Intercultural Experience

Grossman House

January 7, 2013

Grossman House Provides Students with New Ways to Look at the World

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Intellectually adventurous students have an exciting new campus living option in the Grossman House for Global Perspectives. Grossman House allows students to design their own programming with the guidance of faculty advisers to explore globalization and what it means to live in a multicultural world. One of the first orders of business for the 25 [...]

Zhe (Jason) Sheng '15 does some chores at Helen Hutchens' ranch in Colorado.

November 30, 2012

Trading Places: Project Boma Allows Students to Experience Different Cultures

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Friends and roommates Sam Stuart ’13 (Wichita, Kan.) and Chao Wang ’13 (Changchun, China) grew up in different hemispheres and met on campus. As first-year students, Stuart helped Wang through a college writing course, and Wang tutored Stuart in his introductory Chinese course. They have learned a lot about each other’s cultures through their friendship, [...]


November 9, 2012

Photo Gallery: Students Come Together to Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha

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Lafayette’s Muslim Students Association hosted a dinner in Farinon College Center to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the second of two major holidays in the Islamic calendar year. View and share more images of Eid-ul-Adha on Flickr


July 17, 2012

Photo Gallery: International Students Discover America

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The International Students Association hosted a Discover America event, where students learn about and participate in activities that are popular in American culture. Check out a photo gallery of students cooking out, having an Easter egg hunt, making s’mores, and learning to square dance. View and share more images of Discover America on Flickr

Alberto Luna '08

April 11, 2012

Doctoral Candidate Alberto Luna ’08 Researches Motivation for Learning-Disabled Students

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By Dan Edelen When students need a listening ear, Alberto Luna ’08 is there. Luna is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate and supplemental instruction supervisor in the school of psychology at University of Arizona, where he completed his master’s in 2010. He has also served as program developer for the honors college Xtreme Discovery Teams and [...]


March 23, 2012

Latest Edition of McDonogh Voice Available Online

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The latest edition of McDonogh Voice is now available on the College’s website. The magazine celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the Lafayette community. The issue features the work of Terence Byrd ’74, president of the Healthfirst NJ managed care provider; Reco Collins ’05, vice president of public finance for PNC Bank; Danlami Gomwalk ’01, [...]


March 13, 2012

Photo Gallery: Black History Month at Lafayette

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Lafayette concluded its celebration of Black History Month with its finale performance night in Farinon College Center. Hosted by the Association of Black Collegians, the event had a range of performances including step, oration, poetry, interpretive dance, and music. View and share more images of the finale on Flickr Black History Month Finale The celebration’s [...]

Finding We, a coalition building retreat for student leaders.

January 24, 2012

Photo Gallery: Students Break Down Barriers at Finding We Retreat

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The Finding We retreat gave students an opportunity to explore together what it means to be a member of the Lafayette community. Over the weekend, leaders from many campus organizations took part in team-building exercises, discussions, and workshop sessions focusing on diversity, social justice, and breaking down stereotypes. Check out a photo gallery from the [...]

Members of the Precision Step Team perform during last year's Black History Month finale.

January 22, 2012

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month with art, a historical exhibit, a research symposium on race, music, discussions, and performances. The celebration’s keynote talk will be presented by award-winning author Siddharth Kara 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Oechsle Hall room 224 as part of the President’s McDonogh Lecture Series. One of the world’s foremost [...]


December 8, 2011

Photo Galleries: Poet Jayne Cortez and Artist Clifford Charles Work with Students

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South African artist Clifford Charles and poet and film director Jayne Cortez visited campus last week for a series of student workshops, poetry readings, and lectures. Their residencies were made possible by Lafayette’s David L. Sr. and Helen J. Temple Visiting Artist Fund and the African studies program. Clifford Charles Jayne Cortez The David L. [...]