Campus events: Oct. 2–31, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal gives the 2015 Otis Lecture on Oct. 5. (Jim Panou)

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal gives the 2015 Otis Lecture on Oct. 5. (Jim Panou)

Hello from Bates!

These are public events at the college from Oct. 2–31 , 2015.

The public is invited to events in this listing. Except as noted, admission is free.

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See you at Bates!


Leaders and leadership

U.S. Sen. Angus King (shown teaching at Bates in 2012) gives a Harward Center Civic Forum talk on Oct. 14.

Recurring Events

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

4:10pm Mon–Fri | Meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10 ($9 museum members). FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led by Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

4pm Sun | Bates Christian Fellowship chapel service with gospel singing.
FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


"The Forest 14," a 1986 photograph by David Maisel, appears in the summer 2015 Bates College Museum of Art exhibition "Points of View." Courtesy of the artist.

“The Forest 14,” a 1986 photograph by David Maisel, appears in the 2015 Bates College Museum of Art exhibition “Points of View.” Courtesy of the artist.

2 Fri

6pm | Lecture by David Maisel: Maisel’s aerial photographs explore the aesthetics and politics of pit mines, clear-cut forests and other radically human-altered environments. A reception for the Museum of Art exhibition Points of View (see below), featuring Maisel and three other photographers, follows in the museum. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Amy (2015, 128 min.). $1. Presented by the Filmboard.
Olin 104


3 Sat

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

Noon | “Back to Bates” Weekend Dance Concert: Previewing work by senior dance major Mary Anne Bodnar, Boston Conservatory choreographer Cathy Young and Bates professor Carol Dilley; featuring works by student choreographers and by dance professor Rachel Boggia; and including a scene from professor Martin Andrucki’s new play Marie and the Nutcracker. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon | Field hockey vs. Trinity.
Campus Avenue Field

1:30pm | Football vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

2 & 7:30pm | Amy (see Oct. 3).
Olin 104


A scene from a 2014 rehearsal by the Bates College Dance Company. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

A scene from a 2014 rehearsal by the Bates College Dance Company. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

4 Sun

Noon | “Back to Bates” Weekend Dance Concert (see Oct. 3).
Schaeffer Theatre

1pm | Women’s soccer vs. Maine–Fort Kent.
Russell Street Field

2 & 4:30pm | Amy (see Oct. 3).
Olin 104


5 Mon

7:30pm | Plans Are Subject to Change: An Existential Approach to Documentary Filmmaking by Jennifer Baichwal, whose films include Payback, Act of God and Watermark. In the 2015 Otis Lecture, Baichwal explores art as an arena of inquiry especially suitable to environmental issues. Free, but tickets required, available at bates.edu/otis. FMI 207-786-8371.
Olin Concert Hall


6 Tue

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Maine Maritime Academy.
Garcelon Field 


Fiddler Greg Boardman of Bates' applied music faculty.

Fiddler Greg Boardman of Bates’ applied music faculty.

7 Wed

Noon  | EnviroLunch: The first of two EnviroLunch presentations by students who completed an Otis Fellowship or a funded environmentally focused internship. FMI 207-786-6464.
Commons 221

4pm | Women’s soccer vs. Bowdoin.
Russell Street Field

7pm | Purposeful Work Unplugged: Darby Ray of Bates’ Harward Center for Community Partnerships talks with Dining and Events directors Cheryl Lacey and Christine Schwartz about work, career paths and finding purpose at Bates. Purposeful Work Unplugged presents notable alumni, staff, faculty and guests in reflection about careers and traits that support meaningful work. FMI 207-786-6128.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

7:30pm | Greg Boardman & Neil Pearlman: Original and traditional music in the New England style by Boardman, one of Maine’s most enduring folk fiddlers, and Pearlman, a versatile pianist called “tremendous” by the BBC. Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


8 Thu

Noon | Public Works in Progress: Bates students share the results of diverse summer projects undertaken with nonprofit partners. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221–222


Duncan Cumming '93 and Frank Glazer

A file photo of Duncan Cumming ’93 and his Bates mentor, Frank Glazer.

9 Fri

7:30pm | Contradance: Presented by the Freewill Folk Society. All dances taught and called. Beginners’ lesson at 7:30pm, dancing from 8–11pm. $5. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Tribute to Frank Glazer by Duncan Cumming ’93: Pianist Cumming honors his Bates teacher and mentor, the late artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, with music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Chopin. Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


10 Sat

9am | Men’s tennis: CBB Tournament.
Wallach Tennis Center 

9:30am | Men’s golf: CBB Tournament.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn


11 Sun

9am | Men’s tennis: Wallach Invitational.
Wallach Tennis Center 

3pm | James Richter, trombonist: Richter, professor of politics, performs music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Serocki, Marcello and Jacob. Joining Richter is pianist Jim Parakilas, Moody Family Professor of Performing Arts. Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Elizabeth Mueller, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Bates and a writer of creative nonfiction, reads from her work on Oct. 14.

Elizabeth Mueller, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Bates and a writer of creative nonfiction, reads from her work on Oct. 14.

