When Goshen College’s Class of 2009 arrived on campus for Orientation Weekend, Aug. 20-21, there were 14 National Merit Finalists among the group– twice as many as had ever been in a Goshen College first-year class previously. In addition, among members of the class are a student who showed cows at a state fair, one who turned down a full scholarship to play rugby abroad, and two students who ride unicycles.
Goshen College recently recognized 163 students for excellence in academics, on the 2004-05 spring semester Dean’s List.
When the Goshen College community of faculty, staff and students reassembled after Christmas break, an immediate call went out from Campus Ministries to respond to the tens of thousands of tsunami victims in South Asia. The campus soon committed to support Mennonite Central Committees (MCC) tsunami relief efforts with the goal of raising at least $10,000. A month later, the goal was met with many contributions and prayer.
Goshen College recently recognized 188 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2004-05 fall semester Dean’s List.
In winning the 2005 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest with her speech about community nutrition, Elizabeth Miller honored the request of friends she made in Kenya last summer.
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What do gangs in Honduras, Darfur and community nutrition have in common? They will be among the topics of speeches during Goshen Colleges 2005 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.
The recent natural disaster in South Asia has caused many around the world to respond, including the Goshen College campus.
When Goshen College’s Class of 2008 arrived on campus for Orientation Weekend, Aug. 21-22, students and their parents came from Akron, Ind., and Akron, Pa.; from Aurora, Colo., and Aurora, Ore.; Bloomington, Ill., and Bloomington, Ind.; and Millersburg, Ohio and Millersburg, Ind. They also came from as near as three blocks away and as far as Vietnam.
Bulldozers have begun to move dirt, but the hammers haven¬t started pounding yet. Construction of a new four-story apartment-style building on the Goshen College campus, to house seniors in 16 apartments, began the first week of June with the intention of being completed by the fall of 2005.