Baccalaureate sermon, delivered by Dr. James E. Brenneman, President of Goshen College on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Goshen College Church-Chapel
Archives for 2011
Irene Bornman, of Goshen, brought pieces of Senegal back to Indiana with her when she returned from her nine-year stay in Senegal. Using locally acquired fabrics from markets in Senegal and Mali, Bornman made a variety of comforters and quilts, which will be on display in Goshen College’s Good Library Gallery starting May 8 in the exhibit, “Senegal Fabric in Indiana Patchwork: The Quilts of Irene Bornman.”
While differences between Christians and Muslims have caused significant global conflict, two Muslim international students – Mohammad Rasoulipour and Mohamed Meissara – are finding the Christian campus at Goshen College to be a place of peace, understanding and acceptance as they focus on commonalities.
Senior Exhibit III: 2011 Reception: Sunday, Apr. 17, 2-4 p.m. Art seniors in Group III exhibit work in their chosen medium.
Marjory Byler, a human rights activist and organizational consultant, will present a commencement address, titled “There is a crack in everything,” at the 113th Goshen College commencement on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center.
Esther Showalter Deal ’53 has focused her life on serving others, from teaching, to working at summer camps, to volunteering. Now in her 80s, she enjoys being close to the Goshen College campus after relocating to Goshen in 2007, where she continues to help others. Her scholarship fund, established to benefit education majors at Goshen College, was first awarded in the spring of 2011.
The 2011-12 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring extraordinary and top quality arts performances to the college, including Manhattan Transfer; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Carolina Chocolate Drops; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Choral Masterpieces With Vance George, Toledo Symphony and GC Choirs; Mark O’Conner Hot Swing; and Cherish The Ladies. In addition, this year’s lineup includes a family-friendly performance of Zoo Zoo by the innovative Imago Theater.
Gwen Birky Miller ’75 and her husband, Gary Miller ’76, got the surprise of their lives last year when a man who had introduced himself as a stock broker and documentary filmmaker later revealed that he was actually a “Secret Millionaire” from ABC’s television’s reality show and wanted to donate to the nonprofit program they help operate.
Lee E. Miller ’80 is leading cutting-edge research to restore lost limb movement no farther away than Chicago. Miller uses advanced surgically implanted electronics and signal processing systems with a goal of helping people regain mobility and independence after spinal cord injuries or amputations.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey ’88 was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to the publishing industry, at Buckingham Palace.