Archives for "Civic engagement"

Monday

October 15, 2012 4:45 pm

Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

On Oct. 20, the Olin Arts Center hosts the daylong event Villages, produced by Maine’s independent organizer of TED-style presentations, TEDxDirigo

Tuesday

October 2, 2012 10:07 am

Former Maine labor commissioner to discuss Frances Perkins, first female Cabinet member

Former Maine labor commissioner to discuss Frances Perkins, first female Cabinet member

Laura Fortman, Maine’s former commissioner of labor, gives the lecture “Frances Perkins: New Deal Legacy and Lessons for Today” on Oct. 10.

Wednesday

September 26, 2012 4:28 pm

As Clean Water Act’s 40th nears, panel to discuss history, future of landmark legislation

As Clean Water Act’s 40th nears, panel to discuss history, future of landmark legislation

Bates presents a panel discussion exploring the history and future of the Clean Water Act on Oct. 1.

Wednesday

September 26, 2012 4:16 pm

‘Path From Activism to Leadership’ is alumni panel topic

Bates College alumni with careers in social activism offer a panel discussion titled “The Path From Activism to Leadership” Sept. 29.

Monday

September 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Harward Center marks Clean Water Act’s 40th with address by environmental historian

Harward Center marks Clean Water Act’s 40th with address by environmental historian

Bates marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act with a Sept. 20 talk by an influential environmental historian.

Wednesday

August 29, 2012 8:43 am

Authority on Occupy movement to open Civic Forum Series

Authority on Occupy movement to open Civic Forum Series

Todd Gitlin, the author of a new book about the Occupy movement that swept the nation in 2011, speaks about the movement on Sept. 11.

Tuesday

August 14, 2012 3:30 pm

Ray joins ‘superb tradition’ as Harward Center director

Ray joins ‘superb tradition’ as Harward Center director

Ray brings more than 15 years of experience as a scholar and leader who bridges thought and action.

Friday

June 29, 2012 9:40 am

‘Clean Sweep’ sale raises record $21,000 to support local nonprofits

‘Clean Sweep’ sale raises record $21,000 to support local nonprofits

The 12th annual Clean Sweep sale raised a record $21,223 that will be divided among participating nonprofit organizations.

Tuesday

June 5, 2012 12:44 pm

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

Thanks to a two-year collaboration among the Portland branch of the NAACP, the University of Southern Maine and Bates, valuable papers of the Portland branch are being made accessible to researchers and the public for the first time.

Friday

June 1, 2012 2:31 pm

Harward Center honors individuals, groups for strengthening town-gown ties

Harward Center honors individuals, groups for strengthening town-gown ties

In a May 8 ceremony, the Harward Center for Community Partnerships honored 15 persons and organizations for their efforts to strengthen college-community ties.