“Person of Interest: Kate Stoltzfus ’05” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Kate Stoltzfus, 28, is the inspiration behind Yinzpiration.com, a blog she started to spotlight the young people in Pittsburgh who are doing creative and innovative things. She’s doing that by interviewing 100 Pittsburghers in their 20s or 30s to try to dispel the myth that the Steel City is not an amenable place for young people.

Father-son duo complete 50-state marathon challenge

Ken R. Yoder '68, right, often runs marathons with his son, Ben, and his daughter, Karen '96.

Ken Yoder ’68 and his son, Ben, set a goal to run 50 marathons – one in each U.S. state. Five years later, they met their goal when they completed the Phunt Trail Marathon in Maryland on Jan. 2, 2011. They’re the only known father-son duo accomplish the challenging circuit.

Sharing the daily feast of flavors, textures and eye appeal

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An Indiana-based family of artists that includes six Goshen College alumni has produced a cookbook that is attracting favorable attention because of its delectable recipes, deep cultural connections, beautiful photography and artistic flair. The Daily Feast: Everyday Meals We Love to Share (Good Books, April 2012) was assembled last fall by Esther Rose Graber  ’52 […]

Essay: “Called to Sustainability” by Tim Showalter Ehst ’08

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I am a farmer. A Christian farmer. A low-input, sustainable, Christian farmer. I believe that our work is to create the new Eden—an Eden that is interdependent and sustainable in ways that the most radical hippies and permaculturists never imagined. And I believe I am being called to this vocation, to these beliefs.

Dr. Owen Gingerich ’51 addressed the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate International Mother Earth Day

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Dr. Gingerich, who is one of the world’s leading astronomers and has an astroid named in his honor, delivered the opening address for a panel of scientists who discussed the impact of human activities on the earth. “We are at a perilous point where our knowledge, our powers and our masses have the newly acquired capability to irredeemably destroy our environment,” Gingerich stated.

“At DOOR Atlanta, lunch comes straight from the garden” from Mennonite Mission Network

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As youth come through DOOR Atlanta this summer, they’ll find something on their plates that you wouldn’t expect on a weeklong service trip: local, organic food. Tim Showalter Ehst, the interim co-director of DOOR (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection) in Atlanta and a Goshen (Ind.) College graduate, is in the midst of planning and creating menus that will allow the DOOR staff to feed their young volunteers with healthy food grown around the city.