Houghton University opens children and adolescent literature collection and art show, plus more

Houghton University is unveiling a children’s and adolescent literature collection and a graduating seniors art show this week, with receptions, along with hosting additional public events.

The first reception will be from 10AM to noon, Thursday, April 11, in the basement level of the Willard J. Houghton Library at 1 Willard Avenue, with the opening of the Daniel P. Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection.

Following an address by Professor Cathy Freytag and refreshments, students from this semester’s children’s literature course will provide public readings of favorite children’s books.

The collection is named after Daniel P. Woolsey, former professor of education and children’s literature at Houghton, who died in 2017.

From 6:30PM to 8PM Friday, a reception for the opening of an art show by graduating seniors at Houghton University will be held at the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for Arts.

The exhibit then will be open from 9AM to 6PM Mondays through Saturdays through May 11.

In addition to the receptions, the University also is hosting:

Wednesday, April 10: The Global Christian Fellowship will have a presentation by a missionary from 7PM to 8PM in Room 335 of the library, followed by performances by first-year Greatbatch School of Music students from 8PM to 9PM in the Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts.

Thursday, April 11: In addition to the Woolsey collection reception, adults from the area will meet from 4PM to 5:30PM in the ENCORE! seniors meeting room on the first floor of the Campus Center, with those ages 55-and-over particularly encouraged to attend the second in a six-week series on issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement.

The campus dining hall, located in the campus center, also 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 https://tinyurl.com/Houghton-Dining.