Enrollment, retention and the number of first-year students and minorities continue to rise at Goshen College, college officials said.
Goshen College recently recognized 239 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 spring semester Dean’s List.
The public radio station in Elkhart, Ind., WVPE-88.1 FM, has selected essays by three Goshen College students to air the Tuesdays between Feb. 20 and March 6 on its “This I Believe” program. All of the pieces will air at 7:35 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
Goshen College plans to begin the second phase of construction of a four-story apartment-style building later this year to accommodate growing student enrollment.
As the spring semester began, 934 students were enrolled in all programs at Goshen College compared with head counts of 870 for the spring semester in 2005-06 and in 2004-05, and 854 in 2003-04, according to Bill Born, vice president for student life and dean of students.
Around the world, at least one in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Center for Health and Gender Equity.
Five Goshen College student speakers will continue the college’s near-century-old tradition by participating in the 2007 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Jan. 23 in Umble Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Goshen College recently recognized 173 students for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 fall semester Dean’s List.
Goshen College began the 2006-07 academic year with an overall student enrollment of 951, compared with 922 a year ago, according to the college’s registrar’s office. The enrollment count includes both full- and part-time traditional students and those taking courses or seeking degrees through Goshen’s Division of Adult and External Studies.
Four Goshen College students were named the winners in a student video documentary competition held by the Peace and Justice Journalism Program, which is funded by Plowshares.
Students from Earlham College, Manchester College and Goshen College were invited to submit proposals for 30-minute documentaries.