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.

Colby Invites Waterville Residents to Reunion Activities

About 1,100 people from 36 states and as far as Japan and the United Kingdom will arrive on Mayflower Hill for Colby College's annual Reunion Weekend, June 5-8. While visitors will make their way to Waterville's shops and restaurants, local residents also are invited to Colby's campus for a variety of events.

Colby Commencement 2008: Diamond Encourages Risk and Competition

The ability to compete and willingness to take risks are two keys to success, commencement speaker and Colby alumnus Robert E. Diamond, president of Barclays PLC, told graduates of Colby's Class of 2008 Sunday, May 25. "Most importantly," he said, "find that place, find that spot, find that organization that has values that match your values."

Colby’s 187th Commencement, May 25

Robert E. Diamond Jr., Colby Class of 1973, president of London-based Barclays PLC, will deliver Colby's commencement address on Sunday, May 25, just weeks before his company opens a customer care center that initially will bring 50 jobs to Wilton, Maine.

Colby to Test Emergency Siren on May 13

Colby College will conduct the second test of its new emergency siren on Tuesday, May 13, between 1 and 3 p.m. The test will include loud tones and a voice message that is expected to be audible within about two miles of Colby. It may sound multiple times.