MARCH 15, 2018 Vol. 120 No. 17 Goshen, IN 46526
G FEAT U RES
Changing leadership positions Elsa Lantz, 3 S P ORTS
Baseball takes two from Cleary in Weekend series William Troyer, 5 P ERS P EC T IVES
10 things about being and international student Yejin Kim, 6 F UN NI ES
Ohio Yoder and the Un-Mennonite Activity commitee Katie Yoder, 7 ARTS
“Pirates of Penzance” to open this weekend Kory Stoneburner-Betts, 8
Goshen College students, faculty and staff showed their support for the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting and protested against the lack of gun control in the United States by participating in the national walkout on Wednesday morning. The walkout wasn’t necessarily a walkout, as it took place at 10 a.m. when no classes are scheduled on the GC campus. Students gathered around the peace pole across from the Union building. Campus Pastor Gwen Gustafson-Zook began the walkout by reading Deuteronomy 30:19: “I have set before you life and death, therefore choose life, that you and you children may live.” Students, faculty and staff were then invited to a “sacred space of silence [to] acknowledge the 17 lives lost, and the hundreds of friends and family members who now live with the everpresent pain of senseless violence
Photo by Olivia Copsey
Goshen College celebrated International Women’s Day with two events on Wednesday, March 7: a special chapel held in the morning and a celebration in the evening. Campus Pastor Reverend LaKendra Hardware preached the message for the International Women’s Day chapel. She began by reading select pieces of the Biblical creation story from Genesis 1:27-28 and 31, which describe the creation of man and woman. She called them “words of encouragement and a reminder” of two things: firstly, that man and woman were created as equals, and secondly, that humanity was created in God’s own image. She continued to reference these themes throughout her message. In a later interview, Hardware said that she chose the passage and
Campus pastor Reverend LaKendra Hardware speaks in chapel for International Women’s Day.
Photo by Olivia Copsey
Students gather around the peace pole in support of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.
in their lives” while 17 bells rang. Due to an error, the bells never rang. Gustafson-Zook took the moment to point out the irony. “Life doesn’t happen the way we plan,” she said. “...We must take what is and turn it to what
themes to reflect the international emphasis; “not ‘Women’s Day,” she said, “but International Women’s Day.” She noted that the Christian community sometimes forgets to think about the Bible as history of an international nature with implications for people all over the world, not just those who are named within its pages. Hardware praised the “student leaders who decided that [the international emphasis] is what we want to honor.” She also spoke about what it has meant for her as a woman — and particularly as a woman of color — to take on the strong leadership role of a pastor. Hardware said that it hasn’t always been easy, but that prayer and support from friends and mentors helped her to know that it was the right path for her to take. She ended her Wednesday message by reminding the “ladies,
See WOMEN’S DAY, page 4
should be… something that is full of life, and that is lifegiving for all.” From there, students, faculty and staff members recited the names of the 17 people who died, as well as a quick description of
each person. Then the participants joined in singing three verses of “Lord, Listening To Your Children Praying.” Between each verse,
See WALKOUT, page 4
Potawatomi meal creates community EMILY KAUFFMAN
Students participate in walkout
International Women’s Day inspires action
The Goshen College community welcomed Gary Morseau, citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to campus on Friday, March 9. Morseau engaged a group of students, faculty and community members in a conversation about food sovereignty and a meal he prepared himself. “Food sovereignty, to our nation, is being able to produce our own foods and not be so dependent on dominant society,” said Morseau. Morseau and his wife grow their own Potawatomi corn,
watermelon, beans and squash. The meal he prepared featured corn from their garden. The menu included grilled white hominy, lightly seasoned with garden herb, sweet meat, finely diced beef slow cooked in maple syrup and dried berries, wild rice and mushroom, hand harvest wild rice cooked in a rich mushroom broth and a sunflower pudding, topped with mixed berry sauce. Chelsea Risser, a senior whose thesis project is on exploring how Goshen College can decolonize and indigenize which she believes includes acknowledging the past and supporting indigenous people, was the one who organized Friday’s event. “Forming relationships with the Potawatomi is crucial, not
Photo by Hannah Hostetter
Gary Morseau, a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, prepares the sunflower pudding for the meal attendees enjoyed.
only for making reparations for sitting on land taken from their ancestors, but for understanding a more complete history of the land we live on here in Goshen,” said Risser. “I think listening to Gary on Friday helped everyone at the event understand a little more deeply the kind of relationship between humans and land that can happen, and how that relationship involves what we eat and where it came from.” President Rebecca Stoltzfus was present at the event on Friday. “I learned a great deal from the event and am grateful to the student leaders who organized it,” she said. “We need to grapple with the terribly difficult issues surrounding the Doctrine of Discovery and our present relationship to the Potawatomi people. I am personally committed to continue the conversations and the building of relationships.” For ways to continue the conversation and building of relationships, the Pokagon Band Cultural Activities Coordinator, Nicole Holloway, who attended the event, encouraged GC students and faculty to contact her anytime about inviting speakers from the Pokagon Band because Pokagon Band citizens are involved across all disciplines. Holloway also extended an invitation for students or GC groups to visit Dowagiac and partake in activities happening within the tribe. Students can attend the Pokagon Band pow wow in late August and like the Pokagon Band on Facebook to see updates.
MARCH 15, 2018
Changing leadership positions
Jim Caskey, vice president for institutional development, will be leaving the college to pursue a career in the Goshen Health leadership team. Caskey was hired in 1997 as regional director of development. He was in charge of working to build relationships with people in eastern states like Ohio, Virginia and New York. He became vice president for institutional development in 2010 and has worked at the college for almost 21 years. Caskey’s current role as vice president for institutional advancement allowed him to oversee the development office, alumni, church and parent relations along with other groups. He also served on the President’s Council. “The unique thing about the work that I’ve done is developing relationships with those people all over the country, and in some cases, the world,” said Caskey. “People who care so deeply about Goshen College, almost no matter what’s going on here on the campus, but who think and care for and love the place and provide financial support.”
