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JUNIATA A Magazine Published by Juniata College Office of Admission

Juniata’s Wardrobe How Does Networking Work? Beyond Basics:

Juniata’s Awesome Classes

Dorm Room Dirt:

Decorating Tips, Inspiration and Disco Balls

Harvesting Lessons:

Juniata Students Grow Sustainability

Winter ’11

Visit Juniata

Touring Colleges: Freshman Tell How Visits Guided Them to Juniata By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

Pat Oelschlager ’14

Lola Lesi ’14

What was the most difficult thing about both looking for colleges and visiting? The most difficult thing about searching for a college for me was finding a place where I could receive a high-quality education in my field and where I could feel at home. I wanted a place where I could study environmental science but also where I could apply my love for the environment—somewhere with places to hike, hunt, fish and go outdoors to apply what I learn in class.

What was the most difficult thing about looking at colleges? It was difficult deciding what school to go to because each had something interesting about them that I really liked. And, I was unable to visit. But, in the education center I attended in Lagos, Nigeria, the education adviser had visited Juniata and said it was a really nice school. I checked it out and liked it.

Photo: Candice Hersh

Any particular reason? The POE system interested me. I’m doing a program combining math and economics. I thought it would be interesting to see how I could combine both subjects. Also, I met some people through Juniata’s Facebook page who were very nice and welcoming.

What did you like best about visiting Juniata? I was very impressed when I had a chance to sit in on classes and talk to students and professors. I could get a better feel for campus life at Juniata.

How to Visit

Open Houses

What was the one thing that really sealed the deal and made you want to come to Juniata? The deciding factor for me was the fact that people at Juniata are excited to have me here. Other schools gave the impression that I should be impressed with them and want to attend, but at Juniata I felt as though they were impressed by me and wanted to have me as part of their community.

Students and their families can schedule a personal visit or attend one of many Open Houses scheduled throughout the year. To schedule your personal visit, please call at least one week in advance. • During the summer months, you can schedule personal visits Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2011 January — Monday, Jan. 24 Winter — Monday, Feb. 21 Spring — Saturday, Mar. 19 Junior — Saturday, Apr. 9 Summer — Saturday, July 23

What’s unique about Juniata? I most enjoy all the fun traditions like Mountain Day, Lobsterfest and—right now— Madrigal. Tenting is a blast! I am also part of the swing dancing and archery clubs. And the activities hosted by JAB and Juniata Presents have some really cool shows and activities that I have had the pleasure of attending.


POE: mathematics and economics Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria Photo: Candice Hersh

POE: wildlife conservation Hometown: Sellersville, Pa.

• During the academic year, you can schedule visits Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Overnight visits during the academic year for high school seniors or transfer students may be scheduled while classes are in session, with the exception of Friday and Saturday nights, holidays, and final exam periods. A two-week notice is strongly encouraged.

Special Interest Days Theatre — Sunday, Feb. 20 International Perspectives Overnight — Sunday, Feb. 27 & Monday, Feb. 28

For more information or to schedule your visit: 1-877-JUNIATA (toll free) 814-641-3428

Juniata College is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences founded by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1876. Juniata’s mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

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Dorm Room Dirt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Starting the admissions process?

Seven Books to Read Before College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Michelle Bartol, Dean of Enrollment (814) 641-3432,

Meeting my counselor? Juniata’s Awesomest Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Baker 101: The Dish on Dining Hall Eats . . . . . 8 Close-up of a Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Harvesting Lessons: Juniata Students Grow Sustainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Dig This: Juniata Students Help Find Colonial Fort . . . . . . . 11 Faith in Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Pat Chamberlain, Prospective Student Specialist, (814) 641-3419,

Arranging a visit? Pamela Zilch, Campus Visit Coordinator (814) 641-3428,

Scholarship opportunities? Terri Bollman, Director of Enrollment Operations (814) 641-3424,

Financial aid and planning? Valerie Rennell, Director of Student Financial Planning (814) 641-3142,

Turn It Up: International Students Broadcast Essays . . . . . 13 Juniata’s Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

