Colby Starts Podcasting

October 12, 2006

Colby has started podcasting from high atop Mayflower Hill. Currently there are three podcasts available, but that number will surely grow.

The first podcast to launch was InsideColby [RSS | iTunes], a student persepctive of life on campus. This bi-weekly (for the most part) show released its fifth episode today, with a feature story about the woodsmen’s team produced by Rose Long ’10, and a short story written and read by Shelley Payne ’09.

Additionally, the Goldfarb Center has begun making audio of some of its lectures available through the Goldfarb Center Lecture Series [RSS | iTunes] podcast, and president Adams is making his speeches available through his The President at the Podium [RSS | iTunes] podcast feed.

More: Colby Blog and Podcast Directory


Not the Cheese in the press (sort of)

October 12, 2006

Dennis McCann of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently wrote a travel piece about driving Highway 13 in Wisconsin and somehow it landed him here at Not the Cheese. You see, it has to do with the history of Colby College, the town of Colby Wisconsin, the invention of Colby cheese, and high school mascots.

I won’t spoil the surprise of how it all comes together to land him at this blog. For that you can go read McCann’s article, “Stories that stretch as long as Highway 13.”

Kent State Athletics Takes a Stand on Facebook

June 27, 2006

Citing the safety of their athletes and the reputation of their institution, Kent State is giving their student athletes until August 1st to remove their profiles from the college student-focused, social networking site Student athletes who fail to meet the deadline risk losing their scholarships.

Athletics Director Laing Kennedy told the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, “We’re really concerned about the safety of our student-athletes and some of the personal information some of them have on there.”

Via: Slashdot | Kent State Banning Athletes from Using Facebook

Update (June 28, 2006): The comments on the Slashdot article are pretty interesting. Go to the link above to read all of the comments, or check out the follow-up article that discusses some of the more interesting and insightful comments.

Dave Clark ’75 Gets Varsity Coaching Gig

June 23, 2006

Dave Clark ’75, who played basketball at Colby under Dick Whitmore, has been named the head boys basketball coach at Souhegan (NH) High School, according to an article in the Nashua (NH) Telegraph. Clark coached the JV team under two different varsity coaches, and will now get his turn at the top.

Clark’s basketball lineage is a long one. He played junior high school basketball in Nashua under former Nashua athletic director Al Harrington and longtime football and wrestling coach Paul Bellavance before playing varsity basketball for the late Tony Morandos, who coached Nashua to five championships and nine title game appearances between 1946 and 1971.

He played college basketball at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for Dick Whitmore, who will enter his 36 season as head coach next winter and has guided Colby to 562 wins.

“They were all highly competitive individuals,’’ Clark said of his mentors. “Whitmore was very fiery on the sidelines. Tony was very intense, but most of all I learned toughness from Tony.

Read the article: High School Journal: Some new blood in coaching ranks

Boston Globe Profiles Kate Sheridan ’09

June 19, 2006

First-year lacrosse standout Kate Sheridan, from Hingham, Mass., was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the NESCAC All-Conference second team, and she is profiled in the June 18 edition of the Boston Globe.

Coach Heidi Golomsky said Sheridan “was pivotal in the success of our team this season. . . . In addition to being a highly skilled and tactically smart player, Kate played with a level of maturity and experience unlike any freshman I have ever coached. She was a standout at both ends of the field, leading our team in goals scored and draw controls.”

Read the entire article here: Transition to college is smooth: Sheridan makes quick mark on Colby lacrosse squad.

Steve Foehl ’72, U.S. Open Official

June 15, 2006

SteveFoehl ’72 is the executive director of the New Jersey State Golf Association and has been serving as a USGA walking rules official at the U.S. Open for two decades. In an article in the Asbury Park Press (NJ), Steve talks about what it takes to become an official at the Open, and shares stories about golf icons like Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, and Tom Kite.

“So we’re coming off the 15th hole at Olympic and Nicklaus ducks under the ropes and starts walking away,” Foehl said. “Finally, he turns around and points to a port-a-john and says, ‘Now that you’re 50 you’ll have to worry about this.’ “

Read the article here: Official gives players rules to play by

Latest Colby magazine hits the street

May 26, 2006

The spring 2006 issue of Colby magazine is in the mail and available online. The online version has a new feature that allows readers to comment on the articles. All comments willl be read by the magazine’s editor. One source at the magazine said, “There are many articles in the magazine that we are sure will provoke comment–and in some cases controversy–and we want to hear about that. We have a very intelligent readership, with diverse points of view, and we think this feature will spark some very stimulating conversation.”

Read the magazine here. Be sure to take the poll on the demise of fraternities. If any article provokes ideas, thoughts, feelings, please take the time to leave a comment.