Caskey has many stories from working to build relationships, but his favorite story is about a widower whose wife was an alum of GC. “He was a Jewish gentleman and she was in the publishing business. He set up a scholarship for women in publishing,” said Caskey. “It’s one of my favorite stories because here was this grieving husband who wanted to do something to memorialize [his wife]. They had this thatchroof cottage in England, and he couldn’t imagine going back without her, so he gave us the cottage,” said Caskey. Goshen College sold the cottage for $600,000. That money became the Sara Ann Freed Scholarship. Caskey also worked a bit with enrollment levels at GC. Recently, the enrollment rates have been on an upward trajectory. “I do believe that part of that is a transformation that we’ve gone through from being seen as a school for Mennonites to becoming more of a school with Mennonite heritage and connections for the world, for everyone,” said Caskey. “And it happens to be on a parallel track with the denomination,
Photo by Brian Yoder Schlabach
Jim Caskey was recognized for his 20 years of service on Jan. 20.
Mennonite Church USA, that is going through a similar kind of transformation to go from the denomination that is so tied into heritage to a message that is there for everyone.” Caskey also serves on the Mennonite Church USA executive board, so he has been able to watch these parallel transformations as they happen. He also notes that while some might think that the college and church are moving farther apart, he sees them as being intertwined. “A denomination without its educational institutions is
a denomination adrift,” said Caskey. So what does the upward enrollment mean for the college? “It means financial stability, because regardless of the fundraising we’ve done through the years, it pales in comparison to enrollment. Enrollment is the driving economic engine for a college,” said Caskey. To him, funding and enrollment are tied together. “If enrollment is down then we are not as attractive to funders,” said Caskey. “Funders aren’t looking to fix
your problems. Success attracts resources.” Caskey’s new position is part of a small foundation, the Goshen Health Foundation, that works with fundraising. He will be joining the leadership team there, adding to his professional portfolio. This new position will allow Caskey to lead fundraising and development of the foundation, while also working as an ambassador for Goshen Health’s mission. Caskey will be replacing Mark Lindemood, who worked in the leadership role for the past seven years. “Perhaps most importantly, they are beginning a campaign and the project has been identified. They’ve done some feasibility study, to see if there are folks interested in supporting that project, and it’s ready to go. That’s one of the things that really attracted me to it.” Caskey is excited to be working with the project “It’s going to be a legacy building project and I’m really delighted to be a part of it,” said Caskey. Caskey’s last day at GC will be March 31. He will begin working at the Goshen Health Foundation on April 30.
For the RECORD Letter to the Editor Emily Kauffman, a senior, is the editor-in-chief of the Record. “For the Record” is a weekly editorial. March is Women’s History Month. March 8 was International Women’s Day. A month and a day celebrated by many, many of whom identify as feminists. I think it’s important noting that while I identify as a feminist, I have not always agreed with those who share this identity. When angry slurs were used to describe our president and dehumanizing signs depicting his face were held up high at the Women’s March I attended in January 2017, I was uncomfortable. To me, they undermined what I believed we were marching for. I was marching for the humanization and empowerment of all people, especially women and other minority groups in our country.
For me, marching was about putting my words and beliefs about gender equality and the equality of all people into action. A metaphorical step towards a future where I hope gender inequity is gone. I did, however, feel very comfortable at Chocolate House, an event where female and nonbinary voices were given space on this campus. These voices shared holy anger that came in the form of vulnerability and validation. None of the words shared were bashing on any one person or group of people. Rather they were words that directly sought to elevate the women in the room. By elevating the women in the room, I believe also it gave space for the men to feel like they too could be apart of the elevating instead of being called out as haters. As one of my female mentors, Kendra Burkey wrote, “We can use ‘feminist’ as a badge of identity and even argue about the meaning of feminism, or we can spend our time looking for way to elevate the women around us, we can point out gender inequity, we can do real and effective work, daily. We can persist. In the end, perhaps ‘feminist’ will be synonymous with the work. Perhaps it will lose its baggage and its misconceptions, but maybe that’s not the point.” Lupito Nyong’o writes, “what my mother meant when
she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What does sustain us...what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” Maybe that’s the point. Let’s choose a sustaining approach that humanizes each and every person. Let us hold compassion for ourselves and for those around us while also holding our own passion. Through doing this we will create safe spaces. Spaces that elevate anger that seeks change not further mistreatment and vulnerability that connects us at our core. May we take steps as a campus community this month to continue to elevate the women in the spaces we are present in. “The Record,” published weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters, is produced by student journalists on campus. The views expressed are their own. “The Record” is not the official voice of the student body, administration or the faculty of Goshen College. Please keep letters to the editor under 600 words. Editors reserve the right to edit letters for space and clarity. “The Record” is located in the Student Organization Center on the Goshen College campus. Postage is paid at Goshen, Indiana 46526.
