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Wednesday

September 8, 1999
12:00 am

Walter Slovenski, legendary track and cross country coach, dies at 79

Legendary Bates College track and cross country coach Walter Slovenski, 79, died Sept. 8 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Bates Chapel on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the Benjamin E. Mays Center on campus.

Thursday

August 26, 1999
12:00 am

Leach to direct outdoor leadership program

Timothy Leach of Queensbury, N.Y., a 1999 graduate of Bates College, has been named director of the new Bates Outdoor Education and Leadership Program (BOELP)

Monday

July 26, 1999
12:00 am

New vice president for academic affairs named

Dr. Jill N. Reich has been appointed as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates College, President Donald W. Harward announced. Reich joined the Bates community July 1.

Monday

March 29, 1999
10:15 am

Award-winning playwright and activist to read at Bates

Carolyn Gage, award-winning playwright and activist, will be joined by Bates students for a reading from her book Scenes and Monologues for Lesbian Actors at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library.

Monday

March 29, 1999
10:05 am

Bates professors to discuss Balkan crisis

Two Bates College faculty members, Dennis Browne, associate professor of Russian, and Loring Danforth, professor of anthropology, will discuss the crisis in the Balkans in a question and answer session, today at 4 p.m. in Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

March 12, 1999
10:50 am

Wenzel wins national education award

Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, has received the 1999 American Chemistry Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.

Monday

March 8, 1999
10:18 am

Award-winning poet to read at Bates

Bates alumna Jean Monahan ’81 will read from her two books of poetry, Hands and Believe it or Not at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.

Thursday

March 4, 1999
4:08 pm

Modern dance at Bates celebrates 30 years

The Bates College Modern Dance Company, founded and directed by Marcy Plavin, lecturer in dance, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with a concert performance, titled Slightly Hysterical (So, You Think This Has Been Easy?) at at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in Schaeffer Theater, 305 College St. Admission is free, but no reservations are accepted. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday

March 4, 1999
3:54 pm

Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn’t avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle” (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it “one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place.”

Tuesday

February 2, 1999
3:53 pm

Bates safety and security teach area kids self-defense

Three members of the Bates College Office of Security and Campus Safety are teaching a program of self-defense to area 5 to 7 year olds and their parents at Smart Start Developmental Child Care Center in Auburn from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 25.