Shin-hee Chin Featured in Surface Design

August 08, 2014

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Tabor College associate professor of art and design, Shin-hee Chin, is featured in the summer edition of Surface Design—the leading publication in the field of design, fiber and textile arts. The publication is circulated internationally.

The idea for a Korean theme, for this particular edition, came about in 2011 when Marci Rae McDade, journal editor of Surface Design, saw Chin’s Self Portrait #5 in Fiber Focus, a regional exhibition hosted by Art Saint Louis gallery.

“At a distance, the piece shimmered in a seemingly pixelated halo of vibrant color,” McDade said. “Chin created this effect with a technique she developed by appropriating the traditional Korean paper twisting method of jiseung used for basketry. Handmade Korean mulberry paper (hanji) is twisted into single strips between the index finger and thumb to make cords. Chin substituted recycled fabric for paper to construct thin tubes, which she then connected with hand stitching.”

“This is quite an honor,” says Chin. “I am flattered that Marci thought about this type of theme, because of my artwork.”

Writer Mary M. Dusenbury tells about Chin’s style, techniques and intellectuality in the article entitled “Valorizing the Voiceless.”

Chin’s self-portrait, on the cover of the magazine, shows strips of recycled red, white and blue fabric, twisted into single strips. What emerges out of these tiny chords is a smiling Shin-hee, with her right eye covered by her hair, posing for a portrait in a white collared blouse.

“I constantly try to valorize devalued women’s labor and the woman’s body by reversing the negative insinuations associated with female domains and imbuing them with positive qualities,” Chin says.

Five other works of art by Chin are also featured with Dusenbury’s article –Silence, Behind the Scenes, Nadia Anjuman, Breathing and Mother Tongue and Foreign Language. Dusenbury goes into the detail of each piece.

Chin was born in Seoul, South Korea, but has lived in the United States for the past 26 years. Self Portrait #5 captures the essence of both countries that she represents.

Self Portrait #5 poses questions about identity and the sense of belonging in terms of gender, ethnicity and nationality, ‘Who am I and what am I?,’” she says. “Traditionally, red and blue are assigned gender-specific roles. Red and blue are also used a great deal in flags and are thus associated with patriotism, allegiance and loyalty. Both Korea and the United States, the two countries essential in defining my nationality and cultural citizenship, use red and blue colors in their flags. To symbolize the hybridity of my identity and cultural practices, I alternated stripes of red, white and blue (America) and red, blue, white and black (Korea) in creating an image of myself.”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Chin also received word from Karen Gillenwater, the curator of the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Ind., that her piece entitled “Mrs. Fowler” was voted as the Viewer’s Choice Award. The exhibit, Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, explored the world of contemporary art quilts.

“Our visitors always respond personally to Shin-hee’s artworks,” Gillenwater said. “In fact, this is the second year that she has won our Viewer’s Choice Award. Shin-hee’s unique portraits in fiber resonate with viewers. Many visitors commented on the emotional impact of “Mrs. Fowler” and the elegant way that Shin-hee portrayed grief. They also often commented on the techniques that she used to create the piece—mostly the hand-stitching that she so artfully employed to create the figure.”

Currently, Chin has an exhibit, Root and Rise, on display at Pioneer Bluffs Gallery in Matfield Green, Kan., until August 30.

To read the entire article featuring Shin-hee Chin in Surface Design, click on this link:

2014 KCAC Football Media Day

August 07, 2014

Categories: General News

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference held its annual football media day Wednesday, August 6 at the Courtyard Marriott in Wichita, Kan. All 10 football coaches from the KCAC spent time at the podium discussing each teams’ improvements and challenges for the upcoming 2014 season.

Even with a 10-3 record last season, Bluejays head football coach Mike Gardner spoke about some of the trials and tribulations his team experienced.

“Going through three quarterbacks last year, three punters, seven defensive back combinations, four offensive line combinations and (we) lost the best receiver we had, we really only had three weeks of consistent linebacker health,” Gardner said. “You don’t sit up here as a coach and make excuses about it. You try to figure out ways around things and try to get better.”

This season, the Bluejays lose a strong force in the backfield, running back James Monroe.

“You don’t replace a guy like that. You just hope you can get a couple (guys) that can play similar or as well as he did. His leadership was off the charts as a person and a player.”

Gardner also eluded to the fact that he is going to move some guys around and play them in different positions. With those movements, on both sides of the ball, there are definitely questions to be answered.

