Archives for "Annual events"


September 6, 2011 10:40 am

For parents during Orientation, a school bus parable

A highlight of the Parent Orientation was a story shared by Roland Davis ’92, director of the Office of Intercultural Education. In urging parents to turn their kids loose, Davis told of how he learned to give his young daughter some independence as she began kindergarten.


September 6, 2011 10:25 am

New students find the appeal of green at Orientation

“We have had steady business, and that’s great,” sustainability coordinator Julie Rosenbach said about the materials she offered at Orientation about “green” programs at Bates.


September 2, 2011 11:22 am

Ready, set, welcome: Nine behind-the-scenes stories about the new Bates year

After the first-year students and their trip leaders headed off on their preorientation AESOP trips on Monday, we did a…


September 1, 2011 2:56 pm

Francesco Duina and the Convocation keynote

In his 2011 Convocation keynote address, Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina will draw from his book Winning, inviting all incoming…


September 1, 2011 2:47 pm

Convocation to feature remarks by faculty member nationally noted for recent book

Bates begins its 154th academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with Convocation ceremonies that formally open the year and welcome new students, including transfer students and the 506 members of the Class of 2015.


September 1, 2011 2:44 pm

Getting ready: new professors Mara Tieken and TherĂ­ Pickens

For new faculty, recent days have been a crash course in all things Bates — and beyond. “This last week…


September 1, 2011 2:38 pm

Getting ready: Jim Taylor and the Bobcat equipment room

Jim Taylor has been Bates’ head equipment manager for 14 years. He runs the show at Merrill Gymnasium and Underhill…


September 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Getting ready: Sarah Potter '77 and the College Store

In the College Store, quarter-zip sweatshirts are all the rage, and demand for Bates-branded women’s apparel, as opposed to the…


September 1, 2011 11:16 am

Getting ready: James Reese and the dean's office

James Reese has been a Bates dean since most current students’ parents were in college. This weekend during Orientation, Reese…


September 1, 2011 11:16 am

Getting ready: Sanford Freedman and his English courses

From his second floor office in 154-year-old Hathorn Hall, English professor Sanford Freedman can see the stump of the century-old…