Stories about "Bates values"
'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.

Class of 2006 at a glance

Friday, August 30, 2002 4:16 pm

There were 3.6 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2006, with 419 new first-year students expected when fall semester starts Sept. 4. Bates received more than 4,000 applications for the third year in a row. In all, 1,742 active degree-seeking students will be enrolled on campus or in Bates-sponsored off-campus programs in fall 2002.

Bates students named community research fellows

Monday, July 29, 2002 8:11 am

Bates College and its community-development partner LA Excels have announced three summer community research fellowships. The fellowships are the second phase of a two-year, $80,000 award from The Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges that gives students interdisciplinary opportunities to research issues important to the Lewiston-Auburn community.

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America's "most valuable public intellectual" for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Trustees announce $1.7 million gift to endow Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Friday, May 24, 2002 4:01 pm

A $1.7 million gift to endow the new Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships was announced Friday in a dedication ceremony on the Bates College Quad.

Harris Wofford to speak at dedication of Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:53 am

Harris Wofford, chairman of America's Promise, will be the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 24 on the historic Bates College Quad in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, the dedication ceremony will be moved to Merrill Gymnasium.

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