News Across The Quad Archive

May 15, 2017

            HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Beachley Family, led by Mary Ellen Beachley, widow of longtime Juniata College trustee Donovan Beachley Jr., and David Beachley, chief executive officer of the Beachley Furniture Company, of Hagerstown, Md., donated $250,000 to the college to support faculty research, scholarship or professional development.
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May 9, 2017

On April 24, Juniata’s women’s lacrosse team hosted a campus wide event called Yards for Yeardley. Their goal was to log one million yards of running, walking, biking or swimming to raise awareness for relationship violence. Yeardley Love played lacrosse for University of Virginia when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. Events such as this are held to honor her and raise awareness about abusive relationships.
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May 8, 2017

Multicultural Storyfest was held on April 20, as part of the Liberal Arts Symposium. It was held in the Black Box Theatre in Halbritter Center for Performing Arts. This event was held to showcase different cultures and heritage, and celebrate the diversity that lives throughout Juniata College.
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May 4, 2017

An effort to fight sexual assault on campus is gaining momentum in the form of the It’s On Us campaign.
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May 3, 2017

Hillary Grove, a sophomore from York, Pa., was responsible for organizing and planning this year’s Finals Blowout and Stressbuster week. She explained that there wasn’t a set list of events to choose from. “In the past, we had bingo and trivia nights and I wanted to keep those, because they were fan faviortes; however, I wanted to mix it up and bring in massage therapists and nacho night to really add new and exciting things to look forward to during such a stressful time.”
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May 2, 2017

It’s easy to group together different ideologies that share an underlying current of discrimination, but doing this presents one major problem: by reducing harmful ideologies like eugenics, nativism, and white nationalism to the same root cause, we don’t allow ourselves to effectively solve the issues they present. David Sowell, chair of Juniata College’s history department, explained in his talk in the Diversity and Democracy series of lectures, “It’s easier to use that broad brush to label things you don’t like but it may be more problematic to do that.”
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May 1, 2017

During Earth Week, several students at Juniata College were asked questions about how they felt individuals and the community can help the environment.
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May 1, 2017

If you were wondering why there were T-shirts hanging on the quad, look no further than the Juniata College branch of It’s On Us. It’s On Us is a national campaign working to bring awareness to sexual assault on college campuses and reduce the bystander effect. The event was planned by sophomore, Maiya Mastovich, from Johnstown, Pa. Students were provided puffy paint, fabric markers and stickers. They were given the prompt to, “dedicate a shirt to someone you know who has been affected by sexual assault, put words of encouragement, or whatever you feel is right,” she explained.
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April 28, 2017

Dear Juliet is an original take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, written by Patrick Rutledge, a senior from Du Bois, Pa., and Julia Laplante, a senior from State College, Pa. This play was the culmination of two years of work and was presented as their senior capstone. The plot does away with the death potion, and the traditional love story plot. Romeo still falls in love, but instead it’s with Mercutio, and the love is not returned. Mercutio is played by Samekh McKiever, a junior from Petersburg, Va.
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April 25, 2017

Gurnal Scott, a national correspondent for FOX News Radio, stated that the race to the White House really started two years ago with possible dynasties: Bush and Clinton. “We were asking ourselves who would challenge these two dynasty leaders,” explained Scott. Fox News received its answer with Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont and Donald Trump. At that point, Scott knew that the 2016 race to the White House would not be normal or cordial.
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April 24, 2017

Juniata College is currently in the search process for a Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence. They have narrowed it down to three candidates, and each one will be interviewed by a panel, in addition to giving an open forum for the community, faculty and students.
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April 19, 2017

Last weekend, JAB hosted the first Spring Festival. Students were able to gather on the quad to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. JAB provided food trucks, music and a Ferris wheel. Students share their opinions the event below:
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April 18, 2017

The students involved in Genocide Awareness week at Juniata, which ran from April 5 to April 10, added in a new element this year. In the downstairs lobby of von Liebig Center for Science, a public display of a Genocide Awareness and Action Mural painting occurred from 7-10 p.m. on April 5. Jane Shapiro, a junior from Endicott, N.Y.; Kerry Leonard, a junior from Cockeysville, Md.; Maeve Gannon, a junior from Pittsburgh, Pa.; Davon Jackson, a senior from Deptford, N.J.; and Kaylie Penner, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa. all contributed in creating this art. This mural will be permanently displayed on campus.
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April 18, 2017

