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Etown Student and Faculty Win National Awards

Eric Woltkamp (pictured above on the left), a senior Communications major at Elizabethtown College, received a national award for his video project “Bored”. He won third place in the Broadcast Education Association video competition in the Music Video category, and was honored at BEA’s national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see the sequel to Eric’s award winning video on YouTube.

Dr. Kirsten Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at Elizabethtown, was honored by BEA for a paper she wrote. Her paper titled “Increasing Perceived Credibility on Citizen Journalism Web Sites” won second place in the Communications Technology division. She presented her paper at the convention.

Black Gryphon Introduces New Menu

The Black Gryphon restaurant on 54 Mt. Gretna Rd┬ácelebrated the entry of spring with the introduction of our Spring menu. We are featuring seasonal salads, “wachos”, veal, beef tenderloin, sea bass, lasagna and much, much more on our Lunch and Dinner menus. Come in and experience a relaxing atmosphere, happy hour features Wednesday-Friday from 5-7 pm and our very own Chocolate Hot Wings!

Visit our website at to learn more about our menus, kid’s menus, desserts, weekly features and our live monthly entertainment. Also, join us for our Happy Hour for $1 off drinks and 1/2 price small plates with a 2 drink minimum (at the bar only). Experience our all you can eat Fish & Chips on Wednesday nights and our all you can eat fresh spaghetti with our very own family sauce recipe on Thursday nights.

The Launch Event

The launch event for the citizen journalism web site,, was held at Conewago Coffee on Market Street in Etown on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6 p.m.

Several students showed up for the event. They were given cards promoting the we-town site to give to other students they knew. Cards were also handed out to many community members. They were told about the site and encouraged to register and post stories.

Citizen journalism is a form of community storytelling, it has been defined in academic circles, by Bowman and Willis, as ordinary citizens who don’t have any formal journalism training posting stories to sites.

Launching a CJ site is a grassroots effort…so spread the word!