Colby College is pleased to announce its October events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.

Strider Theater, Runnals Building
A poetic, fascinating, often terrifying tale drawn from actual events. Written by Alan Clark, co-directed by Alan Clark and Richard Sewell.
Tickets: $2 with Colby I.D. and for seniors; $3 general admission. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520,

Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
James M. Carpenter Lecture
The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Copying as an Artistic Act with Larry Silver of the University of Pennsylvania
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Even though originality is prized as the hallmark of genius in modern art, careful copying has been as much the rule as the exception throughout history. This lecture will revisit familiar examples to consider both the purposes and the choices of copying after earlier models.
Contact: Department of Art, 859-5630

Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m.
Hollis Lecture
A Field Biologist’s Odyssey: A Lifetime of Discovery with Ron Tilson of the Minnesota Zoo
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Ronald Tilson, director of conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, will discuss his international wildlife research and conservation efforts and how his experiences as a student led him to become one of the world’s authorities on tigers. Tilson has lived and conducted fieldwork in remote regions of Asia, Africa, and South America. He has written more than 200 popular and scientific articles.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Japanese Talent Show
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Twelve people from Aomori, Japan, will sing, dance, and demonstrate judo, bamboo stick art, sumo, and other talents. Colby students in the Japanese program will also perform various Japanese and American arts.
Contact: Tamae Prindle, 859-4416,

Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m.
Mandala Art and the Preservation of Tibet with Losang Samten
The Paul J. Schupf Wing, Colby College Museum of Art
Losang Samten attended the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and the Namgyal Monastery. He received his Master of Buddhist Sutra and Tantra in 1985 and founded the Tibetan Buddhist centers in Philadelphia, Hartford, El Paso, and Reno. In 1995 Losang gave back his monastic vows and entered a lay practitioner’s life. He travels extensively to share his vast knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and meditation and his skill in the Tibetan ritual arts.
Contact: Professor Peter Harris, 859-5270,

Tuesday, October 11 – Saturday, October 15
Creation of Sand Mandala
Colby College Museum of Art
Renowned mandala artist Losang Samten will be at Colby for five days to construct a sacred sand mandala in the Colby College Museum of Art. Samten will begin the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11, and continue each day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through the dismantling ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.
Contact: Professor Peter Harris, 859-5270,

Wednesday, October 12 – Friday, October 14
Shenandoah Shakespeare
Black Friars Stage Company: The Atomic Fission Tour

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Much Ado About Nothing
One of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies delivers both witty barbs and broad farce.

Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Richard III
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, takes the audience into his confidence as he plots to kill everyone before him in line for the throne.

Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Rock ‘n’ roll music, a sci-fi fantasy, and dialogue from the greatest plays ever written will keep you laughing and jamming through the cosmos.

All performances are in Strider Theater. Tickets are $3 for general admission and $2 for students and seniors. For ticket information, call the box office at 859-4535 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday the week of the performance.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4521,

Friday, October 14, 9 p.m.
Comedian Dane Cook
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Alfond Athletic Center
In August, Cook became the first comedian to reach Billboard’s Top Five album chart since 1978. His second CD, ”Retaliation” (Comedy Central Records), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America — a rarity these days, but one that Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and Steve Martin all achieved. Contains adult language.
Tickets ($15 with Colby I.D., $22 general admission) are available at Bull Moose Music.
Contact: Student Programming Board, 872-3464

Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Chamber Players
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
The debut concert of this dynamic new group will include members of Colby’s Music Department: pianist Cheryl Tschanz, flutist Lee Humphreys, violinist Graybert Beacham, and clarinetist Eric Thomas. The Colby Chamber Players promise an eclectic mix of music ranging from classic chamber music to pieces specifically commissioned for the ensemble.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 872-3236,

Sunday, October 16, 4 p.m.
Goldfarb Center Panel Discussion
Protecting Sources and Shielding Journalists
with Chicago Tribune Editor Ann Marie Lipinski, Denver Post Managing Editor Greg Moore, and Boston Globe investigative reporter Walter Robinson.
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Contact: Ruth Jacobs, 859-4353,

Sunday, October 16, 8 p.m.
Lovejoy Convocation
Lorimer Chapel
Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will receive Colby’s 2005 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. Tucker earned praise from Pulitzer Prize judges “for her forceful, persuasive columns that confronted sacred cows and hot topics with unswerving candor.” She will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and deliver a speech.
Contact: Laura Meader, 859-4350,

Thursday, October 20, 8 p.m.
Hogendorn Lecture
How I Use Economics
with Edward Snyder ’75, dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Edward Snyder, who has served as dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of business since 2001, has broad experience as a consultant and distinguished scholar, including research in industrial organization, antitrust economics, and financial institutions.
Contact: Dianne Labreck, 859-5230,

Sunday, October 23
Halloween Extravaganza
Eighth annual on-campus Halloween party for community children ages 2-10. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Colby College Campus
Contact: Casey Dunton ’06,

Sunday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel
Under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Marshall T. Fulbright this fall, the Colby Symphony Orchestra will present some “little” music: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor (The Little Russian Symphony) and J. S. Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G minor. Music by Carl Maria von Weber and Wallingford Riegger also will be on the program.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 872-3236,

Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Environmental Studies Evening Colloquium
Climate Change and the University: Lessons Learned from the Tufts Climate Initiative

Room 1, Olin Science Center
In the past six years Tufts has worked to reduce its emissions of climate altering gases through the Tufts Climate Initiative, which includes measurable actions such as using renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, switching fuels, and behavioral change. Project Manager Sarah Hammond Creighton will share the lessons of these efforts.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Visiting Writers Series: Martha Rhodes
Martha Rhodes, winner of the 2000 Green Rose Prize for Poetry, is the author of three collections of poetry: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, and Mother Quiet. Her work has appeared in many journals, including Agni, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly, and has been anthologized in Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, and The KGB Bar Book of Poems.
Contact: Department of English, 872-3295

Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.
Colby Craft Fair
Field House, Alfond Athletic Center, Colby College, Waterville
Contact: Deborah Thurston, 877-9444,

Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m.
Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art with Daniel Rosenfeld, the museum’s director
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600,

Saturday, October 29, 6 p.m.
Colby Jazz Band
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Carl Dimow and Jim Lyden, duo guitars
Lorimer Chapel
This concert will draw primarily on Applied Music Associate Carl Dimow’s lifelong passion for acoustic blues and jazz, with forays into klezmer, original music for ukulele, and other surprises. Jazz bassist Jim Lyden will join Dimow for this performance.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Monday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Basset/Boylan Annual Halloween Reading
Lorimer Chapel
Colby Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan and Professor Emeritus Charlie Bassett will read scary stories in this annual Halloween tradition.
Contact: Department of English, 872-3295

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Ongoing Exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art

July 27 – November 6, 2005
Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences
As the sole repository of an entire archive of prints by Terry Winters, the museum will present an exhibition of more than 150 of the artist’s prints spanning the past two decades. This exhibition will display a number of series in their entirety, and Winters’s work in a variety of printing techniques will be on display.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-859-5600 or visit