Stories about "Diversity"
Alumni awards highlight 138th annual Reunion

Friday, June 9, 2006 12:00 am

Bates alumni arriving for their College's 138th Reunion anticipated traditional revelry and fellowship as well as a chance to honor their own. All awards will be presented Saturday during the midday Alumni Awards Ceremony, held in Merrill Gymnasium due to rain.

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 12:00 am

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents " Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community," on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with "Flava," a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.

Expert on Islam and women to speak at Bates

Thursday, December 1, 2005 3:01 pm

An internationally known scholar on the subjects of women and Islam and on the influences of Islam in America, Amina Wadud gives a talk titled "The States of Muslim Women's Struggles for Gender Justice" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Rabbi discusses mid-career change in Bates spirituality series

Thursday, December 1, 2005 2:57 pm

Rabbi Hillel Katzir of Auburn's Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center discusses his journey of religious heritage, culminating in a mid-life career change, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College.

High school students from across state welcomed for 25th Maine Day

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:33 pm

On Friday, Nov. 11, high school juniors and seniors from all over Maine are invited to visit Bates College for the college's 25th annual Maine Day. Starting at 8 a.m., this open house draws students and their parents from as far afield as Aroostook and York counties, typically attracting as many as 150 participants. The program includes campus tours, visits to classes and workshops relating to the Bates application process

Bates community gathers to honor Rosa Parks

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 3:34 pm

In honor of Rosa Parks' legacy of leadership and life contributions to the struggle for civil and human rights, the Martin Luther King Day Committee and the Multicultural Center of Bates College held a program in memoriam and appreciation from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Multicultural Affairs hosts Samoan American artist

Monday, October 10, 2005 3:59 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a Samoan American writer, painter and filmmaker, as a weeklong artist in residence. Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, McMullin will make several presentations in commemoration of Coming Out Day and Anti-Columbus Day to which the public is invited to attend at no charge.

Program links student volunteers, community needs

Monday, September 19, 2005 4:23 pm

For the fourth year, Bates College students are coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region. Seniors all, the four student volunteer fellows at Bates during the 2005-06 academic year are Emily Hoffer of Danville, Vt.; Sarah Mengel of Westport, Conn.; Christopher Petrella of Somers, Conn.; and Katie Seamon of Leverett, Mass.

Video conference gives students access to U.N. leaders

Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:26 pm

Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan student organization, hosts an event this week that will allow Bates students some virtual face time via a live video link with leaders at the United Nations' 2005 World Summit. The session takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pettengill Hall, Room G13.

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:29 pm

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South's changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376. "Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other," says Aron, author of Shalom Y'All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron's photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.

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