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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.

Move-In DayThe Class of 2023 arrives on campus. Students move into their new residences, attend meetings, eat lunch, pick up AESOP equipment, hear the President's Greeting on the Historic Quad, and say goodbye to their families.
Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Class of 2023 on Opening Day

Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:13 pm

Opening Day sets the tone for these new Bobcats. In the words of longtime dean James Reese, it's a day when the message is, "Everyone’s in!”

1:30–2:30pmBates Alumni in CongressRepresentatives Ben Cline ’94 and Jared Golden ’11 will engage in a discussion about how their Bates experiences shaped their careers and road to the United States House of Representatives. Associate Professor of Politics John Baughman and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Stephanie Kelley-Romano will moderate a conversation examining their year as members of the congressional freshman class of 2019.Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)
Similar but different, Congressmen Ben Cline ’94 and Jared Golden ’11 return for Reunion

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:36 pm

For all that’s similar about the two Bobcats in Congress, a key difference — Golden being a Democrat, Cline a Republican — made their Reunion appearance a must-see event.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

Video: 2019 Commencement in 14 convenient segments

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:41 am

From processional to recessional, watch video clips of the entire 153rd Bates Commencement, held May 26, 2019.

Commencement 2019: Scientists must ‘rebuild public trust’ in their work, says CRISPR pioneer

Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:16 pm

It's up to scientists to address public’s loss of faith in science, gene-editing pioneer tells the 2019 Commencement gathering.

What to expect when you’re expecting Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:40 am

Class of 2019 by the numbers, historical Commencement facts, and livestream information for Sunday's big event.

Timelapse: Mount David Summit 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:12 pm

A camera, a motor, and a dolly capture the totality of the research, learning, and personal journeys contained within the Perry Atrium.

Meet 10 students, professors, and proud spectators at Mount David Summit 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:50 am

Learn about secret study spaces, inspiring thesis advisers, and what used to be where Pettengill Hall is today.

‘Nice bubble of artistry’: 14 show work in 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:34 pm

Bates' senior studio art majors wield paintbrushes, fabric, clay, cameras, and more — but no cheesecloth — in this year's show.

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