Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Opinion

August 29, 2009

Welcome back, students, we're glad to have you

On Saturday morning, the class of 2013 arrived on the campus of Goshen College as freshmen checked in at the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall before moving into Kratz, Miller and Yoder residence halls. Returning students will arrive today. Classes begin Monday night.

Some freshman, like Neil Cindrich of Warsaw, didn’t have to travel far. Others, like Cindrich’s roommate, Ben Lyndaker of Lowville, N.Y., came from greater distances. Wherever students come from, we are confident they will receive a quality education here in Goshen. Cindrich will study music. Lyndaker will major in Spanish.



Since 1894, Goshen College has served students here in Goshen. Its picturesque campus on the south end of town provides visitors with the most attractive entry point into the city. Goshen College is an institution that not only educates at a high level, but also advocates peace and civic-mindedness through its curriculum. GC has been ranked favorably in “Barron’s Best Buys in Education,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and “U.S. News & World Report.”

Goshen College has emerged as a leader in ecological stewardship and green sustainability practices. Students have the opportunity to learn and serve abroad in foreign lands including Germany, Nicaragua and Peru.



Not only does Goshen College bolster the local economy, it is now providing a greater venue for the arts in this community than ever before. Through the Goshen College Performing Arts Series, the likes of Doc Severinsen, Bela Fleck and Los Lobos will perform at the Sauder Concert Hall before the end of the year.

And athletically, Goshen College has 14 teams competing in nine different sports.



The Goshen News is proud of the work Goshen College is doing and grateful for the richness it stirs to the Maple City. Welcome back students. You’re in good hands.

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