Sara Klassen’s final class at Goshen College didn’t take place in the Florida Keys or the African savannah or among Roman ruins, where many of her friends were studying during May Term. Her final class took place in a windowless room deep in the Elkhart County jail.
Goshen College is among the fewer than 300 colleges named to the Colleges of Distinction list for 2014. The college is one of only eight Indiana colleges to be named to the list, and is among 55 Christian colleges listed.
Goshen College recently recognized 260 students for excellence in academics on the 2013-14 spring semester Dean’s List. The Dean’s List includes 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.
Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.
When it comes to earning a doctoral degree, Goshen College students have an advantage. At GC, students have more opportunities for undergraduate research, have smaller classes and build relationships with top-notch professors both in and out of the classroom.
What is the true value of a GC education?
Three institutions affiliated with the Mennonite Education Agency – Bluffton University in Ohio, Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, and Goshen College – have joined forces to launch “The Collaborative MBA” to shape “transformative leaders.”
Changes are coming to Goshen College’s course catalog, with new majors and minors being added for the fall of 2014.
Each winter, as many as 3,000 Amish people from “up north” trade in their buggies for three-wheeled tricycles and join the small year-round Amish population in Pinecraft. Because of the spontaneous nature of Pinecraft’s growth, there are concerns about its safety, building permits, land use and ordinance codes. With the help of two Goshen College students and a recent graduate, these concerns are finally being addressed.
Two Goshen College voice students earned top honors at a statewide singing competition on Saturday, Nov. 2. Rhianna Cockrell, a junior music major from Rileyville, Va., and Ben Ganger, a sophomore music major from Goshen, each won first place in their divisions at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Indiana state competition.