Stories about "Alumni"
Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates Dance Festival earns $40K NEA grant

Friday, January 27, 2023 11:49 am

The annual Bates Dance Festival helps to "strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy," said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson.

Picture story: ‘You are the bringer of light and change’

Friday, January 20, 2023 4:18 pm

Immerse yourself in the creative hope and beauty of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through Bates photography and video.

Bates Magazine: Fall 2022

Friday, January 20, 2023 1:31 pm

Here's a flip version of the fall 2022 issue of Bates Magazine, which went in the mail last month.

2pm | All These Sons Screening and discussion. Chicago’s West and South sides are infamous for their high murder rates. In this documentary directed by Bing Liu and Joshua Altman, Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 and Billy Moore (who served 20 years in prison for murder) create healing spaces for young men to reimagine themselves, find redemption, and embrace causes worth fighting for. Hatch, the subject of a cover story by Bates Magazine in 2021, will introduce the film. (2021; 88 min.) Sponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Hispanic Studies, and Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies. Location: Olin Concert Hall
Bates in the News: Jan. 20, 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023 10:10 am

Marshall Hatch '10 returns to Bates, tips from an alumna on how business leaders can help their teams combat the winter blues, and how Bates President Clayton Spencer has "defined her presidency" around the concept of work.

From left, Wilder Geier ‘22, Lars Schuster ’20, and Julian Cook ’20 take a look at a pileated woodpecker in Lewiston’s Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary..Nick Lund of Maine Audubon @maineaudubon spotted the bird as he led Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow and students in her “Living With Animals” course on a midday birding excursion during their last class session.
Bates in the News: Dec. 9, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:14 pm

An 80s-inspired Black queer horror flick, the 100th anniversary of Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, and insights into Maine's rich — and often overlooked — history.

Bates in the News: Nov. 18, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022 12:43 pm

The 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new study showing the effects of global warming on the Gulf of Maine, and a new mission to the moon.

Q&A: Ceci Clark Craft ’05 helps these World Series ballplayers ‘build a mental game’

Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:44 pm

Craft’s rise to prominence in Major League Baseball mirrors, and in some ways has pioneered, the growing awareness among pro sports teams that mental performance is as important as physical strength and athletic skills.

Bates in the News: Oct. 14, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022 2:32 pm

A musician writing about the vulnerability of watching his vision slowly fade, a neuroscientist's tips on distinguishing between forgetfulness and Alzheimer's disease, and how one alumna's passion for horses led to creating a successful business.

Meet Bates grad Frederick Stinchfield, who scored Garcelon’s first touchdown and later tackled FDR’s court-packing scheme

Friday, October 14, 2022 10:08 am

On this day 123 years ago, a diminutive athlete plunged into the Garcelon end zone for the historic field's first score and later became one of the country's leading lawyers who took on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the court of public opinion.

From Bates History: World War II flag, women’s sports pin, ash tray (what’s that?)

Friday, September 30, 2022 12:09 pm

Here's another selection of item from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Librarythat tell stories about Bates' past.

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