hartley, John Marin and Louise Nevelson.

Dialogue, a video series: Reflecting Bates’ fundamental dedication to an open exchange of ideas and artistic expression, artists in this series explore communication in videos that are profound, humorous and provocative. The three-part series opens with New York artist Christian Marclay’s Telephones (1995, 7:30 min.), which runs through Feb. 5. Videos are screened continuously in the Museum of Art’s Synergy Space, on the museum’s lower level.



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