Colby College in Waterville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Day with a weeklong schedule of gospel and drumming concerts, lectures
and films. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
On Monday, January 19, at 7 p.m. master drummer Jordan Benissan, an applied music associate in Colby's Department of Music, and his band Sankofa will perform a concert of West African traditional drumming and highlife music at Colby College in Waterville. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Gospel recording artists the Holmes Family will be artists-in-residence at Colby College in Waterville January 19 to 23 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events will include lectures, a civil rights celebration, gospel workshops and a concert open to all community members. The four-member group the Holmes Family is known for its beautiful harmonic sound and is committed to community building and social justice. All of the events are open to the public and free of charge.
President William D. Adams has named Edward J. Mestieri head coach of the Colby College football team, effective January 1. Mestieri replaces Tom Austin, who recently announced his plans to step down from the position.
Artist-to-Artist Talks will be Available at The Art Institute of Chicago, Colby College in Maine, the Getty, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art; Skowhegan Also Launches New Initiative to Make Alumni Art Available Online.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
The development and future of crafts in Maine will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville December 7 through January 25 in the Maine Crafts Association (MCA)'s 20th anniversary exhibition, 20/20 enVision. The exhibit includes works by established and emerging craft artists. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.
A semester-long study by Colby student researchers of Threemile Pond
and of the environmental factors that influence the lake's water
quality will be presented on Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Vassalboro town office. The program is open to the public and should
last about one and a half hours.
On Thursday, November 13, ABC News reporter Dan Harris will discuss his experience covering the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be held in Room 14 of Miller Library on the Waterville campus. The event is sponsored by Colby's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. Collegium Musicum, Colby's early music group, will present a concert titled "Music in Remembrance." The concert will be held in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-2004 Music at Colby series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in
a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the
Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view
from November 14 through January 4 and the public is invited to an
opening reception on Friday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Thursday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. architect Will Bruder will
present the 34th annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture in Environmental
Design at Colby College. Bruder's lecture, "reflections on the
journey," will be held in room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center on
the Waterville campus. Bruder, educated as a sculptor and self-trained
as an architect, is renowned for his creative use of materials and for
demonstrating that light is one of the key tools of an architect. The
event is open to the public and free of charge.
On Monday, November 10, Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement will hold the panel discussion "Debating National Security: Lessons from Iraq." The event will examine U.S. policy in the Middle East following the Iraq war. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.
G. Calvin Mackenzie, the Goldfarb Family Professor of Government at
Colby College, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of
Public Administration. He will be inducted at the Academy's fall
meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 21.
A commitment to purchase only electricity generated from renewable, more environmentally-friendly sources and all coming from within Maine is the latest environmental initiative on the Colby College campus, and it's one that already has had a stimulating effect on the market for "green" power choices, experts say.
On Monday, November 17, beginning at 5 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 34th annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed to members of the community in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union. Since seating is limited, tickets are required for admission and will be available only as long as supplies last. No phone or mail orders will be accepted.
On Monday, November 10, Tom Tietenberg, Colby professor of economics and environmental studies and an international expert on environmental economics, will present the lecture "Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Protection: Faustian Bargain or Paradise Regained?" at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.
The first film, Memorial Project Nha Trang, Vietnam: Towards the Complex—For the Courageous, the Curious, and the Cowards, gained critical acclaim at the 2001 Yokohama Triennial contemporary art show. The film, a memorial to the boat people, records an elaborate underwater race by cyclo (bicycle taxi) drivers, a significant and threatened community in Vietnamese culture. A traditional mode of transportation, cyclos represent the old way of life. In response to legislation outlawing their use, Nguyen-Hatsushiba created this work as a gesture of solidarity with the drivers who struggle to hold onto their livelihood.
Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance will present a 21st-century interpretation of Sir George Etherege's cynical 17th-century comedy The Man of Mode on November 14, 15, 21 and 22. The play is part of the college's 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged.