Stories about "Creativity"
Bates students to perform 'Closer,' play that became 2004 film

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:39 pm

Bates students perform Closer, Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed dissection of love and lust, on April 4, 8 and 9. The performers are students in Katalin Vecsey's "Advanced Voice and Speech" course, a study of vocal and physical techniques in the exploration of theatrical texts. Her students study characterization through voice and speech, perform cold readings, and assess and prepare for the vocal demands of different roles.

Bates students present digital music concert

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:32 pm

Students in Chris Bailey's "Computers, Music and the Arts" course perform their compositions on April 7. The course is a hands-on study of music-making with computers and is designed for arts students who want to learn about new technological tools. This performance is based on the genre "musique concrete," or music made from found sounds, such as the hum of a dryer.

Screening features films by 'Acting and Directing for the Camera' class

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:23 pm

Students in the Bates course "Acting and Directing for the Camera" screen their class projects on April 3. The projects are scenes adapted from well-known motion pictures such as Armageddon, 28 Days Later, Juno, Bridget Jones' Diary and American Beauty.

Senior to use Watson award to study South African, Indonesian theater

Monday, March 30, 2009 1:56 pm

With the ultimate aim of teaching contemporary drama in her native Sri Lanka, a Bates College senior has received a 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia. Sulochana Dissanayake of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, is one of 40 recipients of the 2009 fellowship, a $28,000 award supporting a year of independent research abroad.

Meanings and metrics

Friday, March 27, 2009 12:39 pm

Inside Higher Ed, an online news and opinion site devoted to college and university issues, published a provocative essay by David Scobey, director of the College's Harward Center for Community Partnerships, who argued that the humanities should embrace calls for assessments of how well students are taught.

Bates to screen 'Visible Community' documentary by Saddlemire '05

Monday, March 23, 2009 10:12 am

Bates College graduate's documentary about a citizen response to a controversial construction proposal in Lewiston will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Bates College's Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

It's beer and brackets for News' sports writer as NCAA Tournament kicks off

Friday, March 20, 2009 12:10 pm

The New York Daily News gave staff writer Matt Gagne '04 an assignment he's been training for since his Bates days: Cover the NCAA men's basketball tournament from a sports bar in Manhattan. With a couple of friends, including a chum from Bates, Gagne watched the first-round games from the ESPN Zone in Times Square.

Bates literary series presents 'Two Kinds of Decay' author

Thursday, March 19, 2009 9:53 am

Sarah Manguso, poet and author of the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, reads from her work at Bates College on Thursday, March 19.

Discussed the Icelandic recession

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:04 pm

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast's tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.


Thursday, March 5, 2009 1:08 pm

This week, the student theater organization, The Robinson Players, held their elections for next year’s board. Theater is one of my favorite extra curriculars here at Bates, and I seriously look forward to the monthly club meetings– purely because of the dynamite personalities all put into one room and allowed to interact (and usually explode) over logistics and theatrical choice and preference.

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