Open Mic Night

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Date: Sept. 13, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Opening convocation and applause tunnel

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Date: August 27, 2014

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

New Student Days

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Date: Aug. 23-24, 2014

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15 and Brian Yoder Schlabach

Orientation Weekend for the Class of 2018 included check-in, move-in, a special convocation, the Presidential Picnic, Sunday morning coffee, a worship service, activities at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, an ice cream social and more.

Spring 2014

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Once again, spring has sprung at Goshen College. Take a peek at the new blooms, bright colors and curious wildlife that show up on campus when the weather begins to warm.

 

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

CCYC visits the nursing department

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This spring, Vicky Kirkton, associate professor and director of the RN to BSN program at Goshen College invited the Campus Center for Young Children (CCYC) four year old class (including her granddaughter, Brianna) to the simulation lab in the Department of Nursing  to learn what nurses do.

The children were able to listen to one another’s heart beat utilizing the stethoscopes in the lab. They examined a heart model to learn more about what their heart looks like and how it works. They were able to put on a surgical hat, gown, and gloves. The children examined the mannequins and one of the kids asked, “are they real?”. They inspected those mannequins, asking good questions to enhance their learning.

“We talked about why you would wear those in surgery,” Kirkton said. “The children observed me giving an injection to the simulated thigh and we talked about why they get shots and how they hurt etc. The children were able to practice using a syringe (with no needle) giving shots to the model.” 

 The children spent the last few minutes coloring pictures of what nurses do. They enjoyed giving each other rides up and down on the hospital beds and were able to take home a bag of simulation supplies that included, hat, mask, gloves, syringe, alcohol swabs, and decorated band-aids. Kirkton encouraged them all to come to Goshen College and learn to be a nurse or doctor when they grow up. It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to change the world!


May Term sculpture show

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Date: May 21, 2014

Maple Leaf logo unveiling

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Date: May 13, 2014

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

May Term Wiffle Ball tournament

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Date: May 12, 2014

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Goshen College’s first ever May Term intramural Wiffle Ball tournament

2014 Commencement

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Date: April 27, 2014

Photographers: Brett Conrad ’15, Hannah Sauder ’16 and Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

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Baccalaureate Service 2014

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Date: April 27, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Senior Show

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Date: Saturday, April 26

Photographer: Grace Boehm ’15

Department Receptions, Graduation Weekend 2014

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Date: April 26. 2014

Photographers: Brett Conrad ’15, Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

Nurses Pinning 2014

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Date: April 26. 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

2nd Annual Dandelion Day

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Date: April 22, 2014

In the second annual Dandelion Day, EcoPAX harvested dandelion greens from campus prairies that have had no pesticides sprayed for the last 3 years (so they are safe for consumption) and then AVI Fresh Dining Hall chef Jeremy Corson prepared them into some dishes for lunch, including: dandelion greens salad mix, dandelion bacon and onion composed salad, dandelion omelets, dandelion pasta al aglio, steak and potato salad with dandelion greens and dandelion muffins and cookies.

Dog days of finals

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Date: April 21, 2014

Students took a break from studying on reading day to unwind with dogs brought in by faculty and staff.

Earthones concert

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Date: April 12, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Tree planting

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Date: April 11, 2014

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

The Goshen College Ecological Stewardship Committee is working to make Goshen College a “tree campus,” similar to the “tree city” concept started by the Arbor Day Foundation. In order to become a certified “tree campus,” the college must meet five standards, including the formation of a tree advising committee, the development of a tree care plan, a tree program with dedicated annual funding expeditions, an arbor day observation and the incorporation of a service learning project.

Spring prairie burn

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Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

In recent years, Goshen College has restored 12 acres of lawn to native landscaping (only part of this was burned today). In order to promote this native landscape, it is very helpful to simulate naturally occurring fires. For more background on this project, read this.

Goshen Monologues

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Date: April 8, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Goshen Monologues is a project started by Goshen College students in hopes of collecting, cataloging and sharing the stories of other GC women (students, staff and faculty). This project means not only to capture the complexity of womanhood but also of community standards and relations. We come from many places but, for now, share one home.