JUNIATA Wizards, Warlocks and

Michelle Bartol, Dean of Enrollment

Rockband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Genna Welsh Kasun ’06, Editor

How Does Networking Work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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Juniata Associate Writer Caitlin Bigelow ’11

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Juniata Scholarships . . . . . Inside Back Cover Cover photo: Photo by Andy Waplinger ’11


Juniata is published by the Juniata College Office of Admission and is a biannual magazine. Please send change of address to: Juniata College, Enrollment Center, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Juniata College, as an educational institution and employer, values equality of opportunity and diversity. The College is an independent, privately supported co-educational institution committed to providing a liberal arts education to qualified students regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. Its policies comply with requirements of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972 and all other applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and guidelines.


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Anthony Glossner ’14, Alex Shope ’12 and David Grim ’12 show off their Cloister crib.


Dorm Room Dirt: Decorating Tips, Inspiration and Disco Balls Reporting and Photography by Caitlin Bigelow ’11

From Dirt Devils to disco balls, Juniata students describe the essentials of their dorms, favorite decorating ideas, and their fantasy roommates. So where do you live on campus? Alex Shope, biology ’12: We live in the basement of Cloister, a.k.a. “The Farm.” We wanted to live here because of the location: it’s in the middle of campus. And we also liked how much space there was. We like to hang out.

But….why was it called The Farm? David: I guess because of the

Did you guys have a game plan for decorating? David: Well, all the flags were part of the plan from the beginning. Whenever we traveled we bought flags from the countries we were in. From there we added posters and signs we liked and we all brought stuff. If you had $500 to spend for the room what would you buy? Alex: Oh, we’d get a sweet wraparound couch…or maybe two! A stereo system, a disco ball, and we’d try and bribe Will Ferrell to room with us. But, we’d make him bunk his bed. Could you really get all that for 500 bucks? Alex: Craigslist. You can get anything on Craigslist.

“Well, my roommate

brought her tent up and we were just sitting here and had the idea to fit the poles into where the bed bunk pins go and then drape her sari over it. It’s pretty crazy that it fit so well.” —Kelsey Myers ’13

talks about the canopy she and her roommate erected above the bed in their Lesher Hall double.


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The Farm? David Grim, international politics ’12): Well, this summer I worked in the state capital and I met a Juniata alumnus, Tom Creighton ’67, who is a state representative. He found out I went to Juniata and asked where I was living. I told him the basement of Cloister and he said, “Oh, you mean The Farm!” Turns out he lived there also while going here and that’s what they called it.

wooden beams in the ceiling. We liked the name though and are trying to bring it back.

think • Academics

Seven Books to Read Before College By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

We asked English professors Amy Mathur ’96 and Will Dickey to recommend seven books students should read before coming to college. 1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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Certainly the book suggests that we open the world and enrich our lives when we try new things—a key to college learning. More importantly though, Sam-I-Am reminds college freshmen that even when they meet obstacles here and there, persistence breeds success.


challenge the belief systems that their families and communities shaped for them. This novel speaks to the nature of belief in everything from God to the self. 3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mushin Hamid Bias, perspective, prejudices, discovery… all are represented in the book as things to grapple with in collegiate learning. 4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau Defiance and degrees of acceptance in regards to social constructs and consciousnesses are presented in order to find one’s self and voice amidst the cacophony of others.

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

5. 1984 by George Orwell

College is a time when many students begin to question or

Somewhat clichéd reading for undergrads anymore, but

nonetheless crucial concepts for members of a “free society,” who should challenge social norms and political decisions, keeping in line with what Juniata’s motto claims: “Truth Sets Free.” 6. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman A fast, interesting read that details an unusual relationship between a former Olympic athlete and an auto mechanic, which reveals that some of the seemingly greatest disappointments and failures in life turn out to be the catalysts for the greatest achievements. 7. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass The title speaks for itself as to the importance: a human struggle to overcome, achieve and change injustices. One of the ultimate examples of “Think, Evolve, Act.”

