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Robert J. Branham, professor of rhetoric and director of debate at Bates College, has received the latest American Forensic Association (AFA) Daniel Rohrer Award for “Stanton’s Elm: An Illustrated History of Debating at Bates College,” published in 1996.
Members of the Bates College community, including student athletes, faculty and alumni, will debate the resolution: “This house supports continued NESCAC participation in NCAA postseason play” at at 8 p.m. Monday in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
A $1.2 million Kresge Foundation challenge grant to Bates College will support the ongoing construction of the college’s new academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.
Scrod Pudding, a group of local musicians who play traditional New England, French-Canadian and Appalachian music, will perform a contradance with caller Bill Olsonfrom 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hal, 56 Campus Ave. Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds will benefit the AIDS Coalition of Lewiston-Auburn.
William Strickland, creator of successful job training programs involving the arts, will deliver a lecture titled “The Arts, Education, Economic Growth and Community Building” as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture series at 7:30 p.m. November 17, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie’s Place for Women, the Greater Boston Food Bank and Healthcare for the Homeless, will discuss “A Social Activist’s Perspective” as part of a new Bates College lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul,” at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Highlighting the 12th Annual Maine Women’s Studies Conference at Bates College on Nov. 15 will be the 1 p.m. keynote address in the Chapel by Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor in chief of Ms. magazine. The day-long interdisciplinary program — titled “Making Connections (Among and Between)” — features papers, panels and workshops related to feminist research and political activism.
The Bates College Orchestra, directed by William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m., Nov. 15, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St
A concert by the DaPonte String Quartet and soprano Christina Astrachan listed…
Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, has been named the 1997 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Maine Professor of the Year, announced the Council For Advancement and Support of Education.