“How fast can we adapt to new roles? Who’s going to be the most selfless?” Gardner asked. “We want to be competitive every week. We want to put the best possible group we can on the field. We want to compete and we want to be prepared.”

Rusty Allen of Tabor College Voted KCAC Athletic Director of the Year

August 05, 2014

Categories: General News

Wichita, Kan. – Rusty Allen of Tabor College has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Director of the Year for 2013-14. He will be formally recognized at the upcoming KCAC Sport Management Conference held at Sterling College on August 5. This is Allen’s second Athletic Director of the Year award in his tenure at Tabor, the first coming in 2011-12.

The annual Athletic Director of the Year Award is determined by a peer vote among the members of the KCAC Governing Council. By virtue of receiving this award at the conference level, Allen will also be considered as a candidate for the National Athletic Director of the Year by the NAIA Athletic Directors Association.

Allen serves Tabor as the Vice-President of Enrollment Management & Intercollegiate Athletics. He has presided over athletics since 2008, adding Enrollment Management to his title in 2011. Allen oversees an athletics department that supports over 400 student-athletes in 19 sports with staff that exceeds 40 people.

“His leadership and guidance are the strength behind the recent growth and success of Tabor’s athletic programs,” stated Dr. Jules Glanzer, Tabor College President. “Rusty is dedicated to helping his teams and coaches succeed. He has a passion for being the best, giving attention to details, and working with people to reach their full potential.”

Over the last six years he has worked in virtually every aspect to build a new football stadium / track & field complex and overhaul the college’s baseball field and gymnasium. Recently, Allen has helped developed partnerships with the City of Hillsboro and Marion Public Schools to better facilitate Tabor’s newest sports of bowling and swimming.

Since 2009, Allen has served as a member of the Executive Committee for the KCAC Governing Council in the roles of Vice-Chair (2009 – 2011), Chair (2011 – 2013), and Past Chair (2013 – Present). Allen was also an integral member of the KCAC Membership Expansion Site Evaluation Teams.

“His service to the KCAC has been selfless throughout as well as thoughtful, forward-thinking, and providing a level of stability to the conference among his peers,” said Dr. Scott Crawford, KCAC Commissioner.“

In 2013-14, Tabor athletic teams combined for more than 25 community service projects, helping the Women’s Basketball program to be selected as the first ever KCAC Team of Character. Fourteen Bluejay teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team status. Fifty-four student-athletes were named Daktronics-NAIA scholars and six earned spots on All-America teams.

This past year, Baseball and Volleyball were crowned regular season champions. Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Baseball took the conference tournament titles, advancing to NAIA national championships. Tabor was chosen as one of nine opening round sites for NAIA Baseball Opening round. The Bluejays advanced from the Opening Round to the NAIA World Series for the first time in school history, finishing fifth in the country. Tabor football advanced to the final eight teams following a road playoff victory over Benedictine. Eight track and field athletes qualified for both NAIA Outdoor & Indoor nationals in 2014, while three runners qualified for NAIA Cross Country nationals.

“Rusty’s successes extend well beyond the athletic fields and into the classroom and residence life where he earned the respect of his faculty, coaches, and student-athletes alike,” commented Kent Allshouse, Athletic Director for Bethel College.

Prior to being named Vice-President of Athletics, Allen spent seven years as the head women’s basketball coach at Tabor College, stepping down after three straight seasons advancing to the of the NAIA D-II Women’s National Basketball Championship “Sweet Sixteen”. His accomplishments as the Women’s Basketball Coach for the Bluejays also include two KCAC championships (04-05, 05-06) and two KCAC Coach of the Year awards (04-05, 05-06). Outside athletics, Allen has served in many roles at Tabor College including Residence Life & Housing Director, Director of Admissions, and Dean of Enrollment.

Allen graduated from McPherson College in 1985 with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the Peru State University in 1995. Allen resides in Hillsboro with his wife, Debbie. They have three children: Jordan, Jesse, and Whitney.

Previous KCAC Athletic Director of the Year Winners
  • 2012 – 2013: No Nominees Submitted
  • 2011 – 2012: Rusty Allen, Tabor College
  • 2010 – 2011: Arabie Conner, Ottawa University
  • 2009 – 2010: Diane Flickner, Bethel College
  • 2008 – 2009: Joe Zimmerman, Friends University

14 of 16 Tabor College Varsity Sports Teams Receive NAIA Award

July 17, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College is excited to announce that 14 of its 16 varsity athletic teams earned the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Team Award for their academic efforts in the classroom during the fall and spring semesters of the 2013-2014 academic year. Each team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year in order to receive this award.

