Colby will hold its annual Reunion Weekend Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, and some 1,400 graduates and guests are registered to come to Waterville from around the country and as far away as the Philippines and Finland.

Events open to the public include two faculty lectures at 4 p.m. Friday on the ground floor of the Diamond Building: “The Supreme Court in 2014-2015: Review and Predictions,” by Wiswell Associate Professor of Government Joseph Reisert, and “Doing and Teaching a Different Kind of Civil War History: The Sandy Holt Story,” by Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard. At 5 p.m. Saturday Professor of Government and Director of the Goldfarb Center Dan Shea will discuss “Can We Talk? The Rise of Rude, Nasty, Stubborn Politics,” also in Diamond.

Also open to the public are alumni talks Saturday afternoon at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. in Diamond. Among the speakers is Adam Cote ’95, who will received the Distinguished Alumnus Award earlier in the day. At 3 p.m. he will give a brief overview of his National Guard deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The public is also invited to participate in the Blue Light 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday behind the field construction near the former band shell area. Proceeds from the race through Colby’s fields and arboretum benefit the Colby Cares About Kids mentoring program that connects more than 475 Colby students with schoolchildren in the community.

Alumni returning range from the Class of 1940 to the Class of 2014. The weekend schedule filled with events and meals for large and small groups including some class-specific activities. Information, including descriptions, times, and locations of events open to the public is online at