American Studies

Lafayette College

March 14, 2008

Megan Kaesshaefer ’08 Writes ‘Profiles of Hope’ Series for The Express-Times

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Her first article will appear March 16 English major Megan Kaesshaefer ’08 (Philadelphia, Pa.) is connecting with the Easton community and dispelling negative stereotypes through her work as an intern with the English department. During the course of the semester, Kaesshaefer is writing articles profiling Easton locals who have overcome numerous obstacles in their lives. [...]

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January 28, 2008

Gateway Program Helps Students Define Career Paths

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Program aids students from first year on campus to graduation Even for students who are sure of what they want to do after Lafayette, Career Services’ Gateway program can be a helpful tool in preparing for life after graduation. With no better time to start than the first year, Gateway outlines four steps for students [...]

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December 5, 2007

A Closer Look at Juvenile Justice

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Karen Ruggles ’08 discusses the documentary she is making for her interdisciplinary honors thesis Karen Ruggles ’08 (Easton, Pa.) is majoring in English and art. For her interdisciplinary honors thesis, Ruggles is producing a documentary video about the juvenile justice system in Easton. Her advisors are Andrew Smith, assistant professor of English and chair of [...]

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November 7, 2007

The Fine Art of Composing

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Skip Wilkins, assistant professor of music, discusses teaching the Composition Seminar Skip Wilkins is an assistant professor of music. This semester he is teaching the course Composition Seminar, where students compose and perform their own works. The following is a first-person account of Wilkins’ course. The students in Composition Seminar are all experienced musicians, representing [...]

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October 19, 2007

Tech Clinic is Developing Area Revitalization Plans

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Six students are exploring options for the Route 611 and 512 corridors in the Slate Belt A team of six students in this year’s Technology Clinic will prepare an economic development plan for the Route 611 and 512 corridors in the Slate Belt. Tech Clinic is a hands-on course founded in 1986 that brings together [...]

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September 24, 2007

Juliann Harabedian ’08 and Rob Hyde ’09 Got on Track this Summer

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Students interned with Alma Scott-Buczak ’74 and Megan Sanicki ’96 at New Jersey Transit Getting more riders on the New Jersey Transit bus and rail lines served as a challenging summer internship opportunity for English and American studies double major Juliann Harabedian ’08 (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and economics and business major Rob Hyde ’09 (Chatham, [...]