Four Goshen College students on spring break didn’t wake up anywhere near a beach Thursday morning, Feb. 27. They woke up with plans to go build a house, and a subzero wind chill wasn’t going to stop them.
The Goshen College International Student Club (ISC) will offer dinner and a show during their annual ISC Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 8. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a student-catered international meal held in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. A show featuring international music and dance will follow at 7 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
“As a Latino population we are to the point where we are no longer here to be served. We’re here to serve, we’re here to lead.”
That’s the message Gilberto Perez has when he talks about the future of the Latino community in Goshen. Whether through his organization, Bienvenido Community Solutions, which helps those new to the U.S. integrate into the community, as an associate professor of social work at Goshen College or in his role on Goshen’s Plan Commission, Gilberto Perez has made his mark.
Some students at Goshen College are volunteering their spring break to help build a new home for a family in need.
Trevor Bechtel, associate professor of religion at Bluffton (Ohio) University, will present the 2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Administration Building Room 28. Bechtel will speak on “The already peaceable kingdom: A bestiary of peaceable living.” The lecture is free and open to the public.