Former Faculty

An exhibit at the Eclectic Art Gallery and Elizabeth Whelton Studios in Nashua, N.H., featured several still-life paintings by Professor Emeritus of Art Don Lent. The exhibit, Bring It to the Table: Food, Cooking and the Ritual of the Meal, is part of a series the Nashua Telegraph says “unites the city’s love of fine food with a love of fine art,” as patrons can “enjoy an early art exhibition and then have dinner” at the gallery…. Phil Moresi, who led Bates men’s basketball to its first postseason tournament as an interim coach in 1991-92, was honored last fall by the New England Basketball Hall of Fame with the first Jim Calhoun Award. Moresi, the longtime Ashland (Mass.) High basketball coach and athletic director, is a legend in New England high school basketball circles, and the Calhoun award, named for the UConn men’s basketball coach, honors high ideals and the best in coaching philosophy. “It was one of those evenings I just can’t explain to people,” Moresi told a local newspaper. “You’ve given so much to the sport over the years, and you’ve given back to individual players and teams and coaches. And now all of a sudden it comes back to you. I can’t tell you how humbled I am, because out of the thousands of coaches in New England, that I would be the first one to receive it is humbling.” The New England Basketball Hall of Fame is overseen by the Institute for International Sport at the Univ. of Rhode Island, founded by Dan Doyle ’72.