I know there are alot of Nyack College alumni who frequent my little corner of the blogsphere. There were a few things I wanted to chat with those folks about briefly, the rest of you can go about your business.
Those of us who didn’t make it back to the Hillside for homecoming this year really missed out on something special. Rev. David Pletincks addressed the students and visiting alumni at chapel on October 12th. I’m really, really disapointed that I missed that. I love me some Chappy. But thanks to the magic of the internet, we at least get to hear his message via the Homecoming section of the Nyack website. (Or you can just click “play” below if you’re lazy.)
And speaking of chapel speakers at Nyack College. It was recently announced that Tony Campolo will be speaking on Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00AM at the Bowman Gynasium. Apparently Nyack is looking to solidify their perceived status as the uber-liberal bastard child of the C&MA family of higher learning. Or maybe they’re just trying really, really hard to distance themselves from that very unfortunate decision to invite Ted Haggard to speak at commencement a few years back.
Either way, I’m all for it!
I just wish I could be there to hear him speak. Does anyone know if it will be recorded? (Josh? Tim?)
And lastly… While this one isn’t directly related to Nyack College the institution, I wanted to throw it out there.
Over Thanksgiving break Cheryl and I are going to be visiting her folks downstate. We’re thinking of making a trip to Nyack on Saturday to spend some time with friends. But wait, there’s more…
A good friend of ours is going to be performing in Englewood, NJ – about 5-10 miles from Nyack – that night. His name is Koo Chung, you can check out his music on his MySpace page. We really like him alot, and think you will too.
The concert is a benefit for Zimele a not-for-profit community that provides microfinance, microbusiness and community mentoring support to the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. Tickets are $15 and Nyack College alumnus Neah Lee will be opening the show (there’s your tie in).
Anyone want to maybe get some Tarentalla’s prior to the show? Anyone want to go see Koo (and Neah) with us?