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Entrepreneurship EXPO 2019 – Idea, Business, and Social Venture Pitch Competitions 4/26 ( April 19, 2019 to April 26, 2019 ) Pride Week ( April 20, 2019 to April 27, 2019 ) Pop-Up Makers Market//Art Show – Accepting Submissions! ( April 22, 2019 to May 4, 2019 )

April 26, 2019

Latin American Theater Performances

Latin American Theater Performances

This Friday at 7:30 in the Cellar Theater in Runnals, students from Sp 298, LA Theater and Performance, will be performing scenes from several 20th century LA plays (Mateo, El gesticulador, and Información para extranjeros). Please join us if you can! Their performances should run just under 1 hr.

Posted April 25 at 9:26 am
Contact Bretton White
Phone 6034011980
Category Student Events
Posted By Bretton White

Psychology Colloqium – Comfort Food!

4/26/19 3:00 pm to 4/26/19 4:00 pm
Lovejoy 100
Psychology Colloqium – Comfort Food!

Comfort Food: What it is, and Why (some of us) Love it Chefs, psychologists, and advertisers alike all love the idea of comfort food. But until recently, there has been no definition of this term. Join Dr. Jordan Troisi, visiting research fellow from Colby’s Center for Teaching and Learning (and social psychologist), on his journey  More

Posted April 21 at 5:08 pm
Contact Martha Arterberry
Category Academic Events
Posted By Martha Arterberry

Volunteer at an Environmental Ed Day

What: Waterville Jr High Environmental Education Day Where: Colby College When: 9-1 Friday, April 26th How: Fill out this form! https://forms.gle/VnR5NHHAVGKdemrv6 Questions: email Madison Maier (memaier@colby.edu) Come spend a few hours volunteering for an Environmental Education Day at Colby! Work with Waterville Jr High students running a station that groups of ~15 students will visit  More

Posted April 9 at 1:12 am
Contact Madison Maier
Posted By Madison Maier

“Skill Mismatch Unemployment”, Professor Erin Wolcott, Middlebury College

4/26/19 4:00 pm
Diamond 341

We measure unemployment due to mismatch between the demand and supply of skills using an extended search and matching framework. In our framework, unemployed workers and vacancies meet randomly, but the probability of matching depends on how closely the unemployed worker’s skillset aligns with the job requirements. We use data from the CPS, O*NET, and  More

Posted April 23 at 10:07 am
Contact Ericka Benayad
Phone 859-5230
Category Academic Events
Posted By Ericka Benayad

Environmental Art and Writing Hike

4/26/19 4:00 pm to 4/26/19 5:00 pm
Alumni Center
Environmental Art and Writing Hike

This Friday, from 4 to 5 or 5:30, Environmental Humanities Student Advisory Board members Cal Waichler and Emma Goldberg-Courtney will be leading an environmental art and writing workshop. We will meet outside the Alumni Center to begin a walk in the Arboretum, where we will engage with sensory place-related writing prompts and outdoor printmaking. Over  More

Posted April 24 at 2:33 pm
Contact Ayla Fudala
Phone 8594166
Category Student Events
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April 27, 2019

Drive Electric Earth Day Event

4/10/19 10:00 am to 4/10/19 2:00 pm
Thomas College, 180 West River Road, by the field hockey field
Drive Electric Earth Day Event

Help us celebrate the environmental and cost-saving benefits of electric vehicles! – For more details – https://driveelectricearthday.org/ – Go to: https://pluginamerica.org/ – to register to attend or participate.Then complete a short survey for a chance to win $250. EVs already signed up to be present include Toyota and Chrysler hybrids along with Chevy EVs (courtesy  More

Posted April 10 at 1:57 pm
Contact Linda Woods
Category Local Events
Posted By Amber Churchwell

GNDRFCK

4/27/19 9:30 pm
Page Commons
GNDRFCK

Join the Bridge for the culmination of our Pride Week celebrations with GNDRFCK!! GNDRFCK is a celebration of ourselves, and an invitation to explore gender through party, dance, and fashion!! This year GNDRFCK will feature at least 9 performers and is hosted by the amazing Valerie Honeywell!! Music spun by DJ Lickalotpuss!!!! GNDRFCK will also  More

Posted April 10 at 7:58 pm
Contact Colby College Bridge
Category Student Events
Posted By Emma O'Hara

Choral Masterwork: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park and the Colby Chorale and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society, April 27th and 28th.

