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.

Development of Cuban Communities Discussed at Colbyt

"Another World is Possible: Cuba and Revolutionary Community Development" is the title of a panel discussion to be held at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. Members of New York's La Abeja Obrera (Worker Bee) Community Construction Project will discuss the Cuban revolution, U.S.-Cuban relations and Cuba's classification as a terrorist state.

“Burlington Taiko” Ensemble at Colby February 16

The ancient Japanese tradition of taiko will be on display at Colby College at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, when the group Burlington Taiko performs in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Online Job Fair for Maine College Students and Alumni

The Maine Recruiting Consortium, which includes 22 of Maine's public and private colleges and universities, will sponsor its first online Maine Collegiate E-Fair from Monday, February 25, through Friday, March 8.

Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” Performed at Colby

On Thursday, February 7, at Colby College in Waterville, acclaimed tenor William Hite and pianist Michael Baumann will perform Franz Schubert's Die Winterreise (The Winter's Journey). The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of Bixler Art and Music Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Freeman Foundation Grant Will Bolster East Asian Studies

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has received a major grant from The Freeman Foundation to expand and further develop its pioneering East Asian studies program over the next four years. The college will receive $728,044 to support a new faculty position in economics with a link to East Asian studies, to enhance the program's curriculum, to expand internships for students in Asian countries and to bring additional East Asian cultural programming to the Colby campus for student and community audiences.

Portland String Quartet at Colby on February 9

On Saturday, February 9, the Portland String Quartet will open the spring semester of Colby College's 2001-2002 Music at Colby concert series with a varied program of works. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.

“The Manori Notebook” to Premiere at Colby in February

On February 7, 8 and 9 the Colby College Department of Theater and Dance will present the premiere performance of The Maroni Notebook, a drama written and directed by Richard Sewell, professor of theater and dance. The work is Sewell's final production after 28 years of teaching at Colby.