Marriage of Figaro

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Date: March 28-30, April 4, 6

Photographer: Brett Conrad ’15

Earth Week

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Dates: March 24-29, 2014

Photographers: Grace Boehm ’15 and Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

As part of Earth Week, EcoPax club hosted activities including planting seeds for the community garden, a hike through Witmer Woods, discussions about deforestation and waste treatment, drum circle and a costume relay bike race!

Lavender Jazz Spring Concert

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Date: March 21, 2014

Photographer: Brett Conrad ’15

Winter scenes

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Winter 2013-14

Photographers: Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07 and Merrill Kraybill, professor of art

International Student Club Coffeehouse

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Date: March 8, 2014

Photographers: Hannah Sauder ’16 and Brett Conrad ’16

Tuition Free Day

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At Goshen College, tuition covers only about 65 percent of the actual cost of educating each student. March 7, 2014 represents the approximate point in the fiscal year when revenue from tuition stops covering educational costs.

GC students take advantage of this day to write thank-you notes to donors, and have a little fun while they’re at it!

 

Connector night life – pancakes

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Date: March 7, 2014

Photographer: Brett Conrad ’16

Women’s World Music Choir home concert

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Date: March 2, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Winter choral concert

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Date: Feb. 16, 2014

Photographer:  Hannah Sauder ’16

The Goshen College choirs presented their winter choral concert on Sunday, February 16.

Performing were the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Goshen College Men’s Chorus, both directed by Dr. Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Dr. Debra Brubaker. The program, titled “Ten Years of Venus and Mars,” will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Men’s Chorus and Women’s World Music Choir, which debuted in fall of 2004.

The GC choirs were joined by the Concord High School Advanced Women’s Chorus, directed by Brittany Marlow, and the Goshen High School Crimson Men’s Choir, directed by Marcia Yost. The choirs performed individually and as a joint ensemble with the GC choirs.

Science Olympiad

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Date: Feb. 8, 2014

Photographer: Isaac Fast ’14

Teams from 13 area middle and high schools gathered on the Goshen College campus on Saturday, Feb. 8 to compete in nearly 40 events, including robotics, forensics and sounds of music, for the annual Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.

BSU Red Carpet Party

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Date: Feb. 8, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16 and Isaac Fast ’14

Celebrate Scholar Day banquet – 2014

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Date: Feb. 2, 2014

Photographer: Hannah Sauder ’16

Hymn Club hymn sing

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Date: Feb. 1, 2014

Photographer: Brett Conrad ’15

Nite at the RFC

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Date: Jan. 30, 2014

Photographer: Grace Boehm ’15

Spring Kickoff 2014

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Date: January 25, 2014

Photographer: Alex Pletcher

MLK Day 2014

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Goshen College students, faculty and community members focused on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and explored diversity issues of the past and present during the MLK Day celebration events on Jan. 20. Events included a performance of “I Go On Singing” by Tony Brown, a community breakfast with Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, a spoken-word coffeehouse, a special MLK Day convocation featuring Voices-N-Harmony gospel choir and peace activist, musician and GC alum Tony Brown,  faculty lectures and other events.

Photos by Isaac Fast ’14, Hannah Sauder ’16 and Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

Electronics/Robotics show

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Date: Dec. 10, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

The biannual Goshen College electronics/robotics show will featured 10 projects created by 28 students for their electronics/robotics course. This year’s show included a 3-D printer, a 3-D scanner, a radio-controlled quadrotor helicopter with a claw, a self-balancing scooter, a brigade of firefighting robots, a self-driving car, a robotic arm that mimics hand movements, a marble sorter, white board drawing machine and a maze-solving robot.

Watch the video from WNDU

Festival of Carols 2013

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Dates: Dec. 6-8, 2013

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15, Hannah Sauder ’16, Brian Yoder Schlabach

Goshen College choirs celebrated Christmas during the tenth annual festival of Carols.“A Festival of Carols” is patterned on a traditional English worship service, and features Christmas carols, spirituals, scripture readings and works by David Willcocks, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Shaw, Steven Amundsen and more. Performers included the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and Shout For Joy Children’s Choir. The audience was also invited to join the choirs to sing familiar carols during the performance.

 

Lavender Jazz fall concert

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Date: Nov. 23, 2013

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15 and Brett Conrad ’15

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, presented their fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall on Saturday, November 23.

Fall prairie burn

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Date: Nov. 15, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

In recent years Goshen College has restored several acres of lawn to native landscaping. In order to promote this native landscape it is very helpful to simulate naturally occurring fires by establishing a controlled burn. Burns are beneficial in that they control weeds and help the natives become established.

Fall 2013

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Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall on the Goshen College campus

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15 and Brian Yoder Schlabach

Carmina Burana

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Date: November 9, 2013

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15 and Hannah Aube Sauder ’16

The Goshen College choirs were  joined by the Goshen High School Advanced Crimson Choir, as well as special soloists, community members and a children’s choir in a performance of Carl Orff’s celebrated cantata “Carmina Burana.”

Grandparents Day 2013

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Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

Grandparents of Goshen College students were invited to campus to spend a day visiting and observing their grandchild’s college experience first-hand.

Clothesline Project

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Date: Oct. 7-11

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

During Sexual Violence Awareness Week (Oct. 7-11), The Clothesline Project was displayed in Schrock Plaza, presented by the Social Work Action Association (SWAA). This project displays t-shirts that tell stories of survivors of sexual violence from Goshen College. On Thursday, Oct. 10, GC’s Women’s World Music Choir paid tribute to these voices through song.

Homecoming Weekend 2013

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Dates: Oct. 4-5, 2013

Photographers: Brett Conrad ’15, Isaac Fast ’14, Alia Munley ’15 and Brian Yoder Schlabach

Goshen College alumni and friends were warmly invited back to campus for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 4-6, 2013. In addition to reuniting with classmates, highlights of the weekend included the 60th anniversary celebration for the nursing department, a music gala, a hymn sing, an art exhibit, kids’ activities, alumni bike ride, alumni author book signings, former president Shirley Showalter reading from her new memoir, campus tours, a Frisbee tournament, soccer game and the play “Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft,” a true story about a Goshen alum set primarily at the college.

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First Fridays: Lavender Jazz

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Date: Oct. 4, 2013

Photographers: Brett Conrad ’15 and Alia Munley ’15

GC’s very own jazz band, Lavender Jazz, provided swing music for a night of dancing and fun during Goshen’s First Friday over Homecoming Weekend.

2013 Homecoming Music Gala

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Date: Oct. 5, 2013

Photographers: Alia Munley ’15 and Brian Yoder Schlabach

The music department presents its annual showcase of students and faculty, featuring the GC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Men’s choir and Women’s World Music Choir, featuring guest, alum and 2013 Culture for Service Award winner Tony Brown.

2013 Alumni Awards

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Date: Oct. 4, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

Sponsored by the Goshen College Alumni Board, the 2013 Culture for Service Awards were presented to Tony Brown ’71 of Albuquerque, N.M. and Arden Shank ’74 of Miami, Fla. The 2013 Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award went to Lynda Hollinger-Janzen ’78 of Goshen, and the Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award went to the late Fred Litwiller ’62 of Goshen.

Read more about the Alumni Award recipients

 

Fall Kick Off 2013

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Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Service Day 2013 for first-year students

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Date: Sept. 25, 2013

Photographers: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Alia Munley ’15

On Goshen College’s 15th annual service day, nine groups of Goshen College first-year students and faculty volunteered a day of work at sites in Goshen and Elkhart. Volunteer work included helping renovate an historic home in Elkhart, helping out with Feed the Children and Soup of Success, working with the Boys and Girls club in Goshen and entertaining residents at Greencroft Health Care.

Watch WNDU’s coverage of the day

Watch WSBT’s coverage of the day

Opening Convocation

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President Jim Brenneman welcomed students to the new school year with a call to compassionate peacemaking.  After hearing powerful singing by Parables, the college’s traveling worship team, the gathered group departed the sanctuary and formed an “applause tunnel” – a 12-year tradition — with faculty and staff leading seniors, juniors, sophomores and finally the first-year students. The line progressed outside and concluded as students, faculty and staff gathered for an all-campus photo.

Read more about the president’s opening speech.

Date: Sept. 4, 2013

Photographers: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Jodi H. Beyeler

BBQ on the lawn

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Student life and AVI hosted the annual KMY BBQ on the lawn. New and returning students ate, played lawn games and painted their faces for the women’s soccer game.

Date: Sept. 7, 2013

Photographer: Brett Conrad ’15

New Student Days weekend – Class of 2017

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Orientation Weekend for the Class of 2017 included check-in, move-in, a special convocation, the Presidential Picnic, Sunday morning coffee, a worship service, activities at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, an ice cream social and more.

