Surasena and Sri Lankan Dance Troupe at Colby, October 28

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.

William Adams Inaugurated as Colby’s 19th President

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.

Children’s Halloween Extravaganza at Colby

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.

Graduate and Professional School Fair at Colby, October 25

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 To Receive Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award

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.

Food Historian Riley to Speak at Colby, October 31

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.

Colby’s Presidential Inauguration Open to Public October 21

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.

Activist To Discuss Human Rights in Colombia

"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.

Landmine Expert to Speak at Colby, October 12

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.

Churchill’s “Blue Heart” at Colby, October 24-28

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.

Colby Symphony Orchestra Concert is 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.

Pianist Pompa-Baldi to Perform at Colby, October 7

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform on Saturday, October 7, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Flutist Alexa Still Performs at Colby, October 20

Flutist Alexa Still will perform on Friday, October 20, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series. It is open to the public and free of charge.

At Colby, Author-Historian Bauer to Give Lipman Lecture

On Thursday, November 2, Yehuda Bauer, noted Jewish author and scholar, will present the 2000 Lipman Lecture on the Holocaust. The 7 p.m. talk will be held in the Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, and is open to the public free of charge.

Tiananmen Square Protestor Jian-li Yang to Speak at Colby

Jian-li Yang, a major leader of the Chinese democracy movement, will be the guest lecturer for the 2000 Ralph J. Bunche Symposium at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, October 7. The 4:30 p.m. lecture in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union.

“Dance Invitational” at Colby, October 7

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present a dance invitational on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Performing Arts Center.

Colby Panel to Debate U.S. Policy in Colombia

Colby College and the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights have invited a group of top experts on Latin American affairs to present a panel discussion on Monday, September 25, titled "Confronting the Crisis in Colombia: Testing U.S. Foreign Policy in the New Millennium." The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 01 of the Olin Science Center, and it is open to the public free of charge.

Portland String Quartet Opens Music Series at Colby

The Portland String Quartet will perform on Saturday, September 16, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series.

Nordica Trio to Perform at Colby, September 24

The Nordica Trio will perform on Sunday, September 24, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series.