Stories about "Maine and New England"
Museum of Art announces donated collection

Wednesday, February 2, 2000 1:48 pm

The Bates College Museum of Art announces the gift of more than 30 prints, drawings, watercolors and photographs donated by Joanna D. and Henry L. McCorkle of Brunswick. The gift reflects the richness of Maine's art community and includes works by some of the state's most distinguished artists, such as Richard Estes, Yvonne Jacquette, Charles Hewitt, Dahlov Ipcar and Alex Katz.

Bates and USM/LA jointly served by AmeriCorps*VISTA member

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 3:31 pm

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.

Seminar Series addresses "Entrepreneurship as Service"

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 3:27 pm

Executive directors from local nonprofit organizations and a national educational institute will discuss "Entrepreneurship as Service" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Noted liberation theologist to speak on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 10, 2000 3:06 pm

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.

Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

Thursday, March 4, 1999 3:54 pm

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."

Education forum to be held at Bates

Monday, March 1, 1999 11:42 am

"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.

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

Friday, February 5, 1999 3:56 pm

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.

Bates awards science grants to area schools

Wednesday, January 13, 1999 10:05 am

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.

Landscape painting exhibition opens at the Museum of Art

Friday, August 14, 1998 3:09 pm

"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.

Local residents among Bates grads

Monday, May 25, 1998 1:21 pm

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.

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