Mary Pols

Stories by Mary Pols
EXDS s15Z, Writing WarPaul Shinkman teaches his Short Term course in the Bonney Science Center.Manuel Machorro Gomez Pezeula ’24 of Mexico CityAshka Jhaveri, ‘22Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, CongoHe reviewed a mock press conference earlier in the day and then discussed student writing for a previous writing assignment in journalism.
Disorientingly different but exhilarating: Short Term courses taught by visiting practitioners

Friday, May 20, 2022 2:14 pm

Practitioners descend onto campus to teach courses, from marketing to national security reporting, that teach applied skills and give students a chance to expand their professional networks.

Bates Film Festival announces 2022 awards in six categories

Friday, May 13, 2022 1:01 pm

From more than 20 films screened at the 2022 Bates Film Festival, the Bates students who produced the festival have announced jury and audience awards in six categories.

Meet the artists of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition and themes of life-altering experiences of our times

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:51 am

Home is where — or what — the art is for many of these seniors participating in the studio art thesis exhibition

Bates Film Festival roars back to life

Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:51 pm

Delayed because of the pandemic, the 2022 Bates Film Festival festival featured special guests like actor, writer, directors John Turturro and John Shea ’70.

From Ed Muskie ’36 to Angus King, the desk of the senators from Maine remains the same 

Friday, April 1, 2022 1:16 pm

How the legacy of a piece of office furniture mirrors the responsibilities of representing Maine in Washington, DC. 

Ecorep Tamsin Stringer ’22 of Bloomington, Ind., poses at the new electric charger stations behind Underhill in the Merrill Gym parking lot.“Underhill Electric Vehicle Chargers Project “Bates has installed other EV chargers in the past. This project will be different for three primary reasons. First, we have already received a grant from CMP for the make-ready infrastructure portion of the project, which has historically been the bulk of the expenses for EV charger installations. Secondly, this project will include installing level 2 chargers for the first time at Bates, which will allow for monetary collections for charging, tiered charging for different kinds of customers, and incentivize to move one’s car once it's fully charged. Finally, this project allows for future EV charger installations in the same location for much lower cost, because the make-ready infrastructure for more EV chargers will be easily accessible.
Bates College announces plan to become climate positive by 2030

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04 am

Meeting the goals of the Bates Sustainability Roadmap will "touch and enrich our lives here on campus," said President Clayton Spencer, while also furthering the college's stated mission of "to prepare leaders with a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world."

Quest to solve the mysteries of Marsden Hartley’s artwork receives $100K boost

Friday, February 18, 2022 12:05 pm

The enormous task of locating and documenting more than 1,600 works by Lewiston-born artist Marsden Hartley received a major gift from the Vilcek Foundation, a family foundation with a long history of collecting Hartley works.

Blown ashore on the Maine coast, Bates geology students were blown away by their magical visits with artist Ashley Bryan

Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:23 pm

Whike kayaking the Maine coast in May 2014, geology professor Dyk Eusden '80 and his students were blown off course — and into the welcoming an magical world of artist Ashley Bryan, who died last week at age 98.

Appearing in the photographs are Justin Moriarity, technical director for the Bates theater and dance department, who is serving as the BDF production manager, and psychology major Jamarhi Amrham '22 of Fontana, Calif., who is interning with the BDF this summer.EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYSTProcessions Toward, Being Future Beingwork-in-progressJuly 17-18, 6:00pmKennedy ParkEmily Johnson/Catalyst’s newest work in development, Being Future Being delves into the power of creation to build a visual, aural and ancestral landscape of Indigenous power. Featuring a newly commissioned soundscore by Raven Chacon and a cast of more-than-human creatures, this work-in-progress connects audiences to land and imagines new ways to be together. By (re)building new visions of the forces that brought this world into being, Johnson brings forth new futures with the potential to reshape the way we relate to ourselves, and to the human and more-than-human cohabitants of our world.BDF audiences will experience a work-in-progress of an outdoor section of this work that is still in development. Audiences will walk through areas of downtown Lewiston throughout this piece. Please do not bring blankets and chairs. Bring only what you are comfortable carrying. For accessibility questions, please contact bdfboxoffice@bates.eduEmily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an activist for justice, sovereignty and well-being. Emily is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer, Guggenheim and United States Artists Fellow, and recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award. She is based in Lenapehoking / New York City. Emily is of the Yup’ik Nation, and since 1998 has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance. Her dances function as portals and care processions, they engage audienceship within and through space, time, and environment — interacting with a place’s architecture, peoples, history and role in building future
Bates Dance Festival receives two grants totaling $190,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:51 pm

The grants include an American Rescue Plan award of $150,000 designed to help the festival recover from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Installation of upcoming Marsden Hartley exhibition.Included in the photographs: Gerald Walsh, art preparator (he is an independent contractor) vacuums dust bunnies from Hartley’s 1942 painting “Christ” (oil on masonite); education curator Anthony Shostak; curator Bill Low; and Corie Audette, assistant collections manager and museum registrar.
13 nuggets from a gem of an exhibition about Lewiston-born modernist artist Marsden Hartley

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:25 am

Personal effects and mementoes, alongside a powerful showcase of artwork, gives nuanced meaning to Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts, now at the Bates College Museum of Art.

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