Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3. The Alumni Relations Office reports that 1,400 visitorsalumni and families of current studentsare registered to participate in weekend activities. Events listed below are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.
Bluegrass musician Tim O'Brien '76 rallies audiences with his spirited tunes on CDs like his latest, "Traveler." Now he takes his talent from the stage to the big screen, in Bluegrass Journey, a documentary that's touring the country and recently played at the Maine International Film Festival. Dubbed by Variety as "a genuine crowd-pleaser," the film explores the culture around the music featuring top musicians, O'Brien prominent among them.
Cellist Steve Witkin will give a concert titled "Bach to Beatrice: Beautiful Music for Cello and Piano" on Saturday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in Colby College's Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center. Witkin will be accompanied by Cheryl Tschanz, adjunct associate professor of music at Colby. The concert will feature music composed by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Samuel Barber and Beatrice Witkin. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College was honored in Boston Thursday with an Environmental Merit Award from the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes exceptional work and commitment to the environment in 2003. "Colby College is 'walking-the-talk' when it comes to combining strong academic environmental programs with tangible actions to reduce the environmental impact of its campus operations," the agency said in a press release.
United States Circuit Judge Richard Sheppard Arnold of Little Rock, Ark., was honored as the 2004 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award on Tuesday, March 30, at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Judge Sheppard is a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth District.
Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2002, will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on May 23, President William D. Adams announced. Russo served on the Colby faculty from 1991 through 1996 and returned to Colby this year to teach creative writing.
Native American poet, author and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will deliver the lecture "Without Reservations: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic and Highly Irreverent Look at the World" on Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Colby College. The event will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Humanitarian, hostage negotiator and former hostage Terry Waite will deliver the lecture "Moral and Ethical Decisions" on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Colby College. The event will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Tabletop Arenas, an exhibit of contemporary still-life paintings, will open its national tour on March 28 at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. It will remain on view through June 13. An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Saturday, March 6, Japanese musicians Yoko Hiraoka, Kyokko Suga and Motoshige Kai will perform a concert of Japanese music for string instruments at Colby College in Waterville. The concert, part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul J. Schupf Wing of the Colby College Museum of Art. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Our Country's Good, winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award, will be performed at Colby College March 12 and 13. It is part of the college's 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is free.
Celebrated speaker, writer and teacher Cornel West will deliver the keynote address of the fourth annual Colby Diversity Conference on Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The conference, titled "Mosaic: What Do You See?", will be held at Colby College in Waterville on March 5 and 6. All conference events are free of charge and open to the public.
LEWISTON, Maine -- Maine Campus Compact (MCC) awarded the Donald Harward Award for Service-Learning Excellence to three faculty members at three Maine colleges. Susan Fickett, Director of Service Learning and Nursing Faculty at Saint Josephs College, Mark Tappan, Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at Colby College, and Professor W. Bumper White, Coordinator of Collaborative Learning And School Success Professional Development School Program and Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine: Lewiston-Auburn College were recognized for their accomplishments in service-learning, an instructional method in which students learn through involvement in service that meets a community need.
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale will perform on Saturday, February 28, at Colby College. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series, it is open to the public and free of charge.
She-Who-Loves, the newest production from Maine-based Figures of Speech Theatre, will be performed at Colby College February 26 through 28. It is part of the colleges 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged. The production is intended for adult audiences.
On Wednesday, February 11, Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies at Cornell and author of All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America, will speak about "Jews and Rock 'n' Roll." The 7 p.m. talk, Colby College's annual Lipman Lecture, will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.