Feb. 21, 2018
To the Editor of The Record: I was surprised to notice in the Feb. 15 issue of The Record that the term “redneck” is alive and well in formal spoken and written discourse at Goshen College. Surely the term is as derogatory for its ethnic group as are the more notorious ones for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, etc. Using a color term to identify any group of people seems offensive to me. Even “white” has its problems. There must be some “rednecks,” or children of “rednecks,” enrolled at Goshen College. Do they feel welcome? Sincerely, Ervin Beck Professor Emeritus of English
SPRING 2018 STUDENT STAFF Emily Kauffman | Editor-in-Chief Abby King | Associate/News Editor Rachael Klink | Perspectives Co-Editor Carter McKay-Epp | Perspectives Co-Editor Chandler Ingle | Sports Editor Elsa Lantz | Features Editor Hannah Hostetter | Funnies Co-Editor Katie Yoder | Funnies Co-Editor Siana Emery | Arts Editor Olivia Copsey | Photo Editor
Kristin Troyer | Layout Editor Sandra Camarillo | Layout Staff Jill Steinmetz | Layout Staff Dillon Hershey | Layout Staff Bryce Yoder | Layout Staff Mary O’Connell | Copy Editor Cheyenne Petty | Copy Editor Cristina Jantz | Copy Editor Marris Opsahl | Copy Editor
Maddy Keener | Business Manager Duane Stoltzfus | Advisor
574.535.7398 | email@example.com | record.goshen.edu
Goshen welcomes new faculty Juan Pacheco Lozano and his rich experience MEGAN BOWER
Juan Pacheco Lozano, from Bogota, Colombia, moved to the U.S. seven months ago. He has previously worked as the administrative assistant for the not-for-profit organization Justapaz (an agency of the Columbian Mennonite Church) in Bogota and served with Mennonite Central Committee at the United Nations in New York City. He now finds himself at Goshen College as the administrative assistant for student life. After marrying Goshen alumni Lizzy Diaz, class of ’13, in August 2017, Pacheco came to Goshen in 2015 to view the campus where his wife had earned her undergraduate. During his visit he was introduced to Gilberto Perez briefly in the stairwell of the administration building, where Perez suggested going out for coffee at some point. The following month the pair followed through with their plans and met. “My first impression of him was intelligent, quick to grasp hard issues and also very concerned and detail-oriented,” Perez said. Back then, Pacheco wasn’t interested in or even considering working at Goshen College. The meeting with Perez was purely social. However, after learning more about Pacheco’s background, Perez explained how the thought
carried out here,” Pacheco said. P e r e z explained that during the interview process, he was impressed with Pacheco’s experience and ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and opposing views, something that a diverse campus like Goshen College would benefit from. “In his Photo by Emma Nouri own country he Juan Pacheco Lozano is the new administrative assistant for student life at Goshen. interacted with folks on both sides of the aisle of Pacheco working at Goshen “Wow, that seems like a great relating to a conflict, so he had crossed his mind. candidate.” to do that kind of work,” Perez “He, at that time, was Pacheco explained that said. “When he did some work at working for a not-for-profit when looking for work, he the UN as a Mennonite Central which was addressing issues started to look at opportunities of justice and peace… We’re a with Mennonite agencies out of Committee worker there, he college working on justice and instinct and saw the student life worked with a number of people peace, those are some of our core administrative assistant opening from different countries and backgrounds” values,” Perez said. “At that time at GC. Pacheco agreed that I thought ‘wow, I wonder at some “I applied and fortunately got communication with people from point we might have a position this role,” he said. “I’ve have had for him at Goshen College,’ but I the pleasure to know some people a variety of backgrounds and didn’t know what.” who have worked or are working different professional levels has Perez never envisioned for Goshen College and they gave been consistent in his career. He spoke of his being a part Pacheco working with him at me really good reviews.” of a Colombia working group student life. From his background Pacheco reflected on his at the UN that brought together and experience he thought he meeting with Perez two years ago different organizations interested would be a good fit for the where the work being carried out in peace talks and the peace peace, justice and conflict studies at GC came up in conversation. agreement that was happening at department. “Knowing the work that the time with the Revolutionary “I didn’t know he was going [Perez] and student life were Armed Forces of Colombia to apply.” Perez said, but after doing grabbed my attention in (FARC) guerrilla group. The the interview process for the role terms of being able to contribute FARC are Columbia’s largest in student life, Perez thought: in some way to the work being rebel group which came together
to fight against the inequality in Columbia in 1964. “I was able to help bring people from some Colombian nonprofits to the UN, to address, share and interact with representatives of different UN missions, various UN bodies and other organizations advocating for a peaceful solution to this armed conflict.” Pacheco said. In addition to working in student life, Pacheco also serves as an interpreter for the accounting department and is able to communicate well with parents of GC students who speak little English. “He comes with a strong language.” Perez said. “He’s excellent with making families feel more at home and more comfortable.” Now that Pacheco is at Goshen, he is excited to learn more about the different services that the college offers as well as aiding students. “As an immigrant in this country and in the midst of the political and educational challenges that many immigrants are facing here, I’m very interested in helping to provide a safe space for those who are facing these challenges as well as provide them with support and opportunities.” He said. After getting to know Pacheco and his story, Perez is urging students on campus to do the same. “Stop by and meet Juan, introduce yourself, invite Juan to lunch” Perez said. “Get to know him, learn about his skill set and work experience.”
Community classes building confidence CECILIA GARCIA
For the past three years Rocío Díaz, Coordinator of Parent and Community Engagement, has been coordinating a non-credit program of adult English classes at Goshen College. What first began as a pilot program with only three teaching levels, is now a fully structured English program with 56 current students that meet four times a week for 12 weeks and six levels of education based on the evaluation of the student. Díaz has been living in the United States for over 20 years and learned English by watching TV, listening to music, and not using interpreters. In the past, Díaz did not have resources available for her to learn the language, but she was determined to learn. Díaz values the diverse community in Goshen and believes in the importance of building relationships and opening up opportunities for
everyone to learn, grow, and succeed. “We’re here in Goshen, where there are a lot of Latinos, so to me it is important that we provide education to our community… I see it as an opportunity to help the adult students… and this also a way to create a relationship with the community,” she said. The program is very close to Díaz’s heart and it means a lot to her that members of the Goshen community are attending and learning a language that opens so many opportunities to them. “To me the program means success, it means achievement, it means opportunities to better the lives of other people. It’s close to my heart,” she said. One of the goals of The Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE) at GC is to promote intercultural responsiveness and inclusions. Díaz believes that the English classes are one way to fulfill this goal. “I think [the program] opens opportunities for people to perform better in the community.
It will open up opportunities for them to share their culture and learn from other cultures, and this is a way to be inclusive,” she said. “I also see it as an opportunity for those students to eventually become Goshen College students in our regular programs. There are a lot of people who are coming with some kind of degree from their countries but do not know the language,” Díaz said. Díaz and the instructors, consisting of GC faculty, alumni, or student volunteers, often hear from the adult students that they look forward to learning new things and that there are many reasons why they go to the classes, but the biggest challenges of the program are attendance and transportation. “Attendance is very hard sometimes. They are parents so they have a family, they have a full time job, so it’s very hard sometimes for them to attend class 4 times a week,” Diaz said. Regardless of the challenges, Díaz finds great satisfaction in the progress of the students and
stories of improvement from their work or with helping their children with their school work. “I find satisfaction with just seeing their faces and seeing how thankful they are. With seeing the change in their faces, attitude, and their excitement and happiness of their progress,” she said. Although the program is meant to teach English, Díaz sees it as an opportunity for the students to learn even more skills and to build relationships of trust and support. “It’s about relationships. So, identifying yourself with them helps you understand what they are going through but also gives you the motivation to be persistent on how you teach them,” she said. “It’s important to always listen to them and create trust. I tell them ‘I’m here for you. Whatever you need, come to me.’ That’s teaching them another skill,” Diaz said. Díaz wishes for the program to continuing growing and she strongly encourages members of the community to advocate
for programs and resources that help integrate members of the community to be more productive and successful. “It’s not that they don’t want to learn English, it’s just that the resources are not available… [Advocate] for them, and [know] what the issues are, and [do not assume] that they don’t want to learn English,” she said. “Their legal status is one thing but then not knowing English is even worse because they cannot speak up for themselves. If they want to be part of the community they need to learn English. And those who already know the language need to advocate for these kinds of programs,” Diaz said. Díaz hopes that we move away from making assumptions of others and that instead we learn to understand and identify with the situations of others. “We need to know the facts. It’s so sad that we see someone and we just assume this is what they do and don’t do. We all have a story,” Díaz said.
New s MARCH 15, 2018 Goshen hosts annual religion Concord Rotary recruits future peace and science conference leaders for Rotary Peace Fellowship PAGE 4
This last weekend marked the 18th Religion and Science Conference held at Goshen College since 2001. Each year, up to fifty pastors, scientists, mathematicians, theologians, and students gather to listen to three lectures by a main speaker, and then interact with pervasive subject matter in discussion groups. It is an opportunity to engage with people of different worldviews and beliefs and expand one’s own understanding beyond their sphere of experience. This year, the speaker was Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal, a Sufi Muslim with a background in scientific research and Islamic study. He is the founder-president of the Center for Islamic Sciences and the editor of “Islamic Sciences”, a semi-annual journal that reflects an Islamic perspective on scientific innovation and discovery and its implications on the broader community and world. He is also an editor of the Integration Encyclopedia of Islam, which comprises seven volumes and is the first English reference work on the Qur’an, based upon several centuries of Muslim academia and research. Dr. Iqbal proposed many integral concepts throughout the course of the weekend, and the way he explained his ideas often
involved a story or parable. He first made the point of changing the name of the discussion from “Islam and Science” to “Islam in Science,” implying that Science is a part of Islam, and vice versa. He claimed that neither can exist without foundation in the other, and he made a point of acknowledging the cultural, political, and economic basis of the sciences. He acknowledged that they allow us to provide proof of supernatural things, but that often we find it difficult to provide proof of these things that cannot be seen. These things must be experienced, he said, and once they are experienced, their reality cannot be denied. He presented a layered view of creation, and he called attention to the fact that humankind were brought into creation as “Rabb”, or sustainers and owners of the Earth. Dr. Iqbal acknowledged that a close relationship to the Earth, and thus to God, can ground us and fill us with hope. “Only disbelievers fall into despair,” he said. “The others have hope in God’s abilities always.” Dr. Iqbal’s soft, careful voice and pithy, weighted responses drew respect from all who listened, and many students said they felt so fortunate to have gotten the chance to interact with such a wise, seasoned expert in the fields of science and religion.
Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal, founder-president of the Center for Islamic Sciences spoke at the annual Religion and Science Conference.
From WALKOUT, page 1
Gustafson-Zook stated an affirmation such as, “We join to say: Yes to life, yes to love, yes to compassionate engagement in the world, filled with the love, power and grace of God. Amen.” Students will have another opportunity to demand stricter gun control and join thousands of others at the national #MarchForOurLives movement, which will take place in Washington D.C. on March 24. Bethany Christian high school students plan to take two buses to D.C. for the march and have extended the invitation to Goshen College students as well. If interested, contact Jace Longenecker at jblongenecker@ goshen.edu. Another opportunity for students to voice their opinions and support is the local sister march taking place at Goshen High School, 401 Lincolnway E,
at 1 p.m. on March 24. Students are encouraged to attend the local march as the annual International Student Coffeehouse is taking place that evening. Goshen College is also hosting an active shooter response training for students, faculty and staff on March 27 at 4 p.m. in the Church Chapel. The training will be lead by Campus Safety and the Goshen Police Department. Students, faculty and staff will be informed of their options. “Knowing how to respond to a situation with an active shooter extends far beyond our campus and helps keep us and those around us safe, anyplace and any time,” said a communicator announcement advertising the training, “The unpredictable nature of these situations means everyone needs to know their options, no matter where they are.”
Rotary Club Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International - a humanitarian service organization dedicated to world peace and understanding – works to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders. The Rotary Club of Concord is now recruiting for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that gives up to 100 fellows the opportunity to obtain professional development certificates or master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution. “Today, there are still far too few mediators who are experienced practitioners in conflict resolution. There is an urgent need to produce another generation of people who can play a mediating role in the future,”
said Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford. “This program is the most significant development in graduate work in conflict resolution in decades.” Launched in 2002, Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows embark on one to two years of study to earn a master’s-level degree or a 3-month professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, Sweden, the United States, and Thailand. To learn more about
the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary website at https://www. rotary.org/en/our-programs/ peace-fellowships. The online application is available at https://my.rotary.org/en/peacefellowship-application Interested applicants can also contact their local Rotary Club representative: Jami Stamm, jami@ vickimyersrealty.com, 574-5964868 Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries. For more information, visit www. rotary.org.
