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Exterior of Oechsle Center for Global Education

March 24, 2015

Dedication of Oechsle Center for Global Education Set for March 27

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A dedication ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education, Lafayette’s newest academic building, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 27. Made possible by the support of Trustee Emeritus Walter Oechsle ’57 and the late Christa Huber Oechsle, the $10.6-million center underscores Lafayette’s multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to global issues and brings the […]

Skillman Library

March 24, 2015

Lafayette, LVAIC Develop Innovations in Teaching and Learning

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Funding from the Teagle Foundation will enable Lafayette and the other members of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) to develop innovative approaches and methods of teaching and learning that incorporate digital communications and information tools. With the support of a $280,000, three-year grant from the foundation, the schools will create shared courses […]

Hagar Kenway ’17 helps a student with the book.

March 2, 2015

Photo Gallery: Students Share Passion for Reading During Literacy Day

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Last weekend, more than 50 local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Spoon by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal during Lafayette’s 15th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading. View more images of Literacy Day on Flickr Literacy Day is one of […]

India Interim Abroad

March 2, 2015

Students Study the Faces of Indian Economic Model

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  Standing on a street in New Delhi, India, watching a wedding procession, Yma Winton ’15 was struck by the duality of Indian society. While the groom rode in a vintage Rolls Royce and the family displayed opulent jewelry, poor children approached Winton and her classmates to beg for money and food. “The presence of extreme […]

Shyla Watson ’15, Marie Garofalo ’10, and Brittany Flynn ’15 talk a walk through Disney’s campus in Glendale.

February 20, 2015

Brittany Flynn ’15 and Shyla Watson ’15 Explore Internal Communications at Disney

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Two Lafayette students find themselves closer to realizing their career goals after spending four days on the job with Marie Garofalo ’10, an internal communications associate at Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, Calif. “This experience made me aware of jobs and careers that I didn’t know existed and has opened my eyes to other possibilities,” […]

Hagar Kenawy '17 and Zainab Hussein ’17

February 16, 2015

Lafayette Leads the Way in Study Abroad Experiences for Engineering Students

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Studying engineering often precludes students at many U.S. colleges and universities from studying abroad, but not at Lafayette, a national leader in the field, where semester-long programs to Spain and Germany offer the best of both worlds. “An engineer’s schedule is packed, and there’s not a lot of space for additional classes, so it’s particularly […]

Exterior view of the Ahart Family Arts Plaza

February 2, 2015

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Named Building of the Year

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Lafayette’s Ahart Family Arts Plaza on North Third Street has been named Building of the Year by American-Architects. It received the award following a public vote in January on the magazine’s website, and it will be featured along with the runners-up through February. Read about the winners The plaza was previously selected as part of […]

A student crosses the Quad near Kirby House.

January 14, 2015

Lafayette in Winter

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A beautiful layer of snow recently covered the campus. Check out a photo gallery of winter images. View more winter images on Flickr

Exterior view of the Ahart Family Arts Plaza

January 6, 2015

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Nominated for Building of the Year

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Lafayette’s Ahart Family Arts Plaza on North Third Street has been nominated for American-Architects’ Building of the Year. It was selected as part of American-Architects’ “50 x 50 – 50 States in 50 Weeks” feature, in which one architectural project was highlighted per state, per week. Designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, the plaza was Pennsylvania’s […]

Andrew Holmes '12 in Kenya

December 16, 2014

Students Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 140 students will be studying in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Germany, India, Italy, Madagascar, New Zealand, and Tanzania during winter break. This is the 37th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on […]