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Tuesday, August 29

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    La. (LA)--------N.C. (NC)--------Wyo. (WY)
    The Postal Service abbreviations should only be used when providing addresses that include a ZIP code.
    Stoltzfus, Rebecca. A former dean at Cornell University, Stoltzfus will become the 18th president of Goshen College in November.
    street. See addresses.
    Student Senate.
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    books. See composition titles.
    borderline.
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    Jim. The former president of
    Brethren in Christ. This Anabaptist denomination originated in Pennsylvania from Mennonite roots. Like Mennonites, the Brethren in Christ emphasize simple living, pacifism and service.
    Broadside. About 10 times a year the Broadside committee — composed of both faculty and students — publishes a piece of original creative writing in placard, or "broadside," format. Each piece is individually signed by the author and distributed free of charge to a subscription list of about 250 people on campus. Since 1976 the outstanding writing of students, faculty and staff members, as well as visitors to campus, has been honored by such publication. Poems, songs and short fiction are welcome in the series. Authors are also encouraged to submit an illustration or visual design for the publication, which is produced by a paid student assistant.
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    pre-. Usually as a solid word (prepublication, preeminent).
    prepublication review. Reporters are encouraged to check back with sources during reporting, whether to ask additional questions or to verify facts or quotations. A final check back with a source before publication provides an extra safeguard. With highly technical information, it may make sense to have a source double-check whole paragraphs. This can be done either by phone or by e-mail or in person, whichever method is most easily managed before deadline. As a general practice, reporters should not have sources look over entire articles before publication. In any event, a reporter should be clear that he or she retains editing control, and that reviewing a portion of an article before publication does not mean the source is invited to edit quotations or withdraw information that had previously been shared. Source review should be managed with caution if on deadline. Whenever possible, reporters should consult with a senior editor or the faculty adviser should questions arise.
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    Council include interim President Jim Brenneman;Ken Newbold; Jim Caskey,
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    for enrollment; Ken Newbold, provost and executive vice president; Gilberto Perez Jr., senior directordean of intercultural developmentstudents; and educational partnerships; Ross Peterson-Veatch,Jo-Ann Brant, interim vice
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    and academic dean; Launa Rohrer, dean of students.dean.
    President's Leadership Award. OK to use P.L.A. on second reference. See this pdf for more information.
    presumably.
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Thursday, March 16

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    Eash, Orus (1919-2010). Eash was a Goshen College alumnus and the architect of nine college buildings. A plaque in his honor is mounted in the Union, near the Welcome Center; a tree in his honor is on the lawn north of the residence halls, near the labyrinth.
    eco-tourism.
    editor in chief. No hyphens.editor-in-chief. Use hyphens and capitalize when used as a formal title before a name: Editor-in-Cheif Maddie Birky.
    effect. Effect is typically a noun. Do not get this confused with affect, which primarily acts as a verb. An easy way to remember this grammar rule: when one affects something, one has an effect on it.
    Eigsti Track and Field Complex. This complex is the home field for the college's track and field team. The annual Goshen Invitational is held here, and the 2004 and 2008 Mid-Central College Conference Championships took place at the complex as well. The complex {track_press.jpg} is located to the east of the Recreation-Fitness Center, at the southern end of 12th Street. The complex was completed in 2003; in 2008 an outdoor press box was added (pictured left). The complex is named after Orie "O.J." Eigsti, the inventor of the seedless watermelon.
    -elect. Always hypenate and lowercase: President-elect Barack Obama;Donald Trump; Vice President-elect Joseph Biden;Mike Pence; Mitch Daniels,
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    located at 136 S. Main118 E. Washington St. and
    elegant variation. That's what Fowler called the practice of reaching for an alternative phrase at any cost. The elegant variation turns a banana into an elongated yellow fruit, an elephant into a pachyderm, a building into an edifice, a tunnel into an underwater structure.
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    1903, but the school itself
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    the Arts.
    e-mail.

    email.

