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Events Schedule: October 2011

Hello from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college during October 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 updated events information throughout the month, see our Upcoming Events page. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.


1–2 Sat–Sun

Parents and Family Weekend: See the full schedule.


1 Sat

9 a.m.
Women’s tennis
: ITA New England Regional Championships (second day).
Wallach Tennis Center

11 a.m.
Women’s soccer
vs. Hamilton.
Russell Street Field

Noon
Dance performance
: The Parents and Family Weekend Dance Concert, with works in progress by guest artists and choreography by faculty, students and clubs. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon
Field hockey
vs. Hamilton.
Campus Avenue Field

1 p.m.
Football
vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

2 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Hamilton.
Russell Street Field

7:30 p.m.
Chanticleer: The renowned male a cappella singers span five centuries of music in Love Story. Tickets: $25/$15 at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu
Olin Concert Hall


2 Sun

11 a.m.
Holy Communion
with music directed by John Corrie. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

Noon
Dance performance
(see Oct. 1).
Schaeffer Theatre

5:30 p.m.
Protestant worship
with gospel singing led by Stephen Saxon. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Buddhist meditation
led by Aung Myint ’14. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel


4 Tues

4 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Bowdoin.
Russell Street Field


5 Wed

4 p.m.
Women’s soccer
vs. Southern Maine.
Russell Street Field

4:15 p.m. Immigration from Mexico: Spanish professor Claudia Aburto Guzmán, geologist Ed McCullough and social artist Debbi McCullough discuss their research in Representations of Trails of Compassion: Volunteer Work at the U.S.-México Border. This Public Works in Progress event is presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
Pettengill G65

6 p.m.
Artist lecture
by Brad Kahlhamer, a New York artist who fuses expressionist painting with comics, street culture and the visionary tradition of Native American art in his narrative work (see Tale Spinning, below). Reception follows. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104

6 p.m.
Life drawing
sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided; bring drawing board and supplies. $7. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 259

7 p.m.
Field hockey
vs. Bowdoin.
Campus Avenue Field


6 Thu

11:30 a.m.
B
uilding green partnerships between universities and their communities is the topic of a presentation by economist Linda Silka, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. This Public Works in Progress event is presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
61 Wood St., Room 111

4:30 p.m.
Myron Beasley
, assistant professor of African American studies and American cultural studies, leads a conversation on the role of performance ethnography and the writing process in response to natural disasters. This conversation is part of the Fits and Starts: Conversations with Faculty about Creativity and Scholarship series co-sponsored by Ladd Library and the Office of the President.  Refreshments at 4:15.
Ladd Library

7:30 p.m.
What’s Your Wilderness?
An Evening of Poetry and Conversation With Camille Dungy. Dungy, award-winning nature poet, discusses and reads from her work in the annual Otis Lecture. Free, but tickets required. Sponsored by the Philip J. Otis Endowment at Bates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

Times TBA
Asphalt Orchestra:
New York City’s anything-but-traditional marching band begins a three-day residency culminating in the Oct. 8 celebration of Olin Arts Center’s 25th anniversary.  The group will offer workshops and flash concerts. Details TBA. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.


7 Fri

7:30 p.m.
Yondering
: Artist Brad Kahlhamer and vocalist Kelsey Barrett of Effi Briest combine storytelling and music. The program also features a multimedia piece by Ursula Scherrer and Kato Hideki. Kahlhamer’s artwork appears in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition Tale Spinning. A reception takes place in the museum during intermission. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Sat 8

9 a.m.
Men’s tennis
: Wallach Invitational.
Wallach Tennis Center

10 a.m.
Happy Anniversary, Olin Arts Center!
A family artsfest starts a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the arts center, home to music, art and visual culture at Bates. With family activities, student artists, barbecue (free for the first 100 arrivals) and music including the Asphalt Orchestra (see Oct. 6), which leads tours and offers a 2 p.m. performance. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center (where else?)


9 Sun

9 a.m.
Men’s tennis:
Wallach Invitational (second day).
Wallach Tennis Center

11 a.m.
Holy Communion
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

5:30 p.m.
Protestant worship
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Buddhist meditation
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel


10 Mon

7:30 p.m.
Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project
: Documentary filmmaker Charles Brack presents his film about a 2003 gay hate crime that led to the death of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old high school student in Newark, N.J. Sponsored by the rhetoric department. FMI 207-786-8294.
Pettengill G52 (Keck Classroom)


11 Tue

12:30 p.m.
Duo pianists
Chiharu Naruse and Bridget Convey perform Hovhaness, McPhee and Brahms in a Noonday Concert. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


