Proclaimer’s Place event reunites pastorsBy AVA JORDAN
Proclaimer’s Place is a four-day workshop held at various locations around the country, followed by two weeks in Oxford, England, which focuses on preparation of sermons and expository preaching.
On Oct. 8 and 9, Georgetown College held a reunion conference for pastors who have attended a Proclaimer’s Place workshop that was sponsored by the college and Joel Gregory Ministries. The meeting, the first of its kind for Georgetown, was held at the Thomas and King Leadership and Conference Center on East Campus and was attended by 44 pastors from 15 states. This reunion was a two-day event involving several guest speakers, including Dr. Ralph D. West from Brookhollow Baptist Church, also known as “The Church Without Walls,” in Houston, Texas, Dr. Maurice Watson from Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Ga. and Dr. Joel Gregory, a Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown College. Special guests to the event included Coach Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach and Brigadier General Gordon- Bray of U.S. Cadet Command.
Reverend Reginald Davis of Bracktown Baptist Church led congregational singing at the public event on Thursday night. Georgetown College’s Joyful Noise Singers, led by Pamela Young, also performed and displayed their new robes, provided by a donation from Reverend Walter Malone of Canaan Christian Church in Louisville. West, a Bishop College alumnus and father to a Bishop Legacy Scholar student, serves as a pastor to over 15,000 families who meet at three separate locations. He spoke at the conference on what he called the “Boomerang Principle,” the idea that what we do to others will come back to us.
Calipari, after greeting students in front of Giddings Hall, was introduced at the conference by GC basketball coach Happy Osborne. Calipari went on to discuss leadership principles and working with college students, as well as how to handle both successes and being fired. He also said that he has a deep faith and goes to mass every morning he can in order to keep himself grounded. Gordon-Bray came representing the U.S. Army, which co-sponsored the event. He spoke regarding African American soldiers in the military and the contribution they have made over the years.
H.K. Kingkade from the Office of Religious Life declared the conference a success before going on to express the importance of these types of events to the college as a whole. These events “put the college in front of people who may not know about the college. They showcase our students and our programs. They allow us to tell our story and how God has used Georgetown College through its history.” Kingkade also said that Georgetown students should take the opportunity to learn from visitors to campus (like the Proclaimer’s Place pastors), because the students might meet a speaker or guest who influences the way they think or view the world. Events like this provide “a great opportunity to grow as individuals,” Kingkade said.
Homecoming goes globalBy VICTORIA ENGELHARDT
The International Homecoming Dinner will be Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame room. This event is being hosted by the United Nations of Georgetown (UNG) and GAC. Members of UNG and others will be cooking a variety of foods from cultures throughout the world. Along with the potluck dinner, there will be music and possibly even a little dancing.
There will be approximately 50 people attending, but an RSVP had to be returned by Oct. 7. It will be set up buffet-style by region, including food from the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and West Africa. There will be plenty of good food such as cous cous, hummus, empanadas, ratatouille and green chicken curry. Emily Brandon, Director of International Programs at Georgetown College, said that the original idea came about during conversations about ways to provide a specific event to cater to the international Georgetown community.
Former and current students will be at the dinner, ready to talk about their experiences in different countries and their cultures. The dinner will also give students an opportunity to meet with GC alumni and learn about what the alumni have done in, as Emily says, the “great big world” that we live in. There will be a PowerPoint that will have pictures of the International Fashion Show and students who have studied abroad in the past year.
At the dinner, six former students will be happy to talk to anyone about their experiences abroad. Greg Hubbs, a 2002 graduate, spent the spring 2001 semester in London. “It was great living in a cosmopolitan area; I was able to see 28 plays in a three-and-a-half month period.” The main focus is to connect Georgetown alumni and current students who have studied abroad and to make connections with GC alumni who are living and working throughout the world. “It’s kind of to inspire people” to consider studying, living, or traveling abroad. There will be decorations and pictures of UNG and International Program activities from the past year.
Afterwards GAC will be hosting the Tiger Ball. The dance will be from 9:30-11 p.m. in the Caf. The United Nations of Georgetown also sponsors weekly salsa dancing lessons at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Bush Center for Fitness. The department of International Programs will be hosting an Opportunities Abroad Fair later in the semester.
IBP sells books for halfprice
Over 10,000 books to be sold for $2 or less this weekend
The International Book Project will hold its Annual Fall Half-Price sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in its warehouse at 1440 Delaware Avenue in Lexington. In addition, the International Book Project is also holding a $2 Per Bag Clearance Sale to make space in its warehouse. Together, over 10,000 books will be on sale for under $2. Book buyers can choose from a wide variety of genres including popular fiction, literature, Christian, history, cooking, gardening, poetry and many more. Hundreds of children’s books and home school resources will also be on sale.
All books in the bookstore will be half-price. Boxed books outside and in the side warehouse will be sold for $2 per plastic grocery bag. Plastic grocery bags will be provided. The sale will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from the book sale support IBP’s book sending mission. The International Book Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which provides quality books to people living in developing countries to promote education and foster global friendships. Founded in 1966 by Lexington native Harriet Van Meter, IBP sends 150,000 books to schools, libraries, churches and nonprofit organizations in over 40 developing countries each year.
IBP also operates a used bookstore Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1440 Delaware Avenue to help financially support its book sending mission. To learn more about the International Book Project, visit http://www.internationalbookproject.org.-Press Release
Art students are “coming home”
Students in Dr. Decker’s “Curatorial Studies” class invite you to attend an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Cochenour Gallery of the LRC. Our exhibition is entitled “Coming Home…a retrospective of the home economics major” and it celebrates the Home Economics major.
Professor Elinor Hay, retired GC professor, will attend the opening. Dr. Decker’s Curatorial studies class has designed and installed exhibitions as part of the art department’s Homecoming tradition.
In 2005, the first year Dr. Decker taught this course, the students curated an exhibition on the chapel fire of 1930.
In 2006, they did an exhibition on Rucker Hall and invited Rucker alum to come back to campus and share their experiences.
In 2007, the class looked into the histories of the Kappa Pi art fraternity and the Theatre’s Maskrafters.
Last year, students compared campus traditions (Songfest, May Day, and so on) from the past with those of the present.
The following students have curated this exhibition: Stephanie Boxx, Angelina McCoy, Ashley Mitchell, Rebecca Redding, Megan Sauter, Hannah Snider, Matthew Thompson, Cortney Thorn and Nick Wagner.
Stop by between noon and 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon to talk to art students and learn more about the Home Economics major.-Press Release