Lightening the mood: new stand-up comedy open mic begins in Easton

The Easton Comedy Function is on a mission to bring out the comedians in Easton area residents. Held at the Standard in downtown Easton, the open mic comedy night takes place the first and third Wednesday of every month. Amateurs and experienced comedians alike are welcome to perform. Host and creator Mark Evangelista said he “would definitely encourage people who […]

That’s What She Read: Books to fall for

The summer reading round-up continues with “Grief Cottage” by Gail Godwin. Eleven-year-old Marcus goes to live with his reclusive Aunt Charlotte after the sudden death of his mother. Aunt Charlotte is a painter who lives on a small island off the coast of South Carolina. Fiercely independent, prickly and secretive, she nonetheless steps up to shelter […]

Pass the rock: Kia Damon to be the seventh coach of Lafayette Women’s Basketball

After spending the last nine years at Penn State and one year at Cincinnati, Coach Kia Damon was appointed the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Lafayette.  “I chose Lafayette because during the selection process, as I talked to President [Alison] Byerly and the selection committee, it became increasingly clear that the way […]

New exhibit highlights work of visionary inventor

The Williams Center Gallery introduced an exhibit last Friday intended to appeal to majors across campus. The exhibit, titled “Buckminster Fuller: Architect, Engineer, Inventor, Artist,” celebrates the groundbreaking work of American architect Buckminster Fuller. The exhibit showcases thirteen 30×40 framed prints of Fuller’s most noteworthy inventions, each layered with a clear patent on top of a screen-printed photograph […]

College receives grant to focus on history and culture of the Lehigh Valley

The college was awarded a $950,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in June, intended to fulfill several goals established by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges and other organizations including the Easton Area Public Library and the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. The grant will go toward community-based learning and engagement for the faculty, funding for […]