Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.

Bryant To Talk on Civil War Lit

Lee Professor of English Cedric Gael Bryant will lead a session on the literature of the Civil War at the sesquicentennial symposium "Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War," April 27 at USM.

Bicentennial Celebration Exceeds Expectations

A Miller Library cake the size of a refrigerator. So many birthday greetings that Twitter shut down the special bicentennial account. And a surprise greeting and citation from President Barack Obama. Those were just a few highlights during Colby's all-day 200th birthday celebration Feb. 27.

Nix Fine ’91 Wins Oscar

It was a dream come true. For Inocente filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine '91 and Sean Fine, perhaps. For Professor of English Phyllis Mannocchi, definitely. “My dream has been that, before I died, I’d see a kid from my class win an Oscar,” said Mannocchi.

Lyn Mikel Brown in Hall of Fame

On March 16 Professor Lyn Mikel Brown (education) will be one of two women inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Augusta.

Colby Volunteers Aim High

Colby's commitment to service is evident in many ways, including in a recent Peace Corps announcement. Volunteers, it turns out, gain more than just satisfaction from knowing they've helped others.

Conner Wins Kennedy Center Award

Lynne Conner, associate professor of theater and dance, received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Merit Award for "Excellent Adaptation of Old Greek Comedy."

Blevins Poem Wins Zone 3 Award

"This Little Catalogue of Losses," a poem by Adrian Blevins,associate professor of English, won the annual Zone 3 Poetry Award for 2012.

McClenachan Named Sloan Research Fellow

Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship recognizing promising early-career scientists.

Roisman Book Earns Honorable Mention

Professor Joseph Roisman (classics) received the Association of American Publishers' Prose Awards honorable mention in the category Classics and Ancient History for his groundbreaking book Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors (University of Texas Press, 2012).

Winter Storm Hits Waterville

As a weekend nor'easter arrives in Waterville, the College remains open, but some events are canceled.

Terrain Vague: A Gary Green Photo Exhibit

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts presents "Terrain Vague," photos of abandoned, ambiguous, or marginalized urban land, Feb. 7-May 31 at USM's Glickman Family Library in Portland. Green offers an artist's talk at 2 p.m. March 15.

Admission Applications Break Records

Colby has received a record number of applications for the Class of 2017—the class that will matriculate this September—and the pool is stronger and more diverse.

World-Class Nordic Skiing in Waterville

One of Colby’s favorite seasons—WINTER—just got even better. Waterville’s Quarry Road Recreation Area, on the site of the old Colby ski slope, now has an International Ski Federation-certified Nordic racing trail and snowmaking.

Dean Tashia Bradley Speaks at MLK Day Breakfast

"We have a moral obligation to make our country and our world better," Tashia Bradley, associate dean of students, told the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast in Waterville. The Sentinel and Bangor Daily News each covered her talk.

Fleming Elected AAAS Section Chair

Professor James R. Fleming (STS) was elected to chair the section on societal impacts of science and engineering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014-15. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Fleming chaired the AAAS section on history and philosophy of science 2006-09.

Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Adam Howard To Be Fulbright Senior Specialist

Associate Professor Adam Howard (education) was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and will participate in a project titled "Enhancing Social Inclusion in Universities" in Australia in March and April 2013. Currently on sabbatical, Howard studies and writes about educational inequality. He will work with the University of Melbourne and with Monash and Victoria universities to enhance social inclusion practices in an efforty to get more students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to attend universities and to succeed there.

Learning Through Visual Arts

In Colby’s inaugural bicentennial lecture, Dec. 6, artist Wendy Ewald advocated  making the visual arts central to a liberal arts education—and challenged the message on Colby’s official seal. Read more.