Campus events: March 1–29, 2015

Max Pendergast '15 directs "The Castle of Perseverance." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Max Pendergast ’15 directs “The Castle of Perseverance.” (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Happy March from Bates!

This is a list of public events at the college for the period March 1-29, 2015.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.

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

See you at Bates!


Recurring Events

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

4:10pm Mon–Fri | Buddhist 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


Actor and filmmaker Lyes Salem.

Actor and filmmaker Lyes Salem.

1 Sun

2 and 5:30pm | Selma: Director Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans is the subject of two screenings and a panel discussion featuring faculty, staff and students immediately after the 2pm screening. Sponsored by the Filmboard and the Office of Intercultural Education. Admission: $1. FMI ckenyon@bates.edu or kpayne@bates.edu.
Olin 104

7pm | The Man From Oran: Award-winning Algerian filmmaker Lyes Salem screens and discusses his latest movie, about the years after Algerian independence (2014, 128 min.). Sponsored by the French and francophone studies department. FMI 207-786-6281.
Pettengill G52


3 Tue

4:30pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Southern Maine.
Garcelon Field

7pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Univ. of New England.
Garcelon Field


4 Wed

Noon | Refusing Redemption: Making Catholic Sex Abuse ‘Our’ Story. A talk by Kent Brintnall, associate professor of religious studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Unusual Positions lecture series explores controversial approaches to the study of religion and sexuality. Sponsored by the religious studies department, the women and gender studies program and the humanities division. FMI 207-786-8204.
Commons 221-222


5 Thu

7pm | Cousines: Award-winning Algerian filmmaker Lyes Salem screens and discusses his 2004 short film, in which a reunion in Algiers between distant cousins has surprising outcomes (2004, 30 min.; see March 1).
Pettengill G52

7:30pm | The Castle of Perseverance by Anonymous: Max Pendergast ’15 directs her adaptation of this 15th-century morality play — the oldest known full-length vernacular play. Exploring themes of sin and salvation, the play follows Mankind’s struggles with morality. Admission: $6/$3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Capital Trio

The Capital Trio: from left, Sölen Dikener, Hilary Cumming, Duncan Cumming ’93.

6 Fri

5pm | The Poets and the Assassin by Reza Jalali. Directed by Kati Vecsey, students perform monologues offering insight into the lives of women in Iran. A Kurd from Iran, Jalali is an author and educator living in Maine. Co-sponsored by the theater and dance department and the Intercultural Education office. FMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

7:30pm | The Castle of Perseverance (see March 5).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Capital Trio: Duncan Cumming ’93 is the pianist in this trio also featuring violinist Hilary Cumming and cellist Sölen Dikener. Their program includes “Book of Hours” by William Matthews of the music faculty. Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


At Bates College's 2012 Inside Africa Fashion Show, sophomore Nerissa Brobbey models a Togolese boubou dress with matching head scarf. At right, Gulaid Abdullahi wears a traditional ma'awis and kofia hat. Photograph by Simone Schriger '14/Bates College.

At the 2012 Inside Africa Fashion Show, sophomore Nerissa Brobbey modeled a Togolese boubou dress and Gulaid Abdullahi ’13 wore a traditional ma’awis. (Simone Schriger ’14/Bates College)

7 Sat

6:30pm | Inside Africa Fashion Show: This annual event uses not only fashion but dance, song and more to celebrate and recognize the diversity within the continent of Africa. Sponsored by the Africana Club. Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI nkanu@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Wesleyan.
Garcelon Field

5pm | The Castle of Perseverance (see March 5).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase: Better than ever in its 10th year, F.A.B features 18 individual performances by artists from Maine, Connecticut and New York —including the acclaimed Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance. The evening ends with a social dance to live folk music. Sponsored by Bates and the Franco Center. Admission: $15/$12/$5 (plus credit card fee), available at bit.ly/FAB-15. FMI 207-689-2000.
Franco Center, 46 Cedar St.


Marcus Bruce

Marcus Bruce ’77, Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies.