4/27/19 7:30 pm
Lorimer Chapel
Choral Masterwork: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park and the Colby Chorale and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society, April 27th and 28th.

In their final performance of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. This performance will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition, Matthew Lai ’22, who will be performing Alexander  More

Posted April 16 at 9:31 am
Contact Christina Steeves
Posted By Christina Steeves

Choral Masterwork, Saturday Performance

Lorimer Chapel
Choral Masterwork, Saturday Performance

In their final two performances of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April  More

Posted November 29 at 12:15 pm
Contact Tina Steeves
Phone 2078595670
Posted By Katherine Morena

Museum Art + Storytelling: Let’s Move

4/27/19 11:00 am to 4/27/19 12:00 pm
William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College Museum of Art

After a brief exploration of the Museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. Art + Storytelling: Let’s Move

Posted January 4 at 10:29 am
Contact Jordia Benjamin-Sands
Posted By Qianni Zhu

Nature Writing Hike

4/27/19 9:00 am to 4/27/19 11:00 am
The Arboretum
Nature Writing Hike

This Saturday, from 9 to 11 am, Environmental Humanities Student Advisory Board members Grace Neumiller and Dominick Leskiw will be leading a hike in the Arboretum. Participants will engage in environmental creative writing inspired by this beautiful location. The prompt, inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idea of the “transparent eyeball”, will be focused around our  More

Posted April 24 at 3:10 pm
Contact Ayla Fudala
Phone 8594166
Category Student Events
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April 28, 2019

Choral Masterwork, Sunday Performance

Lorimer Chapel
Choral Masterwork, Sunday Performance

In their final two performances of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April  More

Posted November 29 at 12:16 pm
Contact Tina Steeves
Phone 2078595670
Posted By Katherine Morena

April 29, 2019

Presence of the Past Lecture Series: Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines: Using Historical Ecology in Marine Conservation Loren McClenachan, Colby College

4/29/19 7:00 pm
Lovejoy 100
Presence of the Past Lecture Series: Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines: Using Historical Ecology in Marine Conservation Loren McClenachan, Colby College

Historical marine ecology has revealed long-term, and previously unknown, changes to marine species and ecosystems, providing information vital for managing and conserving marine resources. This talk will use examples from diverse taxonomic groups to demonstrate the ways that historical data can be mobilized to better assess long-term ecological change, and the ways in which historical  More

Posted April 24 at 9:56 am
Contact Megan Fossa, Center for the Arts and Humanities
Category Academic Events
Posted By Megan Fossa

April 30, 2019

Clara Lemlich and the Uprising of the 20,000

Clara Lemlich and the Uprising of the 20,000

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:00PM Robinson Room, Miller Library Presented by Rob Weisbrot, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professor of History In 1909, Clara Lemlich, a young Jewish refugee from Russia to New York City, sparked the first great women’s strike in American history by speaking uninvited to several thousand teenaged foreign-born sweatshop workers to  More

Posted April 18 at 2:14 pm
Contact Teresa Van Deventer
Category Academic Events
Posted By Teresa Van Deventer

New Athletic Center Info Session

4/30/19 7:00 pm
Lovejoy 100

The entire Colby community is invited to join Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Planning Mina Amundsen and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Jake Olkkola for a presentation on the new Colby College Athletic Center project on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm in Lovejoy 100. This session is designed to outline the significant impact  More

Posted April 25 at 3:49 pm
Contact Cindy Vassey
Posted By Cynthia Vassey

An Imperial Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Japanese Occupation of the Mongolian Steppe

An Imperial Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:  The Japanese Occupation of the Mongolian Steppe

Tuesday, April 30 4:30PM Miller 014 Please join the History department and enjoy some light refreshments! Dr. Sakura Christmas Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College An Imperial Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Japanese Occupation of the Mongolian Steppe In the 1930s, Imperial Japan expanded into the Mongol territories of Northeast China, where nomadic herders lived on the  More

Posted April 15 at 4:02 pm
Contact Teresa Van Deventer/History
Category Academic Events
Posted By Teresa Van Deventer

“Take My Pictures For Me”, Professor Amahl Bishara, Tufts University

4/30/19 1:00 pm
Diamond 153

Take My Pictures For Me is a short documentary by Amahl Bishara and Mohammad al-Azza. Both are Palestinian, but Mohammad is a refugee born in the West Bank, while Amahl holds an Israeli passport and was born in the US. When Amahl went to a protest for refugee rights in Israel and saw there many  More

