Issue: November/December 2015

November/December News and Events

Christmas Prism

This year’s Prism will combine traditional Christmas tunes, classically inspired pieces, modern worship songs and a handful of popular Christmas carols for the entire family to enjoy.

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Nursing Home Christmas Gift Ministry

It’s that time of year again!  Please consider participating in making this Christmas special for a group of people who are often forgotten.

For those of you who are new to this, we, as a Houghton College community, provide Christmas gifts for residents of Absolut at Houghton, LLC. We’re told by their Activities Director that our ministry is “truly a blessing and highlight for them.”

Feel free to contact with any questions you may have.

Please join us by following these 5 simple steps…

1. Contact your building representative for a name:

  • Campus Center/Health Center – Kim Cockle
  • Center for the Arts – Shelly Hillman
  • Chamberlain Center – Karen Hotchkiss
  • Facilities (Maintenance & Custodial) – Linda Perry
  • Fancher Hall – Mary Jo Cronk
  • KP Fieldhouse/Nielsen PE Center – Danielle Mason
  • Library (including 3rd floor) – Sharleen Holmes
  • Luckey Building – Nancy Stanley
  • McMillen House/Art Building – Linda Stull
  • Science Building – Mim Case

2. There will be two copies stapled together of each name with gift ideas listed.  Rip the strip off the top copy to take with you and write your name on the bottom copy.

3. Purchase one or two items on the list OR come up with your own idea.  You DO NOT have to buy everything listed.

4. Wrap the gift or use a gift bag and clearly write the name and room number of the resident on it. You may sign your name or simply write “From a friend at Houghton College” – it’s totally up to you.

5. Deliver the gift to whichever building representative you got it from by 10:00 am on Monday, December 14th.

All are welcome to attend their Christmas Open House Celebration on Saturday, December 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Absolut at Houghton, LLC.

Staff News and Updates

Rachel Smith Decker ’11, MM’13  and her mother, Laurie Smith, have been chosen as a First Place Winner of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2015.

The Winners’ Recital will be held on Sunday, March 27th (Easter) at 3:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

See Rachel and Laurie’s winning recording»

Rachel has also received notice from the Music Educators Journal that they will be publishing her article ‘Ten Tips to Transform a Flutist into a Piccoloist’ as an Idea Bank in the December 2015 issue.