8 Sun

1pm | Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Thomas Allen Harris screens and discusses his 2014 documentary examining how photography has affected the lives of black Americans. Marcus Bruce ’77, Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Bates, appears in the film and will present Harris. FMI 207-786-8204.
Mays Center

1pm | Women’s tennis vs. Mount Holyoke.
Merrill Gym

2pm | The Castle of Perseverance (see March 5).
Schaeffer Theatre


9 Mon

4pm | Rheology Experiments at Extreme Conditions: Understanding the Mechanical Properties of Earth’s Interior. An assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Utah, Lowell Miyagi discusses advances in the difficult science of understanding the flow of molten minerals beneath the Earth’s surface. This Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences lecture is sponsored by the geology department. FMI 207-786-6490.
Carnegie 204

7:30pm | The Castle of Perseverance (see March 5).
Schaeffer Theatre


Ru Freeman '94 writes fiction and commentary.

Ru Freeman ’94 writes fiction and commentary.

11 Wed

4:30pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Roger Williams.
Garcelon Field

5pm | Public Health Initiative Health & Wellness Expo: Sponsored by the Public Health Initiative at Bates, this first annual fair is an opportunity to learn more about healthcare initiatives and employers in the region. FMI 978-809-9614.
Commons 110

6:30pm | Ru Freeman ’94, creative and political writer: A reading from her work by Freeman, novelist and blogger for the Huffington Post on literature and politics. A Language Arts Live reading. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | 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. Sponsored by the multifaith chaplaincy, the Zerby Lecture was rescheduled from Jan. 28. FMI 207-786-8272.
Mays Center

7:30pm | Dancing Arabs: A film exploring cultural identity in Israel through the eyes of a Palestinian youth attending an elite Israeli school. Adapted from his novel by Arab-Israeli journalist Sayed Kashua (2014; 105 min.). Kashua offers a lecture the following evening (see below). Co-sponsored by the Bates English department’s Carleton Lecture Fund and the Maine Jewish Film Festival. FMI 207-753-6963.
Schaeffer Theatre


Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua.

Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua.

12 Thu

7:30pm | Cultural and Political Criticism Through Humor: A talk by acclaimed Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua. Book-signing follows (see above). Sponsored by the Bates English department’s Carleton Lecture Fund, the Office of Intercultural Education and and the Office of the President. FMI 207-753-6963.
Schaeffer Theatre


13 Fri

7:30pm | Flute recital by Rebecca Schwartz ’16. FMI 207-786-6135 or  olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Freewill Folk Society Contradance: Dancing from 8–11pm; beginner’s lesson at 7:30. No experience required, all are welcome. Live music by Bates’ own Chase the Fiddlers; calling by Ron Blechner. Admission $7/$5. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Muskie Archives


14 Sat

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Trinity.
Garcelon Field

7:30pm | Bates College Orchestra: Hiroya Miura conducts the orchestra in a program including Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”). Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


17 Tue

4:30pm | Abolishing Sex Trafficking: A Conversation with Ruchira Gupta. Gupta is founder and president of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a grassroots organization in India working to end sex trafficking. Co-sponsors of this Harward Center Civic Forum include the departments of anthropology, economics, education, psychology and sociology; the programs in women and gender studies and in Asian studies; the Office of Equity and Diversity; and the interdisciplinary studies division. FMI 207-786-6202.
Mays Center

5pm | Men’s tennis vs. Colby.
Merrill Gym


A portrait of Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies.

Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies.

18 Wed

4:30pm | Transformative Power of Literary and Testimonial Encounters: A talk by Alexandre E. Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies. The lecture marks his receiving Bates’ 2015 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dauge-Roth has done extensive work with the literature of survivors’ experiences during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Refreshments at 4:15pm. FMI 207-786-6066.
Pettengill G52

5pm | Women’s tennis vs. Colby.
Merrill Gym


19 Thu

Noon | Reversing Recidivism: Can the arts be used to change the reality that young people face inside Maine’s largest youth correctional facility? Justin Moriarty from the theater and dance department and his partners from the Long Creek Youth Development Center describe a pilot project. A Public Works in Progress event presented by the Harward Center. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221