Date: Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2013

Photos by: Brett Conrad ’15, Alia Munley ’14 and Brian Yoder Schlabach

AlgaeTown

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The AlgaeTown project was conceptualized four years ago by Stan Grove, professor emeritus of biology, and Dave Slagel, the CEO of Formco Inc. in Elkhart, Ind. It was an effort to find an easy and efficient way to produce algae, which can be harvested for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food. For years, algae has been rumored to be the fix for many of our global energy problems.

Read more about this project

Donate to this project on AlgaeTown’s Rockethub page

Stay up to date with AlgaeTown on Facebook

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

Trackside Community Garden

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Trackside Community Garden, named for the proximity of the railroad tracks that run alongside it, is a community garden that was established by GC students this summer with funds from the 2013 graduating class gift. The garden is located on Ninth Street between College and Waverly avenues.

Date: July, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

 

GC night at the South Bend Silverhawks

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On Aug. 2, Goshen College staff and faculty were invited to attend a South Bend Silverhawks minor league baseball game and cheer on President Jim Brenneman as he threw out the first pitch.

Date: Aug. 2

Photographers: Alex Pletcher and Chris Kennel

Renovated commuter student lounge

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The commuter student lounge got a facelift this summer. Commuter students will now have a completely furnished space with lockers, a small kitchen and a place to study or relax between classes.

Photographer: Ariel Ropp and Brian Yoder Schlabach

Date: 8.5.13 and 9.4.13

Phoenix alumni gathering

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Date: July 4, 2013

Photographer: FiveCore Media

Goshen College Alumni and friends gathered during the Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix for food, fellowship and lots of catching up.

Native landscaping project

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Date: July 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

The wildflowers on campus are in full bloom.

Write on Sports

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Dates: July 8-19, 2013

 

Photographers: Josh Gleason and Brian Yoder Schlabach

Ten rising middle schoolers from the Goshen area are blending a love of sports with a love of journalism by participating in Goshen College’s Write on Sports camp from July 8-19, 2013. Read more.

Underpass mural project

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Date: July, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

 Goshen College Alum Noah Yoder ’10 designed and painted a mural in the GC train underpass. Read more and watch a video interview with Noah.

GC booth at Mennonite Church USA Convention in Phoenix

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Dates: July 1-6, 2013

Photographers: Kyle Hufford and Dan Koop Liechty. Videos: FiveCore Media

Goshen College is having a great time at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Phoenix! Check out our booth for youth where they can make videos with a green screen, fold a GC origami paper crane, drink Menno Tea and just have a good time.

Day 1: View a highlights video
Day 2: View a highlights video
Day 3: View a highlights video
Day 4: View a highlights video

Lancaster Alumni & Friends Gathering

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Date of Event: June 8, 2013
Goshen College Alumni Office

A GC dessert reception was held in the Mennonite Disaster Services building multipurpose room (Lititz, Pa.), with a presentation by Dr. Steve Nolt ’90, professor of history at Goshen College. There was also an opportunity to meet GC’s new women’s soccer coach, Dale Stoltzfus ’84.

May Term Sculpture show

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Date: May 22, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

The May Term Sculpture class displayed their work from the term, which included styrofoam, wood, mixed media and welded metal sculptures.

 

ResLife Sand Volleyball Tournament and BBQ

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Date: May 14, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Chad Coleman

Residence Life hosted the annual May Term Sand Volleyball Tournament and BBQ on the outdoor courts.

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Family and friends

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Date: April 28, 2013

Photos by: Jodi H. Beyeler, Brian Yoder Schlabach and Alex Pletcher ’14

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Commencement

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Date: April 28, 2013

Photos by: Jodi H. Beyeler, Brian Yoder Schlabach and Alex Pletcher ’14

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Baccalaureate

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Date: April 28, 2013

Photos by: Alex Pletcher ’14

Read the full-text of the Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. James E. Brenneman.

