Students connect in new campus-wide mentoring program
Eva Lapp and Brynn Godshall have a lot in common: they both sing in the Women’s World Music Choir at Goshen College, love ice cream and share a passion for peace studies. But Lapp, a junior from Goshen, and Godshall, a freshman from Lancaster, Pa., might never have become friends if not for a new student-led initiative called Campus Connections.
Behind every great scene, somewhere off stage, a set designer
By Christina Hofer for Goshen Commons As a young girl, she dreamed of being a park ranger. Or a Great Mouse Detective (the animated mouse version of Sherlock Holmes). She loved spending time outdoors, especially with animals, and enjoyed dressing up her dog and making up stories. Many years…
Q&A: On winning at golf, and losing a father
By Samuel Rosario for Goshen Commons An interview with Ben John Pollitt, a golfer from England. Pollitt is a sophomore at Goshen College. He was the lone golfer on the men’s team a year ago when intercollegiate golf returned to Goshen College. He described his best athletic moment…
Student wins national speech contest for encouraging a spiritual response to the economy
Junior Lauren Treiber won first prize in Mennonite Central Committee's 2012 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest for her speech, “The Real Occupy Movement: Understanding Capitalism in a Christian Context,” which reflected on U.S. economic situation and what the message of the church could be.
From classroom to community: GC students use iPads to communicate water safety
Some Goshen College students are collaborating with community members to monitor the water quality of the nearby Elkhart River – and the students are using their new iPads to do it.
Parables worship team is ‘Creating Sacred Space’ through song, stories and drama
The Goshen College student-led worship team, Parables, will use music, personal stories and original drama to worship in congregations and other venues over the next year.
Local young adults share their perspectives through photos in new exhibit
Young adults from local high schools and Goshen College are combining art with social justice to share their perspectives in a new exhibit in the Goshen College Good Library Gallery, titled “Photovoice: Student Perspectives on Iterculturalism, Diversity and Educational Access.”
Two students awarded theological fellowships
Two Goshen College students were awarded a 2012 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship. Seniors Jeffrey Moore and Emily Hedrick received the fellowships to help fund their ministerial explorations.
Eight students explore call to ministry during summer
This summer, eight Goshen College students are exploring church ministry and gaining valuable experiences as they work with congregations across the United States through the college's Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP).