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Wednesday

April 8, 1998
2:07 pm

Environmental historian to discuss the role of wood in civilization development

Environmental historian John Perlin will read from his acclaimed book A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

April 8, 1998
2:02 pm

Community energy development forum to feature Canadian chief

“Models of Energy Self-Determination” a day-long forum focusing on community energy development, will be held at Bates April 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chase Hall. Chief Abel Bosum of the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree First Nation will deliver the keynote address on his village’s award-winning alternative energy project at 9:45 a.m. Consumers, environmentalists, activists, students, business owners and government officials are invited to register for the forum by calling the Bates Office of Special Projects at 207-786-6077.

Thursday

March 5, 1998
4:20 pm

Forest protection depicted through film, slides, music

“The Big Wild Roadshow”, a multimedia presentation on current logging practices in the Northern Rockies, will be shown Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. Presented by Joshua Burnim and Martin Stephan, two forest activists from Idaho working to preserve the “Big Wild” forests in the Northern Rockies, the evening features slides, video and live acoustic guitar music to illustrate illegal logging activity on public lands. The public is invited and admission is free.

Tuesday

February 17, 1998
3:19 pm

Earth Day founder to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture

Former U.S. Senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson will discuss “Environment-Population- Sustainable Development: Where Do We Go From Here?” at Bates College March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture and admission is free.

Friday

February 13, 1998
3:09 pm

Bates to host second Lewiston Aspirations summit

The Lewiston Aspirations Partnership will hold a breakfast summit on research concerning the aspirations of Lewiston residents and their children Feb. 25 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the breakfast and summit free of charge.

Thursday

February 12, 1998
3:02 pm

Bates students to discuss gay-rights strategies

Members of several Bates College student organizations, including the Bates Democrats, the New World Coalition, the Gay-Lesbian Bisexual Alliance and Solidaridad Latina, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel to discuss political strategies that support gay rights in Maine.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998
2:29 pm

Bates receives $1-million Libra grant

The Maine-based Libra Foundation founded by Elizabeth Noyce has awarded Bates College a $1-million grant to support the construction of the college’s new $18- million academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998
2:24 pm

Bates receives Martin Luther King award

Bates College has received the 1998 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award given annually by the Portland NAACP to a corporation or organization exemplifying the philosophies of the late civil rights leader.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998
2:06 pm

Students named Philip J. Otis Fellows

Bates College sophomores Matthew Ensner of Asheville, N.C., and Takeshi Miyamoto of Tokyo, Japan, have been named Philip J. Otis Fellows and will receive $5,000 grants for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

Friday

February 6, 1998
2:06 pm

Black History Month events scheduled at Bates

Bates College celebrates Black History Month with a series of events, including an African Diaspora Film Series, scheduled throughout the month of February and the first week of March.