Kentucky newspaper editors Tom and Pat Gish were honored for their courage and their principles on Thursday, October 11, at Colby College as the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellows. The Gishes, owners and publishers since 1957 of The Mountain Eagle, received honorary doctorates from Colby before addressing students, faculty and journalists. It was the first time a weekly newspaper was honored with the award.
On Thursday, October 18, Elvia Alvarado, an activist and coffee grower from Honduras, will present the lecture "Not Just a Cup of Coffee, But a Just Cup of Coffee" at Colby College in Waterville. The 4 p.m. reception and lecture will be in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. Alvarado, a Fair Trade certified coffee grower, will address the inequalities within the coffee industry and their effects on peasant farmers in Central America.
At Colby College two guest lecturers will present opposing views of discrimination against homosexuals within the Boy Scouts of America. On Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union, James Dale will discuss his experience of being expelled from the Boy Scouts upon their discovery of his sexual orientation. On Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room, columnist and constitutional lawyer Ann Coulter will give a lecture, "Gay Boy Scouts and Freedom of Association."
Internationally-acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (SSE) will perform Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It at Colby College in Waterville in October. SSE will present the tragedy Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, and the comedy As You Like It on Saturday, October 13. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Building.
On Thursday, October 11, newspaper editors from The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and The Boston Globe will discuss "Coverage of the Crisis: The Media Since September 11th" in a panel discussion at Colby College in Waterville. The 1:30 p.m. event will be in the Robins Room on the second floor of the Roberts Building (above the college bookstore).
As editors of a small weekly newspaper in eastern Kentucky, Tom and Pat Gish have been boycotted and threatened and even had their office destroyed by a firebomb. On October 11 they will be recognized for their courage and their principles when Colby College presents the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at an 8 p.m. convocation in Given Auditorium at Colby's Bixler Art and Music Center.
G. Love and Special Sauce will perform at Colby College in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on Friday, October 12. Aaron Katz, drummer and vocalist for the band Percy Hill, will open the concert at 9 p.m.
A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, October 17. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of the Cotter Union. The fair is open to the public.
Sara Burns, president of Central Maine Power Company, will be at Colby College in Waterville to present the lecture "Just What IS Going On in the Energy Industry Today?" The event will be held Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in room 1 of the Olin Science Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Tuesday, October 2, the Colby College Museum of Art's Friends of Art will take a walking tour of Boston's Victorian Back Bay. Colby alumnus Steven Horsch '95 and guides from "Boston by Foot" will lead the tour, which includes visits to Back Bay mansions, Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library and the new Old South Church.
This fall Colby College in Waterville will celebrate "Women in the Arts" as the host of the 16th Annual Maine Women's Studies Conference and with a Colby College Museum of Art exhibit and a fall lecture series. All of the events are open to the public, and the art exhibit and lecture series are free of charge.
Colby College's 2001-02 Visiting Writers Series will hold three poetry and fiction readings this fall on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robins Room on the second floor of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge. A book signing by the author will follow each of the readings. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will open the 2001-02 season with a performance of White Lies by Anne Sibley O'Brien on Friday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Building. Written and performed by O'Brien the solo performance explores patterns of white privilege, white supremacy and racism through one woman's quest for release from the appeal of whiteness.
Colby College, which shows up first in a "best values" list in the 2002 edition of the U.S. News & World Report guidebook, America's Best Colleges, says it unintentionally supplied an inaccurate answer to U.S. News in response to a question about need-based financial aid.
On Saturday, September 15, the Portland String Quartet will open 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 Saturday, September 22, pianist Donald Berman will perform a concert of works by composer Arthur Levering at Colby College in Waterville. The concert, part of the 2001-2002 Music at Colby concert series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. On Friday, September 21, Levering, a 1975 Colby graduate, will give a talk on his music at 4 p.m. in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center. Both events are open to the public and free of charge.
On Saturday, September 29, the Casco Bay Tummlers will perform a concert of Klezmer music at Colby College in Waterville. The concert, part of the 2001-2002 Music at Colby concert series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College's Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights in Waterville has announced a fall lecture series, which will open with a presentation by 2001 Oak Human Rights Fellow Sevdie Ahmeti. On Thursday, September 20, Ahmeti will present "Working for Women and Human Rights in Kosovo." The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Robins Room on the second floor of Roberts Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.
At Colby College in Waterville, a series of wellness lectures this fall will address topics of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Programs will discuss domestic abuse, multicultural society, alcohol consumption, stress and success. All of the programs will be held in the Page Commons Room in Cotter Union. For information contact Colby's health center at (207) 872-3058.