Colby College is gearing up for its annual Reunion Weekend, June 4-6, when Colby graduates spanning seven decades of classes will return to campus with spouses, families and friends. In all some 1,400 visitors from 35 states and three foreign countries are expected in Waterville, and local hotels, restaurants and shops expect to see an increase in traffic around the event, according to Kimberly Lindlof, president of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. On Friday night Karl Dornish ’54, of Winslow, Maine, will receive a Colby Brick award as one of eight people receiving alumni awards. A parade of classes at 11 a.m. on Saturday will proceed through the Ludy and Pacy Levine Athletic Grounds to the gymnasium. Saturday afternoon events listed below are open to the public free.

2 p.m.
Saturday, June 5
The People of Townshend, Vermont
. Writer and photographer Karl Decker ’54 will exhibit and discuss black and white photos from his five-year documentary project, “The People of Townshend, Vermont.” Room 203, Lovejoy Building

Pets Have a Story to Tell. Cindy Fischer ’64, pet-care consultant and author of a holistic guide to the emotional development of pets, will talk about her energy-balancing program for companion animals. Room 211, Lovejoy Building

Quiet Images for Reflection and Healing. Jane Master Rohrbach ’69 will show photos from her award-winning book, which pairs images reflecting the beauty of nature with healing thoughts.
Room 208, Lovejoy Building

The History of the New York City Water Supply. Christopher Tompkins ’89, author of The Croton Dam and Aqueduct: New York, will talk about his photo history of the construction of the New York City water supply in the early 19th century, a great engineering success story of its time.
Room 215, Lovejoy Building

The Greening of Colby and the New Colby Green. Colby’s Physical Plant Department Director Patricia Murphy will talk about construction of the elliptical 75,000-square-foot Colby Green, future site of three new buildings, including the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center.
Room 1, F.W. Olin Science Center

Girlfighting: Distinguishing Reality From Media Hype. Are today’s girls really meaner and more violent? Lyn Mikel Brown, associate professor of education and of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, will talk about her recent book, Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls.
Room 105, Keyes Science Center

3 p.m.
Saturday, June 5
The Wise Management of Grief
. Victor Scalise ’54, a founder of the National Center for Death Education, will speak about dying, death and bereavement.
Room 205, Lovejoy Building

The Tip of the Spear: Vantage Point in the Drive to Baghdad. Boston Globe reporter Brian MacQuarrie ’74 will talk about his experiences covering the September 11, 2001, attacks, the war on terror in Afghanistan and the reconstitution of the Afghan government, and the war in Iraq.
Room 1, F.W. Olin Science Center

The Renaissance of Craft Brewing and the Shipyard Brewing Company. Shipyard’s Bruce Forsley ’79 will lead a discussion of microbreweries and a beer tasting.
Room 105, Keyes Science Building

PIGe Bank. Michael Cameron ’89 and Brian Murphy ’89, entrepreneurs of PIGe Bank, will tell the story of two entrepreneurs, their design studio, a dot com bust, the Russian mob and a pig who wouldn’t die.
Room 213, Lovejoy Building

3-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 5, Marchese Bluelight Pub, Cotter Union
Colby author book signing
. Cindy Fischer ’64 will sign Our Pets Have a Story to Tell ; Richard Friary ’64 will sign Skate Sailing: A Complete Guide and Job$ in the Drug Industry: A Career Guide for Chemists; Jane Master Rohrbach ’69 will sign Quiet Images; Gregory Pfitzer ’79 will sign Picturing the Past: Illustrated Histories and the American Imagination, 1840-1900; Sally O. Lee ’84 will sign Lucy, Drageena’s New Shoes, Magdalena Finds the Golden Pear, The ABC Coloring Book, Penny’s Favorite Holiday, Lucy’s Halloween, and Tinkerella and the Blue Door; Christopher R. Tompkins ’89 will sign The Croton Dam and Aqueduct; Professor Lyn Mikel Brown will sign Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls, Raising Their Voices: The Politics of Girls’ Anger, and Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development; and Professor Elizabeth Leonard will sign Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War and All the Daring of the Soldier.

On Friday night the Alumni Association will present awards. Reverend Victor Scalise ’54 (Brookline, Mass.) will receive the Ernest C. Marriner Distinguished Service Award. Rae Jean Braunmuller Goodman ’69 (Annapolis, Md.) will receive the Outstanding Educator Award. Giovanni Apicella (spouse of Libby Corydon-Apicella ’74), James Crawford ’64 (Richmond, Va.), Linda Johnson Crawford ’64 (Richmond, Va.), Karl Dornish ’54 (Winslow, Maine), Todd Halloran ’84 (Darien, Conn.), Colleen A. Khoury ’64 will receive Colby Brick Awards.

For information on activities contact the Colby Alumni Relations Office at 207-872-3190 or visit the reunion Web site at