Beyond Basics: Juniata’s Awesome Classes By Caitlin Bigelow ’11 Photo By Edward Sinnes ’12

When Juniata students were asked to name their No. 1, absolute favorite class, they had a hard time giving just one answer. So we pushed a little and asked for the name of that class that they found so interesting, inspiring, exciting that they looked forward to it at the beginning of every week. Then, we compiled a list that represents only a small portion of Juniata’s coolest classes, according to us—the students. Politics and Film: Bennett Rea ’11, Oakmont, Pa. “The class gives you a chance to do really interesting film analysis beyond ‘Shrek 4 was okay’ or ‘Paranormal Activity made me an insomniac for three nights.’ We talk about really broad political and philosophical issues brought up by great films, new and old.” Art of Bookmaking: Anne Wakabayashi ’11, El Cajon, Calif. “Like any college student, a Juniata student spends their life surrounded by books, for class, for research, for fun. However, we never take the time to really look at what a book is and what a book can be. Bookmaking is a class where you concentrate on how to bind them, how to case them—all the principles behind what makes a book a book. What makes this class unique though is it expands the definition of what a book can be. A book can be inside a camera or a water bottle, have no words, have only words, be a single image that says a thousand words, open left to right, right to left, up,

down, sideways. It can really be anything you want it to be, and seeing something so mundane in a new light is what sets this class apart.” International Economic Issues: Elizabeth Van Blarcom ’11, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. “Let’s face it, International Economic Issues doesn’t exactly fit the bill for a thrilling over-the-top class, which is why I was so surprised to find it was easily my favorite class at Juniata. This class shed light on economics in a whole new light and for the first time I found myself connecting related concepts, finding the missing pieces and grasping globalization and economics as a larger full-scale picture.” Remote Field Course (RFC): Tyler Morelli ’11, Huntingdon, Pa. “Prepare yourself for breathtaking sights and unreal experiences. Remote Field Course is a two-part class. The first focuses on a two-credit lecture; the second is a 17-day camping trip in the Southwestern United States. You can choose different modules to focus on and I chose geology, psychology, and physics, which meant I spent my time climbing mountains, riding an assault vehicle to 13,000 feet to test the effects of elevation on our cognition and whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.”

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Special Feature

Baker 101:

The Dish on Dining Hall Eats

Reporting and Photography by Caitlin Bigelow ’11


ood is a quintessential part of our lives. It helps define us socially and culturally, and hey, it usually tastes pretty good too. So for some the transition from Mom’s overcooked dry meatloaf to an unending line of buffet-style eating, tons of choices and the addition of all your best friends at the dinner table is the best thing that’s ever happened. Here are a few of students’ favorite additions to the dining table:

Pasta Bake “I love pasta bakes on cold days. There is something about the combination of melted cheese, tomato sauce and pasta that just warms me up and makes me happy.” —Katrina Woods ’14

Wraps “I like eating wraps because it’s a healthy alternative, I can put whatever I want in it, and they always switch it up and have different specials.” —Ezra Cassel ’12

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Cookie Platter “This started as a soccer team tradition. For a teammate’s birthday we wanted to get creative in Baker so we took a big plate, filled it with cookies, heated them up in the microwave (that’s an essential part) and then scooped Butterfinger and cookie dough ice cream on top of the gooey warm cookies. Top it off with sprinkles…it’s really good!” —Lauren Brant ’11 8

Build Your Own Stir Fry “This gives you complete control of what you eat. You just heat your skillet, add what you want and enjoy. All the ingredients are laid out right in front of you. Would you like garlic, onions, noodles, pineapple, spinach…no spinach?” —Elizabeth Linde ’11


of a Collector

Quintin Hess ’11

POE: theatre creation Number of DVDs in collection: 402

By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

Why have you collected so many DVDs? I found out that I could get entire TV seasons on DVD in 1999. After getting my first few for Christmas, I started getting more and more from different used DVD stores. Movies are a good way to spend time with friends and I just love going back and re-watching something from my childhood or seeing a classic for the first time and learning about the time period through the film. I’m also a sucker for bonus features. Was it difficult to transport them all to campus and store them in your dorm room? It wasn’t very difficult. I started putting them into binders a few years before college and even though my collection has expanded