Vice president of intercollegiate athletics Rusty Allen said: “Part of the mission of the athletic department is to support learning. Our coaches work hard to impress upon their athletes the importance of excellence in the classroom. God has blessed us with talented athletes and students. I am proud of our coaches and players and look forward to continued academic excellence.”

Below is a list of cumulative GPAs for each varsity team:

  • Football – 3.01
  • Men’s Cross Country – 3.44
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 3.09
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 3.05
  • Men’s Soccer – 3.05
  • Men’s Tennis – 3.28
  • Softball – 3.18
  • Volleyball – 3.47
  • Division II Women’s Basketball – 3.45
  • Women’s Cross Country – 3.70
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field – 3.66
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – 3.61
  • Women’s Soccer – 3.26
  • Women’s Tennis – 3.62

The Tabor College football team is one of only four football teams in the entire NAIA to have won this award during the 2013-2014 academic year. Head football coach Mike Gardner said he is proud of his guys for their hard work off the field.

“This is a great accomplishment, and something we’ve been striving for since I returned four years ago,” said Gardner. “I’m proud we have been able to attract players who have bought in academically to Tabor College and their futures apart from football. It’s been great to work with these guys and see a lot of winning on the field and in the classroom.”

President Jules Glanzer attributes this success in the classroom to the outstanding academic staff at Tabor.

“These awards are a tribute to our coaches, student success office, athletic administration and faculty for working with our athletes helping them succeed both in the classroom and on the court and field,” said Glanzer.

“I am especially pleased that our football team is one of the teams receiving the award. With that many players on the varsity, it becomes more difficult to achieve a high team GPA. I also want to thank the academic administration for their work in crafting an attendance policy that I am sure helped with this academic success.”

Frank Johnson, vice president of academics said the student-athletes are to be commended.

“God continues to bless Tabor College,” said Johnson. “What a thrill to see the collective success of these student-athletes and their coaches. I am truly grateful for all who have contributed to this remarkable achievement – on the competitive field/court-as well as the classroom.”

Tabor College to Sell Tax Credits to Donors

July 15, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College is proud to announce that it has received an award of $190,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program of the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Tabor is one of 25 nonprofit organizations awarded tax credits in order to provide support for capital fund-raising projects. Tabor will use these tax credit donations to help fund the new Center for the Arts— set to be built on the main campus in Hillsboro, Kan. in the fall of 2015.

Tabor’s vice president of advancement, Ron Braun, spearheaded efforts to write the proposal to the Kansas Department of Commerce.

“Receiving these tax credits is a major achievement for the Hillsboro community and Marion County. For the State of Kansas to recognize the impact the new Tabor College Center for the Arts will have here strengthens our ability to raise the needed funds to successfully complete the project,” Braun said.

The tax credits will be sold to donors wanting to contribute to the Signature Campaign—the $16.2 million fund-raising effort that began two years ago, specifically geared toward building the new Center for the Arts, endowing the facility, enhancing the campus and providing for the Tabor fund. To date, Tabor needs to raise $1.6 million to complete the funding for the Center for the Arts.

Donors will be able to purchase a minimum of $250 in tax credits to be used during the next 18 months, for their 2014 or 2015 Kansas state income taxes.

Tabor president Jules Glanzer said this is a win-win situation for the college and for the community.

“I am delighted that the Kansas Department of Commerce has recognized that the Center for the Arts will have an impact on the quality of life in our community. Events we have in the facility will increase the quality of life in Marion County,” Glanzer said.

The Community Service Tax Credit Program awarded a total of $4.13 million in tax credits to hospitals, health care organizations, foundations and other non-profits across the state.

“Community Service Tax Credits support the fund-raising efforts of organizations that help make Kansas a great place to live,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “The non-profits receiving CSP awards serve communities all across our state by providing a wide range of services that enhance the quality of life and create economic opportunity.”

