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.
American artist Alex Katz's exhibit "The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts, 1951-2001" is on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through August 28. The exhibit features 66 woodcut and linocut prints spanning Katz's career, as well as "Landscape," a portfolio of eight prints never before exhibited.
The Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby College has announced organ concerts, a piano concert and a festival service in August. All performances are open to the public free of charge, though a donation is requested at the August 14 performance in Portland.
A series of string quartet concerts will be held July 31 through August 11 at Colby College in Waterville. Two formal concerts by the Portland String Quartet are set for July 31 and August 7; two performances by participants in the 26th annual Portland String Quartet Workshop at Colby will be presented August 11.
Sevdie Ahmeti, a 56-year-old Albanian Kosovar who has risked her life helping women and children war victims in Kosovo, has been chosen as the 2001 Oak Human Rights Fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Ahmeti will arrive at Colby in August and will remain on campus for the fall semester.
Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 8, starting at 6 p.m. The concert will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field and tennis courts. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Acclaimed pianist Anthony di Bonaventura will hold a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, in Colby College's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The performance is open to the public and will include works from Bach, Schubert, Granados and Liszt.
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture's summer show and "Sol LeWitt: Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes" will be on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville starting July 8. "Incomplete Open Cubes" is the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to LeWitt's open cube series and will be on view through August 26. "Skowhegan School 2001" will be on view through October 28.
Approximately 1,400 Colby College alumni and guests are expected to visit Waterville from Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10, for 2001 Reunion Weekend. Colby graduates from the 1920s to the 1990s will participate in scheduled campus events such as class dinners, book signings with Colby authors, swing dance classes and educational panels with alumni and faculty. Golf outings, picnics, a museum tour and boat trips are among off-campus activities.
In a commencement address on Sunday at Colby College, Reverend Peter J. Gomes, spoke to the 466 graduating seniors about the necessity of virtue and the inevitability of failure. "The fine art of failure is the means to the greater art of endurance and ultimately perseverance and success," said Gomes.
The Reverend Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in Harvard University's Memorial Church, will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 27.