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Thursday

March 4, 1999
3:54 pm

Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn’t avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle” (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it “one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place.”

Monday

March 1, 1999
11:42 am

Education forum to be held at Bates

“Where Are the Pressure Points for Changing Maine High Schools?” a two-hour open forum featuring a panel of Maine high-school educators, will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The forum, sponsored by the Bates and Bowdoin college departments of education and the Maine Commission on Secondary Schools, is open to the public without charge.

Friday

February 5, 1999
3:56 pm

Mozart's comic opera "Cosí fan tutte" to be performed at Bates

The Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Androscoggin Chorale will perform an unstaged concert of Mozart’s comic opera “Cosí fan tutte” (“They all do it!”) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $7.50 for students. Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge. At the door, tickets are $17.50 for general admission and seniors and $8.50 for students. Call 207-782-1403 to purchase tickets.

Friday

August 14, 1998
3:09 pm

Landscape painting exhibition opens at the Museum of Art

“Notations of Color: Oil Sketching in Maine,” a special two-month exhibit of landscape painting, will be on view in the Bates College Museum of Art from Aug. 28 to Oct. 30. The exhibit features small-scale oil sketches by more than 40 American landscape painters of the late 19th and 20th century.

Monday

May 25, 1998
1:21 pm

Local residents among Bates grads

Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 132nd commencement exercises Monday in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Doris Kearns-Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.

Wednesday

May 6, 1998
2:44 pm

Franco Festivities to be shown at Bates

Franco Festivities, a documentary about Maine’s Franco American culture by Maine filmmaker Francis Gagnon, will be shown in the Bates…

Wednesday

April 29, 1998
3:39 pm

Maine native's work featured in Black Maria Film Festival

Bowdoin native Kerry Laitala is one of several filmmakers whose works will be featured at the Museum of Art’s screenings of the 17th annual Black Maria Film, Video and Animation Festival Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Appriximately 18 of the winning entries will be shown in the two screenings. Admission is $5 for each screening, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Monday

February 9, 1998
2:09 pm

Bates Junior Sports Camp Filled

Both sessions of the Bates College Junior Sports Camp, a half-day program for youngsters 5 to 7 years of age, have been filled. The sessions run June 29-July 10 and July 13-24.