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E-town College only Pennsylvania location to host Shakespeare Folio

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Only 235 exist, and one is coming to Elizabethtown College in November. That ‘one’ is an almost-400-year-old Shakespeare Folio—a bound volume of hand-printed plays, some of which exist only in the Folio. When William Shakespeare died in 1616, only about half of his plays had been printed and, if it had not been for the interest of two 17th-century actors, several of the Bard’s best known works could have been lost forever. But, in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, John Heminge and Henry Condell, collected 36 of Shakespeare’s plays to print in folio form. It’s believed[Read more...]

Jazz hits the stage at Elizabethtown College in October

Oct 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Elizabethtown College gets its jazz on next month with two free concerts in the College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, the College’ s Monday Series Concert features an Evening of Jazz, Old and New, with David Cullen on guitar. Cullen is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Elizabethtown College Artist-in-Residence. He, along with Kirk Reese on piano, Steve Meashey on bass and Paul Jost on drums presents jazz standards and new selections from New York City’s top jazz artists. The College’s Choral and Jazz Band perform a Homecoming Concert at 2:30 p.m.[Read more...]

Pianist performs Gretna Music recital in honor of late professor

Oct 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – In his illustrious career, Robert McDonald has shared the stage with Isaac Stern, Midori and other renowned performers. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, he will present a piano recital in Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center in memory of a former E-town music professor. The late Nancy Hatz, who taught for 15 years at Elizabethtown College, was instrumental in the pianist’s early career; she died in January at the age of 100. In her obituary it was shared that her life had been “immersed in music.” McDonald, a graduate of Curtis Institute and on the[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College spearheads ECHOS to assist area homeless

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

From E-town NOW This past summer, Elizabethtown College secured approval of a collective impact grant, the result of which offers a heartwarming opportunity to the College and community to fulfill the College motto of Educate for Service. The grant, through Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness, made it possible for the College to spearhead E-town Community Housing and Outreach Services (ECHOS), which will assist individuals in the Elizabethtown area with housing needs and stability. Through the funds, the College employed two master’s level social workers — including Kim Grey ’09 — as housing and stability case managers. Staff members also[Read more...]

United Nations Ambassador of Ireland discusses ‘World in Crisis’ at Elizabethtown College (Rescheduled)

Sep 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Economic events in Europe and, most recently, the fiscal position of Ireland have been splashed across worldwide news media. David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations since 2013 is watching the situations more closely than most. Donoghue, previously served as co-facilitator with Kenya in major U.N. negotiations. He is co-facilitator of the U.N. Summit on Global Migration and Refugee Issues and was the political director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin. He brings his talk, “The U.N. in a World of Crisis,” to Elizabethtown College at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 (new[Read more...]

World Peace Game creator, award-winning educator speaks about teaching, compassion at Elizabethtown College

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW Clustered around a four-level Plexiglas tower that’s strewn with land masses, military personnel, aircraft and ships, students take on the roles of president, tribal leader, diplomat and military commander. Dealing with budgets in their assigned country’s money—Euro, rupee, dollar, yen—they work with the World Bank. There’s famine, ethic tensions, environmental disasters, endangered species, water rights disputes. Through negotiations, battles, summits and standoffs, they aim to resolve a sequence of interconnected scenarios ranging from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. They are taking part in the World Peace Game … and they are just 9 years old! The game,[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College site of governor’s statewide ‘It’s On Us’ campaign announcement

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama, announced a national program focused on ending sexual assault on campuses across the nation. By bringing together colleges, universities, schools and communities the “It’s On Us” campaign aims to help recognize that non-consensual sex equals sexual assault. On Friday, Jan. 29, Elizabethtown College was the location of Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Pennsylvania has become the first state to dedicate itself to the initiative. “It’s On Us PA” is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault by identifying situations in which[Read more...]

Successor named to Amish expert, Donald Kraybill

Nov 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Dr. Steven M. Nolt, widely recognized for his scholarship on the history, life and culture of the Amish and Mennonite communities, has been appointed Senior Scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College. The professor and prolific author succeeds Plain Sect researcher Dr. Donald B. Kraybill who retired as Senior Fellow from the Young Center this past July. “Don Kraybill, as the recognized Amish expert, has greatly advanced the scholarship of Pietist and Anabaptist groups,” noted Elizabethtown College President Carl J. Strikwerda. “And Steve Nolt, a worthy successor, will build on[Read more...]

Inaugural Kreider Prize winner speaks on personal teaching philosophy Oct. 15

Oct 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

From E-town NOW The Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence, named in honor of Dr. J. Kenneth Kreider, professor of history emeritus, and Carroll L. Kreider, professor of business emerita, recognizes professors at Elizabethtown College who go beyond the status quo to help educate students.  Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca does just that … and then some. The associate professor of political science and director of the International Studies Minor Program doesn’t just impart knowledge during scheduled classes nor does she strictly follow textbook materials. Instead, she aims to be available to her students whenever they need her – literally — and she[Read more...]

Largest higher education-sited solar array in Pennsylvania begins at Elizabethtown College

Sep 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW Elizabethtown College reaffirms its commitment to sustainability by securing a state grant to build what will be Pennsylvania’s largest higher education-sited solar array. In partnership with Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Community Energy, a nationally recognized renewable energy developer, the 2.6-megawatt DC ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system will create an educational living-learning laboratory right on campus. E-town plans to break ground with a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. Led by College President Carl Strikwerda, the event will be attended by students and community members to highlight the team effort it has taken to move the project forward. Elizabethtown[Read more...]