Our Country’s Good Performed March 12-13

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.

Cornel West to Speak at Colby Diversity Conference March 6

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.

Campus Compact honors Tappan for service-learning

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 Joseph’s 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.

Aardvark Jazz and Colby Chorale Perform February 28

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 Performed at Colby Feb. 26-28

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 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 charged. The production is intended for adult audiences.

Jews and Rock ‘n’ Roll Lecture February 11

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.

Renowned Impressionist Paintings on View at Colby Museum

The Joan Whitney Payson Collection will return to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, beginning Sunday, February 15. The collection of 21 works, which will be on view through June 6, contains paintings by world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists.

Still Lifes by Engman On View at Colby Museum

On February 8 an exhibit of still-life paintings by Bevin Engman will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 21. The exhibit will feature 16 paintings by Engman, including oil on wood panels and several gouache collages. An opening reception will be held at the museum Sunday, February 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Colby Presents Sondheim’s Company, Feb. 6-8 and 12-14

Company, Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical about love and friendships, will be performed at Colby College February 6 through 8 and 12 through 14. The musical 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 charged.

Exhibiting Signs of Age Opens at Colby Museum

While the U.S. population is increasingly made up of people over the age of 65, the media is saturated with images of youth and advertisements for products that promise to counteract the effects of age. On February 12 Exhibiting Signs of Age will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 28. Exhibiting Signs of Age explores the American culture's denigration of aging and representations of aging in 20th-century and contemporary artistic practice.

Zen Art and Culture at Colby Museum

Zen Art and Culture will be on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 29 through March 28. The exhibition of traditional and modern sculptures, prints and ceramics explores the relationship between Zen ideas and artistic practice in Japan.

Colby Mourns Death of Ian Holt ’07

Ian Holt, 18, died in an automobile crash in Woodstock, Vermont, at about 8 p.m. on January 1. Holt was a member of Colby’s Class of 2007.

Maine Crafts on Exhibit at Colby Museum

The development and future of crafts in Maine will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville December 7 through January 25 in the Maine Crafts Association (MCA)'s 20th anniversary exhibition, 20/20 enVision. The exhibit includes works by established and emerging craft artists. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

Memorial Project Vietnam on View at Colby Museum

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba will exhibit two of his latest film installations in the exhibit MATRIX 203: Memorial Project Vietnam at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville November 6 to February 8. Nguyen-Hatsushiba creates lyrical, graceful and spellbinding films that explore Vietnamese history and identity. Raised in Japan and educated in the United States, the artist now lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. and the public is invited.

Colby Presents The Man of Mode, Nov. 14-15 and 21-22

Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance will present a 21st-century interpretation of Sir George Etherege's cynical 17th-century comedy The Man of Mode on November 14, 15, 21 and 22. The play 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 charged.

Colby Museum to Hold Student Gallery Lectures

The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will hold a series of lectures this fall by Colby students in the museum's docent program. The Student Docent Gallery Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn more about works of art in the museum’s extensive permanent collection from students who conducted independent research on a chosen topic. All talks begin in the museum lobby. The series is open to the public and free of charge.

Shenandoah Shakespeare Presents Three Plays at Colby, Nov. 5-7

The internationally-acclaimed theater company Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will perform The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry IV, Part One and Two Gentlemen of Verona at Colby College in November as part of their 2003-04 Excellent Motion tour. The performances are 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 charged.

Tribune Reporters Discuss Capital Punishment at Colby’s Lovejoy Convocation

It is nothing short of a myth "that all criminal defendants are served by competent attorneys, that they are brought to trial by only fair-minded police and prosecutors, and that their fates are weighed by only unbiased juries and judges," Steve Mills told a crowd at Colby College on Wednesday as he and Maurice Possley, both reporters for the Chicago Tribune, received the 2003 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism.

Chicago Tribune Reporters To Receive 2003 Lovejoy Award

A pair of investigative journalists whose reporting for the Chicago Tribune led to pardons for wrongly accused death row inmates and to a blanket commutation of death sentences in Illinois will receive the 51st Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College. Steve Mills and Maurice Possley will receive the award for courage in pursuit of the truth at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in Colby's Lorimer Chapel in Waterville. The public is invited to hear them speak.