The world needs Goshen College

A chapel message from Jim Brenneman


On Nov. 18, 2005, the Church-Chapel was filled with more than 800 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members awaiting the announcement by the Presidential Search Committee of the candidate of choice to serve as the 16th president of Goshen College. Rick Stiffney, chair of the search committee and vice-chair of the Goshen College Board of Directors, introduced educator, biblical theological and church leader Dr. James E. Brenneman to the community, culminating a discernment process that began following the resignation of Shirley H. Showalter in August 2005.

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Straight from the cow

By Jodi H. Beyeler

When senior Adrienne Landis went shopping for “raw milk” – that is, non-pasteurized or homogenized – in the Goshen area and wasn’t able to find it, she approached a vendor at the local farmer’s market. Leaning over his stall, he told her in a hushed voice where she could acquire the specialty product.

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Close to the heart:

“This I Believe” assignment yields personal stories, human truths

During the fall semester, Associate Professor of Communication Duane Stoltzfus ’81 heard about “This I Believe,” a series being aired on National Public Radio (NPR), from his wife, Karen Sherer Stoltzfus ’81. Then on the radio, he heard Deirdre Sullivan, a lawyer from New York, share her personal philosophy about funerals; she always goes, something learned from her father. “I was so moved by her stories and her thoughts,” said Stoltzfus: “‘Always go to the funeral’ means that I have to do the right thing when I really, really don’t feel like it. I have to remind myself of it when I could make some small gesture, but I don't really have to and I definitely don’t want to. I’m talking about those things that represent only inconvenience to me, but the world to the other guy.”

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Bulletin cover 2006 Winter issue
"The world needs Goshen College."

Winter 2006



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