Archives for "Civic engagement"

Tuesday

June 9, 2009 12:23 pm

Fourth Bates College 'yard sale' to benefit local non-profits

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s fourth annual sale of furnishings and other goods donated by departing students, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Sunday

May 24, 2009 12:42 pm

Benefactor keeps slain man's dream from dying

Maine Sunday Telegram columnist Bill Nemitz writes about a community-building act of philanthropy by Dr. Chuck Radis ’75, who provided…

Thursday

March 12, 2009 11:40 am

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

On March 12 and 13, two decisive actors in the effort to curtail global climate change offer back-to-back talks at Bates College.

Monday

February 16, 2009 3:49 pm

A cappella thrives at Bates

The Deansmen, one of Bates College’s two all-male a cappella groups, peforms during the Fourth Annual Harward Center Community Partnerships Community Celebration at the Lewiston Public Library.

Tuesday

January 20, 2009 12:00 pm

Harward Center panel discusses feminism and women's rights

Debra Schultz, an historian and human rights consultant; Jael Silliman, a women’s rights program officer for the Ford Foundation; and Shalom Odokara, executive director of Women in Need Industries, offer a presentation titled “Women’s Rights and Women’s Activism: An International Perspective”.

Monday

January 19, 2009 10:02 am

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.

Wednesday

January 7, 2009 12:29 pm

Bates retrospective: 2008 in review

Enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates College events and achievements of 2008.

Friday

November 14, 2008 12:00 pm

State government, MCLU, FBI represented on homeland security panel

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of three panelists who will discuss terrorism, homeland security and civil liberties in a Bates College presentation.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.