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Emerson “Tad” Baker, assistant professor of history at Salem State College and author of three books on early history and archeology of New England, will discuss “The Archeology of 1690: Excavating King William’s War on the Maine Frontier” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In “The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence,” Bates is lauded for its service-learning opportunities and its consistent ranking in the top 10 among all colleges in terms of student participation in international study. It notes that some two-thirds of Bates graduates earn graduate degrees, and includes this summary comment from an administrator on alumni survey findings: “For a college with a long-standing reputation in the sciences, we were surprised to discover we had more graduates whose title was ‘entrepreneur,’ having founded their own businesses, than graduates who were M.D.’s.”
Bates Dance Festival Calendar of Events July 22-Aug. 19
Georgia N. Nigro, Whitehouse Professor of Psychology at Bates College, will lead a roundtable discussion on “Adolescence at the Millennium: Tales From the Field” at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The event, which celebrates Nigro’s appointment as the Whitehouse Professor of Psychology at Bates, is open to the public free of charge.
Laura Cluff, Dharma teacher at the Kwan Um School of Zen and Buddhist community adviser at Wellesley College, will present “My Life, The Big Mistake: The Long Journey Out of Perfectionism” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend the final talk of the Spiritual Journeys series free of charge.
Thirteen Bates employees who have retired or will retire this year were honored at the college’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The noon luncheon and awards ceremony were held in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Retirees who have more than 10 years of service to the college received a Bates gift chair. Also recognized at the luncheon were employees observing anniversaries of service to Bates and new employees hired since Commencement 1999.
Warren Leon, executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, will discuss “Consumers’ Most Important Environmental Choices” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Bates College ranks third among the most “wired” college campuses in the nation, according to the May 2000 issue of Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine.
Bates College students Kara McKeever of Westport, Conn.; David Sharratt of Canton, Maine; and Amanda Smith of Santa Fe, N.M., have been named 2000 Phillip J. Otis Fellows and will each receive a $5,000 grant for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.
Bates College seniors Kristen Frederick of Columbia, S.C., and Weston Noyes of Salt Lake City, Utah, are two of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive Thomas J. Watson Fellowships.