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Friday

June 9, 2006
12:00 am

Alumni awards highlight 138th annual Reunion

Bates alumni arriving for their College’s 138th Reunion anticipated traditional revelry and fellowship as well as a chance to honor their own. All awards will be presented Saturday during the midday Alumni Awards Ceremony, held in Merrill Gymnasium due to rain.

Tuesday

May 2, 2006
12:00 am

National recruitment record earns Bates student a leadership award

Nathaniel Walton ’08, chair of the Maine College Republicans, has received the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Award for Student Leadership from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

Tuesday

February 21, 2006
12:00 am

'Campaign for Bates' exceeds $100 million

Bates has passed the $100-million milestone in its fund-raising campaign, announced Vice President for College Advancement Victoria M. Devlin. The $101 million in gifts and pledges through Jan. 31 is part of a six-year campaign to raise $120 million. Known as The Campaign for Bates: Endowing Our Values, the fund-raising drive will end June 30, 2006. The College’s last campaign ended in 1996 having raised $59.3 million against a $50 million goal.

Tuesday

November 22, 2005
3:14 pm

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.

Monday

November 21, 2005
3:16 pm

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

For the third consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament. Approximately 315 students took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 19. A scheduled tournament for the 2005-06 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate and student congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.

Saturday

October 15, 2005
3:51 pm

Bates to hold vigil for latest natural disaster victims

Members of the Bates College community will hold a vigil for victims of the earthquake in Pakistan and the hurricane in Central America at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Bates College Chapel, College Street. The public is invited to participate in this gathering, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.

Thursday

September 8, 2005
4:30 pm

Theme of unity shines through in Bates Convocation

Speakers who addressed the Convocation audience Sept. 6 offered ample food for thought to the incoming Class of 2009, from the historical evolution of academic freedom to life lessons implicit in the Bates education.

But unity — as in unity of self and unity on campus — was a subtext for remarks by both the featured convocation speaker, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65, and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen. Gomes referenced a sermon on his first Sunday on campus, in 1961 during what was then called “Freshman Week,” that stressed Bates’ role in assembling the diverse components of character into “a life worth living.” Hansen, meanwhile, called for a shared campus commitment to robust intellectual inquiry.

Thursday

July 28, 2005
9:25 am

Five alumni elected to Bates Board of Trustees

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced five appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Robert E. Burke of Boston, Mass.; Marjorie Northrop Friedman of Dallas, Texas; Jennifer L.Guckel of Charlestown, Mass.; Dana Petersen Moore of Baltimore, Md.; and Quoc K. Tran of Omaha, Neb.

Tuesday

May 17, 2005
2:39 pm

UConn's Rowe to receive Bates honor

Donald “Dee” Rowe, legendary former Worcester Academy and University of Connecticut basketball coach, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural induction ceremony of the newly created Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Mays Center on the Bates College campus. Rowe will also be inducted as the society’s first honorary member.