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An award-winning film, a discussion with the foremost authority on violence in America and a lecture by a distinguished theologian are among the offerings in a series of workshops and presentations at Bates College Jan. 18-19 to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.
Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled “Mercury in Maine’s Environment” at Bates College on at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Carnegie Science 204. The public is invited and admission is free.
The Bates College Noonday Concert series continues its winter season with a selection of programs throughout the month of January. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held from l2:30 to l p.m. on Tuesdays at the college’s Olin Arts Concert Hall, located on Russell Street in Lewiston.
Award-winning poet Pamela Alexander ’70 reads from her works at Bates at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge
The Bates College Department of Theater, in conjunction with the Maine Drama Council and the Maine Principal’s Association, will host 200 Maine high school students in “Maine Theater Day” on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schaeffer Theatre and other locations on campus.
Czerny Brasuell,director of multicultural affairs at Bates College, will discuss “Paths to Enlightenment: An Embarrassment of Riches” as part of a Bates College lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul,” on Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Artist Michael Cummings will discuss his “Narrative Quilts” exhibit at the Bates College Museum of Art at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. A reception for the artist, cosponsored by the African-American Studies Program at Bates, will immediately follow in the Museum of Art. The public is invited and admission is free.
At our annual winter meeting on December 16, we, the eleven college presidents, reaffirmed our strong commitment to the Conference and to its principles of academic and athletic balance. We considered the appropriateness of post-season play and affirmed it. Continued team and individual competition in NCAA championships is still under active consideration.
Anne Frank Remembered, the Academy Award-winning documentary about the Jewish teenager whose famous diary made her a symbol of the Holocaust, will be shown Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center at Bates College. Directed by Jon Blair and narrated by Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close, Anne Frank Remembered (rated PG) is the first of four films in the 1998 Spring Foreign Film Series, sponsored by L/A Arts and the Bates Student Film Board. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling L/A Arts at 207-782-7228 or 800-639-2919.
Arlene Blum, mountaineer, biochemist and author of Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, will deliver a lecture titled, Across the Himalaya and Beyond: Peoples, Passes and Possibilities, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend the annual Philip J. Otis Lecture and admission is free.