Archives for "Maine and New England"

Monday

November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

Yearlong 'Bates Contemplates Food' initiative raised campus, community awareness of far-reaching issues

Inspired by the 2008 opening of its new dining Commons and a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor supporting organic, natural and farm-fresh food, Bates College devoted the 2008-09 academic year to reflecting on issues, from environmental impacts to food justice, around what and how we choose to eat.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:50 pm

Bates' Language Arts Live series events span November

Longtime Maine poet Theodore Enslin and poet-artist-filmmaker Cecilia Vicuña take part in the Bates College Language Arts Live series in November. Featuring noted writers reading from their work, Language Arts Live events are open to the public at no cost. The series is sponsored by the English department, the environmental studies and Spanish programs, the Learning Associates Program, the Bates Humanities Fund and the John Tagliabue Poetry fund. For more information, contact jskinner@bates.edu.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:33 pm

CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium to speak at Bates College

Carrie Billy, president and chief executive officer of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, discusses her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376. A dinner with Billy precedes the event at 5:15 p.m.; seating is limited and by RSVP only. For more information, contact ttaylor@bates.edu.

Thursday

October 29, 2009 12:14 pm

Bates to host Maine political forums

This winter, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Program for the Gifted and Talented, Bates College hosts three presentations related to the 2010 election for Maine governor.

Former Maine Gov. Angus King opens the series with a discussion of his first Blaine House race at noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. King will also discuss his legacy as governor, including the Maine public school laptop program that provides every public middle-school student with an Apple laptop.

Tuesday

October 13, 2009 10:48 am

Grant, fellowship recognize food service sustainability

“Bates College stood out as a best-practice example showing a broad level of impact across many aspects of sustainability.”

Thursday

October 8, 2009 10:23 am

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine during Parents & Family Weekend, gives kudos to…

Tuesday

October 6, 2009 9:40 am

Monthly contradance at Bates welcomes new music

Matching Orange, a new high-energy folk band from the Boston area, makes its first performance at the monthly Bates College contradance at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

October 6, 2009 9:11 am

WRBC radio to present guitarist Glenn Jones

Guitarist Glenn Jones of Cambridge, Mass., plays an acoustic concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Ronj, the student-run Bates College coffeehouse at 32 Frye St. Opening for Jones will be Micah Blue Smaldone of Portland. Admission is free.

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:10 pm

Today Show turns to Andrew Knowlton '97 for fall food trends

Bon Appetit food editor Andrew Knowlton ’97, a philosophy major at Bates, appears on a Today show segment about hot…

Thursday

September 24, 2009 2:29 pm

President Emeritus Thomas Hedley Reynolds, champion of academic excellence, dies at 88

Thomas Hedley Reynolds, known for nearly three decades of transformational leadership at two Maine educational institutions, died Tuesday, Sept. 22,…