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.
Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor and "the conscience of American journalism" for his uncompromising advocacy of high professional standards, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, November 9.
On Tuesday, October 31, food historian Gillian Riley will give a lecture at Colby College on the influence of culinary arts in 18th-century Spanish painting. The lecture, "What's Cooking in the Calle del Reloj?: A New Look at the Content of the Still-Life Paintings of Luis Meléndez," will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Colby art and women's studies departments and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, October 21, Colby College in Waterville will hold the inauguration installation ceremony for President William D. Adams. The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. It will be the first inauguration at Colby since 1979 and only the second since 1960. Adams is Colby's 19th president since the college received its charter in 1813.
"Understanding the Colombian Crisis: Reflections from a Life of Human Rights Work" is the title of the first address by Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez, this year's fellow of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College.
On Thursday, October 12, at Colby College in Waterville, Canadian Mine Action Scholar Christopher Kirkey will present "The Global Elimination of Landmines: Where is Washington?" The 7 p.m. lecture will be held in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present Blue Heart by British playwright Caryl Churchill, October 24 through October 28. Performances will be held nightly Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center. An additional 2 p.m. matinee will be held Saturday, October 28.
On Saturday, October 28, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. Part of the 2000-2001 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public free of charge.