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The lowdown on ‘town gown’ relationships

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University offers hundreds of programs and events for students to attend annually, but the extent to which these programs impact the local community often goes unacknowledged. Our private liberal arts institution equates to approximately 60 percent of the Lewisburg population, creating an intense...

Bravman affirms University commitments in light of DACA termination

Bravman affirms University commitments in light of DACA termination

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Amid a media whirlwind following President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), University students, faculty, and staff received a statement via email from President John Bravman, in which he reiterated the University’s commitment to a diverse...

Hope for Houston: Community joins relief efforts

Hope for Houston: Community joins relief efforts

Madison Weaver, News Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, local businesses and organizations have pulled together to volunteer and donate supplies to Houston relief efforts, sending five tractor trailers of supplies from Central Pennsylvania areas. Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, members of the...

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder announced as lectureship speaker

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Student Lectureship Committee announced that Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield will speak at the University on Sept. 18 in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Greenfield’s talk, entitled “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business...

Lewisburg Prison Project joins with University to imagine “a world beyond prisons”

Lewisburg Prison Project joins with University to imagine “a world beyond prisons”

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Formerly incarcerated individuals share stories and spark dialogue with local community “We see you, we support you, and we thank you for your story.” Audience members echoed these words in response to a collection of stories about the traumatic impact of mass incarceration. The storytellers...

Recruitment and recolonization: DU returns to campus

Recruitment and recolonization: DU returns to campus

Victoria Walker, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

After more than two weeks of active recruitment and many months of logistical planning, the University’s Greek recruitment season came to a close on Sept. 2. 452 students of sophomore, junior, or senior status became members of 19 on-campus organizations, joining the 60 percent of eligible students who choose ...

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University’s recent decision to transform the school of Management into the College of Management has resulted in a number of changes, including a lack of internal transfer students. This is “a decision that was made in the interest of fostering increased academic engagement in other areas...

A hidden Lewisburg gem: The Packwood House Museum

A hidden Lewisburg gem: The Packwood House Museum

Lili Kilkenny, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Packwood House Museum, located on Market Street, is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Lewisburg. The founders of the museum were John and Edith Fetherston, the latter of whom obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University. She spent years in New York after her graduation...

New Student Orientation: Upperclassmen lead first years through week of bonding and tradition

New Student Orientation: Upperclassmen lead first years through week of bonding and tradition

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Keeping with tradition, first-year orientation began on Aug. 16 as Orientation Leaders (OLs)  and Assistants (OAs) helped to move first-year students into their dorms. Over the next five days, the OAs and OLs also helped first-year students acclimate to life on campus through hall icebreakers, bonding...

B.o.B set to perform at Fall Fest 2017

B.o.B set to perform at Fall Fest 2017

Lili Kilkenny, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Rapper and producer B.o.B. will headline this year’s Fall Fest on Friday, Sept. 15th on the Sojka Lawn, sponsored by the Campus Activities and Programs (CAP) Center. B.o.B. is famous for platinum selling hits “Airplanes”, “Nothin’ on You”, “Magic”, and “So Good.” This year’s...

Kappa Sigma fraternity dissolved

Kappa Sigma fraternity dissolved

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Alpha Phi chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity notified the University last week, on Aug. 22, that it was turning in its chapter, and as a result, will no longer be recognized as a student organization. The chapter was placed on probation last year and incurred several layers of sanctions as...

Introducing the College of Management

Introducing the College of Management

Madison Weaver, New Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The University’s School of Management announced its official change to the College of Management in June, a transition that has expanded and evolved the College into an accredited program recognized for its innovative curriculum. “With a college structure, our faculty have more autonomy over...

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