EnviroCo Sums It Up

EnviroCo (Colby's Environmental Coalition) brightened up campus with its Clothesline initiative and other programs this spring. A report on spring 2010 activities is on the EnviroCo blog.

Students Board Research Vessels

Ali Brandeis '10 and Courtney Beaulieu '11 join NSF-funded oceanographic expeditions aboard research vessels out of the Bigelow Ocean Science Research Laboratory this summer. (See last item in newsletter.)

Women’s Lax Goes Furthest

Women's lacrosse went to the NCAA Div. III national tourney quarterfinals May 16, further than any team in the program's history. The Mules fell to undefeated Hamilton after beating Cortland State and Southern Maine in earlier rounds.

Student Awards Ceremony

Almost 100 students were recognized at the 2010 Student Awards ceremony May 4. The Division of Student Affairs has increased visibility and prestige of the awards with a year-end campus assembly in Lorimer Chapel. Complete list of awards

“Killer Look” Op-Ed

Blair Braverman '11 combines research and writing in a Morning Sentinel op-ed, "That's a Killer Look," about toxic chemicals in personal care products.

Green Graduation News

Colby is among schools highlighted in an Associated Press story about green graduations. There's more on Colby's green graduation in a 2008 green graduation video.

Relay Results

More than 425 students participated in Relay for Life Friday and Saturday, raising more than $32,000 for cancer research with pledges still arriving. Stylists from People's Salon and Spa took tresses from 18 people for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides wigs for cancer patients.

End-of-Year Awards

The 2010 Colby Student Awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon will be the second time that academic department awards and awards to students, faculty, and staff for contributions to campus life are consolidated in one assembly.

Drone Demo

Senior Science, Technology, and Society majors Foster Huntington and Daniel Opalacz will conduct a flight demonstration of the unpiloted aerial vehicle (UAV) they created for an independent study as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Learn more on their blog.

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.