#NMH faculty Eleanor Conover and Chris Edler took their linked Shared Voices class (US History/American Literature) to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week to visit the Art of the Americas wing as well as the special photography exhibit "Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott," depicting African American life under segregation in Kansas in the early 1950s.
"Consider how lucky and fortunate most of you are in this world. How much you do not have to worry about. And be appreciative, because I know hundreds of people who would love to switch places with you. Be more than appreciative; let's make a point to make a difference in communities like the ones I've described this morning. First we need to know about them, and second we need to care, and finally we need to act. That is what our #NMH education of the head, hand, and heart is all about."
In addition to discussing all the different ways in which people’s lives around the world can be improved, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof offered advice for NMH students during their presentation on Sunday night.
The NMH Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble will all be featured in the Franklin County Outreach Concert on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 pm in the Rhodes Arts Center. The concert honors Franklin County senior citizens and raises money for Meals on Wheels. The NMH Music Department in November 2014 was awarded the Franklin County Home Care Corporation's 2014 Community Partner Award for outstanding support for the Meals on Wheels program.
Those unable to attend on-campus Vespers will have an opportunity to be part of the service in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay. A reception in the church will follow the service, and the NMH Alumni Council will host a post-event gathering at nearby Tico Boston starting at 9 pm.
7 pm, Services at Emmanuel Church | 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
9 pm, Post-event gathering at Tico Boston, 222 Berkeley Street
Join NMH for this beloved tradition celebrating the holiday season and featuring student musicians and vocalists. Dinner will be served in Alumni Hall between the two services.
2:00 pm Welcome Reception in Bolger House
3:30 and 7 pm Services in Memorial Chapel, followed by dinner in Alumni Hall (Watch both performances live here at 3:30 and 7 pm!)