    emeritus. Prefer construction that links professor and emeritus like professor emeritus of history or emeritus professor of history rather than professor of history emeritus.
    English Writing. A major at Goshen College that the English department officially announced in 2009, but still remains unlisted on the Goshen website. No hyphen.
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  2. page D edited dad. Use lowercase unless it is being used as a substitute for a proper name: Dad promised to leave…
    dad. Use lowercase unless it is being used as a substitute for a proper name: Dad promised to leave the door unlocked; tell Mary's dad that he is welcome to join us. See also father.
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    generally have the opportunity to
    dates. In text and in citations, prefer month-day-year sequence, with year set off by commas. The events of April 18, 1775, have long been celebrated. Abbreviate most months when they are followed by numerals: Jan. 15. Avoid the use of th except in those unusual cases -- most often in quotes -- when the day precedes the month: the 28th of February. The preposition on adds clarity and euphony when introducing days of the week: Goshen plays Southern Nazarene on Friday rather than Goshen plays Southern Nazarene Friday, which suggests the university name consists of three words. For important dates in history: Sept. 11. Avoid strained possessives like Friday's Festival of Carols or Tuesday's meeting; prefer the Festival of Carols on Friday or the meeting on Tuesday. See also months.
    David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This is the location of the convention center for the 2011 national gathering of Mennonite Church USA. It is located in downtown Pittsburgh and overlooks the Allegheny River. David L. Lawrence was a Pittsburgh mayor for 10 years, then became governor of Pennsylvania from 1959-1963.
    days of the week. Capitalize them. Do not abbreviate except when necessary in tabular format: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. Also, see dates and time elements.
    deaf. Often referred to as "little "d" deaf. This is a term that is used to describe a person who has partial or complete loss of hearing.
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    used to decribedescribe a person
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    capitalize: Dean Anita Stalter.Ross Peterson-Veatch. See academic titles.
    decades. 1920s.Use Arabic figures to indicate decades of history. Use an apostrophe to indicate numerals that are left out; show plural by adding the letter s.1920s. 1535-1594.
    decision-making.
    degrees. See academic degrees.
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    discernible.
    discriminatory words. Avoid words that reinforce ethnic, racial, gender or ageist stereotypes. Avoid referring to someone's ethnicity, race, gender or age unless it's essential for the clarity of the story. (Race might be relevant when a criminal is at large; referring to ethnicity, race, gender, age or disability might be appropriate when an achievement or event is a first.) Use the substitution test: If you wouldn't say it about a Caucasian man, then don't say it about a woman, people of other races or people with disabilities.
    dispensationalism. AccociatingAssociating different church
    DJ. for disc jockey.
    doctor. See Dr.
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    Celsius, centigrade. The preferred term for the temperature scale used in the metric system is Celsius: The temperature in Lima, Peru, is 55 degrees Celsius.
    center (v.). Logic demands center on or center in, as in narrowing the focus. Center around heads in a different direction -- as in, many directions.
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    international education.
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    centuries. Lowercase, spelling out numbers less than 10: the first century, the 21st century.
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    C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. A yearly speech contest funded by the trust of C. Henry Smith, a Mennonite historian and professor at Goshen and Bluffton colleges. Cash prizes are awarded, and the first-place winner will be entered in the U.S./Canada national contest, which is sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee.
    chief executive officer can be shortened to chief executive. In quotes or informally the abbreviation C.E.O. is acceptable. Because of its length, the title should be set off from the name by commas: Phil Bontrager, the chief executive officer of Sauder Manufacturing, will be on campus tomorrow.
    Chorale. Refers to the lower-level choir in Goshen College's music department. Use the full title "Goshen College Chorale" on first reference only.
    Christmas, Christmas Day. Dec. 25. The federal legal holiday is observed on Friday if Dec. 25 falls on a Saturday, or on Monday if it falls on a Sunday. Never abbreviate Christmas to Xmas or any other form.
    Christology. And Christlike and Christocentric, but christological.
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    cities. No state is needed with nearby Indiana towns and cities (including Goshen, Elkhart and South Bend), and the following major cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington
    City Council. Capitalize the name of the governing body when the reference is to a specific body, as in Goshen City Council. In abbreviated form -- the council -- prefer lowercase.
    City Hall. Capitialize with the name of of a city, or without the name of a city if the reference is specific. Goshen's City
    civil rights movement.
    cliches. Our best writing is original and fresh -- and free of cliches. At one time cliches were original and fresh, but they lost their value when everyone started using them, and using them. Steve Coll, former managing editor of The Washington Post, offers this advice: think of cliches as first-draft placeholders. The language maven Patricia O'Conner says there is no way to eliminate all cliches. That said, exercise discretion and be careful not to mix up your figures of speech (He got off his high horse and went back to the drawing board).
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    College Mennonite Church. Located inside the Church-Chapel. A congregation of Goshen College students, faculty, and community members, the church meets regularly at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
    College Relations. College Relations is a department located in the Westlawn lounge on the Goshen College campus. Though this department has many responsibilities, its primary focus is keeping the college connected with alumni, friends and community church organizations.
    colloquium. All first-time students at Goshen enroll in a colloquium course in the fall semester. Colloquium includes a set of activities and presentations worth one credit hour, and this is attached to another course (worth three credit hours) that usually meets a general education requirement The class meets several times during orientation days, as first-year students learn to know fellow classmates and their professor. In addition to meeting for regular course content, all colloquium classes meet on Thursday afternoons to address academic goals and college transition.
    cologne. Perfume, for scenting the body, is generally used to describe a more expensive and intense smelling fragrance. Cologne, on the other hand, refers to a less costly and more subtle scent. See perfume.
    colon. A colon can introduce a word, a phrase, a sentence, a passage or an example like this: colons are useful for writers who like a bit of suspense. Ordinarily lowercase the word after a colon. For example, this would be so if the colon is used to underscore the relationship of complete clauses (He had reason to feel anxious: the war was only week away). As an exception, the word after the colon would be capitalized if it begins a complete sentence formally introduced by what precedes it (She promised this: The book will be published).
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    Communist. Capitalize as a noun for a member of the Communist Party and as an adjective referring to the party; in reference to a philosophy, use lowercase.
    compare. When the intent is to liken things, use compare to: The architect compared the Union to a box without a job. Use compared with when the intent is to illustrate similarities or differences, or both: Compared with the students of the 1980s, the students of today are much more savvy.
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    titles of lectures, speecheslectures,speeches and works
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    or italics. Most websites and apps are capitalized without quotes. See newspaper
    conclusion.
    Constantinian.
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    this event iswas officially called
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    aside at Pittsburgh 2011Mennonite Church USA Convention for generally
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    to do something.something: The Physical
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    copy editor; copy-edit.copy edit.
    core values. Goshen College seeks to offer a Christ-centered education that reflects passionate learning, servant leadership, compassionate peacemaking and global citizenship.
    corrections. When The Record falls short of the mark, as all newspapers do, it should say so in a prominent box on Page 2 or Page 3. Factual errors should be corrected even when they are small, as with a misspelling. An editor's note may be in order when the facts are correct but the story itself is misleading in some way. Both the correct and faulty information should be conveyed in setting the record straight. Corrections should generally use standard phrasing: Because of an editing error, an article misattributed a quote about the Student Senate election. Jacob Brenneman, and not Jim Brenneman, the president, called the election a farce. An article in The Record last week misstated the increase in tuition fees. Tuition is increasing 1 percent, not 100 percent. An article on Sept. 15 about Celebrate Service Day misspelled the name of the organization where some students volunteered. The organization is La Casa of Goshen, not Lacasa.
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    was also aat one point
    councilman, councilwoman. Councilman Stump; Councilwoman Gautsche. Also: the councilwoman at large. For a group of women and men, use council members.
    countercultural.
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Tuesday, March 14

