February 2014 events at Goshen College


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

Saturday, Feb. 8
Science Olympiad Regional Tournament
7 a.m., Church-Chapel

The annual Science Olympiad brings together students from regional high schools to compete in a variety of science events. For more information visit www.goshen.edu/bio/SciOlymp/.


Saturday, Feb. 8
54th annual Concerto-Aria concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The 54th annual Concerto-Aria concert will feature student winners of GC’s Concerto-Aria competition. Winners will perform concerto movements or arias with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun.

Performers include Micah Detweiler, marimba; Benjamin Ganger, baritone; Rachel Mast, mezzo soprano and Katie Miller, soprano; Brody Thomas, piano; and Jorge Abreu Toyens and Sam Smucker, violin.

Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/seniors are free with valid ID. Available at the Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.


Sunday, Feb. 9
Rieth Chamber Series: Daniel Bayless, organ
4 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall 

Daniel Bayless, organist at the University of Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart, will perform an exciting recital of organ works on GC’s Taylor and Boody pipe organ. Holding degrees in organ performance from both the Universities of Kansas and Notre Dame, Bayless has studied organ, harpsichord, carillon and choral conducting with esteemed teachers including Craig Cramer, David Dahl, Darlene Catello and Susan Marchant.

Tickets:  $10. Available for pre-sale at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.


Tuesday, Feb. 11
February Afternoon Sabbatical: “The Globe – From Goshen to Times Square”
1 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

How does a small college in Indiana where the “leafy maples grow” make it all the way to Times Square to compete against every college and university of every size in the country? Goshen College’s student-operated radio station WGCS 91.1 The Globe has won Best College Station in the Nation and Indiana’s Radio School of the Year two of the last three years. Station General Manager Jason Samuel will share humorous and informative stories about the station.


Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15
Winter One Acts
8 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center

Written by GC alum Peter Eash-Scott ’99, “Stay Tuned” is a story about being present. This Peace Play illuminates the noise that is inescapable in our daily lives and how it affects our relationships. Follow characters Ashley, Jamal, Trish and Chris as they navigate a routine trip to the drugstore that quickly turns out to be more than they bargained for.

“Do Not Go Gentle” is the story of Lillian Boedecker, a vibrant, funny 84-year-old who is recently deceased. During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son, Windsor. After Lillian’s death, Windsor and Kelly discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. This poignant play explores the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.

Tickets: $3 general admission. For more information, call (574) 535-7061 or email sandys@goshen.edu.


Sunday, Feb. 16
Winter One Acts
3 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center

Tickets: $3 general admission. For more information, call (574) 535-7061 or email sandys@goshen.edu.


Sunday, Feb. 16
Winter Choral Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College choirs will present their Winter Choral Concert in Sauder Concert Hall, performing works for mixed chorus, as well as men’s and women’s choir. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus, directed by Scott Hochstetler, and the Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Brubaker.

Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. Tickets available at the door one hour before the concert.


Tuesday, Feb. 18
C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest
7 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center

In this annual speech contest, five Goshen College students will deliver 8- to 10-minute speeches on topics relating to peace. This year’s finalists are Abby Deaton, Alma Rosa Carrillo Flores, Martin Hofkamp, Lauren Treiber and Natasha Weisenbeck. The addresses will be judged on originality, the integration of topic and a peace position, and general standards of delivery.


Sunday, Feb. 23
College Goal Sunday
2 p.m., Goshen College Union Building

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) correctly and on time is sometimes seen as being complicated and time consuming. But at the Goshen FAFSA event on Feb. 23, financial aid experts will be ready with FREE help, so you and your family can file the FAFSA financial aid form online in one afternoon.

For more information, call (574) 535-7062 or email lilianab@goshen.edu.


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