The annual Grossman Lecture in economics will be held Thursday, April 4, at Colby College in Waterville. Stanley Engerman, professor of economics and history at Rochester University, will deliver the lecture "Economic Aspects of Sanctions and Blockades" at 8 p.m. in room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
United States Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams of Chicago will deliver a lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, April 1, as the 2002 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. Judge Williams, a pioneering African-American jurist, will receive the award, as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree, and will deliver the 8 p.m. lecture in room 5 of the Arey Life Sciences Building.
The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous women artists, writers and performers, will be at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, April 4. They will present "Your Cultural Conscience" at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The presentation is part of Colby's Women's Studies Colloquia and is open to the public free of charge
On Saturday, April 6, the Colby College Chorale will perform music from the American and European traditions. Part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby Concert Series, the concert will be held in Lorimer Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Tuesday, April 2, University of Southern Maine political scientist Mahmud Faksh will speak at Colby College in Waterville on "Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is open to the public free of charge.
On Monday, April 1, art historian Walter S. Gibson will present a slide show lecture titled "Bruegel and the Art of Laughter" at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center.
On Monday, March 18--Maine Mentoring Day--Colby Cares About Kids will be one of eight mentoring programs recognized by Governor Angus King. At 11:30 a.m. in the Hall of Flags of the State Capital Building in Augusta, Governor King will give a press conference on the growth of mentoring in Maine and will formally recognize eight programs. Teresa Hawko, an AmericaCorps*VISTA volunteer at Colby and the Colby Cares About Kids program coordinator, will represent the program along with several Colby mentors and program board members.
Nature photographer Jane Rohrbach will be at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, March 20, to show samples of her photography and discuss her work as an artist. The talk, titled "Travels with a Nature Photographer," will be held in Room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center at 4:30 p.m.
"Multiple Impressions: Dürer to Diebenkorn," an exhibit of Old Master prints from the Colby College Museum of Art's permanent collection will be on view at the museum in Waterville from March 8 to April 7. An opening reception will be held at the museum on Friday, March 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.
On Saturday, March 16, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the spring season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
On Wednesday, March 20, psychologist and author Sharon Lamb will present the lecture "Playing Dead and Feeling Tingly: The Secret Lives of Young Girls." The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. It is open to the public and free of charge.
The Rev. Richard D. Leonard, a participant in Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 civil rights march in Alabama, will be at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, March 20. Leonard will discuss his experiences as a civil rights activist and his recently published book, Call to Selma: Eighteen Days of Witness. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.
On Monday, March 18, actor Felix Nobis will present his one-man presentation of Beowulf, the Old English epic poem. The one-hour performance is based on Nobis's own translation of the ancient poem and is directed by Thomas Conway. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Building and is open to the public free of charge.
On Friday, April 5, the Colby College Museum of Art's Friends of Art will tour the "Impressionist Still Life" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The trip is available to the general public and includes free time for lunch and to explore the museum. After the audio tour of "Impressionist Still Life," transportation to Copley Place will be provided for shopping and dinner before the return trip to Waterville.
An exhibit of Maine woodcarvings will be at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville from March 3 to April 7. Nineteen artists from the Maine Wood Carvers Association, a non-profit group dedicated to the education, promotion and advancement of woodworking, will have works on display. The exhibit features more than 80 carvings, including waterfowl decoys, songbirds and painted wooden figures. The replicas of nature and folk-art figures are whittled from solid wood, including cedar, basswood, African mahogany and white pine.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present performances by Colby Dance Theater, the college's repertory dance company, Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9, Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building. The performances will feature five compositions in contemporary dance, choreographed and performed by professional choreographers and advanced students.
On March 1 and 2, Bates College hosts the second annual CBB Diversity Conference, a program of workshops, lectures and performances organized by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges. Titled "In Our Backyard: Embracing Diversity in Our Communities," the event is free and open to the public.
The award-winning percussion ensemble NEXUS will perform at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, March 10, as part of the 2001-02 Music at Colby Concert Series. The five members of the ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
On Tuesday, March 26, Colby College will offer its 51st annual
program for leaders in the Maine workplace--the 2002 Colby Institute
for Leadership. This year's theme is "Filling the Void: New Strategies
Colby College's 2001-02 Visiting Writers Series will hold three readings this spring on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge. A book signing by the authors will follow each of the readings. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.