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June 20, 2014

$1.2 Million Rappolt Field Renovation Underway

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A $1.2 million renovation is underway at Rappolt Field, the home of Lafayette field hockey. The improvements include the complete replacement of the playing surface, which was installed in 2000 when the facility opened, and the addition of a permanent irrigation system. Rappolt Field’s new playing surface will be Astroturf 12, the company’s latest product [...]

Alex Karapetian ’04 and Brendan Malone '15 at Acopian Power Supplies

June 19, 2014

Students Explore Electrical Engineering at Acopian Power Supplies

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Four students got to shadow several engineers and observe the design, manufacturing, production, and testing of products during an externship at Acopian Power Supplies in Easton, Pa. Alex Karapetian ’04, director of sales and marketing at Acopian, served as host for electrical and computer engineering majors Sam Cesario ’15 (Matawan, N.J.), Nicholas DiNino ’15 (West Hartford, Conn.), [...]

Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]

Peter Todaro '16 and Julia Kripas '15 harvest and clean vegetables at LaFarm.

June 18, 2014

Serious Environmental Stewardship: Campus Community is Committed to Sustainability

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At Lafayette, green is the new maroon. The only school in the Lehigh Valley that signed the Presidents Climate Commitment – a 2008 initiative that saw 450 colleges and universities nationwide pledge to reduce campus greenhouse-gas emissions – Lafayette has set a high bar for environmental sustainability. “We’re committed to conserving natural resources, making good [...]

Mimi Connell ’15, Megan Zaroda ’07, and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 at Weber Shandwick’s office in New York City

June 1, 2014

Discovering the World of PR in New York City

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Mimi Connell ’15 (Paoli, Pa.) and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 (Short Hills, N.J.) got a firsthand look at marketing and ad campaigns for Oreo and the 2014 Winter Olympics during an externship at Weber Shandwick in New York City. Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global public relations firms with offices in major media, [...]

Provost Wendy Hill

May 29, 2014

Rothkopfs’ Gift Honors Wendy Hill

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Former Lafayette President Arthur Rothkopf ’55 and his wife, Barbara Rothkopf, have provided a gift to name the neuroscience lab in Oechsle Hall in honor of Wendy Hill. President Alison Byerly announced the honor at the annual pre-Commencement dinner May 23. Hill, the provost, dean of the faculty, and Rappolt Professor of Neuroscience, will complete 25 [...]

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 [...]

Spring Images

May 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: Lafayette in Bloom

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The flowers are blooming. The birds are chirping. Students are playing Frisbee on the Quad. Spring has arrived at Lafayette. Check out a photo gallery of campus images. View more images of campus on Flickr

McKelvy Gardens

May 13, 2014

College Dedicates New McKelvy House Gardens

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McKelvy House scholars, alumni, and faculty advisers celebrated the completion of the McKelvy Garden Renovation project at a dedication ceremony May 5. Based partly on historical photographs of the house and lands, the new garden is on the terraced area behind and to the east of the house with a new gazebo and gathering area at [...]

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 [...]