With the help of Goshen College librarians, more peace is now available around the world- at least in the form of online documents related to peace studies.
With the current international situation being described as the “clash of civilizations” (the clash between the two largest religious traditions in the world, Islam and Christianity), Goshen College has decided that now is the time to “find its way to the Middle East in a new opportunity for learning through our well-established Study-Service Term program,” said President James E. Brenneman. The decision was made public at the April 14 Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical international luncheon, which featured Egypt.
A World for a Classroom
Northern Indiana may not have the exotic allure of Cambodia or Peru, but after 40 years of sending students around the world for a semester of cross-culture learning, Goshen College is launching a new location for its Study-Service Term (SST) program right in its own backyard.
Bill McKibben hopes that the world is ready to act fast, and aim for 350- “the most important number in the world.”
Hung Liu Chinese artist Hung Liu, an internationally known and acclaimed mural painter will exhibit her art as the 2008-09 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist in the Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery from Jan. 23 to March 3. Liu will present a public lecture on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth … Keep reading »
Liu’s unusual biography infuses her work with a unique richness; her paintings are steeped in Chinese culture, contemporary and ancient. While she has a foot in both cultures – Chinese and American – her art is born of a traditional Chinese art education. She fuses images from seventh century Tang tomb mural paintings of princes and princesses with Western.
Six Goshen College students will speak Tuesday, Feb. 3 about issues of peace and justice for the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. The contest begins at 7 p.m. and takes place in the Umble Center.
Drawing heavily on the biblical book of Galatians, Bluffton (Ohio) University Assistant Professor of Religion Laura Brenneman will be asking the question, “What does freedom have to do with peace?” in her Monday, Feb. 2 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Goshen College in the Administration Building, Room 28 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Goshen College recently recognized 209 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2008-09 fall semester Dean’s List.