Speaker challenges campus resource use PAMELA ORTIZ
Students were called to action against coal-fired power plants on March 6. Ashley Williams, who is an Indiana organizer with Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, came to campus this week to give a workshop about coal-fired power plants in the area and what their effects are locally and globally. She became involved in the campaign after learning about fracking mining that was going to take place in her hometown, Ottawa, Illinois. After doing more researched about this environmental issue, she found ways to get involved. She started petitions, went to local county meetings, talked with the governor of Illinois, organized rallies and press conferences. The main problem Williams explained was that, due to a small number of industrial facilities, global warming has become a more urgent issue and they have greatly contributed to pollution. Coal-fired power plants have
negative environmental and health benefits to their surrounding areas which is why Williams says it’s critical that students encourage industrial facilities, such as NIPSCO, to transition to other energy sources that won’t cause harm. After watching a video about “Super Polluters” in Southwest Indiana, the effects were clearly seen. “About 100 facilities account for one-third of the pollution in the whole country,” the video explained. The air quality has gotten considerably worse and it has taken a toll on the health of the people living near these industries. There are also climate effects which lead to natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, and loss of ice. Many students attended this workshop because they were concerned about this issue and wanted to learn more about it and how to get involved. For students who want to get involved, they can participate in activities and events that are happening around the area. A potluck meeting took place on March 11 in Michigan
City. Williams challenged students and said that Goshen College should be set as example as an institution that uses renewable energy. It was insightful to have community members be a part of this conversation because they brought their personal experiences and explained how one can get involved locally.
effort of all who care about human rights.” The program then moved to a section in which several students spoke about women who have had a significant impact on their lives. Multiple students spoke about their mothers, including senior Tabitha Immanuel, who told a story about being made fun of for her skin color and gender as a child. She said her mother taught her to remember that “for every one person that makes fun of you, there will be one that is standing by your side.” The program ended with statistics about the disparities which still exist worldwide between the genders, and an announcement that GC is now collecting monetary donations as well as gifts of school supplies to support the education of women in India. The Aseema Charitable Trust, based in Mumbai, India,
will receive the funds that are collected throughout the month of March. For over 20 years, Aseema has been providing holistic and relevant education to Mumbai’s most neglected children – children living on the streets, or in slums and in inhuman conditions. Through various initiatives, Aseema reaches out to over 4,000 children annually. Donations will help cover the cost of tuition, school supplies, uniforms (including raincoats and sports shoes), a medical examination and meals for an entire year. It will provide an opportunity to empower and educate them, just as you have had that opportunity. Donation boxes are located around campus to collect the school supplies. For more information or to donate money, be in contact with Deeksha Pagar, email@example.com.
Williams told the students that she has learned much from this experience and being engaged. She realized she actually has a say as well as an influence on issues that affect her way of living. She learned that, even as a young person, she can find ways to get involved in groups and events that share her opinion and points of view. She wants to call attention to the environmental injustices that are taking place in our world during the present time. She has seen victories, no matter how big or small, that will have lasting effects on the environment. She encouraged the students that they can find ways to become involved and make a change about issues that they see important.
From WOMEN’S DAY, page 1 women, sisters and sistas” listening that “we have power and authority as children of God… we carry the full potential of God within [us].” That evening at 7 p.m., GC students, faculty and staff and Goshen community members gathered in the Newcomer Center. The celebration began with a performance by the GC Women’s World Choir. The song was introduced by Lana Smucker, a senior who spent SST in Tanzania working at a women’s sanctuary. She explained that the song was written and sung as a “nonviolent protest calling attention to injustice to women,” specifically with regard to the practice of female genital mutilation. Second-year interdisciplinary major Nasim Rasoulipour, who helped to coordinate the event, officially opened the evening with a description of the day as a “global celebration… a collective
Baseball takes two from Cleary in weekend series WILLIAM TROYER
KOKOMO, Ind. – Ryan Hartig, a senior, slashed seven hits to propel the Goshen College baseball team to two victories in three tries over Cleary University this past Saturday and Sunday at Northwestern High School. Game one kicked off the weekend series with first pitch at 1 p.m. Goshen (7-9) jumped out in front early, taking a 1-0 lead on a single that scored courtesy runner Bobby Garcia, a first-year, with two outs in the bottom of the first inning. Cleary was able to take the lead right back an inning later with a double in the top of the second inning to score two. In the bottom of the inning, Goshen scored the equalizer with a sacrifice fly from Cody McCoy, a senior, to tie it up at two. Goshen starting pitcher Braedon Evans, a sophomore,
was able to retire 12 of the next 13 batters he faced, allowing Goshen time to find their offense. In the fourth inning, the Maple Leafs were able to add another run to put them on top 3-2 with a leadoff walk by Brad Stoltzfus, a senior, and hits from Ben Longacre, a sophomore, and Clinton Stroble, a junior. Cleary then knotted things up once again in the sixth inning before a triple play commenced by first baseman, Stoltzfus, halted Cleary’s scoring to send the game to extra innings. Goshen then called upon relief pitcher Colton Daniel, a sophomore, in the eighth inning whom allowed only one hit in two innings of work. Daniel’s prowess on the mound allowed for Colby Malson, a sophomore, to be the hero of the game with a walk-off single in the ninth to secure a 4-3 victory for the Leafs. In game number two Goshen jumped out in front early. Stoltzfus and Longacre got the inning started with a pair of
base hits. After a wild pitch, each runner advanced a base and later scored that inning by way of a Hartig single to put the Maple Leafs up 2-0. In the fourth inning, Cleary tied the game up at two a piece after a two-run single. After that, Cleary was unable to keep their offense rolling, registering only one hit on Goshen’s starting pitcher Travis Grimm, a senior, the rest of the way. Grimm tossed six innings of the seven-inning affair, allowing just three hits and two earned runs before handing the ball off to team’s closer Malson to secure the 4-2 win. Sunday’s game between the now familiar foes remained scoreless until a fourth-inning leadoff double followed by an infield single put Cleary on top 1-0. This was seemingly all Cleary needed as Goshen was only able to put together three hits through seven innings of play, scoring just one run in nine innings to drop 3-1.
