During his junior year at Goshen College, Stephen Graber became interested in being a doctor. Shadowing physicians at a family practice and cancer clinic exposed him to the profession. But his time at St. Elizabeth’s, seeing the passion with which the health providers serve, has strengthened his sense of mission.
I saw these beautiful bookends in a new way this week. They commemorate a momentous time in my life, the day the Goshen College community formally initiated me into the role of president, after having called me a year earlier.
I think that a lot of people right now are feeling lost, and empathy is the only balm that can heal us. My song “Lines that Divide” attempts to be a reminder that we are bigger than our opinions, and our ability to respect each other should be based on our common humanity.
Professor emeritus of nursing Norma Jean Weldy, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. She had worked at the college for 33 years until her retirement in 1995.
Robert Abel shoved every once of energy he had into a full, lively 92 years on Earth. He wasn’t afraid to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It may take another 92 years for Elkhart County to recount all of the grand tales of his legacy, appreciate his efforts and thank him properly. The man simply known as “Doc” died Friday, Jan. 13, after battling pneumonia and heart trouble. Yet Dec. 27, two days after Christmas, Doc was still working.
With more than 10 Grammy Award nominations between them, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, along with jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, will present a Performing Arts Series concert in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Mennonite Men Board of Directors is pleased to announce Steve Thomas of Goshen, Indiana as their new coordinator.
Jubilee is an assignment I have accepted. It means I have named my purpose in life and am free to practice it.
Anne H. Berry ’99, assistant professor of graphic design at Cleveland State University, is interviewed on the Revision Path podcast.
Soprano Deborah Lifton and pianist Charis Dimaras will perform on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall as part of the Rieth Chamber Series.