The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS) is a celebration of student scholarship. On April 30, 2015, the Colby community will come together to recognize and celebrate students’ many forms of scholarly engagement.

Students will share their research and creative scholarship in posters, presentations, and other projects.  They will also participate in musical performances, a speech contest sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, and other expressions of intellectual engagement.

Watch: A Celebration of Scholarship

About the Symposium

Colby’s faculty voted to create CLAS to extend the positive impact of its predecessor — the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium. By dedicating a full day to student scholarship, rather than multiple days when presentations competed with class time, students will be able to engage with faculty and the community in more direct and focused ways. The event will be launched the preceding evening in the Colby Museum of Art, with a celebration of the arts. Wednesday, April 29, will feature many forms of artistic expression — music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, etc. — to highlight creative scholarship at Colby.