By Lauren Matacio, Chair, Library Cultural Events Committee
During the month of December we have two outstanding exhibits in the Library. In the Library Gallery near the Reference Room is an exhibit of photographs taken by students and faculty on the Andrews University 2014 Tanzania Tour. Nativity Sets from around the world are on display in the Display Case near the Main Lobby. Displays will be up until January 9, 2015.
The Tanzania Tour is an exciting mix of general education classes in Religion, Cultural Psychology, Literature, Writing, History and Photography, a service project at Poli village in Arusha, a Serengeti safari, and visits to churches, clinics, and cultural centers. The exhibit contains photos reflecting the various experiences of the students and faculty who participated. One student commented, “The things I saw, the people I met, the animals I took pictures of, and the time I spent in the beautiful country could never be accurately described through a conversation or even a few hundred pictures.”
Nativity sets collected by Sharon Cochran, a member of the local Berrien Springs community, are on display in the Main Floor display case. The nativity sets represent a great variety of countries, cultures, and artistic styles. Sets from Africa, Philippines, Caribbean, and Israel, are among the areas represented. Ms. Cochran is a teacher at Niles High School.
We hope you will take time to view the exhibits. For Library hours and other information, call 269-71-3283.