In a country where 79 percent of adults claim some sort of religious affiliation, less than a quarter of that number statistically reads their religious text daily. Historically the term “People of the Book” has referred to the Jewish people and their reverence for the Torah, their holy law. Perhaps those of us in the U.S. should call ourselves “the people of Facebook.”
Goshen College will host a College Goal Sunday event on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. in Goshen College’s Union Building.
Music Week, a celebrated week-long summer extravaganza for high school choral and instrumental students, will be held June 15-21, 2014, on the Goshen College campus. Artistic directors for the camp are Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Scott Hochstetler, associate professor of music at Goshen College.
The Goshen College choirs will present their winter choral concert in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Sunday, February 16. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Five Goshen College students will present speeches during the 2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The annual event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Umble Center and is free and open to the public.
In the past three years, Goshen College’s student-operated radio station, WGCS 91.1 The Globe, has won Best College Station in the Nation twice, been named Indiana’s Radio School of the Year twice, named best station in Indiana and has won dozens of other station and individual awards. Jason Samuel, WGCS general manager, will share humorous and informative stories about the station during the Afternoon Sabbatical on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
Daniel Bayless, organist at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart, will present a concert on Goshen College’s Taylor & Boody pipe organ on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert, part of the 2013-14 Rieth Chamber Series, will take place in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Science Olympiad teams from 13 area middle and high schools will gather on the Goshen College campus on Saturday, Feb. 8 to compete in nearly 40 events, including robotics, forensics and sounds of music, for the annual Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.