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Chris Nial ’10 and the a cappella group he’s been singing with in Vermont for the past 10 years, Root 7, recently released their first recorded album. Exit 1 features an eclectic mix of cover songs, including Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” and Phil Collins’
“In the Air Tonight.” “It wouldn’t have happened without the awesome folks I met and worked with at Lafayette,” writes Nial, who was a member of the a cappella group Soulfege at Lafayette and sang with Jennifer Kelly, associate professor of music and director of choral activities. The album is available for purchase and download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.


The theater department is accepting online submissions in PDF format for its Ten-Minute Play Contest until the stroke of midnight  Dec. 1, 2017. Only original, unproduced plays will be accepted, and each playwright may enter only one script. Winning plays will be performed in the College’s studio theater during the Ten-Minute Play Festival in May 2018. Visit


Celebrate the season by attending the third annual Lafayette NYC Holiday Party at 585 Park Ave. on Thursday, Dec. 14, and reconnect with some of the College’s most beloved professors, like Susan Basow (psychology), Pat Donahue (English), and Robert Weiner (history). Deadline for registration is Dec. 1.