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Reunion 2014

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Registration Deadline: May 14


Weekend Schedule


*subject to change

Thursday, June 5
50th Reunion only

11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Registration for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons

6 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Dinner for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons


Friday, June 6

7–8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Commons

8 a.m.–midnight
Registration
Commons

8–9 a.m.
Breakfast with the President for the 50th Reunion Class
Pettengill Hall

9:15–11:45 a.m.
50th Reunion Seminars
Enjoy stimulating presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations by members of the 50th Reunion Class. Open to all classes.

10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bates Outing Club Trip: Coastal Hike at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area
A guided hike through Bates’ 600-acre coastal conservation area, boasting spectacular views of the Atlantic and access to Seawall Beach. Transportation provided from the campus.

11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch
Commons

11:30 a.m.
Reunion Golf Outing
Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m., tee times starting at 12:30 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Bates Athletics.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

1:30–4:15 p.m.
50th Reunion Seminars

3:30–5:30 p.m.
Reunion Tennis Festival: Doubles Mixer
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

5–6 p.m.
Annual Meeting of The College Key
Open to members of The College Key.

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Reunion Lobster Bake
Commons

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Reunion Tennis Festival: Reunion Cup Tournament and Cocktail Reception
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

8:30–9:30 p.m.
Fireworks
Enjoy spectacular fireworks at the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater on the shores of Lake Andrews.
Olin Arts Center Terrace

8:30 p.m.—1 a.m.
Late Night in Chase
Enjoy a pint in the cozy Bobcat Den, or engage in a game of pool or ping-pong and great conversation with friends in the newly-renovated Chase Lounge.


Saturday, June 7

7–10:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Commons

8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Registration
Commons

8–10:30 a.m.
Reunion Programming
A diverse range of programs and activities open to all alumni, including…

Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Muskie Garden

Rainbow Bicycles Road Ride
Explore the country roads around L-A on a scenic 25-mile community group ride put on by Rainbow Bicycles, located in downtown Lewiston. (Appropriate for moderate to advanced cyclists; bring your own bicycle and helmet.)

Faculty Panel
Bates faculty members from different disciplines share their thoughts on curriculum, community and evolving teaching methods.

Reunion Tennis Festival: Adult Clinic
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

11 a.m.
Alumni Parade – 100th Anniversary!
Show your class spirit in the 100th anniversary Alumni Parade! March, ride or dance through a crowd of cheering Bates alumni and guests.
Historic Quad and Alumni Walk

11:30 a.m.
Presidential Address and Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

Noon–2:30 p.m.
Barbecue Picnic Lunch
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages.
Ladd Library Quad

1–4 p.m.
Reunion Programming, including…

1–3 p.m.
Bates Outing Club Program: Paddle on the Androscoggin
Take a tranquil paddle from the Bates Boathouse in Greene, home to Bates Rowing, and explore the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park. The Androscoggin River Greenway is changing the way we view and use the river. Come see for yourself and gain a new perspective on L-A.

A Personal Perspective on the Art of Andrew Wyeth
Victoria Wyeth ’01, Andrew Wyeth’s only grandchild, offers an illustrated talk with insights on her grandfather’s art and personal anecdotes from years of conversations with her grandfather.

Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walkabout
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join staff from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships for a moderately paced walk through the heart of L-A, with brief narrative stops at several points of interest. Please wear comfortable shoes.

1:30–3:30 p.m.
Reunion Tennis Festival: Reunion Cup Finals
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

2–3:30 p.m.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
All alumni and guests are welcome to join the choir, which will provide music for the Memorial Service on Sunday. John Corrie, who has led the Bates College Choir since 1986, will direct the group.
Gomes Chapel

4 p.m.
Reunion Recognition Reception
A special gathering with President Spencer to recognize alumni who have been involved in their class’s Reunion efforts or made Mount David Society-level gifts to the college in honor of this milestone year. By invitation.

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Class dinners and receptions

6 p.m.
25th Reunion Reception with the President
A chance for members of the Class of 1989 to toast classmates and celebrate this milestone Reunion in the company of President Clayton Spencer. Followed by the 25th Reunion Class Dinner and late-night fun.

6:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Class Photo, Followed by Reception and Class Dinner
Pettengill Hall

8–11 p.m.
Reunion Concert
Dance the night away with “The Waiters,” a rock ’n’ roll cover band playing hits from across the generations.


Sunday, June 8

7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Brunch
Commons

7:30–9:45 a.m.
Bates Outing Club Program: Bird Walk at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
Enjoy a morning hike through this 357-acre bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve — The highest point in the city, Thorncrag offers great views, spring wildflowers and excellent birding.

10 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Service
A time to celebrate the lives of those men and women of Bates who have died during the past year. The Alumni Choir will perform, and alumni will be invited to officiate and participate as ushers and readers.
Gomes Chapel

11:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m. or 3:45 p.m.
Bates Outing Club Program: Hike Mount Pisgah and Wilson Pond Woods in Winthrop and Wayne
Climb along a one-mile trail to the summit of 807-foot Mount Pisgah. The 60-foot fire tower at the top offers outstanding views of surrounding forest and lakes, the Western Maine mountains and White Mountains. Afterward you’ll have the chance to hike along the shore of Wilson Pond.

1 p.m.
Closing of Dormitories
Please leave your room key and electronic access card on the dresser in your room or with your BatesStar host. Safe Travels!


 

Interested in volunteering for your Reunion? Please contact Cristin Bates at cbates@bates.edu or 207-755-5991, or Amy Bureau at abureau@bates.edu or 207-755-5992.

 

 

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  • "While I donate to Bates every year, Reunion years provide a particularly strong reminder of the significant impact Bates has had on my life. It would be impossible to repay all I received. Hopefully the little I've given back will help someone else have as fond memories as I do."

    - Carol Spencer '74

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