This year's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award will honor the late Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal, Colby College President William D. Adams has announced. The award, given annually to an American journalist for displaying courage in pursuit of the truth, is named for Elijah Lovejoy, an 1826 graduate of Colby killed defending his abolitionist newspaper against a pro-slavery mob in 1837. Lovejoy is considered the nation's first martyr to freedom of the press. Pearl was on his way to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader in Pakistan last January when he was abducted. He was later killed.
Actor, author, playwright and Colby graduate Mike Daisey will present his one-man show 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com on Friday, September 27, at Colby. 21 Dog Years comes directly to Colby after a six-month Off-Broadway run to strong reviews. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus.
Colby College's Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights in Waterville has announced a fall lecture series, which will open with a presentation by 2002 Oak Human Rights Fellow Ushari Mahmud on Thursday, September 12. On Thursday, September 19, Urban Jonsson, director of UNICEF's Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi and a colleague of Mahmud, will present "A Human Rights Approach to Development Programming." It is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College President William Adams announced today that Daniel Rosenfeld, currently Academy Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, has been appointed director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Hugh Gourley, the museum's director for nearly four decades, will retire this fall.
Ushari Ahmad Mahmud Khalil, a 54-year-old from Sudan who has risked his life helping children and internally displaced populations affected by armed conflict in his home country, has been chosen as the 2002 Oak Human Rights Fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Mahmud will arrive at Colby in late August and will remain on campus for the fall semester.
Measuring 68 feet wide and 12 feet tall, a new outdoor sculpture at Colby College in Waterville was too big to cover, so the artwork was dedicated rather than unveiled on Wednesday. Seven Walls, an expansive piece of public art designed by renowned American artist Sol LeWitt, is prominently located between the Colby College Museum of Art and the main road through campus. Local masons used concrete block to build the structure this summer after LeWitt came up with the concept and presented detailed specifications for its construction.
Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 14, starting at 6 p.m. The concert will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field and tennis courts. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 26. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of Miller Library and the public is invited. Kopit has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and the musical Nine, for which he was the book author, won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical. He will address more than 460 members of Colby's Class of 2002, their families, the faculty and guests. The title of Kopit's address is "What Next?"
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on May 26, President William D. Adams announced. Kopit has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and the musical Nine, for which he was the book author, won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has named United States Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams of Chicago the 2002 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. On April 1 Judge Williams will receive the award, as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree, and will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. in room 5 of the Arey Life Sciences Building at Colby.
Painter Robert Birmelin will be at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, March 12, for a slide presentation and discussion of his artwork. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and the Arts Lecture Fund and is open to the public without charge.
On Tuesday, March 26, Colby College will offer its 51st annual program for leaders in the Maine workplace--the 2002 Colby Institute for Leadership. This year's theme is "Filling the Void: New Strategies for Leadership." Keynote speakers are Michael Useem, Egan Professor of Management and Director for Leadership and Change Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and Richard Florida, H. John Heinz III Professor of Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold "Live Music Week" from Monday, November 12, through Saturday, November 17. A series of live in-studio concerts will be broadcast each night from 8 p.m. until midnight. Listeners can tune in to 89.7 FM or listen by webcast at www.colby.edu/wmhb. Each evening will feature a different musical genre with multiple group performances, including bands and artists from Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maine.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 9 through December 28 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 9, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will celebrate "Maine Women in the Visual Arts" with an exhibit of works by more than 50 Maine women artists. An artists reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, to open the exhibit. Two women's a cappella singing groups, the Colbyettes and the award-winning Adelines from Waterville High School, will perform at the reception, which is open to the public. The exhibit will remain on view at the museum through December 28.
Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 26, to Sunday, October 28. Many events will be open to the public, and all are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Sporting events will include football and men's soccer against Bates and the women's volleyball State of Maine Championship.
Acclaimed pianist Anthony di Bonaventura will hold a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, in Colby College's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The performance is open to the public and will include works from Bach, Schubert, Granados and Liszt. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students or senior citizens. Proceeds from the concert will support the Piano Institute at Colby scholarship fund.
In a commencement address on Sunday at Colby College, Reverend Peter J. Gomes, spoke to the 466 graduating seniors about the necessity of virtue and the inevitability of failure. "The fine art of failure is the means to the greater art of endurance and ultimately perseverance and success," said Gomes. "If you attempt something worth failing in, which is the amendment of your own life, you will join that multitude of the wise who are a blessing to the world, a blessing to one another and a blessing to themselves." Gomes is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in Harvard Universitys Memorial Church.
Tom and Pat Gish, owners and publishers of the Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Ky., will receive the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Maine on October 11. The award, established in 1952, is presented annually to honor important contributions to the nations journalistic achievement and to remember Lovejoy, a Colby graduate who was Americas first martyr to freedom of the press.
The Reverend Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in Harvard University's Memorial Church, will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 27. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of Miller Library and the public is invited. Gomes, regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers, will address more than 480 members of Colbys Class of 2001, their families, the faculty and guests. The title of his address is "The Multitude of the Wise."