Campus events: April 1–30, 2019

A detail from a painting by Lily Kip ’19, one of 14 artists showing work in the 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition at Bates.

A detail from a painting by Lily Kip ’19, one of 14 artists showing work in the 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition at Bates.

Greetings from Bates!

This is a listing of public events at the college during April 2019.

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

Need directions? Here’s a campus map.

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


Yemi Amu, co-founder of Oko Farms in Brooklyn, speaks about food justice on April 1.

Yemi Amu, co-founder of Oko Farms in Brooklyn, visits Bates to speak about food justice on April 1.

Recurring events

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

7:30pm Tue–Sun | Dharma Society meditation: A 20-minute silent group meditation. Beginners welcome and orientations provided. FMI abrownel@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel

6:30pm Mon | Zen meditation led by Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Cushions provided, beginners welcome. FMI jaime@treetopzencenter.org.
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


Piano students of Chiharu Naruse perform on April 1 at Olin Concert Hall.

Piano students of Chiharu Naruse perform on April 1 at Olin Concert Hall.

1 Mon

9am | NeuroTalks: Presentations of work by students in neuroscience. FMI dcutten@bates.edu.
Mays Center

7pm | Urban Agriculture, Aquaponics & the Future of Food Justice in the City: A short lecture and longer conversation with Yemi Amu, co-founder of Oko Farms, Brooklyn, New York City. At issue: the role of urban agriculture, aquaponics specifically, in reimagining what a more just food system could look like. Sponsored by the Program in Environmental Studies, the PLOT (Bates Garden) and the Office of Equity and Diversity. FMI Francis Eanes at feanes@bates.edu or Isa Moise at imoise@bates.edu.
Pettengill G65

7:30pm | Recital: Piano students of Chiharu Naruse. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Spring Dance Concert: The focus is on student choreography and design work. Free but tickets required: Eventbrite. $5 donations gratefully accepted. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


2 Tue

8pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: Creations by students in the course taught by Gabriel Bolaños. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Shown in performance in 2016, Luette Saul (left) and Jazmin DeRice present their own Bates vocal students in concert on April 3. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

3 Wed

9am | NeuroTalks (see Apr. 1).
Mays Center

2pm | Recital: Voice students of Jazmin DeRice & Luette Saul. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

3pm | Softball vs. St. Joseph’s (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

4:30pm | Heart’s Desire: For their final project of the semester, voice and speech students of Katalin Vecsey present the one-act play by Caryl Churchill. “It is both one of the funniest short plays ever written and a reminder of the savagery that often lies beneath the surface of family life“ — The Guardian. Free but tickets required: Eventbrite. Donations ($5 suggested) are gratefully accepted. FMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

4:30pm | Recital: Voice students of Joëlle Morris. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Bowdoin.
Garcelon Field

7:30pm | American String Band: Directed by Eli Gilbert, the band performs fiddle music from traditions including French Canadian, Irish, bluegrass and old-time dance tunes. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

9pm | {Pause}: The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers a deeply reflective, secular half-hour of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


Emily Bernard, a professor of English at the University of Vermont, reads from her autobiographical essays on April 4. (Andy Duback)

Emily Bernard, a professor of English at the University of Vermont, reads from her autobiographical essays on April 4. (Andy Duback)

4 Thu

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Colby.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym

6:30pm | Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time & Mine. Emily Bernard, a professor of English at the University of Vermont, reads from her critically celebrated collection of autobiographical essays. The English department’s Carleton Lecture is sponsored by the Emily Carroll ’99 Carleton Lecture Fund. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Bates Jazz Band: Directed by Larry Williams, the Bates Jazz Band performs music in diverse jazz styles. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Alan Carr directs the Bates Brass Ensemble. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

5 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Trinity.
Leahey Field

5pm | Senior Thesis Exhibition opening: See Museum of Art, below. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