since then I only need to buy another binder every so often. Last year I decided to buy a green trunk to keep the binders in one, lockable place. It’s very heavy though— around 70 pounds I’d say—so it is difficult bringing it upstairs by myself. How do you prefer to watch your collection? With friends? During parties? Just for background noise? Alone? Marathon style? My friends and I watch movies together on occasion. I feel like we can be like the people from Mystery Science Theater 3000 we make so many comments on the movies. We usually celebrate each others’ birthdays with a movie, and I watch some movies or TV shows with my roommate from time to time.

Spaced: The complete series This is a British TV show by the incredible comedy team that brought Hot Fuzz and Sean of the Dead to the world. The jokes are brilliant. This show only lasted 3 short seasons but that does not mean that it ends in a contrived way. I’m looking at you, Firefly.

Cannibal: The Musical This satire of the Rogers and Hammerstein style musical is made by one of the creators of South Park, Trey Parker. I had heard that some might think it would be as “lewd” and “tasteless” as the show, but in fact it is simply hysterical in the way it captures every nuance of the genre. That this was made on a $30,000 or so budget makes it even more amazing. And yes, it is a musical about a cannibal.

Firefly: The complete series I know I just insulted it, but even though they didn’t finish the story arc, it was still a very unique and lively show. It was incredible how real a world the show’s creator, the infamous Joss Whedon of Buffy and Angel fame, made for his equally wellrounded characters.

The complete Mr. Bean Collection While I do not own this on DVD, I feel I should mention it. I never really understood it growing up but I just recently decided to give it another try and I am certainly glad I did. What I missed growing up was the sheer magnitude of detail they invested in the character of Mr. Bean. 9

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Quintin’s Picks

Photo: Caitlin Bigelow ’11

evolve • Experience

Elly Engle ’12 poses while plucking a fresh tomato she raised alongside other veggies that the campus dining services are using during their catering gigs.

Photo: Andy Waplinger ’12

Harvesting Lessons:

Juniata Students Grow Sustainability

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By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

Expert foodies and novice Food Network fans alike know that the current food trend is to eat locally and act globally. Two Juniata students have taken that seed of an idea and put it into practice by starting an organic garden on campus. “When I was a freshman, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time focusing on what I was eating,” says Elly Engle ’12, of Penns Valley, Pa., who started the garden with another student, Chesney Richter ’12, of Pueblo, Colo. “When Chesney and I were taking (a) botany (course) we were looking 10

for a semester-long project and we chose to create a garden.” Located on a patch of ground behind Brumbaugh Academic Center, the new garden features 45 different varieties and crops ranging from heirloom tomatoes to potatoes to jalapeno peppers. “The garden has been something the students have wanted to do for a long time. We’ve delivered tomatoes, squash and peppers and the dining halls have served the vegetables during the summer to students attending camps on campus,” Engle says. At 700 square feet, the entire garden is not

capable of Del Monte-like output, but the gardeners have received commitments from Sodexo Inc., Juniata’s food services provider, to incorporate the garden’s output into Juniata’s dining menus. Sodexo and the Student Food Initiative also opened a new dining hall option for students featuring locally grown organic vegetables called the LOVE Line. “It stands for Local Organic Vegetarian Eatery,” Engle explains. To read more about the LOVE line and college food in general, see Baker 101 on page 8.

Dig This: Juniata Students Help Find Colonial Fort

Juniata students and staff cooperated during the Fort Shirley dig with colleagues from Penn State University, Temple University and Axis Research, Inc.

of the time including buttons, buckles, musket balls and shot, trading beads, a corkscrew and perhaps a knife blade. It also uncovered an undergraduate research opportunity for Tim Carn ’12. Carn, of Middletown, Pa., compiled an oral history of the site and researched the geography of the area. “The whole experience was priceless in my eyes,” says Carn. “The project not only gave me an introduction to working in the field,

it sparked my interest in the field of geography. I also met dedicated professionals who demonstrated first-hand the value of the degree I am pursuing.” The project also provided opportunities for students Pat Harris ’12, of Export, Pa. and John Curry ’12, of Greenwich, Conn. and was inspired by a Juniata alumnus, George Drobnock ’71, a planning official with the borough of Huntingdon who has an interest in local history. “Huntingdon County has always been part of the big picture,” Drobnock said in a Huntingdon Daily News article. “American history didn’t start in 1776.”

