Maybe because her short life took her around the globe several times – from Jerusalem and Bangkok as a child to France and Japan as a young adult – Heidi Siemens-Rhodes ’96 knew a thing or two about saying “hello” and “goodbye.” Or maybe it was because she had to say early goodbyes to her … Keep reading »
A clean energy catalyst developed by Ulises Martinez ’04 is being used to fuel a concept car in Japan. Daihatsu, a subsidiary of Toyota, implemented Martinez’s catalyst in the FC Show-Case, a zero emissions concept car, which was unveiled at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in 2011. A chemical engineering post-doctoral student at the University … Keep reading »
If you’ve never been to Pittsburgh, you might be puzzled by the word “yinz.” To Kate Stoltzfus ’05, “yinz” is more than just Pittsburgh’s colloquial version of “ya’ll”; it is an inspiration. Stoltzfus became a “Yinzer,” or a Pittsburgh resident, after graduating from Goshen College, and began a year of service through the PULSE program. … Keep reading »
On the first Friday of May 1903, citizens of Goshen met in the city’s council chamber to hear what The Goshen Daily Times described as “a rare chance for Goshen to secure a desirable college.” The local Commercial Exchange had been busily raising money to lure what was then known as the Elkhart Institute to … Keep reading »
What happens when a needy student cannot get financial aid to attend college? Like other students of Amish descent, Naomi Kramer ’12 faced that dilemma because her parents did not support her decision to attend college. After five years of sacrifice and struggle, Kramer has achieved her dream. Now she is trying to help others … Keep reading »
As a boy growing up in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, Merle E. Jacobs ’48 loved all birds but was obsessed with yellow canaries. From a pair, he eventually developed a flock of 67 canaries – all happily living inside his family’s home. Fifty years later, I had the privilege of studying genetics under Professor Merle … Keep reading »
RIDING THE RAILS BY AUTO Back in the 1950s when I was a student at Goshen College, there were only a few freight trains per week using the tracks on the east side of campus. Late one afternoon, John Troyer ’58, Warren Rhodes ’59, Carrol Miller ’59 and I were in Carrol’s bright red Oldsmobile … Keep reading »
Divided no Longer
From the basement below the Leaf Raker to on stage in Japan, the band Lotus has emerged from humble beginnings to achieve great success. The instrumental electronic jam band, which splits time between Philadelphia, Pa. and Denver, Colo., continues to garner attention as they have released nine albums and have toured across the United States and Japan. It all began at Goshen College for two of Lotus’ founding members.
A longhaired teenage boy sat in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting transportation to the state correctional facility where he was to live for the next five years. After getting arrested for burglary and being put in solitary confinement for smuggling a weapon into jail, his story made the front page of the Goshen News.