For more information on how to purchase tax credits, please call our advancement office at (620) 947-3121 ext. 1706 or email us at

Updates to Weight Room at Tabor College

July 15, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College has put in some sweat equity this summer by revamping and remodeling the weight room on the north side of the Campus Recreation Center. Here are a few of the improvements that have been made:

  • Repainted the entire room with art work on the west wall to match that in the game gym.
  • Replaced the entire floor with top of the line 3/4” rubber flooring.
  • Installed four new dead lift platforms that are flush with the new flooring. The Power Jay artwork is painted on each platform.
  • Repainted all the squat racks.
  • Reupholstered all the weight benches.
  • Eliminated unused equipment with plans for more squat racks, dumb bells and dead lift plates to come.

Rusty Allen, vice president of intercollegiate athletics, is pleased with the improvements made.

“The renovated space looks outstanding,” Allen said. “We are excited for the improved training opportunities for our student-athletes and the recruiting advantage it should provide. Andy Davis (assistant baseball coach) and Amy Ratzlaff (head volleyball coach) gave great leadership to getting this accomplished. Many others from athletics and maintenance worked hard disassembling, moving and reassembling equipment. It was a team effort and I appreciate everyone who helped.”

Faith in Art

June 30, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College associate professor of visual art, Shin-hee Chin, hosted a reception for her latest exhibit ‘Emergence’ from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs.

A 40-day meditation on verses from the book of Psalms led to the smallest group of paintings in the exhibit.

Photo Caption: Visitors gather around two paintings as Shin-hee Chin describes her inspiration for each.

“If you practice something for 40 days, you can master it,” Shin-hee says. “Forty days for me is a magical word, but it’s also a Biblical time.

“That is more like a Zen moment of work or haiku. It’s open-ended.”

Shin-hee’s works, in this particular exhibit, are mixed media collages, oil paintings and fiber art. She interweaves clothes, threads and paper to enhance the paint in her work.

“To create these collages,” says Shin-hee, “I utilize a variety of remnants of fabrics of clothing that included worn-out, nearly unusable clothes of my family, as well as leftovers from my previous work. While working with these clothes and improvising with my artistic materials, I realized the infinite artistic potential of the devalued aspects of the domestic realm.”

Shin-hee is an internationally exhibited artist who has lived half her life in South Korea and the past two decades in McPherson, Kan. She is a self-described feminist that utilizes her talent to enhance her faith.

“These pieces speak not so much of sorrow, anger, regrets but rather of healing, recovering, inner joy attained by/through converting the physical, oppressive condition into the stimulating and dynamic inner resources of my own creative life,” she adds.

Her abstract works of art, inspired mainly from verses in Ecclesiastes and Psalms, are for sale. Prices range from $95 to $6,000.

This exhibit runs now through September 29.

Another reception will be held at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs on Saturday, July 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Captions for photos:

  • Top Row (L-R)
    • Shin-hee Chin describes her inspiration for the painting on the right “Encounter” to Dr. Aleen Ratzlaff, Tabor College professor of communication.
    • Shin-hee Chin stands next to her painting entitled “Woman Taken from Man.”
    • A 40 day meditation on verses in the book of Psalms inspired these paintings by Shin-hee Chin.
  • Middle Row (L-R)
    • Each section of the four pieces of cloth represents part of a verse from the book of Ecclesiastes.
    • “Encounter”
    • “Yin and Yang” – mixed media painting
  • Bottom
    • “The Bridge” – mixed media painting

Tabor College Hires New Bowling Coach

June 23, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College is pleased to welcome Daniel Dick as the newest member of the athletic department coaching staff. Dick has been hired as the new Bluejays bowling coach effective August 1.

“I am excited to get the bowling year underway and begin training with our new recruits and returning players,” Dick said. “I am blessed that I have been given this opportunity and am humbled to become part of the Tabor family.”

Rusty Allen, vice president of intercollegiate athletics said, “Coach Dick brings a wealth of bowling experience as a coach and as a player. We believe our bowling program has tremendous potential for growth and we believe he is the right person to give the needed leadership.

“Coach Dick’s Christian commitment and his enthusiasm for the integration of faith and athletics are impressive and important to the overall mission of the Tabor athletic department. On behalf of the entire department, I look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Tabor community.”

The Kansas native grew up around the sport of bowling. Dick’s family has owned Sunflower Bowl in Topeka since 1980.

“We held numerous city and self-promoted tournaments yearly, while filling the house with nightly leagues,” he said. “I acted in all capacities of running the business to include inventory, procurement, cook, maintenance technician, pro shop operator and customer service representative.”

