Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Check out these local job openings if you're looking for work in the Palmer-Forks and Easton areas.
Need a job? This might be the place to start. Every week, we scour local help wanted ads to find employers in the Palmer/Forks area that have openings. This weeks companies include Lafayette College, Easton Hospital, and Dixie. Insurance Verifier Full-Time Toddler Teacher Pallet Dock Worker General Laborer Office Assistant Landscape Designer MIG Welders Auto Body Painter Automotive Service Technician Licesened Cosmotologist and Nail Technician Certified Personal Trainers Telemarketing Medical Assistant Housekeeper CDL (Class A or B Driver) Exerienced Carpenter Administrative Assistant
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Lafayette College will present a lecture by former President Jimmy Carter in April.
Former President Jimmy Carter is coming to Lafayette College in April, the school announced Tuesday. Carter's Monday, April 22 address will inaugurate the college’s Robert and Margaret Pastor Annual Lecture Series in International Affairs. He will be the second major political figure to speak at the college this spring. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is due to give Lafayette's annual Lives of Liberty lecture later this year. Their speeches follow ones from Vice President Joe Biden last May, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 2011. Winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, Carter will speak at 4 p.m. about his work on behalf of human rights, democracy and peace at the Carter Center, which he founded in 1982. Information on …
Black History Month programs are planned for Lafayette College, the Sigal Museum.
We've marked February as Black History Month in America for nearly 90 years. (Although it began as "Black History Week.") If you're interested in observing it in any way this year, here are some possibilities around Palmer and Forks Townships and Easton: 1. In 1906, a black man name Ed Johnson was convicted of raping a white woman in Tennessee and lynched. It's the type of thing that happened with horrible regularity in American history, but there are things about the case -- and its aftermath -- that made it unique. Find out more about this history-making court case with a talk Tuesday at Lafayette College by author Mark Curriden, whose book "Contempt of Court" explores Johnson's lynching. That's due to happen at 5:30 p.m. in Kirby Hall …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Weekly job postings for Forks and Palmer Townships and Easton.
Looking for a job? Each week, we look at places like Craigslist and Indeed to see who's hiring around Palmer and Forks Townships and Easton. This week's companies include Liberty Tax Service, Easton Hospital, and Lafayette College. Manager, Liberty Tax Service Cost Accountant Part-Time Office Assistant Receptionist/Cashier Air Quality Scientist Inside Sales/Customer Service Part-Time Afternoon Teacher Spanish Tutoring/Childcare Experienced Line Cooks Machine Operator, Third Shift Extrusion Operator Physician's Office Coordinator Purchasing Assistant Secretary II
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Alison Byerly named new president of Easton-based Lafayette College, replacing Daniel Weiss.
Alison Byerly has been named the new president of Lafayette College, the school announced Wednesdsay morning. Byerly, who will take office July 1, replacing current President Daniel Weiss, who is stepping down to become president of Haverford College. She is also the first female president of an inistitutation that began admitting women in 1970. In a news release, Byerly said she was "excited by the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and ambitious institution." "As an undergraduate college that encompasses both the traditional liberal arts and a strong engineering program, Lafayette provides an extraordinary range and depth of opportunities to students, yet it remains deeply committed to the highly individualized, one-on-one mentoring that…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Easton-based college expected to make announcement Wednesday.
Lafayette College will announce its new president Wednesday morning, the school said in a news release Tuesday. The college's 17th president is "a native of the Philadelphia area and a graduate of its schools," the release said. The annoucement will come at 9 a.m. on theschool's website. The new president will be introduced to the campus at 4 p.m. Current president Daniel Weiss, who has been at Lafayette since 2005, is due to step down later this year to become president of Haverford College.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Former British Prime Minister to give college's Lives of Liberty speech in spring 2013.
Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain, will deliver Lafayette College’s Lives of Liberty Lecture in the spring of 2013. Blair, who served as Britian's leader from 1997 to 2007, is the second world figure to give the annual address. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the school in May. Originally begun to celebrate the college's namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, the lecture series "features accomplished individuals whose lives embody the ideals of the Marquis in the world today," the school said on its website. Details in the exact date/location of the lecture, as well as ticket information, have yet to be announced.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The College Hill-based college owns athletic fields in Forks Township near the airport.
Lafayette College, a stone's throw away in College Hill, owns some land in Forks Township, including a spot for a garden and another for athletic fields. So it makes sense that the college might want to purchase nearby Braden Airpark to expand its facilities. That's what some Forks Township officials mentioned at a recent meeting when the airpark, one of the properties pondered for sale by the Lehigh Valley Airport Authority, once again became the hot topic. Forks Township officials are wondering what will become of the airpark if it is sold and is asking the airport authority for input and a discussion. But Lafayette College officials are mum on their interest over the airpark, according to the Easton Express-Times. According to a …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Our weekly look at which companies around town need new workers.
Looking for a job? Each week, we look at places like Craigslist and Indeed to see who's hiring around Palmer and Forks Townships and Easton. This week's employers include Easton Hospital, Lafayette College, and the learning center at the Third Street Alliance. Pharmacy Technician Development Associate Medical Assistant Custodian Tax Preparer Product Desginer Teacher Assistant Waiter/Waitress Bar Manager Dental Receptionist Dental Assistant Property Manager Bus Driver/Teachers' Aide
Sunday, November 18, 2012
150th anniversary Lehigh-Lafayette game to be played in New York City in 2014.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
For its 150th anniversary, the Lehigh-Lafayette game is going to New York City. The schools' presidents announced Saturday that The Rivalry -- as it's known -- will be played at Yankee Stadium in 2014. It's the first time in more than a century that Lafayette College and Lehigh University will be facing off at a neutral site. "This important milestone for the most-played football rivalry in the country will be celebrated at our nation’s most iconic sports facility,” Lafayette President Daniel Weiss said in a statement on the school website. “Our fans deserve nothing less, and our student-athletes will remember this day for the rest of their lives.” Weiss and Lehigh President Alice Gast made the announcement Saturday morning before the …