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.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be the subject of a half-hour profile as part of The Maine Art Museum Trail series, an original production of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The program will be broadcast on Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. on the television stations of MPBN.
Colby College will inaugurate the George J. Mitchell Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, on the Waterville campus. Mitchell himself will give the lecture titled "America's Role in the World in the 21st Century." Members of the community are encouraged to attend.
The Colby College Museum of Art is the sole repository of the entire archive of prints by Terry Winters, and for the first time the museum will present selections from the archive, including more than 150 of the artist's prints spanning the past two decades. Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences, on view July 27-November 6, 2005, will display Winters's work in a variety of printing techniques -- lithography, etching, aquatint, woodcut, linoleum cut, and Mixografia.
As a young artist in the late 1950s, Alex Katz was developing his unique style. A collection of his collages, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art from June 26 through September 18, 2005, offers a glimpse into that process. Alex Katz: Collages brings together about 70 collages made between 1955 and 1960 from cut pieces of colored paper.
On May 22 Colby College will celebrate its 184th commencement, graduating its most international class in history. The Class of 2005 -- 480 students strong with 10 percent hailing from other nations -- will be addressed by Dan Harris, a 1993 Colby graduate, now an ABC news correspondent who has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Israel for World News Tonight With Peter Jennings, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
The sixth annual Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, on the Waterville campus. Sandra Steingraber, an ecologist and author, will give the keynote address, "Contaminated Without Consent: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Health," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in room 1 of the Olin Science Center. On Thursday and Friday more than 100 students will make presentations on research they have conducted in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. All symposium events are open to the public and free of charge.
Marisol, the Obie Award-winning play by Jose Rivera, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College in Waterville. A company of 12 actors will be directed by Theater and Dance Department Chair Joylynn Wing with Colby senior Rachel Damon as assistant director. Admission is charged.
Celebrate spring with music for the "Sweet Season" by Colby's Collegium Musicum on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.
The synthetic playing field is named for Colby Trustee Bill Alfond, Class of 1972, who, with his wife, Joan, made the naming gift for the field. Many other alumni and parents also contributed to the project, which was begun in 2004 and completed over the winter. Bill and Joan Alfond continue the Alfond and Levine families' long tradition of supporting and improving athletics at Colby.