Thursday, February 21, 2013

For the Love of the Game: Gordon Alum Goes Pro

It started out like most great sports stories do: a kid, a ball and a dream. But for Matt Horth ’11 the journey to Major League Soccer has been a series of small steps, serious sacrifices and unwavering determination. As a member of the Gordon Men's Soccer team, the newly drafted forward for the New England Revolution cultivated the skills necessary to accomplish his dream and learned life lessons that have prepared him for the journey ahead.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Beanpot: Boston's Biggest Collegiate Improv Competition

In most cases, an adventurous journey through the deepest caverns of ice planet Zilia in search of the mythical sphinx with healing powers seems far-fetched. But in the world of improv, anything is possible.

The members of Sweaty-Toothed Madmen, Gordon’s improv troupe, harness the imagination to create humorous, often outlandish theatrical scenes. Later this month, the troupe will make their fourth appearance in the Beanpot, a Boston-based competition that brings together improv teams from Boston University, Northeastern University, and other colleges in the area. 


Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Cultural Nomad, A Grounded Faith

By Mac Gostow ’13

“My concern is for souls, not material wealth. A soul lost here is just as big of a loss as a soul lost in Africa.”

Business Administration major Chan Mi Kim is a cultural nomad of sorts. Born in Korea to missionary parents, she moved to Vietnam at 7, attended boarding school in Malaysia at 13, and traveled to six countries during a gap year before making her way to America for college. She brings a perspective many Americans can appreciate but few can identify with. In the Gordon community, she exudes confidence, grace, and passionately engaged faith. With a zeal for photography, languages and people, she breathes life into everything she touches.

Chan Mi arrived in America last summer feeling called to the Boston area. A Gordon alumnus at a camp in Korea had introduced her to the school and she thought it the perfect place to cultivate her business knowledge and serve the many college students in the Boston area. 

As she entered the Class of 2016, Chan Mi discovered she'd traveled the farthest from home to get a Gordon education (8,539 miles, to be exact).
Her first semester settling in at Gordon included several particularly American experiences.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Superbowl of Birding

Instead of a helmet, Greg Keller, associate professor of conservation biology, and four of his students grabbed their binoculars to compete in the tenth annual "Superbowl of Birding" last week. This year's birdwatching competition took place at the Joppa Flats Education Center during New England's arctic season and invited participants to spot as many species as possible in the course of a 12-hour day. Though his students said Keller could have easily taken first place in the competition if he had brought a more advanced crew, their professor invited a sophomore marine biologist, a junior mammalogist, and a senior environmental philosopher--all with limited birding knowledge--because he wanted to give them a new opportunity.