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Wednesday

May 17, 2000
3:34 pm

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and speak at the 134th commencement at Bates College. Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 475 seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In case of rain, the graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Thursday

May 11, 2000
3:28 pm

"Colombia, According to the 'Color' of Your Viewpoint" to be discussed at Bates

María del Rosario Mina Rojas, a social worker from Cali, Colombia, will discuss “Colombia, According to the ‘Color’ of Your Viewpoint” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Room G10 of Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

May 5, 2000
3:22 pm

Bates student wins fellowship to study in The Netherlands

Jason Surdukowski, a Bates College sophomore from Concord, N.H., has been named a 2000 Humanity In Action (HIA) Fellow for five weeks of intensive study in the United States and The Netherlands on historic and contemporary resistance to human rights violations.

Thursday

April 13, 2000
12:40 pm

Bates students awarded Watson Fellowships

Bates College seniors Kristen Frederick of Columbia, S.C., and Weston Noyes of Salt Lake City, Utah, are two of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive Thomas J. Watson Fellowships.

Tuesday

April 4, 2000
12:22 pm

Bates celebrates millennium with concert

The Bates College Orchestra, led by William Matthews, the Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will be joined by computer music composer Eric Chasalow, Bates class of 1977, in a concert featuring works commissioned by the college as part of its millennial celebration at 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

March 30, 2000
1:27 pm

Bates students present "Celebrating Places We Call Home: Stories From Lewiston-Auburn"

Bates College students enrolled in “Literature and the Environment” will present the results of a semester-long project, “Celebrating the Places We Call Home: Stories From Lewiston-Auburn,” a series of interviews conducted with 15 Lewiston-Auburn residents about places that have particular meaning for them, at 5 p.m.Friday, April 7, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

March 27, 2000
1:14 pm

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman to perform at Bates April 2

Performing a program of American composers, including works by George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will give the final performance of the 1999-2000 Bates College Concert series at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6252.

Friday

March 24, 2000
12:48 pm

Senior Exhibition opens at Bates Museum of Art

Thirteen Bates College seniors will show their work in the annual Senior Exhibition, on view April 7 through May 28 at the Bates College Museum of Art. The exhibition opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Bates Museum of Art. Also on view will be “Inner Perspectives,” curated by Bates Museum of Art intern Lana Vogestad and featuring artists from the Peregrine Press. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free for the reception and both exhibitions.

Thursday

March 23, 2000
12:41 pm

Bates Modern Dance Company to perform

The Bates College Modern Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Marcy Plavin, presents “Form, Function and Chaos,” a concert showcasing the talents of 14 student artists, and featuring two works by Terese Freedman and Jim Coleman commissioned by the college as part of its millennial celebration, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Schaeffer Theatre on College Street.

Tuesday

March 14, 2000
12:18 pm

Willem Breuker Kollektief gives Bates College Concert Series performance

The Amsterdam-based Willem Breuker Kollektief, a contemporary European jazz band, will give a Bates College Concert series performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6252.