2018 Weekend Schedule

Please note that this preliminary schedule is subject to change. Last updated on Thursday, 10/4/18.

7–10:30am
Breakfast
$7.50 adults/$3.75 children; pay at the door
Commons

8am–7pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus, and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons 

8am–4pm
Selected Classes Open to Parents and Families
Please click here to view a list of classes that are open to visitors. Printed copies will be provided at the Welcome Center.

9am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

10am–7pm
Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
9:30am registration, 11am shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5pm refreshments, program, and dinner.  This event requires pre-registration; no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn

10:30am–2:30pm
Lunch
$8.50 adults/$4.25 children; pay at the door
Commons

11am–2pm
Veterans’ Luncheon
Bates veterans are invited to a special gathering in their honor. Guests are welcome. The social hour will begin at 11am, followed by lunch and a short program. At 1pm, share your thoughts on a planned site for veterans’ recognition and reflection to be installed on the Bates campus.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

11am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

1pm
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

2:30-4:30pm
50th Reunion: Pass the Baton Gathering
Class of 1968 volunteers will pass the 50th Reunion responsibilities to the class of 1969 over light refreshments and mingling. Volunteers from the classes of ’67,’70, and ’71 are also invited to attend. Following the exchange of responsibilities will be an informal workshop for the class of 1969 to continue preparations for their 50th celebration in June.
Commons, Room 201

3pm
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

3-4pm
Purposeful Work Summer Internship Showcase
Bates students explore their interests, deepen their skills, and build their networks in diverse worlds of work. View posters and talk with students about their Purposeful Work summer internships.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:15–5:30pm
Summer Research Poster Session
Every Bates student is a developing scholar. In this session, students who received fellowships from Bates to conduct summer research with Bates faculty members or at institutions off campus will present posters and discuss their research in an informal setting. They are eager to share their work!
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:30–8pm
Dinner
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children; pay at the door
Commons

5:30–7:30pm
Bates Outing Club Dinner: Celebrating 100 Years in 2020
Join alumni and current students to plan for the Outing Club’s centennial celebration in 2020. All are welcome.
Commons, Room 211

5:40pm
Meditation in the Chapel
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

6–7pm
Volunteer Recognition Reception
Join the Office of College Advancement and fellow alumni and parents in recognizing outstanding Bates volunteers. This year’s honorees include:

Winfield Brown ’89, P’21 Alumni Community Service Award
Zak Ray ’07, Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Sarah Bartos Smith 98, David G. Russell ’66 Alumni in Admission Award
Missy Moreland P’19, Bates’ Best Award
Jennifer Crawford ’01, Bates’ Best Award
Cindy Kalber Nordstrom ’62, P’93, P’03, Bates’ Best Award

Chase Hall, Chase Lounge

6–7:30pm
Reception at Museum of Art
Explore two remarkable exhibitions featuring works by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov Ipcar, and the renowned modernist painter and Lewiston-native, Marsden Hartley.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

6:30pm
Men’s Rugby vs. Colby
Garcelon Field

6:30–8pm
Shabbat Evening Services & Dinner
A gathering sponsored by  Bates Hillel for parents, guests, and students to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. Evening Service at 6:30pm followed by 7pm Shabbat dinner. Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 6pm on Friday.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

7:30–8:30pm
Ice Cream Social with Bates Christian Fellowship
An ice cream social by Bates Christian Fellowship open to parents, guests, students and all ice cream lovers!
Little Room (B18), Chase Hall

7:30pm
Charlie Ipcar Concert: Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs & Ballads
Maine folksinger and son of artist Dahlov Ipcar offers the program, Songs of the Seas. Co-sponsored by The Bates Museum of Art. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com 
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

8:30pm
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at the largest and most popular concert of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders, and TakeNote. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

7–10am
Breakfast
$7.50 adults/$3.75 children; pay at the door
Commons

8am–4pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons

8:30-9:30am
Student Life and Innovations in the Classroom
Hear from Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh, Associate Professor of Rhetoric Stephanie Kelley-Romano, and Max Gardner ‘20 about student life and innovations in the classroom.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

8:30-9:30am
Off-Campus Study Opportunities for Your Student
David Das, interim director of the Center for Global Education, will discuss the many off-campus study opportunities available at Bates, the advising process and campus resources, financing off-campus study, health and safety off-campus, and the important role of family support.
Pettengill Hall, Room G21

9am
Admission Tour
 Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

9am
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walk
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement, for a moderately-paced walk through the heart of L-A. Learn about the volunteer, learning, research, cultural, and internship opportunities (not to mention the fabulous restaurants!) that abound in the local community.
Meet at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market lot on the corner of Lincoln and Maine Streets, across the street from Pedro O’Hara’s, and wear comfortable shoes.

