Archives for "Maine and New England"
October 31, 1997 12:01 pm
Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie’s Place for Women, the Greater Boston Food Bank and Healthcare for the Homeless, will discuss “A Social Activist’s Perspective” as part of a new Bates College lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul,” at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
October 30, 1997 11:47 am
Highlighting the 12th Annual Maine Women’s Studies Conference at Bates College on Nov. 15 will be the 1 p.m. keynote address in the Chapel by Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor in chief of Ms. magazine. The day-long interdisciplinary program — titled “Making Connections (Among and Between)” — features papers, panels and workshops related to feminist research and political activism.
October 17, 1997 11:03 am
The Black Family Trio, a piano, violin and cello ensemble, will perform at noon on Oct. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The concert, part of the Noontime Concert Series at Bates, will feature works by Handel, Dvorak and Squire as well as traditional fiddling music. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
October 13, 1997 9:36 am
The Mid-Coast Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Ross, will open its eighth season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. November 1, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program features pianist Virginia Eskin in concertos by Clara Schumann and Franz Liszt. Tickets at the door are $8 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors. Tickets are available in advance for $7/$3 at Carroll’s Music in Lewiston and Macbean’s Music in Brunswick. Call 207-725-5657 for more information.
September 23, 1997 10:53 am
Peter Edelman, a Clinton-administration appointee who recently resigned in protest over the new national welfare law, and Kevin Concannon, commissioner of the Maine Department of Human Services and a welfare-reform supporter, will discuss the implications of welfare reform on the national and state level at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The presentation, sponsored by the Bates Democrats student organization, is open to the public without charge.
August 21, 1997 1:26 pm
Two-hundred and thirty-six incoming students — half the class of 2001 at Bates College — will first face physical rigors, while hiking, rock climbing, canoing, backpacking or mountain biking in the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) orientation. Dan Voisin, a Bates senior from Lanesboro, Mass., is overseeing the preorientation program, including transportation, food and gear procurement as well as training the 52 student-trip leaders.
July 30, 1997 10:03 am
An outdoor dance performance featuring professional dancers and local participants of all ages will be held at a Falmouth sanctuary on Aug. 13 and Aug. 16. The Bates Dance Festival and Maine Audubon Society are co-sponsoring two performances of a newly commissioned site specific work, “A Curious Invasion,” inspired by the landscape of Gilsland Farm and created by internationally renowned environmental/outdoor artists Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig & Company.
July 8, 1997 3:43 pm
Internationally acclaimed environmental/outdoor artists Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig will be available at 2 p.m, July 16 for a photo opportunity on the location of their newly commissioned site-specific dance performance, A Curious Invasion, inspired by Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary, located on 118 U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. The choreographers will choose from the various field and forest habitats to inspire their movement.
June 20, 1997 11:48 am
Master story teller John McDonald will offer an evening of traditional Maine humor at 7 p.m. Thursday, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Children are especially welcome, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
June 5, 1997 11:17 am
Eight Maine students who received $2,500 scholarships from a fund created by former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell will attend Bates College in September 1997. More than 170 Maine students applied for 30 Mitchell Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, community spirit and public service.