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.
Results from a semester-long study of water quality in Lake George and Oaks Pond will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at the Skowhegan Community Center in Skowhegan. The program is open to the public and should last about two hours.
Internationally recognized artist and teacher Tom Butter will deliver a slide show lecture on his work at Colby College on Wednesday, November 28. The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center.
Waterville''s college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building, Colby College. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
On Sunday, December 2, the Colby College Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert for children of all ages. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public free of charge.
On Monday, November 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 32nd annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community. Since seating is limited, tickets are required for admission and will be available only as long as supplies last. No phone or mail orders will be accepted.
Visiting artist Olive Pierce will present a slide show lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation covers Pierce's life and her work as a documentary photographer. The event will be held in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Collegium Musicum, Colby's early music group, will recreate the sounds of a 17th-century Christmas in Rome. The concert will celebrate the majesty of early Western sacred music and its timeless and universal messages of unity and hope. The event will take place in the college's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.