Archives for "Civic engagement"

Monday

November 22, 1999 12:00 am

Bates service-learning students present findings in Sabbatus and Turner

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.

Friday

January 15, 1999 10:10 am

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

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.

Wednesday

January 13, 1999 10:05 am

Bates awards science grants to area schools

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.

Thursday

October 29, 1998 3:24 pm

Expert on university-public school partnerships to speak

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.

Tuesday

June 16, 1998 12:40 pm

Bates students join Auburn schools to lead environmental day camp

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.

Tuesday

May 26, 1998 1:30 pm

Psychology professor wins service-learning award

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.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998 2:11 pm

Local residents receive Class of 1997 Scholarships

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.

Friday

October 31, 1997 12:01 pm

Social activist to discuss spirituality at Bates

Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie’s Place for Women, the Greater Boston Food Bank and Healthcare for the Homeless, will discuss “A Social Activist’s Perspective” as part of a new Bates College lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul,” at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

July 30, 1997 10:22 am

Bates Dance Festival holds youth arts program

The Bates College Dance Festival, in sponsorship with the City of Lewiston Recreation Department, is conducting a three-week “Youth Arts Program” from July 28 through Aug. 16 at the Lewiston Memorial Armory on Central Avenue. Sixty-one Lewiston children, ages six to 17, are involved with music and dance classes Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Monday

June 2, 1997 10:28 am

Bates Dance Festival plans community performance project

The Bates Dance Festival invites senior citizens and teenagers from Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities to participate in a three-week intensive workshop, July 28 through Aug. 15, under the direction of choreographer and educator Jeff Bliss.