Stories about "Creativity"
‘Contented,’ says the cellist, rehearsing for his Bates senior recital

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:04 pm

Arie van Vuuren ’22 has played the cello since the second grade when his parents chose it for him so he could perform violin duets with his sister.

"This message is more than just three words. To grow, evolve, and transform means to accept and embrace the path you were meant to be on in order to grow as an individual and change the world around you."Thank you for this opportunity! I hope this can reach people. Let me know if you need anything else. “Sincerely,Elena Valle ’25 of Damascus, Md.Join us for Free Press on Friday, October 1st from 3:00pm-5:00pm outside of the Benjamin Mays Center.Printmaking at Free Press involves rolling ink out onto stamps carved by a variety of talented Bates artists and using those stamps to make designs on the canvas of your choice. We’ll provide limited quantities of paper, fabric masks, and canvas tote bags to print on, you bring whatever else is in need of artistic embellishment (t-shirts? jean jackets? your roommate’s bedspread?). No prior art experience or skill is necessary—we’ll have artists there to guide you through the printmaking process.
Free Press: printmaking and social justice amidst peppy pop music

Friday, October 8, 2021 11:43 am

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center, students traded compliments and encouragement — all the while creating social justice prints — as the Bates "Stringfellows" held their third Free Press printmaking event.

Recalling 1893, when men were feeling threatened

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:34 am

In 1893, for the first time at Bates, "young ladies of the freshman class outnumber the young men."

$175,000 NEH grant signals Diverse BookFinder’s growing national reach

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

On its fourth anniversary, the Diverse BookFinder is expanding to help educators use picture books to engage children in cross-cultural conversations built around curiosity, compassion, and understanding.

Friend-to-friend lending app wins $10,000 Bobcat Ventures pitch competition

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:39 am

Biruk Chafamo '22 has created a web application that brings an ancient, community-based lending tradition into the 21st century.

Video: For Erick Gredonia ’21, dance creates the ‘best version of myself’

Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:23 am

Motion defines dance. Yet for Gredonia, a defining dance experience at Bates was a moment of quiet stillness, tinged with despair.

Video: Bowie meets the Bard through director Deon Custard ’21

Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07 am

Custard took Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, added a dose of glam rock, and shook it all into something fresh, but also vintage, for the Bates stage.

Picture story: Mingle and meet at the Senior Thesis Exhibition opening

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:51 pm

Tucked into the corner of the Bates College Museum of Art is a small sign with an invitation from Christopher Barker ’21: He wants visitors to pick up his ghostly, serene-looking vessels.

Video: Decorating a big Bates cake and eating it too

Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:09 pm

“A party without a cake is a meeting,” said Julia Child, who...

Counseling & Psychological ServicesTonya Bailey-Curry, LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker at 161 Wood St. offices Tonya received her Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science and her Master’s degree in Social work, both from the University of Southern Maine. Her approach to working with clients is through client-centered modalities, grounded in trust and relationship building.Her areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, diversity and inclusion, and human growth and development across the lifespan.
Help! Who’s there when Bates students need someone

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:27 pm

Here's our first in a series of portraits of Bates staff, folks who help position students for success in their work and lives at Bates.

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