Students Secure One Watson, One Fulbright, and Two Projects for Peace

Sujie Zhu ’15 is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Kara Witherill ’15 is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, and Guillermo Sapaj ’15 and Benard Kibet ’18 both won Davis Projects for Peace grants. All were announced in March. WATSON Sujie Zhu ’15 won a 2015 Watson Fellowship, a $30,000 stipend to spend a year traveling...

Association for Jewish Studies Publishes Freidenreich Essay

Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich published an essay, “Flipping a Jewish Studies Classroom,” on the pedagogy website for the Association for Jewish Studies on March 19. The essay explores Freidenreich’s process of revising his Conceptions of Jews and Judaism course, in which he introduced technology to ensure students’ comprehension of the...

Nature Photographer Cites Wilson’s Article on Eurasian Collared Dove

Noted Maine nature photographer and bird enthusiast Robin R. Robinson referenced Professor of Biosciences Herb Wilson’s article on the Eurasian collared dove in a recent MAINE Birds Facebook thread. The conversation began with a picture of a Eurasian collared dove spotted in Colorado and continued with a discussion concerning whether or not the species is...

Giving Day Breaks Records

Last year the Colby community came together for Giving Day and raised more money by midnight on Feb. 27 than ever before. This year, they took it to the next level. Celebrated on the anniversary of the College’s 1813 charter signing, Giving Day is dedicated to fundraising and highlighting the role gifts play in the...

Hunsicker ’15 Wins Eastern Sociological Society Poster Award

Madeline Hunsicker ’15 is one of six undergraduate winners of the Eastern Sociological Society‘s Undergraduate Poster Session Award for her honors thesis in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her project, titled “Swipe: Affective and Experiential Implications of the First Sex Act,” was chosen from a pool of approximately 150 posters. She presented her poster at the annual...

Colby Second in Sustainability in North America

Colby has the second-highest sustainability rating among 260 schools rated in the premier sustainability tracking system in North America. Of the 77 schools to earn gold ratings, only Green Mountain College, a school of 826 students in Poultney, Vt., has a higher Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) rating than Colby’s 75.65, according to...

Ericson to Perform at UMA

Arts Librarian Margaret D. Ericson will perform with the Ladies of the Lake in A St. Patty’s Day Special at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall Auditorium March 15 at 2 p.m. The Ladies of the Lake play traditional Celtic instrumental music and sing ballads. Ericson’s participation in Ladies of the Lake reflects her academic...

Khan Named NESCAC Men’s Squash Coach of the Year

Sakhi Khan, men’s and women’s squash coach, was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s squash coach of the year when all-conference teams were announced Feb. 26. Khan also accepted the College Squash Association’s most improved team award on behalf of the women’s team. The CSA honor, presented at the College Squash...

Chamber Choir to Play Carnegie Hall March 9

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Through Mayflower Hill and the Colby College Chamber Choir. Eighteen students under the direction of choral director Nicolás Alberto Dosman will perform in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Monday, March 9. It’s the only ensemble on the bill. So how big a deal is that? Replied...

Taylor’s The Virgin Warrior Published in Dutch

In November 2014 Dutch publisher Veen Media purchased the rights to Professor of History Larissa Taylor’s book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. The publisher has now completed the translation of the book, and the Dutch version, titled Jeanne d’Arc,will be available Feb. 27. The Virgin Warrior was originally published in 2009 by...

Orlando Recognized by Kennedy Center

  The Department of Theater and Dance‘s production of Orlando received a special Merit Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region I) for Design/Performance “Moment” Ensemble Work and Collaborative Design/Performance Ensemble. Orlando was developed and rehearsed as part of the courses Stagecraft I, Applied Performance/Production, and Advanced Topics in Design. Students in these courses served as...

Six Professors Awarded Tenure

At its February meeting the Colby College Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of President David A. Greene, awarded tenure to six accomplished professors who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, in their scholarship, and in service to the College. “This is an extraordinary collection of scholars who consistently inspire and challenge students in the classroom,”...

Blevins Publishes Poems, Is Interviewed

Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins has published three poems from a book in progress and prior work on Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video. The poems published on Vox Populi are “If the Universe Sends Me a Grip,”  “Bloodline,” and “Explanation.” Blevins also recently published “Trigger Warning” on BODY,...

Green Embraces Still-Life Photography on Sabbatical

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green is spending his sabbatical creating a large group of photographs, attending an artist colony, and putting his earlier work into a book or folio form. Green spent part of the fall at Artestudio Ginestrelle, a small artist residency at the foot of Mount Subasio in the Umbrian region of...

African-American Studies Launches Annual Black History Month Named Lecture

A new annual lectureship, the Marion Osborne Matheson Black History Month Lecture, will be inaugurated Feb. 19 this year. Colby’s African-American Studies Program established the annual lecture to advance the celebration of Black History Month and to honor the late Matheson, who was Colby’s first African-American woman graduate, a member of the Class of 1900....

Gilkes Article Among Most-Read

An article by MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Cheryl Townsend Gilkes was one of the most-downloaded articles published in Routledge’s social science journals in 2014. As such, it is available to the public through June 2015 free of charge. “With My Face to the Rising Sun: Islam and the Construction of Afro-Christian Tradition...

Applications for Colby College Class of 2019 Soar

Just one month after reporting a 22-percent increase in Early Decision I applications, Colby’s Office of Admissions reports a substantial increase in total applications for the Class of 2019. This year’s applicant pool is the largest, the most highly qualified, and the most ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse in the College’s 202-year history. A total...

Moland Authors Chapter in Book on Hegel

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland authored a chapter in an edited book. Titled “Hegel’s Philosophy of History,” the chapter appears in G.W.F. Hegel: Key Concepts, edited by Michael Baur and published by Routledge in 2014.

Millones Publishes Article in Hispanófila

Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish Luis Millones published “The Bezoar Stone: A Natural Wonder in the New World” in volume 171 of Hispanófila. Hispanófila publishes essays on literary, linguistic, and cultural topics related to the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.

Plesch Publishes in Journal of Semiotics

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published the article “Come capire i graffiti di Arborio?” (“How to Understand the Graffiti of Arborio?”) in Immagini Efficacy (Efficacious Images), a special issue of Rivista di semiotica (Journal of Semiotics), in 2014.