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Cre-ate - verb

to evolve from one's own thought or imagination

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Kelly Clayton '12 and Chelsea Decker '12 could have stopped at the concept; that is all they needed to create for their magazine class. Instead, they actually launched Tru(4)ia, a print and online magazine dedicated to eco-friendly fashion.

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Sup-port - noun

a person or thing that gives aid or assistance

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Help when you need it: The Center for Student Success at Elizabethtown College offers a suite of services to help students reach their potential, from academic advising to tutoring and accessibility.

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Ex-cel - verb

to surpass others; do extremely well

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An actuary has for the past few years consistently topped the list of top-paying, in-demand careers. Actuarial science major Matthew Butera '12 has excelled in this demanding curriculum and already passed one of the rigorous industry-required exams.

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La-bor-a-tory - noun

a building or part of a building equipped to conduct scientific experiments, test, etc.

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Our labs go beyond Bunsen burners and beakers. Lake Placida is more than a scenic stop on campus; it serves as a living lab for environmental experiments. Field studies also extend to campus gardens, fields and local nature preserves.

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Re-search - verb

diligent and systematic inquiry into a subject

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Research isn't just for term papers! Many E-town students embark on meaningful research projects and present results on campus or across the country. Dr. Jean Pretz, assistant professor of psychology, enjoys involving her students in her research into human creativity.

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Men-tor - noun

a wise and trusted counselor or teacher

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Profs to peers. At E-town, you will have a faculty advisor and likely work closely with another professor or two on a research project. And you will also have peer mentors, upperclassmen who are trained to help first-year students transition from high school to college life.

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Pas-sion - noun

a strong of extravagant fondness

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English Professor Dr. David C. Downing turned his passion for C.S. Lewis into several books about the man behind the Chronicles of Narnia, including a historical novel, Looking for the King. Also a Civil War buff, Downing published A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy.

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Per-form - verb

to accomplish any action involving skill or ability, as before an audience

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It all adds up. Ryan Stadel '13 doesn't have stage fright, which is quite a plus for the future middle school math teacher. Whether his performance is a monologue in a play, a solo in show choir or a lesson on fractions, he is at home in front of a crowd.

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Mer-it - noun

something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation

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It pays to be a high achiever. Elizabethtown College awards more than $26 million each year in merit-based scholarships and grants.

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Ho-nors - noun

an advanced course of study for superior students

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The E-town elite. The selective Elizabethtown College Honors Program offers a challenging, interdisciplinary academic experience, including special honors-only classes, an honors council, field trips, private computer labs and study rooms.

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Skel-e-ton - noun

a supporting framework

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Dr. Elizabeth Newell, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, shares her office with skeletons and skulls; after all, her research interests include dental anthropology. Through mentoring research projects, she also serves as a skeleton, of sorts, for students.

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Ex-per-i-ment - noun

a test or investigation

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Hands-on learning. Students in Dr. Diane Bridge's Introduction to Biological Sciences II course ventured out into campus fields for a group assignment: design an experiment that shows how leaf structure is affected by environmental factors.

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