Symposium Keynote: Frogs, Jockeys, and Old Music

Research described at the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium keynote event Wednesday suggests the smelly secretions of mink frogs have antimicrobial properties and could lead to new antibiotics for humans.

Symposium Highlights Research

The 12th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27-29, features hundreds of Colby students presenting significant projects as talks, poster presentations, and performances.

Students Empowered at Powershift

Colby students were among some 10,000 activists and environmental leaders who attended the third Powershift, a grassroots event In Washington focused on environmental issues, especially climate change.

Colby Dumps Bottled Water on Earth Day

A three-year student-led Take Back the Tap campaign to rid the campus of bottled water culminates on Earth Day, when remaining stock is removed from shelves in the student center.

Student Entrepreneurs Win Start-up Cash

Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.

Three Fulbright Fellows

Three seniors were awarded prestigious Fulbright fellowships and will put their German language skills to use teaching in Germany and Austria after graduation.

New Works, New Promo

With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.

Farm Projects Win Funding

My Fresh Co., LLC, a website to connect Maine farmers and consumers, won $10,000 in start-up capital at the first Colby Business Competition Saturday, the Sentinel reports. An urban gardening startup in Chicago received $5,000.

Rajiv Shah, Head of USAID, Is Commencement Speaker

The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.

Hoshino Wins SFS Research Award

Daniel Hoshino '11 of Newton, Mass., was awarded the School for Field Studies Distinguished Student Researcher Award for marine studies he conducted during spring semester 2010.

Reviving Johnson Day

Johnson Day, a Colby tradition from the 1950s and '60s where students cleaned up campus and planted trees, is being revived starting Saturday, April 2.

Cinema Studies Minor Offered

Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.

Projects for Peace Winners

Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace grants: one to make documentary films about intentional communities, the other to empower women in Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.

Acosta ’11 Wins Social Action Award

Jessica Acosta '11 won a national social action award for her efforts leading the Bridge, Colby's student organization focusing on LGBTQ issues, and for her activism in Maine and New England.