Lasting Ties: Leaving Goshen’s mark in Egypt

Zenebe Abebe

Longtime Bulletin readers may recall the mystery of an Egyptian seated on a camel near Cairo and wearing a Goshen College sweatshirt. The July-August 1983 issue of Natural History magazine published the image, and that September, the Bulletin asked its readership to help determine the sweatshirt’s origin. The answer came in the next Bulletin. It […]

Lasting Ties: ‘Every Stitch a Link of Strength’

Supervisor Joe Brunk operates the Maple City Shirt Company in the basement of Coffman Hall.  Special thanks to Mabel V. Brunk for her research and her photo.

On Sept. 15, 1934, the north end of Coffman Hall’s basement was filled with the whirr and clacking of a new enterprise: The Maple City Shirt Company. Because of the economic challenges of the Great Depression, students struggled to afford college and Goshen College had suffered a 15 percent drop in enrollment. Although themselves strapped […]

Lasting Ties: WGCS Hosts A Request-A-Song For FIFI Relief

On Oct. 15, 1974, the 91.1 FM evening broadcast featured Khatchaturian’s Violin Concerto. Off-air, WGCS student general manager Jon Kennel (future general manager) and others had spent the day fielding dozens of request calls for classical and rock music as part of a special phonathon. Since the fall of 1958, Goshen students, together with faculty […]

Lasting Ties: To Make Christ Known

In September 1949, Lillian Zook Yoder (above) spent each Sunday teaching the first and second graders of fledgling Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Dunlap, Ind. Her future husband, Sam, drove the college bus through the neighborhood to bring in the flock. More than 30 GC students participated regularly that year in church leadership, Sunday School instruction, […]