Communication Major & Minor

Have you ever wondered if there was a major for talking, writing or telling stories? The Goshen College communication program recognizes that written and verbal communication skills are critical in our everyday lives. Professors take concepts to the next level by providing you with opportunities to practice skills on professional platforms.

You can deejay at our radio station, 91.1 The Globe; anchor the news program, The Correspondent; produce documentaries with our video production company, FiveCore Media; edit the weekly newspaper, The Record; work as a counselor for our youth writing summer camp, Write On Sports; or venture into the community to gather stories for the local news website, Goshen Commons. You could even deliver a speech at the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on campus. Needless to say, communication majors at GC are always learning something new!

As a communication major, you can take classes in journalism, public relations, broadcasting, writing, multimedia and film studies. Courses are interdisciplinary, teaching you the technical skills needed to operate state-of-the-art equipment while also teaching you how to communicate effectively with an eye toward peace and justice.

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Take an inside look at the communication department and see what our majors can offer you.

News & Events

FiveCore Media nominated for regional Emmy award

FiveCore Media, Goshen College’s video production company, was nominated for a regional Emmy award for its 2013 “A Festival of Carols” video, which aired in December 2014 on PBS stations in Indiana. This is the first Emmy nomination for FiveCore Media and the second Emmy nomination for Goshen College since 2008. An awards ceremony will take place on June 27, 2015 in Indianapolis.

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Taking the next steps

Abby Deaton '15 reflects on her time at Goshen College, where she has made local and international documentaries, created news videos for The Elkhart Truth, and worked at video production company FiveCore Media.

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The Record and Red Cents receive state awards

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 11 in Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.

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As graduation nears, Chau Bui finds her calling behind the lens

Chau Bui, a broadcasting major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who graduates this week, came to Goshen with a desire to tell stories.

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FiveCore Media racks up awards

The GC Communication Department and FiveCore Media continue to be recognized for high-quality video work, both regionally and nationally, with awards from both educational and professional associations.

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Faculty

Pat Lehman

Pat Lehman

Professor of Communication

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Duane Stoltzfus

Duane Stoltzfus

Professor of Communication, SST Leader- Peru

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Seth Conley

Seth Conley

Associate Professor of Communication, GCTV Advisor

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Kyle Hufford

Kyle Hufford

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Greg Halling

Greg Halling

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Elise Derstine

Elise Derstine

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller

Assistant Professor of Art

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Kristi Glick

Kristi Glick

Assistant Professor of Art

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