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.
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.