Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • Quest for Sustainable Seas, public lecture by Sylvia Earle
    • 7-8 p.m.
    • Page Commons Room, Cotter Union
    • Tickets required. This event is at capacity.

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • Women in Business: Do they Lead Differently than Men?
    • Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
    • Lunch at noon, discussion 12:15-1 p.m.
    • Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union
    • Many leadership studies suggest that women are more participative, collaborative, transformational, and democratic than men; female managers are seen as less transactional, authoritative, or “command-control.” Other research has revealed that Fortune 500 companies with a higher percentage of women on their boards experience significantly higher financial outcomes. In what other ways do women’s leadership traits influence professional organizations? How can students develop leadership skills that will translate into professional success in the business world today and in the future?
    • Two highly accomplished trustees, Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and Catherine (Kate) Roosevelt ’89, will lead a lunchtime discussion on their experiences and the strategies they’ve employed to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers.
    • Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 is the managing director, head of global corporate banking, and head of global leasing for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kate Roosevelt ’89 is executive vice president for Campbell & Company, a strategic consultancy to the nonprofit sector. The conversation will be moderated by Patrice Franko, interim director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Grossman Professor of Economics and Global Studies.
    • A buffet lunch will be served. Space is limited and RSVPs are requested—please email acooley@colby.edu to register.
  • The Buck Lab Hosts an Environmental Showcase
    • 2-4 p.m.
    • Photos in Diamond Atrium; presentations and films in Room 141, Diamond Building; tours of labs in Olin, Arey, Keyes, and Mudd buildings
    • 2:30 Presentations and films
      • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson
      • Trustee Sandy Buck ’78
      • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus
      • Miselis Professor of Chemistry Whitney King—film
      • Grace Yu ’19 and Reggie Huang ’19—film trailer
  • Mule Works Innovation Lab Open House
    • 2-4 p.m.
    • Mule Works Lab, The Street, Miller Library
    • See the Mule Works Innovation Lab in practice. From virtual reality to 3D printing to laser cutting, guests can see technology come to life.
  • Green is Not White: Navigating your Identity in the Outdoors
    • 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Mary Low Coffeehouse
    • Do you try to maintain a connection with the outdoors? Do you think it impacts your physical and intellectual development? Does having a connection affirm people’s Colby identity? Come join PCB to discuss and reflect on how our connection with the outdoors affects our experiences and why some demographics navigate the outdoors differently. 
  • Celebrating the Arts on Miller Lawn
    • 9 p.m.
    • Miller Library Steps, Miller Lawn
  • Campaign Launch Community Celebration
    • 9:30 p.m.
    • Comedy night in Pulver with H. Jon Benjamin, sponsored by the Alumni Council
    • Ice cream social with trustees in Pugh Center
    • Live music in Silberman Lounge

Friday, Oct. 20

  • Cerulli World Series Collection Exhibit
    • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library
  • Athletics Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • Museum Noontime Art Talk: Audubon’s Insects and Birds
    • Noon
    • Colby Museum of Art
  • Showcasing the Impact of Faculty Scholarship
    • 1-3 p.m.
    • Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
      • Paramilitary Politics in Colombia, Winifred Tate, Associate Professor of Anthropology
        • How to understand paramilitary forces, which came to number more than 30,000 fighters in the early 2000s, is one of the central questions of Colombian political life. Popular histories of these groups, including elite oral histories and narconovela television dramas, portray paramilitaries as heroic saviors who won the country’s counterinsurgency war. My work traces their legacies in the present through opposition to state-sponsored land restitution programs and current peace talks with the guerrillas.
      • Authorship at the Interstices: Creativity, Spontaneity, and Collaboration, Annie Kloppenberg, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
        • Choreographic thought becomes a mechanism for encountering uncertainty, embracing ambiguity, and co-constructing opportunities to expand and revise our understandings of self and other based on visceral, kinesthetic exchange. That work prioritizes both spontaneity and collaboration in process and product. This talk interrogates those methods of engaging in a creative process, unpacking their utility, value, and aesthetic implications.
      • Modeling Dementia and Circadian Behavior in Fruit Flies, Tariq Ahmad, Associate Professor of Biology 
        • Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms of FTD include changes in behavior and personality traits, e.g. depression, apathy, and lack of social tact. To understand the mechanisms of  neurodegeneration, using genetic and molecular biology tools, we have expressed a human mutant protein associated with FTD in flies. Neurodegenerative disorders, including FTD, are also associated with disruptions in circadian rhythm–the ability of an organism to maintain a daily rhythm of various fundamental biological functions, e.g. sleep-wake and metabolism. Currently, the Ahmad lab is working on determining the effects of FTD-associated mutation on circadian sleep-wake cycle.
  • True North Talks
    • 3:15-4 p.m. and 4:15-5 p.m.
    • Mary Low Coffeehouse
  • Campaign Launch: Student Celebration
    • 6-9 p.m
    • Cotter Union
    • Gather in Pulver Pavilion beginning at 6 p.m. for food, music, giveaways, and a live stream of the launch program taking place at the Waterville Opera House. Dining halls will be closed and dinner will be available at the following locations: 
        • The Spa: Quesadillas
        • Silberman Lounge: Tour of the Southwest
        • Page Commons: Flavors of the Mediterranean
        • Pugh Center: Taste of India
        • Pulver Pavilion: Cobbler dessert bar

