William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale will be staged by Colby's Department of Theater and Dance on November 16, 17 and 31 and December 1. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater, in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. One of Shakespeare's final plays, The Winter's Tale mixes comedy with elements of tragedy and fantasy. The plot sweeps through the havoc that a fit of jealousy wreaks on a family and then leaps ahead 16 years to watch nature and chance heal wounds and restore harmony.
On Monday, November 12, at Colby Robert Bodnar will present "The Search for Water and Life in the Solar System." The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 1 of the Olin Science Center on the Waterville campus.
Steve Kidd will perform his original one-man show Sigh/Omelas on Thursday, December 6, at Colby. The event is at 8 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Two lectures at Colby in November will explore terrorism in the United States. Part of the Goldfarb Lecture Series, they are open to the public and free of charge. On Tuesday, November 6, L. Sandy Maisel, Colby's William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government, will present "Terrorism at Home: Challenges to U.S. Principles and Patience." The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Olin Science Center.
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 9 through December 28 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 9, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will celebrate "Maine Women in the Visual Arts" with an exhibit of works by more than 50 Maine women artists. An artists' reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, to open the exhibit.
The Colby Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will both present fall concerts of international music in November in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform "Country Suites and City Sounds" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. The Colby Jazz Ensemble will present "International Jazz Travels" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.
Colby College will hold its fourth annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 28, from 2 to 5 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 and more. Holiday refreshments will be served.
A panel discussion on Franco-American history, culture and literature will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. The event will feature four scholars, activists and writers who will explore the history and culture of New England's Franco-Americans and efforts by activists to preserve their past and revive their heritage.
In November Colby College in Waterville will celebrate "Women in the Arts" as the host of the 16th Annual Maine Women's Studies Conference. A Colby College Museum of Art exhibit, "Maine Women in the Visual Arts," will be mounted in conjunction with the conference. All of the events are open to the public, and the art exhibit is free of charge.
Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in
Waterville Friday, October 26, to Sunday, October 28. Many events will
be open to the public, and all are free of charge unless otherwise
noted. Sporting events will include football and men's soccer against
Bates and the women's volleyball State of Maine Championship.
On Saturday, October 27, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the fall 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.
Kentucky newspaper editors Tom and Pat Gish were honored for their courage and their principles on Thursday, October 11, at Colby College as the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellows. The Gishes, owners and publishers since 1957 of The Mountain Eagle, received honorary doctorates from Colby before addressing students, faculty and journalists. It was the first time a weekly newspaper was honored with the award.
On Thursday, October 18, Elvia Alvarado, an activist and coffee grower from Honduras, will present the lecture "Not Just a Cup of Coffee, But a Just Cup of Coffee" at Colby College in Waterville. The 4 p.m. reception and lecture will be in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. Alvarado, a Fair Trade certified coffee grower, will address the inequalities within the coffee industry and their effects on peasant farmers in Central America.
At Colby College two guest lecturers will present opposing views of discrimination against homosexuals within the Boy Scouts of America. On Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union, James Dale will discuss his experience of being expelled from the Boy Scouts upon their discovery of his sexual orientation. On Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room, columnist and constitutional lawyer Ann Coulter will give a lecture, "Gay Boy Scouts and Freedom of Association."
Internationally-acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (SSE) will perform Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It at Colby College in Waterville in October. SSE will present the tragedy Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, and the comedy As You Like It on Saturday, October 13. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Building.
On Thursday, October 11, newspaper editors from The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and The Boston Globe will discuss "Coverage of the Crisis: The Media Since September 11th" in a panel discussion at Colby College in Waterville. The 1:30 p.m. event will be in the Robins Room on the second floor of the Roberts Building (above the college bookstore).
As editors of a small weekly newspaper in eastern Kentucky, Tom and Pat Gish have been boycotted and threatened and even had their office destroyed by a firebomb. On October 11 they will be recognized for their courage and their principles when Colby College presents the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at an 8 p.m. convocation in Given Auditorium at Colby's Bixler Art and Music Center.
G. Love and Special Sauce will perform at Colby College in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on Friday, October 12. Aaron Katz, drummer and vocalist for the band Percy Hill, will open the concert at 9 p.m.
A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, October 17. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of the Cotter Union. The fair is open to the public.