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Senior Show

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Date: April 27, 2013

Photos by: Alex Pletcher ’14

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Department Receptions

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Date: April 27, 2013

Photos by: Jodi H. Beyeler and Alex Pletcher ’14

Commencement Weekend 2013 | Nurses Pinning

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Date: April 27, 2013

Photos by: Brian Yoder Schlabach

Mary Oyer’s 90th birthday celebration

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Dates: April 19-20

Photographers: Alia Munley ’14, Alex Pletcher ’14, and Hannah Bartel ’13

Goshen College Professor Emerita of Music Dr. Mary Oyer turned 90 years old this April. The GC Music Department and Music Center planned a weekend of events in honor of her extraordinary life and legacy. Read more about Mary here.

The celebration began on Friday, April 19, with a Goshen College Symphony Orchestra concert in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The weekend continued on Saturday, April 20, with a hymn sing, discussions on Oyer’s work in Africa and an African-themed dinner, culminating with an evening program with an address by Oyer, music by the GC Women’s World Music Choir, hymn singing led by Eastern Mennonite University Professor of Music Dr. Kenneth Nafziger (1963 Goshen College alumnus and former student of Oyer’s), and a performance by the Goshen College String Quartet.

Children’s and Adolescent Literature Class open house

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Date: April 18, 2013

Photographer: Brian Yoder Schlabach

The Children’s and Adolescent Literature Class hosted an open house. Guests were invited to read the books each class member had written as their final class project.

Spring campus photos

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Dates: April 18 & 25, 2013

Photos by: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Alex Pletcher ’14

Movie premiere: “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul”

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Date: April 17, 2013

Photographer: FiveCore Media

The documentary “Breaking Down Barriers: The Journeys of Apostle Paul” was filmed and produced by Goshen College students and takes viewers through the journey of Apostle Paul as he broke down barriers to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It premiered in the downtown Goshen Theater on April 17 and was produced by FiveCore Media, a video production company of the college’s Communication Department, which employs communication faculty and students.

Learn more about “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul.”

View the trailer and purchase a copy of the DVD for $10.

Earthtones Choir Concert

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Date: Saturday, April 13

Photos by: Hannah Bartel ’13

Goshen College choirs performed a variety of world music during the annual Earthtones concert. Press release about the event.

Hour After: Coffeehouse Variety Show

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Date: April 6, 2013

Photographer: Alia Munley ’14

CAC presented Hour After: Coffeehouse Variety Show style with students sharing their talents of music and spoken word. It closed out a week of United Club Week festivities.

Controlled burn of campus prairies

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Date: April 4, 2013

Photographer: Jodi H. Beyeler

The campus was ablaze, but all was well. For the first time, several acres were burned (south of the Newcomer Center and the retention pond area by the athletic complex) as part of a management plant to establish the prairie and control non-native weeds. The controlled burn was led by Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Ryan Sensenig, with assistance from biology student assistants and Sustainability Coordinator Glenn Gilbert. The fire department was on hand, as well as a few curious observers who gave standing ovations for the rabbits as they escaped the flames and ran for their lives.

In recent years, Goshen College has restored 12 acres of lawn to native landscaping (only part of this was burned today). In order to promote this native landscape, it is very helpful to simulate naturally occurring fires. For more background on this project, read this.

Goshen Community Fair and Union Open House

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Date: March 24, 2013

Photographer: Jodi H. Beyeler and Alex Pletcher ’14

Goshen residents had an opportunity to explore renovated spaces in the college’s Union Building, experience a live broadcast of 91.1 The Globe and win prizes, including an iPad mini, during a community fair and open house. The family friendly event also featured student musicians and performers, face painting, student and faculty artwork and complimentary food.

In 2012, the Union Building underwent a renovation that transformed the west half of the old gym into new office spaces, a conference room, reception area and renovated bathrooms. The project was funded by the Lilly Endowment, which in 2006 granted $12.5 million to Goshen College to establish the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL), now known as the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE). CIIE encompasses what was once the Multicultural Affairs Office, CITL, and the International Education and Study-Service Term (SST) programs. View more photos of the renovation.

Pinchpenny Press student book release party

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Date: March 20, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

The Pinchpenny Press book release party was for:
Rikki Entrekin’s “The Purple Victorian”
Mary Roth’s “Getting There”
Nathan Vader’s “Bad”
Abby Hertzler’s “The Pen and the Pieces of Myself”

Learn more here.

