Community Market Opens

A new market in downtown Waterville featuring local foods and goods opened June 22. Barrels Community Market got its start through a $15,000 feasibility grant from Colby.

Boyle’s New Book

Colby magazine editor Gerry Boyle '78 discusses his latest book, Port City Shakedown, with WCSH-6 television anchor Rob Caldwell on Maine's statewide news magazine program "207."

A Tiger in Your Bathroom?

A scene in the movie The Hangover prompted National Geographic to ask real-life tiger expert Professor Philip Nyhus (environmental studies) what to do if you find a tiger in your bathroom.

Transforming Education

Education Professor Adam Howard's article "Unlearning the Lessons of Privilege" was recognized for its potential to improve teaching.

Brilliant Strokes

Chris Talbert '09 wasted no time.Two weeks after graduating he painted the Burlington, Vermont, Ronald McDonald House for free, trained his employees, and got some great press.

The State of Colby

The state of the College during a most challenging year was discussed by President William D. Adams June 6 at Reunion Weekend. Audio of the address is online.

Maine Atlas Online

Students in Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing created GIS maps on seven topics from bird migration to wind power in Maine. Maps are now online.

Gilkes on Islam and America

A contributor to the Washington Post's On Faith section June 4 cites connections drawn by sociology Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes between Islam and American culture.

Geology Research Makes News

Research by geology professor Robert Gastaldo and student assistants that undermines a popular theory about the Permean Mass Extinction is making news in science magazines.

Tiny Green House

Grad student Elizabeth Turnbull '04 built and is living in a low-impact, 144-square-foot "tiny house" while attending the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Alum’s New Mystery

Mystery novelist and Colby magazine editor Gerry Boyle '78 introduces a new protagonist in his latest book, Port City Shakedown, released June 1.

Maestro Thomas

Eric Thomas, who directs Colby music ensembles, was on Maine Public Radio Friday, May 29, to talk about conducting the Bangor Symphony May 31.

Senior Speaker on NPR

Qiamuddin Amiry '09, Colby's senior class speaker, was featured on NPR's Morning Edition Monday, May 25. Listen online.

Outdoor Commencement

Commencement ceremonies, featuring Greg Mortenson and the Class of 2009, will be held outdoors on the lawns in front of Miller Library Sunday, May 24.

Scheck’s Book Translated

The German translation of Professor Raffael Scheck's book Hitler's African Victims was recently released, and Scheck will appear on the German television program Aspekte on Friday, May 22.

Amiry to Speak at Commencement

The senior class chose Qiamuddin Amiry '09, who cofounded the Afghan Scholars Initiative, to speak at commencement. He will share the stage with Greg Mortenson, another education crusader.

The Elusive Dream Job

Outside magazine's May issue includes a humorous essay by Eric Hansen '97 about the series of adventures that ultimately led to him finding his dream job.

Alumnus Will Lead NEA

President Obama picked Broadway producer Rocco Landesman '69, a former Colby overseer, to lead the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Times reports.

Fifty Years of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art will launch its 50th anniversary celebration in July with a museum-wide exhibition and an associated 376-page book. Read more in Art Daily.

Women’s Lacrosse Seeks Title

Women's lacrosse beat Middlebury 17-12 Saturday and plays Williams at noon Sunday for the NESCAC championship.