The exhibition "The Eye: Mirror of the Soul" featuring the paintings of Father Paul Plante will be on display at the Colby College Museum of Art January 14 through February 25. Plante's work depicts detailed images from the natural world in intense color. An opening reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, and the public is invited.
"The Quest for Entertainment and Enlightenment in Tokugawa Japan's Urban Centers," an exhibit of Japanese religious and secular art, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art December 8 through January 7.
On Friday, November 17, at 1:15 p.m. Anat Gilead, vice-consul of Israel at the Consulate General of Israel to New England, will give a lecture at Colby College in Waterville. "Middle East Update: Is Peace Still Possible?" will be presented in the Robins Room (second floor) of Roberts building.
On Sunday, December 3, the Colby Symphony Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale will present a combined performance at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert, part of the 2000-2001 Music at Colby series, is open to the public and free of charge.
Two years ago when Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, made a $20,000 grant to Colby College to enhance math and science teaching in area schools, both Colby and Verizon anticipated a one-year program that would help teachers introduce the resources of the Internet to their students.
On Monday, November 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 31st 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.
Monday, November 20, at Colby College in Waterville poet, essayist and political activist June Jordan will give an address in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. Jordan will speak about her autobiography, Soldier: A Poet's Childhood (2000). The 8 p.m. lecture is open to the public.
Renowned painter Barbara Grossman will give a lecture and slide presentation on her works on Thursday, November 9, at Colby College in Waterville. The 4:30 p.m. event will be in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow.
On Thursday, November 9, newspaper editors from The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and The Oregonian, and government professor Tony Corrado will discuss "The Role of the Media in Elections: Campaign Coverage 2000" 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). It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Colby College and the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights will present "Struggling for the Mother Earth: A Roundtable Discussion on Indigenous People and Human Rights in Colombia."
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present the play Mrs. Warren's Profession by Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw, November 16 through November 18. Performances will be held nightly Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
Elise Friedmann, a correspondent for several European Jewish journals, will present the lecture "Who Owes What to the Holocaust Survivors?" on Wednesday, November 8, at Colby College in Waterville. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow immediately afterwards.
Peter Surasena, a grandmaster of the Kandyan dance tradition of Sri Lanka, and his troupe will perform at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. The dance performance will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.
Delegates from more than 40 colleges and universities from Maine to California attended the Saturday, October 21, inauguration of William D. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. "Now and in the years ahead, I think we must be committed to the steady reinvention of the practices of liberal learning," Adams told the students, faculty, alumni and other friends of the college who attended the two day celebration.
Colby College will hold its third annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all community children age two to 10 years old. Activities, which begin at the Pugh Center of Cotter Union, will include trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. Holiday refreshments will be served.
A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, October 25. 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.