Goshen College President Jim Brenneman named Jim Caskey as the new vice president for institutional advancement, a key position on the President’s Council. Caskey started working at Goshen College in 1997 in the Development Office, and most recently served as interim vice president for several months. He will begin in this new role on Jan. 1, 2010.
Archives for 2009
A year after recording a Goshen College record 50 Daktronics-NAIA All American Scholar-Athlete awards, Maple Leaf student-athletes are again on a historic pace.
Kelsey Shue’s “This I Believe” speech
It was the height of the Vietnam War and the U.S. military draft; Woodstock was taking place in New York; and it was also a turning point for the Mennonite peace witness. The year was 1969.
Brett Bridges’ “This I Believe” Speech
The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM (www.wvpe.org), has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 on the “This I Believe” segment of its program. All of the pieces are scheduled to air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
With 2,000 bracelets, one Goshen College student and dozens of Peruvian women, a town struggling with drugs, gangs and poverty is using art to slow that cycle.
This year’s theme is “Going Green at Goshen” and includes a number of special opportunities focused around environmental sustainability. In addition to class reunions, other highlights of the weekend are One-Act plays, kids’ activities, athletic events, a hymn sing, environmental issue seminars by professors, art exhibits, a field trip to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, an alumni picnic with local produce and the Music Gala.
As the 2009-2010 academic year gets underway, Goshen College is without five long-serving, respected professors. Associate Professor of Nursing Fern Brunner, Professor of Physics Carl Helrich, Professor of Psychology Vic Koop, Professor of Mathematics Ron Milne and Associate Professor of Art Judy Wenig-Horswell retired at the end of last school year. Together, they dedicated 138 years of service to the college and its students.
Community colleges and public universities are expecting significant increases in enrollment this fall, but they are not the only educational institutions bucking the economic downturn.