Stories from May 2011
Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:56 am

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.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:00 pm

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.

Campus Construction Update: May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

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.

BatesNews Monthly Update: May 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011 8:22 am

For Bates alumni, parents and friends, here is a look back at...

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

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:00 pm

From Trustees Valerie A. Smith ’75 and J. Michael Chu ’80: Dear...

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:57 pm

Berkshire Eagle writer Ruth Haskins Bass ’55 tells of the scintillating tour...

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:42 am

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.

Sun Journal visits Multifaith Chaplaincy for story on student faith traditions

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:33 pm

The Sun Journal‘s Dan Hartill visits a gathering at the Multifaith Chaplaincy...

Surge in Bates admission numbers creates rare 'triple crown'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:59 pm

As thoroughbred racing’s triple crown chase gets under way, Bates is already...

Benjamin Mays '20 birthplace museum dedication focus of media coverage

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:40 pm

The Associated Press and other South Carolina media cover the April 26...

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