Festival of Carols 2012

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Date: Dec. 7-9, 2012

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Read this for more information about the show.

Is the Word Poetry Open Mic and Slam

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Date: Oct. 14 & Dec. 9, 2012

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Is the Word: Goshen College’s twice monthly open mic and poetry slam. Learn more on their Facebook group.

Donor Appreciation Dinner

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Date: Dec. 8, 2012

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Lavender Jazz Fall Concert

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Date: Nov. 30, 2012

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, is directed by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Christopher Fashun.

Fall Student Chamber Music Recital

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Date: Nov. 27, 2012

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Hour After: Maria Koshmider

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Date: Nov. 17, 2012

Photographer: Alia Munley ’15

Nite @ the RFC

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Date: Nov. 9, 2012

Photographer: Hannah Bartel

This night of fun for students — hosted by Residence Life and intramural sports — featured: roller skating/blading (in the former pool space), a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a cake walk to win a free cake, swing dancing, Giant Dutch Blitz, wallyball, racquetball, ping pong, Cornhole, Ladder Golf and more.

Construction Progress: Railroad Underpass

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Date: May 4 – Nov. 9, 2012

Photos by: Anna Ruth ’12, Kaeli Evans ’14, Alysha Landis, Summer Hasan ’12 and Jodi H. Beyeler

Visit the train underpass blog for more information, photos and videos!

Fall mainstage: “Urinetown, The Musical”

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Dates: Nov. 9-10 and 16-18

Photographer: Alex Pletcher ’14

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Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

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Photos by: Alex Pletcher ’14

Date: Nov. 2, 2012

Read more about the concert.

Service Day 2012 for first-year students

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Date: Oct. 31, 2012

Photographers: Jodi H. Beyeler & Lisa Guedea Carreno

On Goshen College’s 14th annual service day, eight groups of Goshen College first-year students and faculty volunteered a day of work at sites in Goshen and Elkhart.

Fall 2012 Campus Scenes

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Photos by: Hannah Bartel ’13,  Alysha Landis ’11,  Alex Pletcher ’15 and Emily Trapp ’13

Fall Open House

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Prospective students visited campus on Friday, Oct. 12 for the first open house of the year.

Photos by: Alysha Landis ’11 and Alex Pletcher ’15

Construction Progress: Union Renovation

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Date: February 20 thru October 12, 2012

Photos by: Anna Ruth ’12, Kaeli Evans ’14, Alysha Landis ’11, Summer Hasan ’12 and Jodi H. Beyeler

Remembering Professor of Biology Jim Miller on the one-year anniversary of his death

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Date: Oct. 9, 2012

Photographer: Jodi H. Beyeler

Goshen College students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 9 and, through fond memories, tears, prayers and singing, commemorated the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Professor of Biology James S. Miller. Read more.

Clothesline Project

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The Clothesline Project was up in Schrock Plaza as part of Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Week from Oct. 8-12.

Photos by: Hannah Bartel, Alysha Landis, Alex Pletcher

Homecoming Weekend 2012: Day 2

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

Dates: Oct. 6, 2012

Read more about the 2012 alumni awardees.

Homecoming Weekend 2012: Day 1

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Photos by: Jodi H. Beyeler, Alysha Landis and Emily Trapp ’13

Dates: Oct. 5, 2012

Read more about the 2012 alumni awardees.

Fall 2012 Kickoff

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Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Photos by: Hannah Bartel ’13

Opening Convocation and Applause Tunnel

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Date: Sept. 5, 2012

Photos by : Jodi H. Beyeler

Related link: Press release — “President opens school year by encouraging students to embrace God’s call and become passionate learners”

New Student Days – Class of 2016

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Orientation Weekend for the Class of 2016 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: Sept. 1-2, 2012

Photos by: Alysha Landis ’11, Kaeli Evans ’13, Emily Trapp ’13, Alex Pletcher ’15.

Young alumni “Culture for Service” summer tour

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Goshen College hosted three service opportunities for young alumni across the country.
PITTSBURGHJULY 21 with PULSE
GOSHEN: AUG. 11 with LaCasa
WASHINGTON, D.C.: AUG. 18 with D.C. Central Kitchen
DENVERAUG. 25 with Extreme Community Makeover

Working together on a local service project gave the alums time to connect and network. After the work, social gatherings hosted by local young alumni created further opportunities for connection.

Touring Theater for Young Audiences May Term class performs “Hoosier History 5000″

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Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photos by: Jodi Beyeler

Musical Theater Cabaret

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Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Photos by: Alex Pletcher

Concert for Peace

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Date: Friday, May 11, 2012

Photos by: Alex Pletcher

Annual May Term Sand Volleyball Tournament and BBQ

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Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Photos by: Emily Trapp

One Love Dance

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Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Photos by: Alex Pletcher

Faculty/Staff Talent Show

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Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photos by: Emily Trapp

Commencement 2012 | Friends and Family

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Date: Sunday, April 22

Photos by: Martin Brubaker, Alysha Landis, Alex Pletcher

More Information: Press release

Commencement 2012 | Processional and Ceremony

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Date: Sunday, April 22

Photos by: Martin Brubaker, Alysha Landis, Alex Pletcher

More information: Press release

Commencement 2012 | Receptions and Baccalaureate

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Departmental receptions to celebrate the 2012 graduating seniors took place throughout campus.

Baccalaureate took place in the Church-Chapel, during which President James E. Brenneman delivered a sermon titled “Five-Core Diplomats.”

