Campus events: Jan. 2–30, 2016

William Jelani Cobb gives the keynote address on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 at Bates. (Peter Morenus/University of Connecticut)

William Jelani Cobb gives the keynote address on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 at Bates. (Peter Morenus/University of Connecticut)

Happy 2016 from Bates!

These are public events at the college from Jan. 2–30, 2016.

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

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

Can’t attend the game? Watch the livestream:

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

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 with the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7/$6 for 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, preceded by prayer time at 3pm. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


2 Sat

2pm | Women’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym


8 Fri

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

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


The Little Match Girl puppet in the Figures of Speech Theatre production of "The Little Match Girl Passion." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The Little Match Girl puppet in the Figures of Speech Theatre production of “The Little Match Girl Passion.” (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

9 Sat

Noon | Men’s & women’s squash vs. Williams.
Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

3pm | Men’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | The Little Match Girl Passion: Using masked dance, puppetry and projected imagery, Figures of Speech Theatre premieres a piece based on David Lang’s Pulitzer-winning composition for voices and percussion. Recommended for adults. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


10 Sun

11am | Men’s & women’s swimming & diving vs. Middlebury.
Merrill Gym, Tarbell Pool

Noon | Men’s & women’s squash vs. St. Lawrence.
Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

7:30pm | The Little Match Girl Passion (see Jan. 9).
Schaeffer Theatre


11 Mon

7:30pm | The Little Match Girl Passion (see Jan. 9).
Schaeffer Theatre


13 Wed

5:30pm | Women’s squash vs. Mount Holyoke.
Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway


A former member of the Bates faculty and now executive director of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center, Sonya Kahlenberg, gives a talk on Jan. 14. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

A former member of the Bates faculty and now executive director of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center, Sonya Kahlenberg gives a talk on Jan. 14. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

14 Thu

4:15pm | Anthropology lecture: A talk on a topic TBA by Sonya Kahlenberg, formerly a visiting member of the faculty and now executive director of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center. Presented by the anthropology department. FMI 207-786-8295.
Pettengill G52


15 Fri

9am | Alpine & Nordic Carnival hosted by Bates skiing.
Black Mountain, Rumford, & Sunday River, Newry

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


Four cellists from New York City's

Four cellists from New York City’s Decoda Ensemble, shown here in its entirety, perform at Bates on Jan. 16.

16 Sat

9am | Alpine & Nordic Carnival (see Jan. 15).
Black Mountain, Rumford, & Sunday River, Newry

9am | Men’s & women’s indoor track vs. Colby & MIT.
Merrill Gym

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

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

5pm | Decoda Cello Quartet: A performance by members of the Decoda Ensemble, the first-ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall and a chamber group comprising virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs and passionate advocates of the arts. Free but tickets required: bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin 210


17 Sun

7pm | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Worship Service: The Rev. Peter Paris, professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, speaks at this annual celebration of the spiritual aspects of peace and justice work. Also: music by Bates community members and moments for meditative reflection. FMI blongsdo@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel


18 Mon

Members of Sankofa respond to audience questions following the student ensemble's 2015 performance. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Members of Sankofa respond to audience questions following the student ensemble’s 2015 performance. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Martin Luther King Day: In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and special programming takes place around campus throughout the day, exploring the theme Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship. FMI MLK Day home page.

9am | King Day Keynote: The Half-Life of Freedom by William Jelani Cobb, who writes for The New Yorker on race, politics, history and culture, and is an associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. Cobb’s latest book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress. FMI 207-786-6400.
Gomes Chapel

10:45am, 12:15 & 2pm | King Day workshops: Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members lead workshops relating to the King Day theme in morning and afternoon sessions. FMI MLK Day home page.
Locations TBA

3:15pm | The Rev. Benjamin Elijah Mays ’20 Debate: Bates and Morehouse College students debate the motion “To ameliorate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, this house believes that police reform is more important than prison reform.” Free, but tickets required; available online or call 207-786-6400.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Sankofa: A student group explores the history and diverse experiences of the African diaspora through dance, music, theater and spoken word. Admission is free, but tickets required; available online or call 207-786-8294 or 207-786-6400.
Schaeffer Theatre


22 Fri

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym

Duncan Hardy, Amos Libby, and Eric LaPerna are the Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble.

Duncan Hardy, Amos Libby, and Eric LaPerna are the Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble.

7:30pm | Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble: Oud player and singer Amos Libby, percussionist Eric LaPerna and microtonal dulcimerist Duncan Hardy play music from the Arab world, Turkey and the Armenian Diaspora. Free but tickets required: bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


23 Sat

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

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


27 Wed

Noon | Place, Community, Transformation: Kingston, Jamaica: Professor of Anthropology Val Carnegie and students share insights from a community-engaged learning course that explored prospects for green development initiatives in Jamaica. Presented by the Harward Center. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221–222

6pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Colby.
Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

7pm | The State of Journalism in America by Brian McGrory ’84, editor of The Boston Globe. This Distinguished Alumni in Residence talk is sponsored by the College Key. FMI 207-786-6244.
Olin Concert Hall


Bates College Bollywood fills the stage with colorful movement during Sangai Asia's presentation of Asia Night. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

Bates’ Bollywood dancers fill the stage with colorful movement during Sangai Asia’s 2014 presentation of Asia Night. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

29 Fri

4:30pm | Arts Crawl: The Arts Crawl celebrates student visual, literary and performing arts at Bates. The Arts Crawl is followed by Asia Night, combining for a fun, colorful evening in the arts. FMI 207-786-8212.
Around campus

7:30pm | Asia Night: Sponsored by the student organization Sangai Asia, this dazzling variety show spotlights Asian culture and heritage. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


30 Sat

Noon | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Connecticut College.
Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

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

3pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Virginia.
Squash Center

7:30pm | Rebecca Schwartz, flutist: Bates concerto competition winner Schwartz performs her senior thesis recital, accompanied by pianist Chiharu Naruse. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


"Low Water," a 2014 digital montage by Jeffery Becton.

“Low Water,” a 2014 digital montage by Jeffery Becton.

Museum of Art

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

Through March 26, 2016

The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton: This pioneering Maine photographer uses digital tools to create dreamlike amalgamations of indoors and outdoors, domestic scenes and seascapes.

The Art of Occupy: The Occuprint Portfolio: Created by artists and activists affiliated with the worldwide Occupy movement, these works extend the tradition of prints and posters as vehicles for protest.

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

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