Merry Lea to host birding weekend

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Experienced and aspiring birders alike will have an opportunity to seek out their favorite feathered friends during Merry Lea’s Midwest Birding Expedition on April 25 to 27 at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. The 1,189-acre nature center includes a diverse array of ecosystems, which makes it an ideal spot for spring birdwatching.

Senior Show II

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Reception: Sunday, March 30, 2-4 pm, Hershberger Art Gallery Seniors Phil Scott, Justine Maust, Erin Iverson and Corey Roth will present artwork in an exhibit that is the culmination of their studio work at Goshen College. Phil Scott Phil Scott (originally from Wheaton, Illinois) will graduate in May with an art education degree. Among many […]

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to perform at Goshen College April 5

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The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices will unite to recreate the magic that won them the 1996 Grammy Award for their inspired collaboration, “Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild,” as part of the Performing Arts Series on April 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall.

From Goshen to the Gates Foundation: Joyce Bontrager Lehman to speak at 116th commencement

Joyce Bontrager Lehman, a financial consultant, past program manager at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and former Goshen College professor, will be the speaker at Goshen College’s 116th commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. Her speech is titled “The Imperative of Providence.”

April 2014 events at Goshen College

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April 2014 events include the spring mainstage of “The Marriage of Figaro,” The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, among many others.

GC students bring new life to Mozart’s comic opera ‘Figaro’

(L-R) Esra Heisey as Antonio, Ben Ganger as Count Almaviva, Paul Zehr as Figaro, Miranda Earnhart as Countess Almaviva, and Sadie Gustafson-Zook as Susanna. (Photo by Brett Conrad/Goshen College)

Disguises, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and people jumping out of windows are all par for the course in Mozart’s energetic, light-hearted romp through the day of a wedding ceremony. The Goshen College theater and music departments will collaborate to present the composer’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” in Umble Center on March 28, 29 and April 4 at 8 p.m., and March 30 and April 6 at 3 p.m. (ASL interpreted).