Orientation Schedule

New students arrived Tuesday, Aug. 26, for orientation activities and trips. The schedule of orientation activities is online and includes a new community-engagement component.

Olympic Proportions

Andrew Cox '10, studying in Hangzhou, China, was pictured in China's Today Morning Express in a story about foreign students in China following the Olympic games online.

2009 Commencement Speaker Announced

Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, will deliver Colby's 2009 Commencement address.

Colby Poets Featured

A radio program about poetry in Maine that features English professors Adrian Blevins and Ira Sadoff will air on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 14.

Liberal Hour Reviewed

The highly acclaimed new book by Colby professors G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) and Robert Weisbrot (history) is reviewed in the August 13 New York Times.

Folk Art Featured

The Maine Folk Art Trail, which includes 11 museums including the Colby College Museum of Art, was featured recently in the New York Times.

Learning to Conserve

At the Waterville Energy Expo on August 6, intern Joel Pitt '09 will help visitors learn to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Lovejoy Recipient Announced

Anne Hull, one of the Washington Post reporters who broke the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal, will receive the 2008 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Tasting Waterville

Colby is a sponsor of the 16th annual Taste of Greater Waterville on Weds., August 6. The festival features gourmet and ethnic foods, entertainment, children's activities, and more.

New Pavement

Fresh paving on Mayflower Hill Drive has smoothed the ride through campus. Full reconstruction of the road will begin in 2009.

Breaking News

Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo '00 recently appeared on NBC's Today Show to discuss a story he broke about a buried treasure.

Concerned About Anthropologists

With the recent deaths of two anthropologists in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military's practice of sending social scientists into war zones is being criticized.

Roadwork on Mayflower Hill

Colby is scheduled to pave Mayflower Hill Drive through campus on Friday, July 25, weather permitting. Only one lane will be open.

Summer Researchers Retreat

The first Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat took place July 24 and 25. A day of presentations was followed by whitewater rafting on the Kennebec.

Money for Science

A $1-million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will bolster science education at Colby and at a Waterville middle school.

International Film Fest

Colby is a key sponsor at the Maine International Film Festival, now in its 11th year. Actor John Turturro will receive an award at this year's festival, July 11-20. Read more.

Greening the Salad Bar

A student-run organic garden is supplying lettuce to Colby's dining halls for campers and conference-goers this summer. Learn more about student-initiated sustainability programs.

Simply Green

Colby is one of the institutions cited for energy-saving initiatives in Monday's Morning Sentinel. Director of Physical Plant Patricia Murphy described several more sophisticated College programs, then added: "We have a very low-tech solution to saving electricity. Two student workers during the winter go to the major classroom buildings and make sure all the windows are closed and doors locked." Read more.

Citing Creative Writing

Colby's Creative Writing Program is one of 200 programs featured in the latest edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers, a book that aims to help creative college-bound students choose the school that's right for them.

Explaining U.S. Elections Abroad

In Canada last week, Government Professor Sandy Maisel spoke to the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver and appeared on television and radio programs to discuss the 2008 U.S. elections. Read more.