The many faces of Goshen College

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CAMPUS NEWS

TEMPERATURE DROP CAUSES THIRD AND FOURTH SNOW DAYS IN CAMPUS HISTORY

The 2014 winter proved exceptionally bitter on more than one occasion. For the first week of classes this semester, students struggled to get to campus while temperatures were around -40 degrees with wind chill, forcing Elkhart County to declare a state of emergency and closing campus for a day and a half. A few weeks later, on Jan. 27, the county declared another state of emergency due to extreme temperatures and snow, compelling GC to close campus for the fourth time in history due to weather.

Lauren Weaver ’14

Hannah Sauder ’16

Goshen College doesn’t shut down campus very often. Prior to this year, it closed on Feb. 2, 2011 and during the “Great Blizzard of 1978” (top photo).

Michelle Moyer (bottom photo), a junior nursing major from Monticello, Ill., takes advantage of her snow day for crosscountry skiing.

WOMEN’S WORLD MUSIC CHOIR TOURS PENNSYLVANIA

The music originated from places such as Yemen, Iraq, New Zealand, Mali, South Africa, Spain, Russia, the American South and Appalachia, and the choir performed songs in ten different languages. “Most of the songs center on work that women do in the world as makers of peace, creators and builders of families, experiences as daughters, brides, wives, mothers, leaders of communities,” said Deb Brubaker ’79, professor of music and director of the choir.

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BULLETIN | Spring 2014

Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

The Women’s World Music Choir spent their spring break touring and performing in churches and schools throughout Pennsylvania. The tour theme was “Songline: Community, Identity, Blessing,” featuring music that celebrates the sustaining power of community, blessing and identity through taught and shared song.

MLK DAY:

Members of the Voices-n-Harmony gospel choir perform during the annual MLK Day celebration on Jan. 20. Pictured are (left to right) DaVonne Harris, Philip Bontrager ’15, Jimmy Bontrager ’17, Emily Grimes ’14, Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus ’17 and Angelia Forrest.