Colby Sinfonietta Combines Best Musicians, Quirky Music

Concert cancelled due to weather Colby's most advanced orchestral musicians have been plucked from the symphony to form the Colby Sinfonietta, an elite group of 20 musicians who perform demanding 20th-century works unlikely to be heard elsewhere in Maine. This year's performance will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.

ABC Newsman Dan Harris to Speak at Colby Commencement, May 22

ABC News correspondent Dan Harris will be the commencement speaker at Colby College on May 22, Colby President William D. Adams announced this week. Harris graduated from Colby summa cum laude in 1993 and will receive an honorary doctorate at this year's graduation ceremony.

Stem Cell Expert to Speak at Colby

Stem Cells: Biology, Bioethics, and Policy is the subject of a Goldfarb Center talk at Colby College at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, in Room 1 of the Olin Science Center. Amidst an ongoing national controversy over embryonic stem cell research, Fred Gage, Ph.D., a researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will explain what stems cells are and explore the ethical and political implications of their use. The public is invited to attend.

Richard Serra: Large-Scale Prints Opens at Colby College Museum of Art

Richard Serra's massive sculpture, 4,5,6, in the Paul J. Schupf Sculpture Court, ushers visitors to the main entrance of the Colby College Museum of Art. Beginning this month, Serra's vast, two-dimensional prints will be exhibited inside, introducing viewers to another side of the renowned artist. Richard Serra: Large Scale Prints, on view February 24 though April 24, brings 37 prints executed between 1972 and 2001 together into an exhibition that was called "dazzling" by the Boston Globe.

Portland String Quartet Opens Colby’s Spring Concert Season

The Music at Colby series will open the second half of its concert season with a Portland String Quartet concert on Saturday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The program includes works by Charles Ives, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Colby Professor of Music Emeritus Peter RĂ©. This concert is free and the public is invited.

Garry Mitchell Exhibition Opens at Colby College Museum of Art

Painter Garry Mitchell presents his first solo museum exhibition as a Colby faculty member, featuring more than 25 recent paintings that combine a calligraphic quality of line, atmospheric space, and his unique sensibility as a colorist. The exhibition runs from February 11 to April 24. The opening reception, which is open to the public, is on Sunday, February 13, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the museum.

Colby Trails Separate Skiers From Walkers and Snowshoers

Colby College maintains a number of ski trails and walking trails on campus. Nordic skiers from the Waterville area are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the ski trails, which are groomed for classical cross-country and skate skiing. Walkers are welcome on campus walkways and on those trails in the Perkins Arboretum open to walking and snowshoeing.

Colby Presents In Divisiblunder, January 21-23

The Theater and Dance Department of Colby College presents a premiere, In Divisiblunder, January 21, 22, and 23. The play by Colby Professor Emeritus Richard Sewell will be performed at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Cellar Theater of the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged.

Colby Announces January Events

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

Colby College Students Enjoy Beer and Wine in Dining Hall

When Catherine Welch, a senior at Colby, returned from studying in Nepal, she felt more aware than ever that college life included two types of drinking: too much or not at all. "Having been abroad, I experienced a different culture -- where it was natural to have a glass of wine or a beer with supper if you so chose," she said. She recalled from childhood seeing adults drinking small amounts of alcohol on occasion and asked, "Isn't there a third option here we're forgetting?"

Colby Researchers to Present Findings in Togus Pond Study

A study of Togus Pond and the environmental factors influencing the lake's water quality will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Fox Glen snowmobile club in Augusta. Colby students, who conducted research and evaluated data over the fall semester, will offer findings and recommendations. The presentation is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.

Colby Symphony Orchestra Offers Festive Music

The Colby Symphony Orchestra will present its annual December concert on Sunday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert, featuring festive music, is free and the public is invited.

Collegium Musicum Reconstructs 16th-Century Sounds of High Mass

As the holiday season approaches, take a step back in time to imagine the music of high mass at a lavish Renaissance court. The Collegium Musicum, an early music vocal ensemble at Colby College, presents An Imperial Mass for Assumption Day, circa 1510, on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.

Colby Receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

For its outstanding efforts in environmental protection, Colby College in Waterville received a 2004 Maine Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence on November 5 in Augusta. Governor John Baldacci presented the awards to focus attention on the environmental accomplishments of 18 businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the state.

Colby Wind Ensemble Explores Military Themes

In this time of war, the Wind Ensemble at Colby College will explore the military from a different perspective: musical treatments of military themes. The concert, part of the Music at Colby series, will be held on Saturday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. It is free and the public is invited.

Waterville High School and Colby Collaborate on WSHS Social Studies Curriculum

Thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Waterville Senior High School's social studies curriculum will be revamped over the next three years to include a broad, global perspective in history and civilization courses. A key goal is to revise significantly the introductory world history course at the high school, moving from one that focuses largely on European history to one that is global in scope. In addition, the project will provide valuable enhancements for the school's recently created advanced-placement world history course.

Colby Jazz Band Heats Things Up

As the weather cools off with each passing day, spice things up with an energy-filled jazz concert at Colby College. The Colby Jazz Band presents "Good Cookin' Jazz and Spices" on Saturday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.