Cross-cultural missions and concerts highlight Houghton University opportunities this week

A Houghton University graduate, who now is associate professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University, will lead several free attendance opportunities for the public this week at Houghton University.

Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D.

Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D., who spent 13 years in intercultural ministry in Indonesia and South Korea, will speak at the 11:10AM services this morning at the Wesley Chapel, and then from 7PM to 8PM tonight at the Chamberlain Lecture Series on Migration, Hospitality, and the Priesthood of believers: Opportunities and Risks for Cross-Cultural Missions, held in the Chamberlain Center at 1 Willard Avenue.

Klejment-Lavin’s research interest concerns the interplay between religion, worldviews, experience, morality, and the construction of moral beliefs in light of lived experiences, with his book, Evil: A North Korean Christian Refugee Perspective, being slated for publication this year.

Additional activities over the next week include:

Wednesday, April 24: 2PM to 4PM at the Nielsen Physical Education Center on Campground Road – A Naloxone training to equip area residents in administering a free nasal spray which can be provided to counteract opioid drug overdoses, including those which occur inadvertently with children and the elderly. Further information and required registration is available at

Thursday, April 25: 4PM to 5:30PM in the ENCORE! Senior Adults Suite in the Campus Center – The fourth in a series for older adults facing or who have retired, with the subject being preparing for the vulnerability and loss of control as one ages, including while serving as a caregiver for family or friends.

Friday, April 26: 7:30PM to 9PM in the Wesley Chapel – A Houghton Symphony Orchestra concert.

Sunday, April 28: 4PM to 5:30PM in the Wesley Chapel – A Houghton Choir concert.

Other musical events involving students and faculty also are scheduled during the week, with a calendar available at

An art exhibit by graduating seniors is available for viewing from 9AM to 6PM, Mondays through Saturdays, in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts, through May 11.

The campus dining hall, located in the campus center, is open to the public during the day for low cost, multi-station buffet meals, with further information as to hours, menus and costs available at