Dick was a bowler at Wichita State University from 1987-1992. He then worked as an associate coach for two years at WSU prior to joining the U.S. Army in 1994. Upon his retired honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1996, he joined the Shocker Bowling Program again as the full-time assistant coach in charge of player development.

“I coordinated training activities for the student/athletes,” he said. “I developed the first collegiate bowling comprehensive physical training program at WSU, which increased player’s strength, health, gaming endurance, all while tracking their performance. I was active in student/athlete recruitment, university orientations, program promotion, fundraising, inventory and procurement.”

As part of the head coaching staff, Dick led the WSU men’s team to victory at the 1998 National Collegiate Bowling Championships.

Dick has held a variety of jobs while working for the United States Postal Service since 1999.

However, an injury to his right foot and the recovery process within the past year was a catalyst for some soul searching regarding his professional career.

“It was divine timing that Tabor College was in need of a new head bowling coach,” Dick said. “Upon seeing the online posting I immediately spoke to my wife about the opportunity. The fact the bowling coach position was at Tabor College, a Christian liberal arts college, was like God setting off all the bells, whistles and fireworks to guide me in this direction.

“From this moment, I truly felt God had great things in store for my family. My family has known for some time now that God was prepping us for a life changing event. We didn’t know what it was, when it was going to happen, or where it would lead, we just knew it was coming.”

Dick is moving his wife of 21 years, DeAnna, his 18 year old daughter Gail and his Godchildren, 8-year-old Joshua and 7-year-old Jocelyn to Hillsboro.

“We are blessed to be coming to such a wonderful God loving community,” he said.

Dick is also looking forward to getting the community excited about bowling.

“I want Bluejay Lanes to become a hot spot on Main Street for the youth of Hillsboro,” he added. “My family will be operating the beautifully remodeled bowling center.

“I invite everyone to come be part of the excitement. We have plans for starting many new adult leagues, kid’s leagues, hosting bowling clinics, expanding the menu and opening a pro shop. I am thankful for the vision and dedication of Rusty Allen and Clint Seibel of the Hillsboro Development Group for their love of Hillsboro. God bless and go bowling!”

Tabor College releases 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List

June 02, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College has released the 2014 spring semester Dean’s List. The entire list includes 10 freshman, 48 sophomores, 40 juniors and 95 seniors, for a total of 193 students. In order to make the Dean’s List, a student must earn between a 3.5 and 4.0 grade point average (GPA).

Students earning a 3.85-4.00 GPA received highest honors: five freshmen, 18 sophomores, 20 juniors and 61 seniors, for a total of 104.

Students earning a 3.70-3.849 GPA received high honors: one freshman, 14 sophomores, 10 juniors and 18 seniors, for a total of 43.

Students earning a 3.50-3.699 GPA received honors: four freshmen, 16 sophomores, 10 juniors and 16 seniors, for a total of 46.

Frank Johnson, vice president for academics, praised the students for their outstanding efforts in the classroom this semester.

“I am especially proud of each student who earned honors in the spring semester. Their commitment to academic excellence is an encouragement to all. I look forward to their continued success,” Johnson said.

Highest Honors: 3.85-4.00 GPA

Rebecca Bartel, Dodge City, KS; Sarah Hagen, Inman, KS; Michel Herszenhaut Tauil, Matias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Tiffany Huxman, Moundridge, KS; Jeffrey Pritchard, Hillsboro, KS

Alex Bumgarner, Moundridge, KS; Nathaniel Burnham, Whitewater, KS; Laurie Daniel, Alvin, TX; Katelyn Duba, Huron, SD; Jenessa Hlad, Sylvan Grove, KS; Drew Janzen, Buhler, KS; Aaron Johnson, Strong City, KS; Heather Loewen, Hutchinson, KS; Tena Loewen, Hillsboro, KS; Zach Neumann, Osborne, KS; Timothy Regier, Fairview, OK; Caleb Richert, Medicine Lodge, KS; Cameron Rust, Elbing, KS; Amy Vaughan, Saint Joseph, MO; Kaitlyn Wells, Arlington, TX; Katey Whitesell, Bennington, KS; Logan Whitney, Aurora, NE; Celeste Worthy, Hillsboro, KS

