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

Hollis Lecture

Taking Action in the Gulf of Maine
Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
John Terry, president of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-first Century

Preview Screening
Wednesday, October 3, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
The Colby College Museum of Art will offer a sneak preview of the new season of Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-first Century, a series focusing on contemporary art and artists. Preview events for are taking place in all 50 states, in 23 countries and on all seven continents. The series gives audiences a look at the creative processes of 17 distinguished contemporary artists working in the United States today.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

The War on Terrorism and Presidential Power
Thursday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.
Room 122, Diamond Building
Richard Pious ’64, professor of American Studies and Political Science at Barnard College
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300, spward@colby.edu

Interdepartmental Symposium

Damning of the Nu: Evaluating Hydropower on China’s Angry River
Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300, spward@colby.edu

John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1948), with Live Video
Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Emily Manzo (prepared piano) and Paul Rowley and David Phillips (live video installation) present a unique collaboration centering around Cage’s masterwork for prepared piano, The Sonatas and Interludes. The New York Times recently noted Manzo’s “exceptional attention to detail.” Rowley and Phillips have received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships for their work together. More information is at <http://www.condensate.net>.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. Story Time in the Museum, every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Cotter Debate

Sustainable Transportation Policy
Monday, October 8, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Todd Littman, founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, and Sam Staley ’84, director of urban and land use policy at the Reason Foundation. Moderated by Professor Joseph Reisert.
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300, spward@colby.edu


Visiting Writers Reading

Zakes Mda
Tuesday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Robinson Room, Miller Library
South African author of 23 books, including novels and plays, Zakes Mda is a leading contributor to South Africa’s self-understanding of its post-apartheid development. Known for his humor and ability to shock, Mda most recently published the novels The Whale Caller and Cion. He divides his time between South Africa and the United States, working as a professor of creative writing at Ohio University, a beekeeper in the Eastern Cape, a dramaturge at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, and a director of the Southern African Multimedia AIDS Trust in Sophiatown, Johannesburg.
Contact: Professor Peter Harris, 859-5270, pbharris@colby.edu

On Term Limits in Maine: Thoughts on the Upcoming Referendum
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 p.m.
Room 122, Diamond Building
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300, spward@colby.edu

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, October 10, 3 to 5 p.m.
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Admissions representatives from more than 90 graduate schools will be on hand to distribute literature, answer questions and provide information to individuals considering continuing their education. Institutions from all over the country are scheduled to participate and they vary in size and program specialties. Programs of study represented will include arts and sciences, law, public policy, business, international affairs, medicine and social services. A complete list of participating schools is available at: <http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/resources/offices/careerservices/gradfairparticipants.cfm>
Contact Penny Spear, 859-4140, paspear@colby.edu

Gerrish Lecture: Stephen Prothero
Monday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Stephen Prothero is the chair of the department of religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know. He has commented on religion on National Public Radio programs and on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, Fox and PBS. He was also a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, he has also written for the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, and more.
Contact: Ron Morrell 859-4273. remorrel@colby.edu

Chaos, Catastrophe, and National Destiny: Early Jamestown in Global Perspective
Wednesday October 10, 7 p.m.
Waterville Public Library
On the 400th anniversary of the founding Jamestown, Virginia, Assistant Professor of History Jason Opal will challenge the notion that the plantation was the first step towards the creation of a unitary and powerful country. This talk will situate the event within a global struggle over resources, labor and imperial power.
Contact: Alice Elliott, 859-5313, aelliott@colby.edu


Milton Esterow, editor of ARTnews
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
ARTnews is one of the oldest and most widely circulated arts magazines in the world. As the magazine’s editor and publisher since 1972, Esterow has lectured extensively on the subject of art and the art market. Under his direction, ARTnews has received more than 30 major awards for reporting, analysis, criticism and design.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Chanticleer: My Spirit Sang All Day
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble, recently performed this concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall. My Spirit Sang All Day features Chanticleer’s lush signature sound in early works by Byrd and Palestrina; music from the 19th and 20th centuries by Poulenc, Barber and Mahler; newly commissioned works; and exquisite arrangements of folk songs, familiar gems and spirituals.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Family Homecoming Weekend
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Events include athletic games, music, theater, comedy performances, campus tours, and  lectures by Colby professors. Please note: There will be no craft fair this year.
Contact: Office of Alumni Relations, 859-4310, alumni@colby.edu

Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Friday, October 12, 2 p.m.
Catherine Jensen ’08 will speak about Paul Klee’s Agricultural Experimental Plan for Late Fall, 1922.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Heartbreak House and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Friday-Saturday, October 12-13, 7:30 p.m.
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
New York City-based director and Maine native Jean Wagner will direct a synergistic combination of guest professional actors, Colby students, and community members in staged readings of two classics by master playwrights: George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House (Friday, October 12) and Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Saturday, October 13). (Mature teens and adults.)
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4521, djward@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Colby A Cappella Concerts
Saturday, October 13, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Waterville Opera House
This medley of a cappella groups includes the Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE and Creamy Goodness. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased in advance.
Contact: Office of Alumni Relations, 859-4310, alumni@colby.edu

