Each winter, as many as 3,000 Amish people from “up north” trade in their buggies for three-wheeled tricycles and join the small year-round Amish population in Pinecraft. Because of the spontaneous nature of Pinecraft’s growth, there are concerns about its safety, building permits, land use and ordinance codes. With the help of two Goshen College students and a recent graduate, these concerns are finally being addressed.
Goshen College recently launched a new, free iPad app developed by a current GC student, helping users from on campus and around the world connect with the college.
Music Together®, the national early childhood music and movement program developed in Princeton, N.J., is offering a three-day teacher training workshop at the Goshen College Music Center from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2014. The cost of the three-day workshop is $475.
Goshen College recently recognized 239 students for excellence in academics on the 2013-14 fall semester Dean’s List.
A new all-campus band will provide a fresh musical outlet for Goshen College students starting in the fall of 2014. The band, which will be an inclusive, non-auditioned ensemble, will perform in concert as well as serve as a pep band for select athletic and other campus events.
Ted & Company TheaterWorks will debut a new performance, titled “Learning to Play,” in the Goshen College Church-Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. In “Learning to Play,” Ted Swartz uses his distinctive humor to give voice to our fears and hopes when a faith community engages in questions around sexuality and same-sex relationships.
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.