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JanPlan Course on Making Theater with Kids is Serious Fun!  ( January 7, 2020 to January 30, 2020 ) Bring Your Ideas into Action this JanPlan with the Theater and Dance Department! ( January 7, 2020 to January 30, 2020 ) Open Skate at Alfond Ice Rink ( January 7, 2020 to February 6, 2020 ) The Farnham Writers’ Center is Open for Jan Plan and we have on-call tutors ( January 8, 2020 to January 29, 2020 ) John Lyons ’85 – Film and TV Editor – Learning Community and PRIDE Event ( January 25, 2020 to January 28, 2020 ) Jan. Plan Activities At a Glance Week 4 ( January 27, 2020 to February 2, 2020 ) Faculty Writing Retreat (January 27, 28, & 29) ( January 27, 2020 to January 29, 2020 )

January 28, 2020

Viruses and Extinction!

1/28/20 4:00 pm to 1/28/20 5:00 pm
DIAMOND 242
Viruses and Extinction!

All are welcome. Two research presentations by our distinguished duo teaching “Epidemics in History” in JanPlan Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 4:00-5:00 pm in DIAM 242 – (with cookies)

Posted January 23 at 12:06 pm
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Category Academic Events
Posted By James Fleming

CA/COOT/OL Information Sessions

1/28/20 5:00 pm
Bobby Silberman Lounge
CA/COOT/OL Information Sessions

Do you want to get involved as a leader on campus working with your peers and incoming First Year students? Come and get more information about the Orientation Leader, Community Advisor and COOT Leader roles at one of our two joint information session. Both sessions are at 5pm. 1/28 is in Bobby Silberman and 2/11  More

Posted January 24 at 9:55 am
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Phone 207-859-4280
Category Student Events
Posted By Jessica Manno

Brian O’Halloran ’93, Red Sox General Manager – Learning Community

Join us in DavisConnects Tuesday, January 28th at 5pm to hear from Brian O’Halloran, Red Sox General Manager. Brian will be discussing his Colby experience, the evolution of his career in the professional sports industry, and answering your questions. All are welcome. Students please register HERE .

Posted January 24 at 3:24 pm
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Posted By Sarah Sculley

Colby Ice Hockey Home Tuesday

Colby Ice Hockey Home Tuesday

Women’s Ice Hockey vs University of New England, 4:30pm Men’s Ice Hockey vs University of Southern Maine, 7:00pm

Posted January 27 at 5:36 pm
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Category Athletics Events
Posted By Daniel Noyes

January 29, 2020

PreMed Academy Poster Session and Reception

1/29/20 6:00 pm
Parker Reed Room- SSWAC

PreMed Academy students have been researching and shadowing for the month of January- come check out what they’ve been working on! Refreshments will be served.

Posted January 27 at 2:05 pm
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Category Academic Events
Posted By Emily Wagner

January 30, 2020

Public Speaking Jan Plan Performance January 30th

1/26/20 2:30 pm
Robinson Room, Miller Library
Public Speaking Jan Plan Performance January 30th

Please come to a performance by students in Patrick Donnelly’s Public Speaking Jan Plan Class Thursday, January 30th 2:30 PM Robinson Room Miller Library Colby College Waterville, Maine performances of poetry and famous letters and speeches by Natalie Bumpus * Georgia Cassidy * Fiona Casson * Will Dodge Alex Gera * Eleanor Goldman * Austen  More

Posted January 26 at 2:06 pm
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Posted By Patrick Donnelly

January 31, 2020

Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm: Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo

1/31/20 7:00 pm
Me Lon Togo, 220 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901
Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm: Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo

Come on out and see one of only a handful of Nyatiti musicians in the world play this gorgeous and esoteric Kenyan instrument on Friday Jan 31st, starting at 7pm at Me Lon Togo. Dr. Pete Larson has been on campus all month teaching an Infectious Disease janplan, and will end the month by performing  More

Posted January 26 at 9:13 pm
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Posted By Thomas Klepach

Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo, Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm

1/31/20 7:00 pm
Me Lon Togo, 220 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901
Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo,  Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm

Come on out and see one of only a handful of Nyatiti musicians in the world play this gorgeous and esoteric Kenyan instrument on Friday Jan 31st, starting at 7pm at Me Lon Togo. Dr. Pete Larson has been on campus all month teaching an Infectious Disease janplan, and will end the month by performing  More

Posted January 26 at 9:15 pm
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Posted By Thomas Klepach

TONIGHT: Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo, Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm

1/31/20 7:00 pm
Me Lon Togo, 220 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901
TONIGHT: Kenyan Nyatiti music by Dr. Pete Larson, at Me Lon Togo,  Fri. Jan 31st, 7pm

Come on out and see one of only a handful of Nyatiti musicians in the world play this gorgeous and esoteric Kenyan instrument TONIGHT, Friday Jan 31st, starting at 7pm at Me Lon Togo. Dr. Pete Larson has been on campus all month teaching an Infectious Disease janplan, and will end the month by performing  More

Posted January 26 at 9:19 pm
Contact Thomas Klepach
Phone (207) 872-9146
Posted By Thomas Klepach

February 6, 2020

Thursday Night on the Quarry Road Trails

2/6/20 5:00 pm to 2/6/20 7:00 pm
Quarry Road Trails, Waterville
Thursday Night on the Quarry Road Trails

Parent’s Night Out or Soup, Ski, and Snowshoe: see flyer for more details!

Posted January 21 at 12:08 pm
Contact Caroline Mathes
Category Local Events
Posted By Lena Martin

Managing Student Expectations About Your Courses

Managing Student Expectations About Your Courses

Thursday, February 6, 8 – 9:30 a.m. or Thursday, February 6, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Students often bring to our classes a mindset about the course content, structure, and/or teaching strategies that they will encounter. What happens when these expectations do not match what you have planned? During this roundtable, we will explore ways to  More

Posted January 27 at 3:55 pm
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Category Faculty Events
Posted By Melissa Patterson

Margaret Ericson’s retirement celebration! Thursday 2/6. Save the Date!

Colby Art Museum Lobby

You are cordially invited to Margaret Ericson’s retirement party. Please join us to help celebrate her contributions at Colby.  When: Thursday February 6th Where: Colby Art Museum Lobby Time: 3:30-5:30 What: Food, Music, Drinks and Memories! Music: Gawler Family Trio

Posted January 18 at 10:18 am
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Category Faculty Events
Posted By Kara Kugelmeyer

February 9, 2020

Dana Fisher: American Resistance

2/9/20 1:00 pm to 2/9/20 2:30 pm
Dana Fisher: American Resistance

Dana R. Fisher will be coming to Portland on February 9th to discuss her very contemporary research on protest movements. Author of the book “American Resistance”, Dana will speak about the importance of protest movements in this historical period, the rise of Women’s Marches, Climate Activism and Indivisible Groups and what we might consider as  More

Posted January 24 at 8:29 am
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Category Local Events
Posted By Elizabeth Kane

AYCC Polar Bear Dip

AYCC Polar Bear Dip

The annual AYCC Polar Bear Dip fundraiser is on Sunday, February 9th. The funds raised help the Alfond Youth & Community Center provide 85,000 hot meals annually and 125 weekend-meal backpacks per week. To learn how to become a ‘dipper’, support the Colby Football dipping team, or donate, please visit this page: https://www.clubaycc.org/copy-of-2018-polar-bear-dip

Posted January 13 at 2:59 pm
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Category Local Events
Posted By Paige Begley

February 11, 2020

CA/COOT/OL Information Session

2/11/20 5:00 pm
Page Commons
CA/COOT/OL Information Session

Do you want to get involved as a leader on campus working with your peers and incoming First Year students? Come and get more information about the Orientation Leader, Community Advisor and COOT Leader roles at one of our two joint information session. Our final group information session is at 5pm on 2/11 in Page  More

Posted January 24 at 9:57 am
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Phone 207-859-4280
Category Student Events
Posted By Jessica Manno

Words Move — Music Moves

2/11/20 7:00 pm to 2/11/20 9:00 pm
Strider Theater, Runnals Hall
Words Move — Music Moves

A Recitation of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets by John Farrell A Performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 by the DaPonte String Quartet This unique program — a recitation from memory of T. S. Eliot’s poetic masterwork together with a performance of the Beethoven string quartet that inspired Eliot’s poem —  More

