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Lewiston Middle School hosts first Cultural Heritage Night

Sunday, April 15, 2001 1:24 pm

Lewiston Middle School (LMS) will host its first Cultural Heritage Night Thursday, April 25, in the school's cafeteria. The event will feature presentations about Franco-American and Somali heritage and displays by Bates College international students, who will share their traditions, music and dress.

Scholar to discuss Sufi tradition

Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:06 pm

Qamar-ul Huda, assistant professor of Islamic studies and comparative theology, Boston College, will discuss Spiritual Liberation: A Sufi View Monday, March 19, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Spelman College Choir to perform

Friday, March 9, 2001 3:54 pm

The Spelman College Choir will perform Thursday, March 15, at the Bates College Chapel, College St, in celebration of International Women's History Month.

Poet Brian Gilmore to read

Monday, March 5, 2001 3:31 pm

Poet Brian Gilmore, the author of Elvis is Alive and Living in Harlem will read from his work Saturday, March 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

English professor to discuss biculturalism and the creative process

Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:15 pm

Judith Ortiz Cofer, professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia, will discuss "A Casa of My Own" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College as part of the college's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Cuban scholar to speak on issues of race

Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:08 pm

Gisela Arandia, a Cuban scholar who focuses on race issues in Cuba and among Cubans in Miami, will discuss "Race and Racism in Cuba: A Report from the Field" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College as part of the college's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

Wednesday, May 17, 2000 3:34 pm

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and speak at the 134th commencement at Bates College. Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor's degrees on approximately 475 seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In case of rain, the graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Dharma teacher concludes Spiritual Journeys series at Bates

Tuesday, April 25, 2000 1:00 pm

Laura Cluff, Dharma teacher at the Kwan Um School of Zen and Buddhist community adviser at Wellesley College, will present "My Life, The Big Mistake: The Long Journey Out of Perfectionism" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend the final talk of the Spiritual Journeys series free of charge.

Black History Month events scheduled

Wednesday, February 2, 2000 1:42 pm

Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the Office of the Chaplain, the Affirmative Action Office and the African American studies program.

Bates and USM/LA to sponsor Martin Luther King Jr. "read-in"

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 3:35 pm

In recognition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity in a local community school, the Bates College Center for Service-Learning and the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) will co-sponsor a "read-in" by faculty, staff and students for grades 4-6 at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Martel Elementary School on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

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