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

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Julian Agyeman of Tufts University maintains that environmental justice and sustainability provide new direction and framework for public policy. The two concepts are highly contested and have potential to effect long lasting change. Despite the different historical origins and movements behind environmental justice and sustainability, they are compatible and, with some changes, could develop a common agenda.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Colby Leadership Institute: The Creative Economy
The Colby Leadership Institute will focus this year’s conference on a theme that is getting much attention throughout Maine: “The Creative Economy.” John Rohman, former mayor of Bangor and current chair of the governor’s Creative Economy Council, will deliver the keynote address. It will include the first public announcement of the council’s formal recommendations about how Maine can leverage the creative economy. Registration is $50.
Contact: Special Programs Office, 859-4731,
For more information and to register:

Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. talk
Nation-Making in the Era of Globalization: Quebec
Hurd Room, Roberts Building
Marc T. Boucher of the University of Quebec’s Ecole nationale d’administration publique will discuss Quebec’s foreign policy and the provincial-federal tensions that arise from Quebec’s insistence on its unique status within the Canadian confederation. Boucher began his career as a historian and then spent 25 years with Quebec’s Ministry of International Affairs. He has represented Quebec in Lafayette, La., London, Washington, New York, and Los Angeles.
Contact: Talia Grazulis, 859-4400,

Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8, 7:30 p.m.
Powder and Wig Presents: Uncommon Women
Cellar Theater, Runnals Building
Uncommon Women follows six women in their last year of college dealing with growing apart and the end of their academic careers. 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,

Thursday, April 6, 8 p.m.
Grossman Lecture
The Economics of Time
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Daniel Hamermesh of the University of Texas at Austin has published research in more than 80 refereed articles and several books. His expertise is on labor demand, time use, social programs, and unusual applications of labor economics, such as beauty, sleep, and “workaholism.” His talk will cover a range of topics including a comparison of international time use data, theories of household production, and the consequences of allocating time to various uses.
Contact: Dianne Labreck, 859-5230,

Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8
Knock on Wood Guitarfest ’06
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
The second annual Knock on Wood Guitarfest will feature innovative and accomplished guitar players in performance and workshop settings. Workshops will be offered Friday evening and all day Saturday. For details and a full schedule of events, including the festival’s grand finale — a concert at the Waterville Opera House.
Contact: Greg Williams, 859-5604,

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Strider Concert
Lorimer Chapel
Internationally recognized concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho, a native of Ghana who specializes in music by composers of the African diaspora, will offer a concert of works that embrace many facets of African and African-American history and culture. Nyaho is a graduate of Oxford University, the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a doctor of musical arts degree. The Seattle Times called his recently released CD, Senku, “a kaleidoscope of brilliant piano colors.”
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,
For more information:

Monday, April 10, 7 p.m.
The Immigration Debate: How It Is Shaping Law and Policy in Maine
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Beth Stickney is executive director of the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP). ILAP advocates for Maine’s low-income non-citizens and their families by providing affordable legal services and by educating and working with service providers, policy makers, and the public concerning legal issues unique to non-citizens.
Contact: The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs, 859-5319,

Monday, April 10, 8 p.m.
How Black Leadership Exploits Black America
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is an outspoken critic of the civil-rights establishment in America today. He is often referred to as the “antidote to Jesse Jackson” and is a leader of a national boycott of the NAACP. Peterson founded the BOND Home For Boys, a character-building after-school program, and supports programs and activities that benefit men and their families.
Contact: Colby Republicans,

Monday, April 10, 8 p.m.
United States and Israel: The War on Terror and Radical Islam
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Howard Schaerf is vice president of the Zionist Organization of America and the organization’s ambassador to the United Nations. He worked for 36 years as a trial attorney, is on the board of American Academics for Israel’s Future, and is a member of the Prime Minister’s Club of Israel Bonds. He has written extensively on Israel and the Middle East.
Contact: Colby Students for Israel,

Tuesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
To a Higher Degree: Promoting the Academic Success of Boys
Cotter Union
Boys in Maine and nationwide are falling behind academically. This conference will explore the complex reasons as well as strategies for prevention and intervention. Produced by Boys to Men, in collaboration with academic and non-profit institutions statewide. Registration is $40 for individuals.
Contact: Professor Mark Tappan, 859-4426,
More information is available online.

Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Land Protection in New England Urban Areas: What is Most Strategic?
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Samuel Merrill of the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service and the New England Environmental Finance Center will discuss the meteoric rise in voluntary land protection in New England in the last 20 years. The magnitude of the effort has raised questions about the strategy behind choosing what land to conserve. Merrill will address questions such as: Is urban land protection moving housing pressure into outlying, more remote areas? Are biological and other tradeoffs being evaluated to avoid compromising healthy, functional landscapes?
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Wednesday, April 12, 4 p.m.
A Poetic Event with Wesley McNair
Presidents Room, Miller Library
Colby College Special Collections celebrates the acquisition of poet Wesley McNair’s personal papers. Following brief remarks by Colby faculty, McNair will tell the story of his life as a poet using images and excerpts from his wide-ranging collection. Selected items from the collection will be on display.
Contact: Pat Burdick, 859-5151,

Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Migrant Workers and Economic Development in China
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Liu Kaiming, executive director of the Institute for Contemporary Observation, will talk about the role that migrant workers have played in China’s economic growth. An expert on labor rights and corporate social responsibility, he will also address labor conditions in China’s booming factories.
Contact: Professor Philip Brown, 859-5246,

Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Women Making Change…Making History
Holly Near in Concert

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
Holly Near, a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist, will perform with long-time accompanist John Bucchino. Near has received numerous accolades for her work for social change. Most notably, she is part of the nomination for 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.She has also received honors from the A.C.L.U., the National Lawyers Guild, the National Organization for Women, N.A.R.A.S., Ms. Magazine (Woman of the Year), and the Legends of Women’s Music Award.
The concert is free, but tickets are required.
Contact: Professor Elizabeth Leonard, 859-5322,

Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Wind Ensemble: Fantasy from Bach to Now
Lorimer Chapel
The Colby Wind Ensemble will present a program exploring fantasy through the ages, from J. S. Bach’s powerful and moving Fantasia in G Major to Rossini’s unpublished ballet, “La Boutique Fantasque” (arranged by Respighi), the story of puppets who come to life and dance around their shop late at night. Also on the program will be El Camino Real-A Latin Fantasy; David Reese’s theme and variations, Yankee Doodle Fantasie Humoresque; Chen Yi’s Spring Festival; Copland’s Outdoor Overture; the Phantasmagoria March; and the Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Paganini.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Democracy in America: The New England Town from Tocqueville to Today
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
James T. Kloppenberg of Harvard University explores the New England town meeting — an early model of American democracy in which citizens decided public measures and made claims about the conditions of life. How did this idea develop, and what — or who — did it leave out? Tracing the notion of American democracy as the town meeting writ large from the 1830s to today, Kloppenberg asks how Americans have defined and debated democracy.
Contact: Professor Jason Opal, 859-5320,

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Visiting Writers Series
Ed Kenney Memorial Reading by Susan Kenney

Colby College Museum of Art
Susan Kenney is the Dana Professor of Creative Writing at Colby; she is the author of the novels In Another Country and Sailing, among other works, as well as numerous short stories and essays. She is giving the annual nonfiction reading named in honor of her late husband, Edwin Kenney, formerly Professor of English literature at Colby.
Contact: Department of English, 859-5250

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Hollis Lecture
The Impact Of Pesticides on Environmental and Public Health

Room 1, Olin Science Center
Tyrone Hayes of the University of California at Berkley researches the effects of chemicals in the environment on animals. His research shows that one herbicide causes frogs to become hermaphrodites and has decreased fertility and caused prostate cancer in male rodents. The herbicide is associated with these diseases in exposed humans.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Wednesday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Goldfarb Lecture with Governor Baldacci
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319,

Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The 4th Walker Symposium
Narratives About Latin America

Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
The day-long program features talks by Rolena Adorno of Yale University, Friedrich Katz of the University of Chicago, Adriana Mendez Rodenas of the University of Iowa, and Lars Schoultz of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A concert in Given Auditorium, Songs and Dances: A Brief Anthology of Latin American Music for Guitar, by Eduardo Garrido, rounds out the day. To attend the luncheon, please RSVP to by Friday, April 14.
Contact: Professor Luis Millones, 859-4674,
More information is available online.

