Putting It Together, a revue of songs from Stephen Sondheim musicals, was staged at Colby to celebrate the composer/lyricist's 80th birthday, and the ambitious Jan Plan project was nothing short of transformative, Pat Sims writes in a Colby magazine review. Student thespians worked with two experienced professional actors, and the chemistry and energy upped everyone's game, participants reported in an insideColby podcast about the production.
A Premed Academy Jan Plan gave students insights into the medical profession last month and a leg up in competitive medical school admissions. Participants learned about the practice of medicine and built relationships with local doctors at MaineGeneral Medical Center during a month of intensive job shadowing and clinical observation. Ten Mutunhire '12 wrote about the new Jan Plan for insideColby magazine.
Over the past few years, more students have been leaving Mayflower Hill to become involved in local nonprofit programs, say CVC (Colby Volunteer Center) co-directors Julia Bruss '11 and John Perkins '11 in an insideColby video by Jennifer Sibert '13. Students agree that the CVC offers simple ways to get off campus and be involved in something outside the Colby community. The video spotlights students volunteering at Barrels Community Market, the Evening Sandwich Program, and the Humane Society.
A Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences research cruise studying the effects of climate change on phytoplankton in the South Atlantic was featured on Maine Public Radio. Miselis Professor of Chemistry Whitney King and Annie Warner '11 were on board the vessel and maintained a blog throughout the five-week cruise, which was scheduled to end Feb. 16.
Mule teams are headed for the playoffs as regular winter seasons wind down. Women's basketball enters the NESCAC tournament as second seed against seventh-seed Middlebury Saturday at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Gym after a 20-4 regular-season record. Women's ice hockey also clinched a NESCAC playoff spot with a 5-1 win over Wesleyan last weekend, though men's and women's hockey both have two regular-season games before their tournaments begin. Track and swimming teams also move into championship meet seasons this weekend. All Mule news, including webcast links »
Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard plumbed the archives to tell the story of African-American soldiers after the Civil War. Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality is her fourth book on the Civil War. She talked with Colby magazine about the project.
A campus celebration March 10-11 in honor of the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary will include a reception and dinner with Trustee and Ambassador Robert Gelbard '64 speaking on Peace Corps Bolivia: 1964-1966. A career panel will follow featuring alumni who have served in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and City Year. Representatives from the service organizations will be on campus to meet with interested students. Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome and encouraged to join the celebration, which is sponsored by the Goldfarb Center, Alumni Relations, and the Career Center. Register online »
Norm Olsen '73 is on track to be Maine's commissioner of marine resources. According to the Portland Press Herald, he brings strong diplomacy skills from a State Department career and credibility on the docks as a fourth-generation fisherman.
Jay Scott-Harris's first visit to Colby was in 1992 when, as a high school sophomore from Kansas City, Kan., he attended the Colby Xerox Summer Institute. The program brought 30 to 40 inner-city students to the College for two weeks for courses with Colby professors and for hiking and camping trips, giving them a taste of Colby and Maine. Jay fell in love with the College that summer, and it's an experience he still enjoys talking about with prospective Colby students. More »
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