October 2012 events at Goshen College
As classes began on Sept. 3, diversity and high satisfaction characterized Goshen College’s new and returning students, according to statistics released this week.
“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.
The annual college rankings have hit the presses, and Goshen College was again included by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Forbes publications on their lists of best U.S. colleges. It was also again named a “College of Distinction.”
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman opened the new school year with an impassioned call to action – that all Goshen students fulfill their God-given potential by becoming life-long passionate learners.
Building on the success of its master’s degree programs in environmental education and nursing, Goshen College will offer a new Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership, starting in January 2013.
The 2012-13 line-up of lectures, performances and special trips that are part of the Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical program will include:
All events are open to the public and are free unless otherwise noted.
More than 35 people from seven countries gathered at Goshen College on August 5-8, for an international consultation on the theme, “Bearing Witness: A New Martyrs Mirror for the 21st Century?” Hosted by the college’s Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism, the international gathering explored the possibility of a major story-gathering initiative, focused especially on the theme of “costly discipleship.”
Fourteen Goshen College students spent the summer working with professors on various research projects during the college’s eight-week Maple Scholars program in June and July.