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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.
Gwen Sedney of Falls Church, Va., has been named Bates College’s 1999 Ruggles Scholar, a fellowship awarded to a junior for academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
Bates College was one of 14 U.S. liberal arts colleges cited for its exceptional faculty scholarship and commitment to teaching in the latest issue of higher education journal Change Magazine.
Jean Redpath, recognized as the foremost interpreter and performer of Scottish folk music with more than 30 recordings to her credit, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at Olin Arts Center box office. Call 207 786-6135 for more information.
Kaia Peterson, a sophomore environmental studies major from Hopkins, Minn., has been named the 1999 Bates College Student Employee of the Year by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Bates College senior Marian Elizabeth Drake of Granville, Ohio, is one of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
Carolyn Gage, award-winning playwright and activist, will be joined by Bates students for a reading from her book Scenes and Monologues for Lesbian Actors at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library.