Multidisciplinary Teams Present

“Biodiversity Loss: Cause, Consequences, and Choices” was the focus of the 11th annual Multidisciplinary Environmental Poster Session held in December in Farinon College Center. More than 140 students from the following courses participated: Environmental Biology, Prof. Nancy Waters; Environmental Engineering and Science, Prof. Art Kney; Alternative Energy Sources, Prof. Javad Tavakoli; Environmental Chemistry, Prof. Melissa Galloway […]

Orientation Focuses on Building Class Identity

Orientation for the 649 members of the Class of 2018 began Aug. 21 with a focus on building class identity and affinity with the College. The students came together to form a giant “L” on Fisher Field for their group photograph and then met with orientation leaders to begin a four-day program introducing them to […]

Online Mini-Courses for Alumni

The Lafayette ConnectEd Project will launch in January with three one-week modules led by faculty for students on campus and for alumni participating online from around the world. These non-credit sessions were developed in partnership with faculty members, research students, and instructional technologists. In addition to traditional in-person class time and curated extracurricular reading and […]

Viacom and Fox Internships Enhance Career Plans

“When I was little, working at a television station was one of my dream jobs,” says Anne Kaplan ’15. “After two internships at television networks, I realize that my dream job could one day be a reality.” These opportunities, made possible by Lafayette alumni, helped Kaplan solidify her decision to pursue a media career. Over […]

Bookshelf

Digenetic Trematodes
Matroids: A Geometric Introduction
Lluvia del norte
Trio WUH: Live at Jazzinec (CD)
Essenes Fideism, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 8

Rizvi Becomes Provost

S. Abu Turab Rizvi, professor of economics and former dean of the Honors College, University of Vermont, has been named provost. He will arrive Jan. 20, 2015. “Abu’s experience as leader of an honors college within a research university has given him a broad overview of curriculum and operations, as well as a deep appreciation […]

Tech Clinic Team Helps Restore Nevin Park Fountain

A grand cast-iron fountain, once featured in Easton’s Centre Square, was moved in 1899 to nearby Nevin Park on College Hill to make way for a Civil War monument. During World War II, the iron was melted down and donated to the war effort. The substitute was a pile of rocks, shaped like a large […]

Chicago Cubs Tap Maddon ’76

After nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon ’76 became manager of the Chicago Cubs in November. The skipper agreed to a five-year deal with the Cubs, who are trying to improve upon a 73-89 record in 2014 and have not recorded a winning season since 2009. Maddon led the Rays to the […]

Athletics: Maroon Club Director Named

Joe Giaimo became executive director of the Maroon Club in August. “Joe brings great experience as a student-athlete, coach, and development professional, which will serve the College well as we strive to improve the quality of the student-athlete experience through the help of our dedicated alumni, parents, and friends,” said Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics. […]

Athletics: Hinrichs ’15 and Ptasinski ’15 Honored

Men’s basketball team members Seth Hinrichs ’15 (left) and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. Awardees must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Hinrichs also was selected to the 2014-15 preseason All-Patriot League Team. Hinrichs was a Third Team All-Patriot League selection […]

Kiser Is New Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Michael D. Kiser became vice president for marketing and communications Sept. 1. He previously served as vice president for communications at Colby College. He succeeds Robert J. Massa P’08, who stepped down after five years as vice president for communications to join the Development Office as deputy vice president for the campaign. “Michael’s understanding of […]

Spang Becomes Vice President for Development and College Relations

Kim Spang became vice president for development and college relations Aug. 19. She had served as acting vice president since April of this year, following four years as associate vice president. “I am delighted that I will have the opportunity to continue to work with Kim in her new role and am excited about the […]

Around Easton

Construction of the parking lot portion of the new $32 million Easton City Hall and transportation center on South Third Street is well under way. Mayor Sal Panto said the city hopes to move in by summer 2015. The first floor of the three-floor building will include a lobby area providing access to the new […]

New Faculty Arrive

Nine new professors joined the faculty this fall filling existing positions, and one assumed a new post created as part of the College’s strategic initiative to increase the size of the faculty by 20 percent, or 35 positions, and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1. The new position in psychology brings the total […]

Williams Arts Campus Expands

Home to the film and media studies program and theater department, 248 N. Third Street on the Williams Arts Campus opened this fall. It features a TV/shooting studio, advanced editing suites, media labs, a studio theater, and more. “We now have the best in equipment, software, and facilities to help students learn how to become […]

Demareski Is New Vice President for Finance and Administration

Roger A. Demareski became vice president for finance and admin-istration Nov. 17. With 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, capital budgeting and operations, and other financial and administrative functions, Demareski comes to Lafayette from Princeton where he has served as assistant vice president for facilities operations since 2008. Previously, he was associate vice president for […]

Exhibit Events Touch Theme of Extinction

This fall’s Requiem: Ectopistes Migratorius multi-media exhibition in the Williams Center for the Arts gallery was complemented by activities led by artist-in-residence and avian musician Michael Pestel. It marked the centennial of the extinction of North America’s passenger pigeon. Students performed with Pestel at the opening reception […]