Stories from 2013
The Bates art museum is closed during summer 2013 for the replacement of its old halogen lights (shown in this image of Fransje Killaars' 2013 exhibition "Color at the Center") with energy-saving LEDs.
Lighting upgrade closes art museum for summer; new LEDs will slash electricity use

Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:49 pm

The Bates College Museum of Art is closed for the summer for the installation of a state-of-the-art LED lighting system.

Bates Museum of Art interns Eliza Pyne '13, at left, and Irem Ikizler '15 discuss the art of Fransje Killaars in a March gallery talk for Killaars' "Color at the Center," an exhibition they helped prepare. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Museum internships reveal the art of creating an exhibition

Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Opportunities to see artworks "outside the glass" are among the benefits of internships at the Bates College Museum of Art.

Dancer-choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin. Photograph by Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times.
Events at Bates: Summer 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:12 am

Happy summer from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college from June 15 through Aug. 15, 2013.

Seniors line up for their Class of 2013 photo in Underhill Arena. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slide Show: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:00 pm

Enjoy a monthly slide show of images that features the vitality of life on the Bates campus in Lewiston, Maine.

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Attention, L-A shoppers! Bates’ popular Clean Sweep sale returns June 15

Friday, May 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Bates' popular "Clean Sweep" sale returns for the 13th year on Saturday, June 15.

The members of the Bates Class of 2013 gathered in Underhill Arena on Friday, May 24 for their class photo. Photo by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Commencement attracts news coverage near and far

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:30 pm

News outlets in Maine and a number of other states presented coverage of this year's event.

Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester (left) and retiring Dean of the Faculty Pam Baker '69 just prior to Commencement. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Multimedia: Commencement Weekend 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:49 pm

Multimedia coverage of Commencement Weekend 2013, including complete video of the graduation ceremony.

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Stonyfield chair to Bates Class of 2013: Push back

Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:23 pm

"Many of the so-called experts have been wrong and now need to be second-guessed," the co-founder and chairman of organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm told the Bates Class of 2013. "And that's actually your job."

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Commencement 2013: Senior address by Thomas Holmberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:35 pm

"I have this very special opportunity to speak before you today and deliver my love letter to you, Bates College," said Thomas Holmberg.

Commencement speaker Gary Hirshberg told the graduates that "challenging the conventional wisdom can be scary. But everything that’s ever been important has happened because someone asked the powerful two words: Why not?" Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

The graduates' level of community engagement and real world applied learning, said Gary Hirshberg, "will be as critical a contributor to your futures as any academic achievement."

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