Community Outreach

Students dance to the music of Kingsfoil.

November 22, 2013

Pi Beta Phi Dances for Charity

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Last weekend, students danced the night away for a good cause during Pi Beta Phi’s 35th annual Dance Marathon in Farinon Center. The 24 hours of music, dancing, and games were packed with a performance lineup including Lafayette’s a cappella groups Soulfege, Cadence, and The Chorduroys and DJ’s Matt Kramer ’14, Jordan Blake ’15, and [...]

Markle Hall

November 12, 2013

Campus Will Fight Hunger and Homelessness Nov. 12-22

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By Sean Grim ’14 The Lafayette community will join ranks to fight poverty during the College’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-22. Activities will include making and delivering sandwiches to the hungry in Philadelphia, crafting scarves for Easton’s homeless, answering trivia questions on to earn rice for hungry people in Third World countries, [...]

Students enjoy a good scare.

November 4, 2013

Lafayette Gets Spooky: Greeks Host Charity Haunted House

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Delta Gamma sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity hosted the fourth annual Haunted House fundraiser. Visitors took a tour through Haunted Hill Asylum, fictional home to the insane. All proceeds will be donated to The Delta Gamma Foundation Service For Sight and The Boys and Girls Club of America. Look through a photo gallery of [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

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

October 30, 2013

Closing the Food Loop: LaFarm Contributes to Student Learning and Campus Sustainability

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On a Wednesday afternoon early in the fall semester, students from LaFarm delivered 175 pounds of fresh potatoes to Lafayette Dining Services. Those organic potatoes, which had been grown at Metzgar Fields just two miles away and harvested that day, were cleaned, prepared, and served to students the next day. The peelings and scraps from [...]

Team Phi Psi with Miss Connecticut after the SWIM: from left are Steve Schappert ’14, Evan Newbold ’15, Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, Jamie Benson ’14, Matt Iassogna ’14, Joshua Hitchings ’14, and Nathan Witmer ’15.

October 25, 2013

Phi Psi Swimmers “Turn the Tide Against Cancer”

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By Sean Grim ’14 Patti Mortiati was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. Alone and uninsured, she reached out to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for help. The charity paid for her entire treatment. In homage to the endurance and courage of Patti and her fellow survivors, six Brothers of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity participated [...]

Benjamin Triscuit ’14 speaks during a lunch-and-learn session

October 16, 2013

Students Learn about Nonprofit Management

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It was not until this summer that Benjamin Triscuit ’14 (Erie, Pa.) truly understood what it means for an organization to be a nonprofit. He interned at the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center in Bethlehem, Pa., where he designed a full exhibit on the importance of insects in the environment, helped write grant proposals, and [...]

Students take blood pressure readings in Duyure, Honduras

July 12, 2013

Students Address Community Needs through Alternative School Break

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Composting to create rich soil, building barbed wire fences, and creating spaces to allow horses to be free-range animals were just a few of the ways Lara Ruggerio ’15 (Haddonfield, N.J.) spent her winter break in Costa Rica. Through Lafayette’s Alternative School Break (ASB) Club, Ruggerio led a team of 11 students and two faculty [...]

At the annual Community-Based Learning and Research Expo, Provost Wendy Hill announces the creation of the Center for Community Engagement and the appointment of Professor Debbie Byrd as its inaugural director.

June 18, 2013

New Center for Community Engagement Launched

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Lafayette has launched the Center for Community Engagement to support and expand experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with communities at the local, national, and global levels. “I think this is a step that can lead to something really amazing that will highlight and enhance all the work that we’re doing,” says Bonnie Winfield, director of community partnerships.

Zachary Winthrop ’13

May 14, 2013

Zachary Winthrop ’13 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 178th Commencement

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Zachary Winthrop ’13 (Philadelphia, Pa.) is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” Read more Commencement coverage The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [...]