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Thursday

October 26, 2006
1:51 pm

Comedian Bob Saget to perform at Bates

Actor, comedian and TV host Bob Saget performs at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue. Comedian Alexandra McHale, known for her VH1 commentaries about television, opens for Saget. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $18, with tickets available at Bull Moose locations and online at www.batestickets.com. The show is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. Please note that this performance is intended for mature audiences only.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
4:00 pm

Unusual mix of jazz, Mongolian music opens concert series

A jazz trombonist playing with a Mongolian band, famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and two distinctive classical concerts are featured in the 2006-07 Bates College Concert Series. The series starts with trombonist Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band on Nov. 2. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., and are open to the public. Admission fees vary by concert. For more information, please visit http://abacus.bates.edu/concerts/. For reservations, please call 207-786-6135.

Monday

October 23, 2006
12:00 am

Alumnus discusses corporate social responsibility

Liam D. Leduc Clarke, a 1998 Bates College graduate and senior associate in APCO Worldwide’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy practice, will give a lecture titled “Business and the Common Good: Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy and Community” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-6400 or e-mail bpelleti@bates.edu.

Tuesday

August 8, 2006
12:00 am

Three alumni elected to Bates Board of Trustees

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced three appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Susan S. Kozik of Matthews, N.C., Christopher J. Gorayeb of New York, N.Y., and James F. O’Brien Jr. of New York, N.Y.

Thursday

July 27, 2006
12:00 am

Willett '73 named chair of the Bates board

Joseph T. Willett ’73 of Ridgewood, N.J., has been elected the new chair of the Bates board of trustees, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and trustees have announced. Willett succeeds Burton M. Harris ’59, who retired from the board following 23 years of service, including five as chair.

Tuesday

July 25, 2006
12:00 am

Bates alum pursues medicine with Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship

Jason Rafferty of Greenland, N.H., a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Bates College, has received a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship, one of the nation’s largest graduate study awards. Rafferty is one of 77 graduate and professional students chosen from among 1,100 applicants.

Thursday

June 22, 2006
12:00 am

Sene '00 selected 2006-07 White House Fellow

Considered to be the most competitive and prestigious U.S. public leadership program, White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Lena Sene ’00 is among 14 White House Fellows appointed for 2006-07, the White House recently announced.

Wednesday

May 10, 2006
12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Wednesday

April 19, 2006
12:00 am

College's help doesn't stop with Commencement, grad students find

With help from a group of staff and faculty advisers at Bates, biology major Kelton McMahon recently won a National Science Foundation fellowship to study ecological geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. But what may be surprising about McMahon’s good fortune is that he hasn’t been a Bates student for a while. He graduated last year.

Friday

April 14, 2006
9:12 am

Christopher Laconi '05 wins Harvard Kennedy School fellowship

A year away from academe proved no disadvantage for Christopher Laconi ’05. Shortly before graduation, Laconi was accepted by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to pursue a master’s in public policy. But Laconi, a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, deferred matriculation one year so that he could travel in Europe “for work and pleasure” and then consult for nonprofits in Boston.