14 Wed

Noon | EnviroLunch: Dave Scanlan of the Mount Abram ski area discusses the resort’s sustainability practices, including a recent solar installation. FMI 207-786-6464.
Commons 221

 4:15pm | Elizabeth Mueller, creative nonfiction writer: In a reading presented by Language Arts Live, Mueller is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities in the English department. Her books include Still Lifes From a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs of Yangon, and she’s currently working on a book about community responses to sea rise. Rescheduled from 6:30pm. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives

4:15pm | Everything You Wanted to Know about Crowdfunding but Were Afraid to Ask: Researchers, artists and community organizations increasingly use crowdfunding through such websites as Kickstarter or Indiegogo to find support for new projects. Is it a substitute for traditional grant funding, a supplement or does crowdfunding serve a whole other purpose? Find out at this presentation. FMI 207-786-6243.
Pettengill G54

4:30pm | Field hockey vs. Babson.
Campus Avenue Field

7:30pm | Lecture by Susan Roche: Roche, executive director of the Portland-based Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, speaks about helping refugees gain asylum in Maine. FMI 207-786-8293.
Pettengill G65

7:30pm | U.S. Sen. Angus King: The Harward Center for Community Partnerships presents a Civic Forum Series talk on a topic TBA by Angus King, former Maine governor and current U.S. senator (Independent). FMI 207-786-6202.
Olin Concert Hall


Pianist Chiharu Naruse of Bates' applied music faculty performs in the Museum of Art on Oct. 16.

Pianist Chiharu Naruse of Bates’ applied music faculty performs in the Museum of Art on Oct. 16.

16 Fri

7:30pm | Chiharu Naruse, pianist: Naruse, of Bates’ applied music faculty, performs 24 Preludes for Piano, Op. 41, by Lera Auerbach, a celebrated concert pianist, poet and visual artist as well as composer. Admission is free, but tickets are required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

7:30pm | Pitch Perfect 2 (2015, 115 min.). $1. Presented by the Filmboard.
Olin 104

8pm | Volleyball vs. Hamilton.
Alumni Gymnasium


17 Sat

8:30am | Property: Claims to Ownership and Responsibilities of Stewardship Conference: Researchers in law, history, sociology and other disciplines, and from a range of institutions — Yale, Virginia, Bowdoin, Northwestern, Miami, Maine, and Wisconsin — join Bates faculty for a daylong examination of property, its ownership and stewardship, with attention to topics including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and the environment. FMI sengel@bates.edu.
Mays Center

Noon | Field hockey vs. Tufts.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field

2pm  | Men’s soccer vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field

2pm | Volleyball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gymnasium

2 & 7:30pm | Pitch Perfect 2 (see Oct. 16).
Olin 104


18 Sun

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Field hockey vs. Amherst.
Campus Avenue Field

2 & 4:30pm | Pitch Perfect 2 (see Oct. 16).
Olin 104

3pm | Men’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field


19 Mon

Noon | Public Works in Progress (see Oct. 8).
Commons 221–222


24 Sat

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Middlebury.
Russell Street Field

Noon | Field hockey vs. Middlebury.
Campus Avenue Field

1pm | Football vs. Middlebury.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Middlebury.
Russell Street Field


26 Mon

7pm | Phyllis Bennis: Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project of the Institute of Policy Studies, advocates for diplomacy as a first line of defense and the most important alternative to war. In this talk she addresses the possibilities of diplomatic approaches to ISIS and other aggressive groups. FMI 207-753-6963.
Pettengill G52 

7:30pm | Preserving the Cuban Revolution During “Normalization” by Ariel Dacal Diaz, a popular Cuban educator and writer. Presented by the Harward Center’s Civic Forum Series. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


27 Tue

3pm | Women’s soccer vs. Colby.
Russell Street Field

7pm | Volleyball vs. University of New England.
Alumni Gymnasium


29 Thu

Noon | EnviroLunch (see Oct. 7).
Commons 221

7pm | This Is My Office: Andy Bragen’s play, whose only character is a struggling playwright named Andy Bragen, is an exploration of fear, gluttony, art and a legacy of failure. Cory Hinkle, visiting lecturer in theater, directs this staged reading by Broadway and TV actor Andy Grotelueschen. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


31 Sat

Noon | Volleyball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gymnasium

4pm | Volleyball vs. Husson
Alumni Gymnasium.


A 1943 gelatin silver print of Marsden Hartley by George Platt Lynes. MUST CREDIT: Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Bates College Museum of Art

A 1943 gelatin silver print of Marsden Hartley by George Platt Lynes. (Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Bates College Museum of Art

Museum of Art

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

Through Oct. 24

Points of View: New and Recent Photographs by Jay Gould, Gary Green, David Maisel and Shoshannah White: Part of the statewide Maine Photo Project, Points of View presents work by photographers who explore relationships between humanity and nature through Maine’s landscape.

The Painter of Maine: Photographs of Marsden Hartley: Images depicting one of Maine’s best-loved artists, drawn from the museum’s founding Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection.

Through March 26, 2016

Maine Collected: Works from the permanent collection by living artists with a Maine connection.

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