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.

ABC Reporter Dan Harris ’93 to Talk at Colby Nov. 13

On Thursday, November 13, ABC News reporter Dan Harris will discuss his experience covering the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be held in Room 14 of Miller Library on the Waterville campus. The event is sponsored by Colby's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and is open to the public free of charge.

Colby’s Collegium Musicum Presents “Music in Remembrance”

On Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. Collegium Musicum, Colby's early music group, will present a concert titled "Music in Remembrance." The concert will be held in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-2004 Music at Colby series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

Studio Art Faculty Exhibits Work at Museum

Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 14 through January 4 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Recognized Artist to Lecture on Design Nov. 20

On Thursday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. architect Will Bruder will present the 34th annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture in Environmental Design at Colby College. Bruder's lecture, "reflections on the journey," will be held in room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center on the Waterville campus. Bruder, educated as a sculptor and self-trained as an architect, is renowned for his creative use of materials and for demonstrating that light is one of the key tools of an architect. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Experts Debate National Security and iraq at Colby, November 10

On Monday, November 10, Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement will hold the panel discussion "Debating National Security: Lessons from Iraq." The event will examine U.S. policy in the Middle East following the Iraq war. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.

“Green” Electricity is Colby’s Latest Environmental Initiative

A commitment to purchase only electricity generated from renewable, more environmentally-friendly sources and all coming from within Maine is the latest environmental initiative on the Colby College campus, and it's one that already has had a stimulating effect on the market for "green" power choices, experts say.