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Thursday

March 4, 1999
4:08 pm

Modern dance at Bates celebrates 30 years

The Bates College Modern Dance Company, founded and directed by Marcy Plavin, lecturer in dance, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with a concert performance, titled Slightly Hysterical (So, You Think This Has Been Easy?) at at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in Schaeffer Theater, 305 College St. Admission is free, but no reservations are accepted. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday

March 4, 1999
3:54 pm

Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn’t avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle” (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it “one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place.”

Thursday

March 4, 1999
3:12 pm

Poet Paul Muldoon to read at Bates

Poet Paul Muldoon will read from his works at Bates College March 18 at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The reading is sponsored by the Bates College Department of English. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Thursday

March 4, 1999
9:10 am

Bates Concert Band to perform

The Bates College Concert Band, under the direction of Mark Manduca, a member of the college’s applied music faculty, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Wednesday

March 3, 1999
2:57 pm

The Fighting Bobcat Orchestra to perform

The Bates College Fighting Bobcat Orchestra, directed by William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.

Tuesday

March 2, 1999
2:49 pm

Birman to deliver Sampson Lecture at Bates

Joan Birman, professor of mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss Knots in Mathematics at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Monday

March 1, 1999
11:42 am

Education forum to be held at Bates

“Where Are the Pressure Points for Changing Maine High Schools?” a two-hour open forum featuring a panel of Maine high-school educators, will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The forum, sponsored by the Bates and Bowdoin college departments of education and the Maine Commission on Secondary Schools, is open to the public without charge.

Thursday

February 25, 1999
10:13 am

Bates to stage English-language premiere of Hungarian play

“The Red Faust,” a new two-act Hungarian play based on the life of the fiercely anti-communist Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty, will premiere in English at at 8 p.m. March 5, March 6, March 12 and March 13 and at 2 p.m. March 7 and March 14 in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens and non-Bates students. For reservations or additional information, call the Schaeffer Theatre box office at 207-786 6161.

Friday

February 19, 1999
10:08 am

Bates senior to give vocal performance

Vocalist Jennifer Huck, a Bates senior from Walpole, Mass., will perform a concert of works by Vivaldi, Poulenc, Rossini, Mozart, Handel, Williams and Holst at 8 p.m. March 6, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Wednesday

February 17, 1999
10:07 am

Bates prose students to read from their works

Prose students of Gary Lawless, instructor in English at Bates College, will read from their works at 3 p.m. Feb. 28, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library.