February 2012 events at Goshen College

All events are open to the public and are free unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 3
8 p.m.,Winter One Acts, Umble Center
The one acts include “Haiku” by Katherine Snodgrass and “La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress)” by Pergolesi.
“Haiku” won the Heidemann Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though severely brain-injured, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously “normal” and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. Her mother has published the poems under her own name. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her sister Louise composed the extraordinary poems.
“La Serva Padrona” is a one-act opera about a maid who schemes to marry her master. This comedic intermezzo by Pergolesi employs disguises, trickery and witty banter through recitative to tell the story of Uberto, Serpina and the mute page, Vespone.
Cost: $3. Call (574) 535-7566 or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu for ticket information. Tickets will also be available at the door.

4
8 p.m.,Winter One Acts, Umble Center
The one acts include “Haiku” by Katherine Snodgrass and “La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress)” by Pergolesi.
“Haiku” won the Heidemann Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though severely brain-injured, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously “normal” and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. Her mother has published the poems under her own name. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her sister Louise composed the extraordinary poems.
“La Serva Padrona” is a one-act opera about a maid who schemes to marry her master. This comedic intermezzo by Pergolesi employs disguises, trickery and witty banter through recitative to tell the story of Uberto, Serpina and the mute page, Vespone.
Cost: $3. Call (574) 535-7566 or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu for ticket information. Tickets will also be available at the door.

5
3 p.m.,Winter One Acts, Umble Center
The one acts include “Haiku” by Katherine Snodgrass and “La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress)” by Pergolesi. This performance will be ASL interpreted.
“Haiku” won the Heidemann Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though severely brain-injured, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously “normal” and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. Her mother has published the poems under her own name. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her sister Louise composed the extraordinary poems.
“La Serva Padrona” is a one-act opera about a maid who schemes to marry her master. This comedic intermezzo by Pergolesi employs disguises, trickery and witty banter through recitative to tell the story of Uberto, Serpina and the mute page, Vespone.
Cost: $3. Call (574) 535-7566 or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu for ticket information. Tickets will also be available at the door.

8-10  Ted Swartz and Co. visit Goshen College

8
7 p.m., “The Big Story” with Ted Swartz and Co., Umble Center
This dramatic, one-man show, starring Ted Swartz, combines Scripture, story and humor. Ted is a theologian of a different sort. Both theater and seminary trained, he has found a unique and entertaining discovery; at the intersection of humor and biblical story is often a greater understanding of the text. Or, at the very least, a different understanding. It’s “comedic exegesis.” When we allow ourselves to laugh, we open up the possibility of experiencing God’s grace and accepting the truth of our lives more courageously. In this show, Ted brings biblical characters to life in unexpected and entertaining ways.
Sponsored by Goshen College, College Mennonite Church, JustPeace Seminars ad Oaklawn.
Cost: $5 for individual tickets or $10 for the whole family. Youth group discount available for this particular show. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566 or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All profits from ticket sales will go to The Window, a nonprofit organization in Goshen that helps meet the basic needs of those with low income.

9
7 p.m., “Laughter and Lament” with Ted Swartz and Co., Church-Chapel
In this gritty, honest and funny show, Ted Swartz offers audiences a glimpse into his 20-year friendship and creative partnership with Lee Eshleman, which ended when Lee took his own life in 2007. Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing God’s stories while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death. Using monologue and multi-media, “Laughter and Lament” reveals the unique journey of working in the theater and church under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver.
Sponsored by Goshen College, College Mennonite Church, JustPeace Seminars ad Oaklawn.
Cost: $5 for individual tickets or $10 for the whole family. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566 or emailwelcomecenter@goshen.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All profits from ticket sales will go to The Window, a nonprofit organization in Goshen that helps meet the basic needs of those with low income.

10
7:45 a.m., 41st Annual Nursing Mock Convention, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall
Initiated in 1975, the mock convention has provided an excellent learning opportunity for nursing students in the past four decades to explore the ever-evolving process of the nurse’s role as change agents in political and governmental structures. This day-long simulated convention involves all nursing students as members of either a district or the mock convention board. Debate is held on resolutions following parliamentary procedure as would an actual convention of a state-level professional nursing organization. The mock convention has received national recognition for its creative approach to introducing student nurses to the organizational process in professional nursing. This year’s theme is “Improving Patient Care: building on the foundation of nursing.” This year’s resolutions have to do with nursing across state lines, incentives to improve health and non-pharmacological pain management.

