From the day in June 1903 that Jesse Smucker’s team drove away with a load of soil excavated from a field that was to become the Goshen College campus, the college land has been dug, poked and shaped by many hands for many purposes. Utilitarian holes dug for this foundation, or that fountain, grading done … Keep reading »
College dining halls are known for large amounts of food thrown away by students, for grease-laden burgers and chicken nuggets and for preparing mass quantities of food straight from the freezer section that would never be considered “fresh.” But something different is going on in the Goshen College Dining Hall, with the AVI Fresh food service provider leading the way in caring for the health and taste buds of each student and for the well-being of the earth. In 2009, when the college was choosing a new food service provider, these qualities were what set them apart.
Student Art Show: “Tolerance & The Other” From Nov. 19 to Dec. 6, Goshen College student artwork will be on display in the Fall Student Art Show, “Tolerance and the Other,” in the college’s Good Library Basement Gallery. The opening reception will be on Friday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is … Keep reading »
Mike Burton: Graphic Design, Illustration and Letterpress Reception: Sunday, Nov 14, 2010, 2-3:30 p.m. Graphic designer, illustrator and letterpress printer Mikey Burton will be exhibiting at the Hershberger Gallery Oct. 31, 2010-Jan. 12, 2011. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Burton earned his Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University … Keep reading »
Chase Snyder’s “This I Believe” speech
John Blosser: Retrospective Exhibit John Blosser has taught in Goshen College’s Art Department for 10 years and before that at Hesston College for 20. This exhibit features the work he has done throughout his career as he nears retirement in 2011. There will be a reception for this show during Alumni Weekend, Saturday, October 2 … Keep reading »
On Oct. 2, 2006, the world was stunned by the killings of five Amish schoolgirls in a small schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. Within hours, the Amish community forgave the gunman and rallied around his family. It was an act of compassion and forgiveness so powerful, so unbelievable, and for many, so questionable that it led three authors who know the Amish well to write a book about the role of forgiveness in Amish culture, “Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy.”
Goshen College honors seven outstanding alumni during Homecoming Weekend View more photos of the alumni awardees and of Homecoming Weekend 2010. Check out the full schedule for Homecoming Weekend. Their lives have been about making peace in their communities as they worked in other countries, in the courtroom, on the playing field and in the … Keep reading »