Archives for "Events"

Monday

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.

Thursday

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.

Thursday

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.

Wednesday

May 15, 1996 11:34 am

Brass Quintet to perform

Music by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Bach and Gershwin will be on the program Sunday, May 19, when the Bates College Brass Quintet performs in a free public concert at 2 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Monday

May 13, 1996 11:29 am

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to read from his work

Poet Donald Justice, winner of the Pulitzer and Bollingen prizes, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Thursday

May 9, 1996 11:28 am

Bates Dance Festival announces community, youth programs

The Bates Dance Festival, one of the nation’s foremost dance training and presenting programs, invites local residents to participate in two programs this summer.

Wednesday

May 8, 1996 11:26 am

Bates Dance Theater presents 'Baile Popular'

The Bates Dance Theater Short Term will present “Baile Popular,” an exhibition of Spanish and Latin-American dances at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Alumni Gym. Carmen and Carl Nelson will be the featured guest artists in this display of the mambo, the salsa, the merengue and more.

Monday

May 6, 1996 11:24 am

Environmentalist to discuss role of higher education in sustainability

Scientist Anthony D. Cortese will discuss environmental sustainability in a lecture at Bates College on May 16 in the Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

May 2, 1996 11:22 am

Edward Little High School musicians to perform

Two groups of Edward Little High School student musicians will perform a concert at Bates at 7:30 p.m., May 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

May 1, 1996 11:20 am

Mike Seeger to perform bluegrass banjo

Mike Seeger, guardian of the traditions of old-time country music and acclaimed bluegrass banjo player, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.