Bobcat Connection: May 24, 2021
Virtual Reunion is for all alumni!
Bates Virtual Reunion 2021 is June 7 – 12
Virtual Reunion is only two weeks away! Programs include alumni, faculty, and our feisty feline friend, The Bobcat.
Reunion 2021 is open to all alumni — not just 1s and 6s. Browse highlights below and register to view the full schedule.
June 7, 2021 — 8pm
President Clayton Spencer, as well as several other members of Bates leadership, reflect on the 2020-2021 academic year and discuss what lies ahead for Bates and its students. LEARN MORE
MOSAIC LGBTQIA+ Alumni Social
June 7, 2021 — 5:30pm
Join us for our first social and connect with LGBTQIA+ across the decades through small group conversations and activities.
Curating a Diverse Bookshelf for Your Kids
June 7, 2021 — 6:45pm
Krista Aronson and Anne Sibley O’Brien, Diverse BookFinder co-founders, will help you discover books for young children featuring racially and culturally diverse characters. LEARN MORE
The Creative Journey
June 8, 2021 — 5:30pm
A panel conversation with four Reunion-year alumnae authors, featuring brief readings and a discussion on creativity during a pandemic. LEARN MORE
The Art of Jamie Wyeth
June 8, 2021 — 6:45pm
Victoria Browning Wyeth ’01 shares her uniquely personal perspectives on the art of her uncle, Jamie Wyeth. LEARN MORE
Perfect Pairings | Food and Wine
June 9, 2021 — 6:45pm
Ashley Parker Snider ’86, co-owner of Fess Parker Winery, and Deborah Hansen ’86, owner of Taberna de Haro restaurant, help us create perfect pairings with food and wine. LEARN MORE
MOSAIC Alumni of Color Social
June 10, 2021 — 6:45pm
Join us for our first social and connect with Alumni of Color across the decades through small group conversations and activities. LEARN MORE
The Evolution of Media in an Ever-Changing World
June 10, 2021 — 8:00pm
Moderated by Carolyn Ryan ’86, deputy managing editor of The New York Times—featuring panelists Niraj Chokshi ’07, business reporter at The New York Times; João Costa ’96, digital news editor at CNN; Josh Macht ’91, chief product innovation officer at Harvard Business Publishing; and Brian McGrory ’84, editor at the Boston Globe. LEARN MORE
Performing Arts Showcase
June 11, 2021 — 8:00pm
Hosted by Audrey Burns ’17, this showcase will put on full display the talents of Bates alumni in music, dance, and theatre!
Bates Alumni MOSAIC (BAM) seeks to build community among underrepresented racial, ethnic, LGBTQIA+, first-generation to college, and international alumni. We welcome your participation and feedback as we work to build and maintain strong alumni identity networks. LEARN MORE
The May – July book selection is The Beauty in Breaking:A Memoir by Michele Harper. Sign up today!
Plus, stay tuned for an author talk July 21 — More info coming soon!
Watch the recording of today’s Commencement Ceremonies.
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