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Tuesday

September 2, 2014
4:25 pm

‘Your job is to discover and learn,’ Convocation speaker Matt Auer tells Class of 2018

Likening the Bates experience to a voyage of discovery, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer’s 2014 Convocation address was the centerpiece of the midday ceremony.

‘Your job is to discover and learn,’ Convocation speaker Matt Auer tells Class of 2018

Thursday

August 28, 2014
12:25 pm

With Convocation in view, a new Age of Discovery is about to begin at Bates

For the dean of the faculty at Bates College, there’s a clear connection between a student’s journey while at Bates and the Age of Discovery that opened the globe to seafaring European explorers centuries ago.

With Convocation in view, a new Age of Discovery is about to begin at Bates

Thursday

September 5, 2013
6:07 pm

Video: Convocation 2013 featuring President Spencer’s address, ‘Some Thoughts on Work’

View the complete video of Convocation 2013, including the Convocation Address, “Some Thoughts on Work,” by President Clayton Spencer.

Video: Convocation 2013 featuring President Spencer’s address, ‘Some Thoughts on Work’

Wednesday

September 4, 2013
4:46 pm

Video: Outdoor trips and campus Orientation done, it’s now about two words for the Class of 2017

Members of the Class of 2017 try to sum up what it’s been like so far in two words.

Video: Outdoor trips and campus Orientation done, it’s now about two words for the Class of 2017

Wednesday

September 4, 2013
1:12 pm

Convocation 2013: Preparing for a well-aligned life

During Convocation 2013, President Clayton Spencer offered an address that drew connections between the education that the new students are beginning and the lives Bates hopes to prepare them for.

Convocation 2013: Preparing for a well-aligned life

Thursday

August 29, 2013
11:54 am

Bates welcomes the high-achieving, highly diverse Class of 2017

Bates’ Convocation, on Sept. 3, marks the opening of the school year and the formal entry of the 502 members of the Class of 2017.

Bates welcomes the high-achieving, highly diverse Class of 2017

Wednesday

September 5, 2012
3:45 pm

Convocation 2012 reveals common ground in art of compromise

What’s political compromise got to do with a Bates education? As Convocation 2012 reveals, plenty.

Convocation 2012 reveals common ground in art of compromise

Friday

August 31, 2012
12:37 pm

Focus will be on virtues of compromise as Bates greets Class of 2016

Welcoming the most selective and geographically diverse class in the school’s history, Bates begins its 2012-13 academic year Sept. 4.

Friday

September 9, 2011
2:01 pm

Video: What course are you excited to teach?

As faculty members joined the academic procession for Convocation on Sept. 6, we asked several professors a question: What course…

Video: What course are you excited to teach?

Thursday

September 8, 2011
6:58 pm

Multimedia: an academic community begins its 154th year

Phyllis Graber Jensen captures the scenes of Convocation, which welcomed approximately 500 members of the Class of 2015 and marked…