She-Who-Loves Performed at Colby, February 26-28

She-Who-Loves, the newest production from Maine-based Figures of Speech Theatre, will be performed at Colby College February 26 through 28. It is part of the college's 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged. The production is intended for adult audiences.

Aardvark Jazz and Colby Chorale Perform February 28

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale will perform on Saturday, February 28, at Colby College. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series, it is open to the public and free of charge.

Patches and Tschanz Perform Chopin February 22

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Erskine Patches and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will present "Frédéric Chopin: His Life, his Letters, His Music" on Sunday, February 22, at Colby College. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series, it is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Celebrates Black History Month with Lectures, Films, and Panel

Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a series of films, a panel discussion on civil rights and several lectures, all focused on the theme "Provocations, Protests and Progress: Re-Viewing the Civil Rights Movement Fifty Years Since 'Brown v. Board of Education.'" All of the following events are open to the public and free of charge.

Portland String Quartet to Perform February 14 at Colby

On Saturday, February 14, the Portland String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colby, will present a concert as part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.

Jews and Rock ‘n’ Roll Lectuer February 11

On Wednesday, February 11, Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies at Cornell and author of All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America, will speak about "Jews and Rock 'n' Roll." The 7 p.m. talk, Colby College's annual Lipman Lecture, will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Still Lifes by Engman On View at Colby Museum

On February 8 an exhibit of still-life paintings by Bevin Engman will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 21. The exhibit will feature 16 paintings by Engman, including oil on wood panels and several gouache collages. An opening reception will be held at the museum Sunday, February 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Panel Discussion on Poverty in Central Maine, January 22

On Thursday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m. a panel discussion on poverty in central Maine will be held at Colby College in Waterville. The discussion will be held in room 014 of Miller Library and is organized by Colby economics students who are constructing a statistical abstract of the greater Waterville area. The event is sponsored by Colby's Economics Department and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Presents Sondheim’s Company, February 6-8 and 12-14

Company, Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical about love and friendships, will be performed at Colby College February 6 through 8 and 12 through 14. The musical is part of the college's 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged.

Exhibiting Signs of Age Opens at Colby Museum

While the U.S. population is increasingly made up of people over the age of 65, the media is saturated with images of youth and advertisements for products that promise to counteract the effects of age. On February 12 Exhibiting Signs of Age will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 28. Exhibiting Signs of Age explores the American culture's denigration of aging and representations of aging in 20th-century and contemporary artistic practice.

Zen Art and Culture at Colby Museum

Zen Art and Culture will be on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 29 through March 28. The exhibition of traditional and modern sculptures, prints and ceramics explores the relationship between Zen ideas and artistic practice in Japan. Student curators Chase Cohen, Russell Gullette, Injoo Han and David Ng will give guided tours of Zen Art and Culture from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 29. An opening reception will be held that day from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Master Drummer Performs West African Music, January 19

On Monday, January 19, at 7 p.m. master drummer Jordan Benissan, an applied music associate in Colby's Department of Music, and his band Sankofa will perform a concert of West African traditional drumming and highlife music at Colby College in Waterville. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. It is free of charge and open to the public.

Music and Events Celebrate Martin Luther King at Colby

Gospel recording artists the Holmes Family will be artists-in-residence at Colby College in Waterville January 19 to 23 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events will include lectures, a civil rights celebration, gospel workshops and a concert open to all community members. The four-member group the Holmes Family is known for its beautiful harmonic sound and is committed to community building and social justice. All of the events are open to the public and free of charge.

Mestieri Named Head Colby Football Coach

President William D. Adams has named Edward J. Mestieri head coach of the Colby College football team, effective January 1. Mestieri replaces Tom Austin, who recently announced his plans to step down from the position.

WMHB to Hold Annual Holiday Food Drive, December 6

Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.

Maine Crafts on Exhibit at Colby Museum

The development and future of crafts in Maine will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville December 7 through January 25 in the Maine Crafts Association (MCA)'s 20th anniversary exhibition, 20/20 enVision. The exhibit includes works by established and emerging craft artists. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

Colby Researchers to Present Findings in Threemile Pond Study on December 4

A semester-long study by Colby student researchers of Threemile Pond and of the environmental factors that influence the lake's water quality will be presented on Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vassalboro town office. The program is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.