Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

All’s Well On A Healthy Campus

Posted by in Fall 2015, Features | 0 comments

With the reorganization of student wellness, a reinvigorated Employee Wellness Team and plans for a new sports, fitness and wellness center, the Elizabethtown College community has a renewed focus on health.

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Capstone: Walking ‘Miles’ in Her Shoes

Posted by in Features, Spring 2015 | 0 comments

Stephanie Miles shows up to her psychology appointment at Penn State Hershey Medical Center fresh from a day of classes, clad in Catholic school plaid. She’s depressed, anxious. She’s not fond of her mom. She’s a rebel. She’s, well…she’s not actually Stephanie Miles…

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Capstone: On air, Online

Posted by in Features, Spring 2015 | 0 comments

When it comes to fulfilling this Signature Learning Experience, each academic department treats capstones, projects and portfolios differently. In English, it’s typically a larger creative work. In education, it might be a student teaching portfolio filled with lesson plans. For senior communications major Ryan Carson, he was able to take his love of radio from on the air to online. As part of the capstone communications course, seniors choose a real client to work with on a larger-scale project. The end result includes the project work itself, plus a final research paper and presentation. When a prepared list of potential “student-friendly” clients was distributed in class, Carson didn’t see any call letters on the handout. He decided to be a little ambitious and look for his own site. “I want to go into radio, so I wanted to find...

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Wireless World, Connected Campus

Posted by in Features, Winter 2015 | 0 comments

Technology Supports Learning at Elizabethtown College    Chalk to marker. Pen to stylus. Paperless pads and tablets. Pages that are swiped, not turned. Technology is altering the way we communicate, learn, study and teach. Here, we’ll examine what’s changing in our physical classrooms and in our teaching and learning methods—and what’s not. During a world musics class, a group of students plays with an Indonesian gamelan ensemble—a collection of instruments used by indigenous people on islands such as Bali and Java. But the sounds of these percussion, string and woodwind instruments are being simulated on an iPad. A full set would cost $40,000. This is one of the many examples of how technology is supplementing learning at Elizabethtown College. Linda Macaulay, who has a doctorate of education in instructional technology, joined the College’s Information and Technology Services (ITS) team...

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Some Things Just Mesh

Posted by in Features, Winter 2015 | 0 comments

It was a change they didn’t account for. Greg Kenneally ’11 and Michael Kenneally ’11 had it planned: Elizabethtown College. Graduate school. CPA exam. A career in public accounting. But the twins’ game plan took an unexpected turn.

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Rewind and Reminisce: Conversations on College Keepsakes

Posted by in Fall 2014, Features | 0 comments

Paste. Tape. Clip. Tuck. All methods of fastening memories to or between pages, hoping that, over time, they stick and they stay.

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Lives of Service – Milton McFalls

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  MILTON MCFALLS ‘68 – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR A four-story house stands proudly on the corner of Beach and 11th in North Wildwood, N.J.—albeit with a few missing siding panels. Inside, you’ll find no carpet, no drywall, nothing but wiring, plumbing and a maze of 2-by-4s. If the framework is the skeleton of the Children’s Fresh Air Home, then Milton McFalls ’68 is the heart. McFalls is the immediate past president and a 40-year member of the more-than-a-century-old organization’s board. The current home, built in 1923, was designed specifically for hosting children, boys and girls who might not otherwise experience the ocean. From a large shower/locker room on the ground level to an infirmary, bunkrooms and counselors’ quarters on the upper levels, it had the makings of a summer camp nestled inside a beach house. A typical season...

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An Appetite for Sustainability

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Food, it is said, is good for the soul. our minds and bodies require nourishment. You could say, then, that Elizabethtown College Dining Services feeds the mind, body and soul.

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Alumni Encounters: Fall 2013 — New Feature

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It’s a small world, after all! You never know where you’ll run into a Blue Jay. Alumni Encounters, a new, recurring column launched in Fall 2013, shares stories of random alumni encounters. Blue Jays on the Ball Field As part of Senior Week, the Class of 2013 took a trip to Baltimore to spend the day at the Inner Harbor and take in an Oriole’s game. Prior to the evening game, Catie Cornell ’13 and Donté McCrary-McClain ’13, were sharing in some pre-game festivities at the ballpark. Because the weather was cool, Donté happened to be wearing an Elizabethtown College sweatshirt. Another alumnus, Ben Ebersole ’51—brother to Dr. Luke E. Ebersole ’40 and former President Dr. Mark C. Ebersole ’43—happened to also be in their vicinity and approached them to ask if they, too, were E-town Blue Jays.  After a...

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Putting the Pieces Together: Archaeology Research Spans Continents, Civilizations

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Fragments of a 400-year-old clay pot sit on a table in the Public Archaeology Lab at Elizabethtown College—a hidden gem of a facility tucked behind a college-owned home. Joseph Bomberger ‘13 is putting together these fragile remains as part of a summer internship.

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