Lehigh University Scenes from South Mountain

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We may not have won the football game, but at least we got to listen to The Marching 97. Here are some scenes from last week’s practice. 

Today is National Coming Out Day

Yesterday the #Lehighu Pride Center had a pride walk on the alumni memorial walkway. People could stop by, have a rainbow cupcake, and leave a message of support for the LGBTQIA community by chalking up the campus with positive messages.

Engineering teamwork

Students in Computer Science and Engineering CSE001 course get hands-on experience working on their lab assignment in the Sun Lab. The class instructor Professor Korth and multiple student graders are available to answer their questions.

Marc Holliday ‘88, speaks with CBE students in Rauch Business Center. Come hear him give his talk “
“Moving Target - A Rapidly Changing Marketplace for Manhattan’s High Value
Office Tenants” in Baker Hall today at 4:10 pm.

It’s a great first day back from Pacing Break. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the view of South Bethlehem from the rooftop of Zoellner before we head into CBE.

Scenes from the Lehigh University fly fishing Club

Mitchell Kaliner, a junior finance major in the College of Business, fly fishes in Saucon Creek, right next to Lehigh’s Goodman Campus. The creek is stocked with rainbow trout, but also has wild brown trout, shown in these photos. Kaliner tied flies that look like nymphs, which the trout would be eating at this time of year. The fly fishing club isn’t only about fishing, the group promotes the conservation of local cold-water fisheries, which are some of the finest in the state of Pennsylvania. The organization works with Trout Unlimited, a national cold-water habitat conservation organization, in conservation projects such as local stream cleanups. They also promote the sport of fly fishing to students who are either interested in trying out the sport or are already seasoned fly fishermen. You can learn more about the club here.

Lehigh University Biology Professor Julie Miwa and biology students have formed a jazz band. They played last night at Yianni’s Taverna in Bethlehem. Professor Miwa is a strong believer in the relationship between art and science. Quite a few people from the Lehigh community came out to watch them perform. It was a great way to end the day, hanging out and listening to some great jazz.

October is domestic violence awareness month. This sign from last semester’s March of Voices tells you some red flags for dating violence. The Gender Violence Response Advocates Program is a network of compassionate staff and faculty members who are trained to assist survivors of gender violence. We saw their brochure at today’s stress oasis, and wanted to share their contact information. This new office represents Lehigh’s continued efforts to make its campus a healthy, safe and thriving community. Learn more about The Office of Gender Violence Education and Support here.

Many prospective students wonder about the Bethlehem area, what the town is like, and what restaurants they might find in the area. Full of Crepe is one of South Side Bethlehem’s newer restaurants. It’s not far from Campus Square. You’ll find both sweet and savory crepes on the menu. There’s some seating inside, but we also recommend getting your crepe to go and walking around the corner to the Greenway. There are some benches very close to the restaurant, and it’s a good chance to enjoy the fresh air and nice weather we’ve been having. Located on  333 S New St, you still have time to get there before 6pm, if you need some fuel for studying.

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Scenes from the Stress Oasis

Students, staff and faculty met on the University Center Lawn today to learn about ways to reduce stress, manage time, eat healthier and make it through the 4 o’clock exams.

Daniel Meuser, Secretary, PA Department of Revenue, Sharon Ward, Executive Director, PA Budget & Policy Center, Sen. John P. Blake, 22nd PA Senatorial District, Charlie Dent, United States Congressman Robert Strauss, Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University and Yunni Deng, Research Analyst, International Monetary Fund talk about “The Fiscal Consequences of Pennsylvania’s Aging Population” Robert Inman, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania gives a talk called Craig Hochbein, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, 
Holona Ochs, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgette Chapman Phillips, moderator, Dean, College of Business and Economics
Panel Discussion: Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

The Crisis in State and Local Government Finance

A Symposium on Fiscal Challenges Facing Pennsylvania, was held in the Rauch School of Business last Friday. Read about it here!

Scenes from the Lake Nockamixon Escape.

Camp Hawk relocated from the Poconos to Quakertown this weekend, and it was a great time, best summed up by this quote, overheard on the way to the relay games “CAMP HAWK EVERY WEEKEND!”

Scenes from the Pre-Rosh Hashanah Celebration: Apples, Honey and Bees

Last night, Rabbi Danielle Stillman spoke with Lehigh students in the College of Education’s mountaintop garden. The group feasted on honey sweetened bread and apples, and discussed the tradition of eating sweet foods to welcome in a sweet new year. They also learned about the Lehigh University Apiary, and where honey comes from.

Kira Gobes grabs an item while swinging between platforms on the ropes course. Keith Runes works with his team to grab items without touching the ground.

First Year Experience: Scenes from the Ropes Course

Scenes from the Multicultural Greek Council Yard Show

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