More than 35 people from seven countries gathered at Goshen College on August 5-8, for an international consultation on the theme, “Bearing Witness: A New Martyrs Mirror for the 21st Century?” Hosted by the college’s Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism, the international gathering explored the possibility of a major story-gathering initiative, focused especially on the theme of “costly discipleship.”
Fourteen Goshen College students spent the summer working with professors on various research projects during the college’s eight-week Maple Scholars program in June and July.
Two Goshen College students were awarded a 2012 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship. Seniors Jeffrey Moore and Emily Hedrick received the fellowships to help fund their ministerial explorations.
Opportunities are available to secure individual tickets for all concerts in the Goshen College Performing Arts Series. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m., online at www.goshen.edu/tickets and at the recently relocated Goshen College Welcome Center (moved from the south to the north side of the Union Building).
Virgil L. Miller, chair of the Goshen College Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009, was remembered this week for his leadership and varied contributions to the college. Miller, 72, died July 19 at his home in Archbold, Ohio, surrounded by his family, following a two-year struggle with cancer.
From July 23-27, Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state – including Goshen College – are throwing open their campus doors to students, parents and any others involved in the college selection process as part of Indiana Private College Week.
Goshen College President Jim Brenneman has named James Townsend as the college’s new vice president for enrollment management and marketing.
A 35-page book that urges music students to become “better ‘practicers’ and learners” and to regard such time as a vital personal liturgy continues to be the top-selling Pinchpenny Press book, nearly 25 years after its publication.
On July 4, 2012, the construction of the Winona Trail Bike and Pedestrian Underpass at Goshen College will be taking place. The City of Goshen and Goshen College have been preparing for this day for over five years since the project was first approved and funded.
After 37 years of service, Goshen College Professor of Social Work and long-time Program Director Bob Birkey is retiring. He has been teaching at GC since 1975, making him the longest-serving current faculty member.