Archives for "Service"

Wednesday

November 13, 2002 2:42 pm

Porters' Progress founder visits Bates College to describe work in Nepal

Ben Ayers, a 1999 Bates College graduate and founder of an organization that supports expeditionary porters in Nepal, brings a presentation about Porters’ Progress to Bates at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Benjamin Mays center, 95 Russell St. Ayers’ presentation is open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday

November 5, 2002 4:05 pm

Activists discuss creation of land trusts for low-income families in Spiritual Journey series

Rosemary Haughton and Nancy Schwoyer will describe the creation of Wellspring House, a shelter, center for social justice and land-trust enterprise a lecture titled “Change and Exchange

Thursday

September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

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

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.

Friday

August 30, 2002 4:21 pm

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

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.

Monday

July 29, 2002 8:11 am

Bates students named community research fellows

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.

Friday

May 24, 2002 4:01 pm

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

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.

Thursday

May 23, 2002 4:16 pm

Senior receives national humanitarian award

Bates College senior Jenny Blau of Los Greenbrae, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2002 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work in providing quality medical care for Latinos in Lewiston.

Thursday

May 23, 2002 9:53 am

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

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.

Friday

May 3, 2002 3:28 pm

Matt Lauer from NBC goes sky high with Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings '89

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings and his wife, Sara Hagan Cummings, both Bates ’89, were interviewed March 26 and 27, 2002, when Cummings’ aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, returned to Norfolk, Va., after an extended deployment off Afghanistan.

Thursday

February 21, 2002 8:38 am

Bates student one of three to win Campus Compact award

Senior Trung Trong Huynh of Portland is one of three students named to receive the Maine Campus Compact’s 2002 Student Heart and Soul Award for outstanding contributions in community service and service-learning.