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Professor Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger teaches a class in the Max Kade Center.

March 4, 2011

Max Kade Center: The Hub of German Activity and Learning at Lafayette

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Students at Lafayette have access to a beautiful and high-tech resource center where they can study and enhance their understanding and appreciation of German language and culture. The Max Kade Center for German Studies is a classroom, reading room, conference room, informal discussion area, multimedia presentation facility, and library. It serves as the hub of [...]

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February 18, 2011

Students Stay Active in Great Facilities for Athletics and Fitness

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Whether you’re a student-athlete or just want to exercise and have a good time, the Kirby Sports Center and Fisher Field complex has the equipment and facilities to help you stay active, fit, and involved. Play basketball or run on the indoor jogging track in Kamine Gym, work out in the 6,600-square-foot fitness center, play [...]

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February 18, 2011

Living Group Gives Students Appreciation for Music

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When you walk down the hall of the Music Appreciation special interest floor in Ramer Hall, you might see a resident walking around strumming his guitar, hear another practicing a recorder in his room, or encounter a small ensemble practicing for the floor’s Christmas party. More often than not, there is a tune in the [...]

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February 11, 2011

Hugel Science Center Provides the Facilities for Chemistry and Physics Students to Excel

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Hugel Science Center, which opened in January 2001 after an extensive renovation of the former Olin Hall, houses Lafayette’s chemistry and physics departments. The building provides an array of modern chemical instrumentation with dedicated labs for teaching analytical, biochemistry, general, organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry, and numerous instrument rooms, research labs, and chemical storage areas. [...]

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February 11, 2011

Farinon Is the Vibrant Center of Campus Activity

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Farinon College Center is a vibrant hub of activity on campus. It has a student restaurant and a snack bar; hosts numerous events and activities including dance parties, regional and national conferences, comedy performances, films, and speakers; and is a place for students to just hang out. A number of student organizations maintain offices in [...]

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January 28, 2011

Lafayette in Winter

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The campus is covered in a beautiful layer of snow. Check out a photo gallery of winter images after the first snowfall of the season.

Farinon Food Court offers deli sandwiches, wraps, grill standards, pizza, specials, and grab-and-go items.

January 28, 2011

Campus Restaurants Serve Up New Features this Spring

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Students returning to College Hill this spring have some exciting new features at their favorite on-campus dining locations. The College’s seven eateries cater to a wide variety of savvy student customers. Already on the Farinon Student Restaurant menu, detailed nutritional information will become available in more locations. This fall, the Dining Services website introduced an [...]

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January 7, 2011

Technology and Aesthetics Merge at Skillman Library

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From 2003-05, David Bishop Skillman Library underwent a $22 million expansion and renovation, which added 28,555 square feet and transformed almost every aspect of the interior and exterior. Today, students enjoy a learning and information center that combines beautiful architecture with high-end technology to provide a comfortable environment for study and research. For the design [...]

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January 7, 2011

Pfenning Alumni Center Gives Graduates a Home on Campus

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Named to honor Robert E. Pfenning’s service as Alumni Association president and the Pfenning family’s exceptional loyalty and financial support, the Robert E. ’32 and Hazel E. Pfenning Alumni Center provides alumni with a central, beautiful home on campus, with ample space for activities. The 17,500-square-foot center houses the Offices of Alumni Affairs, Parent Relations, and [...]

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December 17, 2010

Williams Visual Arts Building Provides Hands-On Approach to Learning

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The Williams Visual Arts Building (WVAB) provides students with a hands-on approach to learning made possible by interweaving the art professors’ personal studios with the central teaching areas.  This barrier-free learning environment coupled with state-of-the-art technology allows students to develop close relationships with their mentors while pursuing drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, digital art, and photography. [...]