Reunion 2017 Schedule

June 9—10, 2017

Thursday, June 8


8:30am – 4:30pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and stock up on the latest Bates gear — including designer doggie doo-dads, Bobcat nifty gifties, and a great selection of snazzy tees!
65 Campus Avenue

11:30am – 10pm
Welcome Center
Your first stop — pick up your name tag, room key, and schedule.
Commons

11:45am – 1:15pm
Lunch for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons

3 – 5pm
50th Reunion Testimonials
Stop by the Digital Media Studios on the ground floor of Pettigrew Hall to record short videos of your Bates memories and reflections.
Pettigrew Hall, Digital Media Studios

6pm
Welcome Reception and Dinner for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons, Reception: Fireplace Lounge, Dinner: Bonney Meeting Room (221)

6 – 8pm
Dinner
Enjoy a meal with early arrivals! Open to those registered for Thursday-night housing.
Commons

Friday, June 9

 

7 – 9:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8 – 9am
50th Reunion Class Breakfast with President Spencer
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

8am – midnight
Welcome Center
Commons

8:30am – 5pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and update your Bates gear.
65 Campus Avenue

9 – 10am
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

9:15 – 10:15am
50th Reunion Seminar: The Fight of Our Lives
The documentary “The Phantom Punch” explores the controversy surrounding the Ali vs. Liston world championship boxing match held in Lewiston on May 25, 1965, with a focus on the Lewiston-Auburn community. Bates graduates who attended the event will share their perspectives. Sponsored by the Class of 1967; open to all.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

10 – 11am
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

10am – 4pm
Outing Club: Coastal Hike at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area
Join Conservation Area Director Laura Sewall and former director Judy Marden ’66 on a four-mile hike through interesting natural communities and varied terrains to Seawall Beach.  Bates manages this resource for research and educational purposes, and is conducting environmental research throughout the area. Transportation provided from campus.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium lot

10:30 – 11:30am
50th Reunion Seminar: A Quick Illustrated History of Bates with William C. Hiss ’66
“Bates College is not standing in the way of any other institution, but is occupying and cultivating ground which before had lain waste.” Oren B. Cheney
Now in its 162nd year, Bates continues to lead. It is remarkable how over the last 40 years many of the best colleges in America have changed themselves to become much more like Bates. A lively collection of photographs of Bates’ history will give us an encouraging, fascinating, and sometimes humorous view of the college. Sponsored by the Class of 1967; open to all.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

11am – noon
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

11am – noon
Rare Books and Manuscripts Petting Zoo
Stop by Ladd Library to see (and hear) a selection of musical treasures from Bates’ Special Collections, including composers’ manuscripts and letters, Mozart first editions, early American music and hymn books, campus concert programs, and Bates ensemble recordings!
Ladd Library, The Mabel Eaton Room

11:30am – 1:15pm
Lunch
Commons

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

1 – 2pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

1:30 – 2:30pm
50th Reunion Seminar: The Rhetoric of Our Current Political Climate
Join Bates politics professors for a panel discussion about the first six months of the Trump administration and the rhetoric of our current political climate. Panelists include: John Baughman, associate professor of politics; Stephen Engel, associate professor of politics; and Stephanie Kelley-Romano, associate professor of rhetoric. Sponsored by the Class of 1967; open to all.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

2 – 3pm
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

2 – 3pm
Rare Books and Manuscripts Petting Zoo
Stop by Ladd Library to see (and hear) a selection of musical treasures from Bates’ Special Collections, including composers’ manuscripts and letters, Mozart first editions, early American music and hymn books, campus concert programs, and Bates ensemble recordings!
Ladd Library, The Mabel Eaton Room

2 – 10pm
Bates Museum of Art
Featured artists include Kate Gilmore ’97 and Marsden Hartley. See page 15 for exhibit descriptions.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

2:45 – 3:45pm
50th Reunion Seminar: The Art of Living
New England artist Andrew Kusmin ’67 looks back at his creative journey by sharing his watercolors, his mentors, and his new book, Palette of Dreams. Enjoy art and anecdotes as you experience the people, places, paths, and practices that inspired his philosophy of life and art. “I am inspired to compel you to stop, look, and reflect on the story of life contained in small moments,” says Kusmin.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

3 – 4pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

3 – 5pm
Lawn Games
Fancy yourself a seasoned cornhole player? Mastered the art of badminton and looking to show off your skills? Or just looking to catch up while tossing a Frisbee? Come play lawn games new and old, while listening to music and hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in a few years!
Outside Commons

3:30 – 5pm
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walkabout
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward P rofessor of Civic Engagement, for a moderately paced walk through the heart of L-A, with brief narrative stops at several points of interest. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Personal carpools depart from Merrill Gymnasium lot

