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.
A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held at Colby Collegein Waterville on Monday, October 24. The event, which is open to thepublic, is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of CotterUnion.
Renowned mandala artist Losang Samten will spend five days creating a sacred sand mandala in the Colby College Museum of Art, beginning Tuesday afternoon, October 11. The artist will continue his work from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day through the dismantling ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Samten will also give a talk, "Mandala Art and the Preservation of Tibet,” in the Colby College Museum of Art on Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m.
Guerrero, a play written by Alan Clark based on actual events, will be presented in Colby's Strider Theater on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. Acted and supported by Colby students and visiting guest artists, Guerrero promises to bring together elements from around the globe.
Cynthia Tucker, the editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will receive Colby's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award on October 16, President William D. Adams announced. Tucker earned praise from Pulitzer Prize judges "for her forceful, persuasive columns that confronted sacred cows and hot topics with unswerving candor." She will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and will speak during a formal convocation at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel.
Pianist and Bach specialist Bruce Murray will offer an all-Bach evening on Saturday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center at Colby College. "An Evening of Bach" is free and open to the public.
Frances Lovemore, a medical doctor focused on treating victims of organized violence and torture and documenting their injuries in Zimbabwe, has arrived at Colby College to share her experiences with students and the greater community. As the 2005 Oak Human Rights Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Lovemore will present "Zimbabwe: The Traumatic Road to Democracy" on Monday, September 19, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. The public is encouraged to attend.
From modern Italian poetry to fiction about fragile family bonds, Colby's fall Visiting Writers Series once again brings acclaimed authors to Waterville. Each reading takes place on a Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Paul J. Schupf Wing of the Colby College Museum of Art. The three authors will sign books following the readings. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Ugly Ducklings, a gothic thriller about harassment and bullying, will be presented at Colby College, September 15-17. Performances are Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus. Admission is $2 for teens, college students, and senior citizens and $10 for general admission.
Physical comedians Julie Goell and Avner the Eccentric will each present one-person shows at Colby next weekend. Goell will present Opening Night Carmen, a one-woman "Mopera," on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. Avner will perform Exceptions to Gravity on Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are in the Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus.
Prominent real-estate developer and 1968 alumnus Joe Boulos is the new chair of the Board of Trustees at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Boulos, the chair and CEO of CB Richard Ellis/The Boulos Company, is best known locally for his recent proposal to build a $250-million civic and convention center in Portland and his financing of a college scholarship fund for military personnel. To date he has funded 187 scholarships for Maine servicemen and women who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11. A Colby trustee since 1993, Boulos will lead Colby's governing body through the College's most significant physical expansion in a half century.
Colby College in Waterville has announced it will waive its application fee for Maine students, effective beginning this fall. The decision is based on Colby's longstanding commitment to serve students from Maine and on the college's belief that all qualified students should be able to attend regardless of their ability to pay college costs.