Archives for "Service"


December 13, 2005 2:46 pm

Bates community donates more than $16 K for hurricane relief

Members of the Bates College community have donated more than $16,000 in response to the Katrina Relief Initiative (KRI), a fund-raiser spearheaded by Bates students, faculty and staff, and supported by the Office of the Chaplain and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.


November 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.


November 4, 2005 3:31 pm

Bates library accepting food for fines

From now through the holidays, Bates students, faculty and staff are being asked to bring back overdue books and videos to the college’s George and Helen Ladd Library and, instead of paying fines, donate food for the needy. All donations will be delivered to the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.


October 10, 2005 3:57 pm

Novelist Richard Ford to read for Annual Writers Harvest

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford reads from his work at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue, Bates College.


September 19, 2005 4:23 pm

Program links student volunteers, community needs

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.


September 13, 2005 11:39 am

At Bates, ‘everyone’s been great’ to students sent by Katrina

The school year wasn’t supposed to start this way. Instead of easing into her New Orleans apartment and her Tulane University course work, Maddy O’Brien of Winthrop, Maine, found herself spending school’s first week as an evacuee 125 miles away in Lafayette, La. — one of the hundreds of thousands unsure of what Hurricane Katrina had done to their lives.


September 7, 2005 4:15 pm

Bates responds to Hurricane Katrina

Bates College has joined the international outpouring of support for the Gulf Coast regions devastated by Hurricane Katrina (see links below).


September 7, 2005 11:50 am

Fund drive under way as a vigil is planned for victims

The Bates College community has launched the Katrina Relief Initiative (KRI), a fund-raising effort spearheaded by students, faculty and staff, and supported by the Office of the Chaplain and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.


May 2, 2005 3:43 pm

Maine governor, Legislature honor Bates' 150th anniversary

The state of Maine’s pivotal role in the founding of Bates College 150 years ago made Monday afternoon’s Statehouse celebration, featuring a “Bates College Day” proclamation by Maine Gov. John Baldacci and a legislative joint resolution sponsored by State Sen. Peggy Rotundo, D-Androscoggin, a proud event for both college and state.


April 27, 2005 10:39 am

National service day links Rebuilding Together, Bates volunteers

Two different service programs will bring more than 100 volunteer carpenters, painters, roofers and others together to refurbish two Lewiston homes on Saturday, April 30.