Campus events: Jan. 3–31, 2015

Peniel Joseph, author and historian. (Tom Kates for Tufts University)

Peniel Joseph, author and historian, gives the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address on Jan. 19. (Tom Kates for Tufts University)

Happy New Year from Bates!

This is a list of public events at the college for the period Jan. 3-31, 2015.

The college is on academic recess until Jan. 12, but administrative offices are open as of Jan. 5.

Updates + corrections: The printed January at Bates events calendar erroneously lists a men’s basketball home game on Jan. 24. The Bobcats are playing at Southern Vermont College on that day. We regret the error.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page.

Can’t attend the game? Watch live video:

  1. Go to athletics.bates.edu
  2. Click the “Upcoming Events” tab
  3. Find your event and click the “Video” link.

Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

See you at Bates!


Violinist Daniel Stepner joins pianist Frank Glazer in concert on Jan. 25.

Violinist Daniel Stepner joins pianist Frank Glazer in concert on Jan. 25.

Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please call ahead to confirm.

4:10pm Mon–Fri | Meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society, held most weekdays when school is in session. Open to all experience levels. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. Admission is $10 public / $9 museum members, with discounts available for regulars. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led each week by Bates’ associated Catholic chaplain, Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

5:30pm Sun | Christian worship with gospel singing. Coordinated by the Bates Christian Fellowship. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


3 Sat

2pm | Women’s basketball vs. University of New England.
Alumni Gym


Players and fans in Alumni Gym erupt after a dunk by Graham Safford '15 of Stratton, Maine. Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 on Dec. 4. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

Players and fans in Alumni Gym erupt after a dunk by Graham Safford ’15 of Stratton, Maine. Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 on Dec. 4. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

6 Tues

5pm | Men’s basketball vs. Brandeis.
Alumni Gym

7 pm | Women’s basketball vs. Lasell.
Alumni Gym


9 Fri

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Freewill Folk Society Contradance: Dancing from 8–11pm, with a beginner’s lesson at 7:30. No experience required; all are welcome. Live music by John Coté and Emily Troll, calling by Dugan Murphy. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Muskie Archives


13 Tues

5pm | Men’s & women’s squash vs. Tufts.
Squash Center, 56 Alfred Plourde Parkway

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Maine–Presque Isle.
Alumni Gym


16 Fri

9am | Men’s & women’s Nordic & alpine skiing: Bates Carnival.
Black Mountain, Rumford (Nordic)Sunday River, Newry (alpine)

3 pm | Men’s & women’s indoor track: Pentathlon.
Merrill Gym

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gym


17 Sat

9am | Men’s & women’s Nordic & alpine skiing: Bates Carnival.
(see Jan. 16)

11am | Men’s indoor track: Bates Invitational.
Merrill Gym

Noon | Women’s indoor track: Bates Invitational.
Merrill Gym

3pm | Women’s basketball vs. Amherst.
Alumni Gym


Najeeba Syeed-Miller, internationally known for her work in peacemaking.

Najeeba Syeed-Miller, internationally known for her work in peacemaking.

18 Sun

1pm | Men’s & women’s swimming & diving vs. Bowdoin.
Merrill Gym

2pm | The House We Live In: A film exploring how constructed meanings of race have affected American life (2003, 60 min.). Part of Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances. FMI bpelleti@bates.edu or 207-786-6400.
Pettengill G52

4pm | Open dress rehearsal: Black Voice: The Life of Evelyn Ola Johnson. Preview of a Jan. 19 performance by Sankofa. Free, but tickets required; visit bit.ly/mlk-sankofa-dress-15 or call 207-786-8294 or 207-786-6400.
Schaeffer Theatre

7pm | Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service: Assistant professor of interreligious education at Claremont School of Theology, Najeeba Syeed-Miller offers the keynote at this annual interfaith celebration of the spiritual and religious roots of nonviolent dissent. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

19 Mon

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and special programming takes place across campus, exploring the theme From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent. FMI bates.edu/mlk or 207-786-6400.

9am | King Day Keynote Address: Peniel E. Joseph’s address is titled Reimagining Martin Luther King Jr. in the Age of Obama and the Age of Ferguson. An authority on the Black Power movement, Joseph is an author and a professor of history at Tufts University.
Gomes Chapel

10:45am + 1:30pm | Workshops: In concurrent sessions, workshops include an experiment with texting as a means of discussing social justice; a discussion of keynote speaker Peniel Joseph’s book Dark Days, Bright Nights; a look at the Voting Rights Act, 50 years later; and perspectives on recent events in Ferguson, Mo. See the complete schedule: bates.edu/mlk.
Around campus

1pm | Bates Voices: Honoring Martin: Members of the Bates community honor King’s work with short original writings or excerpted texts that have served as inspiration.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

