April 2015 events at Goshen College

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

Monday, April 6
“Running the Best Place to Work in Chicago – Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker”
11:30 a.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall 

Wednesday, April 8
Science Speaker
4 p.m., Goshen College Science Building Room 106

Dr. Melissa Berke, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Using organic biomarkers and stable isotopes for paleo-environmental reconstruction.” For more information, contact David Housman, phone (574) 535-7061, email dhousman@goshen.edu.

Wednesday, April 8
Parables Home Program
7 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Parables, a student worship ensemble from Goshen College, will combine music, original drama and personal stories to create an engaging worship experience designed to inspire, comfort and challenge. The program for 2014-15 was developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Professor of Music Dr. Deb Brubaker.

For more information, contact Rose Shetler, phone (574) 535-7536, email roses@goshen.edu.

Saturday, April 11
GC Choirs: EARTHTONES Concert – Songs from Many Cultures
7:30 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs present their annual EARTHTONES concert of world choral music in Sauder Concert Hall. This concert, titled “Songs from Many Cultures,” will feature a wide variety of choral works from multiple countries and cultures and in multiple foreign languages. Performances are by the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler Brubaker and Scott Hochstetler.

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

Sunday, April 12
Mennonite School Council Choral Festival Concert
3 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 14
Afternoon Sabbatical: “Something Old, Something New: A Preview of the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra Spring Pops Concert,” lecture by Dr. Christopher H. Fashun
1 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Fashun, assistant professor of music and conductor of the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, will introduce the theme of the Spring Pops Concert. In keeping with the great tradition of symphonic pops music, the program will span multiple generations of wonderfully entertaining popular music.

Tuesday, April 14
Spring Student Chamber Music Recital
7:30 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 14
Goshen Monologues
8 p.m., Church-Chapel Sanctuary

A student project called Goshen Monologues collected anonymous stories from female GC staff, faculty and students and formatted their submissions into a script to be performed on Tuesday, April 14. The stories will highlight issues including peer pressure, body image and discovery. Subject matter may include sexual violence, assault, child abuse and eating disorders.

Friday, April 17
GC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, will present their Spring Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The program will be a “pops” concert with emphasis on music from films and Hollywood movies.

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

Saturday, April 18
Workshops for Latino Families
8:30 a.m., Union Building Room 111

Sunday, April 25
Combined Senior Art Show Reception
2 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Gallery 

Twelve Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery from April 19 through April 26, 2015. The combined exhibit includes a reception on Saturday, April 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 19
Rieth Chamber Series: Simon Thomas Jacobs, organist
4 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Simon Thomas Jacobs, the 2013 first prizewinner of the prestigious St. Alban’s International Organ Competition, will delight audience members on GC’s prized Taylor & Boody pipe organ. A native of Great Britain, Jacobs most recently served as organist and choirmaster at the Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. As winner of St. Albans, this year will see him performing at some of the world’s most esteemed concert venues including Notre Dame de Paris, King’s College and Galway Cathedral.

Tickets: $10, online at www.goshen.edu/tickets or (574) 535-7566. For more information, contact Dustin George-Miller, phone (574) 535-7361, email dustingm@goshen.edu.

Tuesday, April 21
Performing Arts Series: Turtle Island String Quartet with Nellie McKay
7:30 p.m., Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

A singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings, two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet will team up with Nellie McKay to present a delightful kaleidoscopic of voice and strings, featuring works from its newest album recorded in Sauder Concert Hall. Turtle Island’s famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities.

Non-package tickets: $44/35/23. Tickets are available by calling (574) 535-7566 or online at goshen.edu/tickets.

Wednesday, April 22
Women of Ciudad de Juarez
8 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center

For more information, contact Sandy Slabaugh, email sandys@goshen.edu.

117th annual Commencement Weekend 

Saturday, April 26
1:30 p.m., Senior nurses pinning ceremony, Church-Chapel
7:30 p.m., Senior class program, Music Center

Sunday, April 27
11 a.m., Baccalaureate service, Church-Chapel
3 p.m., Commencement, Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. Speaker: Raj Biyani, a 1992 Goshen College graduate and Managing Director of Microsoft-IT India.

Wednesday, April 29
Helen Frost Reading
7:30 p.m., Goshen College Newcomer Center Room 19

For more information, contact Ann Hostetler, email anneh@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 hwww.goshen.edu/about/map/. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.