The late Ernest C. Marriner, a 1913 graduate of Colby College who went on to become an English professor, dean, and ultimately a historian of the college, was best known in Waterville for his radio series, "Little Talks on Common Things," which aired on WTVL for 34 years.
Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old man from Wyoming who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in 1998, will speak at Colby College on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Page Commons of Cotter Union, on the Waterville campus.
Since the 1970s, color photography has been gaining legitimacy in an art world previously dominated by the black-and-whiteprint. Through April 23, the Colby College Museum of Art will exhibit color photographs including images ranging from William Christenberry's small-scale photographs of Alabama gas stations to Elke Morris's recent shots of run-down Maine tenement buildings. COLORS: Contemporary Color Photography includes 29 works by 12 American photographers.
The Honorable Frank M. Coffin -- a senior United States Court of Appeals judge for the First Circuit, a former U.S. Representative and an advocate for legal assistance to low-income Maine residents -- has been named Colby College's 2006 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, begins a new year by launching the public phase of a $235-million capital campaign with events in Boston on January 20 and in New York January 26. Reaching the World: A Campaign for Colby is designed to bolster the college's financial aid resources, to grow its endowment, and to build new facilities necessary to keep the college on the list of America's finest campuses.
A semester-long study of China Lake and its watershed suggests causes for concern about future lake water quality, according to Colby student researchers. They will present their findings at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, at the China Lake Conference Center's Sukeforth room, on the Neck Road in China. The presentation is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.
The Annual Department of Art Exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art opens on Friday, November 18, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the museum lobby. Admission is free and the public is invited. The exhibition remains on view through January 2, 2006.
Colby's Collegium Musicum, a chamber group focusing on music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, will perform on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Colby will offer tickets for its 36th Annual Service of Carols andLights on Monday, November 21, at 5 p.m. in the Cotter Union lobby. Theservices, which combine music and worship, will be held Friday,December 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 10, at 4 p.m. and 7:30p.m., in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus.
In Colby's second annual emerging artist exhibition, currents2, installation artist and University of Maine Professor of Art Sam Van Aken creates a multimedia installation exploring his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
International leaders in the field of human rights will converge at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Saturday, November 19, for a symposium titled "Torture and Human Rights: The Challenge of Redress and Rehabilitation." Members of the public are invited to attend any or all of the events free of charge.