Archives for "Maine and New England"


January 9, 2010 10:25 am

Fiddler-folksinger Lissa Schneckenburger returns to Bates

Lissa Schneckenburger, a rising young folk musician and former Litchfield resident, performs at Bates College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


December 18, 2009 11:28 am

Perfectly Human

Amid failure, we can grow closer to what inspires us.


December 16, 2009 4:42 pm

Portland Press Herald reports on 'Woman of Distinction' honor to Brenda Garrand '79

The Portland Press Herald reports that Brenda Garrand ’79, founder, president and strategic director of the Maine-based Garrand communications agency,…


November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The Rachel Maddow Show interviews Jesse Connolly '01, campaign manager for Maine's gay marriage referendum

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz writes a poignant profile of Jesse…


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.


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


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


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.


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.”


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…