AlgaeTown was conceptualized four years ago as an effort to find an easy and efficient way to produce algae, which can be harvested for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food. For years, algae has been rumored to be the fix for many of our global energy problems. The Algaetown team believes they are getting closer to making that a reality.
Events in September 2013 include a Wailin’ Jennys concert, an Afternoon Sabbatical on child maltreatment and a gallery of art from the Michiana Pottery Tour.
The Goshen College Music Center will debut a new concert series featuring chamber music and organ concerts on GC’s Opus 41 pipe organ. The 2013-14 series will feature six concerts by outstanding chamber music ensembles and organists, plus a bonus concert and reception for series subscribers only.
As Goshen Commons, a community news website for the city of Goshen, approaches its first anniversary in September, those involved with the site are both pleased with its success and looking toward a future with an even larger following and better representation of Goshen’s diversity.
The Goshen College Community School of the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of three new staff members in music instruction, as well as a new choral ensemble for high school singers in grades 9-12.
Trackside Community Garden, named for the proximity of the railroad tracks that run alongside it, was established in Goshen this summer with funds from the 2013 graduating class gift. The garden is located on Ninth Street between College and Waverly avenues.
The first group of students in Goshen College’s Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership program began their coursework on June 2 with an intensive six days of classes. The program supports the development of the next generation of diversity leaders in the business, government, nonprofit and education sectors.
After her November 2012 exhibit in the Hershberger Art Gallery, Japanese artist Michiko Itatani donated one of her pieces to Goshen College. Her painting, worth $23,000, is now on display in the lobby of the Music Center.
Nearly 30 people from 18 countries recently gathered at Goshen College to launch the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College, will be the first systematic study of how the MWC “shared convictions” are finding expression and also shed new light on the demographics of the rapidly-growing global Anabaptist family.
A six-member task force appointed by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Faith and Life Commission met at Goshen College with counterparts from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) on July 20-23 to review progress on the commitments that the two global communions made to each other during a service of reconciliation in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2010.