Easton

Easton Heritage Day

July 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: Easton Celebrates its History

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Visitors to downtown Easton last weekend most likely felt as if they had been transported back to the Revolutionary War during the city’s 37th annual Heritage Day. Begun in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, the day commemorates one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, which took place July [...]

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 [...]

Alison Mooney '17, left, and Claire Hoober '17 enjoy the pepper festival and Easton Farmers’ Market.

October 1, 2013

Easton Welcomes Back Students during Lafayette Day

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Students, faculty, and staff had some fun in downtown Easton during the seventh annual Lafayette Day. The event, which corresponds with the Riverside Festival of the Arts, featured the Easton Farmers’ Market hot pepper-eating contest; free food, music, and games; and specials at local shops, galleries, and restaurants. View more images of Lafayette Day on [...]

Allie Nagurney '16 distributes fresh produce from the “Veggie Van” to Easton residents at the community garden on 10th and Pine streets.

August 20, 2013

Tech Clinic Helps Easton Residents Eat Healthier Food

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If you live in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood, it’s no easy task to run out for a bag of carrots or a head of lettuce or some crisp red apples. For many residents, the closest grocery store where fresh produce is sold is about two miles away, and the corner grocery stores in the neighborhood [...]

Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, looks over plans of Easton's sewer system with Matthew Muller ’14 and Samuel Brinton ’14.

July 19, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Works to Improve Local Sewer Infrastructure

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A student-faculty team is working on research to evaluate the condition of the local sewer system’s infrastructure and develop tools to help engineers run the system more efficiently. Led by Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, the team is creating a computer model of the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority’s conveyance system.  [...]

Hugh Harris

May 23, 2013

Easton Honors Director of Public Safety Hugh Harris

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Easton’s City Council, Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Squad honored Hugh Harris, the College’s retiring director of public safety, for service to the city and the College. At its meeting May 8, members of City Council praised Harris’ professionalism, collegiality, and effectiveness, as did Mayor Sal Panto, City Administrator Glenn Steckman, and Police Chief [...]

Lafapalooza 2013

May 13, 2013

Lafayette Serves Communities in Easton and around U.S. for Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country in April during Lafapalooza ’13: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View more images of student and alumni projects on Flickr Students in the Easton Community On April 27, students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Neighborhood Center, Easton [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

April 2, 2013

Students Work with Community Partners to Find Solutions, Locally and Globally

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For young parents, finding safe and affordable housing can be a challenge. Although shelters are available, many find their rules too restrictive, so they avoid them. Deborah Byrd, professor of English, and research assistant Kristin Anderson ’14 (Newburgh, N.Y.) spent the summer and fall meeting with teens from the Family and Development Research Program, which [...]

Lafayette Day

September 26, 2012

Students Enjoy Lafayette Day Downtown

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Students, faculty, and staff had some fun in downtown Easton during the sixth annual Lafayette Day. The event, which corresponds with the Riverside Festival of the Arts, featured free food, music, games, and specials at local shops, galleries, and restaurants. Find more images of Lafayette Day on Flickr

Prof. Chris Phillips (right) and Gavin Jones '14

February 21, 2012

Prof. Chris Phillips Explores Reading Habits of 19th Century Eastonians, One of the First Studies of Its Kind in the Country

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Until a year ago, the emerging research field of the history of reading was largely circumstantial, based on diaries or sales figures. A public database launched last March and later reported by Anne Trubek in the New York Times article “What Muncie Read” set the stage for authoritative records of American reading. The Muncie, Ind., database, [...]