Stories about "Bates values"
A cool Bates rowing ritual: putting out the docks, earlier than ever before

Friday, March 15, 2024 9:37 am

A historically warm winter meant that the Bates rowing teams could put out their docks and get onto the water earlier than ever before.

Picture Story: Feel the ‘Alumni Magic’ as women’s basketball team wins two NCAA games

Friday, March 8, 2024 12:50 pm

Enjoy this immersive photography capturig two great days to be a Bobcat as the Bobcats won two NCAA tourney games in the place they say has "Alumni Magic."

Humanity comes first in casting students for Bates theater’s ‘The Gravediggers Union’

Friday, March 8, 2024 11:21 am

Filling in for a cast member during a dress rehearsal, visiting director Kevin R. Free hopped into a grave on the set, but not before offering a giggle and a burst of mirth because, he says, “Joy is my activism."

What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

What It Took: Whether happy or not, our personal stories can improve our well-being, says Jonathan Adler ’00

Friday, February 2, 2024 5:00 am

Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms. Adler, a clinical psychologist and researcher, tells us that our personal stories that don’t have to have a positive or happy ending. Difficult stories can offer a narrative option for how we make meaning.

Asmayt Medhanie ’27 of Cambridge, Mass., poses with her message. Well-Being @ Bates presents: First Friday Notes Event date: Friday, Feb 2nd — 11:00-2:00 Location: Fireplace Lounge Stop by the Fireplace Lounge during lunch and join the Well-Being at Bates team in practicing gratitude by writing a postcard to someone you’re thankful for. Postage is on us — on or off-campus! For More Information Well-Being at Bates (Well-Being at Bates) (Well-Being at Bates (Well-Being at Bates)) 2077866199
At Commons on first Friday, it’s a grateful day to be a Bobcat

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 3:57 pm

On the first Friday of each month, students heading into Commons can stop to write a note of gratitude to a person of their choosing — an act that's more valuable than a 53-cent postcard.

Picture Story: A winter night for the arts

Friday, January 26, 2024 11:16 am

From Coram Library, home of the new Immersive Media Studio, to Olin Arts Center, flung open for Open Studio night, the campus was alight with the arts on a winter night.

Take a chance on stage: Students and faculty share why they stepped into the Schaeffer Theatre limelight

Friday, January 26, 2024 10:55 am

The annual Cultural Showcase has a “if you build it, they will come” vibe. Hear from some of the students and faculty who share why they took a chance to step into the Schaeffer Theatre limelight this year.

Picture Story: Bates MLK Day is rich with song, poetry, discussion, and, most of all, food

Friday, January 19, 2024 2:54 pm

Enjoy this immersive photo and video presentation of the 2024 Bates MLK Day celebration, full of presentations, discussions, and workshops, all on the topic of food justice in America.

Monday, Jan. 15 9–10:30am | The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Keynote speaker and presenter Bryant Terry is an award-winning chef, food justice activist, and critically acclaimed author. Welcoming Remarks Tyler Harper, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies President’s Welcome Garry W. Jenkins, President of Bates College Introduction of Keynote Speaker Phoebe Stern ‘24 (shown in several photos with her mother) Keynote Address Bryant Terry Closing James Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs Location: Gomes Chapel
13 cooking tips from James Beard Award–winning chef and author Bryant Terry

Friday, January 19, 2024 12:33 pm

During this year's MLK Day keynote, Terry prepared a dish of tofu curry with mustard greens, along the way offering a baker's dozen of cooking tips and insights.

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