Stories about "Annual events"
Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates Dance Festival earns $40K NEA grant

Friday, January 27, 2023 11:49 am

The annual Bates Dance Festival helps to "strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy," said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson.

‘Art & Activism’: The story behind this year’s two MLK Day posters

Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:49 am

Two distinctive posters for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates celebrates the idea that "the history of MLK is beautiful," says Olivia Orr, the graphic designer who created the posters. "We're allowed to be joyful and artistic and expressive.”

The Trashion Show, including Harvest Meal desserts served by Bates College Dining in Commons on Nov. 16, 2022, was held in the Christian Daggett Gray Athletic Building.Contestants:First Place: Miguel Pacheco '24, wearing stilts and a dress made of recycled book covers, created by Sloan Phillips '25.Second Place: Bora Lugunda '25, wearing a Marie Antionette-inspired gown made from trash bags and plastic sheeting, and a hat made from cardboard and brown packing paper, created by Grace Acton '24Third place: Claire Barlass '25, wearing a self-designed "milk dress" made from discarded milk cartons from Commons, an outfit that was also her Halloween costume this year.Quinn Macauley '24, wearing a "mermaid-inspired" outfit made from trash/discarded swim gear from Tarbell Pool, created by Talia Skaistis '25 and Lianna Rosman '26, all three students are on the Bates Swimming and Diving TeamLily Ritch '25, wearing a "puffy jacket-inspired" outfit made from discarded bubble wrap, chip bags, coupons, mesh orange bag, and straws, created by Emma Righter '23, and accessories by Ella Lungstrum '23 .Leen Dockery '26, wearing a self-created cowgirl-inspired outfit made from discarded cardboard from the Parker 4th floor recycling bin. (I didn't recognize her in the outfit! I remember her from the Visio Divina photos) (edited) 3:39Let me know if you want the self-written descriptions for their outfits. I have the script Theo shared, and I can pick them out (there were a lot of withdrawals, I guess! There are like 13 names on the script)Plus one more male contestant:7. As Abraham Lincoln once said: there is nothing like a sour patch kid to brighten your day! In this issue of munchies, Henry Welch, Ben Huston, and Jonah Yaffee design a chic, yet delicious outfit of sour patches, chips, goldfish bags, and other assorted snacks to express the intrinsic human primal desire for food, and boy does it look good.
Video: ‘Really cool outfits out of trash’

Friday, December 2, 2022 10:03 am

Watch Bobcats strut their stuff during the annual Trashion Show, where students model outfits designed by fellow students and made from campus trash.

Back to Bates Weekend on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.Back to Bates Family Weekend 2022 has begun!Lily Ritch ’25 of Cincinnati introduces her parents Wendy and Andrew to friends Haley Wilkins ’25, Naomi Lynch ’25, and Becky Philips ’25 on Alumni Walk earlier this afternoon.During the weekend, Bates invites family members of current Bates students to experience life on campus, visit with their student, and enjoy the wonders of fall in Maine.
Picture story: Back to Bates Family Weekend 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022 3:49 pm

Students. Parents. Relatives. Friends. Dogs. Hugs. Kisses. Smiles. Dogs. A cappella. Posters. Trees. Sports. And did we say dogs? We have it all in this immersive photographic look at Back to Bates Family Weekend 2022.

Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1908.[Women inspecting currency at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing]- Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1907.- No. 658.
Cryptocurrency banking pitch wins 2022 Bobcat Ventures competition

Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:25 am

The $10,000 first prize in the 2022 Bates College student pitch competition was won by a cryptocurrency banking startup that seeks to usher in a new, "borderless world that accepts all forms of payment."

Bates set to honor Class of 2022 at all-together, all-welcome Commencement 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:12 pm

For the first time since 2019, a Bates senior class will march as one from Alumni Walk to the Historic Quad to celebrate Commencement. Here's what you need to know.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Video: Mount David Summit speedrun

Friday, April 15, 2022 1:46 pm

Watch as 65 students present their theses at Bates' Mount David Summit; from psychology, to history, to mathematics, these Bobcats are ready to leap into the future.

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden ’11 (D-Maine) lights the Winter Carnival torch brandished by Charlie Gainey '24 of Portola Valley, Calif. The torch seemed a little less ornate this year, more of a fuel-soaked rag wrapped around an ax handle. But it got the job done. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Scenes (and behind the scenes) of Puddle Jump 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022 9:00 am

Within vaunted traditions there are always new wrinkles. Take the Bates tradition of the Maine governor lighting a torch to kick off Winter Carnival

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