Egyptian odyssey: First SST unit in the Middle East is transformed by living in a country on the brink of revolution

Photo by David Zwier '12

In the Fall of 2010, 19 Goshen College students engaged in a fascinating Study-Service Term in Egypt under the leadership of Director of International Education Tom Meyers. After a semester, the students returned home on the eve of a turning point of history: the popular uprising that forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for three decades. Four of the students have shared their transformative experiences.

Lasting Ties: ‘Every Stitch a Link of Strength’

Supervisor Joe Brunk operates the Maple City Shirt Company in the basement of Coffman Hall.  Special thanks to Mabel V. Brunk for her research and her photo.

On Sept. 15, 1934, the north end of Coffman Hall’s basement was filled with the whirr and clacking of a new enterprise: The Maple City Shirt Company. Because of the economic challenges of the Great Depression, students struggled to afford college and Goshen College had suffered a 15 percent drop in enrollment. Although themselves strapped […]

‘Yoder & Son’ take a journalistic journey together

Graphic provided by The Wall Street Journal Sunday

Stephen Kreider Yoder ’81, San Francisco bureau chief for the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and his 18-year-old son Isaac decided to do a different kind of father-son project this year. They have been jointly writing a weekly column for the Journal called “Yoder & Son.” “Our column has to have some sort of financial […]

Alum’s English pronunciation Web site is not tongue-in-cheek


A linguistics Web site doesn’t seem like an obvious path for someone who studied computer science, applied math and music in college, but Rachel Smith ’01 found a niche that combines all of her interests with the launch of her Web site The site teaches American English pronunciation based on Smith’s extensive vocal music […]

The First Masters Have A World For A Classroom


Editor’s note: Goshen College’s first three graduate students walked across the commencement stage in caps and gowns on April 26, and will complete master’s degrees in environmental education at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in early June. Next year, the program will triple, with a cohort of 10 beginning studies in July. […]