3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm
Tours of the Campus Avenue Residence Halls
Take a tour of the college’s new residence halls, Chu Hall and Kalperis Hall, including the new Bates College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet outside Chu Hall (55 Campus Avenue)

5 – 6pm
Annual Meeting of the College Key
Open to members of the College Key.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

5:30 – 8:30pm
Reunion Lobster Bake
Commons

7 – 8:30pm
“One Mic”
Please join us for a wine-and-cheese gathering to honor the stories and experiences of current students and MOSAIC alumni! Mingle, nosh, and learn a bit about recent programs launched by the Office of Intercultural Education and the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Chase Hall, Office of Intercultural Education

7 – 9pm
Museum Reception
Dessert and wine will be served.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

8:30pm – 1am
Bobcat Beer Garden
Late night at the Den — come enjoy local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages.
The Den Terrace

9pm
Fireworks
Enjoy spectacular fireworks at the Florence J. Keigwin Amphitheater on the shore of Lake Andrews.
Olin Arts Center Terrace

 

Saturday, June 10

 

7 – 10:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8am – 7pm
Welcome Center
Commons

8 – 9am
12-Step Recovery Meeting
Harward Center, 163 Wood Street

8:30 – 9:15am
Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Come run/walk in memory of beloved Bates community members. Rain or shine.
Alumni Walk in front of Commons

8:30am – 5pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and stock up on the latest Bates gear — including designer doggie doo-dads, Bobcat nifty gifties, and a great selection of snazzy tees!
65 Campus Avenue

9 – 10am
Adult Tennis Clinic
Come play tennis at an all-levels clinic with Head Tennis Coach Paul Gastonguay ’89.
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

9 – 10am
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

9 – 10:30am
We Are One: Engaging, Collaborating, and Advocating within Communities
Join the Class of 1982 for a panel discussion about supporting vulnerable, at-risk populations through community-based service, advocacy, organizing, and leadership development. Ann Philbin ’82 speaks about her work with immigrant communities, Lori Norman Campbell ’82 speaks as a licensed social worker dealing with issues surrounding elder care and caregiver support, and Felicia Garant ’82 speaks about her advocacy for Alzheimer’s (and other dementias) awareness, research, and programming. Sponsored by the Class of 1982; all are welcome.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

9:30 – 10:15am
A Personal Perspective on the Art of Andrew Wyeth
Victoria Wyeth ’01 offers an illustrated talk on the works of her grandfather Andrew Wyeth. Please note that no photography is allowed during this presentation.
Olin Concert Hall

9:30 – 10:15am
The Road to College: The Honest Truth
What do you need to know as you prepare to begin your college journey? Join Aya Murata ’92, associate director of college counseling at Phillips Academy, and Karen Finocchio Lubeck ’92, higher education analyst and former admission director, for a casual and candid conversation on how to navigate the college search and application process. Open to children and parents in the Class of 1992 only. All ages welcome!
Chu Hall Lounge (55 Campus Avenue)

9:30 – 10:30am
Camp Bates: Story Time with Author-Illustrator Matt Tavares ’97
Join award-winning children’s book author-illustrator Matt Tavares ’97 for a reading of Zachary’s Ball, and hear the story of how his senior thesis at Bates became his first published picture book. Matt will also give a behind-the-scenes look at his process of writing and illustrating children’s books, followed by a drawing demonstration and question time. Open to all.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

10 – 10:30am
Mimosas on the Quad
Enjoy mimosas and pastries on the Historic Quad before parade lineup.
Coram Tent

10:30 – 11am
Classes line up for the Alumni Parade
Historic Quad

11am
Alumni Parade
Show your class spirit in the Alumni Parade! March, ride, or dance through a crowd of cheering Bates alumni and friends.
Historic Quad and Alumni Walk

11:30am
Presidential Address and Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association
Tent next to Garcelon Field

Noon – 2pm
Barbecue Picnic Lunch
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages. Reserved seating available for the classes of 1962 and earlier inside Commons.
Ladd Library Quad

Noon – 4pm
Reunion Tennis Celebration
Join coaches and tennis alumni for an afternoon of matches and a celebration of Head Coach Paul Gastonguay’s 20 years at Bates.
James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center

Noon – 11:30pm
Photobooth
Under the Ladd Library Arcade

1 – 1:50pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Gathering and Retirement Celebration for Coach Todd Goewey
Reconnect with fellow Bates athletes at this gathering for all sports and celebrate the retirement of Todd Goewey, assistant coach of Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field.
The Den

1 – 1:50pm
What’s Your Story?
Your story, your brand. Technology’s impact on telling your story. Learn from a talented group of alumni who have leveraged technology to go from branding to storytelling. Join Scott Kelliher ’92, president of technology and telecommunications at Time Inc.; Emily Volpone ’92, vice president at Razorfish; Brad Peacock ’92, president of Peacock Nine; and Greg Guidotti ’92, vice president for meal solutions at Kraft Heinz, for a discussion on the evolution of personal and corporate branding in today’s world. Sponsored by the Class of 1992; open to all.
Chu Hall Lounge (55 Campus Avenue)