Softball splits with Benedictine-Mesa to end spring break trip
Photo contributed by GoLeafs.net
Senior Ryan Hartig led the Maple Leafs this weekend, hitting .636 in the three games.
Upcoming Schedule Friday, March 16
Baseball vs. Spring Arbor University Softball vs. Huntingdon University (also at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 17 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Spring Arbor University (also at 3:30 p.m.) Softball vs. University of Saint Francis (also at 3:30 p.m.)
Sunday, March 18 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Bluffton University
Tuesday, March 20
Photo contributed by GoLeafs.net
Baseball @ Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Softball @ Indiana Wesleyan University (also at 7:30 p.m.)
Senior Alexis Carpenter threw seven innings in the Leafs victory over Benedictine-Mesa.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Spring break was not all Netflix and naps for the Goshen College softball team as they travelled to various parts of Arizona to play nine games, matching the program’s record for spring break wins with five. One of the Leaf’s five wins came in their final stint in Chandler against BenedictineMesa University. The victory came in the front-
end of the twin bill, claiming a 5-4 win behind the arm of ace Alexis Carpenter, a senior. Carpenter tossed the complete, seven-inning affair allowing seven hits and four runs, two of which were earned. The Central Lake, Michigan native also struck out two while walking only a pair of the 29 batters she faced. Designated hitter, standout Rianna Koteles, a first-year, drove in two runs by way of a double in the third-inning to commence scoring on the sunny afternoon for the Leafs (8-11). The double marked the first
of her two hits in the contest. Minutes later Leah Hermann, a first-year, scorched a single to score Koteles to notch Goshen an early 3-0 advantage. Herman, too, slashed a pair of hits as she added a single later in the contest. California natives Katherine Boyer, a sophomore, and Taylor Sutliff, a junior, also added RBI’s for the Leafs to round out the teams scoring. Lead-off batter Candace Sutter, a senior, joined Koteles and Hermann to lead the team with a pair of hits while a handful of others contributed to finish the
victory with 12 team hits. Game two did not garner similar results for Goshen as the Redhawks rushed out to a quick 4-0 advantage, scoring four in the first off of Leaf’s pitcher, Hermann. Herman was then relieved by Brooke Maes, a senior, who allowed two runs through four innings of work before handing the ball of to Carpenter for an inning. The early hole was seemingly too much for Goshen to overcome despite a two-run home run by Boyer late in the game and a three-hit, two RBI performance
by Maes. The Leafs dropped the matchup 9-4 to head home with an overall record of 5-4 in Arizona. Goshen was slated to begin Crossroads League conference play this past Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to freezing temperatures. The ladies will now open their CL endeavors this coming Saturday in a home double-header against Huntington University. First pitch for the twin bill is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Perspec ti ves
MARCH 15, 2018
10 Things about being an international student YEJIN KIM
Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been an international student my whole life. It all started when my family moved to Oregon from Korea when I was 2-years-old. My dad was studying at a university there, being an international student himself, and after a couple of years we moved to Elkhart/Goshen Indiana, where I spent most of my childhood. When I was 8-years-old we moved back to Korea and stayed for several years, and then came back to Goshen when I started high school. Now my family is back in Korea and here I am at Goshen College, finishing up my second year. Reflecting on those transitions, I have spent about an equal number of years in both Korea and the U.S. During those times, and even now as an international student, I am seen as an outsider, an immigrant, a foreigner, a person of color. Someone different from the others. But let me tell you, those labels vaguely describe the surface of who I am and what it is like to be an international student. Being an international student has allowed me to see more. More beyond my homeland, my tradition, my culture, and my immediate community. I know it sounds cliche, but my world view has expanded immensely after the many transitions between Korea U.S. and various cities. Being an international student enables me to represent my country in foreign settings. Over the years I have encountered people who didn’t
know that Korea even existed (I was quite devastated to hear this at a young age). I had to clarify numerous times that I’m not Chinese, not Japanese, I am Korean. Through these experiences, my nationality and ethnicity became significant parts of my identity, and I became more conscious of how I represent myself and begin to think about where I belong. Being an international student can cause some trouble - or extra work. Starting with the college application process, finding a job, applying for scholarships and other financial aid that are not limited to U.S. citizens, carrying a passport for identification, getting a student visa, filling out tax forms, making a bank account, getting health insurance, medical problems, and etc. The list goes on. Thank God Skip is here to help us. Being an international student, sometimes I am unexpectedly “welcomed to America” or put on the spot to share about the differences between my country and the US or some of my “experiences.” Don’t ask these questions unless you have a true desire to learn and will listen to my whole story. Your welcoming gesture may not feel welcoming and my responses might not be something you were expecting to hear. Being an international student merits performance opportunities at the International Student Coffee House. The Coffee House is one of my favorite events here at Goshen College, being a great opportunity to represent my culture, celebrate other cultures, perform with friends, see my friends perform,
Photo by Mia Graber Mller
Yejin Kim talks about her experience as an international student beginning at age two.
learn together, and eat the best international meal together. Being an international student, I learn how to deal with homesickness. For many of us international students, home is not a place we can go over every break. Finding a place to stay over break can be challenging when the dorms are closed or living situations are not ideal. But we learn to find and create our own home away from home. Being an international student, I have a lot to share.
The offensive rotten-egg smell of sulphur scorched my nostrils as I entered the women-only hot springs in a temple in the cold mountains of Manali, India. “What are you doing here? This is a women’s only bath.” I looked in the direction of the booming voice, and found the au naturel owner blatantly scrutinizing my body. “But, I am a woman,” I responded meekly. “Your hair is short, your face is like a pretty boy, and you don’t even have breasts!” she said with a rather hysterical laugh. I looked down at my chest and wondered why my proud breasts were under attack. While the six layers of clothes acted as a significant barrier from the cold, they also did a good job of concealing my breasts. In a rather instinctive moment, I pulled up all my layers, exposing my breasts to the piercing cold air. With a satisfied smile on my face, I blurted out, “Here, bear witness to my perky breasts.” After a long moment of shocked silence, everyone in the bath, including myself, burst out laughing - trying to mask the awkwardness of the
Photo by Olivia Copsey
Deeksha Pagar shares on her experience of having her feminitity being threatened.
