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Learning Services & Tutoring at Elizabethtown College

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As part of Elizabethtown College’s Center for Student Success, Learning Services strives to help students be academically successful.

Learning Services offers tutoring for writing specific courses, as well as assistance with study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. Tutoring provided by Learning Services is mostly through peer tutors.

Learning Services Director Lynne Davies explained how students can go about getting a tutor.

Students can email or they can call. Most students actually just walk in because we have a book where they can sign up, so they can request a tutor for a particular course that they’re taking.

Student tutors often find that assisting their peers helps them to sharpen their own skills. International student Paul Lecurieux-Lafayette explained how tutoring others has helped him in his own studies.

I can look at their approach of how they’re learning when I’m teaching them vocabulary or grammar, and it’s helping myself to study.

One of the students Paul tutors is Gillian Engelbrecht, a junior who’ll soon be studying abroad in France. She explained how working with Paul has helped her to prepare for the trip.

I think it’s prepared me because Paul’s been helping me practice talking about things that I would need to know in France, and he’s been sharing with me about France so that I’ll be better prepared when I’m there.

Over 250 peer tutors are registered to help with more than 200 Elizabethtown College courses. A list of current tutors is available in Learning Services.

Students can sign up for tutors in Learning Services or call the office at 717-361-1185.  The service is free for full-time students and $7.75 an hour for part-time students.

Learning Services is located in rooms 226 to 239 of the Baugher Student Center.

 

New Club on Campus: Social Enterprise

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The Social Enterprise Club is in its first semester here at Elizabethtown College. Sponsored by the Social Enterprise Institute, the club’s objective is to generate at least 20 business ideas per year. The top ideas will then be passed along to the Institute for consideration. Their goal is to inspire students to become more socially responsible. The Social Enterprise Club is open to students from all majors and is hoping to expand in the near future. They meet twice per month on Thursdays at 7pm in the Brinser Lecture Room.

K-Pop Club Now an Official Registered Club on Campus

The Korean Pop Culture organization on campus is celebrating its first year as an official registered club. The group is called K-Pop club for short. They focus on learning about South Korean music, film, dance, and culture. K-Pop Club president Zoe Robinson emphasized the fact that the club advocates for multicultural acceptance and understanding. They are looking to expand in coming semesters by holding more Korean cultural events. K-Pop Club meets Friday evenings from 5-6pm in Nicarry room 204.

Local Youth Center Gets a Major Facelift

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An organization in Elizabethtown is working to better the lives of local youth.

Cornerstone Ministries was established in 1998 and made its transition to a Youth Center in 2004. They offer homework help, recreational activities, and a large indoor skate park to local youth to give them a fun, safe environment.

The past few years have been filled with major construction at their facility, which was originally a large warehouse. They were able to raise over seven-hundred-fifty-thousand dollars from the community to renovate and customize the space.

Cornerstone’s Executive Director John Myers explained just a few of the renovations that took place.

Obviously there was a major facelift to the outside of the building as well as raising the ceiling in the skate park, and actually a brand new floor as well so that they would have a smooth surface to skate on.

The ministry can be contacted through their website at www.cornerstoneetown.org.

E-fit’s Pound classes are helping students stay healthy and active

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E-fit is helping Elizabethtown College students stay healthy and active. They now offer many exercise classes designed to motivate students to take control of their personal health.

E-fit is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. It features a variety of fitness classes such as Pound, Zumba, kickboxing, and yoga. E-fit’s Erin Kelly explains the role that the program has at the College:

“We’re just really focusing on trying to get students to work out more and be more involved. By doing that, by having the class, we hope that we can make it fun.”

Their most popular class is Pound, a high-energy workout where students slam bright green drumsticks on the floor to the beat of current pop and rock songs.

Those who attend the class can expect cardio and aerobic exercises that target many areas of the body. Pound instructor Jess Schultz says that the class is great for people who want a good workout at their own pace:

“Pound might seem intimidating at first, but it’s a lot of fun. Anyone can modify it to be whatever level is right for them. Even when I started doing this class, I had been in a wheelchair for four years before that. Anyone can do it!”

Many have found that Pound is an effective alternative to going to the gym alone. E-fit representative Erin Kelly explained the unique way that Pound got started:

“Basically it came from a girl who was a drummer, and she was sick of kinda sitting in her chair, so she would drum on her drums while she was squatting.”

E-fit has also increased the number of classes per week and begun a rewards program to give students incentive to come out and try it.

E-fit began holding Pound classes just four years ago. Since then they’ve become one of their most popular classes. Dates, times and locations can be found on the E-Town campus calendar. Reporting for ECTV, I’m Kacie Hallman.

For more information about what E-fit has to offer, visit www.etown.edu.