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March 31, 2011 8:57 pm

Weather cancellation of scholarship luncheon

While the Mount David Summit will continue as planned, the annual Mount David Society Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, April 1,…


March 31, 2011 8:30 pm

Administrative offices closed Friday due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, Bates College administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 1. Only personnel designated in advance by…


March 31, 2011 11:46 am

Never mind the weather: Mount David Summit will plow ahead

Though inclement weather is predicted for Friday, April 1, the Mount David Summit will proceed as scheduled.
Afternoon events are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Pettengill Hall, with choir and dance performances in the evening.


March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.


March 28, 2011 2:41 pm

Storytelling approach to teaching science gets results for Kroepsch recipient

Praised by students for her creativity and clarity in conveying the complex technical and moral aspects of neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Psychology Nancy Koven is one of this year’s two recipients of the Bates College award for superior teaching.


March 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Current, former students honor Koven, Pieck for excellent teaching

Sonja Pieck, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, and Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology, are this year’s recipients of the Bates award for superior teaching. They are co-winners of the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.


March 28, 2011 10:13 am

Dancer, memoirist d'Amboise to read from new book

A renowned dancer for the New York City Ballet, a choreographer and the founder of the National Dance Institute, Jacques d’Amboise reads from his new book, I Was a Dancer, and discusses his career at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 56 Campus Ave.


March 25, 2011 3:01 pm

Corrie leads choir in Haydn's 'Lord Nelson Mass'

Directed by John Corrie, the Bates College Choir performs two works by Franz Josef Haydn at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The concerts are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve seats or for more information, please contact 207-786-6135 or


March 25, 2011 2:57 pm

Celebrating spring and new major, Modern Dance Company offers four performances

Featuring work by student and professional choreographers, the Bates College Modern Company welcomes spring and Bates’ new major in dance with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday, April 1; 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.


March 25, 2011 1:13 pm

Five Bates faculty members, in a variety of fields, awarded tenure

The faculty members were awarded tenure effective immediately, with promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to take effect next August at the start of the college’s academic year.