E-town in the News: JANUARY 2016
February 12, 2016   //   By:   //   E-town in the News

Dr. Christina Bucher, the Carl W. Zeigler Professor of Religion and Department of Religious Studies Chair, was featured in the Lycoming College article, “Biblical poem focus of lecture by scripture specialist Christina Bucher.

Edsel Burdge, research associate with the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, was mentioned in the Mennonite World Review article, “More drawn to sharing cost of health care.”

Dr. Kyle C. Kopko ’05, director of the Pre-Law and Honors programs and assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the LNP article, “Long shot: Pennsylvania gun legislation had little chance in 2015” and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review articles “Partial state budget raises odds of work on 2 plans at once” and “Woes across government branches tarnish Pa.’s image, experts say.

Kopko also was interviewed by C-Span about the Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners and by PennLive for “This is worse than Illinois,’ experts say of Pa’s epic political dysfunction, report: Monday Morning Coffee.”

Dr. Donald Kraybill, Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow at the Young Center, was mentioned in the Reading Eagle article “Local religion digest.”

Dr. Jeffery Long, professor of religion and Asian studies, was interviewed for the LNP article “Bill Puffenberger’s collection of religious Asian artifacts finds a home at Elizabethtown College.” He also was mentioned in The Times of India story, “3-day meet at IIT-B to discuss Jain philosophy, science.”

Dr. Fletcher McClellan, dean of the faculty and professor of political science, was interviewed by Metro News for the political article, “Republicanos pelean por el liderazgo” (“Republicans fight for the lead”).

Michael Mitchell, executive director of the S. Dale High Center, wrote the column, “Getting business help from the people who know best: your employees,” for the business section of LNP.

Don Muston, business professor emeritus, and his wife, Marilyn, were featured in the Lancaster County Magazine article, “The Roads Less Traveled.”

Dr. Richard Newton, assistant professor of religious studies, and Dr. Jeffery Long and were mentioned in the LNP article, “Who is your neighbor? A concert and a trip are of local interest.”

Newton and Dr. Susan Traverso, provost and senior vice president and professor of history, were interviewed by LNP for a story on “How local academicians view Wheaton College’s decision to oust a professor who said Christians and Muslims worship the same.”

Andrew Powell was interviewed by Penn Live, LNP, ABC27 and Fox43 about the College’s ban on hoverboards. Also interviewed about the hoverboards were students Dylan Krieger and Luke Mackey.

Dr. Jean Pretz, associate professor of psychology and Department of Psychology Chair was mentioned in the Illinois State University article, “Researcher to speak on use of intuition in nursing.”

Barbara Randazzo was mentioned in a Chronicle of Higher Ed article about her appointment to dean of the Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education. Her appointment also was mentioned in a CPBJ “Newsmakers” story.

James Reeb, director of the Social Enterprise Institute, was mentioned in online mHealth Intelligence article, “New Telehealth Services Cater to Mobile Employees,” about the trucker wellness centers.

April Kelly-Woessner, professor of political science and Department Chair, wrote the opinion piece “Trump an incorrect fix for America’s PC problem” for LNP.

The College was mentioned in the following articles:

Smart investments, fighting taxes to move Pa. forward business,” a Lebanon Valley Business story

E-town College executive lecture series to resume Jan. 22: Regional business leaders slated for weekly sessions” in the Central Penn Business Journal

Lititz Record and Patriot News stories on the Bharatanatyam performance

Reading Eagle and the Columbia News and Views stories about the Helen Beekman art exhibit

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at services, forums in Lancaster County” in LNP

MLK speaker’s talk is designed to make people uncomfortable” in LNP

Local colleges’ endowment earnings mirror national downturn” in LNP

“All hail the bard,” a AAA magazine article on the Folger First Folio Shakespeare exhibit (no link available).


“E-town in the News” is a monthly hand-curated collection of links to recent articles, appearances and publications from other media outlets that feature people of Elizabethtown. Have an item to report? Email now@etown.edu.

About the Author :

E.A. (Elizabeth) Harvey is the communications manager and news editor at Elizabethtown College. She has worked in the Office of Marketing and Communications since 2008, after more than two decades as a newspaper feature writer. She holds a bachelor's degree in corporate communication from Elizabethtown College.