Campus events, updated: Jan. 10–31, 2020

Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford, offers the 2020 MLK Day keynote address at Bates on Jan. 20. (Nana Kofi Nti)

Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford, offers the 2020 MLK Day keynote address at Bates on Jan. 20. (Nana Kofi Nti)

Happy New Year from Bates!

This is an updated listing of public events at the college during January 2020.

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

Need directions? Here’s a campus map.

Updated in this edition:

  • Added on Jan. 15 is an event kicking off the Bates Outing Club’s centennial celebration, featuring Ben Ayers ’99.
  • Cellist Matt Haimovitz, performing at Bates on Jan. 25, has added a 1pm masterclass with Bates students to his public activities that day.

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Joe Klofas of Hallowell, Maine, studies a new pose by a model during a March 2017 Life Drawing session in Olin 259. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Joe Klofas of Hallowell, Maine, studies a model’s pose during a March 2017 life drawing session at Bates. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Recurring events

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

4:15pm Mon | Dharma Society Mindfulness Mondays: An activity, drawn from a rotating assortment, to provide exposure to mindfulness practices. All are welcome. FMI mschapir@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

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

7:30pm Tue–Sun | Dharma Society meditation: A 20-minute silent group meditation. Beginners welcome and orientations provided. FMI abrownel@bates.edu.
Multifaith Chaplaincy, 163 Wood St.

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

7pm Wed | Ballroom Team practice: Sessions feature rhythm (cha-cha, rhumba, swing) and smooth (waltz, foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz) styles of dance. Open to everyone, regardless of experience, and no partner is necessary. Please RSVP to ali@bates.edu.
Merrill Gym


10 Fri

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


Bates' squash teams play both Williams and Connecticut College on Jan. 11. Shown here is Ella Lungstrum '23 of Brooklyn, N.Y., during the No. 18 nationally ranked Bates women's victory over Vassar on Nov. 16. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

Bates’ squash teams play both Williams and Connecticut College on Jan. 11. Shown on Nov. 16 is Ella Lungstrum ’23 of Brooklyn, N.Y., during the No. 18 nationally ranked Bates women’s victory over Vassar. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

11 Sat

11am | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Williams.
Bates Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

Noon | Men’s and women’s track & field vs. MIT and Colby.
Merrill Gym

4pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Connecticut College.
Bates Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway


12 Sun

11am | Swimming vs. Middlebury.
Merrill Gym, Tarbell Pool

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


14 Tue

5pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Tufts.
Bates Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway


Ben Ayers '99.

Ben Ayers ’99. (Courtesy of Ben Ayers)

15 Wed

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

7:30pm | Bates Outing Club and Ben Ayers ’99: A climber, writer, documentary film maker and humanitarian based in Nepal, Ayers returns to campus to help kick off the 100th anniversary of the Bates Outing Club and to talk about his experience in the field, beginning with Bates. A recipient of the Bates Alumni Community Service Award, Ayers directs programs for the dZi Foundation, which partners with communities in Nepal’s remote eastern hills to improve their quality of life. FMI 207-786-8372.
Mays Center


Shown introducing a Literary Arts Live guest in 2017, Jessica Anthony '96 reads from her new novel, "Enter the Aardvark," in an LAL presentation on Jan. 16. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Shown introducing a Literary Arts Live guest in 2017, novelist and Lecturer in English Jessica Anthony ’96 will read from her new novel, Enter the Aardvark, in an LAL presentation on Jan. 16. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

16 Thu

4:30pm | Literary Arts Live: Jessica Anthony ’96, novelist. A Bates lecturer in English, Anthony is the author of The Convalescent and Chopsticks. Here she reads from her new Enter the Aardvark, a tale of modern-day D.C. politics that’s equal parts ghost story, love story and political satire. FMI janthony@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


17 Fri

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

7pm | Men’s hockey vs. University of New England.
Underhill Arena


18 Sat

11am | Women’s hockey vs. UMass–Lowell.
Underhill Arena

Noon | Men’s and women’s track & field host Bates Invitational.
Merrill Gym

1pm | Swimming vs. Colby.
Merrill Gym, Tarbell Pool

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


Chiharu Naruse is a pianist and member of the Bates applied music faculty.

A pianist and member of the Bates applied music faculty, Chiharu Naruse offers a recital on Jan. 19.

19 Sun

1pm | Women’s hockey vs. MIT.
Underhill Arena

3pm | Chiharu Naruse, pianist: Applied music faculty member Naruse, a prizewinner in Japan’s Hyogo Piano Competition and a musician well-known to Maine audiences, brings some of her favorite solo piano pieces to the Olin stage. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

4pm | Men’s hockey vs. Thomas.
Underhill Arena

7pm | The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service: A service of song, reflection and dance to stir our spirits and set our intentions for the transformative learning that will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Theon Johnson III, a former pastor at Glide Memorial in San Francisco and the current pastor of Downs Memorial United Methodist Church in Oakland, Calif. See a complete schedule of MLK Day programming at Bates at bit.ly/Bates-MLK2020. FMI 207-786-8272.
Olin Concert Hall


The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. (Rowland Scherman / National Archives)

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. (Rowland Scherman / National Archives)

20 Mon

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and a wealth of special programming takes place around campus throughout the day — just the highlights are shown here. This year’s theme is From the Ground Up: Inequity, Bias, Privilege, Structure, Death. See a complete schedule of MLK Day programming at Bates at bit.ly/Bates-MLK2020. FMI 207-786-6400.

