Schwalm ’99 Shoots NFL Photo of the Year

Mary Schwalm '99, of North Andover, Mass., took photo-of-the-year honors in the 43rd annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest for a shot from the New England vs. Green Bay game Dec. 19.

Nyhus on Working With Students and Tigers

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus recently sat down with insideColby's Josephine Liang '14 to talk about his work saving tigers and preparing   students for challenges ahead.

Three Fulbright Fellows

Three seniors were awarded prestigious Fulbright fellowships and will put their German language skills to use teaching in Germany and Austria after graduation.

New Works, New Promo

With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.

Akun Cambodia Helps Women

Natalie Deuschle '11 started the Akun Cambodia project to help women suffering from HIV/AIDS support themselves. The project sells the women's handmade bags to benefit the Salvation Centre school in Battambang, Cambodia.

11,100 Hours of CCAK Service

Seniors spent more than 11,000 hours over four years mentoring in Colby Cares About Kids. But it's not about hours. "They change your life," Tasha De Sherbinin '11 tells insideColby podcaster Emily Fleming '12.

Singers Soar in Spain

Sixty members of the Colby College Chorale traveled to southern Spain over spring break to perform in ancient (and resonant) cathedrals and churches.

Hogwarts on the Hill

The Colby Quidditch Club is honing its broom work, and its Harry Potter jargon, with an eye on intercollegiate competition, insideColby reports.

Staging the Full Cycle

This week Dick Sewell (theater and dance, emeritus) realizes a lifelong ambition: directing all five plays in W.B. Yeats's The Cuchulain Cycle in a unified performance.

Competition: Five Minutes, $15K

After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.

Hoshino Wins SFS Research Award

Daniel Hoshino '11 of Newton, Mass., was awarded the School for Field Studies Distinguished Student Researcher Award for marine studies he conducted during spring semester 2010.

Nicole Rabata’s Debut CD

Flutist Nicole Rabata, applied music associate, recently released her first CD, Armorica. A review in Colby magazine calls it "long overdue."

Reviving Johnson Day

Johnson Day, a Colby tradition from the 1950s and '60s where students cleaned up campus and planted trees, is being revived starting Saturday, April 2.

Cinema Studies Minor Offered

Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.

Projects for Peace Winners

Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace grants: one to make documentary films about intentional communities, the other to empower women in Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.

Acosta ’11 Wins Social Action Award

Jessica Acosta '11 won a national social action award for her efforts leading the Bridge, Colby's student organization focusing on LGBTQ issues, and for her activism in Maine and New England.

Speaking for Maine’s Governor

Dan Demeritt '94 is becoming a familiar voice in Maine. As communications director for Governor Paul LePage, he speaks for the state's new Republican administration.

Spring Break Service

As students scatter for spring break, some have chosen service. An Alternative Spring Break trip takes one group of volunteers to New York, and the Colby Christian Fellowship takes another to New Orleans.

Tuition Runs Out Day

Colby's comprehensive fee covers operations during the school year up to March 10, after which philanthropic dollars take over for the remainder of the academic calendar, the Colby Fund office explains.