Archives for "Annual events"

Monday

September 25, 2006 12:00 am

2006 Orientation

Orientation for the Class of 2010, held Aug. 28-Sept. 8, included a little something for everyone.

Thursday

September 7, 2006 12:00 am

Poet Farnsworth inaugurates new convocation tradition

Convocation is about the new, and novelty abounded at the 2006 Bates College convocation. Of course, the ceremony always opens a new academic year — this is the 152nd — and welcomes new students, some 500 of them this time around. Yet this year’s convocation, held Sept. 6, also included the public debut of the College’s new chaplain, Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, and marked the start of an important tradition. Where Bates for years has invited outside speakers to give the convocation address, that honor this time went to a faculty member, the poet and English professor Rob Farnsworth.

Thursday

July 13, 2006 3:57 pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series offers world's worth of music

From Celtic to pop to sounds from ’round the world, the 2006 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series offers acoustic music for every taste. Starting at 6 p.m. every Thursday from July 13 through Aug. 10, concerts take place in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews at Bates College. The rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Thursday

July 6, 2006 12:00 am

Local organizations share more than $9,500 from 'Clean Sweep' sale

The sixth annual Clean Sweep, the Bates College “garage sale” of furnishings, books, electronics and other goods donated by departing students, generated some $9,579 in proceeds that were divided among nine local nonprofit organizations and a school athletics program.

Wednesday

June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Sixth annual Clean Sweep sale to benefit environment, local nonprofits

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s sixth annual “garage sale” of electronics, furnishings and other goods donated by departing students, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St. Proceeds from the sale benefit local nonprofit organizations. The sale is open to the public, and members of the public are also invited to donate items and/or volunteer to staff the event. To learn more, please call Bates environmental coordinator Julie Rosenbach at 207-786-8367 (office) or 207-240-4626 (cell).

Sunday

May 28, 2006 12:00 am

Bates graduates 387 in 140th Commencement

Sent on their way with armfuls of good advice — including best-selling historian David McCullough’s suggestion that “however little television you watch, watch less” — 387 Bates College students made the transition from seniors to alumni at the college’s 140th Commencement, on May 28.

Friday

December 23, 2005 3:02 pm

2006 Bates King Day theme highlights the road to peace

A pioneer in the field of African American women’s history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Friday

December 23, 2005 2:28 pm

2006 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall, Monday, Jan. 16:

Friday

December 23, 2005 2:24 pm

2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Service: Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service of Worship, with the Rev.William R. Jones, Florida State University Professor Emeritus, who delivers the sermon titled “Martin Luther King’s Noble Path to Peace: Pioneers, Pedestals, and Perils .” Music by Bates students. A reception follows in the Multicultural Center
Bates College Chapel

Thursday

September 8, 2005 4:30 pm

Theme of unity shines through in Bates Convocation

Speakers who addressed the Convocation audience Sept. 6 offered ample food for thought to the incoming Class of 2009, from the historical evolution of academic freedom to life lessons implicit in the Bates education.

But unity — as in unity of self and unity on campus — was a subtext for remarks by both the featured convocation speaker, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65, and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen. Gomes referenced a sermon on his first Sunday on campus, in 1961 during what was then called “Freshman Week,” that stressed Bates’ role in assembling the diverse components of character into “a life worth living.” Hansen, meanwhile, called for a shared campus commitment to robust intellectual inquiry.