The Bulletin Fall/Winter 2014

Check out the latest issue of The Bulletin, Goshen College’s alumni magazine. This issue focuses on the core value of “global citizenship,” the theme of this year on campus.

Goshen flight #606


On Nov. 28, 1979, over 300 people gathered in the year-old Umble Center for an international variety show entitled “Flight #606.” Guided by “pilot” Michael DeShield ’80 and “stewardess” Brigitte Hudicourt ’81, dances, songs and skits filled the “flight.” Both had found their way to Goshen through connections with Study-Service Term units in their home countries, Belize and Haiti.

What matters most: Citizens of earth and sky


“At Goshen College, each year we focus on one core value. This year we will ponder the meaning of global citizenship, which is expressed primarily in two ways. The first and most common understanding has to do with our desire to foster intercultural openness between people of differing worldviews, experiences and ethnicities…”

Why I came back to teach at Goshen College


Goshen College alumni often have the opportunity to use their teaching talents at a variety of higher education institutions. Here are the stories of four of the 38 current teaching faculty who chose to return to their alma mater to serve and offer their knowledge, wisdom and gifts to a new generation of students. Debra […]

Putting Goshen on the music map: Steve Martin


Ignition Garage owner Steve Martin ’76 believes in listening to music “the way it was intended to be heard.” So in 2012 he converted an old auto garage in downtown Goshen and stocked it with thousands of new and used CDs and vinyl LPs, a broadcasting booth for Goshen College’s radio station, WGCS 91.1 The Globe, and a stage for artists to perform live music.

Making peace with snowstorms: Chris Birky

Chris Birky family

The Garcias called the police for help but were told officials had declared a state of emergency and no one would be coming for them. For 30 minutes, snow nearly engulfed their SUV. Then, through the swirling snow and wind they saw lights. It was Chris Birky ’90 plowing his tractor through massive snow drifts to help.