October 2014 events at Goshen College include Homecoming Weekend, Peace Plays and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Learn about the unique history of Spain and Portugal while enjoying the tastes of their cultures at the Afternoon Sabbatical international luncheon on Oct. 14. Dean Rhodes, associate professor of Spanish, and Annette Johnson, who has lived in Spain for the past 15 years, will present the program “Portugal and Spain: Common Neighbors with an Uncommon Past” at noon in the college’s Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall.
Goshen College art professors Kristi Glick, Randy Horst, Merrill Krabill, Leslie Miller and John Mishler will present selections of their own work in a faculty exhibit from Sept. 28 through Nov. 9. A reception will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m. in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery.
Goshen College alumni and friends are warmly invited back to campus for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 3-5. In addition to reuniting with classmates, highlights of the weekend include alumni awards, a music gala, a hymn sing, an art exhibit, kids’ activities, an alumni bike ride, alumni author book signings, campus tours, a Frisbee tournament, soccer game and the world premiere for two peace plays.
Organist and former Bluffton College music professor Stephen Jacoby will open the 2014-15 Goshen College Rieth Chamber Series with a recital on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. Jacoby will perform on the Goshen College Music Center’s Taylor & Boody pipe organ in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
What do you do when a medical emergency happens in a remote location? Would you recognize the signs of hypothermia in your scouting troop? How would you handle a sprained ankle on a family backpacking trip? Merry Lea will host its annual wilderness first aid workshop on Thursday and Friday, August 28 and 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.