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Student group hosts childrens show

One of the great parts of a small area such as Elizabethtown is the ability for members of the community to enjoy what the college has to offer. One such event is slated to take place early next month in Tempest Theatre. Sock & Buskin, a theatre club at Elizabethtown College, is hosting its first ever production of a children’s show on May 4th and 5th. The club plans to take two to three of Shakespeare’s comedies and turn them into children’s shows. The production will be written and directed by members of the club’s leadership team, and will feature some of E-town’s finest actors.

Rachel Saul, ’12 is very excited for this event. According to Saul, historian for Sock & Buskin, “this is the first time [the club has] done something like this. We get to showcase our talented students to an audience which doesn’t usually get to see us.”

Nicole St. Pierre, ’12 is the club’s secretary and is the main playwright. Not only is she looking forward to the production to premiere, she is also enjoying the writing process. St. Pierre is a theatre minor and has written multiple short plays which have been featured both at Elizabethtown College and Millersville University. “I’ve never written for children before, and they are one of the most specific audiences to cater to, so this is a good experience for me as a writer.”

Members of the club are hoping for this to be a successful event. Rachael McQuiggan, ’13 the club’s treasurer and stage manager of the production, had this to say: “I just really want the children to enjoy themselves. We’re putting a lot of effort into this project and hopefully the community will come out to watch us perform. Ultimately, we would like to make this a lasting tradition.”

The children’s theatre production will be performed on Friday, May 4th at 6pm, and Saturday, May 5th at 11am, in Tempest Theatre. The shows are geared for children in elementary school and will run approximately 45 minutes in total. Tickets cost $6 per person, with a family deal at $25 for 5 people, and can be paid with cash or check. Reservations can be made by contacting the club at sockandbuskin@etown.edu.

Seniors Preparing for Next Step

After four years of classes, tests and papers, the real world is finally in sight for the Class of 2012. Some may be continuing their education, while others are preparing to find jobs. Either way, the real world is full of challenges like house hunting, budget management and job preparation that can be overwhelming for the soon to be graduates. Career Services at Elizabethtown College is trying to help seniors prepare for the next step. For the last three years, career services has offered events under their S.T.R.I.V.E. program. S.T.R.I.V.E stands for Senior Transitions: Realized, Identified, Visualized, and Enacted. The program is headed by the Assistant Director of Career Services, Melissa Fitzgerald.

The S.T.R.I.V.E. program hosts eight events throughout the year, four in the fall semester and four in the spring. While the programs vary from year to year based on feedback from the previous class, the program includes topics that Career Services find students are most worried about in the coming years. Some of the recurring topics include budget management, renting after college, understanding HR benefits, and social networking information. S.T.R.I.V.E. also hosts mock interviews in which students can practice questions they could expect in a typical job interview. Since starting in 2009, the program has continued to see a growth in interests, as more seniors start planning for their futures. The job market has gotten much more difficult to break into, and Career Services is trying to help Elizabethtown students have an easier transition into the next stage of their lives.

Matthew Butera, a senior Actuarial Science major, attended four of the panels that S.T.R.I.V.E offered this year. Overall, he thought the program was worthwhile, helping to teach him about topics he had yet to think about when it comes to the job market. Butera said that the Understanding HR Benefits panel was really informative because he didn’t have much knowledge of the topic beforehand. “It was a topic that is rarely discussed until you actually get a job,” Butera said, “but it is extremely important.” He believes that the information that he gained from attending these panels can be directly applied to the job that he will start after graduation.

Stephanie Smith, a senior English Education major, also utilized the S.T.R.I.V.E. events attending five throughout the year. Like Butera, Smith thought highly of the programs put together by Career Services. She really enjoyed the mock interviews because interviews can be a deciding factor in getting a job. “I feel like participating in a mock interview is going to give me more confidence in actual interviews because I was able to perfect my answers and learn some tips about what interviewers are looking for in responses,” Smith said. She also thought that S.T.R.I.V.E. did a good job of attracting students to the panels.  Providing free shirts, gift card raffles and sometimes pizza can get any student who is starting to think about their future to come out and make an effort to enter the real world on the right foot.

Summer Fun at Cygnet Studios

How do you like to relax on a summer day?  Do you enjoy perusing art galleries, evening concerts, or a refreshing iced drink?  If any or all of these apply to you, consider a visit to Cygnet Studios on Market Street, Elizabethtown.  A relaxing and friendly venue in any season, the warmer weather offers a great opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversations on the front porch, or to unwind with a book and beverage in the garden seating area.  Below is a list of some of the events happening this month.  Be sure to check out the complete online calendar regularly at http://www.localendar.com/public/CygnetStudios and consider joining our Facebook group for the latest updates and happenings.

July 2009 Gallery Artist of the Month – Nolan McGuire: “Through Bubbles”

Gallery Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Oil paintings and textural studies on canvas. Artwork on display until the end of July.

Thursday, July 23, 30 – Painting

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Explore ideas and techniques for painting in watercolor, acrylic, oils. Outdoor garden painting as weather permits. Bring your own supplies or purchase from Cygnet Studios as needed. Ages 16 and up. $5 per session.

Friday, July 24 – Clay Sculpture: “Feebus, Finneon and Friends”

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM


Create a clay sculpture of your favorite Pokemon or Badugan character. Bring a picture for reference. Ages 6 and up. Register through http://www.getintogears.org.

Friday, July 24 – Music: neXday, featuring Lane Kohler

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Lane Kohler will perform vocals and guitar at Conewago Coffeehouse in Cygnet Studios.

Saturday, July 25 – Music – Lorenzo Casey

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Lorenzo Casey will perform an eclectic mix of blues, rock and roll, standards, R and B, dance and easy listening songs at Conewago Coffeehouse in Cygnet Studios.

Friday, July 31 – Chair Massage with Julia Kreider

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Relax after a stressful week with a 5-minute ($5) or 10-minute ($10) introductory chair massage.

Annual Senior Citizens Ball

Every year the Elizabethtown Area High School Student Council sponsors a well received Senior Citizen’s Ball. Many Senior Citizens in and around the community come each year and enjoy the fun presented by the council.
This year the theme of the ball is “Walking Through Paris.” All senior citizens are invited to come to the ball and have a wonderful time; gathered with students, friends, and community members!
The event is scheduled for May 22, at 6:30pm, in the high school cafeteria.
No need to be a ballroom dancer! Come and enjoy the fun!
The student council would also like to thank all businesses who have monetarily contributed to this event!
If you would like any tips on some crazy Jitter-Bugging moves, follow this link to a classic video of the jitter-bug!