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The new physical plant building at Bates College will be dedicated Wednesday at noon in a ceremony off of Russell Street behind Merrill Gymnasium.
Mark A. Kessler, professor of political science at Bates College, has received the Best Treatment of Women and Minority Groups in a Political Science Text award from the Women’s Caucus of the American Political Science Association. Kessler was honored for The Play of Power (St. Martin’s Press, 1996), a textbook he co-authored that concerns the integration of women and minorities into the U.S. government and political system.
Joaquin G. Avila, a litigator and advocate in the field of voting rights law, will deliver a lecture titled “The Voting Rights Act: Affirmative Action in Levelling the Political Playing Field” as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture seriesat 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
Diana L. Eck, award-winning author of Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, will deliver a lecture titled Multireligious America: New Arguments, New Opportunities, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to the 1997-1998 Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought and admission is free.
Distinguished legal scholar and author James O. Freedman, president of Dartmouth College, will deliver the keynote address during convocation at Bates College on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Close to 100 lectures, concerts, theater performances and art exhibits, all open to the public, are planned for the 1997-98 academic year at Bates College.
Noted Harvard theologian Peter J. Gomes ’65, will discuss themes connected with his recently published best- seller The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (Morrow, 1996) at his alma mater at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.
Two-hundred and thirty-six incoming students — half the class of 2001 at Bates College — will first face physical rigors, while hiking, rock climbing, canoing, backpacking or mountain biking in the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) orientation. Dan Voisin, a Bates senior from Lanesboro, Mass., is overseeing the preorientation program, including transportation, food and gear procurement as well as training the 52 student-trip leaders.
The blues quartet Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 207-786-6135.
A delegation from the Seeds of Peace International Camp will attend a farewell luncheon and discussion hosted by Bates College at noon on Thursday in the Benjamin Mays Center.