When it comes to fundraising for a building project, especially a “green” one, it is sometimes helpful to plant a seed in order to glimpse the overall potential for the facility. With a decision to build its new complex in two phases, construction will begin on Merry Lea Environmental Center¬s long-awaited collegiate facility this summer.
Merry Lea Environmental Center’s plans for a collegiate facility received a boost April 27 when Executive Director Luke Gascho opened his mail and found a check for $150,000.
Goshen College recently recognized 221 students for excellence in academics on the Spring 2003-2004 Dean’s List.
Participating in an excavation in the Southwest, trekking through Amazon rainforests in South America and snorkeling through coral reefs in the Florida Keys are just a few of the ways Goshen College students spent their class time during May term.
If student energy could be converted to wattage for WGCS, the Goshen College radio station (91.1 FM), the broadcast signal might reach to every corner of the state of Indiana. That enthusiasm has resulted in statewide acknowledgment of two students for excellent efforts in broadcasting.
By next fall, the beginnings of a campus entrepreneurial venture will be fully brewing. In a unique partnership, Goshen College Student Life and Business departments are offering students the opportunity to manage a new coffee bar, the “central focus of the connector” between Yoder, Kratz and Miller residence halls which is currently under construction, according to Bill Born, vice president for student life.
During the 106th Goshen College commencement weekend April 24-25, students not only received degrees to honor their hard work, but were also able to celebrate and reflect. Acknowledging shared community, national and international events with significant impact on their lives during their undergraduate years, the chosen theme for their commencement “Creation groaning, yearning for peace, embodying hope.”
Julio Ascencio Garcia was glad to welcome an interfaith group of Christian North Americans to his community, and relieved to be inside the cool walls of an old hacienda house while taking a break from his duties on the sunny patio where he and his colleagues rake coffee beans still in husks — cafe oro — into piles to dry. In greeting the interfaith delegation arranged by Equal Exchange, the largest fair trade coffee company in the United States, Garcia instinctively linked all Christians as children of God who should share as equals.
It’s hard to put into words a career that spans 58 years, three continents and a wide range of musical styles. So, Mary Oyer, professor emerita of music at Goshen College, will also share music during her Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical program, “Music in My Life: A Retrospect” on March 16 at 1 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.