A reception and book signing will be held for Goshen College Professor Emeritus of History Theron F. Schlabach’s new book War, Peace and Social Conscience: Guy F. Hershberger and Mennonite Ethics (Herald Press, 2009) on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the College Mennonite Church’s Koinonia Rooms.
During Goshen College’s 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day on Monday, Jan. 18, the life and legacy of Dr. King’s emphasis on making peace will be celebrated through music, poetry, prayer, story-telling, a town hall discussion and a workshop. As the college cancels daytime classes so that students can participate fully in the events, the public is also invited.
Goshen College President Jim Brenneman named Jim Caskey as the new vice president for institutional advancement, a key position on the President’s Council. Caskey started working at Goshen College in 1997 in the Development Office, and most recently served as interim vice president for several months. He will begin in this new role on Jan. 1, 2010.
A year after recording a Goshen College record 50 Daktronics-NAIA All American Scholar-Athlete awards, Maple Leaf student-athletes are again on a historic pace.
The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM (www.wvpe.org), has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 on the “This I Believe” segment of its program. All of the pieces are scheduled to air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Going Green at Goshen” and includes a number of special opportunities focused around environmental sustainability. In addition to class reunions, other highlights of the weekend are One-Act plays, kids’ activities, athletic events, a hymn sing, environmental issue seminars by professors, art exhibits, a field trip to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, an alumni picnic with local produce and the Music Gala.
As the 2009-2010 academic year gets underway, Goshen College is without five long-serving, respected professors. Associate Professor of Nursing Fern Brunner, Professor of Physics Carl Helrich, Professor of Psychology Vic Koop, Professor of Mathematics Ron Milne and Associate Professor of Art Judy Wenig-Horswell retired at the end of last school year. Together, they dedicated 138 years of service to the college and its students.