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Max Oelschlaeger, author of “Caring for Creation,” will deliver the inaugural Philip J. Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 29, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The lecture will focus on the relationship between human culture and the natural world. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
Eight Bates employees who have retired or will retire this year will be honored at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on Thursday . The noon luncheon and award ceremony will be in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Bui lding. Retirees who have more than 10 years of service to the college will receive a Bates gift chair.
Mighty Cloud of Fiddlers, a group of Maine fiddlers who play a traditional mix of Quebecois, Yankee and Scots-Irish music, will play a contradance at Bates College on April 25.
Bates College junior Joshua Baschnagel of Etna, N.H., is the first Bates student to be named a Regis Maine Scholar of the Marshall Undergraduate Scholars Program, announced Martha C. Crunkleton, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.
The Bates College Noonday Concert Series continues with five concerts scheduled for the months of April and May. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.
Bates College will break ground for a new $17 million academic building on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the corner of Bardwell Street and Andrews Road.
Religion professor Carl Benton Straub has been named the first Clark A. Griffith Professor in Environmental Studies at Bates College.
Poet Maya Angelou will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bates College on April 3 at 11 a.m. as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation. Angelou, acclaimed poet, playwright, educator, historian, actress, civil rights activist, producer and director, will address the audience in Merrill Gymnasium.
Bates College trustee and alumna Dr. Helen A. Papaioanou, national chair of the recently completed $59-million Bates Campaign, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree on April 3 as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation.
The New York-based Doug Elkins Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. March 26, in the Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.