      Visit Colby Dining for menu details and updates

  • Groovin’ You — Live band from Boston
    • 9 p.m.-midnight
    • Tent on Dana Lawn

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • Service in the South End
    • Clean up with South End Neighborhood Association, Waterville Parks and Rec, and Waterville Public Works
      • Buses depart Colby, Eustis parking lot at 9:15 a.m.
      • Barbecue and music for all participants at noon at the boat landing park in the South End (Couture Softball Field)
      • Free T-shirt for all participants
      • Open to all students, staff, and faculty. Pre-register here.
  • Art + Storytelling: Birds of a Feather
    • 11 a.m.
    • Room 106, Bixler Art and Music Center and William D. Adams Gallery, Museum of Art
  • Green is Not White: Navigating your Identity in the Outdoors Micro Adventures
    • 1-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
    • As a follow up to the discussion on Oct. 19, join PCB for a series of micro-adventures. Join us for beginner hikes, canoeing, rock-climbing (4pm-6pm), and much more! Click here to register for an adventure or contact Katherine Cabera Hunt with questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • Page Turning of Audubon’s Birds of America
    • Noon
    • Colby Museum of Art

Thursday. Oct. 26

  • True North Talks
    • Noon-12:45 p.m.
    • Mary Low Coffeehouse
  • Computer Science—Learning from Alumni—Round 1
    • 1:30-3 p.m.
    • Rooms 101, 117, and 122, Davis Science Center
    • Alumni will lead separate sessions on résumé evaluation/mock interviews; experiences in the field; communicating and writing for the job search. Students will be able to rotate through the different sessions.
  • Computer Science—Learning from Alumni—Round 2
    • 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    • Rooms 101, 117, and 122, Davis Science Center
    • Alumni will lead separate sessions on résumé evaluation/mock interviews; experiences in the field; communicating and writing for the job search. Students will be able to rotate through the different sessions.
  • Computer Science Alumni Impact on Big Data Panel
    •  7-8:30 p.m.
    • Robins Room, Roberts Building
  • Arts and Innovation Showcase: Break, Burn, Build: A Short Program of New Performances
    • 7:30-9 p.m.
    • Strider Theater, Runnals Building

Friday, Oct. 27

  • Museum Noontime Art Talk: Hartley as a Reader and Writer
    • Noon
    • Colby Museum of Art
  • Mule Works Innovation Lab Open House
    • 2-4 p.m.
    • Mule Works Lab, The Street, Miller Library
    • See the Mule Works Innovation Lab in practice. From virtual reality to 3D printing to laser cutting, guests can see technology come to life.
  • True North Talks
    • 2-2:45 p.m.
    • Mary Low Coffeehouse 
  • Celebrating Athletics at Colby sponsored by the C Club
  • Arts and Innovation Showcase: A Cappella Performances
    • 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.
    • Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
  • Arts and Innovation Showcase: Break, Burn, Build: A Short Program of New Performances
    • 7:30-9 p.m.
    • Strider Theater, Runnals Building

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • Cerulli World Series Collection Exhibit
    • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library
  • 5K Race/Walk
    • 8-9:30 a.m.
    • Meet at Young Observatory platform for registration and start/finish line
    • Click here to register
  • Global Colby: Access, Integration, and Action
    • 9:15-10:15 a.m.
    • Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
  • Gospel Music Residency Open Rehearsal
    • 9:30 a.m.
    • Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
  • Claiming our True North: A Conversation with President Greene
    • 10:30 a.m.-noon
    • Page Commons Room, Cotter Union
  • Music at Colby Series: Masterworks
    • 7:30-9 p.m.
    • Lorimer Chapel

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • Cerulli World Series Collection Exhibit
    • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library
  • Ecumenical Gospel Service 
    • 11 a.m.
    • Lorimer Chapel
    • This service will highlight guest gospel artists David Dupree and David Powell, marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Hosted by Colby’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 1st Congregational Church of Waterville, Pleasant St. Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and 1st Congregational Church of Winslow. All are welcome.