West is executive director of The Post, a Christ-centered youth program in downtown Goshen.
Perry Bush, professor of history at Bluffton (Ohio) University, will present the 2015 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Administration Building Room 28. Bechtel will speak on “The Professor as Peacemaker: C. Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1920-1948.”
Krista and Tim Showalter Ehst, both 2008 GC grads, have begun Peace Farm, a new voluntary service program born out of a collaborative effort between Quakers and Mennonites in Pennsylvania. This six-month apprenticeship brings together the practical work of farming and an exploration of connections between peace, food justice and faith.
Goshen College’s 14th annual Conference on Science and Religion will be held March 20-22 and will feature speaker Wentzel van Huyssteen, professor of theology and science at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Goshen College student vocalists will present scenes from operas and musicals in two Goshen College Opera Workshop performances on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m. Both performances will take place in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Jep Hostetler, a retired medical educator, humorist and magician, and Glen Miller, a retired medical doctor, administrator and author, will discuss ways to create a legacy through an intentional process of living during the Afternoon Sabbatical series on Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Dale Hess, associate professor of agroecology and ecological field station director at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, died on Sunday, March 1, in his home after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
A new exhibit, “Collections in the Collection: Mennonite, Amish, Hutterite,” will open at Goshen College with a public reception in the Library Gallery on March 15 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit will continue through July 30, 2015.
Goshen College has been honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Students in the Goshen College International Student Club (ISC) will show off food and culture of their home countries with a dinner and a show during the annual ISC Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 14.