Anecdotes about awkward encounters, fitting in, and culture shocks (they come in handy for ICC, Academic Voice, and when you are asked to share what it’s like to be an international student). For an example, root beer floats. My mind was blown when I first had one and then I saw people eating ice cream with fresh warm pie. Adding onto that, I love sharing Korean music, both traditional and contemporary. Recently I was fortunate enough to share my choral arrangement of a Korean folk song at a choir concert with situation. Episodes like this one have become regular in my life over the past two years. Ever since I cut my hair, I have been bombarded with questions about my gender, and what it means to be an Indian woman with short hair. Okay, yes - not a lot of Indian women sport the close-cropped Zayn Malik (an English songwriter) haircut, but a lot of Indian men have the flowing Anushka Sharma (an Indian actress) haircut. Why is it acceptable for men to have long hair, but for women to be looked down upon when they cut their hair short? This double standard says a lot about modern society. Women are expected to be and uphold certain appearances and attitudes, whereas men can do and be whatever they want without repercussion. The world is filled with hypocrisy. It tells me to be myself, and then mocks my efforts with brutal antagonism. The stereotypes are stifling, and the rules are outdated. My femininity has been threatened ever since my scalp downsized its tenants. I have had men come up to me and say,: “You are too bold, and brave. For an Indian woman, you are extremely strong, confident and independent. Let the white women do that. I would never be able to date you. I need someone more submissive.” Oh, I’m sorry. Did I ever give you the impression that I was interested in dating an
the Women’s World Music Choir. This was a very meaningful and uplifting experience for me and I hope to do more of it in the future. I also enjoy cooking Korean food for my friends, because Korean food is good, and along with music, they are good things to share and wonderful ways to connect with others. Being an international student reminds me that the world is a diverse place. Korea is racially homogenous. Although there are immigrants and refugees in Korea, Korea is not considered a racially diverse country. The transition back to the Goshen area and meeting other international students here at Goshen College reminded me that the world is a diverse place and I bring diversity and parts of my culture wherever I go. Being an international student is not easy. Some people underestimate me. Some people avoid me. Some people hastily generalize me and my people, because of the many differences we face in social settings and the lack of exposure and cultural awareness. But I believe there is a common ground for all and there are people in this community who are willing to expand that common ground together. But mostly, I am grateful to be an international student. Overcoming hardships and growing independence is a true learning experience. Growing up in different environments and not being limited to one culture is a blessing. I can not imagine what my life would have been like if I stayed in Korea for my whole life. I am thankful for all the worlds I have walked into and connections I made through my international experiences. incompetent person such as yourself? Someone who doesn’t have the backbone to stand beside an independent woman as an equal? If my opinions, thoughts and sub-standard beauty make me less attractive to you, then I will gladly bear the repulsive label. Another question that exasperates me is, “Why do you have such thick body hair?” For one, because that is the way my genes decided to express themselves, and I am in full support of their expression. Who gave you the right to be disgusted by my body hair? Unless I feel the desire to do so, I refuse to subject my body to painful hair removal methods for your appeasement. I no longer subscribe to the beauty standards held by you and society, whether they concern the hair on my head or on my body. I did not cut the hair on my head or grow the hair on my body because I am damaged, nor because I’m looking for a fresh start, am lesbian or have cancer. I was simply tired of following the rules, and this is my rebellion. I was born not to fulfill your needs and desires, but to conceive my own. I will not bow down to your unfair rules that perpetuate a system where my sisters are silenced and mistreated. Because if I do, I would become an accomplice of injustice. Instead, I choose to be the voice that is loud and clear in defiance.
Ohio Yoder and the Un-Mennonite Activity Committee
KATIE YODER Funnies Co-Editor
Unsurprisingly to most people who know me, my upbringing was shaped by weird Mennonite humor. I mean, my family uses the word “worldly” ironically as a synonym for “risqué.” For example: “Hey Mom, can we [insert activity involving loud music or exposed shoulders]?” “Hmm, Katie, that might be too worldly.” Now, for many, that joke is about as funny as licking envelope flaps. It somehow amuses my family because my parents and grandparents are not that far removed from a time when this would have been a serious response. Their humor is a type of subversion, which I think defines Mennonite attitudes even more than passive aggression. Some people grew up listening to their grandparents talk about walking to school uphill both ways. I got to hear my grandpa detailing the
legendary Un-Mennonite Activity Committee (UMAC) that he was a part of at Hesston College, another haven of Menno learning wedged between a sorghum and wheat field in Kansas. The UMAC took its name from the HUAC, a word that meant something to people in the 1950s other than the sound a flyswatter makes. HUAC, as history buffs out there know, stands for House Un-American Committee. In the era of Joe McCarthy, HUAC looked to rat out communists and “subversives” in the U.S. I asked my grandpa recently if he had anything funny to say about being a member of UMAC back in the day. Humble Mennonite that he is, Grandpa Oesch suggested not talking to him first, but the founder of the committee, Leon Stutzman. Always up for meeting Mennonite subversives, I called Leon to set up an interview. Leon’s first un-Mennonite activities began at the high school of Eastern Mennonite College in Virginia back in the ‘50s. Leon says that while he and his friends
Out-of-Context Professor Quotes
joked about themselves being the Un-Mennonite Activities Committee, it was never “really a formalized thing.” They just liked to “go through the handbook and make sure we broke all the rules” because “what else was there to do? Leon described rules that he and his friends found “unnecessary and ridiculous.” Pants for women were “unheard of.” Students, both girls and boys, always had to wear long sleeves to cover their elbows. “I don’t know what’s so sexy about elbows,” he told me, “but we couldn’t expose our elbows.” When these strict rules required boys to wear black ties, the UMAC kids pushed the limits by wearing navy blue ties instead, even to graduation. Leon said that if anyone noticed, they didn’t say anything. When radios weren’t allowed for students, they built their own with crystals. These might not have even received any stations that anyone wanted to listen to, but “not being allowed radios was motivation to have one.” Leon went on to Hesston with his UMAC philosophy,
