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Business Department awards grants to seven student-run businesses

From a colorfully painted vintage van frequently seen around campus to black and white photos from Africa, Goshen College students are bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life with assistance from the Business Department. To encourage students to develop their skills further, the Business Department has awarded entrepreneurship grants to seven student-owned businesses, for a total of $27,500 during this academic year.

Goshen College launches unique residential Sustainability Semester at Merry Lea

Goshen College is announcing a new, unique opportunity for undergraduate students to earn a semester of college credit in a fairly unconventional way. Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will offer (beginning in the fall of 2011) the Sustainability Semester in Residence for students to live and learn in Indiana's first platinum-rated LEED® facility located on a 1,189-acre nature preserve. A cohort of six to 15 students will engage complex problems related to the regional watershed.

Speech about migrant farm workers wins this year’s peace oratorical contest

Jair Hernandez, a Goshen College sophomore, said that "Migrant farm workers really are the invisible backbone of the American agricultural system," during his speech titled "Migrant Farm Workers," that won first place in the annual Goshen College C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 22. Hernandez, a public relations major from Goshen, was one of six Goshen College students who spoke about a variety of peace and justice issues during the contest.