TIME Magazine announced today that Goshen Center for Cancer Care Medical Director Dr. Douglas Schwartzentruber, a 1978 Goshen College alumnus, has been named to the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, the 2010 TIME 100.
Goshen College’s Class of 2010 received degrees on Sunday, April 25 after they were described as the light of the world by President James E. Brenneman and encouraged to become immortal by the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Abilene Christian University Press recently published a new book by retired Goshen College Professor of Physics Al Meyer, who was an executive of Mennonite Board of Education for 28 years. The book is titled “Realizing Our Intentions: A Guide for Churches and Colleges with Distinctive Missions.”
During the 112th Goshen College commencement Ronnie A. Yoder, the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will present a commencement address to graduating seniors, titled “A Niche for You- Immortality,” in Goshen College’s Roman Gingrich Recreation-Fitness Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.
The 2010-11 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring an incredible breadth of top quality arts performances to the college, including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Conspirare, Wailin’ Jennys, Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, The 5 Browns and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Two Goshen College faculty members united in their commitment to pacifism, the teachings of the Mennonite church and extending Christian hospitality to others presented conflicting opinions on playing the national anthem before sports events at the college.
History was made today at Goshen College as the national anthem was played before two sports events for the first time since intercollegiate athletics began at the college in 1957. The anthem was played before a 1 p.m. baseball team doubleheader against Siena Heights University and softball team doubleheader against St. Joseph’s College at 3 p.m.
Goshen College will play the national anthem before sports events for the first time on March 23 and will hold a campus-wide dialogue on the issue on March 24.
The Goshen College Alumni Executive Board released the following statement today:
In January, the Goshen College Presidents Council, led by President Jim Brenneman, decided to allow the college’s Athletic Department to play an instrumental version of the national anthem prior to some sporting events beginning this spring. In preparing for that change in practice to be implemented- beginning with the March 23 baseball and softball games -the President’s Council recently affirmed the plans of the Athletic Department.