Jesse Allen, Hillsboro, KS; Joel Allen, Hillsboro, KS; Alexis Cain, Marion, KS; Katelyn Graber, Pretty Prairie, KS; Jared Janzen, Newton, KS; Jeremy Johnson, Olathe, KS; Ashley Kemling, Grant, NE; Brooke Kirby, Gettysburg, SD; Diane Krehbiel, Hutchinson, KS; Elliott Money, Sedgwick, KS; Elizabeth Nesser, Florence, KS; Lauren Neufeld, Greenwood, SC; Tara Neufeldt, Buhler, KS; Chelsea Nutt, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Katherine Pritchard, Hillsboro, KS; Grant Shewey, Hillsboro, KS; Nicole Stevenson, Fort Collins, CO; Madison Tracy, Yuma, AZ; Natalie Wiens, Fresno, CA; Carly Wilhelm, Littleton, CO

Andrea Acker, Littleton, CO; KimbraLee Adams, Kensington, KS; Scott Bauer, Hiawatha, KS; Katherine Becker, Kiowa, KS; Mallea Berglund, Gettysburg, SD; Kaylan Blumanhourst, Wichita, KS; Daniel Brodell, El Centro, CA; Carly Cardarelle, Hillsboro, KS; Molly Clark, Fort Collins, CO; Charissa Cohlmia, Wichita, KS; Jessica Coldwell, Arkansas City, KS; Cheyenne Derksen, Goddard, KS; Deidre Derksen, Goddard, KS; Daniel Dick, Hillsboro, KS; Tyler Dort, Newton, KS; Joetta Ewert, Wichita, KS; Rebecca Faber, Hillsboro, KS; Kendra Flaming, Hillsboro, KS; Anna Friesen, Wichita, KS; Whitney Frise, Augusta, KS; Aaron Garza, San Antonio, TX; Kristen Harris, Chapman, KS; Natalie Hartzell, Concordia, KS; Marissa Hiett, Fairview, OK; Brittany Hofer, Wichita, KS; Crystal Holmes, Littleton, CO; Hannah Holmes, Littleton, CO; Elizabeth Janssen, Scandia, KS; Amy Janzen, Lindsborg, KS; Shawn Johnston, Arcata, CA; Makenzie King, Schertz, TX; Justine Langer, Gettysburg, SD; Micah Leake, Wichita, KS; Sarah Massey, Cedar Vale, KS; James Monroe, Willingboro, NJ; Molly Moran, Reno, NV; Trevor Morris, Murdock, KS; Jordan Moshier, Meade, KS; Jacob Nachtigal, Hillsboro, KS; Yvonne Nachtigal, Hillsboro, KS; Krista Neifert, Pratt, KS; Silas Pederson, Gretna, NE; Ruthann Ralstin, Mulvane, KS; Taylor Redding, Hesston, KS; Cora Ruhl, Leon, KS; Sara Sagner, Cheney, KS; Jordan Scheer, Wichita, KS; Rebecca Spahr, Wichita, KS; Kaylyn Spencer, Florence, KS; Shelby Spencer, Hesston, KS; Megan Taylor, Udall, KS; Zachary Trostel, Reedley, CA; Nicole Tunks, Olathe, KS; Jessica Vix, Sawyer, ND; Nathan Vogel, Hillsboro, KS; Hannah Vogt, Newton, KS; Jessica Vogts, Moundridge, KS; Stacey Warkentin, Wichita, KS; Cassandra Whiteneck, Fairview, OK; Megan Wiebe, Newton, KS; Hollister Wolf, Moundridge, KS; Postbaccalaureate; Joanna Mays, Hillsboro, KS;

High Honors: 3.70-3.849 GPA

Mikaelyn Dick, Henderson, NE

Elisha Cairns, Salina, KS; Jennifer Crist, Lincoln, KS; Jeremy Davidson, Hillsboro, KS; Abigail Fields, McPherson, KS; Ashton Kroeker, Henderson, NE; Daryan Martinez, Lincoln, NE; Benjamin Nafe, Wilsonville, AL; Garrett Nikkel, Centennial, CO; James Paul, Marion, KS; Kaitlyn Rempel, Cimarron, KS; Joshua Ringer, Bakersfield, CA; Kaleigh Troxell, Edmond, OK; Erin Winter, Hillsboro, KS; Mallory Zuercher, Whitewater, KS

