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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shannon Reeves, president of the Oakland, Calif., NAACP branch, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, January 24. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. Reeves, an African-American Republican, will discuss some of the experiences that have most influenced his life and political views.
Author, professor and terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw will present a lecture titled "Terrorism--Why is the U.S. Targeted?" at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, February 11. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. A reception will immediately follow.
At Colby College in Waterville, a series of wellness lectures this winter and spring will address topics of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. Lectures are open to the public free of charge. All of the following programs will be held in the Page Commons Room in Cotter Union.
Colby College's Dining Services is currently collecting donations for their annual food drive and expects to reach their goal of 500 pounds of food for the Salvation Army of Waterville by Friday, December 14. More than 400 pounds had been collected a week before the deadline.
Colby College in Waterville will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a dramatic performance and a 24-hour video marathon. On Monday, January 21, actor Jim Lucas will perform his dramatic one-man show "Reflections," in which he portrays the life and times of King through renditions of King's speeches. The event will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at noon, and is open to the public free of charge.
Artist Larry Hayden's drawings will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 13 to February 24. "Larry Hayden Drawings 1990-2001" consists of a series of Hayden's 17-by-14-inch drawings created with pencil on parchment paper.
David Allen Sibley, renowned ornithologist and illustrator and author of the best-selling field guide National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds will appear at The Colby College Bookstore in Roberts Building on the Waterville campus on Wednesday, December 5, for a book signing. The event begins at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Sibley will sign both The Sibley Guide to Birds and his new book, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior.
James R. McIntyre, of Waterville, was honored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) on November 16 in Washington, D.C., where he was awarded the AATG/Goethe Institute's annual certificate of merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in the United States.