Learning Arabic prepares Goshen students for semester in Egypt

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As a group of 19 Goshen College students prepared to depart for a semester of study and service in Egypt on Sept. 2 — the first time the college has sent a group to the Middle East — President Jim Brenneman offered them words of encouragement: “This is a historic moment. A little over two years ago we had this dream that one day Goshen College students would be able to bridge that great divide between … the Muslim and the Christian worlds. … It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for you all,” he said. “As-salaamu Aleikum (Peace be unto you).” After a second, the group of students replied, “Wa-Aleikum As-salaam (And unto you, peace).”

Goshen College welcomes new and returning students

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Goshen College welcomed new and returning students back to campus, as classes began on Aug. 30. Fall 2010 enrollment statistics at Goshen College show a total head count of 960 students attending full or part time and taking courses, seeking graduate degrees or seeking degrees through Goshen’s Division of Adult and External Studies (DAES).

Grandmother’s Flower Garden: Floral Design in Mennonite and Amish Quilts

Antique and contemporary quilts by Mennonite and Amish makers, using both geometric and naturalistic flower motifs. The exhibit is a tribute to the traditional design known as “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” that has become one of the most popular patterns in the history of American quilt-making. Quilts will come from the collections of the Mennonite Historical […]