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Area grade school students explore making ice cream with liquid nitrogen at Lafayette's summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and math) camp.

July 27, 2015

Lafayette Students Hold STEAM Camp for Area Youth

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More than 60 fourth through sixth graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley are attending Lafayette College’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Camp from Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30. Funded in part by the Mellon Foundation, the camp was started by three engineering majors in 2012 as a way of encouraging and […]

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller shares a moment with Jovante Anderson ’19. Courtesy of Jamaican Office of the Prime Minister.

July 23, 2015

Jovante Anderson Named Lafayette-Jamaica Scholarship Winner

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Jovante Anderson of Kingston, Jamaica, is this year’s recipient of the Lafayette-Jamaica Scholarship. The scholarship covers full tuition for four years at Lafayette College as well as a $4,000 stipend for a short-term study abroad course. It was established last year during Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s visit to Lafayette. She gave the keynote […]

Karl Stirner speaks at the ribbon cutting for the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. Photo by Ken Ek.

July 7, 2015

‘Possible Realities Two’ Opens for Easton’s Karl Stirner Arts Trail

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Possible Realities Two will help bring a new “people’s choice” installation in 2016 to the Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT) in Easton. The public is invited to view and vote on proposals of new works, featuring over 25 local and regional artists, on display beginning Saturday, July 11 in the Grossman Gallery of the Williams […]

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June 10, 2015

Cybersecurity Expert Kevin Mandia Will Speak at Chambers’ Mini-Conference

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Join officials and area organizations for The Mini-Conference on Cybersecurity with top experts Kevin Mandia ’92 and Erik Avakian at Lafayette College Monday, June 15 in the Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is still available but advance registration is required (register online or […]

The frigate 'Hermione' sets sail April 2015 on historic voyage across the Atlantic, 235 years after the Marquis de Lafayette set sail.

June 5, 2015

News Source: Lafayette historian on the return of sailing ship Hermione to America

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Crowds and fireworks greeted the Hermione this morning [June 5, 2015] when it made landfall in Yorktown, VA. An authentic replica of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 18th-century frigate, it is retracing the voyage made in 1780 by the original vessel, whose mission was crucial to the American Revolution. The ship will make a series of […]

Graduation cap of Lafayette student reads "Off to Med School.

May 22, 2015

Lafayette College Holds 180th Commencement on Saturday, May 23

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Lafayette College will hold its 180th Commencement at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 outside on the campus Quad. The academic procession will begin at 2:15 p.m.  In case of rain, one or both ceremonies may be held in Kirby Sports Center. Lafayette will award 615 degrees to 595 graduates. Cory Spera ’15 will deliver […]

Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer shown at summit of Mount Everest. He will speak at Lafayette College's 180th Commencement in May 2015.

May 15, 2015

Lafayette Will Award Three Honorary Degrees at 180th Commencement

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Lafayette College will award honorary degrees to three distinguished individuals at the College’s 180th Commencement Saturday, May 23, 2015. Karl Stirner, internationally known sculptor and pioneer of the arts community in Easton, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.       Miles Young, worldwide chairman and chief executive of Ogilvy & […]

Student works on team’s Formula SAE car in Lafayette’s Acopian Engineering Center.

May 6, 2015

Engineering Unleashed: KEEN Grant Enhances Entrepreneurial Mindset at Lafayette

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Lafayette is integrating “entrepreneurially minded learning” into its engineering programs as a partner in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN). A grant of $222,500 from the Kern Family Foundation will enable Lafayette to lay the groundwork for an “X-Trained (Cross-Trained) Engineering Initiative” that will introduce engineering students to the knowledge, perspectives, skills, values, and mental […]

Lafayette music students perform at Williams Center.

April 29, 2015

May Music Performances at Lafayette

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The Department of Music at Lafayette College will present student and faculty concerts during early May at the Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St., Easton. Performances are free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting the Williams Center Box Office at (610) 330-5009. Friday May […]


April 27, 2015

Professor Donald L. Miller Appointed to Advisory Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute

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Donald L. Miller, the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, has been appointed to The Advisory Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City. “I am honored to be collaborating with some of the best minds in American History to explore creative ways to bring history alive […]

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