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Award-winning composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank, photo © Sabina Frank

February 12, 2013

Mellon Grant Supports Yearlong Arts Series with Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Continuing the College’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum, Jennifer Kelly, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, is leading a yearlong series of arts-related events and activities beginning next fall. The programming is supported in large part by a portion of the grant the College received in 2011 from The [...]

Students explore the Costa Rican coastline.

February 8, 2013

Students Explore the Language and Culture of Costa Rica

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Flashlights in hand, a group of students trekked through a Costa Rican jungle in the middle of the night. When they emerged from the dense forest, they were on a beach, watching a mother turtle burrowing in the sand to lay her eggs. As they silently witnessed this miracle of life, someone yelled out, “Snake!”—and [...]

Interim Abroad in Bali

February 8, 2013

Students Encounter the Arts and Spirituality in Bali

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For the first three weeks of January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty visited the small Indonesian island of Bali, where they learned how Balinese spirituality is intimately connected to the arts. The focus of the class was Balinese theater, dance, and music. In Bali, artistry, and the performing arts in particular, are deeply [...]

CaPA Scholars

January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]

Brooke Kohler '13 at the Due's fish farm

January 7, 2013

Students Use Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Local Fish Farm

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 A group of students from diverse majors is working to make a local fish farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. The students are members of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course founded in 1987 that combines various student expertise and talents to help solve real-world problems of a business, nonprofit, or [...]

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December 27, 2012

Students Will Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 130 students will be studying in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey during the winter break. This is the 35th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on [...]

Viktorija Gecyte ’08 performs at the Lafayette Bar.

November 30, 2012

All That Jazz: Viktorija Gecyte ’08 Performs in U.S. and France

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Austin Denesuk ’14, center, with other members of the crew

November 5, 2012

Watch Live Student-Run Election Broadcast from 9-11 p.m.

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Farinon College Center will be buzzing with activity Tuesday night as more than 100 students from a variety of majors will come together to produce the College’s live election-night television broadcast, “Fifty States of Grey.” Running from 9-11 p.m., the show will provide up-to-the-minute information on races for the White House, Senate, and House of [...]