Two editors of major American newspapers and one national columnist will engage in a panel discussion, "Diversity in the Newsroom: Its Effect on What Gets Reported," at Colby College on Sunday, October 10, at 4 p.m. in Lovejoy 100. The discussion will be moderated by L. Sandy Maisel, director of The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. It is being held in conjunction with Colby's annual Lovejoy Convocation, which will honor Studs Terkel in Lorimer Chapel at 8 p.m. that evening.
Studs Terkel, who describes himself as a "guerrilla journalist" and whom others describe as "a national treasure," will receive Colby College's 2004 Lovejoy Award for journalism at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Lorimer Chapel at Colby. The public is invited.
Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance presents Gull, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, October 8 and 9. The performance is part of the college's 2004 Chekhov Centenary Festival celebrating the life of the Russian physician and author in the 100th year after his death. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged.
Marking one hundred years since the death of Russian author and physician Anton Chekhov, Colby will present the Chekhov Centenary Festival October 6 through 9. The festival, which is supported by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, includes a number of films, live performances, and lectures.
Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3. The Alumni Relations Office reports that 1,400 visitors—alumni and families of current students—are registered to participate in weekend activities. Events listed below are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.
Hunter R. Rawlings III will give this year's Peter A. Vlachos '58 Classics Lecture on October 11 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The talk, "James Madison's classical scholarship: an intellectual in the White House," will be held at 4 p.m. in room 213, Lovejoy. It is free and open to the public.
Veteran newsman and author Louis "Studs" Terkel will receive Colby's Lovejoy journalism award on October 10 but will be present only on video. Terkel, recuperating after a fall, expressed his profound disappointment over being unable to attend but will heed medical advice that he not travel in October.
The Colby College Museum of Art has new hours -- including expanded Sunday hours -- but is now closed on Mondays. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Students and community members looking to continue their education shouldn't miss the Graduate and Professional School Fair at Colby College in Waterville on Friday, October 8. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public.
Slices of Life, a festival of 10-minute plays, will open the 2004-05 Theater and Dance season at Colby College in Waterville. Performances will be held Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater, located in the Runnals Building.
Tom Curley, president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press, will speak at a public forum at Colby College on Sunday, Sept. 19. The program will be at 8 p.m. in the Page Commons Room in the Cotter Union on the Waterville campus.
Chanthol Oung, a pioneer who refused to ignore the rampant abuse of women and children in her native Cambodia, has arrived at Colby College to share her experience and passion with students and the greater community. As the 2004 Oak Human Rights Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Oung will present a lecture, "The Cambodian Women's Crisis Center: How to Protect Women from Sex Trafficking, Rape, and Domestic Violence in a Failed State," on Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m.
The first full year of events sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement launches September 19th with a lecture by Thomas Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, celebrating 100 years of the Morning Sentinel. The center brings together multiple disciplines to analyze social issues, and it provides a forum for student and community engagement in a variety of civic affairs.
In the library's Special Collections, Colby has the medal awarded to the first Olympic champion in 15 centuries. James Connolly won the triple jump, the first final event contested in 1896. That was the first Olympics since the ancient games were labeled a corrupting pagan enterprise and shut down by the Christian emperor of Rome.
The Yankee Brass Band will kick off its 2004 tour with a concert at Colby. Featuring antique instruments and authentic scores, this historically accurate re-creation of a 19th-century brass band will transport guests back in time with waltzes, polkas and other musical styles. The concert is free and open to the public.
For decades, artists like David Hockney, Richard Serra and Terry Winters have inspired other artists who have come to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Colby recently acquired recordings of these and other world-famous artists who have lectured at the school, and the Colby College Museum of Art exhibit lets viewers hear the artists' words as they see their work.
Biomedical research at Colby got a boost with the recent announcement that the College would receive $1.9 million of a five-year, $17.8 million federal grant to the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Colby's portion of the grant, known as the IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (INBRE), will be used for scientific equipment, training of students and faculty in molecular techniques, and the hiring of a molecular technician to aid in research programs.