Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

Campus is Buzzing

Posted by in Fall 2015, Features | 0 comments

Bee hives next to the College garden offer pollen exchange, honey and lesson opportunities.

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First Class STAMPS

Posted by in Fall 2015, Features | 0 comments

In autumn 2011, when first-years, wide-eyed and practically shimmering with anticipation, pulled suitcases and tightly rolled posters from minivans and waved goodbye to tearful family members, there were three among them who had already stepped up their educational game.

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Connecting Classroom Concepts to Real-World Work Experience

Posted by in Features, Winter 2015 | 0 comments

When, at the end of their telephone conversation, a vendor from China wished a happy holiday to Katie Brumbach ’15 she took notice. In that simple interaction, the Elizabethtown College international business major realized…

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Passport Not Always Needed to Experience New Culture

Posted by in Dell & World, Fall 2014, The World | 0 comments

Isiah Farrow ’16 was experiencing something so profound he almost changed his major. In spring 2014, Farrow worked a week at Thistle Farms, a nonprofit social enterprise in Nashville, Tenn., that provides free long-term housing, recovery services and counseling to former prostitutes. The end goal for these women is financial independence and recovery from drugs and alcohol. Along the way, they learn important business practices and gain work experience. Also in Tennessee, Farrow toured the underbelly of Nashville—areas where the city’s homeless have found a ‘home’. Though he was in his own country, the culture he experienced was quite unique. He saw how the downtrodden live and learned of their hardships. He discovered that they must literally carry all of their belongings or they will not be there when they return. These new cross-cultural experience gave Farrow pause for...

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Perusing Peru

Posted by in Fall 2014, Features | 0 comments

Cross-Cultural Experience Offers Students Immersion Opportunities

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Strengthen the Soul

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To connect to the soul, one must first quiet all external noise. So, in solitude or side by side, we tend to seek serene spaces to calm the clamor, to explore our essence.

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Spirit to mind to body – healing through prayer and forgiveness

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When Dr. Charles Zeiders was conducting his post doctorate studies, he was exposed to the work of Dr. Andrew Newberg, a medical doctor who had researched the relationship between the brain, the body and spirituality. Newberg had surveyed spiritual experiences, researched the effect of meditation on memory and studied brain scans of people in trance states and deep prayer. Evident were the positive changes this state of mind creates in the brain and how that transfers to a healthier state of health overall.  This mind change, Zeiders said, is playfully referred to as “the brain on God.” A 1985 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Zeiders continued his studies in cognitive behavior psychology, cognitive forensic therapy and cognitive behavioral Christian counseling. He has concentrated his work on how the mindful calming of the soul impacts the physical being. It’s easy to...

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Outside Looking In

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In the almost-two decades it has marched along College Avenue, Bev Weiss has never missed a Homecoming parade. The fact that the bands and festive floats move right past her front door, makes attendance at the yearly event downright easy. Weiss and her late husband, Martin, moved to 573 College Ave., just down the hill from Alpha Hall, in 1963. At that time, Vera Hackman, the College’s Dean of Women, lived next door, and “the old, boys’ dormitory was that building right across the street,” said Weiss, pointing to the Christian Wenger Center for the Humanities, which was then named Fairview Hall. The building is now home to the College’s honors program and humanities departments. Weiss, the sprightly 87-year-old, along with other longtime Elizabethtown residents who live along the ‘ribbon’—College Avenue, Campus Road, Cedar and Mount Joy streets—has watched...

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From E-town to Influence

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Women inspire, influence, mentor and move others. Their goals, sometimes lofty, are attained in myriad manners. These women—and many others like them—graduated from Elizabethtown College and followed their dreams. Sometimes the path leading to those dreams went directly from point A to point B and, other times, there might have been detours along the way. In the end, each of the women featured here, while creating a name for herself, has found the time and energy to make her workplace better, lift up others and improve themselves and the community. For all, their connection with E-town was an important step along the way. Liz Martin ’88: Incubators to Insurance Though she had earned a bachelor’s degree in business and was eager to set the insurance industry on fire, so to speak, Liz Martin (pictured previous page) was told, after...

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CCEDL Grad leads a diverse life

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Maureen Volland’s life path winds through unique occupations—jazz radio disc jockey, news wire editor, public television publicist. It circumvents distinctive passions—the sacred art of iconography, the healing art of reiki. And it runs amid members of a growing family—five children, adopted during three exigent trips to Russia, and two grandchildren. Most recently, Volland, of Lancaster, Pa., added intern and graduate to her life resume. Internships are great opportunities for everyone involved. Students gain valuable insight and experience… participating organizations benefit from students anxious to learn and to make a difference. Maureen Volland Though she earned an associate degree in mass media communications from San Diego (Calif.) City College in 1986, Volland’s path most recently intersected Elizabethtown College’s Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning’s (CCEDL) accelerated program—15 weeks of learning compressed into an intense five—for her...

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