New York Theater Company to Perform at Colby

Mabou Mines, a New York-based theater company that has won more than 50 major awards, will perform Lucia's Chapters at Colby on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus.

Sarod Player Presents North Indian Music at Colby

Colby's first-ever solo artist in residence, Aditya Verma, will present an evening of traditional North Indian music on Saturday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. This and all Music at Colby concerts are free, and the public is invited.

Colby Announces February 2007 Events

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

Sand Mandala Artist Returns to Colby

Artist and former Buddhist monk Losang Samten made an impression on more than 2,000 museum visitors when he created a sand mandala at Colby in the fall of 2005. He's coming back, and this year his mandala -- an elaborate circular "painting" made by pouring colored sand -- will be larger and more detailed. He will also lead a meditation and speak on a panel with members of the Colby faculty. All events are free and open to the public.

Colby Researchers to Present Findings in Long Pond North Study

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection's (MDEP) placement of Belgrade's Long Pond on the impaired lakes list prompted a semester-long Colby research study of Long Pond North and its watershed. Colby students will present their findings at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, at the Center for All Seasons gymnasium, located south of Belgrade Lakes Village on Route 27. The presentation is open to the public and should last about 90 minutes.

Colby “Carols and Lights” Tickets Available November 20

Free tickets for Colby's 37th annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed to members of the community on Monday, November 20, at 5 p.m., in the lobby of Roberts Building. Since seating is limited, tickets are required for admission and will be available while supplies last. No phone or mail orders can be accepted.

Emerging Artist Exhibition Opens at Colby

Lihua Lei, an installation artist who focuses on the condition of the human body, will explore bodily memory in Colby's third annual emerging artist series, currents3. The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 16, with a talk by the artist at 4:30 and an opening reception at 6 p.m.

Five Colby Project Managers Earn Green Building Accreditation

Colby may be the first college where all of the leaders of the project management team responsible for capital construction are professionally accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.

Colby’s “Burst the Bubble” Week, October 22-28, to Feature Rhea Côté Robbins

Author and Waterville native Rhea Côté Robbins will deliver the keynote address for Colby's third Burst the Bubble, Build a Bridge week, October 23 through 28, which is aimed at fostering the connection between Colby students and the local community. Robbins's talk is one of many events both on the Colby campus and in downtown Waterville.

Halloween Extravaganza at Colby, October 28

Colby College will hold its ninth annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and designed for children under 11.

J.C. Watts, Former Republican Congressman, to Speak on Character

Just as the results of the midterm election are becoming clear on Wednesday, November 8, J.C. Watts, a former Congressman and chair of the House Republican Conference, will deliver the Gerrish Lecture at Colby College. The event, held at 7 p.m. in Page Commons of the Cotter Union, is free and open to the public.

Colby Invites State’s Students to “Maine Event”

As part of its commitment to students from Maine, Colby will hold its annual Maine Event—a day for Maine high school students and their families to become familiar with the College—on Monday, October 23. 

Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby, October 6-8

Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8. The Alumni Relations Office reports that 1,400 visitors—alumni and families of current students—are registered to participate in weekend activities. 

Colby Announces October Events

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

Colby’s 2006 Oak Human Rights Fellow an “Indigenous Activist”

Joan Omaming Carling, a human rights activist who lost two colleagues from her organization to assassination this summer and is herself a target of political violence, has arrived in Waterville, Maine, to spend a semester as the 2006 Oak Fellow at The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College.

Playwright Edward Albee Among Fall Visiting Writers at Colby

Edward Albee, arguably America's most distinguished living playwright, will speak at Colby as part of the fall 2006-07 Visiting Writers Series. He will discuss improvisation and the creative mind. Also slated for this fall is poet Steve Orlen, author of six collections of poetry, who will read from his latest book, The Elephant's Child: New and Selected Poems 1978-2005.