Archives for "Civic engagement"

Sunday

April 27, 2008 10:01 am

Bates Field Day full of play for area kids and Bates student-athletes

Yellow “Bates Field Day” T-shirts could be seen bouncing all over the Bates campus on Sunday, brightening a mostly overcast and slightly drizzly spring day. Brighter still were the smiles on the faces of some 200 local children and 100 Bates student-athletes, who clearly had a ball playing an array of games together for an afternoon.

Thursday

April 17, 2008 10:33 am

Androscoggin Scholarships strengthen Bates' roots in the community

Historian David Garcelon and Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen stand with two of the four 2007-08 Androscoggin Scholars: William Locke, left, and Hannah Giasson, far right.

Bates College awarded Androscoggin Scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year to four local students, including a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday

April 17, 2008 10:29 am

Bates junior one of seven to receive statewide award for service

Jessica Adelman, a Bates junior from Waban, Mass., is one of seven undergraduate students across the state to receive the Maine Campus Compact’s 2008 Heart and Soul Award.

Wednesday

April 2, 2008 10:41 am

Plan to reduce child prostitution in Tanzania named Project for Peace

A plan by three Bates College students to offer Tanzanian street children a survival alternative to a pervasive sex-for-food trade has won a $10,000 award from the 100 Projects for Peace program.

Wednesday

March 26, 2008 10:03 am

Harward Center awards Publicly Engaged Academic Project grants

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships has awarded three Publicly Engaged Academic Project grants to Bates faculty members, the first of two rounds of awards for 2007-08. These “PEAP” grants are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. In the current round, three faculty-led projects received grants totaling $11,223.

Monday

March 17, 2008 10:20 am

Erin Reed '08 and Lots to Gardens receive 2008 Stringfellow Awards

The Right Rev. Steven Charleston, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., recently visited Bates College to speak and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace.

Charleston’s lecture honored the legacy of William Stringfellow, Bates class of 1949, a lawyer and lay theologian prominent in the American peace movement. His visit coincided with the 2008 William Stringfellow Awards for Justice and Peace, presented this year to Bates senior Erin Reed of Wareham, Mass., and the Lots to Gardens program of Lewiston.

Monday

March 17, 2008 10:12 am

Anthony Phillips '10 selected for national summer institute

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship has selected Anthony Phillips, Bates Class of 2010, as one of 24 young men to participate in its summer leadership program in Washington, D.C. He was chosen from hundreds of applicants from universities all over the country to be part of the institute’s sixth class.

Thursday

March 13, 2008 4:00 am

Reimagining the North Woods: The Changing Environment of Maine

Maine faces major decisions on the future of its North Woods. Decisions that will be made soon regarding development will have big implications for the environment and growth management in Maine and around the country.

Saturday

March 1, 2008 3:26 pm

It's a Microworld After All

MicroVest’s Gil Crawford ’80 takes the lead as private investors surge into the microfinance world

Saturday

March 1, 2008 3:11 pm

The Wedding Gift

Friends and family raise a barn, and some community spirit, at the farmhouse wedding of Kirsten Walter ’00 and Ben Ayers ’99