For the fourth time in six years, Goshen College was named Television School of the Year in the 2015 Indiana Association of School Broadcasting’s (IASB) college broadcasting competition. Goshen College was also a runner up for Indiana Radio School of the Year, narrowly missing the title after winning it the past three years in a row.
“We are excited and honored to be recognized once again with this award, said Seth Conley, assistant professor of communication. “Our students work incredibly hard and we set high expectations for them.”
Goshen College competes among Indiana colleges and universities with much larger broadcasting programs, including Ball State University, Butler University, University of Indianapolis, Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University.
“The other schools are tough and it’s no secret Goshen College is one of the smallest in the competition,” Conley said. “We appreciate being able to compete with much larger schools because it allows us to show that our graduates are ready to compete in the professional market with graduates from larger universities.”
For the television awards, students were judged on their work from the college’s bi-weekly television news broadcast, The Correspondent, and their film work with FiveCore Media, an on-campus video production company that provides students with professional experience in serving internal and external clients.
The Correspondent is produced by Goshen College students and distributed via the campus cable system and online. Conley is the adviser for The Correspondent, and Assistant Professor of Communication Kyle Hufford is general manager at FiveCore Media.
For the radio awards, students were judged on their work from Goshen’s on-campus radio station, 91.1FM The Globe (WGCS) (globeradio.org). WGCS is run by Goshen students and community volunteers. The station provides 24-hour programming, including music, news, public affairs and sports.
“The broadcasting major at Goshen College is strong, as evidenced by the success of our television and radio components over the past six years,” said Jason Samuel, WGCS general manager and assistant professor of communication. “Our students understand the hard work behind a commitment to excellence. This culture continues to grow and serve the Goshen College Communication Department and the greater Goshen community.”
Thirteen different Goshen College students earned individual awards in 17 categories, including seven first-place honors.
- Television News Package: Abby Deaton, a senior from Indianapolis, with “Hot Off the Grill”
- Music Video: Benson Hostetter, a senior from Harrisonburg, Virginia, and David Leaman-Miller, a sophomore from Denver, Colorado, with “Baby Frankenstein”
- Entertainment Video: Abby Deaton, with “Panic”
- Cinematography: David Leaman-Miller
- Video Sound Design: Tim Litwiller, a first-year from Peoria, Arizona
- Television Newscast: Chau Bui, a senior from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and David Leaman-Miller (The Correspondent)
- Videography: Abby Deaton, with “Hot Off the Grill”
- Television News Package: Dalton Shetler, a sophomore from Spencerville, Indiana
- Video In-Depth: Abby Deaton, with “Goshen Monologues”
- Television Anchor: Dalton Shetler
- Video Magazine: Chau Bui and David Leaman-Miller (The Correspondent)
- Radio News Report: Danielle Kerschhackl, a senior from Elmwood Park, Illinois
- Radio Copywriting: Danielle Kerschhackl
- Radio Talk Show: Dalton Shetler; Brad Stoltzfus, a first-year from Souderton, Pennsylvania; and Spencer Buttermore, a first-year from Waterloo, Indiana
- Radio Copywriting: Samantha Horsch, a first-year from Goshen
- Radio Sportscast: Dalton Shetler
- Radio Imaging: Danielle Kerschhackl; Ashley Davenport, a junior from Plymouth, Indiana; Andrew Snyder, a sophomore from Goshen; and Victor Garcia, a junior from Goshen
- Radio Newscast: Danielle Kerschhackl and Dalton Shetler
- Radio In-Depth: Dalton Shetler
A complete list of the IASB School of the Year award winners for the past 10 years:
2015 Goshen College
2014 Ball State University
2013 Goshen College
2012 Goshen College
2011 Ball State University
2010 Goshen College
2009 Ball State University
2008 University of Indianapolis
2007 Ball State University
2006 Ball State University
2005 Ball State University
2015 Ball State University
2014 Goshen College
2013 Goshen College
2012 Goshen College
2011 University of Indianapolis
2010 University of Southern Indiana and Valparaiso University (Co-Winners)
2009 University of Southern Indiana
2008 Valparaiso University
2007 University of Indianapolis
2006 Valparaiso University
2005 University of Indianapolis
The Goshen College Communication Department offers majors and minors in broadcasting, film studies, journalism, public relations, writing and multimedia studies. Students become engaged in co-curricular activities in their first semester, including The Record, the campus newspaper, 91.1 The Globe (WGCS), the campus radio station, The Correspondent, a television news show, FiveCore Media, a video production company, as well as various other written publications and internships. Courses are interdisciplinary, teaching students the technical skills needed to operate state-of-the-art equipment while also teaching how to communicate effectively with an eye toward peace and justice.