Posts by Phyllis Graber Jensen
After defeating NESCAC rival Tufts 77-65 on Feb. 14, Bates finishes the regular season at 13-11 overall and 4-5 in conference play. The Bobcats have earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC Championship and will play at No. 3 seed Williams (16-7, 6-2) Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the conference playoff quarterfinals.
Ben Smeltzer ’10, of the Bates Jazz Combo, rocks the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall as part of the evening program for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The combo’s members participate in the college’s jazz band.
Bates Dining pizza chef Tina Vallerand performs her wizardry at the brick oven in the new Bates Dining Commons. A favorite of Bates students, Commons pizza is one of many popular choices that appears regularly on the Bates Dining menu.
The Deansmen, one of Bates College’s two all-male a cappella groups, peforms during the Fourth Annual Harward Center Community Partnerships Community Celebration at the Lewiston Public Library.
Sam Evans-Brown ’09 completes a breakout weekend with his second consecutive fifth-place finish in the Bates Winter Carnival. In March, Bates hosts the 2009 NCAA National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships and partners with two of Maine’s outstanding skiing venues: Sunday River in Bethel and Black Mountain in Rumford.
Studio art major Jessica Kase ’09 of Chappaqua, N.Y., works in her Olin Arts studio on an oil painting that will be part of her senior thesis project, an exploration of the intimate nature of creating portraits of strangers.
Professor of Psychology Georgia Nigro participates in the Maine Boys Network, a consortium of policy analysts, educators and youth-services professionals that sponsored a year-long study on the academic underachievement of 540 Maine boys and young men
Katalin Vecsey, a member of the Bates College theater faculty, reads from the writings of Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65 in a free public event.
Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that “really deals with one’s self, one’s place in the world and one’s place in society.” He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.
Blind from birth, Steve Hoad was raised by a mother who “understood that children were children,” he says. “It was expected that I would do things children do.” His outdoors experiences as a child and a desire to conserve land solidified Hoad’s dream to one day live with his family on a farm.