The 2011-12 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring extraordinary and top quality arts performances to the college, including Manhattan Transfer; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Carolina Chocolate Drops; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Choral Masterpieces With Vance George, Toledo Symphony and GC Choirs; Mark O’Conner Hot Swing; and Cherish The Ladies. In addition, this year’s lineup includes a family-friendly performance of Zoo Zoo by the innovative Imago Theater.
Gwen Birky Miller ’75 and her husband, Gary Miller ’76, got the surprise of their lives last year when a man who had introduced himself as a stock broker and documentary filmmaker later revealed that he was actually a “Secret Millionaire” from ABC’s television’s reality show and wanted to donate to the nonprofit program they help operate.
Lee E. Miller ’80 is leading cutting-edge research to restore lost limb movement no farther away than Chicago. Miller uses advanced surgically implanted electronics and signal processing systems with a goal of helping people regain mobility and independence after spinal cord injuries or amputations.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey ’88 was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to the publishing industry, at Buckingham Palace.
Culture for Service burns brightest for some Goshen College alumni just after graduation. For Elisabeth Fast Beels ’75 and Rebecca Dyck ’75, however, Goshen’s motto continues to guide their lives of helping others.
Twenty years ago, Joan Miller Block ’82, her husband, Dr. Tim Block, and their friends, Paul and Janine Witte, all from Pennsylvania, founded the Hepatitis B Foundation in response to a young family affected by hepatitis B.
In the Fall of 2010, 19 Goshen College students engaged in a fascinating Study-Service Term in Egypt under the leadership of Director of International Education Tom Meyers. After a semester, the students returned home on the eve of a turning point of history: the popular uprising that forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for three decades. Four of the students have shared their transformative experiences.
Senior Exhibit II: 2011 Reception: Sunday, Apr 3, 2-4 p.m. Art seniors in Group II exhibit work in their chosen medium.
An “exciting new chapter” has begun at Goshen College, according to the college’s President James E. Brenneman on March 24 as he launched three institutes, all focused on the college’s distinctive academic strengths as they relate to faith.
Senior Exhibit I: 2011 Reception: Sunday, Mar. 20, 2-4 p.m. The first group of senior students exhibit work in their chosen medium.