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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 [...]

Nicole Lee '15

October 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus with … Nicole Lee ’15

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Nicole Lee ’15 (Mahwah, N.J.), a midfielder on the women’s soccer team, discusses her passions, superstitions, and what interests her in economics and psychology. What do you enjoy about your major? As a double major, I enjoy the diversity of my classes. Each semester, I am learning something completely different from the last. It keeps [...]

Henry Schenk '43

September 16, 2013

Purple Heart of Hero Henry Schenk ’43 to be Returned to Family in November Ceremony

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A Purple Heart, found in a box of books bought at a yard sale in Pinehurst, N.C., by Kimberly Paller about a year ago, was awarded posthumously to 1st Lt. Henry A. Schenk ’43, killed in action during the Korean War. She found his name inscribed on the back of the medal and began a [...]

Samantha Druks '14

September 10, 2013

Samantha Druks ’14: My Invaluable Experience at a Financial Advising Firm

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By Samantha Druks ’14 During my internship over the summer, I received invaluable experience in the areas of finance and marketing at Westport Resources, Westport, Conn., a leading financial advisory and investment team that combines the major resources of a large company, yet the personal connections and genuine relationships of a small firm. I had [...]

Dave Gnopo '15, an international student from the Ivory Coast, was able to teach the Malagasy students about the TOEFL and financial aid for international students from personal experience.

June 14, 2013

LIME Program Featured in USA TODAY

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The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) was featured in the June 13 edition of USA TODAY College. The article, “American Students Pave Way for High Schoolers in Madagascar,” highlights the work Lafayette students have done in the country over the last three years. Read the USA TODAY article Read more about LIME The program [...]

The UPower Technologies team with the GameGlowb

June 3, 2013

Interdisciplinary Student Team Creates Light-Technology Product

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Eight students representing four different majors came together to create a simulated startup company, UPower Technologies, integrating piezo-electric and light-emitting diode (LED) technologies into a recreational, educational, and rehabilitation device. It’s a pilot effort for the type of design projects envisioned for Lafayette’s new Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (IDEAL), which will support multidisciplinary [...]

Chester John J. Salwach (l-r), associate professor of mathematics; Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law, have been elected to emeritus status.

May 22, 2013

Retiring Faculty Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and Chester John J. Salwach, associate professor of mathematics, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 178th Commencement May 24. Read testamonials written [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 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, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Monica Girardi ’15 and Andy Muñoz ’15 with Barry Bregman ’77

March 15, 2013

Monica Girardi ’14 and Andy Muñoz ’15 Explore Executive Search Industry with Barry Bregman ’77

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Andy Muñoz ’15 (New York, N.Y.) and Monica Girardi ’14 (Scarsdale, N.Y.) learned the intricacies of the financial world and the executive search industry with Barry Bregman ’77, vice chairman of financial services at CTPartners in New York City. During the externship, Girardi and Muñoz researched companies for recruiting and sourcing; observed interviews, client meetings, [...]