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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.

Wednesday

January 27, 1999
12:27 pm

Isaacson to to discuss "Writing about Architecture"

Attorney, art critic, essayist and children’s book author Philip Isaacson will discuss Writing about Architecture at Bates College Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.

Thursday

January 21, 1999
11:52 am

Bates College orchestra to perform

In a program of French Music for the Dance and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, the Bates College Orchestra, under the direction of William Matthews, the Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

January 21, 1999
11:43 am

Chamber music recital to be given at Bates

The St. Cecilia Piano Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

January 13, 1999
9:23 am

Lewiston native makes generous gift to Bates

Lewiston native Margaret Tardiff Crumley has made a $100,000 gift to Bates in memory of her husband Thomas D. Crumley ’52, President Donald W. Harward announced.

Tuesday

January 5, 1999
12:37 pm

"Scattering the Ashes" author to read

MarĂ­a del Carmen Boza, author of Scattering the Ashes, an account of the Cuban exile experience, will read selections from her acclaimed memoir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, in the Special Collections room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

December 4, 1998
12:33 pm

Bates' largest gift ever comes from former college president

Bates has received its largest gift ever from a bequest by the late Charles F. and Evelyn M. Phillips. Phillips was the fourth president of Bates having served from 1944-66.

Friday

December 4, 1998
12:31 pm

L/A Children's Chorus to perform holiday music concert

The L/A Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Brian Franck, will perform a concert of holiday music at Bates on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Admission is $8 at the door. Please call 207-782-5241 for more information.

Thursday

December 3, 1998
12:26 pm

Author John Edgar Wideman to deliver MLK Day keynote

John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, will address Bates College as the keynote speaker for Bates’ Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.