Three Goshen College students’ ‘This I Believe’ essays air Nov. 11-25

GOSHEN, Ind. – The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM, has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Nov. 11 and 25 on the ‘This I Believe’ segment of its program. All of the pieces are scheduled to air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, sophomore Annalisa Harder’s essay about the enjoyment of Saturday morning expeditions aired. She is a collegiate studies major from Bluffton, Ohio.

» Full text of Annalisa’s essay  |  » Audio

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, senior Sheldon Good’s essay about sharing food will be broadcast. He is a communication and business double major from Telford, Pa.

» Full text of Sheldon’s essay  |  » Audio:

And on Tuesday, Nov. 25, freshman Julia Baker’s essay about learning to listen to others during her own recovery from an eating disorder will be broadcast. She is a collegiate studies major from Fresno, Calif.

» Full text of Julia’s essay  |  » Audio:

The three students wrote their essays for Goshen College communication courses taught by Professor of Communication Duane Stoltzfus, who encouraged students to submit their work for publication or broadcasting.

“This I Believe” is a national media project engaging millions of people in writing, sharing and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. National Public Radio (NPR) has aired these short essays since April 2005. “This I Believe” is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow.

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Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit