Archives for "Civic engagement"

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.

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.