Are you a king or are you a total pathetic little lump? —Paul Keim
indoctrinating his new friends like Don Oesch, my future grandpa. Leon showed me the “Epistles” they used to write: notebooks full of everything from “I’m studying math” to “It’s 10:15 and I farted in somebody’s room.” Reading an excerpt written from Brother Oesch (as the UMAC piously referred to one another), Leon exclaimed, “This is really stupid stuff!” After giving his “philosophy of hole,” which wasn’t very deep, Brother Oesch concluded with, “I was wondering if you boys had heard the story of two ants sitting on a toilet seat. It’s not very long. One got pissed off.” I didn’t know my grandpa was such a worldly college kid. Leon also shared how one day he was sitting in the library when my grandpa dared him to swallow a fly for a dollar, so he did. Another time, the two of them spontaneously decided to hitchhike to Oklahoma. They ended up in Oklahoma City within a few hours and got some lunch. It was harder to get back to Hesston, though, because Leon said, “We were about ready to
lie in the middle of the road and pretend like we were hurt or something.” They never got in trouble, and no one really noticed they were gone for the day. I asked if there still wasn’t much to do in Hesston even back then. Short answer: No. Even going to the movies in nearby Newton was considered an “unMennonite” thing to do. And it didn’t seem to me that Leon would have given up his unMennonite activities for anything. He still has a stack of notebooks with ramblings on the philosophy of the hole. At their 60th Hesston anniversary just year, the UMAC made a point to reunite again. Leon, always keeping it real, hoped that even while college kids like me made friends here to last a lifetime, “it’s hard for you to sit here and think about talking about stuff you did when you were at Goshen College.” So why not be a little subversive? Why wear black when you can wear navy blue?
I know candy brings out the beast in you. —Doug Caskey
MARCH 15, 2018
“Pirates of Penzance” to open this weekend KORY STONEBURNER-BETTS Staff Writer
Umble Center will soon be host to the exhilarating and humorous show, “Pirates of Penzance.” Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, “Pirates of Penzance” is a comic opera in two acts. The show originally premiered in 1879 and since has become one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most frequently performed operas, alongside “The Mikado” and “H.M.S. Pinafore.” “The works of Gilbert and Sullivan have been a significant influence on musical theater as we know it today,” said Anna Kurtz Kuk, director of “Pirates” and assistant professor of theater. “Pirates of Penzance” follows the story of Frederic, a young lad whose “father wished for him to be apprenticed to a maritime pilot.” His nurse, mishearing these instructions, instead apprenticed him to a band of pirates. Following his release from this apprenticeship, Frederic attempts to make up for his disreputable youth. However, with the interference of tender-hearted pirates, damsels in distress and a modern major general, “starting a proper life with his soon-to-be wife may not be as easy as he thinks.” “The storyline [of Pirates of Penzance] is crucial to understand,” said Lisa Rosado Rivera, a first-year actress in GC’s production. “The dialogue
contains a tremendous amount of humor that will make it hard for audience members to contain their laughter.” Including the pit orchestra and technical workers, there are over 60 students involved in the production, all under the direction of Kurtz Kuk. In addition, Scott Hochstetler, professor of music, is overseeing musical direction, and Tom Myers, dance instructor, oversees the direction of choreography. Regarding the cast and crew, Kurtz Kuk said, “The performers and designers have brought an incredible amount of energy, creativity and humor to the production.” Over the past seven weeks, the cast and crew have been painstakingly rehearsing this elaborate production. “I couldn’t be happier with how things are going,” said Kurtz Kuk. At the beginning of rehearsals, the cast practiced their dance, vocal and acting routines separately before just recently bringing them all together in the weeks leading up to opening night. Several students, including Joshua Liechty, a junior, and Kailey Rice, a first-year, remarked that the rehearsal process has been less stressful than shows they’ve been involved with in the past. This has boosted overall confidence and morale. “Everyone was immediately dedicated,” said Liechty. “I partially credit that to the captivating qualities of Gilbert and Sullivan’s music, the
presence of the directors, the stage management team and the students who are committed to create a production that reaches its maximum potential.” “My favorite aspect of preparing for performances has been working with the amazing cast, musicians and crew,” said Rice. “Goshen is full of so many talented individuals and working with them has been an amazing experience.” “Pirates of Penzance” is Tom Myers’ first show at Goshen, and he is pleased with how the choreography has come together for the production. “It was fun to design different styles for each of the pirates, the policemen and wards,” said Myers. “The group has done a great job of executing the choreography for the show.” The scenography and stage design of “Pirates” is an important part of the production, with the aim of making audience members feel as if they are sharing the same space as the cast. Coupled with dialogue dripping with humor and energized music, the effect is one that the cast and crew hopes will create an experience the audience will enjoy. “Pirates of Penzance” will be the inaugural musical performed since the introduction of the theater department’s musical theater minor at the beginning of the school year. “As we embark on this new venture,” said Kurtz Kuk, “we hope to explore and honor the great tradition of musical theater.” The show opens Friday,
March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Umble Center with performances on March 17 and 23, also at 7:30 p.m. Performances accompanied by ASL interpretation will be on March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general and $7 for seniors/
students/GC employees. They can be purchased online at goshen.edu/tickets or in person at the Box Office, located in the Goshen College Music Center, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (574) 535-7566.
photo by Dillon Hershey Pirates Caleb Liechty (left), a senior from Archbold, Ohio, and Joshua Liechty, a junior from Archbold, Ohio, lift Pirate King Lukas Thompson (right), a junior from Goshen, to their shoulders during Goshen College’s performance of the “Pirates of Penzance.”
Ready to take it to the next level? Earn your graduate degree from Goshen College. Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) | Master of Arts in Environmental Education Master of Business Administration (MBA) | Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Learn more at:
Published on Mar 14, 2018