Colby Cares About Kids Honored by Governor King

On Monday, March 18--Maine Mentoring Day--Colby Cares About Kids will be one of eight mentoring programs recognized by Governor Angus King. At 11:30 a.m. in the Hall of Flags of the State Capital Building in Augusta, Governor King will give a press conference on the growth of mentoring in Maine and will formally recognize eight programs. Teresa Hawko, an AmericaCorps*VISTA volunteer at Colby and the Colby Cares About Kids program coordinator, will represent the program along with several Colby mentors and program board members.

Photographer Jane Rohrbach to Present Slide Lecture

Nature photographer Jane Rohrbach will be at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, March 20, to show samples of her photography and discuss her work as an artist. The talk, titled "Travels with a Nature Photographer," will be held in Room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center at 4:30 p.m.

Old Master Prints Exhibit at Colby Museum

"Multiple Impressions: Dürer to Diebenkorn," an exhibit of Old Master prints from the Colby College Museum of Art's permanent collection will be on view at the museum in Waterville from March 8 to April 7. An opening reception will be held at the museum on Friday, March 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

Colby Symphony Orchestra in Concert March 16

On Saturday, March 16, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the spring season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

Lamb Presents “The Secret Lives of Girls” March 20

On Wednesday, March 20, psychologist and author Sharon Lamb will present the lecture "Playing Dead and Feeling Tingly: The Secret Lives of Young Girls." The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Colby March 20

The Rev. Richard D. Leonard, a participant in Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 civil rights march in Alabama, will be at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, March 20. Leonard will discuss his experiences as a civil rights activist and his recently published book, Call to Selma: Eighteen Days of Witness. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.

Beowulf Performed at Colby March 18

  On Monday, March 18, actor Felix Nobis will present his one-man presentation of Beowulf, the Old English epic poem. The one-hour performance is based on Nobis's own translation of the ancient poem and is directed by Thomas Conway. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Building and is open to the public free of charge.

Friends of Art to Tour

On Friday, April 5, the Colby College Museum of Art's Friends of Art will tour the "Impressionist Still Life" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The trip is available to the general public and includes free time for lunch and to explore the museum. After the audio tour of "Impressionist Still Life," transportation to Copley Place will be provided for shopping and dinner before the return trip to Waterville.

Maine Carvers Exhibit at Colby Museum

An exhibit of Maine woodcarvings will be at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville from March 3 to April 7. Nineteen artists from the Maine Wood Carvers Association, a non-profit group dedicated to the education, promotion and advancement of woodworking, will have works on display. The exhibit features more than 80 carvings, including waterfowl decoys, songbirds and painted wooden figures. The replicas of nature and folk-art figures are whittled from solid wood, including cedar, basswood, African mahogany and white pine.

Colby Dance Theater Preforms March 8-9, 15-16

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present performances by Colby Dance Theater, the college's repertory dance company, Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9, Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building. The performances will feature five compositions in contemporary dance, choreographed and performed by professional choreographers and advanced students.

Second Annual CBB Diversity Conference March 1-2

On March 1 and 2, Bates College hosts the second annual CBB Diversity Conference, a program of workshops, lectures and performances organized by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges. Titled "In Our Backyard: Embracing Diversity in Our Communities," the event is free and open to the public.

NEXUS Percussion Ensemble to Perform March 10

The award-winning percussion ensemble NEXUS will perform at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, March 10, as part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby Concert Series. The five members of the ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

51st Annual Colby Institute for Leadership is March 26

On Tuesday, March 26, Colby College will offer its 51st annual program for leaders in the Maine workplace--the 2002 Colby Institute for Leadership. This year's theme is "Filling the Void: New Strategies for Leadership."

Colby Announces Spring 2002 Visiting Writers Series

Colby College's 2001-02 Visiting Writers Series will hold three readings this spring on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge. A book signing by the authors will follow each of the readings. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.

Lecture at Colby on Role of Advertising, March 7

On Thursday, March 7, at Colby College in Waterville Brie Williams will talk about how advertising fits into today's economic and social structure. Williams is a senior account supervisor for Arnold Worldwide in Boston. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Matthews to Present Sculptures and Drawings at Colby

Harriett Matthews, professor of art at Colby College in Waterville, will exhibit sculptures and drawings in a solo exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art from February 24 to April 14. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

Human Rights Leaders at Colby Discuss Afghan Women

On Tuesday, February 26, at Colby College in Waterville, leaders from several women's human rights organizations will discuss the responses to war by Afghan women and by international women's organizations. Part of Colby's Women's Studies Colloquia, the symposium will be held at 7 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is free of charge and open to the public.

Lecture on Artist Jose Orozco at Colby February 16

On Tuesday, February 26, art historian Sharon Lorenzo will present a slide show lecture titled "The Work of José Clemente Orozco at Dartmouth College." The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Black History Month Lecture on Civil Rights Movement February 14

A lecture on the civil rights movement presented by political scholar and author Frederick C. Harris and titled "It Takes a Tragedy to Arouse Them!: Collective Memory and Collective Action During the Civil Rights Movement" will be presented at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in room 100 of the Lovejoy Building at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture is part of Colby's Black History Month programming.

A Celebration of Children in Music and Literature at Colby

On Sunday, February 17, Colby College in Waterville will present "A Celebration of Children in Music and Literature." Performed by mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Erskine Patches and pianist Cheryl Tschanz, the concert will consist of music about children.