Date: October 1998
Contact: Stephen Collins
This weekend, October 2-4, is Family Weekend at Colby College and numerous events on the campus in Waterville are open tthe public. All events listed except the Livingston Taylor concert on Saturday are free charge.
At 12 noon on Friday in the Philson Lounge in Cotter Union, Government Professor Kenneth Rodman will present the weekly Oak Fellowship Presentation on Human Rights. The title of his talk is "Think Globally, Punish Locally: Non-governmental Human Rights Sanctions in South Africa, Burma, and Nigeria."
At 4 p.m. on Friday in Keyes Room 105, Patricia Murphy (Colby '68) of GeneWISE and the Women's Health Center of Albany Medical School will lecture on "The Sequencing of the BRCA1 Breast Cancer Gene."
At 8 p.m. on Friday in Lorimer Chapel, a free a cappella concert will feature the Colby Eight, the Colbyettes, The Blue Light and The Megalomaniacs.
At 8 p.m. on Friday in the Robins Room, Roberts Union, Professor Charles W. Bassett will speak about "The Literary Canon and How It Works." Bassett, the Lee Family Professor of English and American Studies, will look at recent lists of the "100 best" novels and the forces at work in society that shape those lists.
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday in the Alfond Athletic Center's field house, the annual Colby Craft Fair will feature more than 90 crafters and their wares.
At 4 p.m. on Saturday in Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Jothi Raghavan, an acclaimed Bharata Natyam dancer, will present a multimedia show titled "Kanya." This is an Academy of Indian Performing Arts production. The title means "woman" and the performance is a celebration of women and their history through dance, music, poetry and projected images.
At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union, Billie Jean Young of Birmingham, Ala., will present a one-woman show on the life of Mississippi-born freedom fighter Fanny Lou Hamer. The performance, is titled: "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light...," and it is this year's Ralph J. Bunche Symposium.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday in Lorimer Chapel, pianist Robert Hallquist will perform a concert of works by Liszt, J.S. Bach and Messiaen. This is a Music at Colby concert.
At 8 p.m. Saturday in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor will perform. Admission is $5 and tickets are on sale at the door.
The Colby College Museum of Art, open 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, has exhibits by painter Tobi Kahn, photographer Berenice Abbott, and by Latinartists from North, Central and South America.