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Relay for Life 2014
April 16, 2014
Juniata Relay for Life was held on April 12. The event is a 12-hour nonstop fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society looking to raise money for cancer research and awareness. Campus Ministry in collaboration with Juniata College and its students annually coordinate a Relay for Life event held on campus. Each year, students form small teams, and plan fundraising events to raise money for the organization. This year Juniata College Relay for Life has a goal of reaching $31,000 dollars. Stephanie Finamore, senior and treasurer of Campus Ministry, has worked with the project since her freshman year. She explains some of the details of Juniata Relay for Life 2014.
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Is Being Good Enough?
April 14, 2014
As a member of the millennial generation, I can attest that I have experienced critiques by older adults regarding certain characteristics of my generation. Sometimes, I agree with the critiques, others I disregard, and some I find slightly troubling. Russell Shelley, professor of music, expresses his concern for the mediocrity he perceives among the "millennials" and what we can do to be better than just "OK".
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Juniata Fights Hunger at Empty Bowls Annual Event
April 14, 2014
The eighth annual Empty Bowls event was held on Friday, April 11, at the Stone Church in Huntingdon. The purpose of the event is to raise money to help Huntingdon County food banks. The event is organized in conjunction with PAXO, Mud Junkies, the Art Alliance, Christian Ministry Board and Catholic Counsel. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under the age of ten, while children under the age of five are free.
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Bionic Debacle: Talking Transhumanism
April 8, 2014
There has been an explosion of technology year after year. This year, Google Glass will be tested, a piece of technological augmentation which many think will alter society in permanent ways when it hits the market. Donald Braxton, professor of religion and chair of the Religion Department, recently delivered a presentation on the topic of transhumanism.
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GENOCIDE AWARENESS & ACTION WEEK 2014
April 8, 2014
During the week of Sunday April 6 through Thursday April 10, Ashley Pinamonti '15, Adrienne Ballreich '15, Jackie Swain '14 and Olivia Millunzi '15, organized a week of events to raise awareness about genocide. This week, I talked to Ashley Pinamonti to learn more about the event.
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Gripping Hobby: Rock Climbing Community at Juniata
April 7, 2014
Located in a mountainous region, Huntingdon is considered a perfect place to practice rock climbing. A few students have been climbing activity since their freshman year and this year have created the Rock Climbing Club at Juniata. Though the paperwork is still being processed, the group members are still climbing. Christian Gehman, junior and head of the Rock Climbing Group, talks about the new club.
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Older and Wiser: Advice from an Alumnus
April 3, 2014
Returning graduate Mike Thompson '12 held a lecture this week about his study abroad experience in China and his time doing a Fulbright English teaching assistantship. I spoke to Mike to hear more about his experiences.
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Creating Connections: Spring Break in Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2014
Many students took trips over spring break to volunteer, see some sights and soak up rays. One group of students spent several days in Washington, D.C. to meet with the JC-DC Alumni group. They had the chance to network in fields like international relations and American politics and met with Juniata graduates to talk about career advancement and professionalism. I spoke with several students who went on the trip to find out what they had learned from their short time in Washington, D.C.
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The Profession of Professor
March 26, 2014
This week, Juniata professors explain why they decided to pursue their career paths. What drew them to become professors at Juniata?
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The Church in A Lurch: Reasons for the Declining Attendance Among Youth
March 26, 2014
According to the Hartford Institute on Religion Research, less than 20 percent of Americans actually attend church on a regular basis and between 4,000 and 7,000 churches are closing every year. Reverend David Witkovsky, Juniata's chaplain, provides insight into this trend away from religion based on research and his experiences at Juniata.
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