Stories about "Lewiston-Auburn"
Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

Video: A first-gen student from Maine, Ryan Lizanecz ’20 found a home at Bates

Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:39 pm

A first-generation-to-college student from Portland, Maine, Lizanecz at first felt “anxious, curious, scared” on campus. The Bobcat First! program gave him a foothold.

For Bates football, 6-year-old Brayden Austin is their captain courageous

Monday, September 30, 2019 3:53 pm

Six-year-old Brayden Austin, who bravely overcame a grave medical condition four years ago, is this year's honorary captain for the Bates football team.

Megan Guynes '11, program director of Tree Street Youth, oversees a big summer camp with many interns from Bates and elsewhere. The camp combats "summer slide," when children forget what they learn in school.Program DirectorTree Street Youth144 Howe Street | Lewiston | ME207-513-6866megan@treestreetyouth.orgOn the morning of Monday, July 22, Megan begins the day by checking the children in, followed by moments from the camp's opening program which starts around 8:45 a.m.
My Maine Summer: Megan Guynes ’11 and the ‘energy and vibe’ of a Lewiston summer

Friday, August 23, 2019 10:41 am

“Everyone changes in the summer,” says Tree Street Youth’s program director. “Less grumpy, not freezing, more smiles, more pep in your step.”

At Clean Sweep, students’ stuff makes great yard sale finds

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:06 pm

The hundreds of people who entered Underhill saw a cornucopia of college life, from a wall of bedding to a pile of yoga mats to electric kettles and an Egyptian drum.

My first job: summer cop in Lewiston in 1972

Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:58 am

For Mac Herrling '72, working as a summer Lewiston cop seemed like a good way to get a clue about life beyond campus.

Rowing teams at practice.batescollege's profile picturebatescollegeVerifiedLiked by mjmilliken and batescollege's profile picturebatescollegeVerified“It’s a dream.”.— Peter Steenstra, head rowing coach at Bates, says of the stretch along the Androscoggin River in Greene that Bates rowers call home..This afternoon afforded the men’s and women’s teams delightful conditions in which to practice for Sunday’s upcoming President’s Cup, the signature home regatta hosted by Bates with Bowdoin and Colby.
The 10 most-liked Bates Instagram posts of Short Term 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:44 am

Short Term is a time of celebration, of spring and student accomplishments, and both are abundant on the Bates Instagram page.

Clio Barr is a STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) partner with the Center for Wisdom's Women Herban Works. Her project title is Creating Marketing Materials and a Business Plan for Sophia's House.On the first spring day of the 2019 Lewiston Farmer's Market, Barr sells products on Sunday, May 12, with Judy Maloneygarden and production coordinator and volunteer Mary Hopkins, who also helps with harvesting and planting.
Slideshow: Students mobilize ‘sophisticated skills’ to support local partners during Short Term

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:51 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships' STA/RT students spend Short Term tackling specific projects with local partners.

“Community engaged learning and working with the Harward Center have been central to my time at Bates. I have met some of my closest friends and mentors by working and living in such a welcoming community. Lewiston offers the chance to meet, interact with, and learn from an amazing group of people.”.— Dylan Metsch-Ampel ‘19, an environmental studies major and Bonner community leader from Montclair, N.J., leads a walking tour of historic downtown Lewiston for newly admitted members of the Class of 2023..Metsch-Ampel ‘19, whose senior thesis focused on Lewiston's Kennedy Park, discussed the Bates mission to advance the greater good along side the college's community partners.
Video: Dylan Metsch-Ampel ’19 and ‘places we don’t necessarily think of as the environment’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Writing a thesis on a downtown Lewiston neighborhood left Metsch-Ampel feeling that he’d had "a tangible effect on the community that I've been living in for four years."

A student team awards Carignan Fund grants to community organizations

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:19 pm

The Carignan grants honor the legacy of the late Dean Emeritus of the College Jim Carignan ’61 and his wife, Sally Larson Carignan ’62.

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