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Bethlehem Summer Fun Times

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:08
With summer approaching, are you longing to take advantage of the break from teaching and seminars to do something fun? Do you have a vitamin D deficiency from reading indoors all winter? It’s time to get outside for those summertime funtimes! How to spend this precious time, though… Sometimes, Bethlehem gets a bad rap– the […]

What’s Happening? May 2017

Mon, 2017-05-01 12:00
Hello Summer! We have only 3 weeks left in the Spring Semester and although things are winding down across campus there are still several events you should schedule time to attend. Monday, May 1 at 5:30 – Lehigh Review Release … Continue reading →

A Conversation with Prof. Betsy Fifer

Sun, 2017-04-30 12:23
After more than forty years of mentoring and inspiring students at Lehigh, Professor Betsy Fifer has decided the time has come for a change. She will be retiring at the end of the spring semester. She was one of the … Continue reading →

Tips to Manage that End of Semester Workload

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:00
We’ve hit that point in the semester when it’s time to roll up your sleeves and put the pedal to the metal. Classes become hectic as you’re responsible for keeping up with reading loads and researching and producing papers simultaneously. … Continue reading →

Want Food, Will Travel

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:00
Dining options in the near vicinity of Lehigh can leave much to be desired – Molly’s gets tired quickly, and the atmosphere of Broadway Social can transform from a pleasant restaurant to a busy nightclub in the blink of an … Continue reading →

The Buzzfeed Post

Tue, 2017-04-18 14:08
Here at Drown Unbound, we’re feeling the end-of-semester crunch quite strongly, and you probably are too. So we thought we’d have a little fun with it. For one post only, we’re becoming Buzzfeed. I’ve got a list of gifs here. … Continue reading →

The Revolutionary Sisters’ Tea

Fri, 2017-04-14 15:14
  Synergy was achieved a few weeks ago when Lehigh played host to the most radical tea party since Sam Adams and friends got busy in Boston Harbor. Four women who have played leading roles in some of the most … Continue reading →

Tips for Writing a Masters Thesis

Wed, 2017-04-12 18:10
While primarily intended for students completing a masters thesis, this post might also interest those writing seminar papers or other projects, such as scholarly articles or essays. These seven tips, thoughts, and provocations derive from my own successes and failures, good … Continue reading →

What’s Happening: April 2017

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:00
We have finally approached the final full month of the spring semester and things are likely getting completely out of hand. Remember self care and check out one or all of these exciting events! Tuesday April 4 at 7pm: Stephanie … Continue reading →

Lehigh Spaces: The Writing and Math Center

Mon, 2017-04-03 09:02
Welcome to the Writing and Math Center! Here, students can find free writing and math help from experienced tutors, with half-hour appointments up to twice a week for writing and regular, weekly appointments for math.* Here, students enter with their assignment sheet … Continue reading →

Film Club Review: A Bunch of Movies

Tue, 2017-03-28 16:51
It’s been forever! What’s wrong with us? Business, basically. I am utterly sorry, but the fun thing is that we’re gonna recap everything in one big go. It’s gonna be crazy, especially with the crop of movies we have to … Continue reading →

Anticipating Accepted Students Day

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:00
In anticipation of Accepted Students Day on March 22nd, I sat down with some seasoned graduate students to gather their advice for how to best prepare for a campus visit. As a first year Ph.D. student and a second year … Continue reading →

Film Club Reviews: The Seventh Seal and The World’s End

Mon, 2017-03-06 12:00
At first, second, and third glance, these two movies have nothing in common. The first, The Seventh Seal, is a black and white Swedish film from 1957 which uses the black plague as a background for a consideration of death, … Continue reading →

What’s Happening?: March 2017

Sun, 2017-03-05 13:00
They say March is the busiest month. Do they? Maybe. Around here it is, apparently. Talks and recruitment day and a conference, oh my! We’ve got something for everyone, so see what part of that something is for you in … Continue reading →

On Teaching Resistance

Sun, 2017-03-05 12:00
While drafting my English 2 proposal and planning my course last October, I had no idea how painfully relevant the overall theme would be, come spring semester. My English 2 focuses on the rhetoric of resistance: “Our section of English … Continue reading →

Drown Recap: Oral History Workshop with Mary Marshall Clark

Fri, 2017-03-03 15:56
On February 17th & 18th, scholars from the Lehigh community were treated to an opportunity to participate in a workshop on the theories, methods, and practice of oral history led by acclaimed oral historian Mary Marshall Clark. Clark is the … Continue reading →

Literature & Social Justice Keynote

Fri, 2017-02-10 12:00
This year, thanks to generous support from the English Department, the Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will host its first external keynote speaker: Dr. Kavita Daiya. Dr. Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the … Continue reading →

Drown Recap: Multimodal Workshop

Tue, 2017-02-07 14:00
On January 19th a crowd of instructors gathered for an informative workshop led by assistant professor Dr. Brooke Rollins and featuring presentations by Dr. Amardeep Singh and Dr. Nicole Batchelor. For those unable to attend the event, we here at … Continue reading →

Rally Recap: It’s not a Moment, It’s the Movement

Sun, 2017-02-05 14:48
Last Tuesday (January 31st) I had the privilege of attending a rally with my friends, colleagues, and students at Lehigh University. The purpose of the rally was to protest President Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from specific nations and … Continue reading →
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