Melia Watkins ’16 reflects on technology and community in a speech she gave at the 2016 conference, Leading into the common good: An Anabaptist Perspective.
Benjamin Kelly knows that it’s not easy to get into professional baseball. Entering his fourth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Northwest Arkansas Royals (Double-A Texas League), graduate of Lakeland High School (2009) and Goshen College (2013) is enjoying the ride.
Goshen College music professor and violinist Solomia Soroka, along with University of Michigan pianist Arthur Greene, will present a unique recital of music by living Ukrainian composer Yevhen Stankovych on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. The composer himself will be in attendance.
Eleven Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery between March 8 and April 26.
Organist and music theorist Aaron Sunstein will present a Rieth Chamber Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Nicole and Adam Nafziger thought they didn’t like biking. The mountain bikes Nicole, 41, and Adam, 40, rode were clunky leftovers from college days and less than ideal for pulling a Burley. But when the Nafziger’s oldest child got placed into kindergarten — one too far away to walk to but too close to make loading two small children into a minivan reasonable — they decided to reconsider biking.
A collection of “mixed oddities,” including miscellaneous historical artifacts, will be on display in the Harold and Wilma Good Library basement gallery at Goshen College from March 26 through July 28, 2017. A reception will take place on Sunday, March 26, 3-5 p.m., in the Good Library Gallery, and is free and open to the public.
“The more I’ve been in it, the more I realize that people with wealth have a need to partner with people to achieve the things that the world needs. Everyone has a need to do something outside themselves, and to be able to work with people in that sacred space of helping to make, underwrite important work is a real privilege. It is really about being a resource to people to achieve the things they are trying to achieve: Sometimes it’s philanthropic, but many times it’s actually spiritual.”
Laura Kanagy ’00, who has coordinated all the welcome group’s efforts, said she cried the day Trump’s ban was announced because it felt so personal now. When the Almahasnehs came to visit their church for a welcome event, she said in a speech: “There are many different messages flying around right now about borders and walls and terrorism and bans. But here is our message to you: You are very welcome here, and you are loved.”