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Asphalt Orchestra performs on the Olin Arts Center terrace on Oct. 8. Photograph by Jose Leiva.
Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.

Meet the Translations 2011 poets

Friday, October 7, 2011 2:19 pm

This year's Translations international poetry festival celebrates cross-cultural communication with visiting poets from the Americas, Europe and Japan. The festival begins at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a welcome, readings and a reception in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Readings continue in Chase at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 29, and at 7:30 Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27-28. For more information, please contact 207-786-8293 or

Bates Athletics welcomes local youth for L/A Community Day

Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:31 pm

Bates Athletics hosts L/A Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, in conjunction with several home games against Middlebury College. The college invites all Lewiston and Auburn schoolchildren to these events, involving the local community in the NCAA's "Take a Kid to the Game" initiative. In addition to the Bobcat athletic contests, there will be youth clinics, campus tours and other fun family activities, as well as Auburn/Lewiston Fly Football games before the Bates football game and at halftime.

Civic Forums examine Androscoggin River, social entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:04 am

The Civic Forum Series at Bates offers presentations about the Androscoggin River and about social entrepreneurship during October. Bowdoin College faculty members Michael Kolster and Matthew Klingle explore the Androscoggin River. The following week, a co-founder of the fair-trade coffee importer Equal Exchange is among four of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs who discuss their work.

Video: Maine river restoration documentary features environmental economist Lynne Lewis

Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:19 pm

Professor of Economics Lynne Lewis’ collaborative work on Maine river rehabilitation is...

Recalling the 1971 Lisbon Street mural project

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:40 pm

A 1971 project to paint a colorful mural on a Lisbon Street brick wall was a sign of the times.

Sun Journal story looks at five first-year students from Lewiston-Auburn high schools

Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:23 pm

Sun Journal reporter Bonnie Washuk talks to the five students from Lewiston...

Video: AESOP students work at a Habitat for Humanity project in Lewiston

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 5:45 pm

Led by Erik Barth ’12 of Hanover, N.H., and Caroline Watson ’13...

At Orientation, a get-out-the-vote effort

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:44 pm

Most of the registration tables on Saturday morning of Orientation focused on...

Getting ready: Christine Schwartz and Dining Services

Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:12 am

For Bates Dining Services, summer’s a time for experimentation, with the results...

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