Stories from 2019
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Fueled by $192,000 grant, Bates museum to publish catalog of art by Marsden Hartley

Monday, September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Creation has begun of the first-ever comprehensive, publicly accessible guide to all known artworks of Marsden Hartley, a pioneer of American Modernism, thanks to a major grant to Bates College from a foundation dedicated to the arts.

Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 leads residents on Matinicus Island while loading a U-Haul full of recycling to be delivered mainland on August 7, 2019.A book author and essayist, she’s been a year-round resident of Matinicus Island for more than 30 years, starting as a teacher and now a leading island citizen involved in many island issues.
My Maine Summer: Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 and trash day on Matinicus Isle

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:53 am

Twenty miles off the Maine coast on Matinicus Isle, where Eva Murray ’85 has lived for 30 years, ”if you have a problem, you gotta fix it yourself.”

Moments from the Surfing trip at Popham Beach State park on August 30, 2019. Maine has some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. Georgetown is located in on the southern Maine coast and is one of the premiere surfing spots in Maine. Enjoy 4 days of surfing on the coast of Maine all while camping in Sagadohoc Bay. This trip is meant for all levels of experience; whether you’ve been surfing for years or have never seen the ocean before. Camp by night and surf, relax, and explore Georgetown by day.
Picture story: Orientation week for the Class of 2023

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:46 am

Over nine days, Bates photographers capture the Class of 2023 getting up to speed on Bates, from Opening Day to Opening Convocation.

Slideshow: Osprey vs. goldfish at Lake Andrews

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 am

Watch what happens when an osprey goes for the gold at Lake Andrews.

At today's Opening Convocation ceremony, keynote speaker and honorand Dolores Huerta @doloreshuerta, an icon of the labor rights movement and civil rights leader, helped usher in the academic year at Bates by encouraging the Class of 2023 and the broader Bates community to become active in the fight against racism, anti-semitism, and sexism.Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow
My Last Year: Scenes from Jane Costlow’s final year of teaching

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:46 pm

This new series will follow Jane Costlow — esteemed Bates teacher, scholar, and colleague — month by month during her 34th and final academic year.

Video: Opening Day 2019, from welcoming greetings to parting hugs

Friday, September 6, 2019 11:10 am

Bates' newest students, the Class of 2023, experience Opening Day on Aug. 26, 2019.

Lining up for Convocation, five Bates professors share what they’re excited to teach

Thursday, September 5, 2019 3:34 pm

A redesigned chemistry course, a class for costume designers, and the "exciting and frightening" relevance of constitutional law.

Charlie Richardson '84Director of Education and OperationsKieve-Wavus Education Inc.207-563-5172 ext.23He poses during the last week of the final summer camp session for Kieve, overlooking the lake, checking in with boys who have returned from a long wilderness trip, connecting with younger boys on the ropes course, and greeting an old camper -- now 40 years old -- who with his wife -- had stopped by to sign up his two young sons for Summer 2020.Charlie RichardsonDirector of Education and OperationsCharlie has been an integral member of the KWE family since 1983. He has had a number of roles over the years: Leadership School (then LDI) educator, Kieve counselor, Leadership School director, and Kieve director. He is involved in helping to provide the best educational experience for each and every person and group that comes to our incredible campuses. He is a 1984 graduate of Bates College and has an M.Ed from Cambridge College. In the community Charlie has been a board member at the Central Lincoln County YMCA and board member and chairman of the Nobleboro School board. His teaching and administrative experience have taken place in the Hull Public Schools in MA, the Linsly School in Wheeling, WV, and McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. He now resides year round at Kieve with his wife Annie.Kieve Wavus Education is a nonprofit organization that helps people grow through experiential programs led by inspirational role models.Located on Damariscotta Lake in rural Midcoast Maine, KWE runs three primary programs across two main campuses: Camp Kieve for Boys, Wavus Camp for Girls and The Leadership School. In addition, KWE hosts a variety of retreats for a diverse set of groups throughout the year. All KWE programs promote the values of kindness and respect that empower people to contribute positively to society.
My Maine Summer: Charlie Richardson ’84 and an ‘education at any time’

Thursday, September 5, 2019 3:27 pm

Richardson, who has been at Camp Kieve long enough to welcome the children of camp alumni, can vouch for the educational value of camping.

Campus Construction Update: Sept. 6, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:19 pm

The weeks of clanging and sooty diesel puffs at Bates' Bonney Science Center site ended with the driving of pipe pile No. 260, the last pile driven to stabilize the marine clay underlying the site.

Convocation speaker Dolores Huerta to the Class of ’23: ‘We have the power’

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:04 pm

Not every Bates academic year begins with a legend of the American labor movement leading a chant of “Yes we can!”

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