Dates: Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22

Photos by: Martin Brubaker,  Alysha Landis and Alex Pletcher

More information: Press release

Commencement 2012 | Nurses Pinning and Senior Show

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Date: Saturday, April 21

Photos by: Emily Trapp

More information: Press release

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, build and dedication

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Goshen College stepped in to help one of its own employees build a house through Habitat for Humanity. Eddie Mayorga and his family were well on their way to receiving a house when federal funding fell through. By hosting various fundraisers and offering hands to help build, the college committed to helping make a dream possible for this 10-plus year employee in the college’s Physical Plant Department.

Read the press release to find out more.

Earthtones Concert

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Goshen College choirs performed  a variety of world music during the annual Earthtones concert.

Date: Saturday, March 31

Photos by: Alysha Landis

More information: Press release

Academic Research Symposium

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Students presented their work during the annual Goshen College Academic Research Symposium.

Date: Saturday, March 31

Photos by: Alysha Landis

Additional information: Press release

Spring Mainstage: Twelfth Night

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Date: Tuesday, March 20

Photos by: Martin Brubaker

More information: Press release

ISC Coffeehouse

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Date: Sunday, March 18

Photos by: Emily Trapp ’13

More information: Press release

Lavender Jazz Spring Concert

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Date: Friday, March 9

Photos by: Alysha Landis

More information: Press release

Nathaniel Tann Hour After

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Date: Friday, Feb. 19

Photos by: Martin Brubaker ’11

PAS: Vance George with Toledo Symphony and GC choirs

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The Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Goshen College choirs came together under the direction of Grammy award winning conductor and Goshen College alumnus Vance George to perform Fauré’s “Requiem” and other choral masterpieces in a Performing Arts Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Photos by: Alysha Landis

More information: Press release

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

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Five Goshen College students addressed current issues of peace and justice in the 2012 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. This annual contest gives students the opportunity to get involved in a peace cause as they each deliver an eight- to 10-minute extemporaneous speech. After lengthy deliberations, the judges awarded first place to Lauren Trieber and second place to Alison Reist.

The five student finalists included:

  • Senior Bible and religion major Ben Baumgartner (Hesston, Kan.) presenting “Reconciling Relationships: Mennonite Encounters with Muslims”
  • First-year psychology and communication double major Abby Deaton (Indianapolis, Ind.) presenting “Educating the Hearing on Deaf Education: Mainstreaming versus Residential Schooling”
  • Junior sociology major Alison Reist (North Liberty, Ind.) presenting “Peace Through Sport: The Olympic Vision”
  • First-year peace, justice and conflict studies and Spanish double major Aranza Torres (Waco, Texas) presenting “Our DREAM”
  • Sophomore peace, justice and conflict studies major Lauren Treiber (Grand Rapids, Mich.) presenting “The Real Occupy Movement: Understanding Capitalism in a Christian Context.”

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14

Photos by: Alysha Landis ’11

Additional Information: Press release

Exhibit: Andy Cooperman

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Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist: Metalsmith Andy Cooperman
Artist lecture and reception: Sunday, Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m.
Exhibit dates: Jan. 29-Feb. 19
Photos by: Martin Brubaker ’11

More information: Press release

 

Concerto-Aria concert

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Six Goshen College student winners performed with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, directed by Christopher Fashun, in the 52nd annual Concerto-Aria Concert.

The student winners included:

  • Senior baritone Martin Brubaker (Goshen), performing “Madamina, il catalogo questo” from “Don Giovanni,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Brubaker is a communication and music double major.
  • Senior soprano Stephanie Hollenberg (Goshen), performing “Caro Nome” from “Rigoletto,” by Giuseppe Verdi. Hollenberg is a Bible and religion major and music and international studies double minor.
  • Senior pianist Lisa Horst (Goshen), performing the “Egyptian,” the first movement from “Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103,” by Camille Saint-Sa‘ns. Horst is a music major.
  • Junior composer Levi Smucker (Akron, Pa.), debuting his composition, “The Book of Job.” Smucker is a music major.
  • Senior violinist Elspeth Stalter (Iowa City, Iowa) and junior cellist Justin Yoder (Perkasie, Pa.), performing the first movement from “Concerto in A minor for violin and cello, Op. 102″ by Johannes Brahms. Stalter is an English and music double major. Yoder is a music and interdisciplinary double major.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11

Photos by: Alex Pletcher ’15

Additional Information: Press release

Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

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Science Olympiad teams from 10 area schools  gathered on the Goshen College campus to compete in over 30 events, ranging from astronomy to food science to rocks, for the annual Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11

Photos by: Hannah Bartel ’13

Additional material:  Press release

Ted & Co. Theater Works visits campus

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Ted & Co. Theater Works, led by Ted Swartz, visited campus Feb. 8-10 and put on several performances.

Photos by: Emily Trapp ’13

More information: Press release

Morning Fog

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Date: Friday, Feb. 3

Photos by: Alysha Landis

Spring Kick-off 2012

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Spring Kickoff 2012 celebrated student talent through song, dance, videos and more, and was a fundraiser event to raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity house for a GC employee.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28

Photos by: Hannah Bartel ’13

Additional info: Press Release

MLK Study Day 2012

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Goshen College took a break from classes to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. through music, poetry, prayer, art, story-telling and discussions about race.

Date: Jan. 15 and 16

Photos by: David Zwier ’12 and Alysha Landis

For more information: Read the press release or see what Goshen College students have to say about race.