FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 30, 2013
CONTACT: Rev. Rosie Magee, Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Communities all over the world will come together for World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 4, to promote peace in our lives and world. Wilson College will observe the day by creating a temporary labyrinth on the campus green and hosting activities centered on the concept of the labyrinth, in which those who walk it are said to “find” themselves rather than getting lost, as they might in a maze.
The event is free and open to the public.
At 11 a.m. in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium, the Rev. Dr. Margee Iddings will present “Preparing to Walk a Labyrinth,” where participants can learn more about this ancient practice before experiencing it themselves. A picnic lunch will be held at noon outside Lenfest Commons, where labyrinth art and a creative writing exhibit will be on display.
An opening ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m., featuring the Wilson College Choir, hand bell choir and members of Wilson’s Orchesis dance troupe. The ceremony will conclude with the formation of a human labyrinth at 1 p.m. to coincide with the “Walk as One at One” connecting people throughout the world observing World Labyrinth Day.
An indoor labyrinth will also be available throughout the day in the lobby of the Brooks Science Complex. Resource materials and facilitated walks will be available.
On Sunday, May 5, the college will hold a candlelight labyrinth walk at 8 p.m. on the campus green. All are welcome.
The labyrinth will be in place for one week and community residents are welcome to walk the path.
This event is part of a semester-long labyrinth project at Wilson College. For more information, visit the project blog at http://thelabyrinthproject.blogspot.com/ or contact the Rev. Rosie Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. Wilson has been named a “Best Value” college in its region for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for providing quality academics at an affordable price. The college has been ranked one of the best regional colleges for undergraduate education for nine straight years by U.S. News.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2012 enrollment of 695, which included 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.