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Saturday

November 22, 2008
3:30 pm

Harvest meal & Break

The Harvest Meal is Bates’ own little Thanksgiving feast. It’s the school’s way of sending Batesies off to vacation happy and full of delicious food. The dining staff decorates all of Commons with festive decorations (including Christmas Trees, Ice Sculptures, and many other holiday-themed items) and sets up a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Check the unbelievable menu out here.

Wednesday

November 19, 2008
1:08 pm

Dining Services receives Workforce Achievement Award

Bates Dining Services has received a statewide award honoring commitment to the employment of people with disabilities.

Thursday

November 13, 2008
12:00 pm

Fare to remember: Harvest Meal 2008

One of the campus community’s favorite gatherings, Bates’ annual Harvest Meal is nearly upon us.
The buffet dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Commons. Dessert and a “Trashion Fashion Show,” a green-minded event where Bates people display apparel they have made from discarded materials, follows in the Gray Athletic Building.

Tuesday

November 4, 2008
12:00 pm

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:39 am

The Maine Course

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
9:40 am

The Packet— In death, the chance to know a Bates life

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.

Sunday

October 5, 2008
12:00 pm

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates’ sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: “They’re all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions.”

Friday

October 3, 2008
12:00 pm

In the media: Food for thought

Thanks to an anonymous $2.5 million gift, Bates College is refocusing its food-services mission on ‘nourishing body and mind’ and serving more organic and locally grown fare in the dining hall.

Tuesday

September 23, 2008
1:57 pm

Lecture explores psychology of food choices

Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presents his findings on the moral, psychological and social factors involved in food choices in a lecture at Bates.

Friday

September 19, 2008
12:49 pm

'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Pollan to speak at Bates

One of the most prominent advocates for changing the culture of eating in the United States, Pollan has expressed a food philosophy stunning in its reach and simplicity: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”