Goshen College senior wins music composition competition

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Goshen College senior Jake Smucker, a music major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won the 2015 Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) String Quartet Composition Competition with his work “Un Quatour à l’Envers.” Smucker studies composition with Dr. Jorge Muñiz, associate professor of music at IUSB, who encouraged him to enter the competition. Smucker’s first-place winning work, chosen … Keep reading »

New book details 70 years of Mennonites in Puerto Rico

Two unidentified Mennonite mission workers on horseback in Puerto Rico, early 1950s. (Photo by Luke Birky, courtesy of Tom Lehman, www.flickr.com/photos/tlehman/)

Rafael Falcón, professor emeritus of Spanish at Goshen College, and Tom Lehman, a 1969 Goshen College graduate, released a book last month titled “Mennonite Memories of Puerto Rico” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 2014), detailing the experience of Mennonites in Puerto Rico.