Stories about "Faculty and staff"
Professor Emeritus of Biology Robert M. Chute, ‘scientific poet’ and environmentalist, dies at age 95

Friday, May 28, 2021 11:22 am

Chute, who served on the Bates faculty from 1962 to 1992 and as director of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, died April 28, 2021.

Help! From global education to dining to Ladd Library

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:12 pm

Our final installment of portraits of Bates staff members, as well as stories in their own words about how they have responded to the needs of our students during a time of crisis.

Judith Ayugi
Help! From textbooks and course registration to the campus shuttle

Monday, April 5, 2021 5:01 pm

A College Store coordinator helps students safely purchase what they require to...

Eric Dyer
Help! From community engagement and tutoring to residence life

Monday, March 29, 2021 3:10 pm

A staffer at the Harward Center takes a less-is-more approach to helping...

Tim Kivus on Garcelon Field
Help! From the lab and finances, to the spirit and outdoors

Monday, March 22, 2021 3:57 pm

This week's portraits of Bates staff who help students in unprecedented times feature a groundskeeper, a laboratory assistant, a financial aid counselor, and an associate multifaith chaplain. Each one is making a difference.

Hoi Ning Ngai
Help! From theater and computers to a purposeful life

Monday, March 15, 2021 12:20 pm

This week's portraits of Bates staff who help students in unprecedented times feature a technology support specialist, theater technical director, and a Purposeful Work staffer helping students "see and highlight their resilience" during the pandemic.

Counseling & Psychological ServicesTonya Bailey-Curry, LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker at 161 Wood St. offices Tonya received her Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science and her Master’s degree in Social work, both from the University of Southern Maine. Her approach to working with clients is through client-centered modalities, grounded in trust and relationship building.Her areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, diversity and inclusion, and human growth and development across the lifespan.
Help! Who’s there when Bates students need someone

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:27 pm

Here's our first in a series of portraits of Bates staff, folks who help position students for success in their work and lives at Bates.

30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night

Friday, January 15, 2021 10:54 am

Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year's MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in the chapel on Jan. 16, 1991, the night the bombs began falling in Baghdad.

Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Bates students dig into the science of dirt in a historic Maine landscape

Monday, December 7, 2020 5:46 pm

Bates environmental studies professor Holly Ewing guides her students to historic coastal Maine farmland for course that digs into the science of dirt.

n preparation for today’s Harvest Dinner, Carpenter Jason Therrien of facility services lowers himself on a lift after installing a Commons banner for the Class of 2024. Each year, first-year students vote on a photograph for their class banner to be hung in Commons. There are four banners in all.The annual Harvest Dinner, a much anticipated food tradition for Bates students produced by Dining, Conferences and Campus Events @batescommons, is served tonight in Commons from 5 to 9 p.m.This year’s theme is “Life’s A Beach.” DCCE staff placed decorative inflatibles throughout the building.
Three recipes from the 2020 Harvest Meal (no flamingo, sorry)

Friday, November 20, 2020 1:15 pm

Pink flamingos weren’t on the Harvest Meal menu (they just helped with the theme, "Life’s a Beach”). But seafood chowder, beef brisket with brown sugar and chili rub, and herbed stuffing were — and here are the recipes.

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