“Beasts Of The Southern Wild” Producer Comes To Earlham

beasts of the souther wildJosh Penn ’06 will be on campus for the viewing of Beasts of the Southern Wild this Tuesday at Earlham College.

The award winning (Sundance awards) and Academy Award nominee, Beasts of the Southern Wild, will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium.  Josh, a graduate of Earlham College in 2006, will conduct a Q&A session following the film.  General admission is 5.00 with one free ticket for those with an Earlham ID.

For tickets you can contact the box office at Earlham College.

“The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer” At Earlham College

Submitted by Earlham College Events:

farmer picThird generation alternative farmer Joel Salatin explores the industrial food vs. local transparent ecological food debate during a presentation at Earlham College.

Salatin presents “The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Carpenter Hall’s Goddard Auditorium. Tickets are required for the Artist and Lecture Series event and cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Salatin’s Polyface Farm occupies 550 acres in Swoope, VA., and is featured prominently in the documentary film Food, Inc. and Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Salatin describes Polyface as a grass farm where chickens, turkey, pigs, cattle and rabbits live in a symbiotic feeding cycle. Cattle graze for 24 hours on a quarter of an acre pasture and then move to an adjacent quarter-acre pasture. Chickens follow three days later to feast on the fly larvae and further enrich the soil with their own droppings.

Meat and eggs from the farm are sold by direct marketing in the local area.

Salatin, who describes himself as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer,” says he considers farming a ministry to heal the land, and he spends nearly a third of the year lecturing.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium
Tickets/Registration Required? Yes



Earlham’s Christmas Candlelight Service Tonight

Submitted by Lynn Knight

Earlham’s Christmas Candlelight Service

…is a beautiful combination of scripture readings, congregational carols and Concert Choir selections. The service concludes with everyone lighting candles and luminaries around the Heart. Following the service, everyone is invited to Earlham Hall lobby for cookies and hot chocolate. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.  Free admission, no tickets required.

Musical prelude: 7:30 p.m.
Program: “Lessons and Carols: 8:00 p.m.


December Is Full Of Holiday Cheer..In Wayne County

December 2012 Events

 Breakfast With Santa

Innovation Center

December 1, 9-11 a

Gospel Christmas Concert Earlham

Sunday, December 2,  7:00 p

 Little Women

Civic Theatre

Opens December 7, 7:30 p; Runs 8,9 & 14, 15, 16

The Nutcracker

The Richmond Symphony, & Chicago Ballet: Civic Hall

Dec 8, 7:30 Dec 9, 3:00 p

 Holiday Running Events

Easter Seals Frostbite 5K

Glen Miller Park, Dec 1, 2p

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Holiday Festivals

Christmas In Centerville

December 8, 5-8 p

Old Fashioned Christmas

Depot District

Tuesdays:  Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11 and 18

Holiday Bazaars

Clear Creek Holiday Bazaar 

Dec 1, 11-4

Metamora Christmas

Weekends following thanksgiving up to Christmas

Earlham College Concert Choir Performs Tonight

Tonight you can enjoy a free concert “Every Night When the Sun Goes Down” which features performances by the Earlham Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and GQx2, at 7:30 in Goddard Auditorium.

A delightful selection of a capella choral pieces from around the world including pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Ysaye Barnell and Gwyneth Walker.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required.

Holding The Earlham Community Up In Thought and Prayer Today

We want to express our deepest sadness at this news and ask that we all hold the community up in thought and prayer as they struggle with this awful loss.  Due to the tragedy which occured early this morning, Earlham released the following statement on their website:

“6:00 a.m. — Three Earlham College students were struck by a train early on Friday, Nov. 9. 2012 in Richmond’s Depot District. One student was killed immediately. Two others were transported to Reid Hospital and were subsequently airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital. The deceased student is senior Therese Heymann of Burlingame, CA.

The injured students were sophomore Lenore Edwards and senior Graham Nissen.

Earlham has suspended classes for the day in light of the tragedy.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m., there will be a place for students and other members of the community to gather at Stout Meetinghouse and the College Dining Hall.

Additional information will be released throughout the day. Please check back at the Earlham Website”

Venezuelan Concert Pianist Gabriela Montero Performs At Earlham, October 27, 2012

News Release: Earlham College

Venezuelan Concert Pianist Gabriela Montero

combines classical music and improvisation with a rhythmic Latin energy during a concert on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Earlham College.

