College got a bit easier and more enjoyable this past academic year for some students at Goshen College, thanks to an innovative peer mentoring program by the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).
This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.
Anita Stalter, academic dean at Goshen College since 2001, is retiring after 28 years at GC. Prior to becoming dean, Stalter spent 14 years as a professor in the education department and director of teacher education at the college.
For three weeks, three hours each morning, 19 Goshen College “outside” students and 20 “inside” students took part in two classes at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.
Goshen College is again among the nearly 350 colleges named to the Colleges of Distinction list for 2015-16. The college is one of only seven Indiana colleges and 55 Christian colleges listed.
Goshen College recently recognized 170 undergraduate students for excellence in academics on the 2014-15 spring semester Dean’s List. The Dean’s List includes traditional undergraduate students earning at least a 3.75 GPA, while completing at least 12 hours of course work for a letter grade. Only grades from the designated semester are included in the Dean’s List selection process.
Raj Biyani, managing director for Microsoft IT India and a 1992 Goshen College graduate, will be the speaker at Goshen College’s 117th commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. His speech is titled “From the Maple City to Cyberabad: What I wish I had known at graduation.”
Perry Bush, professor of history at Bluffton (Ohio) University, will present the 2015 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Administration Building Room 28. Bechtel will speak on “The Professor as Peacemaker: C. Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1920-1948.”
Goshen College has announced the 28 recipients of the school’s top scholarships for 2015-16, including the President’s Leadership Award, the CIIE Award, the Stoltzfus Diverse Leadership Award and the LEAF Scholarship.
Goshen College’s Study-Service Term (SST) program has been ranked fourth on a list of the 50 best study abroad program in America. Since the SST program began in 1968, nearly 8,000 students have participated in 24 countries worldwide.