Campus events, second update: April 7–29, 2018

With her ceramics in the foreground, Sophie Olmsted ’18 and adviser Robert Feintuch ponder the arrangement of student art in the 2018 Senior Thesis Exhibition. The show runs through May 26. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Hello from Bates!

This is an updated listing of public events at the college from April 7 to April 30, 2018.

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

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Updates in this edition:

  • Athletic events have been rescheduled in April since the previous edition. Updates appear below, but for the latest information, check the Composite Schedule.

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Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please confirm before you go.

4:15pm daily | Dharma Society meditation: A 20-minute group meditation. Monday-Saturday, meditation is silent. Participants on Sundays choose a group practice, often followed by dinner or discussion. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

12:15pm Mon | Noontime meditation facilitated by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. Instruction at noon. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6:30pm Mon | Zen meditation led by Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Cushions provided, beginners welcome. FMI
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10/$9 museum members; $90/$80 for pre-purchased 10-session tickets. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

10am Sun | Quaker meeting presented by the Lewiston Friends. FMI 207-786-8272.
163 Wood St.

Matt Chlastawa ’20 is shown in action against Keene State on March 20. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

7 Sat

9am | Women’s tennis vs. Amherst.
Merrill Gym

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Connecticut College.
Garcelon Field

1pm | Men’s tennis vs. Amherst.
Merrill Gym

1pm | Softball vs. Tufts (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

4:30pm | Voice recital: Students of Jazmin DeRice and Luette Saul. Free but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Voice recital: Students of John Corrie. Free but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

8pm | The Merimanders: This concert is the final performance of the current senior members of Bates’ all-female a cappella group. FMI
Benjamin Mays Center

Spring means tennis. Shown is Maisie Silverman ’18 during a March 10 match against Hamilton. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

8 Sun

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

Noon | Baseball vs. Colby.
Leahey Field

Noon | Softball vs. Tufts.
Lafayette Street Field

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

3pm | Voice recital: Students of John Corrie. Free but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

7pm | Surviving a Massive Refugee Situation: A Manual for Designers. A talk by Patrick Lynn Rivers and Kai Wood Mah of Afield, a project that combines design and social science research as a means to advance social architecture. Interested in culture, politics and policy, and society, Rivers’ views are reflected in his book Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa. Associate professor of design at Laurentian University, Mah is an architect, design historian, and a co-investigator of Democratic Crèche, a project focused on the design and construction of early-childhood development centers. FMI
Commons 221–222

7:30pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: Creations by students in William Matthews’ course “Computers, Music and the Arts.” Free, but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

Bassist Ian Clarkson ’18 is shown in rehearsal for a 2016 Bates Orchestra concert. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

11 Wed

7:30pm | Senior thesis recital: Ian Clarkson. A performance by double bassist Clarkson of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and guests features music by Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Kendrick Lamar and more. Free but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

12 Thu

3:45pm | Yom HaShoah: The Multifaith Chaplaincy and Bates Hillel offer an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorating the more than 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

14 Sat

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

15 Sun

10am | Women’s tennis vs. Connecticut College.
Merrill Gym

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

2pm | Men’s tennis vs. Connecticut College.
Merrill Gym

17 Tue

3pm | Softball vs. Maine–Farmington (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

7pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

18 Wed

3pm | Softball vs. Southern Maine (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

20 Fri

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

Kirsten Pelletier ’20 is shown pitching against Bowdoin on April 28, 2017. The two teams clash again this year on April 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

21 Sat

Noon | Softball vs. Bowdoin (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

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

1:15pm | Men’s track & field: Maine State Men’s Outdoor Championships.
Russell Street Track

22 Sun

9am | Rowing: President’s Cup.
Bates Boathouse, North River Road, Greene

25 Wed

4pm | Baseball vs. Southern Maine.
Leahey Field

5:30pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field

7pm | Charles Rotmil: A Holocaust survivor, Rotmil discusses his experiences before, during and after World War II. Presented by Bates Hillel in observance of Yom HaShoah. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

26 Thu

4pm | Women’s tennis vs. Bowdoin.
Merrill Gym

James L. Moody, Jr. Family Professor Emeritus of Performing Arts at Bates, James Parakilas joins Duncan Cumming ’93 in a concert of music for four-handed piano on April 27. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

27 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Tufts.
Leahey Field

4pm | Softball vs. Colby.
Lafayette Street Field

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. MIT.
Merrill Gym

7:30pm | Four-handed piano with James Parakilas and Duncan Cumming ’93: Both regular visitors to the Olin Concert Hall, Parakilas is the James L. Moody, Jr. Family Professor Emeritus of Performing Arts, and Cumming is a music professor at Albany. They present a program of music for four hands at a single piano. Composers are Schubert, von Weber, Poulenc, Mozart and Dvořák. Free, but tickets required: FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

28 Sat

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

29 Sun

9am | Meal Packing: Open to folks from Bates and surrounding communities, this event is a gathering of volunteers who pack meals and deliver them to food pantries in and around Lewiston-Auburn. Sponsored by the Bates Christian Fellowship. FMI
Chase Hall Memorial Commons

9am | Rowing: Bates Invitational.
Bates Boathouse, North River Road, Greene

The poster “Winds of Change” by Aaron Hughes and Jesse Purcell is on display in the Museum of Art exhibition “Celebrating People’s History.”

Museum of Art

April 6–May 26, 2018

Senior Thesis Exhibition: The museum’s relationship with the Department of Art and Visual Culture entails a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through this exhibition showcasing work in diverse media from the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors — 14 of them this year. The program emphasizes the creation of a cohesive body of work through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry.

Celebrating People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War – Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice: This exhibition of posters and related materials showcases the eponymous portfolio, created in 2014 to mark the 10th anniversary of Iraq Veterans Against the War. IVAW is an advocacy group of military veterans and active-duty personnel opposed to the 2003–11 U.S. presence in Iraq. The portfolio features contributions from members of IVAW and the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, along with allied veterans, artists and writers. Sophie Jensen ’19 provided curatorial assistance for this exhibition.

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