Colby VP Randy Helm Named President of Muhlenberg College

ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(March 24, 2003)--Peyton R. (Randy) Helm has been selected to be the eleventh president of Muhlenberg College. He will assume his duties July 1. He is currently a vice president for college relations at Colby College, where he is also a professor of classics.

Seniors Show Art at Colby Museum May 8

Twelve seniors working in the studio arts at Colby College in Waterville will exhibit their work at the Colby College Museum of Art May 8 to 25 in the college's annual Senior Art Show. The students will exhibit paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and digital media. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium May 1-2, Keynote Address April 30

The fourth annual Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, on the Waterville campus. Robert Pennock of Michigan State University will give the symposium's keynote address. His lecture is titled "Attacking Clones and Killer Tomatoes: What Are the Real Ethical Challenges of Genetic Technology?" and begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. All of the symposium events are open to the public and free of charge.

Faust: A Masked Telling Performed May 1-3

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College will present three performances of Faust: A Masked Telling Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on Colby's Waterville campus. Admission is charged.

Colby to Hold Debate on Affirmative Action May 1

A debate on affirmative action in higher education admissions will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. Terence Pell of the Center for Individual Rights will call for an end to the use of racial preferences in higher education admissions. Gerald Torres of the University of Texas Law School will support the use of such preferences. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Rodman to Discuss American Nuclear Strategy April 18

On Friday, April 18, Kenneth Rodman, the William R. Cotter Distinguished Teaching Professor of Government at Colby College, will present a lecture titled "Is American Nuclear Strategy Too Unilateral? The Debate Over National Missile Defense and the Bush Doctrine." The event will begin at 4 p.m. in room 14 of Miller Library on the Waterville campus. Part of the Science, Technology and Society Speaker Series, it is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Wind and Jazz Ensembles Present Spring Concerts

The Colby College Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will both present spring concerts in April. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform "The Large Form" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The Colby Jazz Ensemble will present "Strange Bedfellows and Other Eclectic Matters" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Eric Thomas will direct both concerts, which are part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby concert series. They will be held in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and are open to the public free of charge.

Former Federal Reserve Governor at Colby April 24

On Thursday, April 24, Laurence Meyer of Washington's Center for Strategic and International Affairs will give a talk at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Orchestra and Chorale to Perform April 26 and 27

On Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, the Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will perform together at Colby's Waterville campus. The concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Lorimer Chapel. They are open to the public and free of charge.

Foreign Policy Expert to Speak at Colby April 28

On Monday, April 28, Ivo Daalder will speak at Colby College in Waterville. Daalder, a senior foreign policy scholar at the Brookings Institution, served on Bill Clinton's National Security Council. The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Kasser Receives Teaching Award at Colby

Jeffrey Kasser, assistant professor of philosophy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, will receive the 2003 Senior Class Charles Bassett Teaching Award. Kasser will be honored on Tuesday, May 6, at the Senior Class Dinner. The award, determined by a vote of the senior class, recognizes Kasser as one of the most popular professors on a faculty that numbers more than 200.

“A Russian Sampler” Held at Colby, March 24

The Internet and religion in Russia, hands-on cooking and egg decorating are just a few of the topics to be covered when Colby College and the Kotlas-Greater Waterville Sister City Connection hold "A Russian Sampler" on the Colby campus in Waterville on Monday, March 24.

Mentoring Expert Jean Rhodes at Colby April 17

Jean Rhodes, professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, April 17. The title of her talk is "Stand by me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the Keyes Science Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Student Art Show on View at Colby

Colby students will exhibit their work at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville April 11-20 in the college's annual student art exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Teach-In on War With Iraq April 11 at Colby

On Friday, April 11, a teach-in titled "Iraq: Anatomy of a Crisis" will be held at noon in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville. Colby faculty members from a range of academic disciplines and political viewpoints will discuss the current war in Iraq. The teach-in is open to the public and free of charge.

Washington Post Journalist E.J. Dionne at Colby, April 13

Washington Post columnist and award-winning author E. J. Dionne will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, April 13, as part of the Goldfarb Lecture Series. The lecture will be preceded by the initiation of juniors into the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society and the awarding of department honors.

Former National Air and Space Museum Director to Lecture on Enola Gay Controversy, April 9

On Wednesday, April 9, Martin Harwit, former director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will give a lecture at Colby College in Waterville titled "History and Memory: The Enola Gay Controversy at the National Air and Space Museum." The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Sha Sha Higby to Perform, April 4

International performer and sculpture artist Sha Sha Higby will present The Yellow Cup, a solo dance performance, on Friday, April 4, at Colby College in Waterville. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building. An opportunity to meet the artist and examine her sculptural costumes will be provided.

Rosenblum and Tschanz to Perform Works by Female Composers, April 6

Flutist Jean Rosenblum and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will perform a concert of works titled "A Feast of Flute Fare by Female Composers" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at Colby College. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.