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Welcome to the Gordon College Alumni and Parent Relations Calendar. Here you will find details of upcoming events and some photos from past activities. Highlighted in the boxes below are our biggest event days with a complete list of events below in chronological order. Looking forward to seeing you at an alumni or parent event soon!

Annual Events:

Alumni Trips:

Gordon Golf Getaway

More College Events:

UPCOMING EVENTS:


09.30.2014 - Tuesday 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Katie Kresser Speaking
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Katie Kresser | Associate Professor of Art at Seattle Pacific University

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Katie Kresser | Associate Professor of Art at Seattle Pacific University

Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Public Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium

Katie Kresser is Associate Professor of Art at Seattle Pacific University, where she has headed the Art History program since 2006. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2006 and her BA from Indiana University in 1998. Her historical and critical writings have appeared in Image, Christian Scholar’s Review, the Other Journal, SEEN and American Art. Her first book, “The Art and Thought of John La Farge: Picturing Authenticity in Gilded Age America,” was recently issued by Ashgate Press.

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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10.02.2014 — 10.04.2014

Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 2-4, 2014
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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2014

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Join alumni, current students and their families, trustees and friends of the college in celebrating Homecoming 2014 as well as the kick-off celebration of the 125th anniversary of Gordon College's founding. Events begin Thursday, October 2, which coincides with the first day of classes in 1889, Gordon's first year. Friday and Saturday will be filled with opportunities to reconnect with classmates and the college, including a special Homecoming Awards Celebration that will feature Golden Goose performances!

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10.04.2014 - Saturday

Homecoming: Jazz Ensemble Concert
Jazz Band

Homecoming Jazz Concert

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The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble ("The Coy Pong Piranhas"), under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, celebrates Homecoming with a concert of jazz favorites in a variety of styles.

3 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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10.10.2014 - Friday

Triforia Winds
Triforia Winds

Triforia Winds will be performing repertoire for woodwind trio

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Triforia Winds, comprised of Jocelyn Goranson, flute, Mary Alice Druhan, clarinet and Todd Goranson, saxophone/bassoon will be performing repertoire for woodwind trio; including Beethoven's Variation on the theme "La ci darem la mano", Paul Harvey's "Trio" and "Eclectic Trio" by Catherine McMichael.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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10.11.2014 - Saturday

Fall Concert: Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble

The Gordon College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform their annual Fall Concert featuring a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire.

7 p.m. / A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Concert is FREE to the public

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10.13.2014 - Monday

J. David Richardson Speaking, Inaugural John Mason Lecture
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Monday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Gordon College

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Monday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Gordon College

Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Public Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium

The John Mason Lecture is an annual lecture at Gordon College honoring John Mason, professor emeritus of economics at Gordon. He came to Gordon College in 1968 and was the founder of the Department of Economics and Business. He was admired by many students for his interests in poverty and urban communities. He was instrumental in helping to launch Gordon's urban studies program in Boston. For years he served as a board member and as an advisor for Boston's Emmanuel Gospel Center.

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10.23.2014 - Thursday

Inaugural Malcolm Reid Lecture: Oliver O'donovan
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Gordon College

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Gordon College

Oliver O'Donovan, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, will deliver the inaugural Malcolm Reid Lecture at Gordon College on October 23, 2014 in the Ken Olsen Science Center. The title of his talk is "Action and Rest."

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m., Public Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium

Free and open to the public.

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10.24.2014 - Friday

Arabella String Quartet
Arabella String Quartet

Arabella String Quartet will be presenting an innovative program of short pieces for string quartet

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The Arabella String Quartet will be presenting a number of musical 'gems' in a program enjoyable for both seasoned concert-goers and those new to classical music. Performed extensively and soon to be released in a recording, the program will include works by Schubert, Webern, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Wolf, Dvorak and Turina.

8 p.m. / Phillips Recital Hall.

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11.02.2014 - Sunday

Gordon Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
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Gordon Symphony Orchestra presents it's Fall Concert

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3 p.m.
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

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11.05.2014 - Wednesday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 5: The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Nov 5
6:30 p.m. Reception, Loggia
7 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Nov 6 and Nov 7
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.06.2014 - Thursday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 6: The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Daily Schedule

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.07.2014 - Friday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 7: The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Daily Schedule

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.07.2014 - Friday

Bobby Thorp, Trumpet, Don Lucas, Trombone and Haram Kim, Piano
Brass Instrument

Program includes works by Otto Ketting, Eric Ewazen and Joseph Turrin

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Performing an exciting program of works, including David Popper's Gavotte No. 2, Otto Ketting's "Intrada", and "Fandango" by Joseph Turrin.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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11.16.2014 - Sunday

Community of Song
Choir

An afternoon of song with Gordon's Men's, Women's and Children's Choir

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The North Shore community is invited to join the Gordon College Men's, Women's and Children's Choir in an afternoon of song.

3 p.m. A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Concert is FREE to the public

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11.20.2014 - Thursday

Fall Concert: Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Band

Popular Jazz Standards

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The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble ("The Coy Pond Piranhas") will perform their annual fall concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall
Concert is FREE to the public

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12.01.2014 - Monday

Rededication of The Gregory Auditorium with Dr. Eric Gregory
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December 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Gregory Auditorium (Jenks 237)

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Dr. Carlton Gregory, long-time and beloved professor of philosophy at Barrington College, is being honored with the rededication of the Gregory Auditorium (currently, Jenks 237). His grandson, Dr. Eric Gregory, professor of religion at Princeton University, will deliver a public lecture, "Augustine and the Art of (Evangelical) Politics."

Monday, December 1, 2014
Gregory Auditorium
1 p.m. Public Lecture

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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12.02.2014 - Tuesday

Peter Berger Speaking, The Challenge of Religious Pluralism
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A public interview with Peter Berger on December 2, 2014

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A public interview with Peter Berger on December 2, 2014

Peter Berger, Professor Emeritus of Religion, Sociology and Theology and
Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University, will be interviewed by Gregor Thuswaldner, Associate Professor of German and Linguistics and Fellow at the Center for Faith and Inquiry.

December 2, 2014 at Gordon College

Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m., Interview, MacDonald Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Learn more at www.gordon.edu/fsu

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12.05.2014 - Friday

Christmas Gala
Christmas Gala

The Department of Music presents it's 24th annual Christmas Gala

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The Department of Music presents it Annual Christmas Gala, an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Children's Choir, College Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Carol singing and Christmas readings are also a highlight of this performance.

7:30 p.m. / A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

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12.06.2014 - Saturday

Christmas Gala
Christmas Gala

The Department of Music presents it's 24th annual Christmas Gala

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The Department of Music presents it's Annual Christmas Gala; an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Children's Choir, College Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Carol singing and Christmas readings are also a highlight of this performance.

7:30 p.m./ A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

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01.16.2015 - Friday

Susan Kim, violin, Jessica Modaff, piano and Courtney Huffman, soprano
Eiffle Tower

All French Program

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Gordon Faculty Susan Kim, violin, Jessica Modaff, piano and Courtney Huffman, soprano perform and All French Program.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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02.06.2015 - Friday

Alina Polyakov, piano, is joined by 3 Members of the Boston Symphony
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Performing works by Beethoven and Schumann

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Gordon Faculty member, Alina Polyakov, is joined by 3 members of the Boston Symphony to perform 2 of the standards of chamber music repertoire with piano. Beethoven's Piano Trio op. 70 No. I and Schumann's Piano Quartet Op. 47. (Tamara Smirnova, violin, Michael Zaretsky, viola and Mihail Jojatu, cello)

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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02.20.2015 - Friday

Robert Blocker, Piano
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Robert Blocker, piano, in recital

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Robert Blocker, Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University, performing a piano recital.

8 p.m. / Phillips Recital Hall

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02.28.2015 - Saturday

Winter Concert: Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble

Winter Concert

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The Gordon College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform their annual Winter Concert featuring a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire.

7 p.m./ A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
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03.28.2015 - Saturday

Sarita Kwok, violin, Wei-Yi Yang, piano
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Sarita Kwok, violin, Wei-Yi Yang, piano in recital

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Gordon Music Department Chair, Sarita Kwok, violin, in recital with Yale School of Music Faculty, Wei-Yi Yang, piano.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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04.24.2015 - Friday

Katherine Whyte, soprano with Jamie Hillman, piano
Katherine Whyte

Recital with Katherine Whyte, soprano and Jamie Hillman, piano

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Metropolitan Opera Soprano Katherine Whyte in recital with Gordon College Faculty, Jamie Hillman, piano.

8 p.m./ Phillips Recital Hall

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04.26.2015 - Sunday

Spring Concert: Gordon Symphony Orchestra
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Spring Orchestra Concert

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The Gordon Symphony Orchestra presents a spring concert.

3 p.m./ A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Concert is FREE to the public

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05.02.2015 - Saturday

Voices of Spring
Choir

Choral Concert

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The Gordon College choir, Men's Choir and Women's choir join forces to present an evening of choral music of various time periods and genres.

7 p.m./ A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Concert is FREE to the public

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05.03.2015 - Sunday

Spring Pops Concert
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Featuring Show Medleys, Marches and Ligher Classical Music

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Join the Gordon College Women's Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for the Annual Pops Concert in A.J. Gordon Chapel. Broadway show medleys, marches, and lighter classical music are performed to celebrate the spring season.

3 p.m./ A. J. Memorial Chapel
Concert is FREE to the public

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