9am–6pm
Wallach Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

9–10:30am
Baseball Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Baseball program.
Hitting Facility, Leahey Field

9–10:30am
Annual Swimming and Diving Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Swimming and Diving program.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

9–10:30am
Annual Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Women’s Lacrosse program.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

9:30am
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

9:30–11am
Tested: Challenging Students to Exceed their Own Expectations
Throughout their Bates career, students are encouraged by faculty to work harder, take chances, confront difficult issues, and step outside their comfort zone. These habits of mind are essential to success at Bates and in life. In this session, faculty members talk about particularly daunting academic endeavors, in which students are put through their paces and challenged to go beyond what they ever thought they could.

Moderator: Malcolm Hill, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Georgia Nigro, Psychology: Rigor and Humility in Community-Engaged Research

Dyk Eusden, Geology, and

Geneviève Robert, Geology: “Must Be Able to Swim and Cook”: Geology in the Field

Tim Dugan, Theater: Staging an Epic: Angels in America
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

10am
Admission Information Session
Join staff from the Office of Admission for an overview of Bates and the admission process.
Carnegie Science Building, Room 204

10am–2:30pm
All Campus Barbecue
$10.00 adults/$5.00 children; pay at the Welcome Center
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages.
Outside Commons (lawn at the end of Alumni Walk)
Seating available on the Library Arcade
Rain Site: Commons

11am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

11am
Women’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Soccer Field

11am-1pm
The PLOT Bates Garden Open Hours
Head away from Commons on Alumni Walk, take a right on College Street, take a left on
Russell Street and follow until you reach the second driveway where, on the far side, you will see the path!

11:30am
Men’s Lacrosse Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30am-12:15pm
“Driving Bates Forward”: A Conversation with President Spencer and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill
Trustee Bill Carey ‘82, P’13, P’14, P’19 will interview President Spencer and Vice President Hill about Bates’ position as a leader and innovator in the liberal arts.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

11:30am–2:30pm
Family-Friendly Fun
Autumnal snacks for the whole family, face painting for kids, and a special appearance by the Bobcat!
Alongside Garcelon tent

11:30am–4pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs, find out what’s new, and learn how you can support our athletic teams.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting our baseball team.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Annual Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program by bidding on a variety of special items.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons
Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College
Join Field Hockey alumni, parents, and friends for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics during the game.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See performances by visiting guest choreographer James Graham, as well as student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon
Softball Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Softball program for a tailgate barbecue.
Central Avenue

12:30–2:30pm
Men and Women’s Soccer Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Bates Men and Women’s Soccer programs for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics.
Russell Street Soccer Field

12:30–4pm
Bates BrewFest
Bates alumni and families 21+ are invited to enjoy each other’s company among local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages. Please bring a current ID for entry.
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

1pm
Football vs. Williams
Garcelon Field

2pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Soccer Field

2pm
WRBC 60th Anniversary and Open House
Connect with WRBC alumni, current students, and friends to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WRBC, a student-led organization. Snacks will be provided.
WRBC Station, 31 Frye Street

2:30pm
Annual Back to Bates Public Debate
Members of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council presents a public debate for students, parents, alumni, and guests on this year’s motion: This House Regrets the Concept of Unconditional Love. The BQDC received its first national title in 2014 and reached the finals of the World’s Debating Championship in 2017. It is currently ranked among the top debate programs in the world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:30–4:30pm
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to join us for a fun afternoon of live music, performances, and visual arts produced by clubs on campus. Swing by to enjoy interactive arts activities and learn more about arts organization at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge, and Alumni Walk

3pm
The Strange Bedfellows Improv Show
See Bates’ one-and-only student-run improv comedy team — off-the-cuff comedy for your laughter-related enjoyment.
Schaeffer Theatre

Bates offers two dining options for families on Saturday, October 6:

4:30–8pm
Dinner
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children; pay at the door
Commons

6:30–8:30pm
Back to Bates Harvest Dinner
Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 4pm Saturday. Alumni and families are invited to an autumnal feast, featuring local Maine produce. There is no program at the dinner, so feel free to arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8pm Beer and wine will be served for parents only.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

7-9pm
Dessert Fair
Indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy live music and horse-drawn buggy rides.
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

8-9pm
The Bates Center for Purposeful Work: Aligning Philosophy with Outcomes
Purposeful Work is a uniquely Bates take on preparing students for life after college. Through a comprehensive and college-wide four year program, we encourage exploration, respect individuality, and build connections, graduating students who have the necessary tools to lead lives filled with meaningful work. Join us for a moderated panel discussion that includes staff and students from the Bates Center for Purposeful Work:

Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean
Peter Osborne, Associate Director for Employer Engagement
Karen Daigler, Director of Graduate and Professional School Advising
Alexia Sahue ’19, Purposeful Work Fellow
Collin Pember ’21, Purposeful Work Intern
Ed Suslovic, P ’21, Program Associate at the New England Environmental Finance Center
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

9–10:30pm
Wine and Beer Tasting for Bates Parents
Cap off the evening with fellow parents while discovering delicious beers and wines, along with their ideal cheese and dessert pairings.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

