Intercultural Experience


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. [...]


October 26, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month: Students Celebrate a Night of Culture

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The Hispanic Society of Lafayette hosted the Noche de Cultura (Night of Culture) to mark the end of Lafayette’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Students took part in games, food, music, dancing, and performances. View and share images of Noche de Cultura on Flickr


September 13, 2011

Photo Gallery: Students Come Together for Chinese Moon Festival

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Through song, dance, and food, students celebrated the traditional Chinese Moon Festival in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center. Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It celebrates the harvest and family. View and share images from the Chinese Moon [...]


September 13, 2011

Lafayette Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The theme of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, running Sept. 15-Oct. 17, will be “Sin Fronteras (without borders).” “The planning committee has assembled a month of programming that we hope will inspire the Lafayette community to think about the borders we create between cultures, and to find ways to deconstruct them,” says John [...]

Members of HOLA: Front row from left, Amira Ahsan '13, Geoffrey Ferguson '12, Washcarina Martinez '11 Ramona Fittipaldi '11, and Christopher Hassler '12. Back row from left,  Szu-Ying Chen '13, Thafhim Siddiqua '11, Taisha Jerez '11, Gabriel Eusebio '11, Vichhay Khiev '12, Melanie Ruderman '14, and Premraj Deoraj '12.

June 3, 2011

Ripple Effect Helps H.O.L.A. Floor Promote Diversity through Educational and Fun Campus Events

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Mechanical engineering major Premraj Deoraj ’12 likes to think of his floor in Ramer Hall as a small pond leading into the larger ocean of the campus community. The Heritage of Latin America (H.O.L.A.) special interest floor provides a safe, inclusive place for students to share their ideas and provides the supportive environment to take [...]

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May 6, 2011

Diversity Awards Celebrate Students and Faculty Who Are Making a Difference on Campus and in the Community

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Lafayette students and faculty were honored for their dedication to academics and furthering diversity on campus and in the surrounding community at the annual Diversity Awards held April 30, in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development and the Office of Dean of the College, the ceremony celebrates [...]


May 4, 2011

Lafayette Remembers the Holocaust

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Students, faculty, and staff took time to learn about and reflect on the atrocities committed during the Holocaust as part the College’s Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Week. More than 30 campus organizations cosponsored events which included Holocaust survivor Jose Urbach telling his story of living in a concentration camp; an interactive Holocaust simulation museum; a talk [...]


April 29, 2011

C.H.A.N.C.E. Floor Celebrates Different Cultures and Backgrounds

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For Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), graduation will be a little bittersweet. “I wanted to live in a community where I could expand my knowledge of other cultures.  I’ll be sad when I have to move out for the last time in May. The C.H.A.N.C.E. floor feels like a real home to me.” Located on [...]

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April 14, 2011

Celestino José Limas Named Vice President for Campus Life and Senior Diversity Officer

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Celestino José Limas, dean of students and chief diversity officer at Lewis & Clark College, has been named to the newly created position of vice president for campus life and senior diversity officer at Lafayette. President Daniel H. Weiss said, “I am delighted that Celestino Limas will join us in this important new position.” Reporting [...]


April 5, 2011

Inspired Talent: Students Perform Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Break Dancing

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Students broke out a variety of dance styles — including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and break dancing — during the Lafayette Dance Company’s recent spring recital. The dance company is comprised of several campus organizations dedicated to different areas of dance: Synchromotion follows traditional methods such as ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical; Dance Cr3w [...]