Goshen College President Jim Brenneman will deliver a farewell address on Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at College Mennonite Church, titled “Back to the Future: Reflections on Being GC’s 16th President.” A reception will follow. All are invited.
Interim leadership changes include Dr. Jo-Ann Brant assuming the role of interim vice president for academic affairs and academic dean for the remainder of the current academic year and for the 2017-18 year, and Deanna Risser continuing in her role as interim vice president for finance through the next academic year. Both positions are part of the college’s President’s Council.
On March 29-April 1, Goshen College history students recorded the stories of members of the Minority Ministries Council to be transcribed and held in the Mennonite Church USA Archives for future access.
Goshen College is co-sponsoring a conference titled “Shared Opportunity, Shared Success: Latinos, Higher Education, Indiana’s Future,” in conjunction with Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), at the University of Notre Dame on April 13, 2017.
The Mennonite Historical Library (MHL) at Goshen College owns the world’s only surviving copy of the first printing, in 1564, of songs that eventually became the Ausbund, one of the first Anabaptist songbooks and the Protestant hymnal in longest continuous use — by the Old Order Amish.
The 19th annual Goshen College Student Academic Symposium will feature original research by 21 Goshen College students. The symposium will take place in Goshen College’s Church-Chapel on Saturday, April 1, from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Luis Ricardo Fraga, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, will be the speaker at Goshen College’s 119th commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 30.
The Goshen College Theater Department will present Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, the story of a Holocaust survivor and her relationship with her daughter, on April 1, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and April 2 & 9 at 3 p.m. in the Umble Center.
Debra Detwiler Brubaker, professor of music, will present a program called “Women’s World Music Choir: ‘Creating, Sustaining, Disrupting’” on April 4 at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall.
The 10-member, all-female Norwegian brass band tenThing will perform at Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Performing Arts Series.