Stories about "Bates values"
n preparation for today’s Harvest Dinner, Carpenter Jason Therrien of facility services lowers himself on a lift after installing a Commons banner for the Class of 2024. Each year, first-year students vote on a photograph for their class banner to be hung in Commons. There are four banners in all.The annual Harvest Dinner, a much anticipated food tradition for Bates students produced by Dining, Conferences and Campus Events @batescommons, is served tonight in Commons from 5 to 9 p.m.This year’s theme is “Life’s A Beach.” DCCE staff placed decorative inflatibles throughout the building.
Three recipes from the 2020 Harvest Meal (no flamingo, sorry)

Friday, November 20, 2020 1:15 pm

Pink flamingos weren’t on the Harvest Meal menu (they just helped with the theme, "Life’s a Beach”). But seafood chowder, beef brisket with brown sugar and chili rub, and herbed stuffing were — and here are the recipes.

Video: An ‘exquisite joy’ as spring teams enjoy fall practices with coaches

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:05 am

"Just being out on the field in any capacity has been honestly fantastic," says a Bates first-year athlete, referring to new NESCAC guidelines.

7 pieces of hopeful, loving, and creative advice from two artists’ 174 years of wisdom

Friday, November 6, 2020 9:01 am

Amid these tumultuous times, we found comfort and advice from the hopeful conversation between artists and friends Ashley Bryan, age 97, and Nikki Giovanni, age 77.

Video: A professor’s award-winning poem, graced by Androscoggin River scenes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:40 pm

Ian Khara Ellasante's poem is an ode to their grandfather, who like so many of our grandparents, write themselves on our hearts, helping to "grow us and shape us like water.”

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Zoe Knauss '23 of Buffalo, N.Y., who will declare as an ES major, and ES major Sam Gilman '22 of Mendham, N.J., , dig for soil in a field.Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Picture story: “Thankful to get off campus and my hands dirty”

Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:01 pm

Follow along as Bates environmental studies students go off campus and dig into the science of dirt at a stunning coastal Maine site.

Ken Williams ‘23 of Phenix City, Alabama (he/him/his)Residence: Kalperis
Inside the residences, student leaders strive to support Bates’ newest students

Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:08 pm

Meet these talented and devoted Junior Advisors who are, in a pandemic, bringing their first-year students into the Bates community. "We owe them

Video: Keeping Bobcats well, active, and healthy during COVID-19

Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:39 pm

With public-health protocols limiting the scale of indoor activities, Bates is helping the campus community stay well and healthy in creative and safe ways.

Campus scenes on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.The football team has its first workout on Garcelon Field.
Video: How Bobcats redefine teamwork during the COVID-19 era

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:12 pm

With the fall competition season canceled, these Bobcats focus on what it means to be a team.

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