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Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in
Waterville Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20. The following
events will be open to the public, and all are free of charge unless
otherwise noted.

Friday, October 18

  • At 4 p.m., Robert Gastaldo (geology) presents “Creationist Fallacies,” an examination of the fallacies and foibles of creationist arguments for a young Earth. Room 1, F.W. Olin Science Center.
  • At 4:30 p.m., “Making New Neurons in Old Brains: It’s the Difference Between Night and Day
    a panel discussion with Andrea Tilden, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant
    Professor of Biology, and Barbara S. Beltz P’04, Allene Lummis Russell
    Professor in Neuroscience at Wellesley. Room 100, Lovejoy Building.

    Saturday, October 19

  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a Thos. Moser cabinetmaker will demonstrate wedging and spindle fitting while building a Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair. Colby Seaverns Bookstore.
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. an exhibit of panoramic Maine landscapes by photographer Scott Perry, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek and the New York Times, will be on display. Colby Seaverns Bookstore.
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Colby Craft Fair will feature displays by more than 85 crafters. Field House, Harold Alfond Athletic Center.
  • At 10:45 a.m., College historian Earl Smith will present “Colby’s History with Hats.” Room 100, Lovejoy Building.
  • At 11:45 a.m., Dave Findlay (economics) will present “Race, Ethnicity, and Professional Sports: Is the Playing Field Level?” Room 105, Keyes Science Building.
  • At 12:45 p.m., Margaret McFadden (American studies) will present “American Popular Culture and Postmodernity at the Turn of the Millennium.” Room 1, F.W. Olin Science Center.
  • At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., the Colby Improv group will perform. Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.
  • At 3 p.m., Gerry Boyle ’78, managing editor of Colby magazine and author of five mystery novels, will present “Writing Mysteries.” Room 100, Lovejoy Building.
  • At 3:30 p.m., the Colby Chorale and Collegium Musicum will perform. Paul J. Schupf Wing, Colby College Museum of Art.
  • At 4:30 p.m. Juliet Garcia, president of the University of Texas-Brownsville, will be the keynote speaker for the 2002 Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Symposium. Page Commons Room, Cotter Union.
  • At 6 p.m. there will be a performance by the Colby Jazz Ensemble. Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.
  • At 7 p.m. the Colby Dancers will perform. Page Commons Room, Cotter Union.
  • At 8 p.m. Colby English professors Jennifer Boylan and Charles Bassett will read ghost stories. Lorimer Chapel.

    All Weekend

  • Two exhibits are on view at the Colby College Museum of Art. James McNeill Whistler: Etchings and Lithotints features 24 works created by Whistler from 1858 to 1896 that depict daily life in the cities of Western Europe. Rudy Burckhardt’s Maine
    features photographs, paintings and films derived from Burckhardt’s
    experiences in Maine where he had a summer home. The museum is open
    Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon
    to 5 p.m.

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