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BatesNews Monthly Update: February 2011

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 in the news.


In this issue:

1. Multimedia: Arts Crawl culminates intensive week for the arts at Bates
2. Professor wins Warhol grant for book on artistic rituals of death and loss
3. Multimedia: Puddle Jump
4. Biology/health care scholarships available for alumni
5. MLK Day: Bates explores nonviolent activism past, present and future
6. March 1 application deadline for Barlow Alumni Travel Grant
7. High school juniors flock to first-ever ‘Jump Start’
8. Basketball teams celebrate key wins at Bowdoin
9. Find online Bates athletics scores while they’re fresh
10. Museum of Art offers online program for creativity in writing, visual arts
11. Bates in the News


1. Multimedia: Arts Crawl culminates intensive week for the arts at Bates
Culminating Bates Arts Week, the first-ever Arts Crawl on Jan. 28 presented a campus-wide, sights-and-sounds manifestation of the College’s renewed emphasis on the community’s creative work.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2011/02/01/arts-crawl-culminates-week/


2. Professor wins Warhol grant for book on artistic rituals of death and loss
Myron Beasley, Bates College assistant professor of African American studies and American cultural studies, knows a lot about how artists in the African Diaspora explore and represent death, loss and politics. With the help of a major grant from The Creative Capital-Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, Beasley will soon make that knowledge more widely available through a book he’s completing.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2011/01/24/warhol-grant-supports-book/


3. Multimedia: Puddle Jump
A high of 16 degrees? The mercury level never fazes Bates students when it comes to the 36-year tradition known as the Puddle Jump. Links go to Lewiston Sun Journal coverage http://home.bates.edu/views/2011/01/26/puddle-jump-sun-journal-2011/l, and coverage by student-run BCTV via The Washington Post. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/campus-overload/2011/01/happy_snow_day_check_out_bates.html


4. Biology/health care scholarships available for alumni
The biology department, in conjunction with the Medical Studies Committee, is soliciting applications for alumni scholarships to be awarded from the Harriet M. and Fred E. Pomeroy Fund. Each Pomeroy scholar will receive $5,000 to support graduate/professional training in biology or the health sciences. To be eligible, alumni must have completed significant coursework in biology at Bates (five courses minimum) and successfully completed at least one semester of their graduate or professional program before applying. Those who receive a stipend and tuition support are not eligible to apply. All application materials must be received by March 31.For more information, please contact Laurie McConnell at lmcconne@bates.edu.
http://www.bates.edu/x154074.xml


5. MLK Day: Bates explores nonviolent activism past, present and future
In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson, a key figure in the civil rights movement, has news for you.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2011/01/18/mlk-2011-2/


6. March 1 application deadline for Barlow Alumni Travel Grant
The Barlow Alumni Travel Grant awards up to $3,500 in support of educational and professional goals to fund travel abroad by a Bates alumnus/a involved in K-12 education who has been teaching at least five years. The grant is available annually.
http://http://www.bates.edu/barlow-grant.xml


7. High school juniors flock to innovative ‘Jump Start’ program
High school juniors accounted for 73 of the 155 attendees at the Admission Office open house Jan. 17. There were two morning panels, one on admission and financial aid and the other on “Life as a Batesie,” with students, faculty and staff participating. Tours and information sessions rounded out the day. Guests were encouraged to attend MLK Day programming for a fuller Bates experience.


8. Basketball teams celebrate key wins at Bowdoin
Directly after the Bates men’s team’s huge 75-71 comeback win over Bowdoin on Saturday, Jan. 22, and 18 hours after a triple-overtime setback at Colby, the Bates women’s basketball team stunned rival Bowdoin 77-56 on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium, handing the Polar Bears, nationally ranked No. 13, their worst home loss in more than a decade. It was Bates’ first triumph at Bowdoin in the past 14 matchups in Brunswick.
http://bates.edu/x224045.xml


9. Find online Bates athletics scores while they’re fresh
On the College’s home page, www.bates.edu, just scroll down and click the “Scores” tab in the center of the page. Stories about each result are also posted as soon as possible on the Athletics page at www.bates.edu/sports.xml, under “Latest News.”


10. Museum of Art offers online program for creativity in writing, visual arts
For more than a decade, the Thousand Words Project has been the flagship educational outreach program of the Bates College Museum of Art. Now the museum has launched an educational website for the program, complete with instructional video. Designed for middle-school language arts teachers and students but adaptable to all grades, the TWP uses artworks from the museum collection to explore the creative processes in writing and the making of visual art. The new website centers on specifics of this process.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2011/01/27/bcma-twp-web/


11. Bates in the News
Insights galore: Energy expert Dan Rice ’73 tells Bloomberg what might happen if oil goes over $100 a barrel; Bates economist Nathan Tefft co-writes an article explaining the recession’s impact on motorist deaths; and leading women’s advocate Sarah Standiford ’97 gives facts to the Maine media to bolster support for a state program that aids families in financial crisis. And now in a key position to contribute greater insights to millions is Carolyn Ryan ’86, just appointed editor of The New York Times metro section.
http://home.bates.edu/views/in-the-news/



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