‘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 www.RachelsEnglish.com. 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. […]

Tim Martin ’91 In Siberia For Climate Change Research

Tim Martin

In the Siberian tundra, alumnus Tim Martin ’91, an earth science teacher at Greensboro (N.C.) Day School, lived and researched with an international team of scientists – from the United States, Germany, Russia and Austria – through the Polar TREC program, where K-12 teachers are paired with researchers in authentic polar research experiences. Martin was […]

Earning my global citizenship badge

Maria Byler teaches for her SST service assignment in Nicaragua, summer 2008.

Just before I left for Study-Service Term (SST) in Nicaragua this past summer, some of my friends got back from the spring Tanzania trip and were showing me their pictures. They had all the stereotypical Goshen College website pictures: hordes of cute kids, lots of dusty and shabby houses, brightly colored street scenes. It was […]

Still my father’s SST

Sally Weaver Glick in Costa Rica as SST unit leader, 1992-93

We celebrate 40 years of Goshen’s Study-Service Term (SST) this year, but SST began influencing me even earlier, when it was still just a gleam in the eyes of the Committee on the Future of the College. In the fall of 1966, then-President Mininger and my father, Henry D. Weaver, traveled to a number of […]

Still on SST, 28 years later


The official understanding was that Goshen College was sending my family and me to Peru for one year as faculty directors of the Study-Service Term (SST) program based in Lima. In some respects, though, the college was simply allowing a professor to finish a 28-year-old “incomplete.” Back in 1979, at the end of my sophomore […]

Lasting Ties: WGCS Hosts A Request-A-Song For FIFI Relief

On Oct. 15, 1974, the 91.1 FM evening broadcast featured Khatchaturian’s Violin Concerto. Off-air, WGCS student general manager Jon Kennel (future general manager) and others had spent the day fielding dozens of request calls for classical and rock music as part of a special phonathon. Since the fall of 1958, Goshen students, together with faculty […]