Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

January 14, 2013

Author, filmmaker to speak at college

GOSHEN — Goshen College will again focus on the values and ideals that characterized Martin Luther King Jr. through music and poetry, a documentary, a luncheon and discussions during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day on Jan. 21. The theme for this year is “Shalom: That we may be whole.” Related events leading up to the day will begin Tuesday.

This year’s events will feature filmmaker Dr. Wilbert Smith and author Dana Johnson.

Smith’s 2012 documentary, “Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” chronicles the life of Vertus Hardiman, an Indiana native subjected as a child to radiation experiments that left him with severe physical deformities. The film raises hard-hitting questions about health care, race relations and forgiveness.

Johnson, from Los Angeles, is the author of “Elsewhere, California” and “Break Any Woman Down,” which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California where she teaches literature and creative writing.

Goshen College’s 2013 Martin Luther King Study Day events:

Tuesday

7 p.m. — Full-length screening of the documentary: “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” in Administration Building, Room 28

Saturday

7 p.m. — Fiction reading by author Dana Johnson, in Newcomer Center, Room 19

Sunday

4 p.m. — Full-length screening of the documentary: “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed,” in Newcomer Center, Room 17

7 p.m. — Community conversation with Dr. Wilbert Smith, in Umble Center

This program will initiate a conversation on health care and race, and will also focus on the long history of medical experimentation on African Americans.

Jan. 21

9 to 9:50 a.m. — Spoken Word Coffeehouse, in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

This event features GC students, faculty, staff and community members reading poetry and prose related to the theme of “shalom.”

10 to 11:15 a.m. — Convocation featuring Dana Johnson and Dr. Wilbert Smith, in Church-Chapel

The morning convocation will encompass recognition of injustice and the need for forgiveness that compels action. Johnson will read original work exploring themes of race, identity and alienation. Smith will speak about the story of an Indiana native Vertus Hardiman and the inhumane radiation experiments performed on him as a child that changed his life. The college’s student worship team Parables will also have a short performance.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Community Luncheon (advance tickets required), in Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

The program during the luncheon will feature a discussion facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Hernandez with Smith talking about healthcare and social justice and Dr. James Nelson Gingerich talking about local healthcare access.

The luncheon is open to the campus and the wider community. Cost is: $22 per ticket or $176 per eight-person table. Make reservations at the Goshen College Welcome Center by calling (574) 535-7566 (leave a message if there is no answer).

2 to 2:50 p.m. — MLK and Environmental Justice Workshop, in Newcomer Center, Room 17

This workshop will provide a brief introduction of environmental justice with examples from the national, state and local level.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Michigan Prisoner Escape Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape that led to manhunt in Elkhart, LaGrange counties

    IONIA, Mich. — A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 Wakarusa Musical 3 'A Kid's Life' portrays sudden techno loss WAKARUSA — The young people of our present day society don’t remember ever having lived their lives without some element of electronic gadgetry becoming involved. For them, it would be difficult to fathom the possibility of a world “off the grid.” So the fourth- and fifth-grade students of Wakarusa Elementary School will offer a comedic and chaotic interpretation of such a dilemma with their upcoming musical “A Kid’s Life.”

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 stress relief 03 Furry pals help GC students with dog days of finals GOSHEN - Goshen College students took a break from preparing for final exams to hangout with some four-legged friends Monday afternoon.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 FF spring play_3547 Fairfield students to present Oscar Wilde classic BENTON — Fairfield’s musicals and plays have recently left their status as an extracurricular activity and come under the wing of the Performing Arts Department and under the direction of Andrew Muth.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sheriff Brad Rogers_0657 Sheriff travels to Nev. ranch in fed dispute Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has weighed in on a controversy surrounding a Nevada rancher, and visited the scene of the struggle.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140209 snow storm 05 Elkhart, LaGrange counties denied FEMA aid GOSHEN — Elkhart and LaGrange counties were not among the 19 Indiana counties that had financial aid approved Tuesday by FEMA for a January winter storm.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup BASEBALL Falcons garner road win The Fairfield Falcons posted a 5-4 victory Tuesday evening at Rochester. Dustin Everage (three innings), Andrew Bobeck (three) and Austin Christner (one) pitched for the winners. Everage struck out three to earn the

    April 23, 2014

  • Akela.jpg SLIDESHOW: Pets of the Week Available cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. These loving animals are looking for permanent homes.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN0423 BC IN Common Core Indiana panel approves new school standards

    A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • The week in photos

    April 22, 2014

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results
AP Video