CNN wanted to speak with Mennonites who are first-time voters this year and learn their views on the presidential election. With the Indiana presidential primary happening on May 6, they decided to visit Goshen College and hear from students about what political issues are important to them, as well as how their Mennonite faith informs their politics.
The community and college convened on Feb. 5 to hear speeches by five Goshen College students on subjects concerning principles of peace in the 2008 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.
Goshen College recently recognized 227 students for excellence in academics on the 2007-08 fall semester Dean’s List.
Five Goshen College student speakers will continue the college’s near-century-old tradition by participating in the 2008 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 5 in Umble Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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.