E-town in the News: spring 2017
July 11, 2017   //   By:   //   E-town in the News

Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, associate professor of political science and director of the College’s international studies minor program, was interviewed by JournalMetro for Un référendum turc sous tension, a story about Turkish referendum.


Kyle Kopko, assistant dean for academic achievement and engagement and director of the College’s pre-law program, was interviewed for several political articles:

How a case in Pennsylvania predicted the Wisconsin gerrymandering challenge — PennLive.com

Harrisburg insiders tapped for Hershey chocolate’s $240,000-a-year corporate board — Philadelphia Inquirer

State budget season brings angst, long negotiations — Philadelphia Tribune

Some say courts are right to not make political meetings mandatory for Sweetwater mayor — Florida Record


Fletcher McClellan, professor of political science, was interviewed by ABC27 for a feature on Analysis: Trump’s first 100 days in office; he also wrote political columns for Penn Live — Trump will survive latest scandals – for now and Almost to the 100-day mark, is Trump finally finding his feet?


Susan Mapp, professor of social work and department chair, was feature in an encore presentation on WITF’s Smart Talk, Human trafficking


Richard Newton, assistant professor of religious studies, spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education for the article, More Than a ‘Summer Slump’: How the Loss of Structure Affects Academics.


Steve Nolt, senior scholar and professor of history and Anabaptist and Pietist studies, was mentioned in two LNP articles — Amish PAC turns its sights to 2018 with help from Newt Gingrich and Are there Amish graduations? A primer on Lancaster County’s Amish and Old Order Mennonite schools.


Robert Spence, associate professor of music and director of instrumental studies, was mentioned in the LNP article, After nearly 2 decades, Piano Extravaganza concert returns, featuring young performers from Lancaster County.


Michael Roy’s study “I Am a Better Driver Than You Think: Examining Self-Enhancement for Driving Ability” was mentioned in the Inc. article, The Co-Founder Compatibility Tests Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know.


Alum Bhim Thapaliya was the subject of the LNP feature, Q&A: Former refugee to teach entrepreneurship as part of our outreach to Lancaster’s Nepali community


Rachel Vandernick, web content and social media manager, was interviewed by CPBJ for the article, Branding specialists find students in their spaces.


April Kelly Woessner, professor of political science and department chair, wrote several columns for LNP.

Political intolerance has no place on college campuses

Some valuable lessons from Trump’s tumultuous start

Democrats rashly raising the specter of impeachment


The Young Center was mentioned in several articles on the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch.

New Pa. German encyclopedia includes tale of tricking the devil  — LNP

Beware of buggies: Sheriff’s Office addressing Amish vehicle safety —  Little Falls Evening Times and Utica Observer-Dispatch

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Amish — York Daily Record

Amish Workers Right At Home Building RVs in Ind. — RVBusiness

Why the Amish Are Building America’s RVs – Atlas Obscura

Faith leads from Amish to automation for future NRCC grad — Roanoke Times


The College was mentioned in several stories between April and June:

Kunstpreis für Elena Schmidt — German newspaper Kreiszeitung Boblinger Bote about art exchange

When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them in the New York Times and Efforts to make colleges turn profit carry high social cost in Williamsport’s Sun-Gazette about admissions initiatives

Elizabethtown College graduates set a course for ‘paradise’ and Millersville, Elizabethtown and F&M finalize commencement schedules, speakers — Commencement-related stories in LNP

Trust, Transparency and the News on WITF and Teri Henning: Pa. news organizations take mission very seriously in the Reading Eagle and Scranton Times Tribune about a media transparency event

Elizabethtown College and Millersville University present shows about painful pasts, a theatre feature in LNP


“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.

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