At Colby College in Waterville, Sally Baker has been named to the position of Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College, President William D. Adams announced Thursday. Baker will assume her new duties on July 1 and will replace Earl H. Smith, who retires this spring following 40 years of service to the college.
Author and scholar Charles Derber will present the annual Kingsley Birge Lecture in Sociology at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, April 18. Derber, the author of several books on American culture and global capitalism, will give a talk at 8 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Edward Maeder, curator of textiles and chair of the curatorial department at Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts, will present the annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, April 22. Maeder's lecture "A Personal Environment: Men's Fashion 1760-1860" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center.
The 40th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will be at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. in room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. The tour features 17 new works by independent filmmakers, including a selection of award-winning and highlighted films from this year's 2002 Ann Arbor Film Festival. The touring program currently is traveling around the country to more than 30 locations.
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on May 26, President William D. Adams announced. Kopit has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and the musical Nine, for which he was the book author, won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical.
The Colby College Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will both present spring concerts in April in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform "Rites and Passages" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.
United States Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams, a pioneering African-American federal judge, received the Morton Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award Monday night at Colby College in Waterville and told a standing-room-only crowd that everyone should take inspiration from those who have gone before, and that we have an obligation to teach their lessons and to help others fulfill the American dream.
On Monday, April 8, at Colby College David Shlaes, vice president of infectious disease research at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, will present a lecture titled "The National Response to Bioterrorism." The 8 p.m. event will be held in room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow.
More than 50 Colby students will exhibit their work at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville April 12 through 28 in the college's annual student art exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Former Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, April 14, as part of the Goldfarb Lecture Series. Deutch will discuss the struggle against terrorism at home and abroad.
The annual Grossman Lecture in economics will be held Thursday, April 4, at Colby College in Waterville. Stanley Engerman, professor of economics and history at Rochester University, will deliver the lecture "Economic Aspects of Sanctions and Blockades" at 8 p.m. in room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
United States Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams of Chicago will deliver a lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, April 1, as the 2002 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. Judge Williams, a pioneering African-American jurist, will receive the award, as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree, and will deliver the 8 p.m. lecture in room 5 of the Arey Life Sciences Building.
The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous women artists, writers and performers, will be at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, April 4. They will present "Your Cultural Conscience" at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The presentation is part of Colby's Women's Studies Colloquia and is open to the public free of charge
On Saturday, April 6, the Colby College Chorale will perform music from the American and European traditions. Part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby Concert Series, the concert will be held in Lorimer Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Tuesday, April 2, University of Southern Maine political scientist Mahmud Faksh will speak at Colby College in Waterville on "Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public free of charge.
On Monday, April 1, art historian Walter S. Gibson will present a slide show lecture titled "Bruegel and the Art of Laughter" at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center.
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.
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.
"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.
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.