Ashton Bowen, Wichita, KS; Tyler Clements, Canton, KS; Nicholas Ediger, Hillsboro, KS; Colin Hodges, Hillsboro, KS; Taylor Janzen, Hillsboro, KS; Kirsten Neufeld, Greenwood, SC; Darian Polk, Abilene, KS; Carly Schaede, Owasso, OK; Yasnaya Susoeff, Macksville, KS; Jesse Todd, Onida, SD

Sydney Coughlin, Visalia, CA; Anthony Daniel, Orange, CA; Garrett Daugherty, Minneapolis, KS; Ezra Godshall, Carbondale, KS; Samantha Hines, Newton, KS; Marc Hopkinson, Penn Valley, CA; Rebecca King, Wichita, KS; Ryan Loewen, Huron, SD; Adam Morley-Winston, Manchester, England; David Myers, Palmdale, CA; Drew Pankratz, Buhler, KS; Jessica Renzelman, Ione, CA; Rachel Strobridge, Northglenn, CO; Lyn Ungang, Sioux Falls, SD; Daniele Wendland, Saint John, KS; Matthew Wiebe, Hillsboro, KS; Zachary Willems, Sedgwick, KS; Paul Williams, Oklahoma City, OK; Honors: 3.50-3.699 GPA; Freshmen; David Friesen, Winnipeg, Canada; Mariah Kliewer, Lakewood, CO; Josiah Oyebefun, Bassaterre, St. Kitts; Jacob Wright, Newton, KS

Thomas Bacon, Kiefer, OK; Kelsea Brittain, Wichita, KS; Catherine Christie, Colorado Springs, CO; Harrison Faber, Hillsboro, KS; Callie Jackson, Wichita, KS; Ellen Janzen, Windsor, CO; Matthew Polk, Abilene, KS; Geoffrey Pugh, Ventura, CA; Daniel Quiring, Henderson, NE; Courtney Reed, Brookville, KS; Maciana Root, Minneapolis, KS; Yago Salton, Florianopolis, Brazil; Emery Schroeder, Goddard, KS; Jordan Smith, Rantoul, KS; Joshua Wiebe, Hillsboro, KS; David Witt, Central Lake, MI

Kaden Anderson, Clay Center, KS; Jacob Barron, Ardmore, OK; Ben Bebermeyer, Hillsboro, KS; Rebecca Bryan, Edmond, OK; Sara Hanson, Olathe, KS; Madison Hoover, Circleville, KS; Allie Jost, Sheridan, WY; Tristen Long, Osborne, KS; Benjamin Schmidt, Bel Aire, KS; Krista Schmidt, Wichita, KS

Terach Antoine, Fort Pierce, FL; Amanda Collins, Liberal, KS; Tyler Davis, Hollywood, MD; Brittney Dymnioski, Newton, KS; Christina Franco, Wichita, KS; Jared Friesen, Meade, KS; Courtney Garcia, Emporia, KS; Robert Howell, Wichita, KS; Brooke Hughes, Reedley, CA; Nicholas Leppke, Hillsboro, KS; Rafael Marins, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Amber Mayer, Wichita, KS; Roger Mujica, Santa Ana, CA; Mallory Nelson, South Pasadena, CA; Nicholas Sauer, Santa Maria, CA; Kelyn Vix, Maize, KS

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Welcomes New Intern from Japan

May 28, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College is pleased to welcome new intern Yoshio Fujii to campus May 23.

Fujii has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s archival internship and will be spending a total of five weeks visiting each of the Mennonite Brethren archival centers in North America (Fresno, Calif.; Hillsboro, Kan.; Winnipeg, M.B.; and Abbotsford, B.C.)

The selection committee chose Fujii from a strong field of candidates from various universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.

Fujii is a Japanese graduate student, who completed a master in divinity degree this May at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (Fresno, Calif.).

In addition to experiencing a functioning archive, Fujii will explore stories, records and images housed in these church archives, especially as they relate to the church in Japan.

Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, is excited to have Fujii visit Kansas.

“This is a unique opportunity for us, enabling us to share common heritage and discern influences in the development of our respective conferences, the Mennonite Brethren in North America and the Mennonite Brethren in Japan,” Goertzen said.

Fugii will work with Goertzen May 23-June 2, 2014 in Hillsboro.

Fujii’s visit at CMBS will coincide with the meetings of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission hosted this year at Tabor College, May 30-31, 2014.

This internship is made possible with support from United States and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches.

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