12 Wed

4 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Husson.
Russell Street Field

6:30 p.m.
Archive, Memory and South African Futures
, a talk by Verne Harris, head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sponsored by the Material Culture Working Group. FMI 207-786-8296.
Muskie Archives

6 p.m.
Life drawing
(see Oct. 5).
Olin 259


13 Thu

4:30 p.m.
Irreducible Stories of Mental Illness
by Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology and Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching honoree. FMI 207-786-6066.
Pettengill G52

7:30 p.m.
Fiction reading
. Language Arts Live presents Laura van den Berg, author of the short-story collection What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


14 Fri

8 p.m.
Contradance
: Music by Greg and Jessie Boardman, calling by Chrissy Fowler. All dances taught and called; beginners’ workshop, 7:30 p.m. $5.
Chase Lounge


15 Sat

11 a.m.
Men’s and women’s cross country
: Maine State Championships.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

7:30 p.m.
Francine Reed
, who sings with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, is celebrated in her own right as a master of rhythm and blues. With Maine’s own Maplejuice Quartet. Tickets: $15/$10 advance, $20/$15 day of show, at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


16 Sun

11 a.m.
Holy Communion
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

Noon
Field hockey
vs. Tufts.
Campus Avenue Field

Women’s soccer vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field

2 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field

5:30 p.m.
Protestant worship
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Buddhist meditation
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel


17 Mon

7 p.m.
Ozzie Jones ’92
returns to Bates to discuss his career as writer, director and producer of stage and film. Jones is currently working on a documentary film, My Block is Crazy, that addresses teen violence in Philadelphia. FMI 207-786-6220.
Benjamin Mays Center

7:30 p.m.
A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place, presented by Bowdoin College faculty members Michael Kolster, photographer and associate professor of art, and Matthew Klingle, associate professor of history and environmental studies. A Civic Forum series event presented by the collaborators of the Andro Project, the  Harward Center for Community Partnerships and  the Environmental Studies department.  FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


19–23 Wed–Sun

Fall Recess: No classes, but administrative offices are open.


19 Wed

7 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Southern Maine.
Garcelon Field


20 Thu

7 p.m.
Nonfiction reading
: Journalist Mary Jo McConahay reads from her new book Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest. FMI 207-786-6066.
Muskie Archives


22 Sat

9 a.m.
Medieval Miseries
: Responses to Hard Times. Bates historian Michael Jones is among presenters at the annual New England Medieval Conference. Open to all, but registration required: $25. Visit www.community.bates.edu/NEMC2011. FMI 207-786-6400.
Pettengill G52

11 a.m.
L/A Community Day:
Bates Athletics invites all Lewiston and Auburn schoolchildren to today’s home games against Middlebury as part of the NCAA’s “Take a Kid to the Game” initiative. Youth sports clinics, campus tours and other family activities are also offered, as well as Auburn/Lewiston Fly Football games before the Bates game and at halftime. FMI Kevin McHugh, director of physical education and athletics, at 207-786-6341 or kmchugh@bates.edu.
Athletics fields (see below)

Field hockey vs. Middlebury.
Campus Avenue Field

11 a.m.
Women’s soccer
vs. Middlebury.
Russell Street Field

1 p.m.
Football
vs. Middlebury.
Garcelon Field

2 p.m.
Men’s soccer
vs. Middlebury.
Russell Street Field


23 Sun

11 a.m.
Holy Communion
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

5:30 p.m.

Protestant worship (see Oct. 2).

Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Buddhist meditation
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel


24 Mon

Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning. Five days of events celebrate Bates’ global reach through interdisciplinary academics, culminating with the Oct. 27 dedication of two renovated academic halls. Today: Bates observes United Nations Day. FMI 207-786-6336 or arichard@bates.edu. 

6 p.m.
The Progress of the Fork
: From Diabolical to Divine
, a talk by Darra Goldstein, professor of Russian at Williams College and an expert on international cuisines. Sponsored by the Material Culture Working Group. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52 (Keck Classroom)

7:30 p.m.
Social entrepreneurship: Discussing their work are Elizabeth Stefanski of Business Innovation Factory; Peter Murray, Center for Progressive Leadership; Bethany Robertson, I Do Foundation; and Jonathan Rosenthal, of Oke USA and Equal Exchange. A Civic Forum series event, sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


25 Tue

Open to the World, second day (see Oct. 24)

12:30 p.m.
Bach concerti
led by harpsichordist John Corrie in a Noonday Concert. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

