Residents of Elkhart County as well as members of the Mennonite church and the Goshen College community praised President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder as a visionary leader with an enduring love for the church, his family and scholarship during a memorial service Wednesday, June 30.
Goshen College President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder, an influential figure in the Mennonite church, passed away early on Thursday, June 24 at the Greencroft Healthcare Center in Goshen. Burkholder, 92, played many significant roles throughout the 20th century as a pastor, professor, pilot, philosopher, civil rights activist, war-time relief worker and college president.
Goshen College recently recognized 293 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2009-10 spring semester Dean’s List.
James E. Brenneman has been reappointed to a second term as president of Goshen College by the college’s Board of Directors at its February meeting a decision recently approved by the Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Board of Directors.
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.