First Year Seminar

Lafayette College

October 30, 2007

Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Emily Bregman ’11 talks about her experiences in her First-Year Seminar Emily Bregman ’11 (Westfield, N.J.) is currently taking the First-Year Seminar “Entrepreneurial Environment: Exploring Innovation, Risk and Value.” The course is taught by Rose Marie Bukics, Jones Professor of Economics & Business. The following is a first-hand account of Bregman’s experiences with the course. [...]

Lafayette College

October 24, 2007

Taking It to the Streets

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Sayra Havranek ’11 discusses her experiences with her First-Year Seminar Sayra Havranek ’11 (New Paltz, N.Y.) is currently taking the First-Year Seminar “Taking It to the Streets: The Theory and Practice of Community Arts in Urban America.” The course is taught by Bonnie Winfield, director of the Landis Community Outreach Center. The following is a [...]

Lafayette College

October 24, 2007

The Power of Community Arts

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Students partner with the Easton community through First-Year Seminar The First-Year Seminar, “Taking It to the Streets: The Theory and Practice of Community Arts in Urban America,” is challenging students to walk away from their notions of volunteering and to instead focus on the possibilities of community partnership. The course, taught by Bonnie Winfield, director [...]

Lafayette College

October 11, 2007

Rookie of the Semester

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Elizabeth Pinelli ’11 shares her perspective on ‘Baseball: The One Constant through all the Years’ Elizabeth Pinelli ’11 (Princeton Junction, N.J.) shares her eye-opening introduction to baseball, as well as college, in her First-Year Seminar, “Baseball: The One Constant through all the Years,” taught by Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry and Lafayette Club Baseball [...]

Lafayette College

October 11, 2007

First-Year Seminar takes a Closer Look at ‘America’s Favorite Pastime’

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Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry, uses hands-on methods to explore history and science of baseball Terence Mann, played by James Earl Jones in the classic baseball motion picture Field of Dreams, called baseball “the one constant through all the years.” A First-Year Seminar course, titled after this catchy phrase, is taking a critical look [...]

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October 8, 2007

First-Year Seminar Challenges Student’s Expectations

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Alec Bernstein ’11 reflects on ‘Great Breakthroughs’ course Alec Bernstein ’11 (Colts Neck, N.J.) is a civil engineering major enrolled in the First-Year Seminar course ‘Great Breakthroughs.’ The course, taught by Steve Kurtz, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, surveys and compares some of the most influential breakthroughs in science and technology. The following [...]

Lafayette College

October 8, 2007

Students Explore Great Scientific Breakthroughs

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First-Year Seminar provides students with working knowledge and historical context of discoveries that revolutionized society There have been numerous scientific breakthroughs that have revolutionized society, but have some done more than others? This is the question Steve Kurtz, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is posing to students in his First-Year Seminar course “Great [...]