8am – 2pm
Brunch
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children; pay at the door
Commons

10:30am–Noon
Traquina Boathouse Naming Celebration
Please join President Clayton Spencer, Coach Peter Steenstra, and the Men’s and Women’s
Rowing Teams at a celebration to honor the philanthropy of the Traquina Family at the
newly named Traquina Boathouse.
Parking and shuttles to the boathouse will be available at St. Francis Church, 344 Route 202,
in Greene, Maine

11am
Interfaith Service
A simple, reflective, multifaith service composed of musical offerings, readings from religious and secular traditions, meditations, and a reflection by a Bates parent. All are warmly welcome regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation. Sponsored by the Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See performances by visiting guest choreographer James Graham, as well as student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Friday

10am–7pm
Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
9:30am registration. 11am shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5pm refreshments, program, and dinner.  This event requires pre-registration; no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn

6:30pm
Men’s Rugby vs. Colby
Garcelon Field

Saturday

9am–6pm
Wallach Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

9–10:30am
Baseball Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Baseball program.
Hitting Facility, Leahey Field

9–10:30am
Annual Swimming and Diving Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Swimming and Diving program.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

9–10:30am
Annual Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Women’s Lacrosse program.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

9:30am
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

11am
Women’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Soccer Field

11:30am
Men’s Lacrosse: Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30am–4pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs and find out what’s new and learn how you can support our athletic teams.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting our baseball team.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Annual Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program by bidding on a variety of special items.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons
Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College
Join Field Hockey alumni, parents and friends for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics during the game.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon
Softball Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Softball program for a tailgate barbecue.
Central Avenue

12:30–2:30pm
Men and Women’s Soccer Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Bates Men and Women’s Soccer programs for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics.
Russell Street Soccer Field

1pm
Football vs. Williams
Garcelon Field

2pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Soccer Field

Sunday

10:30am–Noon
Traquina Boathouse Naming Celebration
Please join President Clayton Spencer, Coach Peter Steenstra, and the Men’s and Women’s
Rowing Teams at a celebration to honor the philanthropy of the Traquina Family at the
newly named Traquina Boathouse.
Parking and shuttles to the boathouse will be available at St. Francis Church, 344 Route 202,
in Greene, Maine

Friday

Museum of Art Recent Acquisition
Come see the first acquisition sponsored by the Alumni Collectors Society: Michelle Grabner, Marriage-å-la-mode, etchings. The Alumni Collectors Society is a group of dedicated alumni who choose to support The Bates Museum of Art through contributions to an acquisition fund.
Synergy Space, Lower Level, Museum of Art

6-7:30pm
Reception at Museum of Art
Explore two remarkable exhibitions featuring works by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov Ipcar, and the renowned modernist painter and Lewiston-native, Marsden Hartley.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

7:30pm
Charlie Ipcar Concert: Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs & Ballads
Longtime Maine folksinger and son of artist Dahlov Ipcar offers the program Songs of the Seas. Co-sponsored by The Bates Museum of Art. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com 
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

8:30pm
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at the largest and most popular concert of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders and TakeNote. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

Saturday

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See works by visiting guest choreographer, James Graham, and by student clubs and independent choreographers
Shaeffer Theatre

2:30–4:30pm
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to join us for a fun afternoon of live music, performances, and visual arts produced by clubs on campus. Swing by to enjoy interactive activities and learn more about arts organization at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge and Alumni Walk

Sunday

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See performances by visiting guest choreographer James Graham, as well as student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Museum of Art Exhibits at Back to Bates

Friday…………………10am–9pm
Saturday……………….10am–5pm
Sunday…………………closed

Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries

This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017). Drawn mainly from private collections, the works represent periods spanning the artist’s entire career. Many of the works in Blue Moons & Menageries are exhibited publicly for the first time. Ipcar, the daughter of prominent modernist artists, Marguerite and William Zorach, reached a wide audience through the many children’s books she wrote and illustrated. She also maintained a steady studio practice, producing paintings, sculptures, and prints that have been widely collected in public and private collections. In 1939, Ipcar was the first woman–and, at the age of 21, the youngest artist to date–to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. An illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Sarah Torres, Education Researcher, MoMA, will support the exhibition.

Maine Moderns: Drawings by Marsden Hartley and Carl Sprinchorn

Drawn from the museum’s Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection and a recent major gift of works by Carl Sprinchorn, Maine Moderns brings together figural drawings by artists who were longtime friends. Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was born in Lewiston, Maine and is recognized as an innovative and important figure in American Modernist painting. He is best known as one of the members of the Alfred Stieglitz circle and the gallery known as 291, in New York City. The Hartley drawings included in the exhibition are from a series of later figural works, circa 1940, and are all from the same sketchbook. The Sprinchorn drawings in the show include works that were in Hartley’s personal collection as well as several from a recent gift that were among those in Sprinchorn’s first New York show, where he met Hartley.