February 2004 events at Goshen College

February 2004 events at Goshen College

Feb. 3

CANCELLED — Yoder Public Affairs Lecture: “Inside the Beltway: Political Pressures During a Presidential Election Year” by Bob Levey, at 8 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Levey is a columnist for The Washington Post.

3

Taize Prayer Service at 9:15 p.m. in Newcomer Center, Room 19.

4

CANCELLED — Convocation: Bob Levey and Jane Freundel Levey, “Public Lives, Private Conversations — Maintaining Careers and a Marriage,” at 10 a.m. in the Church-Chapel.

6

Convocation: “A View of Islam from the Inside” by Rashied Omar, Kroc Institute of Notre Dame, at 10 a.m. in the Church-Chapel. Omar is coordinator of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute Research Initiative on the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict and the Project on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding.

6

Opera Scenes at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall.

Dr. Debra Brubaker directs students in staged performances of selected scenes from operatic works. Admission: $5 — general, $3 — seniors and students, GC students — free

7

International coffeehouse, with dinner at 5 p.m. in College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall and international student variety show at 7 p.m. in Umble Center. Nonstudent ticket prices are $12 for the dinner and the show, $6 for the show only ($7 at the door).

8

Opera Scenes at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall.

Dr. Debra Brubaker directs students in staged performances of selected scenes from operatic works. Admission: $5 — general, $3 — seniors and students, GC students — free

10

Afternoon Sabbatical: “Hills’ Harmony,” by Mathew Hill and Sandra Hill at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. The Hills will perform selections from classical to Broadway and share of their teaching journey from the Wausau Conservatory in Wisconsin to the Goshen College community.

13

Goshen College Concerto-Aria Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall.

Dr. John Graulty directs the GC Orchestra with student winners of the annual Concerto-Aria competition. Admission: $5 — general, $3 — seniors and students, GC students — free

14

Performing Arts — Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio with piper Jerry OÕSullivan at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. One of the finest and most fiery Scottish fiddlers of our time, Bonnie Rideout, along with The Scottish Trio, brings to the stage the evocative music of the Highlands in a vast array of dance tunes, bagpipe marches and ancient Gaelic melodies. The Scottish trio will be joined by Jerry O’Sullivan, one of the Celtic world’s most celebrated pipers in an unforgettable program. Ticket costs: $20, $15, $10

15

Opening and reception for Patrice Bovo, Mixed Media Sculpture, exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center. Exhibit runs through March 17.

15

Community hymn sing at 4 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall.

17

Taize Prayer Service at 9:15 p.m. in Newcomer Center, Room 19.

20

Recital by Matthew Hill, piano, and Sandra Hill, soprano, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Enjoy solo piano music with Dr. Matthew Hill and voice selections performed by Community School of the Arts voice faculty Sandra Hill. Admission: $5 — general, $3 — seniors and students, GC students — free

21

Goshen College Choir Concert: Chorale, Men’s and Women’s Choirs, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Dr. Debra Brubaker and Jim Heiks will conduct the debut of the new Goshen College Men’s and Women’s Choirs.

22

Recital by Brenda Witmer, soprano, with Christine Seitz, piano, at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall.  Guest Artist Brenda Witmer, soprano and voice faculty member at James Madison University, performs with Christine Seitz at the piano. Admission: $5 — general, $3 — seniors and students, GC students — free

24

Cynthia Yoder reads from her new book, Crazy Quilt: Pieces of a Mennonite Life, at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall. Author and Goshen College alumna Cynthia Yoder will read from and discuss the writing of her newly published memoir, Crazy Quilt: Pieces of a Mennonite Life. A reception and book signing will follow.

27

Convocation: “Amish Quilts and Life after College,” by Janneken Smucker at 10 a.m. in the Good Library basement gallery. Janneken Smucker, 1998 graduate, will introduce the new exhibit of Amish quilts that she installed in the Good Library basement gallery and tell how her career path has developed. NOTE: Seating for this convocation is limited to the carpeted floor. Maximum capacity is 70 people.

29

Opening and reception for Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts” exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library Gallery. Exhibit runs through May 21. Quilts from the Sara Miller collection at the University of Nebraska, made between 1900-1950 in Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas and Illinois, will be on display. Exhibit curator Janneken Smucker, 1998 Goshen College graduate, is author of Amish Crib Quilts from the Midwest(Good Books 2003).

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center, Union Gymnasium, Umble Center and Westlawn Lounge are accessible to people using wheelchairs and others with physical limitations.

Directions to the college and a campus map are available at: http://www.goshen.edu/aboutgc/map.php

For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or e-mail joannp@goshen.edu.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.

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