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Olin Arts CenterPamela Johnson and senior art thesis students will be wrapping up a writing assignment. They then disperse to work in their Olin studios.
Multimedia: Three days with art and artists, music and musicians in Olin Arts Center

Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:05 pm

Bates photographers and writers share what they saw and heard in from students and professors in the college's arts center during three days in February.

Times and dates of five plays during Black History Month at Bates

Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:13 am

Bates’ Africana program offers five plays during Black History Month that use historical events as a springboard to explore white oppression and black resistance.

"According to Mark: Part I: Blood in the Revolution." Commencing a series of plays marking Black History Month at Bates, this 10-minute reading is one of four looking at the 18th-century experiences of black New Englanders and written by Lecturer in Theater Clifford Odle. Sponsored by the Africana program. Commons, Fireplace LoungeThe title character in According to Mark “was a slave who could read and was looking for a way to free himself from an oppressive master. And he felt the Bible provided a path to murdering him as long as he didn’t spill blood.”The play is set during the planning of the murder, which also involved two other slaves, Mark’s sister Phyllis and a woman called Phoebe. In the actual event, Mark was hanged for the murder and Phyllis was burned at the stake — a punishment that in Colonial America was reserved for female slaves who kill their masters, Odle says.Cast: Charles Nero as MarkPerla Figuereo as PhyllisSam Alexander as PhoebeDawrin Silfa as Quaco
The play’s the thing as Bates honors Black History Month

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29 pm

Using theater to convey history “makes things more immediate, more alive," says a Bates playwright.

Moviemakers aren’t the only winners in Bates Film Festival Awards

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:03 am

The process is prized by the students who pick the award-winners, too.

Slideshow: Portraits of student performers at Sangai Asia Night 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:38 pm

His pop-up portrait studio at the ready, Bates photographer Theophil Syslo captured a colorful and dazzling array of costumes and performers at Sangai Asia Night.

Sankofa presents Invisible WomenPerformance. 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 Sankofa 2020, the show will focus on the stories and perseverance of women of color that are ignored within the Bates and Lewiston community. SOLD OUTSchaeffer Theatre
Video: Sankofa on MLK Day, where ‘reality isn’t a one-way street’

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:04 pm

This setting of this year's Sankofa show, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was the mythical Mays College — an intentional allusion to Benjamin Mays, Class of 1920.

From left, James Jones '20 of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Abby Hamilton of Yarmouth, Maine, joined Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 of Auburn, Maine, in Commons for a lunchtime conversation about what life is like on campus now vs. how it was back in the day.Kern turned 100 years old on Monday, Sept. 23, and was on campus today for her first-ever lunch in Commons, where the dining staff serenaded her with "Happy Birthday" and served up a specially-prepared birthday cake prepared by Head Baker Daisy Taylor and presented by Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Shwartz.
Bates in the News: Jan. 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 10:57 am

One professor writes about rural school closures, another studies urban heat islands, and an alumni centenarian makes it on NPR.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020: Building justice from the ground up

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:09 pm

The theme for this year's programming: “From the Ground Up: Inequity, Bias, Privilege, Structure, Death.”

During a visit to Bates College, students from the Tripp Middle School in Turner stop for a tour of the Bates Museum of Art, where they view two exhibitions on display.Upstairs: "Vanessa German:Miracles and Glory Abound" (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Downstairs: "Ralph Eugene Meatyard:Stages for Being (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Louise Ouillette, Bates Museum of Art attendant, and Tony Leavitt, a science teacher at the Tripp Middle School, takes a closer look at Vanessa German's art work in the Upper Gallery of the Museum.
Bates in the News: Dec. 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019 9:20 am

An alum in Congress, an old-timey movie star, and two picture-book experts feature in this last Bates in the News of the decade.

Campus events: Jan. 2–31, 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:24 pm

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

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