Archives for "Annual events"

Wednesday

August 22, 2001 11:13 am

James McBride to deliver convocation address

James McBride, an award-winning composer, saxophonist and best-selling author whose writing explores the complexities of racial identity, will officially open the 147th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address “The Color of Water: A Meditation on Identity” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the college’s main quadrangle. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The rain site will be the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.

Monday

May 1, 2000 2:15 pm

2000 Bates Dance Festival Calendar of Events July 22-Aug. 19

Bates Dance Festival Calendar of Events July 22-Aug. 19

Monday

January 10, 2000 3:06 pm

Noted liberation theologist to speak on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Philosopher, educator and minister William R. Jones will deliver the keynote address, “Beyond Hate Language: The Oppressor’s Ploy or Pathology of the Oppressed?,” for the 2000 Bates College Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration.

Thursday

September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Award winning biographer of mathematicians to speak

Constance Reid, author of “A Long Way from Euclid” and “From Zero to Infinity,” will discuss “Captured by Mathematics” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free.

Wednesday

June 2, 1999 12:00 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.

Thursday

August 27, 1998 3:31 pm

AACU president to speak at convocation

Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), will discuss “Liberal Learning and the Engaged Academy” during convocation celebrating the 144th academic year at Bates College Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on Coram Library quadrangle.

Friday

September 5, 1997 2:23 pm

Bates celebrates homecoming weekend September 19-21

Bates College will celebrate “Back to Bates” homecoming Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21 with many on-campus events for students, alumni and Bates employees.

Wednesday

August 27, 1997 2:43 pm

Dartmouth president to speak at Bates convocation

Distinguished legal scholar and author James O. Freedman, president of Dartmouth College, will deliver the keynote address during convocation at Bates College on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Tuesday

October 1, 1996 10:26 am

Environment keys parents and families weekend

“The Bates Environment” is the keynote for Bates College’s annual Parents and Families Weekend Oct. 4-6, as the college celebrates its new program in environmental studies and focuses on the human and natural ecology of the campus.

Thursday

August 29, 1996 10:42 am

Class of 2000 arrives

Some remarkable young people — including an inventor, artists and unusual athletes — are entering the class of 2000, college officials say. Bates begins the new academic year with some 1,694 students. That number includes 493 first-year students and eight transfers, according to dean of admissions Wylie Mitchell.