Margaret McFadden, assistant professor of American studies at Colby College, will receive the Senior Class Charles Bassett Teaching Award and will deliver the college's final Spotlight Event lecture of the year on Thursday, May 3. McFadden's talk, "It's Hard to Be Good," will take place at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby in Waterville, Maine.
U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross, one of America's key negotiators in the Middle East for more than a decade, will present the inaugural Goldfarb Lecture on Tuesday, May 1, at Colby College in Waterville. The 7:30 p.m. lecture will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.
On Wednesday, May 2, at Colby College in Waterville conservative author and policy analyst Dinesh D'Souza will present the lecture "Racism Is Not the Problem." The 7 p.m. lecture will be in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, the Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will perform together in "An Evening at the Opera." The concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. They are open to the public and free of charge.
On Monday, April 23, paralysis victim and author Travis Roy will speak at Colby College in Waterville at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. Roy will speak about his personal struggle and the lessons he has learned as a survivor of paralysis. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Central Maine's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold a food drive/music give-away on Saturday, April 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. The food drive will be held in cooperation with the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter's fourth annual Benefit Walk, also on April 28. Donations to the food drive will benefit the shelter and WMHB will broadcast live from the event.
The Colbyettes, a Colby College women's singing group, will hold a 50th anniversary reunion concert on Saturday, April 21, in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. The 8 p.m. concert is open to the public and free of charge. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present the classic romantic comedy Rudens (The Fisherman's Rope) by Titus Maccius Plautus, under the direction of Jack Axelrod, distinguished visiting guest artist in theater and dance. Performances will be held Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
The Colby Wind and Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Eric Thomas, will each present a concert during the month of April at Colby College in Waterville. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in Lorimer Chapel and are open to the public free of charge.
Robert Gastaldo, Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology at Colby College, will present the inaugural lecture of the Whipple-Coddington Chair in Geology on Thursday, April 19, on the Waterville campus.
More than 50 Colby students will exhibit their work at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville April 20 through May 6 in the college's annual student art exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Colby College will be host of the conference "Global Perspectives on Women in Postcolonial Societies" Saturday, April 28, on the Waterville campus. The conference is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant to study women in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean.
The 39th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will be at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. nightly in room 100 of Lovejoy Building. Twenty-two new works by independent filmmakers will be shown over the two nights. The two different screenings include a selection of awarded and highlighted films from this year's 2001 Ann Arbor Film Festival, which took place March 13-18. The touring program currently is traveling around the country to more than 30 locations.
Colby College's Collegium Musicum will present its spring concert on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel in Waterville. Directed by Eva Linfield, associate professor of music, the Colby Collegium Musicum specializes in music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.
Urban designer, planner and theoretician Michael Sorkin will deliver the 31st annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. Sorkin's lecture "The City After Now" is open to the public free of charge.
Eighteen Maine artists will exhibit contemporary furniture at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville from April 22 through June 10. "Maine Contemporary Furniture" explores international trends and the diversity of influences in contemporary design--Shaker, Bauhaus and Asian.
The Internet and religion in Russia, hands-on cooking and egg decorating are just a few of the topics to be covered when Colby College and the Kotlas-Greater Waterville Sister City Connection hold "A Russian Sampler" on the Colby campus in Waterville on Monday, March 26.
Two artists will talk about their work this week at Colby College in Waterville. Printmaker Scott Reeds will give a talk on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Building.
On Sunday, April 8, the Balinese dance troupe Gamelan Galak Tika will perform in Lorimer Chapel on the Colby College campus in Waterville. The 3 p.m. performance is open to the public and free of charge.
A $1.3-million project to bring new voices into the debate over campaign finance reform was recently funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and is being administered by Colby College. Associate Professor of Government Anthony J. Corrado, the principal investigator for the grant, is working with two influential nonprofit organizations, the Interfaith Alliance Foundation and The Greenlining Institute, and undergraduates at Colby are involved in research for the project.