Waterville Kickoff Celebration

Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
3:00-9:00 p.m.
Pugh Center, Cotter Union

8:00 p.m.

International dessert receptions featuring music performances by Colby students and faculty

Palm Court Jazz Club at the Spa: A Tribute to New Orleans

Joseph Family Spa, Cotter Union

Colby Voices in Harmony
Dana Lawn

World Music
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

9:30 p.m. 

9:45 p.m.

Procession from Dana Lawn to Johnson Pond

Fireworks over Johnson Pond
Spectators please gather on the Roberts Building side of the pond.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005
9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m.

Pugh Center, Cotter Union

10:00 a.m.

From Lake Preservation to Tiger Conservation: Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) To Address Local and Global Environmental Issues
Room 1, F. W. Olin Science Center

Facilitated by F. Russell Cole, Oak Professor of Biological Sciences

Colby environmental studies faculty and students will discuss ways they are using spatial models and the latest in GIS technology to address interdisciplinary environmental challenges in Maine and Asia. Students will share their unique perspectives on the impact of internships and research experiences.

Featured presenters:
David Firmage, Clara C. Piper Professor of Environmental Studies
Philip Nyhus, assistant professor of environmental studies
Phoebe Lehmann Zarnetske '01, graduate student, Utah State University School of Forest, Range and Wildlife Sciences
Sarah Becker '06
Andrew Johnson '06

Telling Our Stories: Creative Writing and the Power of the Imagination

Edwin Arlington Robinson Memorial Room, Miller Library

Facilitated by Jennifer Finney Boylan, professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program

Colby writers, past and present, along with their professors, discuss the transformative powers of invention as a tool for understanding the self and connecting to community. Hear these writers--a poet,  a novelist, and memoirists--read from their own work. Authors include faculty members in the Creative Writing Program, students in the program, and an alumna whose new novel has just been published by Simon & Schuster.

Featured presenters:
Adrian Blevins, assistant professor of English
Erin Gallery '08
Meghan Gallery '06
Stephanie Doyon '93
Patrick Sanders '08

11:00 a.m.

The Goldfarb Center: Connecting Colby to the Community
Room 100, Lovejoy Building

Facilitated by Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement will highlight some of the curricular and programmatic initiatives that connect to the local community, sharing the perspectives of students, faculty, and those in the community who work with Colby on these programs.

Featured presenters:
Michael Donihue '79, associate professor of economics
Susan Goss, director, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
Casey Dunton '06, director of the Colby Volunteer Center
Alison McArdle '07, mentor, Colby Cares About Kids

Tours of the Colby College Museum of Art
Led by Daniel Rosenfeld, Carolyn A. Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art and professor of art, and Sharon Corwin, Lunder Curator of American Art

Special Exhibit: Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences

There will be a continuous showing in the lobby of the museum of the Maine Art Museum Trail episode featuring the Colby College Museum or Art, produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network in summer 2005.

12:15 p.m.
Buffet Luncheon
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

Welcome remarks by President William D. Adams

1:30 p.m.

U.S. Reach in Today's World: A Colby Discussion of American
Foreign Policy
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

Facilitated by L. Sandy Maisel, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government and co-director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Colby alumni and faculty will share perspectives on the extent of current American commitments and involvement abroad. Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement


Patrice Franko, Grossman Professor of Economics
Robert Gelbard '64 H'02 P'03, former United States ambassador to Indonesia
Dan Harris '93 H'05, ABC news correspondent
Admiral Gregory Johnson P'98 (USN Ret.), member of the Goldfarb Center Advisory Board

Campus tours
Meet at the Pugh Center, Cotter Union

3:00 p.m.
Dedication Ceremony for the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
Lawn area adjacent to the alumni center

Performance by After Eight
4:00 p.m.
Tours of the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

6:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m.

Reaching the World Kickoff Celebration Reception
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Semi-formal attire

Reaching the World Kickoff Celebration Dinner
Field House, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

9:00 p.m.
Swinging From the Stars, with Jim Ciampi and the Manhattan Nine
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005

9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

Remarks by Richard A. Ammons, vice president for college relations


For further information or if you have questions regarding the kickoff weekend, please contact the Office of Donor Relations at 1-888-696-7052 or santonel@colby.edu.

If you need special assistance or require a handicapped parking permit for your car, please contact Suzanne Antonelli at the above number by October 14, 2005.

There will be a handicapped accessible van available after the Schair-Swenson-Watson dedication ceremony and following the Campaign Kickoff Dinner to shuttle guests to their cars in various parking lots across campus. The van will run from 4 to 11 p.m.

Planning your stay in the Waterville area? Please see the accommodations section of our Web site.