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November cultural calendar puts theater in spotlight

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:37 am

The play's the thing when it comes to November's public arts and entertainment events at Bates College. Two productions are planned by the college's theater program (as well as two by the dance program), and there are two by the student theatrical troupe, the Robinson Players. Other performance highlights for November include two concerts by artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, a pianist of international stature. The month also holds a reading by Camden's own Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Russo.

Bates Democrats honor Muskie '36

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:14 am

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the memory of Edmund S. Muskie '36 -- Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state -- will be honored in a talk by U.S. Rep. John Baldacci at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Environmental gathering scrutinizes local landscape

Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:32 am

Two specialists in interpreting the natural landscape will discuss their impressions of lands protected by the Androscoggin Land Trust in 7 p.m. presentations on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Bates College. The Saturday talk is in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, and Sunday's event is in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. The talks by plant ecologists Tom Wessels and Mitchell Thomashow, both of Antioch New England Graduate School, are open to the public at no charge.

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

Friday, September 20, 2002 3:11 pm

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an "eminent scientist" series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses "The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

'Une Fete des Artes:' Bates College Leadership Academy, Twin Cities present community arts festival

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:03 am

In cooperation with the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, the Bates College Leadership Academy premieres "Une Fete des Artes," a community arts festival taking place along the Androscoggin River from 10 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Sept. 28. This showcase for local performers and visual artists will be held at Railroad Park, Lewiston, and across the footbridge in Auburn at Rodney Bonney Memorial Park and Auburn Festival Plaza. Admission is free.

Fall T.G.I.F. lecture series begins

Monday, September 9, 2002 4:13 pm

John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college's T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.

Artists at museum of art explore polar landscapes, earthen mounds

Friday, September 6, 2002 4:16 pm

Exhibiting at the Bates College Museum of Art through Oct. 16 are Will Richard, a nature photographer from Georgetown, Maine, and Grace Knowlton, a nationally known artist whose works at Bates are inspired by earthen mounds. [singlepic id=3970 w=240 float=right template=post-caption] Richard has studied nature photography with Jim Blair, Gary Braasch, André Gallant, David Middleton, Freeman Patterson and Brenda Tharp. His work has been exhibited at the Chocolate Church, L.L. Bean, Maine Audubon, the Maine State House, Bowdoin College's Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation and the University of New England. This semester Richard teaches the seminar "Perceptions of Place and Time — High Altitude Bioregions" at Bates. With the goal of developing students' skills of perception, particularly visual, this seminar combines classroom work and field trips as far afield as the Gaspé Peninsula, in the province of Quebec. Richard's position at Bates as a fellow in environmental studies occurs through a program, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to tap the expertise of off-campus experts from Maine and away. The Bates College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. School groups and other tours are welcome. To schedule, please call 207-786-8302; for information, please call 207-786-6158.

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

Thursday, September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Elders to deliver Bates convocation address

Friday, August 30, 2002 4:21 pm

Former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders will officially open the 148th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address "Leadership and Responsibility in the 21st Century: What Will Your Role Be?" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the college's main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

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