Sifting stations enable the young archeologists to screen dirt and uncover wine bottles, arrowheads and other artifacts. 11

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Photo: Rebecca Berdar ’99/Huntingdon Daily News

Miss playing “fort,” by constructing a shelter out of boxes, blankets, kitchen chairs or even umbrellas? This summer, armed only with shovels, trowels, sifting screens and brushes, an army of researchers—some of them Juniata students and staff— found the remains of a former Huntingdon County fort dating back to 1749. The project focused on Fort Shirley, a colonial fort founded by George Croghan as a trading post and later turned into a fort during the French and Indian War. The archeological dig took place in southern Huntingdon County in Shirleysburg, Pa.—specifically in a horse pasture and adjacent backyard lawn of a local resident. The dig yielded not only evidence of a large palisade, which suggests the walls of the fort were more than 100 feet long, but also 15,000 separate artifacts

Photo: Rebecca Berdar ’99/Huntingdon Daily News

By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

evolve • Experience

Professor Don Braxton (left) and Caleb Gwinn ’11 pose before a religious site that stirs the conflicts within and between different peoples and religious groups.

Faith in Methodology

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By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06 Photography: courtesy Don Braxton

“The people, traffic and religious and political tension were all crazier than I had anticipated.” 12

Swimming alongside turtles in the Galapagos and scaling the Great Wall of China are a few activities Juniata students typically try when studying on another continent. But Caleb Gwinn ’11, of Tyrone, Pa., bucked the trend of merging paradise and academics during his recent trip to a few of the most religiously volatile places on earth—including the city of Jerusalem in Israel and the West Bank in the Palestinian territories. “Jerusalem was intense,” Gwinn says. “The people, traffic and religious and political tension were all crazier than I had anticipated. The best part was seeing people on pilgrimage at the holy sites.” If you’re a student researcher trying to discover a way to anticipate religious conflict, like Gwinn, a walk through these two locales is a mustsee part of your itinerary. In October, Gwinn accompanied Donald Braxton, professor of religious studies, on a research pilgrimage to the Middle East. The trip centered on a computer instrument prototype, developed by

Braxton and Greg Link ’02, designed to measure and map patterns of emotional arousal among religious factions in response to religious imagery and behavior. Gwinn helped map out optimal walking routes for himself and Braxton through Jerusalem and the West Bank that will ultimately test the prototype instrument that melds a GPS unit with a Galvanic Skin Response recorder. “I surveyed the Old City, taking pictures, mapping, and mindfully observing to plan a route to ‘walk’ people through,” Gwinn adds. As Gwinn points out, he and Braxton are surveying walking routes for a longer, three- to five-year study, for which they are now seeking further funding from the U.S. Air Force. And that isn’t the end of the project for Gwinn, despite his coming graduation from Juniata. Gwinn will continue research on this project during his graduate study at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, beginning in the fall of 2011.

Karla Chojolan strikes a pose during a WPSU recording session.

Turn It Up International Students Broadcast Essays By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06 Photography by: Gretchen Ketner


“I want people to understand that no matter what kind of problems we have, the climbs we face in our lives will make us stronger,” Chojolan says. One climb students faced, however, was the challenge of recording for such a large audience in a language that isn’t their native tongue. “Recording in the studio was difficult,” Chojolan says. “I was nervous about my pronunciation, but I still feel proud of what I did. I will never forget the excitement of being chosen [to record]. This was the first time in my whole life that something like that had ever happened to me. For the first time, I received a compliment from someone outside of my family.” These students can thank Gretchen Ketner, an instructor in the Intensive English Program

for their recording opportunity. Ketner used a local NPR show called “This I Believe” to construct a writing assignment for Juniata’s international students. “This I Believe,” a local version of a national NPR project, airs essays in which local people recite their personal—often poignant, funny or sharp—belief statements. Ketner thought the radio essay would be perfect for her HighIntermediate (a classification that means the international is focusing on academic language skills) pupils. Each student who has an essay accepted works directly with a radio producer to record their work. And, according to Ketner, “So far, no one has turned it down.”