10
7 p.m., “I’d like to buy an enemy” with Ted Swartz and Co, The Goshen Theater
A hilarious and poignant satire that explores peace, justice and the American way. This thought-provoking show allows us to laugh at ourselves, while engaging us to think about the place of the United States in the world, to confront the fear that is such a large part of our culture, and to consider how we can work for peace and justice in this country and in the world.
Sponsored by Goshen College, College Mennonite Church, JustPeace Seminars ad Oaklawn.
Cost: $5 for individual tickets or $10 for the whole family. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566 or emailwelcomecenter@goshen.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All profits from ticket sales will go to The Window, a nonprofit organization in Goshen that helps meet the basic needs of those with low income.

11
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Science Olympiad – regional tournament
This is an annual event for middle school and high school teams from the northern Indiana region, with over 300 participants for about 30 events. As the name implies, the Science Olympiad is modeled after the Olympic games. Participating schools field a team of 15 students, which prepare to compete in a variety of science events, hopefully moving on to state and national competitions. Nearly all of the events are hands-on.
For more info, visit: www.goshen.edu/bio/SciOlymp

11
7:30 p.m., Concerto-Aria Concert, Sauder Concert Hall.
Student winners of the 52nd annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition will perform with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra in the 52nd Annual Concerto-Aria Competition Concert. The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Christopher Fashun. Performing are: Martin Brubaker, baritone; Stephanie Hollenberg, soprano; Lisa Horst, piano; Levi Smucker, composition; Elspeth Stalter, violin; and Justin Yoder, cello.
Cost: $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets. GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

12
4 p.m., Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist Lecture by Andy Cooperman, Administration Building, Room 28
Cooperman, a metalsmith, writer and teacher, lives in Seattle, Wash. His work is featured in galleries nationwide. He also teaches seminars and workshops around the country. In addition to “one of a kind” jewelry pieces, Cooperman works with clients as a custom jeweler and commission metalsmith. See: www.andycooperman.com
After the lecture there will be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hershberger Art Gallery. Cooperman will conduct workshops for students Monday, Feb. 13. The exhibit is up until Feb. 19.

12
8 p.m., Taizé worship, Newcomer Center 19
The Goshen College community is invited to join in worship utilizing songs and worship forms from the Taizé community in France. Everyone is welcome.

14
1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical “Goshen College’s Coffee Connection,” Sauder Concert Hall
A “Merry Band” of performers and singers coordinated by Rosalyn Troiana, Community School of the Arts String Director
Love coffee? Then join in Zimmermann’s Coffee House, right in Sauder Concert Hall, for a delightful performance ofThe “Coffee” Cantata by J. S. Bach. Rosalyn Troiano and a merry band of instrumentalists will perform this humorous, coffee-loving cantata, featuring Danilelle Svonavec, soprano, Scott Hochstetler, baritone, and Jeff Martin, tenor.

14
7 p.m., C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, Umble Center
Students compete for cash prizes and the top winner may enter the U.S./Canada Mennonite Central Committee-sponsored C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. The trust of C. Henry Smith, a Mennonite historian and professor at Goshen College and Bluffton (Ohio) University, funds the annual oratorical contest, which gives students an opportunity to become involved with the peace cause while cultivating rhetorical skills.
Finalists include: Ben Baumgartner, Abby Deaton, Alison Reist, Aranza Torres and Lauren Treiber.

17
7:30 p.m., Faculty Recital Series, Matthew Hill, piano, Rieth Recital Hall
This recital will feature works from his recently released solo piano CD “Silent Colors.”
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.

18
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., ASL workshop: “Interpreting Idioms and Expressions,” Ad 28
Gaetano (Tom) Adamo is a graduate of Gallaudet University and has taught ASL in the Chicago area for many years. Through lecture, demonstration and small group activities, participants will practice interpreting many common English idioms, learn some ASL idioms and discuss how to voice interpret them and work on ASL skills to make English idioms more conceptually accurate.
Presentation will be in ASL. English interpretation will be provided.
Cost: $60 RID/affiliate members before Feb. 10, $80 after Feb. 10; $25 ITP/IPP students; $80 non-members. To purchase tickets, call 574-535-7566.

19
7 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Vance George with Toledo Symphony and GC Choirs, Sauder Concert Hall
Maestro Vance George will be joined by the Toledo Symphony and Goshen College choirs to perform Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved Requim, in addition to music by Bach, Haydn and Copland. George has conducted throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Australia and Asia, and for 23 years he was director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, one of the finest of its kind in the world.
Cost: $45, $40, $25. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

Feb. 26-March 4
Goshen College Men’s Chorus tour: “Light in the Darkness”
Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m., Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Feb. 27, 10 a.m., Hesston (Kan.) College chapel
Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kan.
Feb. 28, 7 p.m., First Mennonite Church, Beatrice, Neb.
Feb. 29, 7 p.m., First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa
March 1, 9:45 a.m., Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, Iowa
March 4, 7:30 p.m., Goshen College Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall

Feb. 27-March 2
Goshen College Midterm Break

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center, Union Gymnasium and Umble Center 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, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu, or visitwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

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 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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