Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg to Deliver 2010 Mitchell Lecture at Colby College

Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, the principal deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will deliver the 2010 Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture at Colby College October 21. The lecture, titled American Leadership and International Cooperation: A Strategy for the 21st Century, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, on the Waterville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College Form Strategic Partnership

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College have entered a strategic partnership that will expand educational and research opportunities in marine sciences for Bigelow's scientists and for Colby students and faculty, Colby President William D. Adams and Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director Graham Shimmield announced today.

Colby Exceeds $370-Million Campaign Goal with Gift for Museum Expansion

Colby College exceeded its $370-million capital campaign goal June 30, raising a total of $376-million in the largest fundraising campaign in Maine's history. The Reaching the World Campaign, begun in 2005 under Colby President William D. Adams, was mounted to support financial aid, facilities, and the academic experience.

Class of 2010, 477 Strong, Graduates

“What unites us as humans is far more powerful and important than what divides us,” Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale told graduates of Colby at the College's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. “From Waterville to Moscow to Islamabad, people everywhere share the same aspirations for their families and communities.”

Colby College 189th Commencement, Sunday, May 23

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former president of Discovery Communications Judith A. McHale will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on Colby's campus in Waterville.

Colby Announces February Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in February. All and free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Colby Announces December Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in December. All are open to the public and free.

Colby Names New Dean of Faculty

Lori G. Kletzer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Colby College, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 9.

Colby Announces November Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in November. All are open to the public and free.

George Mitchell Emphasizes Perseverance in Peace Efforts

Stressing the role of hope and persistence in peace negotiations, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, former Senator George J. Mitchell, told a standing-room crowd in Colby College's Lorimer Chapel Oct. 22, that chances for peace in the Mideast have changed. "For the first time in my adult lifetime we have a president who placed this high on the agenda right at the beginning of his term, not at the end," he said. "That's a huge factor."

Special Envoy George Mitchell to Speak at Colby College Oct. 22

Just following talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington, D.C., special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell will deliver the 2009 Mitchell Lecture at Colby College Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Colby Announces October Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in October. All are open to the public and free.

Foreign Correspondent Paul Salopek to Receive 2009 Lovejoy Award from Colby College

Reporting from Darfur in 2006, reporter Paul Salopek was imprisoned for five weeks. He endured beatings and brutal jail conditions but declined offers of freedom until he knew his Chadian driver and Sudanese translator would also be freed. A journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries in the developing world and more than 20 conflict zones, Salopek will receive the 2009 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism from Colby College on Sunday, Oct. 18, in Waterville, Maine, Colby President William D. Adams announced Sept. 10.

Colby Announces September Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in September. All are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

Colby College Renovations Receive LEED Gold Certification

Two Colby College residence halls built in the early 1950s and renovated in 2008 received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the College announced August 17. Colby now has more LEED-certified buildings than any private college in Maine and is the first private college in Maine to achieve the gold level. Pierce and Perkins-Wilson, which were once fraternity houses, are now more energy efficient and include local, recycled and sustainably harvested materials.

Colby College Lovejoy Initiative Spurs Dialogue on Changing News Industry

College Launches Blog to Foster Discussion on News Literacy, the Decline of Newspapers and Rise of New MediaA blog to promote news literacy, written by current and former members of the media, launched July 8 through the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College.The Lovejoy Journalism and News Literacy Blog taps such experts as NPR's Chris Arnold and longtime New York Times reporter Felicity Barringer to educate the next generation of our nation's leaders on current and ever-changing issues in the media.

Atlantic Music Festival to Offer Concerts at Colby, July 4-24

The Atlantic Music Festival, a month-long celebration of the world's finest classical music, performed by stellar young musicians, will take place at Colby College for the first time this year. The 15-concert season opens July 4. Below is a list of concerts, all of which are free. More information about the calendar and the festival is available at www.atlanticmusicfestival.org.