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Wednesday

June 14, 2006
12:00 am

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others — for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Wednesday

May 10, 2006
12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Tuesday

February 28, 2006
12:00 am

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.

Thursday

December 1, 2005
3:01 pm

Expert on Islam and women to speak at Bates

An internationally known scholar on the subjects of women and Islam and on the influences of Islam in America, Amina Wadud gives a talk titled “The States of Muslim Women’s Struggles for Gender Justice” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Wednesday

September 14, 2005
4:29 pm

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave.

This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South’s changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

“Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other,” says Aron, author of Shalom Y’All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron’s photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.

Tuesday

August 9, 2005
11:04 am

International choreographers perform at the Bates Dance Festival

The annual Different Voices concert features an inspiring night of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The Different Voices concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This performance is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)

Monday

August 1, 2005
11:11 am

Newbury Award winner Lois Lowry to speak at Bates

Lois Lowry, winner of the 1990 Newbury Award for Number the Stars, will speak at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), located on the ground floor of Pettengill Hall. Sponsored by the Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, the event is free and open to the public. Books by the author will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Tuesday

July 26, 2005
9:42 am

Bebe Miller Company previews 'Landing/Place' at Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival presents BESSIE Award-winning choreographer Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place, a highly kinetic, visually captivating work for five dancers using dance for the camera, interactive digital media and performance, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This production is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)