4:30pm | Let’s Meet Downtown at the Synagogue: Jews and Greeks in the Ancient World. An emeritus professor of religion at Princeton, John Gager is an authority on the religions of the Roman Empire. Sponsored by the religious studies department and the classical and medieval studies program, with support from the Maliotis Charitable Foundation. FMI 207-786-6308.
Pettengill G52

7 & 9pm | The Breasts of Tiresias by Guillaume Apollinaire: A thesis directing project by Nick Auer ’15. Inverting the Greek myth of the soothsayer Tiresias, this interactive theater-dance retelling of Apollinaire’s surrealist play explores issues of feminism and war. Free, but seating is limited and tickets are required, available at http://bit.do/tiresias. FMI 207-786-6161.
Chase Hall


"Unusual Positions" speaker Janet Bennion of Lyndon State College.

“Unusual Positions” speaker Janet Bennion of Lyndon State College.

20 Fri

Noon | Progressive Polygamy in North America: Is Plural Marriage the New Civil Rights Frontier? A talk by Janet Bennion, professor of anthropology, Lyndon State College. Part of the Unusual Positions lecture series (see March 4).
Commons 226

7 & 9pm | The Breasts of Tiresias (see March 19).
Chase Hall

8pm | Bates College Choir: John Corrie directs the college choir in Mozart’s final work, the brilliant Requiem. Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


21 Sat

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Williams.
Garcelon Field

3pm | Gospelaires Annual Spring Benefit Concert: Songs of Encouragement. Be encouraged by an afternoon of music from the Gospelaires, plus spoken word and dance, and including special guests. FMI creedy2@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel

7 & 9pm | The Breasts of Tiresias (see March 19).
Chase Hall

8pm | Bates College Choir (see March 20).
Olin Concert Hall


22 Sun

7 & 9pm | The Breasts of Tiresias (see March 19).
Chase Hall


25 Wed

5pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field


26 Thu

7:30pm | Tyler Fish: A talk by Fish ’96, who with friend John Huston completed the first unsupported, unassisted American ski trek to the North Pole, in 2009. Fish and Huston skied roughly 475 miles from Ward Hunt Island, Canada, to the North Pole in 55 days. Sponsored by the Bates Outing Club. FMI jzimmer@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


Pianist Jon Nakamatsu. (Christian Steiner)

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu. (Christian Steiner)

27 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Trinity.
Leahey Field

5pm | Closer by Patrick Marber: Kati Vecsey of the theater faculty directs, and students in her advanced voice and speech course perform, a play described by New York Magazine as “a sad, savvy, often funny play that casts a steely, unblinking gaze at the world of relationships.” FMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

7:30pm | Jon Nakamatsu, pianist: “Nakamatsu plays with the calm assurance that comes of having both a solid technique and a gentle, introspective, interpretive spirit” — The New York Times. His appearance is funded through a generous bequest to the college by the late Atsuko Hirai, Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History. A reception follows the concert. Admission is $15, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets for Bates faculty and staff, and students and seniors 65-plus, are available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


28 Sat

Noon | Baseball vs. Trinity (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

Noon | Men’s lacrosse vs. Hamilton.
Garcelon Field

1pm | Women’s tennis vs. Brandeis.
Merrill Gym

5pm | Closer (see March 27).
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

5pm | Men’s tennis vs. Brandeis.
Merrill Gym


Senior lecturer in theater Katalin Vecsey.

Senior Lecturer in Theater Katalin Vecsey.

29 Sun

10am | Women’s tennis vs. Wesleyan.
Merrill Gym

2pm | Men’s tennis vs. Wesleyan.
Merrill Gym

5pm | Closer (see March 27).
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Museum of Art

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

Through March 21
Back and Forth: The Collaborative Works of Dawn Clements and Marc Leuthold. This is the first exhibition to focus on a remarkable collaborative project. Both highly respected artists, Clements primarily makes drawings and images on paper, and Leuthold works primarily in clay. Since 2008, the pair has pursued a courageous artistic dialogue, sharing works over a distance and expressing their responses through successive iterations in diverse media.

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. The work presented here focuses on selections from one series by each artist, all in black and white.

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