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.

Faust: A Masked Telling Performed May 1-3

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College will present three performances of Faust: A Masked Telling Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on Colby's Waterville campus. Admission is charged.

Hadassah Lieberman to Lecture on Holocaust May 1

On Thursday, May 1, Hadassah Lieberman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and the wife of Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, will speak at Colby College in Waterville. Lieberman will deliver the annual Berger Lecture on the Holocaust and discuss her family's historic journeys, from the concentration camps of Europe to the presidential campaign trail. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Alfond Athletic Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Hadassah Lieberman to Lecture on Holocaust May 1

On Thursday, May 1, Hadassah Lieberman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and the wife of Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, will speak at Colby College in Waterville. Lieberman will deliver the annual Berger Lecture on the Holocaust and discuss her family's historic journeys, from the concentration camps of Europe to the presidential campaign trail. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Alfond Athletic Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

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

Helen Vendler, 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 May 25, President William D. Adams announced. Vendler is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Swedish Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the Modern Language Association.

Sha Sha Higby to Perform April 4

International performer and sculpture artist Sha Sha Higby will present The Yellow Cup, a solo dance performance, on Friday, April 4, at Colby College in Waterville. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building. An opportunity to meet the artist and examine her sculptural costumes will be provided.

Foreign and Familiar Photographs by Dee Peppe at Museum

Foreign and Familiar, a series of photographs by Dee Peppe will be shown at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville April 6 through June 8. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the museum on Sunday, April 13, from 2 - 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Contemporary African Art Exhibited at Colby Museum

Wire and Plastic, Leather and Grass: Contemporary African Creativities, an exhibit of objects from South Africa, Somalia and West African countries, is on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through June 8.

Colby Dance Theater Performs March 13-15

Colby Dance Theater, Colby's repertory dance company, will perform Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. The performances will feature four compositions in contemporary dance, choreographed and performed by professional choreographers and advanced students in the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby.

Collector Bruce Brown to Give Gallery Talk at Colby Museum Feb. 16

Bruce Brown, curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, who managed to assemble an extraordinary private collection of art over the last quarter century, will give a gallery talk about Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Bruce Brown Collection at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville on Sunday, February 16. The talk will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Contemporary Prints and Photographs, an exhibit of works by internationally recognized artists, is on view at the museum through March 23.

Portland String Quartet Opens Spring Music at Colby Concert Series Feb. 8

On Saturday, February 8, the Portland String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colby, will present a concert as part of the Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.