It is nothing short of a myth "that all criminal defendants are served by competent attorneys, that they are brought to trial by only fair-minded police and prosecutors, and that their fates are weighed by only unbiased juries and judges," Steve Mills told a crowd at Colby College on Wednesday as he and Maurice Possley, both reporters for the Chicago Tribune, received the 2003 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism.
Human rights lawyer Geoffrey Bindman will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, October 26, as part of the Goldfarb Lecture Series. The 7:30 p.m. lecture, "Enforcing Human Rights in the Modern Context: The Lessons of Pinochet," will be held in Room 100 of Lovejoy Building and is open to the public free of charge.
A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, October 28. 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.
On Sunday, October 26, the Guild Trio will present a concert as part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public free of charge.
Colby College will hold its sixth annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all community children age 2 to 10 years old. Activities will include trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting, cookie decorating, games, Halloween crafts and more. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Holiday refreshments will be served.
Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville
Friday through Sunday, October 10-12. The following events will be open
to the public, and all are free of charge, except for Friday's C Club
On Saturday, October 11, Nancy and Robert Ludwig will present an organ recital titled "Music for Four Hands and Four Feet" as part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.
Richard A. Ammons of Minneapolis, Minn., has been appointed vice president for college relations at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, effective November 1. Ammons brings to Colby more than 20 years of successful experience in development and advancement work at prestigious colleges and universities, most recently as vice president for college advancement at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where he served from 1995 through 2003. As vice president at Colby he will direct the college's development, alumni relations and communications offices.
"Journalists and their Communities," a symposium organized by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College, will be held Wednesday, October 15, in conjunction with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation. The symposium will include three panel discussions with national and Maine newspaper editors and reporters and Colby faculty members. All panels will be held in Room 100 of Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus and are open to the public.
Colby College President William D. Adams has announced the creation of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, an innovative academic initiative designed to engage students and faculty in projects in the local community, the state of Maine, the nation and other countries where they study and work.
On Saturday, September 27, members of Colby's music faculty will perform a concert of solo and ensemble works. The concert, part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Wednesday, September 17, the Colby community received news from the Maine State Police that Dawn Rossignol, a senior from Medway, Maine, had been found dead at a location about a mile from the campus. The police report labeled the death "suspicious" and her death was subsequently ruled a homicide.
Colby College's 2003-04 Visiting Writers Series will include three book readings this fall on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. A book signing by the author will follow each of the readings. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.
Slices of Life, a festival of 10-minute plays, will open the 2003-04 Theater and Dance season at Colby College in Waterville. Performances will be held Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. The festival will include several short plays by both prominent and promising playwrights. The festival is open to the public and free of charge.
A pair of investigative journalists whose reporting for the Chicago Tribune led to pardons for wrongly accused death row inmates and to a blanket commutation of death sentences in Illinois will receive the 51st Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Maine. Steve Mills and Maurice Possley will be honored at the annual Lovejoy Convocation at 8 p.m. on October 15 in Colby's Lorimer Chapel, and the public is invited to hear them speak.
Angela "Bay" Buchanan, president of the American Cause and chair of brother Pat's presidential campaigns, will present "The Failures of Feminism" on Thursday, September 18, at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Saturday, September 20, the Portland String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colby, will present a concert as part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.
Violinist and violist Mary Jo Carlsen and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will open the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series with a performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on Colby's Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. The museum will resume regular hours Tuesday, September 2. Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy is currently on exhibit at the museum.
On Tuesday, August 26, and Tuesday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Colby College will hold a yard sale featuring used household items collected from student residence halls at the end of the school year. The event is open to the public and will be held in the field house of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on the Waterville campus. Items for sale will include lamps, dishes, clocks, refrigerators, shelving, sporting goods and more.