Colby Theater Launches The House of Bernarda Alba

The classic Spanish play The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College as part of the Theater and Dance at Colby series.

Visiting Writers Series Brings Suicide Index Author Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham, author of the highly acclaimed book The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order, will read from this recently released memoir on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Room of Miller Library at Colby College. The reading is part of the ongoing Visiting Writers Series that will bring two additional authors later in the academic year.

Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby, October 17-19

About 3,000 people from 33 states-and some from as far as Poland and Japan are expected to visit Waterville for Colby's Family Homecoming Weekend, October 17-19. Many events are open to the public.

Colby Announces October Events

Colby College is pleased to offer the following October events. All are open to the public and free (except where noted).

Greg Mortenson to Speak at 2009 Colby Commencement

Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . .One School at a Time, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 188th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

Lovejoy Award to Honor Washington Post Reporter Anne Hull

Anne Hull, a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who reported the story that exposed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal in 2007 and has spent her career telling the stories of the voiceless and the vulnerable, will receive the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College on September 28. 

A $4-million Gift to Study Environment

The Diamond Family Foundation has made a $4-million donation to Colby College to support interdisciplinary study of the environment, energy policy, climate change and sustainability. Colby is a pioneer in environmental studies as an undergraduate discipline and a national leader in environmental and sustainable campus initiatives. The gift will help to build the college's strengths in these areas.

Colby Invites Waterville Residents to Reunion Activities

About 1,100 people from 36 states and as far as Japan and the United Kingdom will arrive on Mayflower Hill for Colby College's annual Reunion Weekend, June 5-8. While visitors will make their way to Waterville's shops and restaurants, local residents also are invited to Colby's campus for a variety of events.

Colby Commencement 2008: Diamond Encourages Risk and Competition

The ability to compete and willingness to take risks are two keys to success, commencement speaker and Colby alumnus Robert E. Diamond, president of Barclays PLC, told graduates of Colby's Class of 2008 Sunday, May 25. "Most importantly," he said, "find that place, find that spot, find that organization that has values that match your values."

Colby’s 187th Commencement, May 25

Robert E. Diamond Jr., Colby Class of 1973, president of London-based Barclays PLC, will deliver Colby's commencement address on Sunday, May 25, just weeks before his company opens a customer care center that initially will bring 50 jobs to Wilton, Maine.

Colby to Test Emergency Siren on May 13

Colby College will conduct the second test of its new emergency siren on Tuesday, May 13, between 1 and 3 p.m. The test will include loud tones and a voice message that is expected to be audible within about two miles of Colby. It may sound multiple times.

EPA Recognizes Colby as 2007-08 NESCAC Green Power Conference Champion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Colby College the 2007-08 Individual Conference Champion for purchasing more green power than any other school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). EPA has been tracking green power purchasing among collegiate athletic conferences through its College & University Green Power Challenge, which concluded April 28 with 40 schools and 18 conferences participating nationwide.

Colby to Receive $1-Million Grant for Science Education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced that it will award $60 million in grants to 48 of the nation's best undergraduate institutions to help them usher in a new era of science education. Colby College will receive $1 million to improve undergraduate science education by bolstering support to students and reaching out to local schools.

Colby Improvements To Close Track This Summer

Beginning April 28 Colby's Seaverns Field and Alfond Track area will be closed for construction. The college is rebuilding the track, installing an artificial turf field, putting in lights for the football field and track area, and working on adjacent track-and-field event areas. The facility, which is popular with walkers, will be closed to the public through late August, reopening in late summer in time for Colby's football season.

Judge Leonie M. Brinkema to Receive Brody Award at Colby

The Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema, who sentenced 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison, will receive the 2008 Brody Award Sunday, April 6. Brinkema, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, will deliver the Brody address at 7:30 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium of the Diamond Building. The public is invited.