Campus events: April 1–30, 2017

On display in the 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition starting April 7, "The Trinity" is an inkjet print by Calvin Reedy '17.

On display in the 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition starting April 7, “The Trinity” is an inkjet print by Calvin Reedy ’17.

Hello from Bates!

This is a listing of public events at the college during April 2017.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page.

Can’t attend the game? Watch the livestream:

  • Go to athletics.bates.edu
  • Click the “Upcoming Events” tab
  • Find your event and click the “Video” link (not all games are available on video).

Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.


Maine residents join Bates students for a Figure Drawing session in Olin on Wednesday evening, Mar. 8 2017.

An artist at work during a March 2017 Life Drawing session at Bates. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please confirm before you go.

4:15pm Mon–Fri | Buddhist meditation led by the Dharma Society. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

12:15pm Mon | Noontime meditation: Different teachers bring different practices to this meditation circle each week. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art: Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10/$9 museum members. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

9pm Wed | {Pause}: A reflective secular service of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

10am Sun | Quaker meeting presented by the Lewiston Friends. FMI 207-786-8272.
163 Wood St.

4pm Sun | Bates Christian Fellowship chapel service with gospel singing, preceded by prayer time at 3pm. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Sun | Community Sit: This hourlong gathering of a community of meditators offers mutual support through meditation and loving kindness, periodically varying its practice and sharing experiences with meditation. FMI cperlman@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel


Shown in April 2016, John Corrie directs the Bates College Choir. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College) In a major community collaboration conducted by John Corrie, the Bates Orchestra and Choir join other L-A ensembles for ìStill Sea and Fortunate Journeyî and the masterpiece ìMissa Solemnis.î Featured with Bates are the Maine Music Society Chorale and Orchestra, the Scola of the Basilica of SS Peter & Paul, and the Edward Little High School and Lewiston High School choirs.

Shown in April 2016, John Corrie directs the Bates College Choir. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

1 Sat

10am | Ladd Planetarium show: What’s in the sky tonight? This planetarium show for general audiences shows the sky as you’ll see it this evening, illustrating well-known constellations and explaining what else you may see. FMI nhasting@bates.edu.
Carnegie Science Hall, Ladd Planetarium

10am | Women’s tennis vs. Tufts.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)

Noon | Baseball vs. Colby (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Hamilton.
Garcelon Field

3pm | Men’s tennis vs. Brandeis.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)

5pm | Spring Dance Concert: what we find. In two distinct programs performed March 31–April 3, the focus is on student choreography — a thesis project by Mallory Cohen ’17 and projects by students in hip-hop and composition courses. Tonight: Program B. Free, but tickets required: EventBrite. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

8pm | Bates College Choir: Directed by John Corrie, the choir and college orchestra perform the second and third parts of Handel’s Messiah, completing the cycle begun last December. Free, but tickets required, available at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


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The Bates Dance Company offers the Spring Dance Concert April 1–3. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

2 Sun

2pm | Spring Dance Concert: Program A (see April 1).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | The Melting Pot: This celebration of Caribbean culture features music by Bates’ Steel Pan Orchestra, dances by the Caribbean Student Association and Bollywood Team, spoken-word performances and the evening’s key event, “Carnival!” Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association. FMI canglin@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


3 Mon

3:45 pm | Softball vs. Thomas College.
Lafayette Street Field

7pm | Bates Astronomy Extravaganza: Bates astronomy students present a night of planetarium shows, space-based activities and games for kids and adults of all ages. FMI nhasting@bates.edu.
Carnegie Science Hall & Chase Hall, Memorial Commons

7:30pm | Junior Thesis Recital. This program by violinist Elliot Chun and bassist Ian Clarkson includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, “Adoration” by Felix Borowski and “Ave Maria” by Bach/Goloud. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Spring Dance Concert: Program B (see April 1).
Schaeffer Theatre


4 Tue

12:15pm | The Science and Pseudoscience of Earthquake Prediction: A talk by Heather Savage, associate research professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Her research focuses on understanding the strength and stability of faults in order to improve assessments of when and where large earthquakes occur. FMI grobert@bates.edu.
Carnegie 219

7:30pm | Ensemble Blurb: This experimental improvisation group features Visiting Artist in Music Arthur Kampela. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


