g1 (greenfirst). g1 is an initiative by the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the site of MCUSA Convention 2011 in Pittsburgh. g1 means that not only was the Center built with "green" technology in mind, but also that they operate in "green" ways, by recycling, reducing, and reusing resources.

GC Journal. A former weekly or semiweekly video news program produced by GCTV. The news program has changed its name to The Correspondent.

GCTV. GCTV (Goshen College Television) refers to any television or video work done at Goshen College, by both students and faculty. The team films college activities, local news stories and does in-house and outside video production work for both The Correspondent and FiveCore Media. The tape of "A Festival of Carols 2007" was nominated for a regional Emmy. GCTV is under the management of Seth Conley, assistant professor of communication.

General Conference Mennonite Church. An association of Mennonite congregations in North America that existed from the mid-1800's to 2002, when the General Conference Mennonite Church merged with the Mennonite Church to form Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. Sometimes referred to as "GC" or the "GC Mennonite Church."

generally always. An oxymoron to be avoided. Read: generally.

Globe, The. WGCS, better known as 91.1 the Globe, is the college radio station. WGCS began broadcasting in October 1958 with limited hours of operation and a classical music format. Over time the station added Spanish-language programming (1980) and contemporary folk, bluegrass and Americana. In 2003, WGCS began broadcasting 24 hours a day. On June 20, 2004, under the management of Jason Samuel, WGCS adopted the moniker "The Globe" and switched to its current format of Americana, Triple A and world beat music. Since 2003, the station has regularly broadcast baseball, basketball, soccer and softball games. In 2005, Penn High School football games were added to the broadcast schedule. WGCS reports its playlists to the Americana Music Association's weekly album chart, which is available online and in the industry publication Radio & Records.

goal(-). Many, but not all, compounds formed with goal are one word: goalkeeper, goal line, goal post, goaltending.

god/God. Capitalize God when referring to the deity of all monotheistic religions. Also capitalize God the Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, etc. Lowercase he, him, his and other personal pronouns. Lowercase god, gods and goddesses in references to the deities of polytheistic religions and in references to false gods: He made work his god. (also see: deity)

good will. Hyphenate when used as a modifier.

Goshen College. The college was founded in 1894 as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts. The private preparatory school relocated, establishing the Goshen campus in 1903. The college buildings sat empty in 1923-24, closing due to church-college tensions.

Goshen College Record, The. The Record is Goshen College's weekly newspaper, published during the fall and spring semesters. The newspaper is published by student journalists; the views expressed are their own. The Record is not the official voice of the student body, administration or faculty of the college.

Gospel. Capitalize when referring to any or all of the first books of the New Testament or when using the word in the sense of the Christian message, to distinguish from gospel in broader and secular senses (e.g., gospel truth).

Gnostic, Gnosticism.

grade point average (G.P.A. on second and later references).

grade, grader. Do not hyphenate as a noun (first grader, fifth grader, 10th grader) but do hyphenate as a modifier (first-grade classroom, 10th-grade teacher).


gray. But: greyhound and Greyhound Lines, the bus company.

Greater Columbus Convention Center. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the building is in the center of Columbus and surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotels and entertainment venues. The SMG-managed Convention Center has 1.7 million square feet of space offering a combination of settings. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is in the process of becoming a LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, registered facility. The building address is 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The web address is http://www.columbusconventions.com/.