Angie and Dan Bastian wanted to make some extra cash to start saving for their kids’ college funds. They set up a kettle corn stand and concocted a few delicious variations on the popular snack. The rest is history… and Angie’s Popcorn is now worth $50 million.
Goshen College graduate Karen Zorn visited her alma mater Monday, Jan. 12, to deliver a keynote speech discussing the merits of a new music program called El Sistema. The program is spreading into Elkhart classrooms and across the U.S.
Just one example of ways teachers are supporting students’ learning in Goshen. Teachers like Andrew Kauffman ’04 at Chandler Elementary focus on hands-on and engaging activities to bring kids into learning.
Three members of the Goshen College Music Department will present a faculty voice recital in Rieth Recital Hall on Friday, Jan. 23. Performing will be Scott Hochstetler, baritone, and Rebecca Dengler Kaufman, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Christine Larson Seitz. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Director and graduate of Goshen College (1988) and Bethany Christian High School (1984) Bruce A. Hostetler will present the 2015 Roy H. Umble Master Class on Jan. 20-24, featuring workshops, a keynote address and a reading of his newest play “Feral.” All events are free and open to the public.
Goshen College seeks programmers, artists, musicians and writers to participate in the 2015 Global Game Jam (GGJ), the world’s largest game creation event, Jan. 23-25.
The Merling Trio, an international ensemble in residence at the School of Music at Western Michigan University, will present a concert in the 2014-15 Rieth Chamber Series on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will host its third women’s spirituality retreat, “Out of the Whirlwind,” from Friday, Jan. 23 to Saturday, Jan. 24. The retreat will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening and end mid-afternoon on Saturday.
Bob Emser, a sculptor and aviation enthusiast, is the Goshen College Art Department’s 2015 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist and will deliver a public lecture on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall, with a reception immediately following in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.
A new program started by Roel Cervantes ’10 and James Gingerich ’80 at Maple City Health Care Center allows patients to knit or volunteer at non-profit organizations to earn credit for their medical bills. It’s the kind of innovation we need in health care.