The Artist and Lecture Series event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Hall’s Goddard Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted and expanded audience around the world.

During the first half of the concert, Montero performs Brahms and Liszt and continues after intermission with improvisations on themes suggested by the audience.

Montero says improvisation is the most natural and spontaneous way she has of connecting with her audiences.

“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity,” according to a New York Times reviewer.

For more information you can contact the Earlham College Box office or Earlham College Events.   Another great opportunity for cultural events brought to you by Earlham College.

Artist and Lecture Series Presents: “Koto Concert”

Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall

An innovative musician, Yumi Kurosawa began studying the Koto at the age of three with her parents in Morioka and later under the renowned koto player Nanae Yoshimura. In 2002, Yumi moved to New York to collaborate with various genres of musicians and artists. She has appeared at Apollo Sound Stage, Joe’s Pub, and Carnegie Hall. Her first CD Beginning of a Journey features her own compositions.

Kurosawa has appeared as the soloist for the world premiere of “Koto Concerto: Genji,” by composer Daron Hagen in the quintet version with the Lark Quartet in New York and the orchestral version with the Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-Upon-Avon, U.K. She currently has been playing her own compositions that include computer sounds along with traditional and contemporary pieces by other composers.

Performing on the second half of the concert is Deep Singh, tabla player. Co-sponsored by the Earlham Japan Study Program.


Yumi Kurosawa, Koto, Composer, Computer Sound was born and raised in Japan, where she began study of the Koto at the age of  three. Kurosawa has received numerous awards including: first prize at National Competition for students twice and a scholarship from The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. She has performed in the Prague Cello Ensemble Concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo and the NHK Broadcast TV program, Genjimonogatari-WAKANA.

She has performed in notable concerts including: the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, where she premiered the  Koto Concerto Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) and as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Swan in United Kingdom. Kurosawa performs with a variety genre of venues includingL the Apollo sound stage, Joe’s pub and Highline ballroom. She is also a member of Bella Gaia ensemble.

Her first original CD released in 2009, Beginning of a Journey, features her own compositions. Kurosawa studied computer music at the computer music lab at the Keio University, creating composition with computer sound on the Koto. She has received rave reviews in such publications as the: The New York Times and The Washington Post. www.yumikuro.com

Deep Singh has been steeped in music since a very young age. Singh grew up learning harmonium and vocal from his father and as a young child became one of the leading disciples of the Late Ustad Allah Rakha Khan of the Punjab Gharana, making Singh one of the senior-most guru-brothers of Ustad Zakir Hussain. Singh’s versatility as a performer, composer and producer gives him a unique place in the music industry.

Singh’s extensive knowledge of melody and rhythm from many different world music traditions has resulted in some very innovative collaborations. As a Tabliya, Singh is one of the most sought-after performers both as a soloist and accompanist. He has shared the stage with many of the greatest musicians from eastern and western traditions.

Tickets required: $8/adults, $5/students/seniors. To order tickets call the box office, 765.983.1474. For more information visit http://www.earlham.edu/events.

Weekly Peace Forums Underway!

Photograph by Eric Landram, a Bethany Theological Seminary Student

Submitted by Audrey N. Hollenberg-Duffey

Looking for ways to engage your creative mind when it comes to peace related issues?  Please consider joining Peace Forum, a weekly lunch and speaker series focusing on diverse peace and justice topics.  Peace Forum is hosted by Bethany Theological Seminary (BTS) and Earlham School of Religion (ESR). Some of the topics for this fall include Christian Peacemaker Teams, Worshipful Peace, Women in Current Political Conversations, Peace and Justice in the Richmond Community, Peace Journalism, and Christian Perspectives on Peace.

The BTS, ESR, Earlham College and Richmond communities join together each week over a free, delicious lunch and rich conversation prompted by a varied line-up of presenters (students, professors, organizers, politicians and more). We gather from 12-1pm every Thursday in the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room (228 College Avenue). All are welcome!  For questions or information, email Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey (holleau@bethanyseminary.edu).  More information can also be found at http://www.bethanyseminary.edu/events/peaceforum.

Jazz & Salsa Band Ensemble At Earlham College Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
Tickets/Registration Required? No

The Jazz Ensemble and Salsa Band, at Earlham College,  will perform great works from the world of swing and Latin jazz.  Free admission, no ticket required.

