Emily McConville

Emily writes and edits content for Bates publications.

Stories by Emily McConville
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Q&A: We can learn a lot by reading ‘mad Black’ texts, says Therí Pickens

Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:06 am

In a new book, Pickens, an associate professor of English, explains how ideas about race and disability show up in literature and film, from Octavia Butler to "Downton Abbey."

Q&A: In Boston State House play, Cliff Odle explores slavery, freedom, and allyship

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:01 am

The language of civil rights and the “disappointing white moderate” go way back, says the Bates lecturer in theater.

Dorothy Foster Kern '42 speaks with Bates Communications Office writer Emily McConville in the living room of her 64 Grandview Avenue home in Auburn, Maine. McConville brought some Bates memorabilia for Kern to inspect.Kern will turn 100 on Sept. 23, 2019. She retired in 1980 after 20 years of being the librarian at Edward Little High School.
Her 100th birthday approaching, Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 recalls her Bates years

Friday, September 20, 2019 9:55 am

Kern would walk three miles to campus each day, but she still found time for field hockey, modern dance, and a prodigious newspaper career — at least until the dean made her stop.

Bates in the News: Sept. 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 9:44 am

An alum helps Colin Kapernick guest-edit a magazine, and Olive Kitteridge returns to Elizabeth Strout ’77.

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.”

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.

My Maine Summer: Kate McGowen Wing ’01 and the family lobster-tour business

Friday, August 30, 2019 9:41 am

Kate McGowen Wing ’01 runs summer boat tours in the lobster-rich waters of Casco Bay. The tour guide? Her dad, Capt. Jay.

My Maine Summer: Nicolas Lindholm ’86 and the wild blueberry harvest

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:09 pm

You never know what you’re going to get with wild blueberries, says Nicolas Lindholm ’86. But it'll be good.

Megan Guynes '11, program director of Tree Street Youth, oversees a big summer camp with many interns from Bates and elsewhere. The camp combats "summer slide," when children forget what they learn in school.Program DirectorTree Street Youth144 Howe Street | Lewiston | ME207-513-6866megan@treestreetyouth.orgOn the morning of Monday, July 22, Megan begins the day by checking the children in, followed by moments from the camp's opening program which starts around 8:45 a.m.
My Maine Summer: Megan Guynes ’11 and the ‘energy and vibe’ of a Lewiston summer

Friday, August 23, 2019 10:41 am

“Everyone changes in the summer,” says Tree Street Youth’s program director. “Less grumpy, not freezing, more smiles, more pep in your step.”

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