4 p.m.
Translations 2011 Poetry Festival
: This five-day event includes international poets presenting their work, Bates faculty and students offering English translations, and a conference on the art and practice of translation.  This year’s festival showcases poets from Japan, Europe and the Americas. A welcome is followed by readings at 4:45 by Rhea Cote, of Brewer, Maine, and Bates faculty member Francisca Lopez, a native of Spain; and an evening reception at 6 p.m. FMI: gdumais@bates.edu or 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge


26 Wed

3 p.m.
Women’s soccer
vs. Colby.
Russell Street Field

4:15 p.m.
Translations 2011
: Registration for a conference associated with the festival.
Chase Lounge

6 p.m.
Life drawing
(see Oct. 5).
Olin 259

Open to the World: Programming during the third day of Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning includes a screening of the food-industry documentary Food, Inc. and, at 7:30, remarks by Stonyfield Farm “CE-Yo” and President Gary Hirshberg P’13, who appears in the film. FMI 207-786-6336 or arichard@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7 p.m.
Translations 2011
: Poets Miguel Angel Zapata, of Peru, and Naomi Otsubo, a native of Japan living in Maine, read from their work, with Bates faculty and students offering English translations (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge


27 Thu

8 a.m.
Translations 2011
: A conference on the art and practice of translation opens (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Muskie Archives

4:30 p.m.
Open to the World: Bates’ celebration of its global reach through interdisciplinary academics culminates with today’s dedication of two renovated academic buildings, Roger Williams Hall and Hedge Hall. Paul Marks ’83, chairman and CEO of aerospace manufacturer Argosy International, offers dedication remarks (see next item). FMI 207-786-6336 or arichard@bates.edu.
Hedge and Roger Williams halls

5:15 p.m.
George Mitchell
, former U.S. senator and special U.S. envoy for Mideast peace, gives a keynote address as part of Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning. A reception in Pettengill Hall’s Perry Atrium follows. FMI 207-786-6336 or arichard@bates.edu.
Chapel (overflow viewing in Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium)

7 p.m.
Translations 2011
: A talk by conference presenter Enrique Yepes, Colombian critic and scholar of Latin American literatures, is followed by poetry readings by Polina Barskova, a native of Russia, and Bates faculty member Robert Farnsworth (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge


28 Fri

4 p.m.
Open to the World: Global Possibilities: On the final day of Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning, five young Bates alums discuss their experiences with initiatives that have both local and global consequences. FMI 207-786-6336 or arichard@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52 (Keck Classroom)

4:15 p.m.
Translations 2011
: Rafael Carpintero, who has translated into Spanish works by bestselling Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, discusses the translation of poetry (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge

6 p.m.
Volleyball
vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gymnasium

7 p.m.
Translations 2011
: Readings by Danny Plourde, a Francophone poet from Canada, and Carmen Elisabeth Puchianu, a poet from Romania who writes in German (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge


29 Sat

The Cost of Value: A Symposium on College Costs with Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman, authors of Why Does College Cost So Much? Details TBA.

9 a.m.
Translations 2011
: A conference on the art and practice of translation continues (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Muskie Archives

1:30 p.m.
Volleyball
vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gymnasium

7 p.m.
Translations 2011
: Readings by all participating poets and a reception in the Museum of Art conclude the festival (see Oct. 25). FMI 207-786-8293.
Chase Lounge


30 Sun

11 a.m.
Holy Communion
(see Oct. 2)
Chapel

5:30 p.m.
Protestant worship
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Buddhist meditation
(see Oct. 2).
Chapel


Exhibitions

Oct. 9-23

A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place

Photographs of the Androscoggin River by Bowdoin College art professor Michael Kloster, displayed in connection with an Oct. 16 Civic Forum presentation.
Chase Hall Gallery

Bates College Museum of Art

Celebrating 25 years in 2011–12

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon-Sat (until 7 p.m. Wednesdays)

www.bates.edu/museum.xml

Through Oct. 2

Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth

Drawings, watercolors and illustrated letters from one of America’s most famous artist families, in a show assembled from the personal collection of Victoria Wyeth ’01.

Through Oct. 29

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Fotografías de México

Bravo (1902-2002) is a leading figure in 20th-century photography and Mexican art, known for work deeply rooted in the culture, people and landscape of Mexico.

Through Dec. 17

Tale Spinning: Enrique Chagoya, Leslie Dill, Brad Kahlhamer, Shirin Neshat, Nicky Nodjoumi, and Alison Saar

Their imagery takes many forms, spinning mysterious and provocative tales that reflect their personal and cultural backgrounds.

Oct. 10–Dec. 17

25: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Reflecting the curatorial contributions of students in a museum internship course, 25 celebrates the museum’s quarter-century of existence with a select group of artworks from the collection.



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