March 25, 2010 Volume CXXVII Issue 7

Tilford Concert Tonight

By MEREDITH RIGBY
Contributing Writer

Dr. Gregory Partain will perform on piano tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. Gregory Partain will give a piano concert in the John L. Hill Chapel. This performance is part of the Stephen Tilford Memorial Concert Series, and is for CEP/Nexus credit. Partain is a Professor of Music and the Music Program Director at Transylvania University. He has performed all over the United States and internationally. Last year, he performed a fabulous rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasia op. 80 or “Choral Fantasy” with the Lexington Philharmonic. Partain has prepared an exciting and varied program for this concert. He will be playing Beethoven’s Sonata in A major Op. 2 no. 2, a set of character pieces called “Moments Musicaux” by Franz Schubert and Frederic Chopin’s Sonata in B minor. He says he chose these pieces because “they showcase three different aspects of piano repertoire and give the audience many different experiences.”

The first piece on the program, the Beethoven Sonata, is a light and lively piece in the Classical style. Partain describes it as “full of fun and humor.” The second work consists of six shorter pieces which are supposed to be musical moments, all representing different moods, but together are generally “more intimate and inward than some of the other pieces.” This is a very good example of the beautiful Romantic style of piano. The Chopin Sonata, which finishes the program, is a very exciting piece. Partain says “It’s a monument of piano repertoire. It covers the spectrum from poetic to virtuosic.” This concert should be an enjoyable event for piano enthusiasts as well as those not so familiar with classical piano music. The audience will get to experience many of the different varieties of color, mood, and style that the piano has to offer, and hopefully will come out with a greater appreciation and understanding of the instrument.

Alyssa Purcell, a piano student at Georgetown, plans to attend, saying, “As a piano minor, I am excited when Georgetown gives me the opportunity to watch a professional performance.” We are very fortunate to have Partain performing for us, and he is glad to perform as well. Although he admits, “There is almost no music I don’t enjoy,” he also affirms, “The Western art music tradition offers the richest rewards for me and I want to share that.”


Who do you trust?

Campus worship speaker encourages personal reading of Scripture
By EVAN HARRELL
Staff Writer

The Reverend Dr. C.B. Akins, Sr., spoke this past Tuesday at campus worship, preaching a message of trust in God. He warned against Christians becoming complacent, asking why many people trust others to read the Bible for them. Instead, he encouraged a personal reading of the Scriptures and being bold rather than complacent. Dr. Akins also suggested that doubting Christ is the worst pain someone could endure; life would be depressing. He told the crowd that he put all his trust in God saying that there is too much evidence out there not to do so. Furthermore, he claimed the Bible is living and still applies to everything today. In his closing he reminded the audience of three things they could learn from David: put all your trust in God, keep your eyes on God, God keeps his eyes on you.

Along with Akins in campus worship was Georgetown College’s Gospel Choir. One student from the choir performed a liturgical dance accompanied by a song which was about saying yes to Jesus. Next, the choir led a congregational hymn and sang one by themselves. Following the service, an offering was taken up for relief efforts in Chile.


What’s eating GC?

Dietitian to speak on healthy diets and eating disorders
By TORI BACHMAN-JOHNSON
Opinion Editor

On Thursday, March 25 in the Campus Ministries Lounge of the John L. Hill Chapel, Registered Dietician Jodi Hadaway will be leading a discussion titled “What’s Eating GC?” The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. and attendees will learn about healthy diets as well as the causes, symptoms and effects of eating disorders. They will also learn ways to approach a friend who might have an eating disorder.

The discussion is sponsored by the Student Wellness Center. Megan Redditt, LPCA, a counselor at the Wellness Center, explained that the idea for the event came from the student body. “We have had several individuals come to us concerned about friends that they thought might have an eating disorder,” she said. “In response to these concerns, we decided to bring someone in to address healthy diets and eating disorders.” “Our goal is to educate students on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and address the stigmas associated with seeking help.”

Along with Hadaway, who has experience working with people who suffering from eating disorders, representatives from the Counseling Center (including Redditt) will be present at the discussion. Hadaway, M.S., R.D., L.D. (that is, Master’s Degree and Registered and Licensed Dietitian), works at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She has been a Registered Dietician since 1993, working in a variety of patient settings including eating disorder treatment, cardiac rehabilitation and as a clinical dietitian.


Happenings around campus

White Day

By NICOLE CARLSON
Contributing Writer

The Japanese have it all figured out; they have two love holidays. On Valentine’s Day, the ladies give chocolates to the significant males in their life. The ones who are “just friends” get store-bought chocolates, whereas the more special ones get the good stuff: homemade truffles. This is very different from V-Day in the USA. But the men aren’t home free, their turn comes a month later, on March 14, where they give gifts of various nature, such as jewelry, marshmallows, white lingerie, cookies, or white chocolate to a special lady. Since White Day happened while we were on Spring Break, we will be celebrating White Day next Wed. March 30. The United Nations of Georgetown (UNG) will be selling White Day treats that will be great for your relationship, and still easy on your wallet.

Seder time

By RACHAEL CASTILLO
Contributing Writer

The United Nations of Georgetown invites all students, staff and faculty to join us for a Passover seder next Wednesday March 31 in the Gheens Room in Giddings Hall. A seder is a traditional dinner held among the Jewish people to celebrate the Jews’ escape from slavery in Egypt. It typically includes special readings and symbolic foods such as matzoh ball soup (chicken soup with matzoh balls) and charoses (apple, walnut and cinnamon salad). If you would like to attend, please sign up in the Caf next to the register by next Monday, March 29.

Chili for Chile

By CAITLIN WILLIAMS
Contributing Writer

The women’s soccer team, along with GAC’s Bleacher Creatures, is sponsoring “Chili for Chile” tomorrow, Friday March 26 in the Hall of Fame room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For only $6, you can purchase a t-shirt and a bowl of chili from several well-known chili establishments such as Skyline, Galvin’s and GoldStar. All money goes to helping earthquake victims in Chile. Tickets will be sold outside of the Caf during lunch today, Thursday March 25, or can be bought at the door at the time of the event.


Around the WORLD!

News from all corners of the globe…

—Pope Benedict XVI has apologized on behalf of the Catholic Church to all of the victims and their families in Ireland for what he called “sinful and criminal” acts that members of the clergy committed.

—Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Texas is the latest politician to have an outburst while someone was speaking. This time instead of “You lie!” it was “Baby killer!” At first it seemed to have been aimed at the Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak, who was speaking at the time, but Neugebauer later clarified that he actually yelled “it’s a baby killer,” apparently referring to the agreement that had just been reached by the Democratic leadership regarding the health care bill.

—The United Nations has released a message stating that more people die of unsafe waterrelated illnesses than are killed in war. World Water Day was last Monday, March 22.

—“A Day of Anger,” a Russian protest movement to show discontent over how poorly the country is doing in the financial crisis along with anger at a government thought to be unresponsive to its average citizens, fell flat last Saturday. While it seemed like a good idea, the Kremlin made sure protests did not happen in central locations and also made sure little media attention was given to it because they do not want to see Prime Minister Vladmir Putin ousted.

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