Stories about "Civic engagement"
Bates College senior wins two national awards for Lewiston community garden project

Friday, March 10, 2000 12:00 pm

Bates College senior Kirsten Walter of Los Gatos, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2000 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award and the 2000 Gleistman Foundation's Michael Schwerner Activist Award, both in recognition of the 1999 Hillview Community Garden project she developed in Lewiston.

Bates and USM/LA jointly served by AmeriCorps*VISTA member

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 3:31 pm

In an unusual cooperative effort between a private and public institution of higher education, the Bates College Center for Service Learning and the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) share the services of an AmeriCorps*Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) member.

Noted liberation theologist to speak on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 10, 2000 3:06 pm

Philosopher, educator and minister William R. Jones will deliver the keynote address, "Beyond Hate Language: The Oppressor's Ploy or Pathology of the Oppressed?," for the 2000 Bates College Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration.

Bates service-learning students present findings in Sabbatus and Turner

Monday, November 22, 1999 12:00 am

Bates College students enrolled in "Public Opinion," an advanced-level seminar taught by Douglas Hodgkin, professor of political science, are investigating the Nezinscot River Dam for the town of Turner and a proposed middle school for the town of Sabbatus.

Bates and Lewiston-Auburn colleges to sponsor Martin Luther King Jr. "read-in"

Friday, January 15, 1999 10:10 am

In celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Bates College Center for Service-Learning and Lewiston-Auburn College will co-sponsor a "read-in" by faculty, staff and students for grades 2-6 at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Longley Elementary School on Birch Street in Lewiston. In case school is cancelled due to snow, the read-in will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Bates awards science grants to area schools

Wednesday, January 13, 1999 10:05 am

Bates College has awarded more than $20,000 to the Auburn Land Lab, Lewiston High School, Lewiston's McMahon and Longley elementary schools as well as Morse High School and Bath Middle School through the Bates College Science Education Outreach Grant program. The awards are sponsored by Bates and funded by major grants to the college from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the nation's largest private funder of research and education in science and health.

Expert on university-public school partnerships to speak

Thursday, October 29, 1998 3:24 pm

Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and director for the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Participatory Action Research and Service Learning" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Bates students join Auburn schools to lead environmental day camp

Tuesday, June 16, 1998 12:40 pm

The Auburn School Department, in collaboration with four students at Bates College, is opening an environmental summer day camp for students in grades 2-8 at the 13-acre Auburn Land Lab located in the C.P. Wight School at the northern end of Lake Auburn. Transportation is available.

Psychology professor wins service-learning award

Tuesday, May 26, 1998 1:30 pm

Georgia Nell Nigro, associate professor of psychology at Bates College, has been named one of two 1998 recipients of the Maine Campus Compact (MCC) Faculty Service-Learning Award, one of the most prestigious awards for community service in the state of Maine.

Local residents receive Class of 1997 Scholarships

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:11 pm

Christopher J. Gousse of Lewiston and Brian H. Houston of Poland have been named inaugural recipients of a Bates College scholarship fund awarded annually to children of Bates employees.

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