January 2013 events at Goshen College

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

12         7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Emmylou Harris, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Four decades into her career, Harris continues to awe audiences with her crystalline voice, remarkable gift for phrasing and restless creative spirit.
Cost: $55, $50, $45. This concert is sold out. To add your name to the waiting list, call (574) 535-7566 or e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

13        3 p.m., Lion and Lamb Artist Reception, Good Library Art Gallery

The Lion and Lamb student exhibition explores issues related to peace, the animal kingdom, human and animal interactions and diametrical opposites.

15         7 p.m., Documentary screening: “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” Administration building, Room 28

“A Hole In The Head: A Life Revealed” chronicles the life of Vertus Hardiman, an Indiana native subjected as a child to radiation experiments that left him with severe physical deformities. The film raises hard-hitting questions about health care, race relations, and forgiveness.

18        7:30 p.m., Community School of the Arts Recital: Spektral String Quartet, Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

With its innovative programming consistently filling venues with a “crowd that other classical presenters would kill to attract” (Chicago Classical Review), the Spektral Quartet, featuring former Goshen College and Community School of the Arts student and violinist J. Austin Wulliman, has established itself as one of Chicago’s most intrepid and adroit ensembles. With a priority on evaporating the perceived boundary between traditional masterworks and the music of the present, Spektral concerts feature the likes of Beethoven and Mozart alongside Carter and Adés.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors/students, free for GC students/faculty/staff with ID.

19        7 p.m., Fiction reading by author Dana Johnson, Newcomer Center, Room 17

Dana Johnson is the author of “Elsewhere, California” and “Break Any Woman Down,” which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

20        2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Art exhibit reception: Gregg Luginbuhl, Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery,

Luginbuhl, an art professor at Bluffton University, earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Bluffton and a master’s in ceramics from the University of Montana. Luginbuhl has exhibited pottery and ceramic sculpture in more than 100 regional and national exhibitions. The exhibit runs Jan. 20 to March 4, 2013.

20         4 p.m., Documentary screening: “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” Administration Building, Room 28

“A Hole In The Head: A Life Revealed” chronicles the life of Vertus Hardiman, an Indiana native subjected as a child to radiation experiments that left him with severe physical deformities. The film raises hard-hitting questions about health care, race relations, and forgiveness.

20        7 p.m., Community Conversation with Dr. Wilbert Smith, Umble Center

Wilbert Smith is an author and award-winning filmmaker who strives to capture the essence and power of the human spirit. His 2012 film, “Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” chronicles the life of Vertus Hardiman, an Indiana native subjected as a child to radiation experiments that left him with severe physical deformities. The film raises hard-hitting questions about health care, race relations and forgiveness.

21        Martin Luther King, Jr. Study Day with featured speaker Dr. Wilbert Smith

9–10 a.m., Spoken Word Coffeehouse, Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

Features GC students and faculty in a program of recitations from MLK’s speeches, poetry reading and storytelling.

10–11:15 a.m., Convocation: “Forgiveness to Action,” College Mennonite Church-Chapel

Convocation will include a reading from author Dana Johnson, excerpts from the documentary film “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” reflections on injustice, forgiveness and being compelled to action, and a performance by Parables, the Goshen College worship team.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community Luncheon, Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

The community luncheon is open to members of the campus and the community. The cost is $22 and $176/table (eight-person). Reservations can be made with the Welcome Center – call (574) 535-7566 or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

2–2:50 p.m., MLK and Environmental Justice, Newcomer Center, Room 17

Dr. King, in addition to his many other achievements, helped to plant the seeds for what would become our nation’s now-thriving environmental justice movement. This afternoon workshop will explore the questions of why we don’t live by the Golden Rule, how MLK influenced environmental justice, and what we can do at GC to help push for justice environmentally.   

29        7:30 p.m., Visiting Artist Recital: Kwiran Lee, piano, Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

A native of Korea, Lee studied piano performance at the Ewha Women’s University and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and currently lectures at Ewha Women’s University in South Korea.

31        7:00 p.m., Youth Honors Orchestra concert, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra has a long tradition of excellence in Elkhart County, launched by the Elkhart County Symphony Association and currently housed at the Goshen College Music Center. There are two full orchestras, one for grades 7 through 9 (“Concert Orchestra”) and one for grades 9 through 12 (“Symphony Orchestra”).
 

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, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

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