Earth Week Activities

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Date: March 18-23, 2013

Photographer: Alia Munley ’14 and Hannah Bartel ’13

EcoPAX Club sponsored Earth Week activities, which included:
Communion by the dam
Herb planting (photos)
Yoder Public Affairs Lecture by Simran Sethi on “Bridging divides through food, faith and the environment” (photos)
UPcycling project with Art Club of transforming a mason jar into a reusable cup (photos)
Landfill field trip
Poster booth explaining landfill waste & composting at Goshen College
Shower Olympics: Can you keep your shower under 4min?
Earth Hour, drum circle

GSWA’s Chocolate House

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Date: March 17, 2013

Photographer: Alia Munley ’14 and Alex Pletcher ’14

The Goshen Student Women’s Association (GSWA) sponsors an annual Chocolate House on campus for students to enjoy chocolate treats and entertainment.

Masquerade Ball

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Date: March 16, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Campus Activities Council sponsored a Masquerade Ball on campus for students and employees to enjoy together.

Peter Yarrow convocation and concert

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Date: March 15, 2013

Photographers: Jodi H. Beyeler and Alex Pletcher ’14

Legendary musician, songwriter and activist Peter Yarrow from “Peter, Paul and Mary” captivated the Goshen College campus on March 15 during convocation and an evening concert by singing a selection of his songs from the 1960s, inviting the crowd to sing along and sharing stories from his work with the Civil Rights Movement.

In addition to singing “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “If I Had a Hammer” for the crowd, Yarrow sang “Puff the Magic Dragon” and his song “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which is a plea to children to not call each other names, hurt each other or put each other down. “Bullying is an injustice and the antithesis is peace,” he said. He and his colleague Mark Weiss, director of education for Operation Respect, offer an anti-bullying message that advocates for interpersonal peace.

International Student Club Coffeehouse

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Date: March 9, 2013

Photographers: Alia Munley ’14 and Emily Trapp ’13

The Goshen College International Student Club (ISC) offered a student-catered international dinner and a show featuring international music and dance during their annual ISC Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse showcases the cultures of international students on campus, who come from more than 30 countries. Ticket funds serve as a fundraiser for various international projects, including Goshen College international student scholarship assistance and ISC events. A percentage of the show also go to a local charity.

Chamber Choir’s spring break “home” concert

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Date: March 3, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

The Goshen College Chamber Choir concluded their spring break tour to Ontario, Canada, with a “home concert” in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The student ensemble sang a collection of sacred and secular music and poetry following the theme of “Giving Glory” in English, Spanish, Latin and Yoruba. Dr. Debra Brubaker, professor of music, directs the 19-student ensemble. The Goshen College Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of juniors and seniors performing secular and sacred music from the Medieval through Modern periods.

Chemistry show for Downtown Goshen’s First Friday

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Date: March 1, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Professor of Chemistry Dan Smith and a group of his chemistry students put on a show of fascinating experiments for the public during Downtown Goshen’s First Friday event in March, which focused on science.

Habitat for Humanity spring break volunteering in Elkhart

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Date: Feb. 23-March 2, 2013

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Student Senate coordinated the opportunity for Goshen College students and employees to work on a Habitat for Humanity house build in Elkhart, Ind., during their spring break. The work included painting, finish wood trim work and putting up outdoor siding.

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

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Date: Feb. 19, 2013

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Speaking on “Laos’ history of war: The need for UXO removal,” Goshen College sophomore Jacob Putnam, from Chicago, Ill., placed first in Goshen College’s 2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Read more about the contest.

Other participants and their topics were:

  • (second place) Sophomore Abby Deaton, a psychology and communication double major from Indianapolis, spoke on “Making Peace with Warriors.”
  • (third place) Senior Mara Weaver, a history major from Bloomington, Ill., spoke on “The price of incarceration: Private prisons in the U.S.”
  • Senior Marcelle Al-Zoughbi, a TESOL major from South Bend, Ind., spoke on “Please don’t invest in Palestine’s oppression.”
  • Senior Jeffrey Moore, a Bible and religion major from Ashland, Ohio, spoke on “Tribalitis: Curing the disease of polarization.”

Each participant delivered an 8 to 10-minute speech on a topic of their choice relating to peace in a universal or specific context.

Winter Choral Concert: “An Evening of Opera”

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Date: Feb. 17, 2013

Photographer:Alia Munley ’14

The Goshen College Choirs presented scenes from operas by Verdi, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan, and more, minimally staged and performed with piano. Performing were the Goshen College Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Dr. Debra Brubaker and Dr. Scott Hochstelter. The concert also featured the Fairfield High School Concert Choir, directed by Ben Kambs; and lyric soprano and 2011 GC graduate Allison Yoder.

