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.

Richard Ammons Named Vice President for College Relations at Colby

Richard A. Ammons of Minneapolis, Minn., has been appointed vice president for college relations at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, effective November 1. Ammons brings to Colby more than 20 years of successful experience in development and advancement work at prestigious colleges and universities, most recently as vice president for college advancement at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where he served from 1995 through 2003. As vice president at Colby he will direct the college's development, alumni relations and communications offices.

Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby Oct. 10-12

Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday through Sunday, October 10-12. The following events will be open to the public, and all are free of charge, except for Friday's C Club Centennial Dinner.

Colby Theater and Dance Season Opens with

Slices of Life, a festival of 10-minute plays, will open the 2003-04 Theater and Dance season at Colby College in Waterville. Performances will be held Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. The festival will include several short plays by both prominent and promising playwrights. The festival is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby to Recognize Alfond and Levine Families at Homecoming

On Saturday, October 11, Colby College in Waterville will dedicate the Ludy and Pacy Levine Athletic Grounds in honor of the late Waterville brothers, who were alumni of the college and ardent supporters of Colby athletics. The dedication is part of the college's Family Homecoming Weekend, which will include the centennial celebration of Colby's C Club, an organization that supports Colby athletics. For its 100-year anniversary the C Club will recognize the Alfond and Levine families as the C Club Family of the Century. The honor recognizes the unique contributions to Colby athletics by Harold and Bibby Levine Alfond '38 and Bibby's brothers, Lewis "Ludy" Levine '21 and Percy "Pacy" Levine '27.

Colby to Recognize Alfond and Levine Families at Homecoming

On Saturday, October 11, Colby College in Waterville will dedicate the Ludy and Pacy Levine Athletic Grounds in honor of the late Waterville brothers, who were alumni of the college and ardent supporters of Colby athletics. The dedication is part of the college's Family Homecoming Weekend, which will include the centennial celebration of Colby's C Club, an organization that supports Colby athletics. For its 100-year anniversary the C Club will recognize the Alfond and Levine families as the C Club Family of the Century. The honor recognizes the unique contributions to Colby athletics by Harold and Bibby Levine Alfond '38 and Bibby's brothers, Lewis "Ludy" Levine '21 and Percy "Pacy" Levine '27.

Scholar and Poetry Critic Helen Vendler to Speak at Colby Commencement May 25

Helen Vendler, the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard and a world-renowned scholar of poetry written in English, will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 25. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of Miller Library and the public is invited. Vendler will address more than 500 members of Colby’s Class of 2003, their families, the faculty and guests.

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh Receives Honors

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh will deliver this year's baccalaureate address at the University of Southern California on May 15 in Bovard Auditorium in Los Angeles. Singh was named the Crawford Family Professor of Religion at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, beginning in the 2002-03 academic year and is chair of the religious studies department at Colby. She is an internationally recognized author and authority on Sikhism, feminist issues and poetics of the Sikh Gurus.

Colby Launches $6.2-million Campus Expansion

With plans to build four new buildings over the next 10 years, all of them across Mayflower Hill Drive from the existing academic quadrangle, Colby College will launch an expansive earthmoving and landscaping project later this year on the east side of its 714-acre campus in Waterville. Colby's Board of Trustees approved spending $6.2 million on the first phase of an ambitious plan to extend the campus, with the centerpiece of the new district to be called the Colby Green.