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Friday

August 29, 1997 3:36 pm

Goose Cove Orchestra opens Bates Contradance Series

The Bates College Freewill Folk Society opens the 1997-98 Contradance Series with The Goose Cove Orchestra and caller Greg More at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. General admission is $4 and $2 for students and seniors. Soft-soled shoes are recommended.

Friday

August 29, 1997 3:30 pm

Cornel West to discuss race at Bates

Cornel West, one of the nation’s most eminent scholars, will address the topic of race in our society at the inaugural Bates Fall Forum at 4 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Alumni Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

August 29, 1997 3:08 pm

Jazz trio to perform at Bates

The Jimmy Bruno Trio, led by jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. General admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations call 207-786-6135.

Thursday

August 28, 1997 2:58 pm

Kessler receives book award

Mark A. Kessler, professor of political science at Bates College, has received the Best Treatment of Women and Minority Groups in a Political Science Text award from the Women’s Caucus of the American Political Science Association. Kessler was honored for The Play of Power (St. Martin’s Press, 1996), a textbook he co-authored that concerns the integration of women and minorities into the U.S. government and political system.

Thursday

August 28, 1997 2:55 pm

Voting rights advocate to speak at Bates

Joaquin G. Avila, a litigator and advocate in the field of voting rights law, will deliver a lecture titled “The Voting Rights Act: Affirmative Action in Levelling the Political Playing Field” as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture seriesat 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.

Thursday

August 28, 1997 2:49 pm

Contemporary theologist to speak at Bates

Diana L. Eck, award-winning author of Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, will deliver a lecture titled Multireligious America: New Arguments, New Opportunities, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to the 1997-1998 Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought and admission is free.

Tuesday

August 26, 1997 2:32 pm

Cultural calendar available from Bates

Close to 100 lectures, concerts, theater performances and art exhibits, all open to the public, are planned for the 1997-98 academic year at Bates College.

Saturday

August 23, 1997 2:26 pm

Noted Harvard theologian to speak

Noted Harvard theologian Peter J. Gomes ’65, will discuss themes connected with his recently published best- seller The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (Morrow, 1996) at his alma mater at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

Thursday

August 21, 1997 11:58 am

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze to perform at Bates

The blues quartet Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 207-786-6135.

Monday

August 11, 1997 11:28 am

Civil-War era letters discovered at Bates College

During the recent renovation of a Bates College-owned house on 32 Frye St. in Lewiston, Maine, construction workers discovered six Civil-War era letters exchanged between former Lewiston resident Uriah Balkam and his wife, Annie.