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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.