Colby Announces Fall 2000 Visiting Writers Series

Colby College's 2000-01 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 Robinson Room of Miller Library 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.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Journalist at Colby

On Thursday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. David Shribman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington bureau chief, columnist and assistant managing editor for The Boston Globe, will speak at Colby College in Waterville. Shribman's lecture, titled "Forecast Election 2000," will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.

Mystery Writer Robert B. Parker at Colby, September 24

On Sunday, September 24, at 7 p.m. Colby College in Waterville will present "An Evening with Robert B. Parker." Mystery writer Robert B. Parker, best known for his series with Boston private eye Spenser, will give a talk and answer questions. The program will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and a 6:15 p.m. book signing in the adjacent Pugh Center will precede the event. The talk and book signing are open to the public free of charge.

Colby Opens: William D. Adams Assumes Presidency

William D. Adams, who became the 19th president of Colby College at the beginning of July, welcomed first year students to the campus last week and then joined some of them on their outdoor orientation trips, hiking, kayaking, fishing and participating in a drama group. Adams said that besides getting to know the 187-year-old college, its campus, faculty and staff prior to the return of students, he has directed much of his energy toward long-range, strategic planning.

Blind Author Kuusisto to Speak at Colby

On Thursday, September 14, at 4:30 p.m., author Stephen Kuusisto will read from his memoirs and poetry in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. Kuusisto is the author of several books including "Planet of the Blind: A Memoir" (1998) and the forthcoming "Only Bread Only Light" (October 2000). The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Oak Institute Announces 2000 Human Rights Fellow

Colombian human rights activist Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez has been named the 2000 human rights fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Mondragon arrived at Colby on Monday, August 21, and will remain in residence through the fall semester.

“The Pinter Festival” at Colby, September 15 and 16

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will launch its 2000-01 performance season with a celebration of the 70th birthday of British playwright Harold Pinter. "The Pinter Festival" will be held Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, with a 4 p.m. performance in the Cellar Theater and a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Strider Theater nightly. Both theaters are located in the Runnals Performing Arts Center.

Revisionist American-History Author to Speak at Colby

On Sunday, September 3, at 4:30 p.m., American historian James Loewen will speak in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. Loewen is the author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" (1995). The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Wellness Lectures Open to Public

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 sexual assault, discrimination, alcohol consumption 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.

Colby Museum Sponsors Trip to MFA

The Friends of Art at the Colby College Museum of Art are sponsoring a Tuesday, September 12, trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a guided tour of the Van Gogh: Face to Face exhibition. A bus will leave Colby's Roberts Building parking lot at 7 a.m. and will return at 10 p.m. The cost of the trip is $45 per person.

Free Organ Concert August 15 at Bates

On Tuesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bates College Chapel in Lewiston, concert organist Stewart Wayne Foster will perform a tribute of works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. This event is part of the 44th annual Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby College.

Colby Scholarship Established for Jack Deering

A scholarship fund in honor of the retirement of John W. Deering of Falmouth is being created at Colby College in Waterville. Deering, a member of Colby's Class of 1955, has served Colby as a trustee and member of many alumni, development, reunion and admissions committees.

Free Violin Concert at Colby, July 31

Violinist Patrick Doane, a participant in the Portland String Quartet's summer string workshop at Colby College, will perform Monday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

Portland String Quartet Performs at Colby, August 1 and 8

The Portland String Quartet will perform two Tuesday-evening concerts at Colby College in Waterville - one on August 1 and the other on August 8. The 7:30 p.m. performances will be in Lorimer Chapel. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. There is no charge for students 21 years old or younger.

Colby Church Music Institute Announces August 2000 Concerts

The Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby College has announced two organ concerts and a festival service in August. All performances are open to the public free of charge, though a donation is requested at the August 17 performance.

Howard Hughes Grant Helps Biological Sciences Education

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, received a four-year $800,000 award for undergraduate biological sciences education from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education. Colby was among 53 colleges and universities who received one of the four-year grants. More than 200 schools applied.

WMHB Back at Full Power-110 Watts

Waterville community radio station WMHB-FM (89.7 FM) increased its transmitter strength to 110 watts on Saturday, July 15.

Colby Museum of Art Closed Fourth of July Weekend

The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Morton Brody Judicial Award Announced at Colby College

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has announced the formation of The Honorable Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in memory of the U.S. District Court judge for the State of Maine who passed away in March.

Free Concert by Al Corey’s Big Band July 9 at Colby

Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 9. The concert, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field. The public is invited and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.