Archives for "Civic engagement"

Thursday

October 29, 2009 12:14 pm

Bates to host Maine political forums

This winter, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Program for the Gifted and Talented, Bates College hosts three presentations related to the 2010 election for Maine governor.

Former Maine Gov. Angus King opens the series with a discussion of his first Blaine House race at noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. King will also discuss his legacy as governor, including the Maine public school laptop program that provides every public middle-school student with an Apple laptop.

Wednesday

October 21, 2009 3:43 pm

Lewiston-Auburn announces ‘350.org’ climate-change awareness efforts

As climate activists worldwide take part in an International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Oct. 24, Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston will be the focus of local efforts supporting the cause.

Friday

October 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Rwandan genocide survivor, Berthe Kayitesi, to speak at Bates

Berthe Kayitesi, an author and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, speaks on her experiences and the rebuilding of communities in post-conflict Rwanda at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture, titled “Tomorrow My Life: Orphans in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates.

Friday

October 16, 2009 4:04 pm

'Chief operating optimist' for clothing company Life is good to speak at Bates

Roy Heffernan, “chief operating optimist” for the apparel company Life is good, known for its optimistic slogan and subtle humility, speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Bates College’s Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates Student Philanthropy Club, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6129.

Thursday

October 15, 2009 3:27 pm

Community work and H1N1 at Bates

We are committed to being guided by our partners’ concerns, and we are eager to work with partners to help them make the decision that seems right to them.

Thursday

October 8, 2009 10:23 am

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine during Parents & Family Weekend, gives kudos to…

Thursday

October 1, 2009 1:33 pm

The Presidency essay cites Bates' commitment to community

Syracuse University president Nancy Cantor, writing in The Presidency, the magazine of the American Council on Education, urges U.S. colleges…

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 4:34 pm

Sun Journal looks at Boys & Girls Club improvements thanks to Catherine Elliott '12

A Sun Journal story reports on the new gymnasium floor installed at the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn-Lewiston, paid…

Friday

September 11, 2009 10:33 am

Environmentalists, economist discuss climate change as Bates College opens Civic Forum series

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College launches its 2009-10 Civic Forum series with a panel presentation titled…

Friday

August 28, 2009 12:58 pm

David Scobey tells Inside Higher Ed readers that colleges should launch community news organizations

An Inside Higher Ed essay by Bates cultural historian David Scobey suggests how colleges might respond to the decline of…