Archives for "Civic engagement"

Thursday

October 19, 2000 2:23 pm

Environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill to speak at Bates

Environmental activist and writer Julia Butterfly Hill, who spent two years living in an ancient California redwood tree to protect it from loggers, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

September 14, 2000 3:08 pm

Cuban scholar to speak on issues of race

Gisela Arandia, a Cuban scholar who focuses on race issues in Cuba and among Cubans in Miami, will discuss “Race and Racism in Cuba: A Report from the Field” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College as part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

September 1, 2000 2:54 pm

Bates College Receives Maine Development Foundation's Champion for Economic Growth Award

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) presented its 2000 Champion for Economic Growth Award to Bates College at the organization’s 22nd annual meeting held in Lewiston on Sept. 12.

Tuesday

July 11, 2000 3:48 pm

Northfield student wins Fulbright Scholarship

Kari M. Jorgensen, formerly of Northfield, Minn., received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Turkey on the transition of women’s roles in Islamic mysticism and Turkish politics between the late Ottoman and early Republican periods. Jorgensen also will be studying Ottoman and modern Turkish.

Tuesday

June 13, 2000 1:50 pm

Bates announces Community Humanities Seminars for Lewiston, South Paris high school students

The Bates College Office of Admissions, with a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, will offer two Community Humanities Seminars for 30-40 intellectually curious and motivated high school students. The two groups, one based in Lewiston at Bates College and the other based in Paris, Maine, will meet one evening per week for five weeks.

Friday

May 26, 2000 2:07 pm

Area students to graduate from Bates

Eleven area residents will receive bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 134th commencement exercises Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle.

Friday

May 26, 2000 1:58 pm

"Eloquent Objects: the Sense and Sensibilities of Still-Life Painting" to open at Bates College Museum of Art

“Eloquent Objects: the Sense and Sensibilities of Still-Life Painting” will open the summer season at the Bates College Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9. The exhibition features 50 contemporary still-life paintings by 13 artists living or working in Maine. The public is invited to view the exhibition through Aug. 25, 2000, free of charge.

Friday

March 10, 2000 12:00 pm

Bates College senior wins two national awards for Lewiston community garden project

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.

Tuesday

January 11, 2000 3:31 pm

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

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.

Monday

January 10, 2000 3:06 pm

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

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.