WATERVILLE — Colby College announced the following free events:

* TEDxColbyCollege: On Failing is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

TED is a nonprofit bringing together people from technology, entertainment and design to discuss ideas worth spreading. TEDx events spark conversation and connections on a community-by-community basis. Details on tickets are available on the TEDxColbyCollege Facebook page.

For more information, email [email protected]

* Noontime Art Talk — Gallery Talk: Rediscoveries 4 will begin at noon Tuesday at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Assistant Professor of English Sarah Keller, curator of the exhibition Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously.

For more information, email [email protected], or call 859-5600.

* Bicentennial Day Celebration: Colby Expo and Events are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colby Campus.

Bicentennial Day marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of Colby’s charter. Events will include student poster sessions, a speech contest, and a birthday celebration. Go to colby.edu for updated information.

* “Light of the Mind” Bicentennial Performances are planned for 4 and 5 p.m. Wednesday at Strider Theater, Runnals Building.

Light of the Mind is a theatrical multimedia performance work created by professors Lynne Conner (theater and dance) and Jonathan Hallstrom (music). The piece celebrates 200 years of liberal learning through music, text and a projection score made up of hundreds of images from Colby’s past and present. Professional musicians and artists perform with a student ensemble under the direction of Conner and Hallstrom. Text, lyrics and projection score by Lynne Conner; music and interactive multimedia by Jonathan Hallstrom.

Advance tickets are required. Live-streamed video will be available for those unable to obtain tickets.

For more information, email April Paul at [email protected]

* The Bicentennial Address: William D. Adams will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Lorimer Chapel.

Adams is Colby’s 19th president, a role he has held since 2000. Prior to Colby he served as president of Bucknell University for five years, and he taught political philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Santa Clara University. Adams also served as coordinator of the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and vice president and secretary of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has been an advocate of liberal arts education since his own undergraduate years at Colorado College, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1972. He subsequently spent a year in France as a Fulbright Scholar and earned a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 859-4353.

* Margaret Lowman: Undergraduates Under the Trees will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

Ecologist Lowman is a professor at North Carolina State and director of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. She will speak about initiatives to get students of all ages and all abilities involved in field research. The Meg Lowman Treetops Camp gives science education to at-risk teenage girls.This summer Lowman will be a mentor for students in wheelchairs studying forest canopies. Lowman has been sampling insects of small indigenous forests in Ethiopia in collaboration with Colby Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Travis Reynolds and Colby students.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 859-5356.

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