With the current international situation being described as the “clash of civilizations” (the clash between the two largest religious traditions in the world, Islam and Christianity), Goshen College has decided that now is the time to “find its way to the Middle East in a new opportunity for learning through our well-established Study-Service Term program,” said President James E. Brenneman. The decision was made public at the April 14 Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical international luncheon, which featured Egypt.
Northern Indiana may not have the exotic allure of Cambodia or Peru, but after 40 years of sending students around the world for a semester of cross-culture learning, Goshen College is launching a new location for its Study-Service Term (SST) program right in its own backyard.
Goshen College recently recognized 209 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2008-09 fall semester Dean’s List.
For Mennonites and non-Mennonites interested in Mennonite writing, there is now one place to go online for a multitude of resources: the Center for Mennonite Writing (CMW). CMW, a project of the Goshen College English Department, was launched as a Web site in the middle of January at: www.mennonitewriting.org.
Their educations began in the same place and their careers ended in the same place. Coincidentally, Goshen College Professor of Nursing Evelyn Driver and Professor of Biology Stan Grove went to the same elementary school, graduated the same year from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va., and then both retired this year from 67 years combined of teaching at Goshen College. In the intervening years, their careers have been focused in different directions: one on the world of nursing and the other on the biological world.
To add to its already extensive list of original Anabaptist writings, the Mennonite Historical Library (MHL) and Goshen College have recently purchased a rare book of Anabaptist martyr accounts and hymns that pre-dates “Martyrs Mirror” (first edition, 1660)- the famous 1,290 page book that documents Anabaptist martyrs.
Goshen College recently recognized 260 students for excellence in academics, on the 2007-08 spring semester Dean’s List.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman called for greater dialogue and exchanges between Christians and Muslims as he concluded a trip in which he led Goshen College board members and supporters to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
Goshen College recently recognized 227 students for excellence in academics on the 2007-08 fall semester Dean’s List.
They both grew up in Elkhart County just miles apart, were star athletes on competing junior high and high school teams, and graduated from Goshen College the same year. Since then, one spent 23 years in Ireland as a peace scholar and practitioner and the other earned a doctorate at Harvard University and knows 15 languages.