New coaches, new horses, new riders – Goucher’s highly successful Equestrian Team faces more than the usual changes for their upcoming season.
Last spring, after earning 5th place at the IHSA (the equestrian equivalent to NCAA) National Horse Show, the team’s long-time head coach Patte Zumbrun retired from the program.
After dedicating over 30 years of her life to Goucher athletics, Zumbrun was careful to leave her team with an ideal replacment. Jennifer Bunty came to Goucher in 2007 and has worked closely with Zumbrun as the team’s assistant coach. Zumbrum’s retirement brought a promotion for Bunty.
“One day she said to me: ‘I think I’m going to retire.’ I thought she was kidding, but she never really changed her mind after that. The entire time I was working here, she had prepared me incredibly well. I’m more sad than scared [of the transition], but I was also happy for her because she gave such a big chunk of her life to this place,” Bunty said. Continue reading →
With an ever-expanding campus that has outgrown its various academic homes, class space can be difficult to come by. Whether the course requires a certain space with computers or studios or labs or a standard room, limited space has caused some interesting, if not inconvenient, class times.
“There are moments during the day – and evening – when much of the classroom space is utilized because a lot of faculty want ideal hours to teach,” said John Turner, Professor in the Communications department.
Last semester, Spanish class was in Thormann; now, it’s in Hoffberger, but the professor’s office? Van Meter. While the academic world of Goucher may be currently scattered around campus, a cure’s currently under construction. The new Julia Rogers will hold the space to combine it all. Continue reading →
Lady Gophers, you’re in luck. If you’re looking for a man who doesn’t walk but runs, knows how to simultaneously work and play, and can survive a snow storm in short-shorts, Senior Nick Manta might just be your man.