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March 4, 2008 - Singer, songwriter Carrie Newcomer to visit Hastings College
Singer, songwriter Carrie Newcomer will be on the Hastings College campus, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13. She will visit several classrooms, sing in chapel, speak at the One Campus, One Community luncheon, and perform at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Newcomer, a native of Elkhart, Ind., is an American singer and songwriter who performs in concerts, facilitates writing and songwriting, faith and activism, and faith and vocation workshops. She has shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In the 1980s, she was a member of the folk group Stone Soup, and since the 1990s, has released 11 solo albums. Her latest album is titled “The Geography of Light.”
Copies of Newcomer’s CDs will be available for sale at the concert. A portion of her CD sales go to many charitable organizations, including America’s Second Harvest, the American Friends Service Committee, and Planned Parenthood. More information is available on Newcomer’s website at: www.carrienewcomer.com.
Newcomer’s schedule for Wednesday, March 12:
10 a.m., Newcomer will provide special music at the morning chapel service, French Memorial Chapel.
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newcomer will speak and perform at the “One Campus, One Community” luncheon, Hazelrigg Student Union, Rooms A and B. She will address “Finding Our Personal and Community True North,” focusing on the importance of finding ones grounded spiritual centers in order to make the best personal, professional and community decisions. Hastings College faculty, staff, students, as well as community members, will be in attendance.
8 p.m., Newcomer will perform in a free concert at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Thursday, March 12, Newcomer will visit several Hastings College classes including: Theology and Arts; Women and Literature; and Race, Class, and Gender.
Newcomer’s visit is sponsored by the college’s Vocation and Values Program, funded through the Lilly Endowment Inc.
For more information, contact Dr. Dan Deffenbaugh, associate professor of religion and philosophy, at (402) 461-7340, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Dr. M. Jean Heriot, assistant professor of sociology and religion and associate director of vocational discernment and service learning, at (402) 461-7770, or email@example.com.