3:15pm | Mays Debate: This ever-popular debate with Morehouse and Bates students honors the Rev. Benjamin E. Mays ’20, a Bates debater, longtime president of Morehouse College and pioneer of the civil rights movement. This year’s motion: “This House Believes That Violent Resistance to State Oppression is Justified.” Admission is free, but tickets required; visit bit.ly/mlk-debate-15 or call 207-786-6400.
Olin Concert Hall

5pm | Dance Your Dissent: An open-level workshop taught by hip-hop dancer and choreographer Kiki Ely, who has choreographed for Ciara, Nelly and Ludacris. FMI 207-786-8294.
Merrill Gym, Plavin Dance Studio (second floor)

7:30pm | Black Voice: The Life of Evelyn Ola Johnson: A performance by Sankofa, a student group exploring the history and diverse experiences of the African diaspora through dance, music, theater and spoken word. Admission is free, but tickets required; visit bit.ly/sankofa-15 or call 207-786-8294 or 207-786-6400.
Schaeffer Theatre


A publicity image from documentary "Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes."

A publicity image from documentary “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes.”

21 Wed

7pm | Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes. Participate in the National College Screening Day of this new documentary on Jan. 21, the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision. Pay 2 Play is a fun and inspiring film about money in politics and its effect on our democracy. FMI 207-786-6202.
Olin 104


22 Thu

Noon | Public Works in Progress: Psychology professor Georgia Nigro and students share insights and experiences from their community-engaged course “Development in Malawi.” FMI dray3@bates.edu or 207-786-6202.
Commons 221


A.J. Johnson.

A.J. Johnson.

23 Fri

7:30pm | Love Unlimited Trio: Describing its sound as “grooving music abiding the freedom principle,” this trio features A.J. Johnson, jazz trombonist and member of the Bates music faculty. Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


24 Sat

10am | D4D On the Road Workshop: This daylong workshop provides both novice and seasoned activists with tools and tactics for making their message count. Registration required, at bit.ly/bates-d4d-15. FMI kcloutie@bates.edu or 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


28 Wed

7pm | Church Upstairs, Yoga Downstairs: The Challenges and Promise of Multiple Religious Participation. John Thatamanil, associate professor of theology and world religions at Union Theological Seminary, speaks about multiple religious identities. The Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lectureship on Contemporary Religious Thought honors Zerby, a professor who devoted many years to the growth of Bates. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

 


Maine author Brock Clarke. (Jon Hughes/Photopresse)

Maine author Brock Clarke. (Jon Hughes/Photopresse)

29 Thu

7pm | Purposeful Work Unplugged: Hear from Twitter’s JP Maheu, managing director of global brand and agency strategy, and George Gallate, CEO of the digital search and marketing agency RKG. Part of a series of conversations about career trajectories and traits that support meaningful work. Sponsored by the Purposeful Work initiative. FMI 207-786-6128.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

7:30pm | Brock Clarke: A Language Arts Live reading by the Portland, Maine, author whose sixth book, the 2014 novel The Happiest People in the World, was described by a Boston Globe reviewer as “combustibly funny.”  FMI 207-786-6326.
Muskie Archives


30 Fri

4:30pm | Arts Crawl: Bates’ annual celebration of student achievement in the visual, literary and performing arts. FMI 207-786-8212.
All over campus

7pm | Asia Night: This colorful annual variety show produced by the student organization Sangai Asia showcases diverse Asian cultures through fashion and performance. FMI mpham2@bates.edu or apierog@bates.edu.
Schaeffer Theatre

5pm | Men’s & women’s squash vs. Bowdoin.
Squash Center, 56 Alfred Plourde Parkway

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gym


31 Sat

3pm | Men’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym

6pm | Men’s & women’s squash vs. MIT & Wellesley.
Squash Center, 56 Alfred Plourde Parkway

7pm | Asia Night (see Jan. 30).
Schaeffer Theatre


"Branch and Shadow" (2008), shellac-based ink on paper by Dawn Clements.

“Branch and Shadow” (2008), shellac-based ink on paper by Dawn Clements.

Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
museum@bates.edu
bates.edu/museum
Hours:
10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(till 7:30pm Wed)

Jan. 16–March 21

Back and Forth: The Collaborative Works of Dawn Clements and Marc Leuthold. Highly respected artists, Clements primarily makes drawings and works on paper, and Leuthold works primarily in clay. Since 2008, the pair have pursued a courageous artistic dialogue, sharing works over a distance and expressing their responses through successive iterations in diverse media.

Through March 21

Photographs by Women: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection. Artists include Kristin Capp, Donna Ferrato, Sally Gall, Irina Ionesco, Susan Moldenhauer, Claire Seidel and Portland, Maine-based Denise Froehlich.

 

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