Stories about "Civic engagement"
Alisa Amador ’18 of Cambridge, Mass., works with a budding author on designing a chapter book at the Lewiston Public Library. Amador  volunteers with the mobile Art Van for area children. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Lewiston-Auburn groups receive $8,500 in grants from Harward Center’s Carignan Fund

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:54 am

The grants will help six local nonprofits while honoring Sally Larson Carignan '62 and the late Jim Carignan '61, a deeply respected Bates couple.

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Bed, Bates, and beyond as mattresses head to Aroostook County to help others

Friday, August 21, 2015 9:09 am

Bates swapped out hundreds of student mattresses over the summer. That means some Maine families might soon be sleeping better.

Theresa Seel '18 of Darmstadt, Germany, helps classmates put down lines for a demonstration bike lane on Oxford Street in Lewiston on May 20. The project was part of a Short Term urban planning course taught by Mike Lydon '04. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Life in the bike lane: A hands-on ride in the urban-planning world

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:50 pm

From snapping a chalk line to gathering feedback on public facilities, Bates College students got a hands-on experience in urban planning.

For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:17 am

Finding an invasive and destructive insect is no one's idea of good news. How the insect was found, by a Bates professor and his students, does hit better notes.

A scene from "Twelve O'Clock Boys," featured at the Emerge Film Festival.
Second annual Emerge Film Festival has a pronounced taste of Bates

Monday, April 6, 2015 3:46 pm

As the Emerge Film Festival returns to Lewiston-Auburn this Thursday, members of Bates College will have important parts to play in the event's second year.

Sophomores Eva Goldstein, Meghan Lynch and Alicia Rabideau wrote to Maine Gov. Paul LePage urging that he reconsider public assistance to legal noncitizens.
Advocacy for legal noncitizens takes Bates students to national conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Based on their advocacy for public assistance to legal noncitizens, two Bates College sophomores will participate in the Debating for Democracy National Conference March 19-20.

Mary Rice-DeFosse, professor of French and Francophone studies. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Rice-DeFosse honored for bringing Bates closer to Lewiston-Auburn’s French-speaking community

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:43 pm

Professor Mary Rice-DeFosse's academic work connects to a community once defined by its French Canadian origins and now influenced by French-speakers from such African nations as Djibouti, Chad and Congo.

Destany Franklin ’14 receives Maine Campus Compact award for community service

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Destany Franklin '14 received the Maine Campus Compact's Heart and Soul Student Award for her work with the Hillview youth program.

Destany Franklin ’14, Bates athletics awarded for community engagement

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

A Bates senior from Seattle and the college Department of Athletics were each recognized for outstanding work in public service and civic engagement by Maine Campus Compact.

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Bates a Fulbright ‘top producer’ again, and the secret of our success

Friday, November 1, 2013 10:38 am

“When you have talented teacher-scholars mentoring very bright, internationally oriented students, you get great results in the fellowship arena.”

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