WOCA will be having a Tea Time about vaginal health and perception with a health center representative there and amongst ourselves as women.


The Class of 2015 will graduate in this ceremony featuring Robert Redford, the iconic independent filmmaker who founded the Sundance Film Festival, delivering the commencement address. In addition to Redford, honorary degree recipients will include Posse Foundation president and founder Deborah Bial; arts, education, and environmental philanthropist Andrew Davis ’85; TIAA-CREF president and CEO Roger Ferguson Jr.; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas.

The ceremony will be held on the Miller Library lawn, weather permitting. In the case of rain the ceremony will be moved to the Alfond Athletic Center and tickets will be required for admission to the gymnasium. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will be available on Colby’s website.

For more information see colby.edu/commencement.


How can we grow our own food while healing ecosystems? Can we dare to imagine designed ecosystems that produce food and useful products for all species? Jesse Watson, who operates Midcoast Permaculture Design, will discuss permaculture, a system of perennial agriculture emphasizing the use of renewable natural resources and the enrichment of local ecosystems. Watson will address food-system design and introduce permaculture design process principles and methods with Maine case studies. Watson does permaculture planning and installation for residential and farm clients and teaches permaculture design for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).


What does our community look like through the eyes of a fifth grader?

A collaboration between the Alfond Youth Center and Colby students and faculty empowered a group of local fifth graders to explore their world through photography. Inspired by Colby’s 2014-15 humanities theme, Migrations, the fifth graders produced photographs that address how they imagine journeys: through movement, foreignness, travel, and transportation. Their pictures and texts describe how they navigate their surroundings now and how they might reimagine them in the future.

Refreshments will be served.