Colby Presents Comic Theater in Two One-Person Shows

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.

Joe Boulos Named Chair of Colby College Board of Trustees

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 Waives Application Fee for Maine Students

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.

Colby College Museum of Art Profiled on MPBN

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.

George Mitchell Lecture Series to be Inaugurated September 22

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.

Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences Open at Colby College Museum of Art on July 27

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.

Alex Katz: Collages to Open at Colby College Museum of Art

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.

Colby to Hold 184th Commencement on May 22

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.

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium April 28-29; Keynote Address April 27

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.

Colby Announces May Events

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

Colby Presents Jose Rivera’s Marisol, April 21-23

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.

Colby’s Synthetic Turf “Bill Alfond Field” Dedicated April 30

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.

Anti-Terrorism Tactics Analyzed at Colby

Nearly a year after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke and just as the Defense Department is reported to be considering changes to military tribunals used to prosecute detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is offering a series of programs titled "Fighting Terrorism: Ethical and Policy Dilemmas." The series includes lectures, a panel discussion, performances, and workshops on the Waterville campus from April 5 to April 15. The panel discussion and the keynote address are open to the public free of charge.

Grammy-Winner Paul Winter at Colby April 24th

Participatory Music Experience Is Free and Open to the Public Colby College in Waterville will present a free performance by Paul Winter and The Earth Band on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Alfond Athletic Center field house. The ensemble will present "The World Tree Event" as part of Colby's celebration of Earth Week. The event is open to the public free of charge, and tickets are not required.

“Shadows of Rwanda” Conference on Genocide

A conference titled "Shadows of Rwanda" focusing on the Rwandan genocide and featuring a keynote address by Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Ret.), whose character was played by Nick Nolte in the recent film Hotel Rwanda, will take place at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, April 1-3. Registration by March 30 is encouraged, especially for students seeking accommodations.

Colby College Chorale: An Evening of Regal Music

Returning from a European tour, during which it performed in the historic cities of Prague and Vienna, the Colby College Chorale performs a concert at Colby's Waterville campus on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. Billed as "An Evening of Regal Music," Saturday's concert features work by composers from Russia, England, Germany, and America, as well as lovesong waltzes. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is the Inaugural Concert of the Arnold Bernhard Professorship in Arts and Humanities.

“Green Campus Summit” at Colby, April 2-3

Students from campuses throughout Maine and Atlantic Canada will come together April 2 and 3 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for a Green Campus Summit-a student-planned conference to promote sustainability on campuses and to discuss transnational climate change issues.

Debate on Privatization of Social Security at Colby

As part of the national debate spurred by President Bush's plan to privatize social security, two experts will go head-to-head on the topic in a Cotter Debate at Colby College on Sunday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. in room 100 of the Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus. The event is free and the public is invited.