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.

An unexpected audience with Pope Francis: Chad Bauman

Chad Bauman in square

Chad M. Bauman ’95, associate professor of religion at Butler University, was attending a conference on Christianity and freedom in Rome this winter when he received a surprising invitation. The Vatican took interest in the conference and unexpectedly invited participants to a private audience with the Pope.

Behind the scenes: Joelle Dussek


Joelle Dussek ’05 always knew she wanted to work in the television and film industry after college. Today the communication major is living her dream, having worked on the crew of Food Network’s “Chopped,” “CSI New York,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the televised ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2014.

The muse behind the monster: Sarah Elizabeth

Face Off - Season 3

Aliens, pirates and cyborgs are not folks most of us would expect to see on a typical workday, but Sarah Elizabeth Miller ’05 would. A professional makeup artist, Miller gained national attention while competing on the third season of SyFy Network’s “Face Off,” a popular reality show that features special-effects makeup artists competing to create characters like those seen in science fiction and horror films.

Becoming a campus resident at age 62


On Sept. 10, 1935, 62-year-old Ina Kronk Slate registered for her senior year at Goshen College. Already a familiar figure on campus, this doyenne of Goshen civic society had served GC as instructor for public school art from 1916-1923, and possibly had designed the first college seal. In the summer of 1933, Slate had decided to begin full-time studies as a GC student.

Pedicab Dad


For Peter, this is a preferred mode of transportation. “A pedicab is the next best thing to walking,” he said. “I like how it helps me engage the environment and the people around me (as well as the boys) compared to the isolation of being enclosed inside an automobile.”

More than money: Maple City Health Care Center creates stories and community


Thanks to James Gingerich’s leadership, the health center is guided by its mission and its stories. It was through storytelling that the people who cared about the center came to realize that in most of the iconic stories important to the center, when people focused on needs, needs multiplied. When they focused on assets, assets multiplied.