Here is a review of some of the key events in the life of Gordon College this past year—including Presidential travels and achievements, notable speakers and performers, and campus celebrations and traditions.
December 4 & 5
Gordon College choirs, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra provided two evenings of glorious Christmas music.
T. S. Eliot at Ground Zero: Professor Bruce Herman took the QU4RTETS collaborative exhibit/event to Hiroshima, Japan.
President Lindsay received the Massachusetts Family Institute’s annual Citizens Award; 1999 Gordon alumnus Andrew Beckwith (left) is MFI’s president.
This year’s Celebration of Faithful Leadership honored Mike Ullman; keynote speaker was David Brooks.
A panel led by President Lindsay unpacked the findings of the Women in Leadership national study, a year-long project co-sponsored by Gordon College.
On the first day of classes, the fourth cohort of Gordon Presidential Fellows hit the ground running. The program is modeled after the White House Fellowships.
More than 100 evangelical leaders gathered on campus for a conference, "Hope for a Time of Crisis: Creation Care and the Mission of the Church."
Forty-five students came from as far as Brazil and Singapore for the third annual session of Gordon’s ELEVATE, a leadership lab for high school juniors and seniors.
Gordon hosted a memorial service in the Chapel for author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot Gren, longtime neighbor and friend of the College.
A highlight of May’s Gordon Getaway in China was Peking University Press’s release of the Mandarin-language edition of President Lindsay’s recent book, View from the Top.
Gordon’s 123rd Commencement boasted the largest graduating class in the College’s 125-year history.
New England Patriots Chaplain Jack Easterby delivered an inspiring Chapel message focusing on Ephesians 2:10: "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works."
The second annual Social Venture Challenge gave students the opportunity to pitch their proposals. Judges from esteemed organizations selected the winners, in a process similar to the television show Shark Tank.
"Building a Civilization of Love Together": Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley delivered the Quasquicentennial Lecture.
The Theatre Department’s sold-out production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night took place in the Margaret Jensen Theatre.
A snowy March concluded with a conversation between President Lindsay and former FAA chief David Grizzle.
At Q Commons—a TED-talk-style event that packed Gregory Auditorium—participants discussed how to "empower learning and collaboration in one’s respective community."
Vancouver pastor and author Ken Shigematsu developed the theme "God in My Everything" during DEEP FAITH 2015
Via social media, students engaged alumni, parents, and friends of the College worldwide in 125 consecutive hours of prayer to mark Gordon’s 125th anniversary year.
MIT’s Dr. Rosalind Picard delivered the second annual Tak Yan Lee Endowed Lecture on Science and Faith: "On Machines, Humans and Our Common Future."
The Economics of Global Poverty conference brought together more than 100 gospel-informed scholars committed to rigorous research on addressing global poverty.