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Wednesday

May 18, 2011 8:56 am

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

Dick Gregory, the African American comedian who transcended show-business success to become a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights, performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Bates Program in African American Studies and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the event is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required. Please contact 207-786-8272.

Tuesday

May 17, 2011 2:00 pm

From bluegrass to brass, Midsummer Lakeside Concerts 2011 are a sound proposition

From bluegrass to 19th-century brass band music, from global sounds to high-tech traditional, the 2011 Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series offers sounds for every music lover. The series opens with bluegrass, folk and Americana by the Crunchy Western Boys at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Keigwin Amphitheater by Lake Andrews. The series continues with four more concerts, all at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Monday

May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

Campus Construction Update: May 16, 2011

On May 5, workers used a crane to remove the copper cupola from the turret at the southeast corner of the College Chapel. One at a time, the building’s four cupolas will be refurbished at the site and replaced as part of the renovation, which also entails extensive work on exterior masonry and the replacement of the roof covering. The cupola is about 14 feet tall and weighs roughly a quarter of a ton, says project manager Greg Hogan.

Friday

May 13, 2011 8:22 am

BatesNews Monthly Update: May 2011

For Bates alumni, parents and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates…

Thursday

May 12, 2011 5:00 pm

A letter from the Bates College Presidential Search Committee co-chairs

From Trustees Valerie A. Smith ’75 and J. Michael Chu ’80: Dear members of the Bates College community, One of…

Wednesday

May 11, 2011 12:57 pm

Berkshire Eagle describes 'verve and nerve' of Wyeth '01 gallery talk

Berkshire Eagle writer Ruth Haskins Bass ’55 tells of the scintillating tour of Wyeth paintings led by family scion Victoria…

Wednesday

May 11, 2011 11:42 am

Museum of Art offers inside look at Wyeths, installment of Maine Drawing Project

Long recognized for the strength of its drawing collection, the Museum of Art reveals multiple dimensions of that medium in major exhibitions this summer. Part of a statewide initiative exploring the art of drawing, the exhibition Emerging Dis/Order: Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer features new work by respected Maine artists. Meanwhile, art and illustrated letters from one of America’s most famous artist families constitute Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth.

Tuesday

May 10, 2011 1:33 pm

Sun Journal visits Multifaith Chaplaincy for story on student faith traditions

The Sun Journal‘s Dan Hartill visits a gathering at the Multifaith Chaplaincy for a story about how students engage with…

Tuesday

May 10, 2011 12:59 pm

Surge in Bates admission numbers creates rare 'triple crown'

As thoroughbred racing’s triple crown chase gets under way, Bates is already celebrating a triple crown of its own. As…

Tuesday

May 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Benjamin Mays '20 birthplace museum dedication focus of media coverage

The Associated Press and other South Carolina media cover the April 26 dedication of a museum in Greenwood, S.C., that…