As Goshen College’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, its reputation as a leader in sustainable colleges is growing. GC was recently named to Sierra Magazine’s eighth annual list of “Cool Schools,” a ranking of America’s greenest colleges.
This summer, two students created a Peruvian cookbook, “Los Sabores del Peru,” to sell for charity.
The winning plays in the 2014 Goshen College Peace Play Contest – the only contest devoted solely to plays about peace and peace-related topics in the United States – will take center stage during the college’s Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. (ASL interpreted) in the college’s Umble Center. The plays will be directed by and performed by Goshen College students.
FiveCore Media and the Goshen College Communication Department received a national bronze Telly Award for “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul,” a documentary filmed and produced by Goshen College students and faculty.
Goshen College welcomes new employees for the 2014-15 school year, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier in the year.
For the second time in three years, a Goshen College student took first place in the bi-national intercollegiate C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Abby Deaton, a senior communication major from Indianapolis, won with her speech, “The Welcome Table: Discussing Goshen College’s Hiring Policy.”
The annual college rankings are out, and Goshen College continues to move forward among the best U.S. colleges on many lists, including U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Forbes. Goshen College also received special praise from several independent rankings, including a nod as #3 “Best Christian College” and #4 “Best Nationwide College for Your Money.”
In June, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) awarded former Goshen College art professor Abner Hershberger a $2,000 independent artist grant.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman opened the 2014-15 school year with an invitation for students and employees to expand their understanding of the college’s core value of “global citizenship.”
As Anabaptist denominations in the United States prepare to host the 16th Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly in Pennsylvania next July, a new survey sheds light on the strengths and challenges of Mennonite Church USA’s (MCUSA) existing global connections.