5 Wed

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Colby.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)

7pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Bowdoin.
Garcelon Field

7:30pm | Voice and Speech performance: For the semester’s final project in a voice and speech course taught by Senior Lecturer in Theater Kati Vecsey, students perform monologues from playwright Charles Mee’s the (re)making project. FMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


6 Thu

4:30pm | Recital: Piano students of Chiharu Naruse and Bridget Convey perform classics by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, and newer music by Philip Glass, Nobuo Uematsu and Dustin O’Halloran. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Bates Jazz Band: Larry Williams directs this student ensemble whose repertoire spans classic and contemporary jazz as well as pop and other genres. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


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It’s a metal concert of sorts as the Bates Brass Ensemble shares an April 7 program with the Steel Pan Orchestra. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

7 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Bowdoin.
Leahey Field

4pm | Softball vs. Trinity.
Lafayette Street Field

5pm | Senior Thesis Exhibition opening: Featuring work by 17 graduating studio art majors (see Museum of Art, below), the show opens with a reception in the museum. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

7pm | Bates Brass Ensemble and Steel Pan Ensemble: Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7pm | curiouser and curiouser: For an independent study in theater, Chaesong Kim ’18 of Goyang-si, Korea, presents an original performance based on Alice in Wonderland and created in collaboration with the performers. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater


8 Sat

Noon | Men’s and women’s track and field vs. MIT, RPI and Tufts.
Russell Street Track

Noon | Softball vs. Trinity (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Middlebury.
Garcelon Field

7pm | curiouser and curiouser (see April 7).
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater

8pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: A presentation of work by students in Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music William Matthews’ course. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


9 Sun

7pm | curiouser and curiouser (see April 7).
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater

7pm | Vocal recital by students of John Corrie. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


15 Sat

Noon | Baseball vs. Gordon College (doubleheader).
Leahey Field


In this 2016 image, Bates women's lacrosse plays Springfield as the Bobcats make their first NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship appearance since 1994. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

In this 2016 image, Bates women’s lacrosse plays Springfield as the Bobcats make their first NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship appearance since 1994. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

18 Tue

4:30pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

7pm | Zen meditation: A traditional Zen sit with Bates Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


21 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Trinity.
Leahey Field

4pm | Women’s tennis vs. Wheaton.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)


22 Sat

Noon | Baseball vs. Trinity (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

Noon | Maine State Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Russell Street Track

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Connecticut College.
Garcelon Field

Noon | Softball vs. Colby (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field


25 Tue

3:30pm | Softball vs. Husson (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

4pm | Women’s tennis vs. Colby.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)


Bates plays an away game at home against Farmington in April 2016. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Spring fling: Anthony Telesca’17 makes a pitch during an away game against Farmington in April 2016. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

26 Wed

3:30pm | Baseball vs. Southern Maine.
Leahey Field

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Bowdoin.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)

6pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field


Madeline McLean '17 sings with the Crosstones in October 2016. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College) New dormitories at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue are named after Elizabeth Kalperis Chu '80 and Michael Chu '80 in recognition of their generous donation to the college on Friday, Oct. 28 2016.

Maddie McLean ’17 sings with the Crosstones in October 2016. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

28 Fri

4pm | Softball vs. Bowdoin.
Lafayette Street Field

7:30pm | Maddie McLean: McLean ’17 of Hood River, Ore., performs love songs in conjunction with her honors thesis. McLean explores how songs relate to stylistic prototypes in given genres — in this case, sad love songs in opera and pop — and how prototypical characteristics shape performance. The program taps The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and the pop charts — Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “All I Ask” by Adele. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


29 Sat

10am | Women’s tennis vs. Wesleyan.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)

3pm | Men’s tennis vs. Wesleyan.
Wallach Tennis Center (rain site: Merrill Gym)


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Cuyler Hedlund’s graphic novel “The Only Living Boy in New York” (selection shown) appears in the 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition.

Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum

April 7–May 27, 2017

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2017: The museum’s relationship with the Department of Art and Visual Culture entails a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through this exhibition showcasing work in diverse media from the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors — 17 this year. The program emphasizes the creation of a cohesive body of work through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry.

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