March 2012 events at Goshen College

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

1
Spring Birding Challenge begins, continues through May 31, 2012
Gather a team of up to four adults and any number of children; then see how many species of birds you can spot during this three-month period. The challenge concludes with a pizza party and photo show at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in early June. Contact MLevents@goshen.edu to register; cost $10 per team.

4
2-4 p.m., Art exhibit opening reception, “Juanita Yoder, Fiber Art,” Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center
Juanita Yoder, has worked with fiber-reactive dyes on silk for more than 12 years, along with drawing, watercolor and wearable art. She is a graduate of Goshen College and received a master of arts degree from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill. The exhibit is up until March 25.

4
7:30 p.m., GC Men’s Chorus home concert, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Led by Goshen College Assistant Professor of Music Scott Hochstetler, the 45-voice Men’s Chorus performs music from all genres and time periods with special emphasis on sacred a cappella literature.
Free, offering will be taken.

5
3 p.m., Bird Identification, Rieth Village site at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College
Lisa Zinn is an avid birder who heads up Merry Lea’s bird banding program and teaches environmental education at Merry Lea. Join her for help in becoming a careful observer of Indiana species. Most of the workshop will be taught indoors due to the weather, but be prepared to take a short walk to look for live birds. This program is a volunteer training session that is also open to the public.
Cost: Free to Merry Lea volunteers, $5 others.

5
6 p.m., Ann Fisher-Wirth Poetry Reading, Newcomer Center 19
Ann Fisher-Wirth is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. She is the author of five volumes of poetry, including Dream Cabinet (2012), Carta Marina (2009), Five Terraces (2005) and Blue Window (2003). A past president of the Association for Literature and the Environment, Ann is co-editor with Laura-Gray Street of the international anthology of eco-poetry, Earth’s Body, forthcoming in 2012 from Trinity University Press. In 2002-2003 she held the Chair of American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden.
The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book-signing.

9
7:30 p.m., Lavender Jazz Spring Concert, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

11
4 p.m., Faculty Recital Series: Rebecca Hovan, flute and Christine Larson Seitz, piano, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

11
8 p.m., Taizé worship, Newcomer Center 19
Everyone is welcome to join in worship utilizing songs and worship forms from the Taizé community in France.

12
10 a.m., Convocation: C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture – “Standing in Chains at Alcatraz: When Hutterites Were Called to War,” by GC Professor of Communication Duane Stoltzfus, Church-Chapel

13
1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical: “Goshen Meets Broadway,” Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Featuring some of the best loved Tony Award winners, Sandra Hill, soloist and Community School of the Arts vocal instructor and director of Shout for Joy, will be joined by special guest Dr. Doyle Preheim, professor emeritus of music, the choir and performers from several local high school musicals for an afternoon on Broadway in Sauder Concert Hall.

16
7:30 p.m., Opera Scene Performance, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Goshen College voice students will present short, minimally-staged scenes from various operas.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

17-18
Take Another Look Senior Weekend
, Newcomer Center Room 19
A taste of Goshen College life for high school seniors who have already submitted their applications … stay in the residence hall, meet some of your future classmates, be involved in campus activities. Register for this event atwww.goshen.edu/admission/visit/senior-weekend/

17
4 p.m., Opera Scene Performance, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Goshen College voice students will present short, minimally-staged scenes from various operas.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

17
5 p.m., International Student Club Coffeehouse, Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall/Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
This extravaganza features a delicious international meal cooked by the college’s international students (with foods from around the world) at 5 p.m. in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall, and then a variety show put on by the same students at 7 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. This educational and fun event is a fundraiser for the club.
Tickets are available at the Welcome Center by calling (574) 535-7566. The dinner and show cost $17 for adults, $10 for all students. The program costs $10 for adults, $5 for all students.

23-25
Religion and Science Conference: “Re-imaging the Divine Image: Humans and Other Animals,” Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
At the 12th annual Goshen College Religion and Science Conference the speaker will be Celia Deane-Drummond, professor of theology, Fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health and Fellow of the John Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values at the University of Notre Dame.
There are two free public lectures in the Church-Chapel: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.
For more information about costs or to register for the conference, contact Carl Helrich at carlsh@goshen.edu.

23
8 p.m., Spring mainstage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Umble Center
When some shipwrecked strangers get washed ashore in the world of Illyria, a playful entanglement of music, love, mistaken identity and trickery ensues. GC’s production is set in an imaginary seaside American city in the 1960s with music inspired by pop/folk singers of the day, such as a youthful Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, Ray Charles and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Professor of Communication and Theater Doug Caskey Liechty.
Cost: $5 students & seniors, $8 general. Contact the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 to purchase tickets or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

24
8 p.m., Spring mainstage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Umble Center
When some shipwrecked strangers get washed ashore in the world of Illyria, a playful entanglement of music, love, mistaken identity and trickery ensues. GC’s production is set in an imaginary seaside American city in the 1960s with music inspired by pop/folk singers of the day, such as a youthful Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, Ray Charles and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Professor of Communication and Theater Doug Caskey Liechty.
Cost: $5 students & seniors, $8 general. Contact the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 to purchase tickets or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

25
3-5 p.m., Art exhibit opening reception: “Quilts from the Permanent Collection,” Good Library Gallery
From the Mennonite Historical Library, a variety of quilts from Mennonite, Amish, Hutterite and Native American communities that have been recently acquired or never before exhibited. Recent and antique Indiana and Pennsylvania Amish quilts, including diamond-in-the-square: commemorative quilts; friendship quilts; and other patchwork and applied quilts. The exhibit is on display until July 6.

