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Young Center

Donald Kraybill and “The Amish Way” co-author David Weaver-Zercher appeared on Pennsylvania Cable Network’s “PA Books” in December 2010. In January 2011, Kraybill presented “O Victory in Jesus: How the Church Lost its Soul” at the annual board meeting of Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness. At Conrad Grebel College University in February 2011, he presented lectures on Anabaptist topics as the Sawatsky Visiting Scholar in Residence. In March 2011, Kraybill participated in the forum, “Ecumenism from the Margins,” which was held during a meeting of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. In April 2011, he presented “The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World” at the 32nd Annual Lancaster Family History Conference and the 2011 Frederick and Martha Mahan Lecture at Gettysburg College. In addition, Kraybill presented a public lecture at Eastern University and a professional development seminar for Lancaster County (Pa.) law enforcement officers. He penned a post for The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog, titled “An Amish Madoff?”

Staff and Admini strat ion

Jean-Paul Benowitz , Academic Advising, presented the keynote address, “President Wilson’s Six Months in Paris: 1919, Versailles, and the League of Nations,” at the 85th Woodrow Wilson Birthday Association of Cumberland County (Pa.) in December 2011. John Craig , Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, informed a story about turmoil in the Middle East in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.). Susan Darling , Mail Services, taught a workshop on collages at Garth Gallery in March 2011. In addition, Darling and Kathryn Kellie , Information and Technology Services, exhibited their artwork at Elizabethtown College from January until March 2011.

Matt Heffelfinger , Marketing and Communications, earned his master’s degree in sport management, with a concentration in sports administration, from Millersville University. Jacob Keeler ’09 , Alumni Relations, was awarded a professional development scholarship

from the National Educational Alumni Trust. Theodore Long , President, published a review of “Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence,” by James Martin and James Samels, in the journal Planning for Higher Education.

Gale Martin , S. Dale High Center, read her fiction at Out Loud Lit in December 2010. Wendy Martin , Science in Motion ; Nancy Fritz Valkenburg ’71 , Civic Engagement, and Kathleen Blouch, Education, presented “Successful Science with Service-Learning: Science in Motion is Civically Engaged!” at the December 2010 Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) convention. W. Martin also presented “ Science in Motion Drives Discovery” at the December 2010 PSTA convention and the March 2011 National Science Teachers Association conference. Mike McGrann , S. Dale High Center,

presented “Lessons in Competitiveness from Family Businesses” to the Lancaster-Sunrise Rotary Club in January 2011, “Strategic Planning—The Familiness Advantage” as a visiting faculty member at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business in March 2011, and “How Family Businesses Outperform Non-Family Businesses” to a regional consortium of the Lancaster (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce in April 2011. He also published “Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Next Generation” in a March 2011 edition of the Central Penn Business Journal.

Donna Talarico , Marketing and Communications, presented “Bricks to Clicks” at a November 2010 S. Dale High Center for Family Business seminar and informed an iVillage article on adult education.

Students Part ici pate in Mid-Atlant ic European Union S imulat ion

Elizabethtown students enjoyed a realistic look at European Union decision-making during the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation.

As participants in the experiential-learning opportunity, the students served either as policymakers from the Irish government or as Irish members of the European Parliament. Led by Assistant Professor of Political Science Oya Ozkanca (shown back row, fourth from L), the team included (back row, L to R) Abdullah Ata ’12, Spencer O’Dowd ’11, Oriol Pou Marti, Paul Whitman ’13, Seth Nelson, (front row, L to R) Matthew Cheyne ’13, Melanie Weyant ’11, Hannah Desmond ’12, Noelle Babilya ’11 and Nathan Smith ’11. Nelson was elected president of the European People’s Party, the largest political group in the European Parliament, for the three-day simulation.

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