Celebrating Research

The 11th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place April 28-30 with hundreds of student presenters from all academic divisions. Three professors launch the celebration Wednesday, talking about their collaborative work with students.

National Geographic into the Future

National Georgraphic Deputy Editor Victoria Pope recently spent a week at Colby delivering lectures and speaking with students. In an InsideColby podcast, she talked about her career and the future of magazines. Nat Geo on an iPad, anyone?

Expo on Earth Day

Forty years ago Colby celebrated the first Earth Day with a rally. Thursday, April 22, an Earth Day Expo is planned in Cotter Union with other events including a bird walk and the film Tapped later in the day.

EPA Green Power Champion

For the third year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Colby NESCAC's Green Power Challenge conference champion. Colby makes 10 percent of its electricity through cogeneration and buys only green power, from 100-percent renewable sources.

What’s in a Face?

InsideColby Student Lens photographers have produced a bonus gallery of photos called 30 Faces of Colby. What are students here like? These pictures are worth 30,000 words.

International Extravaganza v.25

The International Club will stage the 25th annual International Extravaganza April 16, featuring music, dance, skits, and comedy by students from the 70 countries represented in Colby's student body.

Colby Cares Day

Hundreds of students will spend Saturday, April 17, volunteering for local organizations as part of the 14th annual Colby Cares Day. Twenty sites, from Barrels Community Market on Main Street to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and the Salvation Army, will welcome students for the community service day.

Arts in Age of Facebook

For a new lecture series on Contemporary Issues in the Arts, SUNY-Geneseo invited Professor Lynne Conner, chair of theater and dance, to deliver the inaugural lecture. Among other topics, she will examine the emerging role of social media in linking audiences with the arts and the impact such technology has on the arts community.

Sand Art in the Making

Sand mandala artist and former Buddhist monk Losang Samten is finishing the Kalachakra mandala in the Colby museum, and the dismantling ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 13. A video of Samten creating the Wheel of Life mandala at Colby in 2008 is online.

Financial Aid Commitment

A CNN Money slideshow highlights colleges and universities that maintain their commitment to providing grants instead of loans in financial aid packages -- including Colby.

Universal Knowledge

Margaret Geller Sci.D. '09, a senior scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, recently discussed the shape and evolution of the universe on Maine Public Radio. She and her husband, Scott Kenyon, a planetary scientist, spoke at Colby April 8.

Providing Health care

A New York Times story about the Portland Community Health Center, which provides health care for low-income people, features nurse practitioner Sarah Andel '00 as she cares for a local man who lives in a shelter.

Gertner to Receive Brody Award

The Hon. Nancy Gertner, a federal judge in Massachusetts, will receive Colby's Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award April 11, when she will deliver the 2010 Brody address.

March Mania Comes to Colby

Colby, Bates, Hamilton, and Trinity, are in a friendly contest to see which college can get more gifts from young alumni (classes of 2000-09) during March. A student video asks faculty and staff, "Why?"

Amy Weston ’10 NASA-bound

Amy Weston '10, a women's, gender, and sexuality studies major who has "quite the r̩sum̩" in astronomy, has a job lined up with NASA's Piper Project when she graduates, the Echo reports.

Colby Ski Area Redux

The Colby Ski Area, closed since the 1970s, came back to life as the Quarry Road Recreation Area this winter, thanks to effort of local alumni, city officials, and others in the community.

Provocative Musical Theater

Student performers in "Next! A Cabaret From the Front Lines" and visiting musical director Jonathan Mastro were featured in a five-minute segment on public radio's Maine Things Considered March 12.

Tuition Runs Out, Philanthropy Begins

While tuition covers much of Colby's budget, funds would run out March 16 without generous donors, the Colby Fund team says. So it's Tuition Runs Out Day. Gifts, grants, and endowment income cover 26 percent of the budget, and 26 percent of the fiscal year remains.

Three All Americans

Emma Linhard '11 took sixth in the mile at the Div. III national track championships, while Vincent Lebrun-Fortin '11 was seventh and Josh Kernan '10 ninth in slalom at the Div. 1 ski championships. All three are All Americans again.

Tappan on Raising Boys

In "Superhero or Slacker: How the Media and Marketers Stereotype Boys," an hour-long radio show from WHYY Philadelphia, hear Education Professor Mark Tappan discuss his research and address callers' questions.