1 – 3pm or 3 – 5pm
Outing Club: Paddle on the Androscoggin
Enjoy a tranquil paddle from the new Bates Boathouse in Greene and explore the shore of the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park. Transportation provided from campus.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

2 – 3pm
A Conversation with Elizabeth Strout ’77 and President Spencer
Please join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout and President Spencer for a conversation about her creative process, the role played by Bates and Maine, and her latest book, Anything is Possible.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

2 – 3:30pm
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

2 – 3:45pm
Kate Gilmore: In Your Way
Join artist Kate Gilmore ’97 for a lecture about her recent work, Kate Gilmore: In Your Way, on exhibit at Bates June 9–October 7, 2017. Kate’s multimedia work explores feminist themes and modern and contemporary art tropes. It features eight performances, seven video and one live, commissioned by the Bates College Museum of Art. The live performance will follow Kate’s lecture.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104 and Museum of Art

3 – 3:50pm
Immigrant and Refugee Integration in Lewiston-Auburn
Join moderator Ben Chin ’07 and panelists Kristen Cloutier, Lewiston City Councilor; Nate Libby ’07, Maine District 21 Senator; Fowsia Musse, Community Health Outreach Worker at Healthy Androscoggin; and Abdikadir Negeye, Assistant Director at Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services, for a discussion about immigrant and refugee integration strategies in Lewiston-Auburn. Panelists will be available for questions at the end of the program. Sponsored by the Classes of 2012 and 1957; open to all.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

3 – 3:50pm
Innovation at Bates
Join Bates faculty and senior staff for a panel discussion about innovative programs at Bates — Digital and Computational Studies, Purposeful Work, and Student Life — and how they impact academics and enhance the student experience. Panelists include: Matthew Auer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty; Rebecca Fraser-Thill, director of Purposeful Work and lecturer in psychology; and Josh McIntosh, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

3pm, 3:30pm
Tours of the Campus Avenue Residence Halls
Take a tour of the college’s new residence halls, Chu Hall and Kalperis Hall, including the new Bates College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet outside Chu Hall

3:15 – 4pm
Camp Bates: “Andy’s Animals” Exploring Andrew Wyeth’s Depictions of Animals
Join Victoria Wyeth ’01, the grandchild of American artist Andrew Wyeth, for an interactive and family-friendly art activity. Victoria draws on her experience leading children’s programs at art museums across the country and offers a unique approach to the creative process. Please note that no photography is allowed during this presentation. Open to all.
Muskie Archives

4 – 5pm
President’s Reception
A special gathering with President Clayton Spencer to recognize Reunion volunteers, leadership donors, and those who have made deferred gifts to Bates. By invitation only.
Coram Tent

5:15pm
20th Reunion Baxter Brewing Tour
Head on down to the Baxter Brewing Company located in the Bates Mill along the Androscoggin for a chance to sample the local tap in the tasting room and get a tour of this famed, locally owned Lewiston-Auburn brewery. The event is only open to members the Class of 1997 and their families. The Class Dinner in the nearby Royal Oak Room will immediately follow the tour. Transportation will be provided from campus.
Departs from Parker Hall

5:30 – 8:30pm
Class Receptions and Dinners
See inside cover for a listing of all class receptions and dinners.

8 – 11pm
Reunion Gala
Dance the night away with the Larry Williams Band, a rock ’n’ roll cover band playing hits from across the generations.
Tent on Ladd Library Quad

 

Sunday, June 11

 

7am – noon
Checkout
Commons

7am – noon
Brunch
Commons

7:30 – 9:30am
Outing Club: Nature Walk at Thorncrag
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. Transportation provided from campus.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

8:30am – 1pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and stock up on the latest Bates gear — including designer doggie doo-dads, Bobcat nifty gifties, and a great selection of snazzy tees!
65 Campus Avenue

10am
Alumni Memorial Service
A time to celebrate the lives of Bates community members who passed away during the past year. The Alumni Choir will perform.
Gomes Chapel

11:30am – 2:30pm (or 4pm)
Outing Club: Hike Mount Pisgah
Hike an easy-to-moderate two-mile trail to the summit of 807-foot Mount Pisgah. The 60-foot fire tower at the top offers outstanding view of forests, lakes, and the White Mountains. Afterward, you may depart or continue on for Tubby’s ice cream and a hike along the shores of Wilson Pond. College transportation is not provided.
Personal carpools depart from Merrill Gymnasium lot

Noon
Residence Halls Close
Please leave your room key and electronic access card in the designated boxes in your dorm lounge or at checkout in Commons. Safe travels!