Three Goshen College students’ ‘This I Believe’ essays air Nov. 17-Dec 1

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. 17 and Dec. 1 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.

The schedule, students and subjects:

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, junior Brett Bridges’ essay about time management. She is a communication major from Crete, Ill.

» Full text of Brett’s essay

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, senior Chase Snyder’s essay about listening to others and not judging those who are different. He is a communication major from Denver, Colo.

» Full text of Chase’s essay

And on Tuesday, Dec. 1, junior Kelsey Shue’s essay about lessons from her high school car. She is a communication major from Dalton, Ohio.

» Full text of Kelsey’s essay

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