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October 7, 2011 9:18 am

With contemporary interest, Society of Antiquaries elects Michael Jones as Fellow

When Professor of History Michael Jones learned of his recent election as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of…


October 7, 2011 8:48 am

Multimedia: Parents and Family Weekend shines despite weather

Parents and Family Weekend 2011 (see more photographs) featured a wide range of activities and opportunities for students and families…


October 6, 2011 3:31 pm

Bates Athletics welcomes local youth for L/A Community Day

Bates Athletics hosts L/A Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, in conjunction with several home games against Middlebury College. The college invites all Lewiston and Auburn schoolchildren to these events, involving the local community in the NCAA’s “Take a Kid to the Game” initiative. In addition to the Bobcat athletic contests, there will be youth clinics, campus tours and other fun family activities, as well as Auburn/Lewiston Fly Football games before the Bates football game and at halftime.


October 5, 2011 11:51 am

Jones '92 to discuss film and teen violence

Ozzie Jones ’92, a writer and director for stage and film, discusses how film can bring the voices of young people into the discussion about teen violence in an event at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center.


October 5, 2011 10:44 am

Rhythm and blues singer known for Lovett link to perform in Olin

Singer Francine Reed, known for her work in the rhythm and blues realm and for her long musical association with Lyle Lovett, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Olin Concert Hall.


October 5, 2011 10:04 am

Civic Forums examine Androscoggin River, social entrepreneurship

The Civic Forum Series at Bates offers presentations about the Androscoggin River and about social entrepreneurship during October. Bowdoin College faculty members Michael Kolster and Matthew Klingle explore the Androscoggin River. The following week, a co-founder of the fair-trade coffee importer Equal Exchange is among four of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs who discuss their work.


October 4, 2011 10:27 am

Koven, Kroepsch Award recipient, to discuss stories of mental illnesses

Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology, gives a talk titled Irreducible Stories of Mental Illness at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom ( G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).


October 4, 2011 9:46 am

25: Selections from the Permanent Collection

As part of the 2011-12 celebration of the Olin Arts Center’s 25th anniversary, the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition 25: Selections from the Permanent Collection offers an in-depth exploration of the museum’s holdings. Paul Cezanne, Mary Cassatt, Charlie Hewitt and Robert Indiana are among the many artists featured.


October 4, 2011 9:33 am

Unpack the Elephant! and other delights at the Olin Arts Center anniversary party

A family arts festival at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 kicks off the celebration of the Olin Arts Center’s 25th anniversary. The festival features the high-intensity New Vaudeville ensemble Two, pianist Ahmad Hussan Muhammad and New York’s avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra, which will lead tours of the building and perform in concert.


October 3, 2011 10:34 am

Family arts festival, exhibit on tap as Bates celebrates Olin's 25th

The vibrant arts community at Bates takes the spotlight as Bates celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center in 2011-12. The celebration begins with an Oct. 8 family arts festival at Olin and a Museum of Art exhibition exploring the museum’s collection.