7:30pm | Bates Brass Ensemble & Steel Pan Orchestra: It’s a metal concert, but it ain’t heavy: Alan Carr directs the Bates Brass Ensemble and Duncan Hardy directs the Steel Pan Orchestra. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Shown here directing the Bates choir at the 2018 Mount David Summit, John Corrie presents individual vocal students in recital on April 6. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Shown here directing the Bates choir at the 2018 Mount David Summit, John Corrie presents individual vocal students in recital on April 6. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

6 Sat

10am Women’s tennis vs. Tufts.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym

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

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Connecticut College.
Garcelon Field

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

4 & 7:30pm | Recital: Voice students of John Corrie, presented in two sessions. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


7 Sun

3pm | Senior thesis recital: Jacob Rothstein. A singer, pianist and fiddler, Rothstein offers a three-part program. First, in relation to his thesis research into the eclectic nature of Willie Nelson’s music, he sings a selection of Nelson material. Next, supported by guitarist Henry Colt, Rothstein offers some traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes. The program concludes with folk songs composed by John Denver, Tom Paxton and others. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


8 Mon

8pm | Merimanders Senior Concert: Showcasing the four performers who will be graduating in May, Bates’ all-female a cappella singing ensemble offers a family-friendly pop music program including both upbeat material and ballads. FMI etan@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel


10 Wed

9pm | {Pause} (see April 3).
Gomes Chapel


Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

13 Sat

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


15–19 Mon–Fri

Spring Recess: No classes are held, but administrative offices remain open.


16 Tue

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


18 Thu

3:30pm | Baseball vs. Husson.
Leahey Field

5pm | Softball vs. Maine–Farmington.
Lafayette Street Field


19 Fri

3pm | Baseball vs. Bowdoin.
Leahey Field

4pm | Men‘s tennis vs. Middlebury.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym

4pm | Softball vs. Trinity.
Lafayette Street Field

4pm | Women’s track & field: Aloha Relays.
Russell Street Track


20 Sat

11am | Women’s track & field: Aloha Relays.
Russell Street Track

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

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

3:30pm | Women‘s tennis vs. Middlebury.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym


22 Mon

4pm | Baseball vs. Thomas.
Leahey Field

4pm | Women’s tennis vs. Colby.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym


23 Tue

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

4pm | Baseball vs. Maine–Farmington.
Leahey Field

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Bowdoin.
Wallach Tennis Center or Merrill Gym


24 Wed

Noon | Public Works in Progress: A casual lunchtime program of students presenting their community-engaged work. Off-campus guests: Charge your Commons lunch to the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and take it upstairs to Room 221–222 for the program. FMI Darby Ray at dray3@bates.edu or 207-786-8241.
Commons 221–222

3:30pm | Baseball vs. Southern Maine.
Leahey Field

4pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field


26 Fri

4pm | Softball vs. Bowdoin.
Lafayette Street Field


The Bates Modern Dance Company performs "Appalachian Spring" in 1979. (Leonard Plavin, courtesy of Marcy Plavin)

The Bates Modern Dance Company performs “Appalachian Spring” in 1979. (Leonard Plavin)

27 Sat

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

4pm | 50th Anniversary of Bates Dance: Informal showing. In lieu of the previously announced formal evening dance performance, the college celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of its dance program with an informal late-afternoon performance by Bates dance alumni and current students. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


28 Sun

9am | Men’s & women’s rowing: Presidents Cup Regatta.
Bates Traquina Boathouse, Greene

Noon | Outreach Food Packaging: Open to folks from Bates and surrounding communities, this 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 207-786-8272.
Chase Hall, Memorial Commons

1pm | Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Leahey Field


April Hill is Bates’ inaugural Wagener Family Professor for Equity and Inclusion in STEM. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

29 Mon

4:30pm | From Surviving to Thriving: A Case for Equity and Inclusion in STEM. Professor April Hill gives a presentation on creating diverse, inclusive and equitable STEM communities. Hill joined the Bates faculty in 2018 as the inaugural Wagener Family Professor of Equity and Inclusion in STEM, a position designed to dismantle barriers against underrepresented groups in the sciences. FMI hfear@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52


Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum
museum@bates.edu

April 5–May 25

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.

 

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