The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS) is a celebration of student scholarship. On May 1 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, and they will participate in musical performances, a speech contest sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, and other expressions of intellectual engagement.
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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 30, will feature many forms of artistic expression — music, dance, theater, visual arts etc. — to highlight creative scholarship at Colby.