Stories about "Civic engagement"
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For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:17 am

Finding an invasive and destructive insect is no one's idea of good news. How the insect was found, by a Bates professor and his students, does hit better notes.

A scene from "Twelve O'Clock Boys," featured at the Emerge Film Festival.
Second annual Emerge Film Festival has a pronounced taste of Bates

Monday, April 6, 2015 3:46 pm

As the Emerge Film Festival returns to Lewiston-Auburn this Thursday, members of Bates College will have important parts to play in the event's second year.

Sophomores Eva Goldstein, Meghan Lynch and Alicia Rabideau wrote to Maine Gov. Paul LePage urging that he reconsider public assistance to legal noncitizens.
Advocacy for legal noncitizens takes Bates students to national conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Based on their advocacy for public assistance to legal noncitizens, two Bates College sophomores will participate in the Debating for Democracy National Conference March 19-20.

Mary Rice-DeFosse, professor of French and Francophone studies. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Rice-DeFosse honored for bringing Bates closer to Lewiston-Auburn’s French-speaking community

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:43 pm

Professor Mary Rice-DeFosse's academic work connects to a community once defined by its French Canadian origins and now influenced by French-speakers from such African nations as Djibouti, Chad and Congo.

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Destany Franklin ’14 receives Maine Campus Compact award for community service

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Destany Franklin '14 received the Maine Campus Compact's Heart and Soul Student Award for her work with the Hillview youth program.

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Destany Franklin ’14, Bates athletics awarded for community engagement

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

A Bates senior from Seattle and the college Department of Athletics were each recognized for outstanding work in public service and civic engagement by Maine Campus Compact.

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Bates a Fulbright ‘top producer’ again, and the secret of our success

Friday, November 1, 2013 10:38 am

“When you have talented teacher-scholars mentoring very bright, internationally oriented students, you get great results in the fellowship arena.”

Patrick Dempsey presents the CBB Challenge College Cup to, from left, organizer Hillary Throckmorton '15, Abby Zwetchkenbaum '15 (one of two top Bates fundraisers, along with Julia Gordon '15), President Clayton Spencer and the Bates Bobcat on Oct. 13 during a ceremony in Lewiston's Simard-Payne Park. (Meg Kimmel/Bates College)
Students take charge as inaugural CBB Patrick Dempsey Challenge goes to Bates

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Hillary Throckmorton '15 marshals community participation in the CBB Dempsey Challenge to secure a Bates victory.

Corey Dolgon, sociologist at Stonehill College.
Sociologist’s talk to explore challenges to activism in a neo-liberal society

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:06 pm

Sociologist Corey Dolgon discusses the challenges of activism in a neo-liberal society on Oct. 22.

Planting time at The Farm at VYCC. (Megan Lubetkin '16/VYCC)
Summer Student Work: On Vermont farm, Lubetkin ’16 raises awareness of community programs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:35 am

Megan Lubetkin '16 raised not only produce and livestock, but awareness of programs such as food shares for families in need and cooking classes for at-risk and refugee youth.

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