It was the height of the Vietnam War and the U.S. military draft; Woodstock was taking place in New York; and it was also a turning point for the Mennonite peace witness. The year was 1969.
The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM (www.wvpe.org), has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 on the “This I Believe” segment of its program. All of the pieces are scheduled to air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Going Green at Goshen” and includes a number of special opportunities focused around environmental sustainability. In addition to class reunions, other highlights of the weekend are One-Act plays, kids’ activities, athletic events, a hymn sing, environmental issue seminars by professors, art exhibits, a field trip to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, an alumni picnic with local produce and the Music Gala.
As the 2009-2010 academic year gets underway, Goshen College is without five long-serving, respected professors. Associate Professor of Nursing Fern Brunner, Professor of Physics Carl Helrich, Professor of Psychology Vic Koop, Professor of Mathematics Ron Milne and Associate Professor of Art Judy Wenig-Horswell retired at the end of last school year. Together, they dedicated 138 years of service to the college and its students.
Opening Convocation of the 2009-2010 academic year, delivered by Dr. James E. Brenneman, president of Goshen College, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 in the Goshen College Church-Chapel.
Goshen College is pleased to announce and welcome new employees for the 2009-10 academic year. Several persons were hired and started earlier in the year, and several have changed positions within the institution.
In a report eagerly anticipated by incoming college students and their parents, Goshen College placed 131st out of 249 liberal arts colleges in the 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings by “U.S. News & World Report.” Last year it was ranked 149th out of 265. Goshen continues to be ranked in the third tier of Best Liberal Arts Colleges for the ninth straight year.