October 2011 events at Goshen College

October

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7 p.m., Saloma Miller Furlong: My Journey from the Amish, Newcomer Center 19
Saloma Miller Furlong will give a presentation titled “Two Lives in One: Inside and Outside the Amish.” Miller Furlong was born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio. A 2007 graduate of Smith College, she is the author of Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir (Michigan State University Press, 2011) in which she recalls her experiences as a child growing up within the Amish community and how, over time, she came to leave it. Miller Furlong will read from her memoir and open up for a question and answer session on her experiences. Her book will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the English and History Departments and the Mennonite Historical Society.

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Homecoming Weekend, for all alumni and friends
For more information or to register, contact the Alumni Office at (574) 535-7565 or go to the website: www.goshen.edu/alumni/homecoming.

Friday, Oct. 7
10 a.m., Convocation, Church-Chapel
This special convocation will launch Homecoming Weekend. Two alumni award recipients will speak:  Kelli Holsopple ’99, this year’s recipient of the Decade of Servant Leadership award, and the wife of Ahmed Haile ’79, who receives a Culture for Service award posthumously, after his death in April.

A reception for all of the award recipients will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall at 10:45 a.m.
The 2011 award recipients include Culture for Service Award: Ahmed A. Haile ’79 (Ahmed died in April 2011 and his wife Martha will accept the award in his place), Arthur A. DeFehr ’65, Vance Y. George ’55; Decade of Servant Leadership Award: Kelli Holsopple ’99; Champions of Character: Martin Gaff ’71, Mary Sutter ’80

5-10 p.m., First Friday – Activities in downtown Goshen

8-9 p.m., OneActs, Umble Center
Directed by students. Cost: $3 at the door

8 p.m., Lavender Jazz Hour After, downtown Goshen on Washington Street
Listen and dance to GC’s Lavender Jazz Band and try a snack served by GC’s Maple Leaf student athletes.

Saturday, Oct. 812 p.m., Volleyball vs. Marian, Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center

12:30-2 p.m., Documentary film: Stages, Umble Center
Join Kelli Holsopple ’99, 2011 Decade of Servant Leadership Award recipient, to watch this award winning film about her work with youth and older adults in New York City and how they found their voices through theater.

1:30- 3 p.m., Book signings, Goshen College Bookstore
Belonging by Britt Kaufmann ‘96
Think Fair Trade First by Ingrid Hess ’90
Setting the Agenda: Meditations for the Organization’s Soul by Rick M. Stiffney ’73 and Edgar Stoesz
Teaching that Transforms: Why Anabaptist-Mennonite Education Matters by John D. Roth ‘81

2-4 p.m., Men’s soccer vs. Indiana Wesleyan, GC soccer field

2:30-3:30 p.m., Homecoming Hymn Sing, Church-Chapel
Enjoy hymn singing at its finest, led by Debra Brubaker, professor of music, and Scott Hochstetler, assistant professor of music.

4-5 p.m., One Acts, Umble Center
Directed by students. Cost: $3 at the door

4-6 p.m., Women’s soccer vs. Grace, GC soccer field

5-6:45 p.m., Homecoming Picnic, tent by Westlawn
All alumni, their families, students and faculty are welcome to enjoy a great picnic.
Cost: $14 adults, $7 children 5-12, $2 for children under 5.

5-7 p.m., Goshen College Art Faculty Exhibit and Reception, Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center
Recent works by GC Art Department teaching faculty  – Kristi Glick, Merrill Krabill, John Blosser, Randy Horst and John Mishler. The exhibit is up until Nov. 27.

7:30-8:30 p.m., Homecoming Music Gala, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
The Music Department presents its annual showcase of students and faculty. Tickets are $8 for all seats. GC students free.

Sunday, Oct. 9
2-3 p.m., One Acts, Umble Center
Directed by students. Cost: $3 at the door

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7:30 p.m., Performing Art Series: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold more than 13 million records and won five Grammy awards to date. Her unique hybrid of country, folk and pop ranges from humorous country-rock to slow, introspective ballads about social issues. The New York Times called her recent performance in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series a “spellbinding concert” performed “in the low, steady voice of someone confiding her thoughts in a journal.”
Cost: $45, $40, $25. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

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1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical: “The Revitalization of Goshen Downtown,” Dave Pottinger and Faye Peterson with Jeremy and Maija Stutsman, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
The aesthetics of downtown Goshen has been a passion of Dave Pottinger, Faye Peterson and their daughter Maija and son-in-law Jeremy Stutsman for many years as they purchased and renovated many of the buildings in the center of town, birthed businesses, encouraged artist organization and recently led the streetscape implementation. The family will share the vision that has motivated them and the steps in their journey to make Goshen a beautiful and ‘go to’ place.

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9:15 a.m., Campus Open House, Music Center
Prospective students can spend a day at Goshen College to see what makes it unique. There will be opportunities to attend a class, take a campus tour, hear about Study-Service Term and more. An overnight visit in one of the residence halls is also available upon request. To register for this event, call the Admission Office at (574) 535-7535 or go online at www.goshen.edu/admission/visit/.

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7:30 p.m., Faculty Recital Series: Debra Brubaker, soprano and Scott Hochstetler, baritone,Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Cost: Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students, faculty and staff are free with valid ID.

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7:30 p.m., GC Symphony Orchestra fall concert, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Cost: Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students, faculty and staff are free with valid ID.

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8 p.m., Taizé worship service, Newcomer Center Room 19
Taizé services are focused on singing, hearing Scripture, silence and prayer. They are more contemplative in nature and are a wonderful way to step out of the busyness of school and seek to centre yourself in God.

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7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are the newest and youngest players in a long lineage of Black String Bands and also in the newest class of Grammy winners, having just won for their album Genuine Negro Jig in the Traditional Folk Album. Band members add vocals to their banjo playing and fiddling, along with ceramic jugs, bones, quills and kazoos as their new-time vibe rockets roots music to the stage.
Cost: $30, $20, $15. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

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7:30 p.m., Fall Choral Concert, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Cost: Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students, faculty and staff are free with valid ID.

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4 p.m., Organ Recital Series: Mary Catherine Levri, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Cost: Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students, faculty and staff are free with valid ID.

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

Directions to the college and a campus map are available at: www.goshen.edu/aboutgc/map.php. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or e-mail welcomecenter@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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Goshen College, established in 1894, is a four-year residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.

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