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    Campus Center for Young Children. Established in 1998 and based in the Church-Chapel, the center provides childcare services for children of students, faculty, staff and community members.
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    spelled with small letter.a lowercase letter: Recreation-Fitness Center;
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    guide.
    caption. Except for an abstract "Arts Box" photo, everyEvery photograph in
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    tense (President Shirley Showalter hangs scarves on a rack in her office).Jim Brennemen hands out mugs to first-year students). But if
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    a participle (hanging scarves in her office(handing out mugs to first-year students yesterday) or
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    past tense (hung scarves in her office(handed out mugs to first-year students yesterday). A
    Catholic Church. See also Roman Catholic Church.
    Celsius, centigrade. The preferred term for the temperature scale used in the metric system is Celsius: The temperature in Lima, Peru, is 55 degrees Celsius.
    center (v.). Logic demands center on or center in, as in narrowing the focus. Center around heads in a different direction -- as in, many directions.
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    and Learning (CITL).
    This
    (CITL).This center, funded
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    of color.
    {Dr._Rebecca_Hernandez.jpg} Dr. Rebecca Hernandez, left,
    Gilberto Perez (right) serves as CITL director.
    centuries. Use hyphens when centuries serve as modifiers. Late-19th
    the senior director of intercultural development and early-20th-century period or 16th-century Anabaptism or mid-16th-century sources.educational partnerships, while Tom Meyers (left) serves as the director of international education.
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    centuries. Lowercase, spelling out numbers less than 10: the first century, the 21st century.

    chairman, chairwoman. Capitalize when used as a formal title before a name. Avoid chairperson unless the term is adopted by an organization or group as a formal title, or is used in a quotation. Chairwoman or chairman is a suitable formal title before a name, but be careful of creating an unwieldy title: instead of Education Department Chairwoman Kathy Meyer Reimer, please use Kathy Meyer Reimer, chairwoman of the education department; or Chairwoman Kathy Meyer Reimer of the education department.
    Chamber Choir. Refers to the upper-level choir in Goshen College's music department. Use the full title "Goshen College Chamber Choir" on first reference only.
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    Believers Church Bible Commentary series. Volume titles should be presented in italics (1-2 Peter, Jude by Erland Waltner), and the series name, Believers Church Bible Commentary, in Roman type.
    besiege.
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    World Books' first retail store
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    located at 118 E. Washington St. in215 S Main St, Goshen.
    Bible, biblical. When a specific verse is mentioned in parenthesis, the book should be abbreviated according to the NRSV guide, and take periods (e.g., Eph.); otherwise, spell it out.
    biennial. The term means occurring every two years. Climbing the numerical ladder brings triennial (3), quadrennial (4), quinquennial (5) and so forth.
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    "Broken Shield." The sculpture by John Mishler that is located in the lawn southeast of the Administration Building.
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    Building, Wyse Hall. Never abbreviate. Capitalize the proper name of buildings, including words like hall and building if it's an integral part of the proper name: Newcomer Center, Yoder Hall.
    Bulletin, the. The magazine of Goshen College is published quarterly.
    by-product.byproduct.
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