March 23, 2012
Greetings from Bates!
I write to invite you to an exciting opportunity to experience Bates' rigorous intellectual life-the Annual Mount David Undergraduate Research Summit on Friday March 30, 2012. The Faculty Committee on Admission and Financial Aid invites you and your family to join us for lunch from 12:00-1:30PM in the Benjamin Mays Center. The Summit begins at 1:30PM and includes concurrent student presentations in Pettengill Hall and a number of arts events beginning at 7:30PM. As faculty, we believe that each '''' Bates student '''' will develop into a scholar in his or her own right, and will be ready to articulate and defend his or her ideas in a public forum. """My colleagues and I, look forward to meeting you and your family as you join Bates College for this day of celebration."""
Many students who present their work at the Mount David Summit are senior thesis writers, approaching the summit of their academic career at Bates. Their presentation-which might be a research poster or a short, 15-minute talk-represents hundreds of hours of work, remarkable dedication to their studies, and a synthesis of all that they have learned at Bates. Other presenters are at different points in this journey; they may be in the process of developing the skills and insights that will serve their thesis work in the future. The artists who participate in the summit-the poets, fiction writers, dancers, musicians, and photographers-bring to their work a combination of technique, cultural and intellectual context, ways of thinking and seeing the world, and raw talent that is nurtured in a liberal arts environment.
For a complete description of Bates' Annual Mount David Undergraduate Research Summit, see: Mount David Summit | Bates College
. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the Office of Admission at 855-BATES55 or email@example.com
. The Mount David Summit is free and open to the public. I sincerely hope to see you at this wonderful event.
James W. Hughes
Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics
Faculty Committee on Admission & Financial Aid, Chair
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