Stories about "Collaboration"
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.

Slideshow: See how students’ internships become life-guiding forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

From studying the diets of sea urchins to working with Lewiston's immigrant communities, Bates students forged their way into the world this summer with Bates-funded internships.

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Staff gather in the College Store to pack and ship diplomas to graduates from the Class of 2020. The diplomas were dropped off by Mike Adams, Tim Kivus, and Adam Wright.Those who volunteered to pack the pre-taped and assembled boxes that included tissue paper, all academic society/departmental honors/athletic certificates, alumni letter and CMH/CHS letter, printed and labeled theses, bumper stickers, and diplomas:Judith OtimGail St. PierreDonna DuvalCheryl LaceyClaire SchmollChristine SchwartzBrenda PelletierHeather TaylorMichelle ZuehikaMichelle LewisKerry O'Brien
Video: ‘Boxing day’ is the final chapter of historic Commencement 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:19 pm

Collaborating on the mass mailing of diplomas, a staff team helped write the final chapter of Bates' most unusual Commencement.

Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Transformative: The Bates Mission Statement at age 10

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Even as COVID-19 puts it to the test, the 2010 mission statement is a cultural touchstone for Bates.

From greenhouse to labs, Bates coaches put teamwork into practice

Friday, May 22, 2020 12:36 pm

In the weeks since sports seasons ended in March, Bates coaches have put into play the lessons in teamwork they teach student-athletes, taking on new roles as movers, lab and greenhouse attendants, and helpers in security.

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