Maine’s Teacher of the Year: Brittany Ray ’93

October 19, 2006

Maine Governor John Baldacci went to Narragaugus High School in Harrington last Friday to present Brittany Ray ’93 with the 2006 Maine Teacher of the Year award.

Ms. Ray is a graduate of Colby College and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Education Program to obtain a Master’s in Counselor Education at the University of Maine. She has taught English at Narraguagus High School since 1995.

“I would like to thank Ms. Ray for doing her job so well and with such passion,” said the Governor.

Read more on the State of Maine Web site: Government: News

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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.”

Maine Birds: Biology Professor Herb Wilson’s Blog

August 14, 2006

Biology professor Herb Wilson, who writes a biweekly column called “For the Birds” for the Maine newspapers has a blog about Maine Birds called “Maine Birds.”

Read Herb’s blog: Maine Birds

Stopping to See Skowhegan

July 25, 2006

Blogger JenoftheNorth stopped by the Colby College Museum of Art to see the “Skowhegan School of Paining and Sculpture: 60 Years” show, and is glad she did.

“i also really liked the ben shahn piece–i think it was called music lesson–and the jacob lawrence hiroshima series. wow. i never knew he taught there either.

anyway, the show overall was meaty enough and well worth the stop…”

Read the post: jen of the north: “skowhegan school of painting & sculpture–60 years”

William H. Lyons ’69 Featured on the TaxProf Blog

June 26, 2006

The TaxProf Blog, which provides news and information of interest to tax law professors, has a profile of William H. Lyons ’69, law professor at Nebraska College of Law.

“My path to law school teaching was somewhat different than the traditional path of working for a large firm in a large metropolitan area for a few years with, perhaps, an additional year or two as a judicial clerk. I practiced in Bangor, Maine with the law firm of Vafiades, Brountas & Kominsky, where I was one of seven lawyers.”

Read the complete profile: Spotlight on William H. Lyons (Nebraska)

Dwight Sargent ’39: Hall of Famer

June 22, 2006

Dwight Sargent ’39, editorial writer and curator, has been posthumously elected to the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame.

A Colby College graduate, Sargent was a reporter, editorial writer and editorial director for the Portland Press Herald before becoming editorial page editor for the New York Herald Tribune.

After leaving the Nieman Foundation, he served as president of the Freedom of Information Foundation at the University of Missouri, editorial page editor at the Boston Herald American and national editorial writer for Hearst Newspapers. Sargent died in 2002.

Read the complete AP story at Maine Press Association Hall of Fame to add 3 members