Student-run composting program simply turns waste to food: ‘Nothing else like it’

Goshen College junior Natasha Weisenbeck, a public relations major from Clifton, Ill., is a student volunteer on the composting team. At the end of every day, a student volunteer spends 15 minutes collecting receptacles in the dining hall with all the food waste and dumping the contents into the campus compost bin, a large insulated wooden box located behind the dining hall dumpsters. Woodchips are added which introduces bacteria to the food, preventing odors and helping break up the pile.

On a typical weekday during the semester, about 75 to 100 pounds of food waste is produced in the college’s dining hall. Because of student commitment and ingenuity, that waste is now turned into compost, which is used as a natural fertilizer in a small garden, eventually producing vegetables and herbs for meals to be served to students.

FiveCore Media obtains groundbreaking cinema camera

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FiveCore Media (Goshen College’s video production company) is now one of the first companies in the world to receive a BlackMagic Cinema Camera. This camera is the first of its kind that combines the technologies and quality of a digital cinema camera into an affordable package. Scientific American predicts by 2015 most theaters in the world will have been converted to digital projection. The move from film acquisition to digital increases exponentially every year. FiveCore’s investment in this new class of digital cameras benefits both its clients and the Goshen College students involved in the program.