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."
Eighteen Maine artists will exhibit contemporary furniture at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville from April 22 through June 10. "Maine Contemporary Furniture" explores international trends and the diversity of influences in contemporary design--Shaker, Bauhaus and Asian.
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 May 27, President William D. Adams announced. Gomes is regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers.
The Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music at Colby College in Waterville will present the musical and Hollywood mystery City of Angels on February 9-11 and 15-17. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
Bill Kovach, a staunch defender of press freedom and a crusader for high standards of integrity in journalism, was honored on Thursday, November 9, at Colby College as the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellow. In his address at the Lovejoy Convocation, Kovach said, "after struggling for centuries to remain free of government control and censorship, public interest journalism now finds itself struggling with similar pressures from private ownership. Independent journalism may be dissolved in the solvent of commercial communication and synergistic self-promotion."
On Thursday, November 9, Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville. Kovach will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel before delivering an address. The convocation is open to the public.
Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor and "the conscience of American journalism" for his uncompromising advocacy of high professional standards, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, November 9.
On Saturday, October 21, Colby College in Waterville will hold the inauguration installation ceremony for President William D. Adams. The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. It will be the first inauguration at Colby since 1979 and only the second since 1960. Adams is Colbys 19th president since the college received its charter in 1813.
On August 1 a 90-ton solid steel sculpture by American artist Richard Serra was officially presented to the public at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The three block elements of "4-5-6," designed expressly for the museum's courtyard, are solid, forged steel, and each measures four feet by five feet by six feet. "There's a lot of romantic sensibility-something that has a heroic presence-and people sense it," said New York gallery owner Renato Danese about the sculpture.