9am | MLK Day 2020: Keynote address by Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt. A social psychologist at Stanford University, Eberhardt’s address at Bates is titled Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do. In researching consequences of the psychological association between race and crime, Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, particularly within the domain of criminal justice. FMI 207-786-6400.
Alumni Gym

10:45am | MLK Day 2020: Workshops Session I: The first of three sessions of concurrent workshops includes workshops on Mahatma Gandhi’s influence on King and the use of picture books to address racial issues with children, as well as a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, a film about author James Baldwin. See a complete schedule of MLK Day programming at Bates at bit.ly/Bates-MLK2020. FMI 207-786-6400.
Around campus

1:15pm | MLK Day 2020: Workshops Session II. This session includes workshops on the role of slave-picked cotton in Bates’ history, navigating identity in the workplace, and an environmental justice “mapathon,” as well as two short plays about Black Colonial Americans’ anti-slavery efforts.
Around campus

3pm | MLK Day 2020: Workshops Session III. This session includes workshops on the influence of Christianity in King’s civil rights work, the Latinx labor force in Maine’s lobster industry and bringing justice to the work of translating for non-English-speaking immigrants.
Around campus

4:45pm | MLK Day 2020: Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate. This ever-popular contest between students from Morehouse College and Bates honors Dr. Mays, a Bates debater, longtime president of Morehouse, pioneer of the civil rights movement and primary mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s motion: “This House believes that social movements should propose policies that radically re-imagine society rather than prioritizing incremental change.” Free but tickets required: bit.ly/debate20. FMI 207-786-6400.
Olin Concert Hall

8pm | MLK Day 2020: Sankofa presents Invisible Women. Sankofa presents an opportunity for the Bates and Lewiston communities to witness the work of Bates students creating a message to be valued and reflected upon. For 2020, Sankofa focuses on the stories and perseverance of women of color who are ignored within the Bates and Lewiston communities. Free but tickets required: bit.ly/sankofa20. FMI 207-786-6400.
Schaeffer Theatre

Bates’ 2018 MLK Day observance ends with the annual Sankofa performance, a celebration of the African diaspora through music, dance, spoken word, and theater. Michael Hogue ’20 of Chicago created and directed this year’s production, Try, Try Again, which spoke to the journey of the black individual. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Bates’ annual MLK Day observance always ends with the Sankofa performance, a celebration of the African diaspora through music, dance, spoken word and theater. Shown is a scene from the 2018 production, created by Michael Hogue ’20 of Chicago. Titled Try, Try Again, the piece spoke to the journey of the black individual. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)


22 Wed

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

9pm Wed | {Pause}: A deeply reflective, secular service of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives


23 Thu

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


Matt Haimovitz. (Steph MacKinnon)

Matt Haimovitz. (Steph MacKinnon)

25 Sat

11am | Women’s hockey vs. University of New England.
Underhill Arena

1pm | Matt Haimovitz masterclass: The renowned cellist precedes his evening concert (see 7pm, below) with a masterclass involving Bates students. The event is open at no cost to anyone interested in observing interaction between a master musician and promising young players. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

3pm | Men’s hockey vs. Dartmouth.
Underhill Arena

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

7:30pm | Olin Concert Series: Matt Haimovitz, cellist. Praised by The New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles,” Haimovitz also brings those gifts to a variety of venues, from concert halls to coffee shops. At Bates, he presents the program Bach’s Listening Room. $15, available at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


28 Tue

7:30pm | Men’s basketball vs. Maine Maritime.
Alumni Gym


29 Wed

9pm Wed | {Pause} (see Jan. 22).
Muskie Archives


In concert May 12: the Momenta Quartet, with violinists Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violist Stephanie Griffin and cellist Michael Haas. (John Gurrin)

In concert Jan. 30: the Momenta Quartet, with violinists Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violist Stephanie Griffin and cellist Michael Haas. (John Gurrin)

30 Thu

6:30pm | Women’s hockey vs. St. Joseph’s.
Underhill Arena

7:30pm | Momenta Quartet: Department of music artists in residence this academic year, the quartet meets up for an ensemble performance following a string of concerts by individual members. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


31 Fri

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


Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum
museum@bates.edu

Through March 28

Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound: The familiar painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze is the starting point for German’s sculptures. Using her own power-figures to imitate Leutze’s composition, she sparks a conversation about public memory and rewriting history through the lens of privilege.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages For Being: Bringing concepts from Zen Buddhism and Surrealism to his photography, Meatyard (1925–72) painstakingly staged images in rural Kentucky that, working on multiple levels, are best read like poetry that uses symbolic language to provoke reflection and revelation.

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