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Rhone Publishes Book on Tolkien, Lewis, Chesterton, MacDonald

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Dr. Zachary Rhone, adjunct assistant professor of English at Houghton College, has published a book titled The Great Tower of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald. Rhone’s book offers a case in favor of Tolkien, Lewis, Chesterton, and MacDonald’s similar Christian perspectives, countering a concept introduced in the late 1970s by author Humphrey Carpenter. Carpenter argued against the idea of the Inklings (an Oxford based literary group including both Tolkien and Lewis) sharing a Christian perspective in their writing. Rhone’s book is one of only a few that offers an alternative view. “The research in The Great Tower of Elfland demonstrates how significant a single belief – in this case, a deep faith in Christ – is in shaping a worldview,” he notes. Tolkien, Lewis, Chesterton, and MacDonald shared many beliefs: their views on language, the human journey, and others. According to Rhone, they believed that language is …

Pitt-Bradford One World Cultural Festival to Celebrate 'We Are One'

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold its popular annual One World Cultural Festival Feb. 24. The festival celebrates the many different cultures represented by the Pitt-Bradford student body, faculty and staff and the surrounding community. This year’s celebration will feature the band Erie-based band One World Tribe and the theme “We are one.” Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Food from four regions (Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be served at tasting stations with authentic recipes coming from student members of the Cultural Festival planning committee. Between bites, festival goers can visit international displays and booths with activities for all ages, including creating dream catchers with Pitt-Bradford Habitat for Humanity; “Be a Traveler, not a Tourist” with the Hospitality Organization of Students at Pitt-Bradford; henna designs and bubble tea with the Asian Culture Association; drum circle sponsored by the Pitt-…

Pippin at Ray Evans Seneca Theater This Weekend, Next Weekend

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Join us, in our first production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season! Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. While many interpretations of Pippin have risen since its debut, there is no single correct explanation of the musical's meaning. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. With a multi-talented cast hailing from communities across the southern tier and northern Pennsylvania, there's Magic to Do at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater February 16-25! Tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets will also be available at the door for $15. Show dates and times are as follows:
Fri Feb 16: 7pm
Sat Feb 17: 7pm
Sun Feb 18: 2pm
Fri Feb 23: 7pm
Sat Feb 24: 7pm
Sun Feb 25: 2pm For mor…

Pitt-Bradford Pep Band To Debut At Wednesday's Basketball Doubleheader

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will debut the Pitt-Bradford pep band at Wednesday's men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Penn State-Altoona. "We are super excited about the very first performance of the newly formed Pitt-Bradford Pep Band," Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bret Butler said. "There is nothing like hearing a good pep band at a basketball game – the performances by the musicians add much excitement and enhance the overall experience. "This has been something that we conceived about 18 months ago, and I am so pleased that we have received some great advice from Patty Colosimo, Jeff Guterman and Dr. Joshua Groffman – who has volunteered his time and brilliant abilities to direct the band. We could not have done any of this without their collaboration. "We also appreciate the advice and support of Dr. Brad Townsend, the Pitt Marching Band Director. Not only did Brad give Josh and I sound advice, but he al…

Louisa Clark is Back in 'Still Me'

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If you've wished you could read more about Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You, JoJo Moyes has granted your wish. You can hear my conversation with JoJo here: Interview with JoJo Moyes