Stories about "Civic engagement"
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.

Bates receives award for leadership in tobacco control

Friday, November 19, 2004 12:23 pm

The college has received an award for its adoption of a policy that strengthens tobacco control efforts on campus.

Poet Mathis featured in Writers Harvest reading

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 12:45 pm

The annual Writers Harvest reading at Bates College will be given by Cleopatra Mathis, professor of English at Dartmouth College and author of five collections of poetry, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Ave.

Elections 2004: The Last Push

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 12:31 pm

"Have you voted today?" asked senior Katie Franich as she greeted classmates entering Chase Hall for lunch. Franich, of Milton, Mass., was one of a group of Bates students who participated in a nonpartisan election-day canvass to encourage their peers to go to the polls and vote. She wore an oversized T-shirt that read: "Make them pay attention to us. VOTE November 2."

Amandla! sponsors fund-raising drive for hurricane victims in the Caribbean and Sudanese refugees

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 1:47 pm

Amandla!, a Bates College organization addressing issues of people of black heritage, has launched a fund-raising drive to assist citizens of the Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes and Sudanese refugees. All proceeds will go directly to the International Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund and Doctors Without Borders. For further information, e-mail Melisa March at mmarch@bates.edu or call 207-795-5118.

Bates program links student volunteers, community needs

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:44 pm

For the third year, Bates College students are leading a program to match fellow students with volunteer opportunities in Lewiston, Auburn and nearby communities.

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