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Four College Presidents See Technology Changing Higher Education's Future

Four area college presidents visited Franklin & Marshall College to discuss the topic of "Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)" at the Nov. 14 Common Hour. F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield introduced the panel that included John Anderson of Millersville University, Carol Lytch of Lancaster Theological Seminary, John "Ski" Sygielski of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and William Griscom of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.


Dancer, Community Activist Returns to F&M to Share Experiences With Students

Stuart Pimsler, a Class of 1971 graduate who, as co-director of the nationally renowned Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, will share his experiences this week while in Franklin & Marshall College residency. He and his co-director wife, Suzanne Costello, will meet with classes on campus Nov. 5, 6 and 8 to discuss using various forms of artistic expression -- from dance and motion to music and storytelling, all of it in performance -- in fields ranging from the arts to public health to writing.


Life's a Wave; How You Ride It is Quantum Physics

Franklin & Marshall College alumnus, author and physicist Kunal Das '95 discusses how to answer questions from business to relationships with quantum physics. Das returns to F&M at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, to explain his theory at a Joint Math Colloquium.


F&M Brings Award-Winning 'Spring Awakening' to Roschel Stage

A Franklin & Marshall College production of the award-winning rock musical "Spring Awakening,"  which will take audiences into the tumultuous world of adolescence and coming of age in 19th-century Germany,   will be presented by the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film Thursday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 27, in Roschel Performing Arts Center.


'Talent Rises In America,' F&M's Porterfield Tells National NBC News Summit on Education

Speaking at a national event Monday that brought together leaders in higher education, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield showcased the College as forceful and deliberate in pursuing efforts to actively seek, prepare and enroll America's untapped academic talent pool -- the low-income, high-achieving student.


F&M Sustainability Week Urges Water Conservation, Waste Reduction

A wild foods workshop, a talk by renowned environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and a trash-inspired fashion show are some of the highlights of Franklin & Marshall College's Sustainability Week, which began Sunday, Sept. 29, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 5.


Porterfield to be Featured Panelist for NBC News 'Education Nation' Summit, Oct. 7

Reflecting Franklin & Marshall College's leadership in initiatives to promote college success for talented students from all backgrounds, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield is one of four college presidents nationwide participating as a panelist in NBC News' 'Education Nation' Summit 2013.


Lancaster County Students Awarded F&M Faculty and Staff Scholarships

Continuing its commitment to providing educational opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College has selected five students from Lancaster County to receive awards through the Franklin & Marshall College Faculty and Professional Staff (FPS) Scholarship Fund. 


Keeping Up With the Joneses: Professor Explores Why We Buy

Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Podoshen studies post-war consumerism and our motivations to buy material goods. In this interview, part of an occasional feature called "Three Questions," Podoshen discusses the relationship between materialism and conspicuous consumption. 


F&M Seeking Tree Campus USA Status for its 'Arboretum'

Six years after Franklin & Marshall College designated a 52-acre portion of the campus an arboretum, the College is advocating for an official botanical recognition, as a "Tree Campus USA" school, from the Arbor Day Foundation.