Posted January 17 at 4:22 pm
Contact Lynda Chilton
Phone 2078594520
Posted By Lynda Chilton

February 20, 2020

Open talk, dialogue, and book signing with Tony Jack Author of The Privileged Poor

2/20/20 5:15 pm
Page Commons
Open talk, dialogue, and book signing with Tony Jack Author of The Privileged Poor

Tony Jack, an Assistant Professor at Harvard and author of The Privileged Poor, Jack—once a low-income, first-generation college student himself—studies how poor students are often failed by the top schools that admit them. During his talk, he will detail how class divides on campus create barriers to academic success—and he will share what schools can  More

Posted January 17 at 5:12 pm
Contact Jess Manno
Phone 207-859-4280
Posted By Jessica Manno

February 29, 2020

Back to the Garden directed by Eric Christopher Perry

2/29/20 7:30 pm
Given Auditorium
Back to the Garden directed by Eric Christopher Perry

(An Energy/Exhaustion Humanities Theme Event) The Colby College Chorale and the Colby Art Song Initiative will reflect on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in a concert that will include solo and choral compositions related to the music festival to end all music festivals. The choirs and soloists will perform works by Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills,  More

Posted September 11 at 10:52 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

March 7, 2020

Journey to America: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park

3/7/20 7:30 pm
Lorimer Chapel
Journey to America: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park

(An Energy/Exhaustion Humanities Theme Event) The Journey to America alternates between energy and exhaustion, between dramatic and sublime. Beginning in Austria with Beethoven’s electrifying, epochal Fifth Symphony, the program shifts quickly to a pair of very different works by American masters Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland. Barber’s sometimes ethereal, sometimes anguished Adagio for Strings becomes  More

Posted September 11 at 10:55 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

March 14, 2020

Pure Motion: Colby Wind Ensemble directed by Eric Thomas

Lorimer Chapel
Pure Motion: Colby Wind Ensemble directed by Eric Thomas

The Colby Wind Ensemble’s spring concert features music full of frantic motion, including Ghost Train Triptych, depicting a supernatural machine that roars out of the night, and Powerhouse, featuring that purveyor of pure energy Bugs Bunny, along with other friends of Looney Tunes fame. The organized chaos of the factory floor will be represented by  More

Posted September 11 at 11:00 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

April 4, 2020

First Seeds, First Steps: Colby Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

4/4/20 7:30 pm
Given Auditorium
First Seeds, First Steps: Colby Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

(Featuring guest performers from Associate Professor Sonja Thomas’s course “Critical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance”) Who would have guessed that the humble seed of the blues would grow into musical flowers of so many hues?! We’ll trace the evolution of the blues from the works of early artists like Robert Johnson and Ma Rainey through  More

Posted September 11 at 11:03 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

April 11, 2020

Henry Kramer, piano

4/11/20 7:30 pm
Lorimer Chapel
Henry Kramer, piano

(Funded by the Freda M. Charles Music Fund) As winner of the Second Prize at the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition and a recipient of a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Henry Kramer is well on his way to becoming one of the most exciting American musicians of his generation. For his Music at Colby  More

Posted September 11 at 11:05 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

April 18, 2020

Markuspassion: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

4/18/20 7:30 pm
Lorimer Chapel
Markuspassion: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

The Colby College Collegium will combine forces with guest artists in a rarely heard performance of the Passion setting by Reinhard Keiser, a contemporary of J.S. Bach. The work is a musical telling of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Mark and was performed frequently by Bach himself as part  More

Posted September 11 at 11:06 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves

April 25, 2020

Choral MasterWork directed by Jinwook Park and Eric Christopher Perry

4/25/20 7:30 am
Lorimer Chapel
Choral MasterWork directed by Jinwook Park and Eric Christopher Perry

The final program of the Colby Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season begins with Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, a work that has become famous for one of classical music’s most endearing practical jokes. The concert will continue with a performance by the 2020 student concerto competition winner and will conclude with Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, a mesmerizing work that  More

Posted September 11 at 11:08 am
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Posted By Christina Steeves