February 2005 events at Goshen College

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

February 2005 events at Goshen College

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

Feb. 1

7 p.m., Poetry Reading: David Wright, Newcomer Center Room 19

David Wright, author of two poetry collections: “A Liturgy for Stones” (2003) and “Lines from the Provinces” (2000), will read from his poetry. Wright is a professor at Wheaton College.


10 a.m.,Convocation: “Making Music Together” – Composer Jim Clemens & Poet David Wright, Church-Chapel

Composer Jim Clemens is a 1987 GC graduate living and working in Chicago; he composed a commissioned piece for the inauguration of the GC Music Center just over two years ago. Poet David Wright is a professor at Wheaton College. Together, their humor and creativity results in some wonderful music making. They will tell about and demonstrate their collaborative music-making process.

7 p.m., Shay Banks-Young and Julia Jefferson: Descendants of President Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, his slave, Umble Center

Genetic testing in 1998 suggested that Thomas Jefferson, one of our nation’s most respected Presidents, bore children with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves. This was shocking news for many historians, but it was not shocking to Julia Jefferson and Shay Banks-Young and their families, who have always been confident that their great-great-grandfathers, Eston and Madison, were, in fact, the sons of Jefferson and Hemings. Jefferson, who is white, is a former educator turned businesswoman and her new found cousin, Banks-Young, who is black, is a preventive health trainer and a poet who has hosted her own public affairs talk show.

In this unique presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to listen in on their conversation, hearing these articulate women discuss the many differences and similarities they share.

9 p.m., Campus Worship Night, Newcomer Center Room 19

Student-led service of praise and worship.


International Student Club Coffeehouse

The annual International Student Club Coffeehouse begins with a 5 p.m. international feast in College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall and is followed by a 7 p.m. international student variety show in Umble Center.

Tickets cost $15 for the dinner and the show, and $8 for the show only ($9 at the door).


9:15 p.m., Taizé Prayer Service, Newcomer Center, Room 19

Reflective worship service with songs, Scriptures, silence, prayers and candlelight.


9 p.m., Campus Worship Night, Newcomer Center Room 19

Student-led service of praise and worship.


7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., 34th Annual Nursing Mock Convention, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall

Launched in 1975, Mock Convention has provided an excellent learning opportunity for students in the past three 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 in the way that an actual convention would be carried out at the state level. Mock Convention has received national recognition for it’s creative approach to introducing student nurses to the political process in professional nursing.

9 p.m., Judy Gorman concert, Java Junction, Connector

Judy Gorman’s songs get their wings from her imagination and their roots from the folk, blues, jazz and gospel music she’s been surrounded by all her life. Gorman has just released “The Rising of Us All” – 18 songs of peace and justice, work and women, struggle and celebration. She’s performed on programs with Ani DiFranco, the Indigo Girls, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pete Seeger, James Earl Jones, Susan Sarandon and Maya Angelou.


12 p.m., Goshen College Student Research Symposium, Newcomer Center

Goshen College holds a campus-wide Student Research Symposium every year showcasing student research and creative work done in classes.

7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Baltimore Consort, Sauder Concert Hall

Celebrating early music of English, Scottish and French heritage, The Baltimore Consort skillfully brings this music alive not only for Renaissance music buffs, but for appreciative audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. A repertoire of ballads, dance tunes and folk songs – played on a variety of early instruments and sung by Custer LaRue – are delightfully entertaining. Ticket prices: $25, $20, $10.


2-4 p.m., Hershberger Art Gallery Exhibit Reception: John Running Johnson, sculpture, Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center

John Running Johnson, a Michigan sculptor, works with wood and steel. This exhibit will be on display until March 17.

7:30 p.m., Faculty Recital Series: Dr. Solomia Soroka and Dr. Arthur Greene, Rieth Recital Hall

GC Assistant Professor of Music Solomia Soroka, violin, will perform a Faculty Recital Series concert with her husband, Arthur Greene, Chair of the Piano Department at the University of Michigan.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. GC students receive free admission with ID.


1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical: John Graulty, “From Player to Podium – My Transition from Clarinetist to Conductor,” Sauder Concert Hall

John Graulty, associate professor of music and music director of the Goshen College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, will discuss his journey from clarinetist to conductor. He will perform on the clarinet and conduct members of the Goshen College Orchestra as he shares some of his life experiences making music around the world. He and his wife, Susan Ellman Graulty, will also share how their musical paths brought them together and ultimately led them to Goshen College a little over a year ago


10 a.m., Convocation: “Food, Body Image and Stress” – Valerie Staples, University of Notre Dame, Church-Chapel

9 p.m., Campus Worship Night, Newcomer Center Room 19

Student-led service of praise and worship.


Discover Nursing at Goshen College, Wyse Hall, Second Floor

Individuals of all ages considering a career in nursing are invited to the GC Department of Nursing for one of the “Discover Nursing at Goshen College” events being held during the 2004-2005 academic year. Students and parents will talk with nursing students about nursing at Goshen College, attend a post-clinical conference where students discuss patient situations and learning experiences, listen to a panel of nursing practitioners talk about opportunities in nursing, tour campus and attend classes.

If interested, call the Admission Office at (574) 535-7535 or 1-800-348-7422, or e-mail admission@goshen.edu.

7:30 p.m., Goshen College Orchestra: Concerto-Aria Concert, Sauder Concert Hall

Winners of the 2004-2005 Goshen College Concerto-Aria concert will perform with the Goshen College Orchestra, directed by John Graulty. This year’s Concerto-Aria Competition winners are: Lily Xiang (Jr., China), Beth Hofstetter (Sr., Dalton, Ohio), Andrew Histand (Sr., Goshen) and LaRita Craft (Sr., Newton, Kan.).

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. GC students receive free admission with ID.


7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Science Olympiad – regional tournament

This is an annual event for 24 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: https://www.goshen.edu/bio/SciOlymp/GCSciOly.html

7:30 p.m., Goshen College Choral Concert, Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs will perform sacred and secular works in Sauder Concert Hall. Featuring performances by the Chamber Choir, Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s World Chorus, directed by James Heiks and Debra Brubaker.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. GC students admitted free with ID.


3 p.m., Maple City Chamber Orchestra, Sauder Hall

The Maple City Chamber Orchestra, directed by Brian Mast, present their spring concert.


9:15 p.m., Taizé Prayer Service, Newcomer Center, Room 19

Reflective worship service with songs, Scriptures, silence, prayers and candle light.


9 p.m., Campus Worship Night, Newcomer Center Room 19

Student-led service of praise and worship.


12 p.m., Annual Business Luncheon with Dave Humphreys (RVIA), College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall

Dave Humphreys, President of Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will be the keynote speaker at Goshen College’s Annual Business Luncheon. RVIA is the national association representing more than 550 manufacturers and component suppliers producing approximately 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States. Elkhart County, known as the RV Capital of the World, is home to 42 RV Manufacturers, 167 suppliers and 17 dealers.

Reservations are required for this luncheon by Feb. 11. Contact Mary Ann Bean by phone at (574) 535-7564 or by e-mail at maryannb@goshen.edu.


7:30 p.m., Faculty Recital Series: David Machavariani, cello, Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College Music Department and Community School of the Arts cello instructor David Machavariani presents a concert of solo and chamber music in Rieth Recital Hall.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students. GC students admitted free with ID.

Feb. 28-March 4

Goshen CollegeSpring Break

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

Directions to the college and a campus map are available at: https://www.goshen.edu/aboutgc/map.php. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or e-mail joannp@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.


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.