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.
The Goshen College track and field program made the most of its trip to the 2004 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at Cardinal Park in Louisville, Ky., May 27-29, as three of the Leafs’ four national participants were honored with All-American status.
Goshen College recently recognized 221 students for excellence in academics on the Spring 2003-2004 Dean’s List.
Participating in an excavation in the Southwest, trekking through Amazon rainforests in South America and snorkeling through coral reefs in the Florida Keys are just a few of the ways Goshen College students spent their class time during May term.
If student energy could be converted to wattage for WGCS, the Goshen College radio station (91.1 FM), the broadcast signal might reach to every corner of the state of Indiana. That enthusiasm has resulted in statewide acknowledgment of two students for excellent efforts in broadcasting.
By next fall, the beginnings of a campus entrepreneurial venture will be fully brewing. In a unique partnership, Goshen College Student Life and Business departments are offering students the opportunity to manage a new coffee bar, the “central focus of the connector” between Yoder, Kratz and Miller residence halls which is currently under construction, according to Bill Born, vice president for student life.
Julio Ascencio Garcia was glad to welcome an interfaith group of Christian North Americans to his community, and relieved to be inside the cool walls of an old hacienda house while taking a break from his duties on the sunny patio where he and his colleagues rake coffee beans still in husks — cafe oro — into piles to dry. In greeting the interfaith delegation arranged by Equal Exchange, the largest fair trade coffee company in the United States, Garcia instinctively linked all Christians as children of God who should share as equals.