25
3 p.m., Spring mainstage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Umble Center
When some shipwrecked strangers get washed ashore in the world of Illyria, a playful entanglement of music, love, mistaken identity and trickery ensues. GC’s production is set in an imaginary seaside American city in the 1960s with music inspired by pop/folk singers of the day, such as a youthful Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, Ray Charles and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Professor of Communication and Theater Doug Caskey Liechty.
Cost: $5 students & seniors, $8 general. Contact the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 to purchase tickets or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

25
4 p.m., Organ Recital Series: Kevin Vaughn, organ and Danielle Svonavec, soprano, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

27
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Mark O’Conner Hot Swing, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Called a “riveting virtuoso” by the L.A. Times, violinist Mark O’Connor is considered one of the greatest collaborating musicians alive today, having performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss. Here, the two time Grammy winner and former sideman for the great jazz master Stephane Grappelli will be joined by other musicians for a performance that crosses genres to celebrate some of the best in American swing.
Cost: $40, $35, $20. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

30-April 1
Midwest Birding Expedition with Merry Lea
, Meet at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College’s Homestead site
The 2012 Midwest Birding Expedition will travel southwest to Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Newton, Ill., with hopes of seeing breeding Greater Prairie Chickens. Other target species include the American Bittern, King Rail, Upland Sandpiper, Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Sedge Wren, Loggerhead Shrike, Henslow’s Sparrow and Dicksissel.
Cost: $245 per person includes van travel, guiding and lodging. Meals are not included. To register contact Jennifer Schrock at (260) 799-5869 or email jenniferhs@goshen.edu. Registration deadline: March 15.

30
8:15 a.m., Campus Open House, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
An overview of Goshen College for high school juniors … tour the campus, hear about academic and student life, interact with faculty during the information fair. An optional Thursday night stay in our residence halls is also available. Register for this event at www.goshen.edu/admission/visit/openhouse or call (574) 535-7535.

30
7 p.m., Nu Omicron Induction Ceremony, Rieth Recital Hall, Music Center
Sigma Theta Tau International is an honor society for nurses of which Nu Omicron is a member chapter. Nu Omicron is a chapter-at-large representative of nursing education programs from Saint Mary’s College, Bethel College and Goshen College. Current undergraduate and graduate nursing students as well as leaders in nursing from the community are invited to be inducted into the chapter based on academic, leadership or research merits.

30
8 p.m., Spring mainstage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Umble Center
When some shipwrecked strangers get washed ashore in the world of Illyria, a playful entanglement of music, love, mistaken identity and trickery ensues. GC’s production is set in an imaginary seaside American city in the 1960s with music inspired by pop/folk singers of the day, such as a youthful Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, Ray Charles and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Professor of Communication and Theater Doug Caskey Liechty.
Cost: $5 students & seniors, $8 general. Contact the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 to purchase tickets or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

31
12-5 p.m., ASL workshop: “Swearing and Sexual Signs: Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Equivalents,”Administration Building, room 28
Presenter Josh Garrett, CI and CT, NIC, has been interpreting professionally since 1998. He enjoys performing educational interpreter staff development and training, workshops and study groups. He also works as a freelance interpreter, interpreter mentor and advocate for Deaf children in K-12 educational settings.
Registration: Email JGworkshops@yahoo.com or text 630-808-8960 to reserve your place. Include name, email and workshop date.
Cost: On or before March 17, Interpreters $45/ITP students $35. Later or on-site registration: Interpreters $55/ITP students $45.

31
12:15 p.m., 14th Annual Undergraduate Symposium, College Mennonite Church, Rooms 110-111 & 112-113
The symposium brings together students and faculty members involved in original research and scholarly activity from all disciplines. Presentations are based upon course work, Goshen College’s study abroad programs, the Maple Scholars program, internships and experiential learning opportunities. Besides thesis papers and investigations using the scientific method, presentations include expositions on the creative process and innovative techniques. Select papers that represent the quality of student research and writing at Goshen College are published each year in the Symposium Annual.

31
7:30 p.m., Earthtones concert, Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center
Singing music from multiple regions of the world, the Goshen College choirs will again explore the large palette of sounds available to the human voice at the fifth annual Earthtones choral concert. Performing will be the Goshen College Chorale, Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s World Music Choir. The choirs are directed by Debra Brubaker, professor of music, and Scott Hochstetler, assistant professor of music.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students; free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert. Tickets are also available online at www.goshen.edu/tickets/

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center 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, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online at www.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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