Jim Fowler From Wild Kingdom To Speak At Earlham Today At Noon

Jim Fowler, Earlham College Graduate

Wildlife Wranger Jim Fowler At Earlham Today

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Dennis 110
Tickets/Registration Required? No

The original wrangler of wildlife known from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on the Animal Planet, Jim Fowler presents a public lecture on his “Life in the Wild.” There will be time for questions and discussion. Jim is particularly interested in discussing humanity’s purpose and role in global conservation.


Heather Lerner, Joseph Moore Museum Director, Assistant Professor of biology, lernehe@earlham.edu

Earlham College Theatre Presents: The Skin Of Our Teeth This Weekend

The Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring Max Weinberg and the Earlham Jazz Ensemble

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
Tickets/Registration Required? Yes

“Show up, do a great job and give the people more than their money’s worth”
— Max Weinberg

The Earlham Artist and Lecture Series is excited to present The Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring Max Weinberg and the Earlham Jazz Ensemble and Rhythm Project on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.

Max Weinberg, the man the New York Times called “the rhythmic backbone of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band” is one of the most visible drummers of the rock era, having played thousands of concerts in arenas and stadiums all over the world. He continued to entertain audiences for 17 years both as a featured performer in comedy sketches and as the leader of what Tom Shales called “…the best band on TV,” the Max Weinberg Seven on NBC’s Late Night and The Tonight Show.

Weinberg has performed in the East Room of The White House with the United States Navy Big Band and at two Presidential Inaugural Galas.

Since 1974 the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band was a featured performer on the 1995 and 2003 Grammy Awards, the 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dedication in Cleveland, Ohio, the 2009 Super Bowl and 2009’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Special on HBO, filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Cited by Playboy magazine’s Pop and Jazz Music Poll and the Rolling Stone Critics Poll as “Best drummer,” Weinberg has performed with some of contemporary music’s biggest names, including, Sting, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, BB King, The Who, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton to name a few. He has the unique distinction of having played on both the #1 Born in the USA, and #2 Meatloaf’s, Bat out Of Hell albums in rock history.

This spring of 2012, Weinberg embarked on yet another world tour with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Performing on stage for this momentous concert are the Earlham Jazz Ensemble and Rhythm Project.

Location: The Civic Hall Performing Arts Center at 380 Hub Etchison Parkway
For more information call, Earlham Office of Events, 765.983.1373
Tickets: Runyan Center Desk: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm, cash or check only; Civic Hall Box Office
Contact: Lynn Knight, Director Events Coordination, knighly@earlham.edu, 765.983.1294

Sustainable Farmers To Speak At Earlham This Wednesday

Environmental Lecture Presentation: Ryan Beauchamp & Kara Fitzgerald

Brian Beauchamp

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Stout Meetinghouse
Tickets/Registration Required? No

Kara Fitzgerald and Ryan Beauchamp- are Earlham alums and sustainable farmers living in Vermont who started a CSA/sustainable farm from the ground up, and then lost it all when Hurricane Irene hit New England.  They are here to discuss current issues and challenges in sustainable farming, as well as their plight with the loss of their land.  Learn more about Kara and Ryan at http://www.eveningsongcsa.com/doc/about-us

Julius Caesar Presented By “The Acting Company” Comes To Earlham College

The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater present
William Shakespeare’s: JULIUS CAESAR

Friday, March 9th, 2012:  7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
One of the greatest political dramas of all time:
Shakespeare’s immortal Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Written in one of the most productive times of Shakespeare’s life, Julius Caesar blends the historical events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language creating one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

See for yourself what makes The Acting Company – winner of a TONY Award for Excellence in Theater the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America.

For ticket information contact Lynn Knight in the Earlham College Events office.   These shows are very popular so secure your tickets early.

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Landrum Bolling, President Emeritus Of Earlham, Speaks Today At Convocation

 “A Bold Vision for Peace in the Middle East” by Landrum Bolling

Landrum Bolling, speaks today at Earlham College, 1:00 p.m.

Landrum Bolling, president emeritus, 1958 – 1973 is a veteran peace maker. He has had a distinguished career as an informal advisor to world leaders and as an advocate for peace. As former Director of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem he has deep ties to the Middle East.

In 2000, he and Senator George Mitchell, won the Peacemaker/Peace Building Award from the National Peace Foundation. He is a senior advisor to Mercy Corps, Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and recipient of the James L. Fisher Awards for Distinguished Service to Education by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Bolling is Honorary Lifetime Trustee at Earlham. Free admission, no tickets required.

He will be speaking in Goddard Auditorium today beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the Earlham campus.