October 2012 events at Goshen College

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

5-7      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.

5      10 a.m., Convocation, Church-Chapel

This special convocation will launch Homecoming Weekend. Several alumni award recipients will speak. A reception for all of the award recipients will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall at 10:45 a.m.

The 2012 award recipients include Culture for Service Award: John Driver ’50, Rebecca Pries ’66; Decade of Servant Leadership Award: Grant Rissler ’99; Champions of Character: Keith Springer ’69, Sue Roth ’66.

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

8-9 p.m., Peace Plays, Umble Center

See the world premiere of the 2012 Goshen Peace Play Contest winner(s). All seats: $3.

6      1:30-3 p.m., Book signings, Goshen College Bookstore

Life Together in the Spirit, by John Driver ’50
Wonderfully Made
, by Terri Plank Brenneman ’77
The Daily Feast
, by Esther Rose Graber ’52
Pastor and Professor: A Public Faith, by Don Blosser ’59, retired professor of Bible

2:30-3:30 p.m., Homecoming hymn sing, Music Center, Rieth Recital Hall

Enjoy hymn singing at its finest, led by Debra Brubaker ’79, professor of music, and Scott Hochstetler ’97, associate professor of music.

4-5 p.m., Peace Plays, Umble Center

See the world premiere of the 2012 Goshen Peace Play Contest winner(s). All seats: $3.

5-7 p.m., Goshen College retired art faculty exhibit and reception, Music Center, Hershberger Art Gallery

Works by retired faculty in the GC Art Department.

7:30-8:30 p.m., Homecoming Music Gala, Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall

 The Music Department presents its annual showcase of students and faculty. Tickets are $8. GC students free.

 7     2-3 p.m., Peace Plays, Umble Center

 See the world premiere of the 2012 Goshen Peace Play Contest winner(s). All seats: $3.

 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.

9            1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical: “Stewardship Matters: The Story of the Elkhart County Community Foundation,Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall

In 1989 a handful of community leaders and philanthropists envisioned and established the Community Foundation for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Elkhart County. Dr. Peter McCown, President, will share the news and story behind the recent significant financial gift to the Community Foundation with the potential to historically transform the county.

13            7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Birdland Big Band, Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall

Known as the hottest big band in New York, Birdland Big Band is led by Tommy Igoe, one of today’s most successful and diverse drummers. The band roars into action every Friday night at Manhattan’s Birdland Jazz Club, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world’s best arrangers. Come experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see jazz event and catch what critics are calling “the best live music bargain in all of NYC!”

Tickets are available for $35, $30 and $20. Call (574) 535-7566, email welcomecenter@goshen.edu or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets.

15            10 a.m., S.A. Yoder Lecture: “The Border, Immigration & the Devil’s Highway: A Journey with the Author Luis Urrea,” Church-Chapel

Award-winning Mexican-American poet, essayist and novelist Luis Urrea will present the annual S.A. Yoder Lecture. Urrea uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore themes of love, loss and triumph.

19            7:30 p.m., St. Olaf Orchestra, Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall

The St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) Orchestra will present a public concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The undergraduate instrumental ensemble is directed by Steven Amundson.

Tickets are general admission and cost $10. All students are free. Tickets available at the door one hour before the concert.

27            7:30 p.m., Chamber Choir Concert, Music Center, Rieth Recital Hall

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Debra Brubaker, will present a cappella works and works for choir and pipe organ. Tickets cost $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert.

28            4 p.m., Chamber Choir Concert, Music Center, Rieth Recital Hall

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Debra Brubaker, will present a cappella works and works for choir and pipe organ. Tickets cost $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert.

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

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