Goshen College plans to sharply reduce and eventually eliminate all of the college’s global warming emissions and is supporting more research and educational efforts to help stabilize the earth’s climate. President James E. Brenneman made that pledge on behalf of Goshen College by becoming a charter signatory to the American College & University Presidents Climate … Keep reading »
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Goshen College will return to Nicaragua as a location for its unique study abroad program, Study-Service Term (SST), after 30 years in the summer of 2008, according to Director of International Education Tom Meyers. In 1978, the college stopped sending students to the Central American country because it was experiencing great civil unrest that would result in 12 years of war and a devastated economy.
Somewhere in Appalachia, there is a big pile of extra coal: about 3.5 tons, or enough to fill five pick-up trucks. That’s how much coal Rieth Village, a biological field station owned and operated by Merry Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, didn’t use in the past six months. The five-plus tons of carbon dioxide that are not in the atmosphere are harder to visualize but also important in light of mounting concerns over global warming.
The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM, has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Feb. 20 and March 6 on its “This I Believe” program. All of the pieces will air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
By President James E. Brenneman at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Feb. 7, 2007
Goshen College plans to begin the second phase of construction of a four-story apartment-style building later this year to accommodate growing student enrollment.
As the spring semester began, 934 students were enrolled in all programs at Goshen College compared with head counts of 870 for the spring semester in 2005-06 and in 2004-05, and 854 in 2003-04, according to Bill Born, vice president for student life and dean of students.
Around the world, at least one in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Center for Health and Gender Equity.
Five Goshen College student speakers will continue the college’s near-century-old tradition by participating in the 2007 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Jan. 23 in Umble Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Goshen College recently recognized 173 students for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 fall semester Dean’s List.