Their educations began in the same place and their careers ended in the same place. Coincidentally, Goshen College Professor of Nursing Evelyn Driver and Professor of Biology Stan Grove went to the same elementary school, graduated the same year from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va., and then both retired this year from 67 years combined of teaching at Goshen College. In the intervening years, their careers have been focused in different directions: one on the world of nursing and the other on the biological world.
Goshen College reports that annual giving for the 2007-08 fiscal year, which ended June 30, reached a 15-year high, which will allow the college to provide more student aid, promote academic excellence and innovation and foster greater spiritual development.
To add to its already extensive list of original Anabaptist writings, the Mennonite Historical Library (MHL) and Goshen College have recently purchased a rare book of Anabaptist martyr accounts and hymns that pre-dates “Martyrs Mirror” (first edition, 1660)- the famous 1,290 page book that documents Anabaptist martyrs.
Goshen College recently recognized 260 students for excellence in academics, on the 2007-08 spring semester Dean’s List.
Goshen College’s Class of 2008 received degrees Sunday, the culmination of years of hard work and prayer, after being encouraged to be life-long learners and to reach for high goals by President James E. Brenneman and Mukarabe Makinto-Inandava, an advocate for poor people in Africa.
The 2008-09 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring top name musicians to the college’s Sauder Concert Hall stage. Next season’s performers will include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Christine Ebersole, the Brentano String Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, the Estonia National Symphony Orchestra, the Punch Brothers and the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band.
CNN wanted to speak with Mennonites who are first-time voters this year and learn their views on the presidential election. With the Indiana presidential primary happening on May 6, they decided to visit Goshen College and hear from students about what political issues are important to them, as well as how their Mennonite faith informs their politics.
A native of Burundi, East Africa, who is an advocate for issues challenging developing countries will present the 110th graduating class of Goshen College with a final address of their undergraduate careers during the 2008 commencement on April 27.
The international luncheon, which has been an annual part of Goshen College Afternoon Sabbaticals, will introduce Cambodia this year. On Tuesday, April 15, at noon in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Professor of Bible, Religion and Philosophy Keith Graber Miller and his spouse Ann, a self-employed design consultant, will present a nation rich with history, a unique culture and smiling faces. The registration deadline is April 4.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman called for greater dialogue and exchanges between Christians and Muslims as he concluded a trip in which he led Goshen College board members and supporters to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.