Archives for "Alumni and friends"
June 3, 1997 10:32 am
Stuart Abelson, a graduating senior from Andover, Mass., left Bates with a splash, when he waterskied across Lake Andrews on May 23, wearing a Bobcat mascot suit. Abelson was towed by a car driving alongside the two acre-size body of water that the students affectionately call “the puddle.” Abelson’s single pass on Lake Andrews lasted about 15 seconds.
May 26, 1997 12:41 pm
Twenty area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 131st commencement exercises on Monday (May 26) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Oscar Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Costa Rica, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.
March 26, 1997 10:05 am
Religion professor Carl Benton Straub has been named the first Clark A. Griffith Professor in Environmental Studies at Bates College.
March 26, 1997 9:56 am
Poet Maya Angelou will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bates College on April 3 at 11 a.m. as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation. Angelou, acclaimed poet, playwright, educator, historian, actress, civil rights activist, producer and director, will address the audience in Merrill Gymnasium.
March 26, 1997 9:36 am
Bates College trustee and alumna Dr. Helen A. Papaioanou, national chair of the recently completed $59-million Bates Campaign, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree on April 3 as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation.
March 17, 1997 9:32 am
The New York-based Doug Elkins Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. March 26, in the Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.
March 17, 1997 9:21 am
Paul W. MacAvoy of Woodstock, Vt., and New Haven, Conn., a 1955 Bates College graduate, was elected by trustees to an appointment on the Board of Overseers, filling a vacant position whose term expires in 2000.
October 29, 1996 12:00 am
Leon Billings, an executive assistant to former Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie ’36, will speak on “Shift in the Environmental Agenda” at Bates College at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
October 4, 1996 11:21 am
An English teacher at Edward Little High School in Auburn, Flynn did not determine the form or content of the play, subtitled “Thoughts Tasted, Moments Wasted: Perspectives on Bates College Culture 1995-96,” until he chose cast members. “We will collaboratively write a full-length play about Bates College culture in 14 days and mount the production in the following three weeks,” Flynn informed his troupe. “Wasted” will be performed with one 10-minute intermission. For more information, call the box office at 207-786-6161.
August 2, 1996 10:35 am
Four alumni have been appointed to the Bates’ Board of Trustees.