The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (CSA) will hold auditions Aug. 19-20 for youth who wish to sing in the organization’s children’s choirs. CSA offers two community choirs for young children: Rejoice, directed by Kristin Kauffman, for students in grades 3-5, and Shout for Joy, directed by Sandy Hill, for students in grades 6-8.
After her November 2012 exhibit in the Hershberger Art Gallery, Japanese artist Michiko Itatani donated one of her pieces to Goshen College. Her painting, worth $23,000, is now on display in the lobby of the Music Center.
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center continues its Sabbath Hike series on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Merry Lea’s Rieth Village. The 1.5-hour guided hikes are designed to help people let go of their responsibilities and witness earth’s beauty.
Nearly 30 people from 18 countries recently gathered at Goshen College to launch the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College, will be the first systematic study of how the MWC “shared convictions” are finding expression and also shed new light on the demographics of the rapidly-growing global Anabaptist family.
A six-member task force appointed by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Faith and Life Commission met at Goshen College with counterparts from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) on July 20-23 to review progress on the commitments that the two global communions made to each other during a service of reconciliation in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2010.
The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (CSA) is debuting a new choir for high school students and a new Music Together® class for “big kids.” The CSA is accepting registrations for the fall semester, which begins on August 26, 2013.
The Mennonite Historical Library has received a $12,023 grant to digitize and provide online access to unpublished and informally published works of John Howard Yoder, one of the most prominent theologians of the 20th century.
Teachers in Elkhart County are busy readying for the first day of school. Whether it’s their first year teaching or their 15th, these men and women all have a mission to impact students’ lives for the better. Here, a few local teachers share their thoughts on teaching and on the upcoming school year.
The Goshen College Library Gallery will honor Sylvia Gross Bubalo, an artist with Mennonite roots, with an exhibit showcasing her art and poetry this fall. The exhibit, which highlights Gross Bubalo’s passion for spirituality, language and community, will run from Aug.12 through Nov. 16, with a reception on Sept. 8 from 3-5 p.m. in the Library Gallery.