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.
As the debate over Question 1 builds to a conclusion next month, two key players will present their arguments in a Goldfarb Center debate at Colby College on Wednesday, November 2. Michael Heath of the Maine Christian Civic League, an organization pushing for the repeal of the law extending equal protection to gay and lesbian individuals, will discuss the issue with Ted O'Meara of Maine Won't Discriminate, a coalition of individuals, businesses, and religious and political organizations working to keep Maine's antidiscrimination law on the books.
Colby College will hold its eighth annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 23, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all community children age 2 to 10. Activities will include trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting, cookie decorating, games, Halloween crafts and more. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Holiday refreshments will be served.
Four members of Colby's Music Department have teamed up to create a dynamic new group that will make its debut on Saturday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center, on the Waterville campus. The Colby Chamber Players include pianist Cheryl Tschanz, flutist Lee Humphreys, violinist Graybert Beacham, and clarinetist Eric Thomas. The concert is free and the public is welcome.
Shenandoah Shakespeare's Blackfriars Stage Company brings a professional touring troupe to Colby College's Strider Theater, Wednesday through Friday, October 12-14, to present Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, and Return to the Forbidden Planet.