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Sarracino’s Civil War novel set for release

Gwen Fries March 18, 2015 0

“Life is fired at us point blank.” Though these are the words of Jose Ortega y Gasset, a Spanish philosopher who wasn’t even born at the time of the Civil War, Dr. Carmine Sarracino,

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Tendency to become highly involved results from campus culture

Gwen Fries February 4, 2015 0

When I made the transition from Penn State Main Campus to Elizabethtown College, I had one big observation. Everyone did everything. At Campaign, I distinctly remember seeing the same kid running between groups and

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Junior Senior theme announced

Junior Senior theme announced

Gwen Fries January 28, 2015 0

Last night, the Class of 2016 revealed the theme of the 2015 Junior Senior formal — “A Night to Bond: From Etown with Love.” Nearly 100 juniors and seniors congregated in the Susquehanna Room

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Communicative shift from ‘I think’ to ‘I feel’ shows unwillingness to take ownership of speech

Gwen Fries January 28, 2015 0

Perhaps you noticed this strange phenomenon earlier than I, but I distinctly remember a time when everyone started their sentences with “I think.” I think we should sit over there. I think he’s just

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Junior discusses differing opinions on technology’s place in classrooms, strengths of electronic, print textbooks

Gwen Fries January 21, 2015 0

Technology is encroaching on every portion of life. One can order a pizza, pay bills and even hail a taxi on one’s smartphone. Considering educators are constantly searching for innovative ways to get their

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Donna Hicks speaks at Leffler about dignity, successful conflict mediation

Donna Hicks speaks at Leffler about dignity, successful conflict mediation

Gwen Fries November 5, 2014 0

Last night, Dr. Donna Hicks presented a lecture entitled “A Matter of Dignity: The Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict” at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. Besides being an author, Hicks is a presenter

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Office of Diversity, Human Resources hosts dialogue series

Gwen Fries November 5, 2014 0

The Office of Diversity and Human Resources is presenting a three-part dialogue series focusing on cross-cultural communications. Facilitated by Director of Diversity and Assistant Professor of Social Work Diane Elliott and Peacemaker-in-Residence Jonathan Rudy,

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Junior encourages considerate etiquette, efforts toward cleanliness in dorm bathrooms

Junior encourages considerate etiquette, efforts toward cleanliness in dorm bathrooms

Gwen Fries November 5, 2014 0

We’re not big on etiquette in this country. The word itself brings connotations of ladies’ manners schools or Downton Abbey-type stuffiness. Use the correct fork. Embroidered hankies. The whole bit. That’s not us. America

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Women swim to host York College in season opener

Gwen Fries October 23, 2014 0

The Elizabethtown College women’s swim team is looking to step it up this year as it enters the Landmark Conference. The team hopes that between their seasoned captains, talented first-years and increased workout schedule,

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Senate plans to disclose Junior/Senior date

Gwen Fries October 23, 2014 0

On Friday, Oct. 31, the Class of 2016 Student Senate will announce the date of Junior/Senior Formal at their “Hallo-Wing Night” class unity event in Hoover 110. “We wanted to reward our class for

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