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.
During a chilly November weekend, 45 student leaders from eight colleges and universities gathered for a sustainability summit at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. The goal of the sustainability summit was to bring students from area institutions together to learn, network and brainstorm ways to make their home campuses more sustainable. This year’s focus was on food.
A book chronicling the past 120 years of youth ministry in the Mennonite church hit the shelves this month. Bob Yoder, assistant professor of youth ministry and campus pastor at Goshen College, served as editor of the book, which is titled “A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry 1885-2005” (Institute for Mennonite Studies, December 2013. $26.45 US).
Three of the top 10 accounting firms in the country recruit students directly from Goshen College, as do regional and local firms. It helps that the college has one of the only regional accounting programs with a required, paid internship, which usually leads to a job offer.
The AlgaeTown research project has garnered national and international attention this month from both Wired Magazine and Biofuels International. AlgaeTown, a joint undertaking of Goshen College and Formco, Inc. of Elkhart, Ind., is a project with a mission to find an easy and efficient way to produce algae, which can be harvested on a mass scale for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food.
Approximately 100 grandparents were on campus on Nov. 1 to spend the day visiting and seeing their grandchildren’s college experience first-hand. Grandparents Day included breakfast, a reception with Goshen College President Jim Brenneman, an opportunity to attend classes, have lunch with their grandchild, tour campus and other optional activities.
Goshen College has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish stronger career counseling, foster student entrepreneurship and promote internships and other experiential learning opportunities at the college.
the story of four Hutterite pacifists imprisoned for their beliefs during World War I is told in detail in a new book titled “Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War” (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Nov. 2013). The book is written by Duane C. S. Stoltzfus, professor of communication at Goshen College.
Water. There are so many ways that it is a part of our lives. All of us. All around the world. Water connects us all; both because of our shared need for it and our shared reality of being surrounded by it.
Elise, Mary and Jenna Ramseyer are triplets whose experiences at Goshen College, both together and apart, have helped them grow to appreciate their unique relationship even more.