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June 20, 1997 11:48 am

Story teller to appear at Bates

Master story teller John McDonald will offer an evening of traditional Maine humor at 7 p.m. Thursday, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Children are especially welcome, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.


June 19, 1997 11:44 am

Bates professors receive a Templeton Grant

John Smedley, associate professor of physics, and Thomas Tracy, professor of religion, have been awarded a $10,000 grant by the John Templeton Foundation for their course “Caring for Creation.”


June 18, 1997 11:35 am

Two summer music series to be held at Bates

Bates College will present two separate concert series this summer, including a new series of indoor chamber music concerts as well as the traditional Lake Andrews performances.


June 16, 1997 11:30 am

Nixon tapes archivist reflects on Watergate anniversary

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Bates College historian Christopher M. Beam, a former National Archives staffer for the White House Tapes Section of the Nixon Presidential Materials Project and one of only a handful of archivists who has listened to the Nixon White House tapes, is available to comment on the significance of the greatest political scandal in American history.


June 2, 1997 10:28 am

Bates Dance Festival plans community performance project

The Bates Dance Festival invites senior citizens and teenagers from Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities to participate in a three-week intensive workshop, July 28 through Aug. 15, under the direction of choreographer and educator Jeff Bliss.


May 29, 1997 2:44 pm

Esty chair endowed at Bates

William Matthews, professor of music at Bates College, has been named the first Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music.


May 26, 1997 12:50 pm

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.


May 5, 1997 11:57 am

Race, anti-semitism topic of talk at Bates

A noted author, educator and former civil rights activist will discuss “Reflections on Racism and Anti-Semitism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


May 1, 1997 11:52 am

Wortham receives Maine Service-Learning Award

Stanton Wortham, assistant professor of education at Bates College, has been honored with the Maine Campus Compact’s Faculty Service-Learning Award. Wortham was recognized for designing several innovative service-learning projects, including a program in which Latino Bates students tutor and mentor Latino schoolchildren in S.A.D. 52 (Turner, Maine) schools.


April 30, 1997 4:23 pm

Bates selected for women and science project

Bates College is one of 10 colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in a three-year initiative designed to strengthen undergraduate science for women.