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Legendary Bates College track and cross country coach Walter Slovenski, 79, died Sept. 8 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Bates Chapel on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the Benjamin E. Mays Center on campus.
Rick Spalding, co-pastor of Boston’s Church of the Covenant and Protestant chaplain at Harvard University, will discuss “Holy Dissonance: The Pleasures of Being a Religious Misfit at Bates College” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Rap artist Wyclef Jean, whose recordings with the Fugees include the multi-platinum CD “The Score,” will perform with the Refugee All Stars at Bates College at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Tickets are $22 and may be purchased through Bull Moose Music stores starting Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets are also available at Bates College in Chase Hall Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays until the concert. Call 207-795-7496 for more information.
Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence and lecturer in music since 1980, will perform a concert of works by Handel, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
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.