As Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center celebrated the launching of phase one of its “green” collegiate facility on May 4, friends, board members, local officials and representatives from Goshen College joined in ceremonies not to break ground, but to better care for it.
Ask any person randomly on the sidewalk (outside of Elkhart County)what they know about the Mennonites and chances are their answer will include Mormons, black clothes and buggies, or general confusion.
When the Goshen College community of faculty, staff and students reassembled after Christmas break, an immediate call went out from Campus Ministries to respond to the tens of thousands of tsunami victims in South Asia. The campus soon committed to support Mennonite Central Committees (MCC) tsunami relief efforts with the goal of raising at least $10,000. A month later, the goal was met with many contributions and prayer.
For the past two summers, Goshen College Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Myron Yoder has taken small groups of students to Jamaica not to discover the island’s well-known beaches but to connect with a school for Deaf children and youth.
Goshen College recently recognized 188 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2004-05 fall semester Dean’s List.
With so much international strife, national economic worries and individual challenges, everyone needs a bit of silence and inward spiritual reflection in their lives to renew hope. Goshen College again offers an online spiritual resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect on the Christian season of Lent.
In winning the 2005 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest with her speech about community nutrition, Elizabeth Miller honored the request of friends she made in Kenya last summer.
Leslie Bentley, president of Pedagogy/Theatre of the Oppressed, is the Roy H. Umble Master Class in Theater lecturer and teacher and will speak at Goshen College on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Umble Center on The Courage to Be Happy: Augusto Boal and Democratizing Theatre. A reception will follow.
What do gangs in Honduras, Darfur and community nutrition have in common? They will be among the topics of speeches during Goshen Colleges 2005 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.