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EAHS Students Earn Honors in Regional Art Contest

Apr 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

April 28, 2011— Sixteen Elizabethtown Area High School students were recently honored for their work in the 2011 Lancaster County Young Artists competition. The competition was for local secondary school students and recognized the aspiring artists for their outstanding work. Award-winning students received gold, silver, or exhibition awards for their entries. Leading the way were Jesse Martin and Heather Secord, who each won gold awards. Kaitlin Koons, Zach McCurdy, and Hannah Meier earned silver awards for their entries. Claiming exhibition awards were Sarah Barnes, Alanna Esbenshade, Cierra Felix, Grace Fox, Brandy Ginder, Michael Kennedy, Elijah Martin, Kari Rodenhauser, Julia Spittal,[Read more...]



Merger talks progress for water companies

Apr 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Thursday, April 21, 2011 (from Chronicling Elizabethtown) In a special public meeting this morning, members of the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority (EAWA), Mount Joy Township Authority (MJTA) and Mount Joy Township supervisors agreed to develop a memorandum of understanding for EAWA to absorb the MJTA water company. During the next couple of weeks, Mike Skelly, interim manager of EAWA, and Casey Kraus, township and MJTA manager, will work with their attorneys to draft the MOU. Board members and township supervisors authorized the action to formalize all of the issues that need to be addressed as EAWA looks to bring the[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Journal Usage

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page

During the past year, there were 7,959 visits to the Elizabethtown Journal (after eliminating trivial visits). During these visits, users viewed 19,474 pages. This is an average of 2.45 pages per visit. The chart below illustrates the usage of this site over the past year.
During the past year, there were 7,959 visits to the Elizabethtown Journal (after eliminating trivial visits). During these visits, users viewed 19,474 pages. This is an average of 2.45 pages per visit. The chart below illustrates the usage of this site over the past year.



Elizabethtown Area Schools to Present “The Miracle Worker”

Apr 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

April 15, 2011—Elizabethtown Area Middle School and High School will present William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School auditorium. Please note, this is a change in performance dates. The shows were originally scheduled for April 29 and April 30.

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic story tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. “The Miracle Worker” dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Only Annie realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence



EAMS students raise money for the American Heart Association

Apr 12th, 2011 | By | Category: News

April 12, 2011— Elizabethtown Area Middle School students recently raised over $6,300 for heart research and educational programs by taking part in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Hoops for Heart” program. The program, timed to coincide with Happy Heart Month, afforded students the opportunity to secure sponsorships in exchange for their participation in various basketball activities. Approximately 300 students took part in the “Hoops for Heart” program. In addition to the basketball activities, students learned the importance of physical activity for a healthy heart and lifelong health benefits. “Hoops For Heart” communicated the message that eating a low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College’s April 14 Ware Lecture on Peacemaking presents award-winning human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

Award-winning human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi presents the 2011 Ware Lecture on Peacemaking,  at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. She will speak on “The Golden Cage,” based on her forthcoming book. Tickets—which are free, but required—are available by calling the College’s Ticket Hotline at 717-361-4757. An Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her significant and pioneering efforts in democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women and children. In her research, and as an activist, she is known for[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College hosts Clarinetfest 2011 April 14

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

Elizabethtown College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, Music Division, hosts Clarinetfest 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the College’s Gibble Auditorium. Ensembles participating in the concert include students from Elizabethtown, Dickinson, Messiah and Lancaster Bible colleges and West Chester University. The program features musical selections by composers Bach, Bartok, Dvorak, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and John Williams, among others. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Amy Reynolds, 717-361-1212.



Elizabethtown College hosts powwow April 16 Features authentic Native American dancers, musicians, vendors

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

Elizabethtown College presents its first ever powwow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in celebration of Native American heritage. Powwows are the Native American people’s way of gathering to celebrate life and share cultural traditions through dance and song and to see old friends and make new ones. The powwow, featuring authentic American Indian dancers, musicians and vendors, takes place in the College’s Thompson Gymnasium. The program is open to the public and is sponsored by the College’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Office of Diversity and the Provost and Senior Vice President. Admission is $5[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College presents Spring Orchestra Concert April 17 Works of Rossini, Copland, Beethoven, Hofeldt and Lowden

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

The Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Elizabethtown College presents the Spring 2011 Orchestra Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. The concert is free and open to the public. The 70-member ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Spence and Nathan Shughart ’11, will perform works by Rossini, Copland, Beethoven, Hofeldt and Lowden.  Featured in the concert is Abigail Eagleson, winner of the 2010 Elizabethtown College Concerto Competition, performing a movement from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. Pre-program music is provided by members of[Read more...]



The Fine Arts Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Elizabethtown College presents the closing reception and awards ceremony for the College’s 24th Annual Juried Student Art Show at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Lyet Gallery of Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. The art show features 58 works from Elizabethtown College students. Awards will be given in each of the following categories: ceramics, computer art, drawing, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The juror this year was Anne Lampe, executive director for the Demuth Museum. The closing reception and awards ceremony is free and open to the public

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

The Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) invites OT practitioners and others to review research projects conducted by the College’s graduate students at its annual Graduate Research Symposium held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Elizabethtown College Master’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The event also features the work of undergraduate OT honors students. The symposium is free and is open to the public. Among the graduate students presenting are Alison Baklarz, Sara Brown, Traci Bruno, Laura Festa, Emily Fritchman, Carly Goetting, Katie Goodman, Megan Gorman, Julia Hostetter, Katharine Huylebroeck, Mike Jankowski, Meredith Judge, Tim Katzaman, Jocelyn Kibby,[Read more...]