Posted April 25 at 4:21 pm
Contact Ericka Benayad
Phone 859-5230
Category Academic Events
Posted By Ericka Benayad

Free event for community members – Cognitive Aging

4/30/19 10:00 am to 4/30/19 11:00 am
R.E.M. 31 Temple Street, Waterville

Cognitive Aging Dr. Jen Coane, Associate Professor of Psychology at Colby College, will discuss how and why memory changes as we age, as well as, share some recent research strategies and lifestyle factors that have been shown to improve the ability to remember. Free for all adults. Sponsored by Aging Well in Waterville. No registration  More

Posted January 25 at 12:43 pm
Contact Jennifer H. Coane
Phone 2078595580
Posted By Cherilyn Almeida

May 1, 2019

Financial Wellness, NextGen 529 Lunch & Learn

5/1/19 12:00 pm to 5/1/19 1:00 pm
Robins in Roberts

Invest in your child’s (or grandchild’s) future higher education. Join FAME staff next Wednesday, May 1 to learn more about saving for college. NextGen 529™ is Maine’s education savings plan, which many families use to prepare for higher education. Opening a NextGen 529 account for your child (or yourself) is a real investment in the  More

Posted April 25 at 8:28 am
Contact Rose Griffin
Category Staff Events
Posted By Rose Griffin

Wednesday Noontime Faculty Forum with Loren McClenachan

5/1/19 12:00 pm to 5/1/19 1:00 pm
Wormser Room, Miller Library

Please join us at noon Wednesday in the Wormser Room of Miller Library for a Noontime Faculty Forum where Loren McClenachan, Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, will discuss “Historical marine ecology: Informing the future by learning from the past.” This event is sponsored by the Dean of Faculty’s Office and hosted  More

Posted March 11 at 8:26 am
Contact April Paul
Posted By April Paul

May 2, 2019

Community Conversations: Who Calls Waterville Home?

5/2/19 6:30 pm to 5/2/19 8:30 pm
Chace Community Forum, Alfond Commons
Community Conversations: Who Calls Waterville Home?

Join President David Greene, Waterville City Manager Mike Roy, and Rabbi Rachel Isaacs for a forum on “Who Calls Waterville Home?” followed by facilitated community roundtable discussions. Dinner and dessert from Acadia Cakes will be served. In 1929, in the shadow of the Great Depression, Colby College’s place in Waterville came into question. As the  More

Posted April 24 at 5:29 pm
Contact Center for Small Town Jewish Life/Rabbi Rachel Isaacs
Phone (207) 859-4271
Posted By Elizabeth Snider

May 3, 2019

“Assessing the Direct and Spillover Effects of Hosting Refugees: Evidence from Kenya”, Prof. Sarah Walker, University New South Wales, Australia

5/3/19 4:00 pm
Diamond 341

Abstract: We explore the long run economic impacts of refugee camps in Northwestern Kenya. First, we combine nighttime lights data, official statistics, and new household survey data to assess the impact of long-term refugee camps on host populations. The nighttime lights estimates show that refugee inflows increase economic activity in areas very close to Kakuma  More

Posted April 25 at 4:29 pm
Contact Ericka Benayad
Phone 859-5230
Category Academic Events
Posted By Ericka Benayad

Wen Jing Yan and Tianhao Yao Senior Piano Recitals

5/3/19 4:00 pm
Lorimer Chapel

Come see Wen Jing Yan ’19 and Tianhao Yao ’19 perform in their last recital at Colby on Friday, May 3 in Lorimer Chapel. Wen Jing will perform at 4 pm and Tianhao will perform immediately following.

Posted April 11 at 9:45 am
Contact Christina Steeves
Posted By Christina Steeves

May 4, 2019

Pop-Up Makers Market//Art Show – Accepting Submissions!

5/4/19 1:00 pm
Foss Dining Hall
Pop-Up Makers Market//Art Show – Accepting Submissions!

In partnership with SGA, some dear pals and I will be hosting a pop-up Makers Market //Art Show on May 4th from 1-4pm in Foss!! There will be tasty free food, drinks, live music, good vibes and lots of student creations for sale. Artists of all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome and encouraged to take  More

Posted April 26 at 10:35 am
Contact Kacey LaBonte
Posted By Cassandra LaBonte