April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Alumni, parents, and guests: Don’t miss our second annual Alumni Summer College to be held July 21-24. Last year’s attendees, ranging in age from their early 20s through their 80s, described it as “fascinating, engaging, and invaluable.” If your schedule permits, I encourage you to attend this three-day academic immersion in classes taught by Lafayette professors. View lectures from last year’s event on the web for a taste of the engaging conversations that await you.

A special feature has been added to the June 18-29 alumni travel program “Journey of Odysseus: Retracing the Odyssey through the Ancient Mediterranean,” with lectures by Lafayette Professor Diane Cole Ahl. Travelers will have the opportunity to go on a specially arranged archeological dig that is closed to the general public. Sign up now.

Join Lafayette alumni, students, faculty, and friends across the country to make a difference in your community for the annual Lafapalooza: Lafayette’s National Day of Service on April 16.Read more about it and register today.

Register now for the April 29 special mini reunion–the first Women of Lafayette Reunion for Classes 1972, 1973, and 1974, part of our year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of coeducation.

I look forward to seeing you on campus!

Beth A. Nelson ’96
Associate Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs
nelsonb@lafayette.edu, 610-330-5839

NOTE: Icons and links in right-hand column provide further information.

In the National and International Limelight

Michael Thompson ’12 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Course Provides One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience in China, North Korea, and South Korea

Study of Ancient Microbes by Brian Schubert ’04 Is EARTH Magazine Cover Story

Collaborative, High-Impact Learning

Contemporary Music Ensemble Brings Together Diverse Talents of Students and Faculty

Students Face ‘Grand Challenges’ with Interdisciplinary Approaches

Committed Teachers and Scholars

Prof. Curlee Holton Creates ‘Living Classroom’ through Experimental Printmaking Institute

Prof. James Ferri Helps Students Grasp Complex Concepts

Extraordinary Campus and Facilities

Oechsle Hall Is Top-Notch for Studying the Brain

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

Involved, Focused, Active Students

Mechanical Engineers Design Battle Robot to Compete in National Competition

James Hilbert ’11 Wins Seven Forensics Society Bouts in a Row

Millie Gonzalez ’11 Goes Backstage with Kara Boodakian ’07 at The Nate Berkus Show

Around Campus

President Daniel H. Weiss Featured on April 4 NPR Show “This American Life”
(Interview with Weiss begins at 45:39).

$300,000 Grant Will Enhance Diversity through Cooperative Project

Cultures and Diversity Come Alive during Extravaganza Week

Katherine Furlong Elected VP of PA Interlibrary Delivery Service Board and Receives Leadership Scholarship

Tom Hampsey Serves as Director of Top Advancement Research Group, APRA International

Alumni and Parents News

Ed Alkire ’58 Will Be Awarded the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service at the 176th Commencement

Natalia Ibanez ’10 Receives Research Fellowship from National Institutes of Health

James Winebrake ’89 Links Liberal Arts and Technology as Scholar and Dean at RIT

Young Alumni Patriot League Phonathon Competition Set for Five Locations in April

2011 Baccalaureate and Commencement Set for Saturday, May 21
For information about hotels and dining, click on the link in right-hand column.

Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, Caps and Gowns
Jostens, Inc is official representative for Lafayette announcements. Other companies do not have the College seal and are not authorized by the College. Ordering information is sent to students by the College Store. Order dates are April 28 and 29.

Lafayette Athletics

posted in Marquis Mailer, Spring 2011