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Manchester College celebrates

Peace Week and Mother Earth

Manchester College, home to the nation’s oldest college peace studies program, celebrates Peace Week April 20-25, urging all to “show your love for Mother Earth.”  The public is invited to join the free events.

Humanities and the sciences will peacefully converge throughout a week that  includes a science seminar, exhibits, presentations, a clean-up project, poetry workshop and open readings, a movie and, of course, culminating with a Saturday afternoon Peace Concert on the Mall.

Earth Day on Thursday, April 23 is filled with exhibits and presentations on greening up the campus and our lives, as well as a campus cleanup activity and a "Leave No Trace" workshop for hikers, campers and other users of the great outdoors.

Here’s the schedule:

4 p.m. Monday, April 20    Science Seminar

 “Global Climate Change: Coping with Complexity and Coming to Grips with Reality” with Ed Squires, a professor of earth and environmental science at Taylor University.  Flory Auditorium, Science Center

3 p.m., Tuesday, April 21   Film

Is God Green?  Flory Auditorium, Science Center

10 a.m., Wednesday, April 22    Holocaust Remembrance

Yom HaShoah service with Rabbi Marla Spanjer of Temple Achduth Vesholom in Fort Wayne, followed by tree ceremony, Petersime Chapel

4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22    Poetry Workshop

Poet Ann Hostetler, author of Empty Room with Light, Link Gallery

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22    Poetry Readings

Open poetry reading for campus and community authors, with Ann Hostetler, author of Empty Room with Light, The Oaks

Earth Day, Thursday, April 23   Action and Words

10 a.m. Earth Day exhibits and presentations by Green Campus Initiative, upper College Union

 2 p.m., campus cleanup of Gladdys Muir Peace Garden

7 p.m., “Leave No Trace” workshop by peace studies major Julie Largent, Petersime Chapel

Friday, April 24   Lecture and Concert

10 a.m., “A Gospel of Creatures” by Trevor Bechtel of Bluffton University, Petersime Chapel

11:30 a.m., concert by Trevor Bechtel, College Union

Noon to 5:15 p.m., Saturday, April 25   Concert on the Mall

Music, business booths, button-making, tie-dying,  Ultimate Frisbee. Bands:  Bears of Blue River, Rested Soul, Manchester College Jazz Band, Hand Bell Choir, Smoking Window.

April 2009

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