News Across The Quad Archive

March 22, 2017

            Over spring break, John Matter, associate professor of biology, took a class of eight Juniata students down to Florida for his class, Natural History of Florida. This class met once a week before going, and took the week to immerse themselves in what they were learning to conclude their studies. Matter graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in zoology, which gives him great connections to Florida institutions and knowledge about the area. “A number of the places we visited are places I experienced as a graduate student,” he says.
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March 20, 2017

Members of the Juniata community gathered in Neff Lecture Hall on Thursday for a lecture by Sasha Abramsky, of the University of California, Davis.
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March 20, 2017

On March 13, the Juniata Marketing Department unveiled its “Pinning Program” as a part of the Founders’ Day celebration and an extension of the Brand Celebration.
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March 20, 2017

All of us can benefit from kindness, so logically we should extend that kindness to others. Coach Bill Curry gave a lecture at Juniata College last week on the subject of kindness -- something he called “Magnanimitas,” or “greatness of spirit.”
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March 15, 2017

Several students turned in for the Oscars and like previous years they are a buzz with the local drama and controversy over awards, awardees and performances. This year, La La Land was announced as the winner for an Oscar they did not receive, and Auli'i Cravalho’s performance was interrupted when she was hit by a flag. With all of these mishaps, it had proven to be a night of great entertainment.
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March 15, 2017

            Spring break at Juniata took place from March 4 through March 12. Before the students left, they shared what they were going to do over break. From class trips to spending time at home, all students were eager to start their vacation.
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March 10, 2017

For most people, the best way to improve their lives is to do it themselves. Life Coach Joanie Yanusas taught students how to do just that in a life coaching session held on Feb. 28. 
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March 6, 2017

On Thursday morning, President Troha co-hosted an open forum in Ellis Ballroom to talk about the campus climate.
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March 6, 2017

The Bailey Oratorical is Juniata’s longest standing academic tradition, dating back to the first Bailey Oratorical Contest in 1910. A prompt is presented to the entire student body, and those who choose to participate write a 6-8-minute speech presenting their answer or response. This year there were 36 students who tried out for the Bailey Oratorical Contest, with seven making it to the finals. After a final, impassioned presentation of their speeches in front of a full house, the final judgement came. The prompt they had to respond to was: “At the heart of the liberal arts is civic engagement: How can we use the values of our liberal arts education to heal divides in our nation and world?”
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March 1, 2017

A new three-part series at Juniata’s Beeghly Library started on Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. In three one-hour sessions, different objects are pulled from the archives and are available for people to learn more about them. David Sowell, professor of history, discussed two local news articles from 1878, in the talk called, “Discovering the Myth of Mountain Day in Historic Newspapers.”
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February 28, 2017

K.M. Johnson is an associate professor of English at Sacred Heart  College, in Cochin, Kerala, which is in India.  Sacred Heart is one of Juniata’s newest exchange programs.  Johnson is at Juniata for the month of February with three students from Sacred Heart College who are conducting independent research under the supervision of Juniata professors. 
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February 27, 2017

Yassim Sarr is the co-founder and co-director of Starfish International, a nonprofit working to inspire and empower young girls (and one boy) to become leaders through education and the teaching of ethical leadership in The Gambia. Women currently make up a little over half of the world’s population, yet 31 million girls aren’t even entering primary school. In places like The Gambia, girls are expected to grow up and get married. Starfish International is working to change this by not only educating the girls, but also helping to build up their confidence.
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February 24, 2017

Several Juniata students attended one of the, “Study Smarter Not Harder Workshop,” events on Wednesday in Founders Hall. The session, one of a series which has been ongoing throughout the academic year, covered exam preparation.
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February 24, 2017

            Part of what makes Juniata so special is its interdisciplinary approach to education. Eugene Boman, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State Harrisburg, was invited to give a talk, “Ghosts of Departed Errors,”  while combining history and science to teach the founding of calculus.
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February 22, 2017

On Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., the Global Village and the dean of students’ office organized an international game night. Juniata students interacted with the global village residents and had the chance to compete on a floor-sized Scrabble board against Juniata's Scrabble champion, Nitya Chagti, a sophomore from New Delhi, India
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February 21, 2017

Rev. Dave Witkovsky, Juniata’s campus chaplain, was joined by Alex Hendrickson, director of religious and spiritual life and college chaplain at Lafayette College, on Feb. 15 to lead Faith Zone Training workshops. These workshops were created by staff at the New York University in hopes to increase religious literacy and the knowledge of religion among students.
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February 20, 2017

This summer, Juniata students will have the opportunity to travel to Lille, France to study the French language and take classes at the Université Catholique de Lille. Lille is in the Northern part of France. Although it’s a modern city, Lille has an amazing heritage. 
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February 17, 2017

On Thursday Feb. 9, at 9 p.m., Abe Parker, a folksinger from Bluerock, Ohio, came to Juniata for a coffeehouse performance. The event was hosted by the Juniata Activity Board (JAB), and snacks and drinks were available for students at no cost.
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February 17, 2017

Career Day is hosted on Friday, Feb. 25 in the IM Gym of Kennedy Sports Center, and is a networking opportunity for all students who are beginning their search for careers and internships. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Career Services Office hosted a professional clothing drive to prepare students for Career Day.
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February 15, 2017

A study abroad scholarship session on Monday, Feb. 6, hosted by Megan Russler, taught students how to browse the new Juniata study abroad website (Juniata.terradotta.com) and gave them valuable information on the scholarships Juniata and outside sources offer for study abroad.
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February 14, 2017

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Juniata’s Unitarian Universalist Union (UUU) have the less-fortunate on their mind. On Thursday they invited fellow Juniata students to help them make Valentine’s Day cards for patients at the Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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February 13, 2017

Juniata College, community members and Penn State University are working together to fight climate change. The Juniata branch of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby meets once every two weeks to discuss and prepare to take concrete actions in order to influence policy and public opinion.
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February 10, 2017

Students and community members alike gathered at the Stone church on Thursday to voice their opinions to Pennsylvania senators. The campaign, which is the first of its kind, was entirely student-organized.
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February 9, 2017

“Coming Home,” is a movie from China directed by Yimou Zhang, shown by Juniata’s Chinese Village. This is one of many international movies shown throughout the year by the various international villages at Juniata College.
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February 9, 2017

International Students Voice Their Opinions on Trump’s Controversial Immigration Policy.
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February 6, 2017

On Tuesday Feb. 7, at 6 p.m., the Career Services office will invite students to stop by and “shop” the Career Services’s closet free of charge in order to prepare for Career Day on Feb. 24. Their collection will include male and female suits, dress shirts and blouses, slacks, dress pants, knee-length skirts, blazers, sports coats, ties and other accessories. Additional items include portfolios, computer bags, resume paper, work totes or bags, and shoes.
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February 6, 2017

            Jillian Bloise, a senior at Juniata, will have her artwork featured in the juried exhibition “Half Truth,” hosted in the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unlike a typical exhibition, the participants are judged based on a set of criteria set by the gallery.
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February 2, 2017

Many people have been working hard at Juniata to create a brand for Juniata. It was unveiled on Jan. 24. President Troha was the first person to speak, and told the community that the goal of the new brand was to encompass who Juniata is. Gabriel Welsch, vice president of marketing and advancement also touched upon this saying, “our brand is not our logo -- it is the stories that people share, what others say about us and what we say about ourselves.”
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January 31, 2017

Last semester there was confusion among students at the box office in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, when they found the tickets they had purchased were from a fake website. The students no longer had a reserved spot for the night’s performance.
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January 30, 2017

The Intergalactic Nemesis touched down on the Juniata College campus on Saturday to perform their second live-action graphic novel, “Robot Planet Rising.” The cast consists of three voice actors: Rachel Dendy; Brock England; and Christopher Lee Gibson. They also feature Buzz Moran, a Foley artist, and Collin Shock, a pianist .
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