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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
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.

Tuesday

August 30, 2005
10:20 am

Harvard preacher, author Gomes to address Bates convocation

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, named one of America’s most influential preachers by Time magazine, opens the 151st academic year at Bates College with a convocation address at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the main quadrangle. In case of rain, the event will take place in Alumni Gymnasium.

Wednesday

July 20, 2005
9:53 am

Jane Comfort and Company perform at Bates Dance Festival

Jane Comfort and Company returns to the Bates Dance Festival to present Persephone and Underground River. Hailed by New York Times dance critic Ann Kisselgoff as “one of the most fertile minds in the theater of mixed forms,” Comfort and her company perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street.

Thursday

July 14, 2005
9:56 am

Lakeside concerts conclude with music from Ireland

Brendan Taaffe (shown), with Matt and Shannon Heaton, offers the final concert in the 2005 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series. The 2005 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series winds up on Aug. 11 with “Ireland Reclaimed,” a program of Irish and Irish-influenced music by Brendan Taaffe, with Matt and Shannon Heaton. The concert starts at 6 p.m. in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews at Bates. The rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.