From the monthly archives: February 2012

For those alumni unable to listen to the full hour long virtual town hall Lafayette College hosted for the Implementation and Assessment Group on Greek Life (IAGGL), Michael De Lisi ’03 commissioned a transcript, which you can download as: 2012-02-17 IAGGL Town Hall

The purpose of the transcript to keep the Lafayette College alumni community informed on the progress of the IAGGL. In that spirit of reaching and engaging as many alumni as possible, please circulate the transcript to your fellow Pards.

Feel free to discuss in the comments on this site or other forums. If you have questions about the transcript process itself, please contact Mr. De Lisi, who’s e-mail address is embedded in the transcript document.

Happy reading!

 

Lafayette College hosted its first Greek Life Virtual Town Hall this afternoon. It is available for download and viewing at this link. I suggest everyone interested in Greek Life, DKE, and the progress of IAGGL (pronounced Eagle), watch and listen to the presentation. The first half hour is an overview by Dr. Celestino Limas. The second half hour is a Q&A session with a mix of pre-submitted questions and questions submitted during the virtual town hall by online participants.

The main speakers are:

  • Bob Massa – VP of Communications – “Moderator” of the town hall
  • Celestino Limas – VP of Campus Life & Senior Diversity Officer – Main speaker, Chair of IAGGL
  • Stuart Umberger – Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Other speakers were faculty/students, who introduce themselves when they speak

This Lafayette’s first time using this technology to communicate with its alumni base and parents of students. They covered a lot of ground and this is a good opportunity for alumni to see, hear, and think about how IAGGL is approaching their work.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or opinions about the virtual town hall or IAGGL’s work, please write them in the comments section of this post or e-mail them directly to Michael De Lisi.

 

In a recent speech at The Episcopal Academy, Will Forbes ’96 recognized his Great-Uncle Frank Forbes, who today is 94, a retired fighter pilot from the Flying Tigers in the 14th Air Force during WWII. Frank was shot down and MIA for 3 weeks and managed to get out. In telling his Great-Uncle’s story, Brother Forbes reminds us of the lasting impact the experiences of our formative years has on our lives. Will passed along the following note:

If you have 15 minutes to watch it, it is a great story. How many times in your life do you get the chance to honor someone who is still with us?

 

This week’s edition of The Lafayette is now available online here. There are again several articles of interest to the Greek Life community.

First, is the article Conversation begins at first IAGGL town meeting, which describes the first on campus meeting between students and members of the IAGGL (pronounced Eagle):

Limas stressed that the requirements were not purposefully ambiguous, but that the ambiguity came as a cause of the ever-changing campus demographics. “You’re going to have to trust that this process is fair,” Limas told students, “and that it is objective.”

The article also quotes a Deke:

“Certainly, many people are afraid that the ‘discussion’ is jumping right to whether Greek life should be ousted from the campus or not,” Delta Kappa Epsilon member Jared Piette ‘12 wrote in an email interview. “But I personally feel that the administration is truly interested in hearing Greek life’s side before making any rash decisions.”

Piette, as well as some faculty members expressed their disappointment at not seeing more non-affiliated members attend the meetings. Piette stressed that their inclusion is “paramount” and Limas was “surprised that we still don’t have a critical mass of non-Greek students at these events.”

Other articles of interest include summaries of presentations by the final candidates for the new Dean of Students. This week’s edition covered presentations by Brian S. Mauro, the Dean of Students at Farleigh Dickinson University , and Anamaria Cobo de Paci, who is “working on her dissertation at Widener University, but she has worked in higher education for 20 years.” Click on the links for the summary of each presentation.

Read through the articles to learn about the potential next Dean of Students at Lafayette College.

As a reminder, you can receive electronic editions of the newspaper by registering here.

 

This week’s edition of The Lafayette is now available online here. As the undergrad website noted, Billy Leonard ’14, a Deke, is featured in the “Proud of our Pards” segment:

Away from the track, Leonard is a proud member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. “The 4×4 is a lot like being in a fraternity,” Leonard said. “Your contributions are going to something bigger than yourself and other people are relying on you.” This type of mentality and effort is something that Leonard brings to all aspects of his life.

His Coach, Robert Farrell, expects nothing less than a complete effort from the talented sophomore. “He is very competitive and always exhibits the kind of confidence that’s necessary for success,” Farrell said. “He trains very hard but can always keep practice fun with his sense of humor.”

Several other articles are noteworthy to Greek Life at Lafayette College. The first is the article “Living Learning Communities Cleaning up Monroe,” which describe the new LLC initiative:

Every department sponsoring a LLC chooses which students will live there. Interested students can collaborate with a department to secure a LLC.

Twenty LLCs are in the works for next semester including one for French, Wall Street and the Association of Lafayette Feminists (ALF)/Women and Gender Studies partnership.

Read the full article for more details with comments by the administration, faculty, and students.

The other articles of interest are summaries of presentations by the final candidates for the new Dean of Students. This week’s edition covered presentations by William Stackman, currently Director of Student Activities for Texas A&M University and Paul J McLoughlin, currently a professor of higher education at Boston College.

Read through the articles to learn about the potential next Dean of Students at Lafayette College.

As a reminder, you can receive electronic editions of the newspaper by registering here.

 
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