Archives for "Civic engagement"

Monday

November 21, 2005 3:16 pm

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

For the third consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament. Approximately 315 students took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 19. A scheduled tournament for the 2005-06 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate and student congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.

Monday

November 14, 2005 3:21 pm

Bates hosts discussion of harassment prevention program

Local high school students and staff will join Steve Wessler, director of the Maine Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, for a discussion of the “Unity Project,” a multiyear harassment prevention program built around the use of peer influence, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend the event, co-sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and the education department at Bates, free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8235.

Wednesday

October 5, 2005 3:52 pm

Fulbright scholar examines Muslim world during Bates residency

Ijaz Shafi Gilani, an expert on Pakistani public opinion and international relations, visits Bates College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. A Fulbright visiting specialist with the “Direct Access to the Muslim World” program, Gilani is professor and dean of the faculty of social sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also heads Gallup Pakistan, an opinion and marketing research firm.

Monday

September 19, 2005 4:23 pm

Program links student volunteers, community needs

For the fourth year, Bates College students are coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region.

Seniors all, the four student volunteer fellows at Bates during the 2005-06 academic year are Emily Hoffer of Danville, Vt.; Sarah Mengel of Westport, Conn.; Christopher Petrella of Somers, Conn.; and Katie Seamon of Leverett, Mass.

Thursday

September 15, 2005 4:26 pm

Video conference gives students access to U.N. leaders

Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan student organization, hosts an event this week that will allow Bates students some virtual face time via a live video link with leaders at the United Nations’ 2005 World Summit. The session takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pettengill Hall, Room G13.

Wednesday

August 17, 2005 10:49 am

Grant supports middle-school outreach at Museum of Art

The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation of New York City has granted $150,000 to support the Thousand Words Project, a middle-school outreach program at the Bates College Museum of Art.

Tuesday

July 26, 2005 9:34 am

Student elected to statewide Republican leadership

Nathaniel Walton ’08, president of the Bates College Republicans, was elected state chairman of the Maine College Republicans on July 16.

Friday

July 22, 2005 9:44 am

Berkeley authors Adam and Arlie Hochschild present forum

Internationally recognized authors Adam and Arlie Hochschild, who frequently summer in Maine, lead a two-hour discussion titled “Finding Our Way in Bush’s America” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Thursday

July 21, 2005 9:48 am

Local schools, nonprofits share $12,000 from Clean Sweep sale

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.

Monday

May 9, 2005 4:05 pm

Journalist Juan Williams to discuss legacy of Brown vs. Board

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and author of an acclaimed biography of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will give a lecture titled “The Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.