Colby College is pleased to announce its May events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall: A Documentary Film
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Using bingo as a lens to examine community life in Central Maine, Town Hall depicts the importance of and relevance of bingo to the Waterville community and the profound effect it has on the individual players.
Contact: Zach Russem, 917-613-9829, zdrussem@colby.edu

Wednesday-Friday, May 3-5
Undergraduate Research Symposium
For the seventh year, students will present findings from their research projects.
More information is available online
Contact: Professors Russ Cole (859-5728, frcole@colby.edu) and David Firmage (859-5730, David.Firmage@colby.edu

Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote Address
Environmental Justice for All
with sociologist Robert D. Bullard
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Round-the-clock images of the human toll of Hurricane Katrina forced long-ignored issues of race and class into America’s living rooms — and brought Robert Bullard’s decades-long struggle for environmental justice to the forefront. A sociology professor at Clark Atlanta University, Bullard is the founder of the school’s Environmental Justice Resource Center and the author of 12 books, including Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality and The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution
Contact: Professors Russ Cole (859-5728, frcole@colby.edu) and David Firmage (859-5730, David.Firmage@colby.edu)

Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m.
Energy Management Forum
Colby College Campus
Several workshops will educate high school students about the effects of energy consumption on the environment and the connection to global climate change. The program, organized by the Environmental Studies Program and the Goldfarb Center, is designed to help young people cultivate responsible attitudes toward energy use over the long term.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Music At Colby Series: Colby College Chorale, Colby-Kennebec Choral Society, and the Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel 
Handel’s “Messiah” is one of the world’s most well-known and well-loved choral masterpieces. The work was already so popular in Mozart’s day that he re-scored some of Handel’s orchestration for a late 18th-century Viennese orchestra. In recognition of the 250th anniversary year of Mozart’s birth, Music at Colby presents Mozart’s re-orchestrated version. Soloists include mezzo-soprano Gloria Raymond, bass Peter Allen, soprano Kendra Colton, and tenor Frank Kelley.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m.
The Last Hoorah
The Sierra Leone Aid Project/International Club Concert

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
A medley of various student musical ensembles on campus will perform to raise money for the Sierra Leone Aid Project, which will send a group of Colby students to Sierra Leone in June to help fight malaria. The benefit event costs $2.
Contact: Kirsten Duda, kaduda@colby.edu

Saturday, May 6, 9 p.m.
Queer Cabaret
Strider Theater, Runnals Building 
A cabaret sponsored by the Bridge and Theater and Dance. Tickets are $3 for general admission and $2 for students and seniors. For ticket information, call the box office at 859-4535 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday the week of the performance.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520, djward@colby.edu

Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m.
Colby-Bates Ballroom Competition
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union 
Contact: Katherine Renwick, krenwick@colby.edu

Sunday, May 7, 3 p.m.
Opening Reception for William Ingham: Paintings and Drawings
Colby College Museum of Art
Seattle-born artist and Colby College alumnus William Ingham ’66 is known for his fusion of bicoastal influences and loose Abstract Expressionist painting. Rich in color and sweeping movement and drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, Ingham creates paintings that are at once both dreamlike and organic.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600, museum@colby.edu

Tuesday, May 9, 3 p.m.
The Race for Governor: Republican Candidates
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Republican candidates — former U.S. Representative David Emery and State Senators Peter Mills and Chandler Woodcock — will convene on a panel to present their plans for victory in 2006.
Contact: Colby Republicans, nsbetz@colby.edu

Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Lecture by Nikki Giovanni, Jr.
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union 
Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr., a poet, writer, commentator, activist, and teacher, is known for being outspoken. Always insisting on presenting the truth as she sees it, she has maintained a prominent place as a strong voice of the black community. Author of more than two dozen books, Giovanni has received 21 honorary doctorates and a host of other awards, including “Woman of the Year” awards from three different magazines.
Contact: Sammie Robinson, 859-4256, strobins@colby.edu

Thursday, May 11, 3 p.m.
Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Colby College Museum of Art
The exhibition includes works by senior art majors Greyson Brooks, Caroline Cotter, Helen Emory, Hui Kim, Kirsten Lawson, Sarah Lindeke-Wolff, Alexis McCallister, Courtney Page, Meghan Race, Kurt Schleicher, Katie Weden and Steven Weinberg.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600, museum@colby.edu

Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m.
American Dreams Documentary Film Screenings
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
Student-created documentary films are on topics ranging from veterans in Maine, the making of wooden boats, Maine handicapped skiing, bingo in Central Maine, Dennis Dechaine and the “Trial and Error” group, and Maine’s rape crisis response.
Contact: Professor Phyllis Mannocchi, 859-5273, pfmannoc@colby.edu

Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.
Commencement with address by columnist Anna Quindlen
Miller Library Lawn
Members of the public should bring chairs. In inclement weather, the ceremony may be moved to the Alfond Athletic Center, in which case tickets are required.
Contact: Ruth Jacobs, 859-4353, pr@colby.edu

Up-to-date events listings are available online as is an interactive map of the Colby campus.

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Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

May 7 – July 9
William Ingham: Paintings and Drawings
Seattle-born artist and Colby College alumnus William Ingham ’66 is known for his fusion of bicoastal influences and loose Abstract Expressionist painting. Drawing from multiple movements including the New York School and Minimalism, the artist maintains the autonomy of his paintings and the refusal of immediately recognizable imagery. Rich in color and sweeping movement and drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, Ingham creates paintings that are at once both dreamlike and organic. Large canvases and concentrated hues further Ingham’s exploration of scale, stroke, and line, resulting in lavish and complex paintings that are carefully and deliberately produced.

May 11 – May 28
Senior Art Exhibition
The exhibition brings together art by students who have completed extensive work in their medium. It includes works by senior art majors Greyson Brooks, Caroline Cotter, Helen Emory, Hui Kim, Kirsten Lawson, Sarah Lindeke-Wolff, Alexis McCallister, Courtney Page, Meghan Race, Kurt Schleicher, Katie Weden and Steven Weinberg.

January 15 – May 21
Six Centuries of European Art: Selections from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Works from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of Late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art. Highlights include a 15th-century alabaster Head of St. John the Baptist (anonymous), Biagio d’Antonio da Firenze’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness (c. 1476), Antonio Balestra’s St. Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel, and the Rococo diptych The Triumph of Love by Charles Joseph Natorie. Complementary works from Colby’s collection include Luca Giordano’s Hercules on the Funeral Pyre (c. 1665-70), etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco Goya, and A Wooded Landscape by Gaspard Dughet (late 17th century).