Hour After: Logan Miller, Martin Flowers’ band

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Date: Feb. 15-16, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Campus Activities Council hosted an Hour After with junior Logan Miller performing solo and then first-year Martin Flowers with his band including students Brendyn Cane, Ben Shelly and David Zehr, and his brother Garret Flowers.

Habitat for Humanity Wall Build

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Date: Feb. 15, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

As part of midterm break, Student Senate coordinated with Habitat for Humanity the opportunity to work on a house build in Elkhart, Ind. On Feb. 15, campus volunteers worked to get the walls ready on campus for the week of work between Feb. 23-March 2.

Science Olympiad

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Date: Feb. 9, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

15 area middle and high schools compete at the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament hosted by Goshen College. The tournament challenges students to perform science, chemistry and math-based events for a panel of judges. Teams of up to 15 students competed in 23 events – ranging from an egg drop to a crime scene – to advance to the State Tournament. This year, more than 78 GC students, 19 faculty/staff volunteers and 9 community members oversaw and judged the events.

53rd Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

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Date: Feb. 9, 2013

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Eight student winners of the 2012-2013 Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition performed arias and individual concerto movements with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Christopher Fashun, in the 53nd annual Concerto-Aria Concert.

  • Junior Hillary Harder, violin, performed Jean Sibelius’ “Concerto in D minor, Op. 47.”
  • Senior Emily Grimes, soprano, performed “Quando me’n vo soletta” from Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.
  • Senior Sophie Lapp, piano, performed W.A. Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466.”
  • Senior Josh Yoder, violin, and senior Chelsea Wimmer, viola, performed W.A. Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K. 364.”
  • Senior Madeline Ruth, piano, performed Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G Major.”
  • Junior Stephen Graber, tenor saxophone, performed Heitor Villa Lobos’ “Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra.”
  • Senior Rachel Mast, mezzo soprano, performed “Una voce poco fa” from Giaochino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Yoder Public Affairs Lecture: Daniel Philpott, “Reconciliation in Politics?”

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Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Yoder Public Affairs Lecture: “Reconciliation in Politics? On the Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice” by Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Read more about the event.

Black Student Union Red Carpet Dance

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Date: Feb. 2, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Hospital House hosts East African meal

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Date: Feb. 2, 2013

Photographer: Hannah Bartel ’13

Students living in Hospital House hosted an evening East African meal to help learn and practice Swahili.

Celebrate Scholar Day banquet

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Date: Feb. 2, 2013

Photographer: Hannah Bartel ’13

The Half-Naked Half-Mile fundraiser for The Window

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Date: Feb. 2, 2013

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

Java Junction hosted The Half-Naked Half-Mile to benefit The Window, a local charity organization. Participants ran a half mile through campus and at different check points took off an article of clothing. Finishers of the race ended up in shorts and a t-shirt. The clothing was then donated to The Window.

Nite @ the RFC

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Date: Feb. 1, 2013

Photographer: Hannah Bartel ’12

Residence Life hosted another Nite @ the RFC (Rec-Fitness Center) featuring inflatable activities: sumo wrestling, obstacle course, bungee runs, jousting, bingo, cake walk and a host of activities and games.

Parables performance

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Date: Jan. 30, 2013

Location: Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Parables is an eight-student worship team directed by Dr. Deb Brubaker, professor of music, and Gwen Gustafson-Zook, minister of worship. The 2012-13 group performs dramas, personal faith stories and music following the theme “Wherever You Are: Creating Sacred Space.”

Parables includes: Stefan Baumgartner, a sophomore sociology and music major from Goshen; Rhianna Cockrell, a sophomore music and theater major from Rileyville, Va.; Micah Detweiler, a sophomore music education major from Kokomo, Ind.; Hillary Harder, a sophomore music and Spanish double major from Wichita, Kan.; Gloria Showalter, a sophomore peace, justice and conflict studies major from Waynesboro, Pa.; Jake Smucker, a sophomore music major from Woodward, Pa.; Ruth Wiens, a senior biochemistry major from Newton, Kan.; and Seth Yoder, a sophomore music and informatics double major from Quakertown, Pa.