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The Bates College Noonday Concert series opens its fall 1999 season with a selection of programs in September. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, located on Russell Street in Lewiston.
Contradance band Catharsis will perform at Bates College (Friday) Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. Sponsored by the Bates Freewill Folk Society, the contradance will be called by John McIntyre. Soft- soled shoes are recommended, but not required. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Timothy Leach of Queensbury, N.Y., a 1999 graduate of Bates College, has been named director of the new Bates Outdoor Education and Leadership Program (BOELP)
The Bates Dance Festival presents two of America’s most eloquent contemporary dance artists who will share the stage for an evening of imaginative and emotionally rich choreography and film Aug. 12 at 8 p.m in Schaeffer Theatre on the Bates College campus. Tickets are $14/$8 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161. A post-performance talk with the artists will take place immediately following the concert.
“Sigmund Abeles: The Artist and His Prints: 1954-1999,” featuring 70 prints from more than 200 works the artist has given to the Bates College Museum of Art, will be on view Aug. 13 through Sept. 19. A catalog representing the first complete listing of Abeles’ prints will be available at the exhibition. Abeles will speak about his life and work at the Bates College Museum of Art Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in room 104 of the Olin Arts Center.
Dr. Jill N. Reich has been appointed as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates College, President Donald W. Harward announced. Reich joined the Bates community July 1.
The St. Cecilia Trio, composed of pianist Duncan Cumming, Bates class of 1993; cellist Sölen Dikener; and violinist Hilary Walther, will perform three concerts at Bates College July 13, July 15 and July 17 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students and seniors. Call the Olin Arts Center, 207-786-6135, for more information.
Baldemar Velasquez, president and founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the Farm Worker Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, will discuss “Latino Immigrant Workers, a Call for a New Civil Rights Movement” at Bates College May 17 at 4 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Bates College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of Alumni Relations will present a panel discussion on admissions and financial aid issues for prospective parents and their families June 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Lindholm House, 23 Campus Ave., Lewiston. The public is invited to attend without charge. Call the Bates College Office of Admissions at 207-786-6000 by June 9 to register.
Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.