Stories about "Civic engagement"
Local schools, nonprofits share $12,000 from Clean Sweep sale

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:48 am

The fifth annual Clean Sweep, the Bates College "garage sale" of furnishings and other goods donated by departing students, generated $12,222 in proceeds that were divided among a variety of local schools and nonprofit organizations.

Maine governor, Legislature honor Bates' 150th anniversary

Monday, May 2, 2005 3:43 pm

The state of Maine's pivotal role in the founding of Bates College 150 years ago made Monday afternoon's Statehouse celebration, featuring a "Bates College Day" proclamation by Maine Gov. John Baldacci and a legislative joint resolution sponsored by State Sen. Peggy Rotundo, D-Androscoggin, a proud event for both college and state.

National service day links Rebuilding Together, Bates volunteers

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 10:39 am

Two different service programs will bring more than 100 volunteer carpenters, painters, roofers and others together to refurbish two Lewiston homes on Saturday, April 30.

Bates selected as "College with a Conscience"

Friday, April 8, 2005 10:01 am

Bates College is one of the nation's best colleges fostering social responsibility and public service according to The Princeton Review and Campus Compact.

Phillips, Otis fellowships support research abroad for nine students

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 9:34 am

Thanks to two Bates College fellowship programs, nine Bates students will have the opportunity to pursue cultural and environmental research in countries around the globe this year.

Bates names director of Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Monday, April 4, 2005 11:59 am

David M. Scobey has been named as the director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and as the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Community Partnerships at Bates College, announced Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Jill Reich.

Students, faculty and staff honored for service-learning

Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:24 am

Six members of the Bates College community -- four students, a psychology professor and a staffer for the chaplain's office -- were among a select group of individuals from campuses across the state to receive awards from the Maine Campus Compact in recognition of outstanding contributions in community service and service-learning.

Activist to speak and present William Stringfellow Awards

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 1:53 pm

A Jesuit priest and professor of history, John Staudenmaier will give a lecture and present the annual William Stringfellow Lecture in Justice and Peace Wednesday, March 30, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Bates to raise scholarship funds for local students

Friday, December 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Bates College announced today a campaign to raise scholarship funds for local students who attend the liberal arts institution. Longtime Auburn resident and Bates parent Barbara Trafton will lead the fund-raising effort for a new endowment that will be dedicated to the financial support of students from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding communities in Androscoggin County.

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts high school tournament

Monday, December 6, 2004 3:41 pm

For the second consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted an all-day forensics tournament Saturday, Dec. 4, for approximately 260 Maine high school students. A scheduled tournament for the 2004-05 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas debate and Student Congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.

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