Quilts featuring fabrics from Senegal on display in new exhibit

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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.”

Muslim on a Mennonite campus

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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.

Future Educator Benefits From Scholarship

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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.

Goshen College announces 2011-12 Performing Arts Series lineup

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.

“Secret Millionaire” surprises Gwen ’75 and Gary Miller ’76

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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.