Madison Murray ’16 prepares a piece for framing.

June 18, 2014

It’s Alive! The Arts, Science, and Engineering Combine in Frankenstein 2029

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Ben Williamson ’16 was searching for something big, a project that would allow him to explore his passion for graphic design and digital photography. Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, had the answer: Frankenstein 2029. Co-produced by Kerns and Suzanne Westfall, professor of English/theater and interim director of the arts, Frankenstein 2029 involves over [...]

Joe Swarctz

June 16, 2014

Pard Tracks: Meet Custodian and Cartoonist Joe Swarctz

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Artist by day, Lafayette custodian by night, Joe Swarctz is hoping an animated cartoon he created called “NIGHTBAT: The Almost Hero of Echo City” will get picked up by a major network. But he considers winning his student-nominated Hoff Award one of his finest moments. In this episode of Pard Tracks, Swarctz talks about his [...]

Carly Trachtman ’16 warms up prior to the performance.

May 25, 2014

Photo Gallery: Learning the Art of Dance

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Students in the Introduction to Dance as an Art Form class gave their final recital in the Kirby Sports Center dance room, as well as on the stairs of the entrance to Kamine Gym. The course was taught by New York choreographer and artist-in-residence Ben Munisteri. It was part of a program funded through a [...]

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President Alison Byerly

May 24, 2014

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at 179th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees at the 179th Commencement. President Alison Byerly conferred them upon Commencement speaker the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica; Harry L. Ettlinger, a member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II; Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye; and Roger Ross Williams, [...]

Faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy dinner prior to the awards ceremony.

May 23, 2014

Faculty and Staff Saluted for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at Annual Awards Banquet

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Outstanding professors and other members of the Lafayette community were honored tonight for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at the annual pre-Commencement awards dinner. Read more Commencement coverage President Allison Byerly, Wendy Hill, provost and dean of the faculty, and Edward Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, presented awards [...]

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 [...]

Lafayette Concert Band presented its Spring Concert.

May 19, 2014

Photo Gallery: Student Ensembles Present Spring Performances

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The Music Department celebrated the end of the school year with spring concerts by its student ensembles. Students from any major can perform in a variety of ensembles including Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marquis Consort, and Percussion Ensemble. Below is a photo gallery from the [...]

Miranda Wilcha '16 gets painted.

May 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: An Evening of Paint

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The Lafayette Association of Visual Artists hosted an Evening of Paint at the Williams Visual Arts Building where guests painted on giant canvases, themselves, and their friends.  Live music was provided by WJRH 104.9 FM, featuring the student rock band Hoochie Coochie Men. View more images of Evening of Paint on Flickr

Skillman Academics

May 6, 2014

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 100 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 4 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 50 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Choir World Premiere

April 22, 2014

College Choirs Present World Premiere Performance

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers joined several professional singers and musicians in the world-premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” April 13 in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a yearlong residency at Lafayette, taking [...]