Stories about "Creativity"
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.

Slideshow: 17 happy, proud, wacky Bobcat portraits

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:17 pm

During their sports photo session, these Bobcats let it all hang out — "the more absurd the better" — celebrating both self and team, creating a spectacle of sports portraiture.

King Arthur’s Susan Reid ’79, Borealis’ Jim Amaral ’80 help new bakers go with the dough during COVID

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:02 am

Reid, a longtime staffer at King Arthur Flour, is inspiring (and calming) a wave of new home bakers.

Slideshow: Bates seniors partner with Phyllis Graber Jensen

Monday, April 27, 2020 11:39 am

From homes and other quarantine places, 10 Bates seniors partner with photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen to create FaceTime portraits.

Stupid F#@king Bird by Aaron PosnerSort of Adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov CONRAD…….Max Younger ‘22DEV……David Garcia* ‘20MASH…Becca Kraft ‘20NINA….Sukanya Shukla* ‘20EMMA ARKADINA….Stine Carroll* ‘20DOYLE TRIGORIN….Matthew Engles ’20DR. EUGENE SORN….Kirk Read *This performance is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Senior Thesis/Capstone in Theater. Setting: The summer home of Emma Arkadina.Act One-By the lake. In the fall.Act Two-A realistic kitchen. A day later.Act Three-4 years later. Production StaffStage Manager….Luis David Molina Rueda ‘20Assistant Director….Kush Sharma ‘23
Q&A: You needn’t know Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ to appreciate this ‘Stupid F**king Bird’

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:20 pm

When Bates director Tim Dugan saw Aaron Posner's "sort of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, he says, “I was immediately blown away."

Video: MLK Day’s Sankofa gives voice to Bates students and community

Friday, January 17, 2020 11:24 am

This year's edition of the popular student-run performance explores the experiences of women of color at Bates and in Lewiston.

Slideshow: From rubbish to runway at the 2019 Trashion Show

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:15 pm

At the 2019 Trashion Show, student models and designers posed for portraits and explained the creativity behind their outfits made from campus trash.

Musical firsts take Miura from Prague to the Left Coast and shakuhachi to shamisen

Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:34 am

The composer and Bates music professor already had a lot on on his plate when a Czech music festival made an offer he couldn't refuse.

he college’s Philip J. Otis Committee invites members of the Bates community to attend:The 23rd Annual Otis LectureMonday, November 4, 7:30pmOlin Concert HallRESERVE TICKETSTickets free but required.Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights, will deliver the 2019 lecture:“Delight, Gratitude, Joy: Entangle Me”Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.Ross is also the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook “Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens,” in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, “River.” He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.Gay’s lecture is made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 Endowment.
Dinner on the farm with poet and essayist Ross Gay

Friday, November 8, 2019 1:16 pm

Environmental studies major Alex Cullen '20 writes about a conversation-rich dinner, with faculty and students, at nearby Nezinscot Farm to honor and welcome this year's Otis Lecturer.

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