I saw these beautiful bookends in a new way this week. They commemorate a momentous time in my life, the day the Goshen College community formally initiated me into the role of president, after having called me a year earlier.
Jubilee is an assignment I have accepted. It means I have named my purpose in life and am free to practice it.
Former Goshen College president Shirley Hershey Showalter released a new memoir today, “Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World.”
The 2013-14 line-up for the Afternoon Sabbatical series, featuring lectures, performances and special trips, has been announced by Goshen College. The series will kick off with a lecture and discussion titled “Protecting Our Children – a Broad Perspective” by Candy Yoder, president and CEO of Child and Parent Services (CAPS) in Elkhart.
As students, faculty, staff, community and church leaders, benefactors and alumni filled Sauder Concert Hall on the morning of Sept. 20 to say thank you and farewell to President Shirley H. Showalter for her service to Goshen College, many wore scarves in all shapes and colors to honor a leader whose trademark accessory connects to her passion for relationships and cross-cultural learning.
Goshen College and the community will celebrate Shirley H. Showalter’s service as president during a special convocation at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 in Sauder Concert Hall of the Music Center. This event will cap Showalter’s nearly eight years in office.
The first day of classes at Goshen College for 2004-05 academic year on Aug. 25 opened with President Shirley H. Showalter’s welcoming address to campus. Titled “The Meaning of Life,” she called students to develop a meaningful personal philosophy.
Chair of Goshen College’s Board of Directors Virgil Miller announced today to college faculty, staff and students that President Shirley H. Showalter is resigning her position in order to join
the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Mich.
“It could very well be that someone in this audience today is going to stand at this podium someday, either as president here or in some other organization,” Goshen College President Shirley H. Showalter said during her Jan. 9 spring semester opening address to campus, “What It’s Like to Be the Boss.”
The first day of Goshen College 2003-04 classes, Aug. 27, opened with President Shirley H. Showalter’s opening address, “Living Our Faith,” to the campus in which she called students to
deepen their relationship with God by living out the core values of Goshen College: a Christ-centered community of passionate learners, global citizens, compassionate peacemakers and servant leaders.