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August 26, 1996 11:09 am

Bates College Museum of Art celebrates 10 years

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bates College’s Olin Arts Center, the Museum of Art will launch its 1996-97 season at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 with an opening reception for an upper-gallery exhibit by Bates College faculty. An exhibition of highlighted works from the museum’s permanent collection along with “Modern Artists and Book Illustration” will also be on display on the lower-level gallery.


June 18, 1996 11:22 am

Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series to be held

The Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series will present five Thursday evening musical performances on the open-air terrace overlooking Lake Andrews behind the Olin Arts Center. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


June 6, 1996 12:00 am

Gulbrandsen receives honorary degree

Longtime Wellesley resident Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen was one of four distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the 130th commencement of Bates College on May 27.


June 4, 1996 11:08 am

Hundreds of alumni to come

Some 800 Bates graduates and their families will return to campus this weekend, June 7-9, for the annual Alumni Reunion festivities, which include panel discussions, seminars and arts events, as well as the popular reunion parade and luncheon on Saturday.


May 30, 1996 11:46 am

Bates to participate in Maine Museum Day

The Bates College Museum of Art will participate in the second annual Maine Museum Day on June 8 by opening its doors to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


May 28, 1996 11:44 am

Open-air concert schedule

At Bates College, Lewiston, Maine: Open-air Thursday evening concert schedule at Olin Arts Center Amphitheater, Russell Street. Rain site, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free. All at 6 p.m. Wheelchair-accessible.


May 27, 1996 11:41 am

Profile of class of 1996

Total graduates: 383 Men: 182 Women: 201 Total bachelor of arts degrees conferred: 286 Men: 133 Women: 153 Total bachelor…


May 27, 1996 11:39 am

Local residents among 1996 graduates

Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 130th commencement exercises on Monday (May 27) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. The distinguished Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.


May 16, 1996 11:37 am

Accomplished anthropologist-musician to perform West African drumming

An anthropologist and musician will present a lecture/performance on West African drumming at Bates at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


May 16, 1996 11:36 am

Bates Commencement Slated for May 27; Achebe to Speak

Joining Achebe as honorary-degree recipients will be one of America’s most eloquent ministers, Peter J. Gomes, a Bates alumnus; human-rights activist Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, a Bates alumna; and entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Harward will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 390 seniors in an outdoor ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of Coram Library, following the traditional procession of seniors and faculty, which will be led by bagpipers. In case of rain, the graduation exercise will be held in the Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.