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Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville
Friday through Sunday, October 10-12. The following events will be open
to the public, and all are free of charge, except for Friday’s C Club
Centennial Dinner.

Friday, October 10

  • At 4 p.m. in Room 14 of Miller Library, author Edward Tenner
    will present the lecture “If Technology’s Beyond Us, We Can Pretend
    It’s Not There.” Tenner is the author of Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences and Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology.
  • At 5:30 p.m. in the lounge of Mary Low Hall, a Latino Heritage Month Poetry Reading will be held.
  • At 6 p.m. the C Club Centennial Dinner will be held in the
    Joseph Family Spa and the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The C
    Club, which supports Colby athletics, will recognize the Alfond and
    Levine families as the C Club Family of the Century. The honor
    recognizes the unique contributions to Colby athletics by Harold and
    Bibby Levine Alfond ’38 and Bibby’s brothers, Lewis “Ludy” Levine ’21
    and Percy “Pacy” Levine ’27. Advance tickets are required. Call
    207-872-3190 for information.
  • At 6 p.m. there will be a performance of Buried Child in Strider Theater of Runnals Building.
  • At 7 p.m. a Latino Heritage Month Poetry Reading will be held in the Mary Low Coffeehouse.

    Saturday, October 11

  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Colby Craft Fair will be held
    in the Field House of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. The fair is
    one of Maine’s finest and features jewelry, woodwork, furniture, toys,
    wreaths, wrought iron, weaving and other work by more than 90 crafters.
  • At 10:45 a.m. in Room 105 of Keyes Science Building, Paul
    Greenwood, associate professor of biology, will present “Eating
    Jellyfish: Dining with Slime and Stingers.”
  • At 10:45 a.m. in Room 14 of Miller Library, an ALANA
    (African-American, Latino/a, Asian, and Native-American) Alumni
    Discussion Panel will be held.
  • At 11:45 a.m. in Room 100 of Lovejoy Building, Nikky
    Guninder-Singh, Crawford Family Professor of Religion, will present
    “Beyond Diversity: Learning and Living Together.”
  • At 12:30 p.m. at Seaverns Football Field, the Ludy and Pacy
    Levine Athletic Grounds will be dedicated in honor of the late
    Waterville brothers, who were alumni of the college and ardent
    supporters of Colby athletics. The dedication will take place prior to
    the Colby-Amherst game.
  • At 12:45 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center,
    Jennifer Finney Boylan, professor of English, will discuss her memoir, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.
  • At 2 p.m. Daniel Rosenfeld, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the
    Colby College Museum of Art, will lead a tour of the Colby College
    Museum of Art. Meet in the museum lobby beforehand.
  • At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center, Colby Improv will present group performances.
  • At 3:30 p.m. a groundbreaking ceremony for the Colby Green will take place across Mayflower Hill Drive from Miller Library.
  • At 4:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union, Jan Willis, author of Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman’s Spiritual Journey, will be the speaker for the Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Family Symposium.
  • At 6 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music
    Center, there will be a jazz concert, conducted by Eric Thomas,
    director of band activities.
  • At 6 p.m. there will be a performance of Buried Child in Strider Theater of Runnals Building.
  • At 6:30 p.m. there will be a performance by Colby Dancers in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union.
  • At 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel Nancy and Robert Ludwig P’04
    will perform the organ recital “Music for Four Hands and Four Feet.”
    The Ludwigs have performed in churches, cathedrals and concert halls
    throughout North America and Europe and their program will include the
    music of Bach, Brahms and Dupré.

    All Weekend

  • The exhibit My Colby Weekend: A Photographic Depiction of Our Diverse Colby Community, which includes photos of Colby life taken by students, faculty and staff, will be on view in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union.
  • On view at the Colby College Museum of Art is Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy,
    an exhibit of 200 fine and decorative arts objects from the Society for
    the Preservation of New England Antiquities’ renowned collection. The
    furniture, paintings, needlework, ceramics and other items form a
    picture of life in New England in the mid-17th to mid-20th century. The
    museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 to
    4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    Visit www.colby.edu/alumni/family_homecoming to register or for more information on Family Homecoming Weekend.