Archives for "Service"

Friday

January 16, 2009 4:21 pm

The Packet

Three times a year, I receive a packet from the editor of this magazine, a packet that no one else receives. In it are the stories of 50 or 60 people, all part of the Bates community in some way: alumni, faculty, staff. But they are united by more than being part of this community. They have all recently died.

Friday

January 9, 2009 3:56 pm

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why….

Friday

January 9, 2009 11:47 am

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why. And she knows that farming is hard. “It’s deeper, too,” she says. “It’s a life.”

Wednesday

January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

Bates alums producing sustainable food

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the recent Bates Magazine with “The Maine Course,” a…

Saturday

December 6, 2008 12:00 pm

Donated houses benefit Valley foundation

Harold Yudkin ’33 died in 2004, but his sense of philanthropy is still being felt in Derby, Conn., where he lived, practiced law and was a commercial developer for many years. Two homes that Yudkin and his widow, Selma, owned in Derby are being donated to the Valley Community Foundation, which will sell them to establish a fund in their names.

Tuesday

December 2, 2008 2:01 pm

Robert Kinney '39 awarded Mays Medal at Benjamin Bates Society meeting

E. Robert Kinney ’39, LL.D. ’85, has been awarded Bates’ highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, for distinguished service to the College and to the larger community worldwide. Kinney, a former CEO of General Mills, received the honor from the Alumni Council Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, at the third gathering of the Benjamin Bates Society, philanthropists who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College.

Friday

November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

The Farmer's Father

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised by a mother who “understood that children were…

Thursday

November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

NBC-TV affiliate covers 'Girls Get It!' math and science fair

The local NBC-TV affiliate, WCSH6, was there when local girls in grades 5 through 8 attended a fair at Bates intended to encourage engagement with math and the sciences.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.