  Where do our consumer products come from, and when we are done with them, where do they go? David Radcliff explores the social and environmental impact of consumer waste and finds solutions to the problems they present. Through the New Community Project, Radcliff exposes the true cost of capitalism and finds alternative ways for people who have been taken advantage of by industry to thrive.
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April 14, 2017

            As part of Genocide Awareness Week, Juniata College featured speaker, Lisa Skitolsky, uses scholarship to explore the connections between American racism and genocide. She expands upon the common perception of genocide as a singular event to include the systematic social death and states of exception from the law, particularly in the American prison system.
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April 13, 2017

Last Tuesday, Juniata professors Charlotte Ridge and Dennis Plane took a class of 13 students in the lobbying course to the Association of Independent Universities and Colleges (AICUP) Advocacy Day in Harrisburg, Pa. The Juniata students were split into three groups and each group met with different State Representatives and staff members of State Senators, who were not in session that week. Groups met with: Rep. Paul Schemel; Rep. Joseph McGinnis; Rep. Rich Irvin; Sen. Lisa Baker; and others. In total, there were 10 meetings spread out between the three groups.
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April 12, 2017

Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, a law professor and professor of environmental studies at Cleveland State University, took up an intense research project to further develop her working knowledge of environmental and property rights, especially regarding fracking.
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April 12, 2017

On Saturday, Juniata College students and professors gathered behind BAC in order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Huntingdon.
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April 10, 2017

Empty Bowls, which took place last Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., was an event that occurred in Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall that brought the Juniata and Huntingdon community together to raise money for the Huntingdon County Food Banks. This was the eleventh year that Empty Bowls has occurred.
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April 6, 2017

Dan Welliver, associate professor of sociology at Juniata College, has partnered with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which offers a shared classroom environment for college students and incarcerated people. He was available to answer some questions about how the program began, and how it has been received so far.
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April 5, 2017

Last Tuesday, Juniata students and faculty gathered in BAC to hear five panelists’ stories of discrimination.
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April 4, 2017

Kitche Magak is a professor of literary studies from Maseno, Kenya. He came to Juniata on March 22, to talk about conflict and the various ways he felt such problems could be resolved. Magak has an unconventional approach. He believed that conflict could be resolved successfully through art.
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April 3, 2017

March 24, 2017 marked he first annual conference of the Pennsylvania Consortium of Liberal Arts. The consortium includes: Juniata College; Bryn Mawr College; Gettysburg College; Swarthmore College; Dickinson College; Ursinus College; Haverford College; Franklin and Marshall College; Washington and Jefferson College; and Lafayette College. Representatives from all the campuses met in Lancaster for an all-day interactive conference surrounding the issue of free speech.
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April 3, 2017

            The International Politics department hosted a public lecture given by doctoral candidate, Alieu Sanneh on “The Gambia is Africa’s Political Success Story.” Neff Auditorium was filled with students, faculty and a few community members. Sanneh was an engaging and enthusiastic speaker with a passionate, personal connection to his home country of The Gambia.  His lecture lasted for about an hour, focusing on the recent election that saw the removal of President Jammeh, who had ruled for 22 years as a dictator.
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April 3, 2017

Last Wednesday, Roy Nagle, director of environmental health and safety, talked about the lessons he has learned on the Edwin S. George Reserve, a biological research facility owned by the University of Michigan, from a 33-year field study on the conservation and ecology of turtles. This study began in 1987on a reserve that has a variety of different habitats that have been lost due to the urbanizations of landscapes in the United States. The Reserve has a number of wetlands, where Nagle  studied painted turtles, Blanding’s  turtles and snapping turtles to learn about the longevity of turtles.
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March 31, 2017

Members of the Juniata College and Huntingdon communities gathered in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Science Center on Thursday for the third event of the week-long, “Incarceration Conversation,” series.
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March 27, 2017

            In the United States, about 2.2 million incarcerated people are behind bars, more than any other country in the world. A shocking number like that forces us to ask: why are so many members of our communities behind bars, how do we think of them, and what can we do to change that? Lori Pompa, founder of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Temple University asked those very same questions.  
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March 27, 2017

On Monday March 20, The Inside-Out Center presented an informational session on its prison-related education programs that will be partnering with Juniata College in fall 2017. This was the first of the Incarceration week's programming. The Inside-Out Center provides social change through transformative education. Created in 1977, the Inside-Out Center allows incarcerated men and women and college students to meet for the mutual benefit of studying crime, justice and related social issues together as peers. Participants of the program have previously stated that Inside-Out, "transformed the way they viewed themselves in the world."
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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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