Lasting Ties: To Make Christ Known

In September 1949, Lillian Zook Yoder (above) spent each Sunday teaching the first and second graders of fledgling Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Dunlap, Ind. Her future husband, Sam, drove the college bus through the neighborhood to bring in the flock. More than 30 GC students participated regularly that year in church leadership, Sunday School instruction, […]

Saying Goodbye

Known for his passion of Robert’s Rules of Order, Professor Emeritus of Communication Al Albrecht passes away Professor Emeritus of Communication Al Albrecht ’50 passed away on June 23 in the hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 84. He taught at the college for 23 years, from 1964 to 1987. Upon hearing […]

Chasing Bugs Around the World

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He got his start in his backyard as a boy, but Dr. David Denlinger, ’67 now studies interesting bugs in interesting places as professor of entomology at Ohio State University. Denlinger, who earned a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois in 1971, has been studying insects for more than 30 years and has traveled […]

Less Than A Month For Singing, Dancing, Acting… And Quilting

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For most Goshen College students, classes during May term are intense, but peppered with afternoons of studying on the lawn or playing Ultimate Frisbee as they relish final days before heading home for summer. But this past May didn’t offer such leisurely opportunities to senior Adrienne Nesbitt and other students and faculty who turned a […]

Extraordinary Care For The Common Good

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For 31 years, Provost and Executive Vice President John D. Yordy said he pursued the goals of providing “extraordinary care to the ordinary and routine work that we do, to the special challenges that are sometimes part institutional life and to the common good.” On April 21, Yordy ’67 was honored for his decades of […]

Amid declining membership and loyalty, Do Denominations Matter?

I’m aware that the title of my reflections – “Do Denominations Matter?” – is likely to evoke a range of responses. For some, the topic may feel like a waste of time: Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, who cares? What does it matter? You grew up Presbyterian, I’m a Catholic; you worship your way, I worship my […]

At 110th Goshen College commencement, noted human rights advocate tells graduates to persevere, to serve others and to trust in God

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Goshen College’s Class of 2008 received degrees Sunday, the culmination of years of hard work and prayer, after being encouraged to be life-long learners and to reach for high goals by President James E. Brenneman and Mukarabe Makinto-Inandava, an advocate for poor people in Africa.

Sales begin April 23 for 2008-09 season tickets to Goshen College’s Performing Arts Series

The 2008-09 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring top name musicians to the college’s Sauder Concert Hall stage. Next season’s performers will include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Christine Ebersole, the Brentano String Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, the Estonia National Symphony Orchestra, the Punch Brothers and the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band.