Virgil L. Miller, chair of the Goshen College Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009, was remembered this week for his leadership and varied contributions to the college. Miller, 72, died July 19 at his home in Archbold, Ohio, surrounded by his family, following a two-year struggle with cancer.
The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (CSA) is currently accepting registrations for the fall semester. The registration deadline for all private lessons is August 13, 2012. Lessons begin the week of August 20.
Poet and wetland ecologist Dr. Mary Linton has spent a lifetime steeped in the natural world. She’s gone from Midwestern farm girl to scientist, but she’s always believed that a day mucking about a fertile wetland could not be better spent. Linton will share her poetry at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind.
From July 23-27, Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state – including Goshen College – are throwing open their campus doors to students, parents and any others involved in the college selection process as part of Indiana Private College Week.
Goshen College President Jim Brenneman has named James Townsend as the college’s new vice president for enrollment management and marketing.
From the basement below the Leaf Raker to on stage in Japan, the band Lotus has emerged from humble beginnings to achieve great success. The instrumental electronic jam band, which splits time between Philadelphia, Pa. and Denver, Colo., continues to garner attention as they have released nine albums and have toured across the United States and Japan. It all began at Goshen College for two of Lotus’ founding members.
A longhaired teenage boy sat in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting transportation to the state correctional facility where he was to live for the next five years. After getting arrested for burglary and being put in solitary confinement for smuggling a weapon into jail, his story made the front page of the Goshen News.
We kicked off the school year by focusing on the core value of Servant Leadership. Mid-year, we poured out our hearts and hammers to help Habitat for Humanity build a home for custodial staff member Eddie Mayorga and his family. As the year closed, we sent a new batch of Servant Leaders into the world as ambassadors of Goshen College.
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.