From Goshen to the Gates Foundation: Joyce Bontrager Lehman to speak at 116th commencement

Joyce Bontrager Lehman, a financial consultant, past program manager at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and former Goshen College professor, will be the speaker at Goshen College’s 116th commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. Her speech is titled “The Imperative of Providence.”

AlgaeTown project explores the future of biofuel, turns to crowdfunding for support

Aaron Kauffman and Dr. Stan Grove remove a polypropylene mat that is used to harvest the algae grown in a photobioreactor.

AlgaeTown was conceptualized four years ago as an effort to find an easy and efficient way to produce algae, which can be harvested for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food. For years, algae has been rumored to be the fix for many of our global energy problems. The Algaetown team believes they are getting closer to making that a reality.

Celebrating success, striving for improvement: Goshen Commons looks toward its first anniversary

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As Goshen Commons, a community news website for the city of Goshen, approaches its first anniversary in September, those involved with the site are both pleased with its success and looking toward a future with an even larger following and better representation of Goshen’s diversity.

Mennonite World Conference launches new study of its global members

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Nearly 30 people from 18 countries recently gathered at Goshen College to launch the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College, will be the first systematic study of how the MWC “shared convictions” are finding expression and also shed new light on the demographics of the rapidly-growing global Anabaptist family.