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July 19, 1996 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Enjoying the NFL Experience, Kerri Kappler, 8, of Levittown, kicks a ball at the Eagles' training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The interactive football event offers nine activities to try.
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June 9, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
It's the time of year when our attention turns to graduates and their commencement speakers. But at a lunch with a friend last Friday, our conversation was about the often unacknowledged: the teachers for whom we're grateful. I said that I'd been fortunate. My list is long, a product of a sound, K-12 education in the Central Bucks public schools, followed by four years at Lehigh University and three more at Penn Law. There are so many to whom I owe so much. But one in particular. David Curtis Amidon Jr. Truth be told, I was admitted to Lehigh as a legacy by virtue of my father and brother having received degrees before me. Before I arrived on campus, a fraternity brother (of my own brother)
SPORTS
May 3, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
ALMOST AS soon as horse trainer Tony Dutrow bought the filly for $95,000 in 2010, his wife Kim knew the name. She could only be Grace Hall. One of her owners was Mike Caruso, the three-time NCAA champion Lehigh wrestler from the mid-1960s, a man whose high school and college record was 141-1. Then as now, the Lehigh wrestling venue was intimidating Grace Hall, named after Eugene Grace, the president of Bethlehem Steel and a great Lehigh baseball player. "I've lived in Bethlehem the last 50 years since I came to Lehigh," said Caruso, who went to St. Benedict's in Newark, N. J. He was on the Lehigh Board of Trustees for 14 years.
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July 15, 2009 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sixty aspiring principals will train to work in the city's toughest high schools through a new partnership between the Philadelphia School District and Lehigh University. Mayor Nutter, district chief academic officer Maria Pitre-Martin, and Lehigh University president Alice P. Gast are expected to announce the start of the Philadelphia High School Leadership Project at a news conference today. Already, 14 district employees - mostly high school teachers, but also counselors and employees in the district's regional offices - have begun coursework at Lehigh University, through the Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders.
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August 13, 2000 | By Victoria Donohoe, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Lynn Chadwick's sculptures have been on an exhibition circuit lately to museums in far-flung places. They are now stopping for a lengthy sojourn closer to home. What prompted this flurry of activity was that a collection of 137 works by this prominent English sculptor, mostly bronzes, was under wraps at Ursinus College's Berman Museum for a decade or more and demanded to be seen. These are pieces that Philip and Muriel Berman had collected and given to that institution. So International Art and Artists Inc., a Washington nonprofit group, stepped in, organized a show of more than two dozen works with the cooperation of the 86-year-old artist, and sent it on the road to Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio art museums.
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March 15, 1996 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just before their midterm exam a couple of weeks ago, two students at Lehigh University walked into the office of professor Edward Morgan and said they felt that taking the test was a complete waste. Morgan was thrilled. This was, after all, a class called Politics of the 1960s, and Morgan had just finished a week talking about student protests, revolts and empowerment. So when sophomore Richard Ricciardi and senior Gabe Wright decided to practice what Morgan had preached, the professor did not become angry or insulted.
NEWS
September 3, 1998 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sending a get-tough signal against excessive collegiate drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board yesterday denied a liquor license to Lehigh University to establish an on-campus pub. The decision prompted a debate on the best way to deal with campus alcohol problems. Lehigh officials argued that the proposed pub in the student union would have created a "healthier, safer and more controlled" drinking environment on campus. But LCB chairman John E. Jones 2d said that approving the application would have conflicted with the board's goal "to change the culture and environment in campus universities that leads to binge drinking and underage drinking.
NEWS
August 11, 2002 | By Victoria Donohoe INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Of the many remarkable things about the fiberart exhibit "Natural Elements: Sculptural Expressions" at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, none is more remarkable than this: It's the kind of exhibit unthinkable 10 years ago, except as a show of more traditional work. The term "fiberart," with its visions of wall hangings, rugs, scarves or shawls, inevitably connotes something archaic, an embrace of handcraft concerns far removed from the recent interests of contemporary art. Yet it is no longer outlandish to imagine fiberart coming into vogue as a vital artistic issue.
NEWS
April 14, 1986 | By MICHEL MARRIOTT, Daily News Staff Writer
For nearly a week, an old junior high photograph of Josoph Henry wearing oversized glasses and close-cropped hair stared from newspapers in his hometown here and beyond. Jo-Jo had finally made the papers. A product of a black working-class neighborhood on the city's modest south side, Henry, still affectionately known to his childhood friends as Jo-Jo, was the kid most believed would make it. He would, if any kid could, outrun crime, drugs and violence with the strength of his keen mind, good grades and mother's love.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The case before the admissions panel holed up in a small room at Lehigh University was complex. The applicant had scored 1300 on the verbal and math portions of the SAT, on the low end for the highly selective, private research university in Bethlehem. He had taken only one of the 14 advanced placement courses offered at his high school in New England - not as rigorous of a schedule as Lehigh likes to see. And though he had a strong grade-point average, he received a couple of C's. "This is where it gets rough," admissions staffer Neil F. Gogno told his 16 colleagues, while a summary of the applicant projected on a screen.
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June 11, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
We all knew Villanova University was feelin' the love during the basketball team's amazing run to the 2015 NCAA championship title, and now there is proof. Collegestats.org collected more than 100,000 tweets between March and April that mentioned universities' Twitter handles to come up with a measure of how often the schools are praised or criticized. The site analyzed positive words such as "happy," "great," "recommend" and negative words such as ... well, we can't repeat those in print.
SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
Ed Ulmer's longtime dedication as a track and field coach was witnessed on many dank and bitter winter days. Late on a Friday afternoon, Ulmer would leave Archbishop Ryan with the girls' team and make the rush-hour trip to Lehigh University for an indoor meet. He didn't return home until 12:30 or 1 a.m. Then, on about four hours of sleep, he would drive back in the dark to Ryan, gather the members of the boys' squad, and return to Lehigh for the same. And he happily did it every other weekend.
NEWS
February 13, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Lehigh University says a student has recovered after becoming infected with the Zika virus. The school said in a message to students and staff that the student had traveled abroad over winter break. "We are grateful to be able to report that the student has recovered and is feeling well," the message said, adding that officials don't believe anyone else on campus is at risk. State Department of Health officials said earlier this week that two female Pennsylvania residents who had recently traveled to other countries became infected with mild cases of the virus.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
At Lehigh University, a visitor to the Linderman Library can plunge into the Middle Ages and study a 15th-century text that shows the Earth as the center of the universe. Or touch the pages of an oversize religious songbook, adorned with gold leaf and painted in bright hues on calfskin, and held by monks hundreds of years ago as they lifted their voices in unison. Or view a 20-foot scroll that painstakingly - and curiously - documents a line of British kings that reaches back all the way to Adam and Eve. Soon, viewers won't have to travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to view Lehigh's varied medieval collection.
SPORTS
December 28, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Greg Gamble has played "every position from quarterback to linebacker to almost everything in between" in his career. He learned football in California, and made his mark as a high school player in Moorestown. When Gamble visited Lehigh University earlier this month, he immediately "felt right at home. " Gamble has committed to attend Lehigh on a football scholarship. He will sign with Lehigh on Feb. 3, national signing day. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Gamble also had an offer from Lafayette as well as invitations to join the Michigan and Rutgers program as a preferred walk-on.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015
Clearing the record Boyertown senior Jordan Wood has committed to wrestle at Lehigh University. The wrong university was listed in Sunday's editions.
NEWS
September 2, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners. This year, 40 students will have pets at Samuel and South Halls, said spokeswoman Annmarie Ely. Cats are flagged this year.
SPORTS
June 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over the last few months, a pilgrimage to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been a must-make trip for scouts. The Phillies, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Colorado Rockies. Scouts representing all of those major-league teams have found their way to the school with almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. "It's been pretty unusual this year," said Sean Leary, the Mountain Hawks coach for 20 seasons. "They were here pretty regularly.
NEWS
May 5, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paranormal Activity is far more than a low-budget, spine-tingling horror film to Dawn Keetley, associate professor of English at Lehigh University. For her, it's a window into "the problems of selfhood. " Why, for instance, does the 2007 flick feature a photograph of the protagonist, Katie, and her boyfriend when the person in the photo is not Katie, the professor asks on her blog. Keetley explains: "The fact that this photograph of Katie is not of Katie heightens the fact that the film in general erodes the very idea that we have a distinct, stable, persistent 'self.' " There's good reason Keetley has become known to some on campus in Bethlehem as the Professor of Horror.
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