Colombian human rights activist Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez has been named the 2000 human rights fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Mondragon arrived at Colby on Monday, August 21, and will remain in residence through the fall semester.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will launch its 2000-01 performance season with a celebration of the 70th birthday of British playwright Harold Pinter. "The Pinter Festival" will be held Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, with a 4 p.m. performance in the Cellar Theater and a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Strider Theater nightly. Both theaters are located in the Runnals Performing Arts Center.
On Sunday, September 3, at 4:30 p.m., American historian James Loewen will speak in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. Loewen is the author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" (1995). The event is open to the public and free of charge.
At Colby College in Waterville, a series of wellness lectures this fall will address topics of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Programs will discuss sexual assault, discrimination, alcohol consumption and success. All of the programs will be held in the Page Commons Room in Cotter Union. For information contact Colby's health center at (207) 872-3058.
The Friends of Art at the Colby College Museum of Art are sponsoring a Tuesday, September 12, trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a guided tour of the Van Gogh: Face to Face exhibition. A bus will leave Colby's Roberts Building parking lot at 7 a.m. and will return at 10 p.m. The cost of the trip is $45 per person.
On Tuesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bates College Chapel in Lewiston, concert organist Stewart Wayne Foster will perform a tribute of works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. This event is part of the 44th annual Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby College.
A scholarship fund in honor of the retirement of John W. Deering of Falmouth is being created at Colby College in Waterville. Deering, a member of Colby's Class of 1955, has served Colby as a trustee and member of many alumni, development, reunion and admissions committees.
Violinist Patrick Doane, a participant in the Portland String Quartet's summer string workshop at Colby College, will perform Monday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
The Portland String Quartet will perform two Tuesday-evening concerts at Colby College in Waterville - one on August 1 and the other on August 8. The 7:30 p.m. performances will be in Lorimer Chapel. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. There is no charge for students 21 years old or younger.
The Richner-Strong Church Music Institute at Colby College has announced two organ concerts and a festival service in August. All performances are open to the public free of charge, though a donation is requested at the August 17 performance.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, received a four-year $800,000 award for undergraduate biological sciences education from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education. Colby was among 53 colleges and universities who received one of the four-year grants. More than 200 schools applied.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has announced the formation of The Honorable Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in memory of the U.S. District Court judge for the State of Maine who passed away in March.
Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 9. The concert, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field. The public is invited and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Acclaimed pianist Anthony di Bonaventura will perform in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, July 10. The 7:30 p.m. concert, featuring the works of Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Scarlatti, is open to the public. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Proceeds from the concert will support the 22nd Annual Piano Institute at Colby Scholarship Fund.
A traveling exhibit of American art masterpieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum will be installed at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, beginning Tuesday, August 1. Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will remain on view at Colby through October 30.