Hey all. I have arrived back in NY after an amazing summer up in Maine. Camp was as rewarding and enjoyable as ever but I am quite happy to be back in the comfort of my own bed. My time at home is short-lived, however, as I will be heading out to California to visit my girlfriend (a fellow Batesie) bright and early tomorrow morning.
After a relatively relaxing summer of being a camp counselor, my summer kicks into high gear as it comes to a close in a few short weeks. I will be back from my trek out West at the end of the week and then it will be just 2 weeks before I head up to Bates to begin my junior year. It’s hard to believe that I’ve now reached upperclassmen status. Time at Bates really flies by.
Speaking of time flying… Bates has now released the fall semester Student Activities Calendar which lists all Bates student events through December. I’ve only perused it briefly but from what I’ve seen, it looks like Bates has done a fabulous job packing a lot of fun (movies, concerts, comedians, dances, hypnotists, fairs, barbecues, lectures, and a host of other trips and performances) into the first few months of school. Take a look at the full slate of events by clicking here.
I am especially excited for the Blue Scholars concert (Oct. 16). If you haven’t heard of them… check out this video of the seattle hip-hop duo opening for Kanye West at Bumbershoot in 2006:
Until next time… Enjoy your summer!
Hey all. I hope summer has been treating you all well. I’ve been having a great time at camp and will be back home in 2 weeks. In the mean time, activities, inter-camp competitions, and other fun programs are in full swing here as the campers enjoy their remaining time at camp. The end of the summer is quickly creeping up and I’m trying my best to have fun with the time left before I head back to Bates.
In non-camp related news, Bates was recently named to Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll” for environmental sustainability. Schools across the country are judged and graded in a number of categories to determine how “green” they are, and Bates was one of just 15 colleges nationwide that scored a 99 (highest possible grade) in the review. Read about it here. Way to go Bates!
Until next time… enjoy that warm summer weather and take a lesson from Bates and be green!
Hey all. Just checking in again from camp. All has been going well here. “Change-over-day” was yesterday and now there is a whole new batch of campers here at camp who are excited to try new activities, go on trips, and enjoy all that Maine summer camp has to offer.
Even though I am less than an hour away from Bates, I have not been able to make it back to campus for a summer visit. In any event, here is some current news about Bates. Check out the Bates homepage for even more up-to-date information about summer happenings on campus. Until next time…
Click the links below:
Read about Bates Psycology Professor Amy Dougless and the research grant she just earned.
Read about Bates’ Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series.
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