Faculty and Staff

Ellis Finger

May 23, 2014

Ellis Finger Recognized for Many Years of Service

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Ellis Finger, retiring director of the Williams Center for the Arts, was recognized at Lafayette’s annual pre-Commencement reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. Read his citation below. Read more about Commencement H. ELLIS FINGER When you arrived here in 1973 to teach in the foreign languages department, little did you know that you would spend most of [...]

David Johnson

May 23, 2014

Retiring Faculty Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

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Retiring faculty members Robert Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies and chair of the Jewish Studies program; John Greco, professor of electrical and computer engineering; David Johnson, professor of English; and Julio Piazza, instructor of athletics, have been elected to emeritus status and were recognized for [...]

Professor Robert Cohn

May 22, 2014

Retiring Faculty Elected To Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members Robert Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies and chair of the Jewish Studies program; John Greco, professor of electrical and computer engineering; David Johnson, professor of English; and Julio Piazza, instructor of athletics, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized [...]

Professor Chris Phillips presents the Darlyne Bailey ’74 Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences Award to Shehtaz Huq ’14.

May 20, 2014

Students and Faculty Honored for Promoting Diversity

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Students and faculty were honored for their dedication to academics and furthering diversity on campus and in the surrounding community at the annual Intercultural Awards May 1 in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the ceremony celebrates those who have committed themselves to addressing issues of multiculturalism, [...]

Sullivan Park

May 16, 2014

State Honors Sullivan Park Restoration Project

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The City of Easton received the 2014 Green Park of the Year award last week for the renovations of Sullivan Park. Under the guidance of David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Lafayette students installed a wetlands habitat at the park by mitigating a serious water runoff problem and planting native vegetation. The [...]

Markle Hall

May 12, 2014

Hoff Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions to Lafayette

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Students, faculty, and staff were honored May 4 for their dedication and commitment to the College community at the 24rd annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, the awards are named in honor of one of the College’s first students. In 1832, Hoff blew the horn that [...]

Wellness Fair

May 6, 2014

Photo Gallery: Employees Get a Dose of Health Education

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Human Resources hosted the 2014 Employee Wellness Fair April 23 in Farinon College Center. College employees got a dose of health education, complimentary medical testing, and healthy food items. More than 25 local vendors attended including Prevention Health, Easton Farmers Market, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, Open Air MRI of Allentown, [...]

Rendering of Oechsle Center for Global Studies

April 21, 2014

Oechsle Center Models College’s Commitment to Global Education

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When the Oechsle Center for Global Education opens for classes next spring, students will find a three-story, state-of-the-art facility themed around interdisciplinary global studies. “Global education should be an integral part of any Lafayette student’s education, regardless of major,” says David Stifel, associate professor of economics and chair of international affairs. “Being exposed to different [...]

Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

April 17, 2014

Professor Rebekah Pite Receives Gourmand Cookbook Award

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Professor Rebekah Pite‘s latest book has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food will now move on to Gourmand’s Beijing Cookbook Fair next month where it will compete with winners in the same [...]

Joseph Bohrer

April 15, 2014

Joseph Bohrer Named Chief Investment Officer

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Joseph S. Bohrer, an investment director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been named chief investment officer at Lafayette College. Bohrer will be the first person to serve in the new position. His appointment is effective July 1. Bohrer brings more than 25 years of experience in asset management. He joined the Sloan Foundation [...]