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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.
The Bates College Modern Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Marcy Plavin, will present its annual spring concert in a series of four concertsat 8 p.m. March 20 and March 22 (Program A) and at 8 p.m. March 21 and at 2 p.m. March 23 (Program B) in the Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.
Paul W. MacAvoy of Woodstock, Vt., and New Haven, Conn., a 1955 Bates College graduate, was elected by trustees to an appointment on the Board of Overseers, filling a vacant position whose term expires in 2000.
The Bates Dance Festival invites senior citizens and teenagers from Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities to participate in a three-week intensive workshop, July 28 through Aug. 15, under the direction of choreographer and educator Jeff Bliss.
Abingdon Square, a recent work by playwright Maria Irene Fornes, will be performed at 8 p.m. March 27, 28 and 29, in the Gannett Theater at Bates College.