Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby, October 12-14

Almost 1,500 people, some coming from as far as France and Chile, are scheduled to visit Waterville for Colby's Family Homecoming Weekend, October 12-14. Many events are open to the public. 

Chanticleer to Perform at Colby

Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble Chanticleer, called "the world's reigning male chorus," by The New Yorker, will perform at Colby College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in Lorimer Chapel. The Music at Colby concert is free and open to the public.

Colby Announces October Events

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

Lovejoy Award Honors John Burns; Explores War Coverage

On Sunday, September 30, John F. Burns, chief foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will receive Colby's annual Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, and three other journalists who have covered the Iraq war will talk about their experiences.

Colby Lectures Offer Insiders’ Views of Global Issues

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former U.S. counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke, and senior New York Times foreign correspondent John Burns are among guests who will speak at Colby in September and October as part of the fall program of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Zemlinski Trio Performance at Colby on August 7

Three renowned musicians will team up for a concert of clarinet, piano and cello on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College. The performance, for which admission is charged, will be in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Building.

Contemporary Art from the Alex Katz Foundation on View at Colby

Alex Katz's long-standing commitment to the Colby College Museum of Art and the state of Maine, where he has had a summer home since 1954, is represented in a forthcoming exhibition that showcases recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation. Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art: Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation is on view July 14 - October 28, 2007. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, July 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

New York Times Correspondent John F. Burns to Receive 2007 Lovejoy Award

John F. Burns, the premier war correspondent of his generation, senior foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and current chief of the newspaper's Baghdad bureau, will receive the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in September, President William D. Adams announced in June. The 2007 Lovejoy Convocation will take place on September 30 at 8 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel, and the public is invited to hear Burns's 2007 Lovejoy address that evening.

Colby Raises Campaign Goal to $370 Million

Colby College President William D. Adams announced today that the  Board of Trustees approved an increase in the College's current "Reaching the World" fund-raising campaign to $370 million. The new goal makes Colby's effort the largest fund-raising campaign in Maine history. The previous goal, announced in October 2005, was $235 million in gifts and pledges to be raised by 2010 -- then the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in Colby's history.

Colby to Hold 186th Commencement May 27

The captain of Colby's top-ranked women's woodsmen's team and a Nobel laureate economist will take turns on the stage at Colby's 186th Commencement on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. About 475 seniors from throughout the country and the world will receive bachelors' degrees, and five distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees. The public is welcome.

Celebration of Environmentalist Rachel Carson at Colby, May 4-5

To celebrate the life of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, the 1962 book that sparked the modern environmental movement, Colby College is inviting the public to a series of events on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. These events are free and range from performances and nature walks to workshops for children and sessions about toxic substances in the home. Registration is requested.

Indian Musicians to Perform at Colby

Two Indian musicians who studied together under the legendary Ravi Shankar will reunite on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., for a Music at Colby concert titled Sounds and Rhythms of India. The concert is free and open to the public.

Colby Announces April 2007 Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following April events. All are open to the public and free, except where noted.

Colby Leadership Institute to Focus on Building Community

Doing well in business is no longer enough. Companies are now expected to do good within their communities. At the 56th annual Colby Institute for Leadership, the president of TD Banknorth in Maine, David Ott, will deliver the keynote address on this topic. Governor John Baldacci will be on hand to present the Governor's Awards for Business Excellence.

Colby Announces March 2007 Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in March and at the end of February. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

New York Theater Company to Perform at Colby

Mabou Mines, a New York-based theater company that has won more than 50 major awards, will perform Lucia's Chapters at Colby on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus.