Alums to speak at Lifelong Learning programs

Two Lifelong Learning events will be part of an extended homecoming weekend at Tabor College.

Natise Vogt, elementary school administrator, will present Friday Oct. 4, and Larry Warkentin, composer and lecturer, will present Mon?day, Oct. 7.

Vogt, a 2013 Tabor College alumni merit winner, will present ?Not your Ordinary Elementary School.? She will explain how she has helped develop the Walton Rural Life Charter School.

Vogt graduated from Tabor in 1979 and earned master of education degrees from the University of Kansas in 1982 and Wichita State in 2001.

Since 2005 she has been principal at the Walton Rural Life Charter School, which has received national attention from NBC, the Chicago Tribune and Reuters news service.

Warkentin will present ?Art or Popular Music in the Church,? which will focus on the following questions: Is modern culture influencing evangelical worship music? Can people with a much-loved hymn tradition make peace with contemporary worship music?

Warkentin is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He has composed numerous works for vocal solo, piano solo, chamber ensembles, choir and orchestra, including a commissioned piece in honor of the Tabor College centennial in 2008.

Warkentin has a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Southern California. Before retiring, he taught piano performance and music composition for 40 years at Fresno Pacific University.

Both events will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on campus. The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple).

Attenders may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria following the sessions at the discounted price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, director, at 620-947-5964 or

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