The Maine Event
Monday, October 15
Maine high school students, their families and Maine guidance personnel are invited to spend the day experiencing Colby life. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the campus and meet with Colby faculty, administrators and students. They will sit in on panel discussions about Life at Colby and about Admissions and Financial Aid. They will eat lunch in a dining hall. Classes are open to visitors throughout the day.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 859-4800, admissions@colby.edu

Alejandro Cesarco
Monday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.,
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
Uruguayan-born artist Alejandro Cesarco will speak on his work, including his video Scrabble, 2001, currently on view in the museum.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights Event

U.S. Foreign Policy and Militarization in Colombia
Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Adam Isacson, director of programs at the Center for International Policy, has worked on Latin American security issues, particularly U.S. policy toward Central America and Colombia, since 1995. Winifred Tate teaches at the Watson Institute for International Studies and was previously a postdoctoral fellow with its Politics, Culture, and Identity Program. Nancy Sanchez is the 2007 Oak Fellow. She  has been involved for nearly two decades in human rights work in Putumayo, an area of Colombia torn between several fronts of the guerilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and paramilitary forces.
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300, spward@colby.edu

Environmental Studies Colloquium

Will the Amazon Survive?
Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Mark London is co-author of The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization. He also co-wrote The Four Little Dragons: Inside Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the Dawn of the Pacific Century, an exploration of the developing economies of Asia, and Amazon, the first book ever written for a general audience on the conflict between the economic development and environmental preservation of the rainforest.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Jewish Studies Talk
Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
Kenneth Stow is a professor of Jewish history at the University of Haifa in Israel. His work explores problems of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He has written numerous books, most recently Jewish Life in Early Modern Rome: Challenge, Conversion, and Private Life. He founded the periodical Jewish History.
Contact: Professor Elisa Narin van Court. 859-5274, emnarinv@colby.edu

Noontime Art Talk

Highlights from the Lunder Collection
Thursday, October 18, 12:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing will guide visitors through a tour of some of the works in the Lunder Collection included in the recent promised gift. Free lunch provided to the first 40 attendees.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, October, 20, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Making Faces Tour and Workshop
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.
First, children tour the museum collection to view interesting depictions of the face in art. Then they take a quick ride downtown to Freshwater Arts to make their own mask, which they can wear to the Harvest Fest in Castonguay Square. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Attendance is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 207-680-2055. Sponsored by Freshwater Arts and the Colby College Museum of Art, in conjunction with Downtown Waterville’s Harvest Fest.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Noontime Art Talk

Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art: Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation
Thursday, October 25, 12:30 p.m.
Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator Sharon Corwin will guide visitors through the current exhibit of contemporary art. Free lunch provided to the first 40 attendees.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture

Madeleine Albright
Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state, worked on Middle East policy and was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the Clinton administration. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, 859-5319, mterhune@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, October, 27, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Chestnuts in Three Flavors
Saturday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jonathan Hallstrom, will open its 2007-2008 season with a concert featuring three “chestnuts” from the standard orchestral repertoire: Emmanuel Chabrier’s Suite Pastorale, Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances. It will be a concert guaranteed to please the most discriminating of chestnut lovers.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Ryan Vigil: Original Compositions for Solo Piano
Sunday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Open Invitation for Choral Singers

Colby-Kennebec Choral Society
Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu


Environmental Studies Colloquia

Andrew Fisk: The Clean Water Act in Maine
Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Andrew Fisk, director of the Bureau of Land & Water Quality at Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

For up-to-date events listings, visit <http://www.colby.edu>.

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Current Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art:

Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation
Through October 28
Encompassing a variety of media, the exhibition presents more than 30 recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation by some of the leading artists working today. Included is recent work by Will Ryman in sculpture, Evelyn Hofer in photography, Julian Opie in printmaking, and major paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, Philip Taaffe, Martha Diamond, Francesco Clemente, Gary Hume, Julian Lethbridge, Nabil Nahas, Ellen Phelan, Dana Schutz, and John Zurier, among others.


Highlights from the Lunder Collection
Through June 15, 2008
Selections from Peter and Paula Lunder’s promised gift of more than 500 works of art are on view in the museum’s galleries. Works on exhibit include American painter John La Farge’s Agathon to Erosanthe from 1861, Alex Katz’s 1974 painting Canoe, a collection of rare and beautiful etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler, the Ideal figure Undine by Joseph Mozier, other American sculptures by Elie Nadelman, Paul Manship, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Donald Judd, and Jenny Holzer, as well as important examples of early Chinese ceramic art.

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. Admission is free and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 859-5600 or visit <http://www.colby.edu/museum/>.