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Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.
Twenty area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 131st commencement exercises on Monday (May 26) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Oscar Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Costa Rica, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.
Bates College recently announced the appointment of a new vice president for financial affairs-treasurer, along with five other staff positions.
A noted author, educator and former civil rights activist will discuss “Reflections on Racism and Anti-Semitism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Stanton Wortham, assistant professor of education at Bates College, has been honored with the Maine Campus Compact’s Faculty Service-Learning Award. Wortham was recognized for designing several innovative service-learning projects, including a program in which Latino Bates students tutor and mentor Latino schoolchildren in S.A.D. 52 (Turner, Maine) schools.
Bates College is one of 10 colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in a three-year initiative designed to strengthen undergraduate science for women.
A noted church historian will deliver the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. May 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Dorothy C. Bass, director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith, will discuss “The Fullness of Time: Patterns of Work, Rest and Renewal in Faith and Culture.”
“Almost an Evening of Jazz,” a concert of jazz standards and original works, will be performed by Sandy Parakilas, Nils van Otterloo and Ethan Rowe at 7:30 p.m. May 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend the free concert.
The Mid-Coast Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Ross, will perform an all-Brahms program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program, featuring solo performances by cellist Eleesa Collinson and violinist Matthew Szemela, includes “The Academic Festival Overture,” “Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn” and “Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello.”
Winter’s passing will be noted with a hat off to spring when the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra (AVCO) performs its next concertat 8 p.m. May 3, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.