Islamic Musician to Perform at Colby March 7

The musical sounds of Islam, rarely heard in this part of the world, will be featured at Colby College. Music Artist in Residence Dhruv Sangari, a well-known figure in the genre, will present Sounding the Divine: A Voice of Mystical Islam on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel, and he will be part of a symposium on Islamic music on April 18, also at Colby. Admission is free.

Colby Visiting Writers Series Brings Graphic Novelist Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home (called "one of the very best graphic novels ever" in Booklist) will offer a slide lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building at Colby College. The reading is part of the Visiting Writers Series that will bring poet Betsy Scholl later in the academic year.

Colby to Present Conference on Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Colby College will bring together students, faculty, and members of the community to explore the ongoing Iraqi refugee crisis and discuss ways to bring more Iraqis to safety and welcome them upon arrival. Confronting the Iraqi Refugee Crisis: From Awareness to Action will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Diamond Building. All are welcome.

Colby Presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be performed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College as part of the Theater & Dance at Colby series.

Tickets Available for Carols and Lights at Colby

Colby will offer tickets for its 39th annual Service of Carols and Lights on Monday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union, while supplies last. The services, which combine music and worship, will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 and 7:30 p.m., in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus.

Colby Museum Opens Two Video Exhibitions: Hiraki Sawa and t s Beall

The Colby College Museum of Art presents two video exhibitions this fall that explore the sense of place. Shows by London-based Hiraki Sawa, whose work was called "enchanting" in the New York Times, and Glasgow-based emerging artist t s Beall, will be on view through January at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Colby Theater Launches The House of Bernarda Alba

The classic Spanish play The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College as part of the Theater and Dance at Colby series.

Visiting Writers Series Brings Suicide Index Author Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham, author of the highly acclaimed book The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order, will read from this recently released memoir on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Room of Miller Library at Colby College. The reading is part of the ongoing Visiting Writers Series that will bring two additional authors later in the academic year.

Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby, October 17-19

About 3,000 people from 33 states-and some from as far as Poland and Japan are expected to visit Waterville for Colby's Family Homecoming Weekend, October 17-19. Many events are open to the public.

Colby Announces October Events

Colby College is pleased to offer the following October events. All are open to the public and free (except where noted).

Greg Mortenson to Speak at 2009 Colby Commencement

Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . .One School at a Time, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 188th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

Lovejoy Award to Honor Washington Post Reporter Anne Hull

Anne Hull, a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who reported the story that exposed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal in 2007 and has spent her career telling the stories of the voiceless and the vulnerable, will receive the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College on September 28. 

A $4-million Gift to Study Environment

The Diamond Family Foundation has made a $4-million donation to Colby College to support interdisciplinary study of the environment, energy policy, climate change and sustainability. Colby is a pioneer in environmental studies as an undergraduate discipline and a national leader in environmental and sustainable campus initiatives. The gift will help to build the college's strengths in these areas.