Stories about "Lewiston-Auburn"
Countdown! The Top 10 Bates Instagram posts for 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:41 pm

If every picture tells a story, what are the stories that Bates tells about itself on Instagram?

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.

What’s in a Bates Name: Libbey

Friday, November 8, 2019 11:15 am

Dedicated 110 years ago, Libbey Forum was donated to Bates by Lewiston mill owner and entrepreneur W. Scott Libbey.

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.

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