FiveCore Media, Goshen College’s video production company, was nominated for a regional Emmy award for its 2013 “A Festival of Carols” video, which aired in December 2014 on PBS stations in Indiana. This is the first Emmy nomination for FiveCore Media and the second Emmy nomination for Goshen College since 2008. An awards ceremony will take place on June 27, 2015 in Indianapolis.
In May 2005, the Goshen College Music Center dedicated its new Taylor and Boody pipe organ, “Opus 41.” Now, 10 years later, the public is invited to celebrate its anniversary with a recital as part of the Rieth Chamber Series. GC organ instructor Kevin Vaughn will present an anniversary recital on Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
May and June events at Goshen College include Merry Lea’s annual NatureFest, A Prairie Home Companion live broadcast, a concert by the Steel Wheels and more!
Members of the Goshen College Class of 2015 received undergraduate and graduate degrees after being encouraged by speaker and alumnus Raj Biyani ’92 to add value to the world by focusing on their strengths during the college’s 117th commencement on Sunday, April 26.
Take a hike, roast marshmallows or go canoeing at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center’s annual spring festival, NatureFest, on Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. NatureFest includes the Turtle Trot 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option.
Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 11 in Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.
The Steel Wheels, an Americana band with Mennonite roots, will return to Goshen College on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., for a concert sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and 91.1 The Globe (WGCS) in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
The 2015-16 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will bring more big names to Goshen College’s Music Center, with an expanded lineup including Ira Glass, Roseanne Cash, Bobby McFerrin, Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Soweto Gospel Choir and Rhiannon Giddons, among other artists.
Dr. Kenneth Newbold, associate vice provost for research and scholarship at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has been named provost at Goshen College, President James E. Brenneman announced. Dr. Newbold’s duties will begin July 1.
On Friday, May 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., adults interested in graduate and continuing studies programs are invited to visit Goshen College for an open house to learn more about Goshen’s different programs. It will take place in the college’s Newcomer Center, Room 19 (on Main Street, across from IU Goshen Hospital).