February Events at Colby-Sawyer College

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Opening Reception: Faculty Art Exhibition

The Faculty Art Exhibition was held on Thursday, February 1, 5 PM in the Davidow Gallery, Center for Art + Design.
Faculty presented  works in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, and celebrated this year’s featured artist, Professor Bert Yarborough, who is leaving academia at the end of the spring semester to return to his studio practice. The exhibition remains open through early May, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information, contact Professor Yarborough at byarborough@nullcolby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3459. Free.

New London Winter Carnival: Bridge Tournament

Thursday, February 1, 2 to  4 PM in Galligan’s Pub, Lethbridge Lodge.
Community members gathered for cards and conversation at the New London Winter Carnival Bridge Tournament. Food and beverage were  available for purchase.  Free.

New London Winter Carnival: Double Feature

Thursday, February 1, 6 PM and 8 PM in Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center.
The New London Winter Carnival presented a screening of the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day (PG) followed by the 2017 action/adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13). Free popcorn was served. Free.

New London Winter Carnival: Dinner with Jack Frost

Friday, February 2, 5:30 to  7:30 PM on The Quad
Fun is on the menu at this popular, family-friendly New London Winter Carnival event! Tiki torches light the way and campfires keep diners comfortable as they progress through offerings from area restaurants.   

New London Winter Carnival: Comedian Jessi Campbell

Friday, February 2, 8 to 9 PM in the Sawyer Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center
The New London Winter Carnival presented a performance by NBC's “Last Comic Standing” favorite Jessi Campbell. This show contains mature content. Childcare was provided by Colby-Sawyer students.  

New London Winter Carnival: Sled Dog Demonstration

Saturday, February 3, 12 to  2 PM on the Field Behind Curtis L. Ivey Science Center
Make some furry friends at the New London Winter Carnival dog sled demonstration. Exercise science major Bailey Friedman '18, who completed an internship in Alaska as a musher guide, will be available to answer questions and share her experiences.

Black Box Music Series: Craig Greenman

Thursday, February 8, 8 PM. in the Niblack Black Box Theater, Center for Art + Design
Professor of Philosophy Craig Greenman brings his acoustic stylings to Colby-Sawyer's new music series, with a mix of tragic and comic songs that are heartfelt and spontaneous, as well as a collaboration with student musicians. This performance may contain mature content.  Free.

Hot Wings and Hot Topics: ‘Under the Same Moon'

Monday, February 12, 6 to  8  PM in Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
Join the Hispanic Latino Club for a screening and discussion of the 2007 film Under the Same Moon, the story of a Mexican boy who will do anything it takes to get to his mother in Los Angeles. The subtitled film has a running time of 110 minutes and is rated PG-13. Free hot wings will be served.  The program was hosted by Professor of Social Sciences and Education Randy Hanson and the Diversity Dialogue Series. Free.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

Friday, February. 16, 7 PM. and Saturday, February 17, 2 PM in the Sawyer Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center
Join the student-led Colby-Sawyer College Players for their interpretation of Legally Blonde The Musical based on the 2001 film celebrating the struggles and triumphs of Harvard Law student Elle Woods. May not be suitable for children under 13. Free.

The Harp Collection

Through Friday, February 16, in the Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center
The Harp Collection features an assemblage of outstanding graphic design work selected and purchased by adjunct faculty member Doug Harp in honor of his late wife, Susan. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM For more information, contact Professor Bert Yarborough at byarborough@nullcolby-sawyer.edu. Free.

A Discussion on Black Bear Behavior with Ben Kilham

Thursday, February 22, 7 PM in Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center
The Cultural Events Committee presents renowned wildlife biologist, licensed bear rehabilitator and black bear expert Ben Kilham. Kilham's work has been featured in National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet’s Papa Bear. He is co-author of Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild and In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition. For more information, contact Professor of Natural and Environmental Sciences Ben Steele at bsteele@nullcolby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3667. Free.

For more information, visit colby-sawyer.edu/events.
For more information on athletic events, visit colby-sawyerathletics.com.