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Jazz Band: Hard Bop and Beyond
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Picking up from its fall concert, the Colby Jazz Band will continue celebrating the school of Hard Bop with Song for My Father and Preacher. Soul jazz is the next stop, with Mingus hits Moanin’, Haitian Fight Song, and Better Git it in Your Soul. The combo will nod its head toward free jazz before the band moves on to fusion, with Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man and Chameleon. Latin jazz also will be included, with classics Afro Blue and Manteca. The band’s seniors will be featured in prominent solo roles.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Sunday, April 23-Saturday, April 29
“Burst the Bubble” Week
Colby College and Waterville
The second-annual week dedicated to strengthening bonds between Colby and Waterville will include a historical tour of Waterville, a panel discussion with Colby President William Adams and Mayor Paul LePage, among others, an ice cream social and a cappella concert downtown, and more.
Contact: Alice Elliott, 859-5313,
More information is available online.

Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m.
The Annual Berger Family Holocaust Lecture
Hitler’s ‘Model’ Camp: Jews, Music, and Resistance in Terezin, 1941-1944

Cotter Union, Pugh Center Commons Room
Phillip Silver of the University of Maine at Orono is a musician who specializes in music of the Holocaust. His talk will discuss the music and musicians of Terezin and how writing and making music were forms of resistance against the horrors of the Holocaust.
Contact: Professor Elisa Narin van Court, 859-5274,

Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Dance Theater
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
In its sixth season, Colby Dance Theater again presents an evening of stimulating visual fare. Seasoned audience members will delight in what they’ve come to expect from dance theater performances, and new members will be pleasantly surprised. Program to be announced. Direction by Tina Wentzel.
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, 859-4251,

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum: Abendmusik
Lorimer Chapel
Lenten and Easter music for chorus, soloists, and instrumentalists by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), a composer “famed in composing for choirs, organs, and harpsichords.” Colby’s Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Eva Linfield, is a chamber group focusing on music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Up-to-date events listings are available online as is an interactive map of the Colby campus.
Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

January 15 – May 21
Six Centuries of European Art: Selections from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Works from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of Late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art. Highlights include a 15th-century alabaster Head of St. John the Baptist (anonymous), Biagio d’Antonio da Firenze’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness (c. 1476), Antonio Balestra’s St. Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel, and the Rococo diptych The Triumph of Love by Charles Joseph Natorie. Complementary works from Colby’s collection include Luca Giordano’s Hercules on the Funeral Pyre (c. 1665-70), etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco Goya, and A Wooded Landscape by Gaspard Dughet (late 17th century).

February 17 – April 30
Faculty Exhibition: Listening: Scott Reed
Scott Reed, associate professor of art at Colby, showcases prints and paintings in the one-man show, Listening. Based on the interplay between the aural and visual arts, Reed’s pieces juxtapose stark whites and intense colors against richly textural backgrounds. Reed, who also is a musician, challenges the notion that listening is reserved for music and theater by producing visual works that evoke tonal harmonies and dissonance.

February 26 – April 23
COLORS: Contemporary Color Photography
Since the 1970s, color photography has been gaining legitimacy in an art world previously dominated by the black-and-white print. This exhibition of 29 color photographs includes images ranging from William Christenberry’s small-scale photographs of Alabama gas stations to Elke Morris’s recent shots of run-down Maine tenement buildings. Among artists whose works are included are Thomas Birtwistle, Chuck Close, Lauren Greenfield, Scott Peterman, Robert Polidori, and William Wegman.

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