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ired of finishing an essay and waiting for a grade, only to throw it in a drawer and forget about it? International students of Juniata’s Intensive English Program, which teaches English as a Second Language students to speak and write in English, have escaped that cycle and broadcast their writing throughout central Pennsylvania. “My essay was about friendship. Without the support of our friends, we can’t go a long distance. When I was writing my essay, all of my friends were with me,” says Md. Jannatul Habib, a non-degree student from Gopalgoni, Bangladesh. Karla M. Chojolan, a student from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, wrote about gender inequality in her native Guatemalan culture in her essay entitled, “The Climb.”

Special Feature

a t a i jun a t a i jun a t a i jun What’s in your wardrobe?

Juniata students don cool

kicks, beaded bracelets and more to tackle innovative courses like O-Chem,

Psychology of War and Peace


Photos: Caitlin Bigelow ’11

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and Entrepreneurial Studies.

Philip Legros ’12 has designed gaming into his POE, which is titled user-centered informatics with a secondary emphasis in philosophy.

What is your favorite gaming system? Oh, well that would have to be the Xbox 360 because of Rock Band. Plus, it also has the best selection of games. How well do you rock Rock Band? I can play 3 out of 4 instruments in Rock Band on Expert. The fourth one is drums, which I do on Hard. What’s it going to take to get up to expert on the drums? When I have time to go through it and beat every song. It would have to happen over many weeks.

Wizards, Warlocks and Rockband Reporting and Photography By Caitlin Bigelow ’11

The gamers at Juniata get serious in the Ministry of Gaming. To see what games are the most popular and what old school games are still loved, we asked Philip Legros ’12, of Kennett Square, Pa., to talk games. Why do you play video games? There is an intrinsic fun to video games. It’s like a challenging puzzle and then there’s the competitive factor. There is also a mental benefit to playing video games.

Juniata also has a Ministry of Gaming. Does that encompass more than video games? Yes. We meet on Fridays and Saturdays and have over 40 board games we also play, like Magic the Gathering. Magic the Gathering? It’s a collectable trading card game. You cast spells to reduce an opponent’s life total to zero. It can get complicated… So do you also play WOW? (World of Warcraft) Yeah, I’m a Level 80 Druid night elf. Nice.


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What kind of mental benefit? Well there is problem solving, prioritizing, or looking at big objectives and breaking them down into manageable chunks.

What is your favorite old-school game? I was partial to Mario Kart personally, but I have to say Super Smash Brothers was also a big hit at my house. Golden Eye on the Nintendo 64… Everyone knows Eagle Eye. It was also my first real introduction to a first-person shooter game.

act • Lead

How Does Networking By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

Grace Canfield ’10 was walking through the most recent Career Day exhibit looking for possible employers. She spotted Empiristat, Inc., a biotech company, but Grace didn’t care much about biostats. With a POE in marketing communication and digital media, she was fascinated by the graphic design of the company’s table display. When she asked, “Who did your banners?” the person behind the table, Nicole Close ’92, did more than give her an answer. She connected Grace with her dream career opportunity. But so much more goes into networking than one conversation. Let Grace show us how networking really works.

Fall 2006 August 2006

Grace comes to Juniata College from the snowy slopes of New Hampshire.

Grace takes advantage of advising with some of her favorite professors. She recalls that Lynn Cockett, a professor of communication, “encouraged me to be an independent thinker and not blindly accept what others tell me.”

Spring 2007

Grace begins her work at Juniata’s Digital Media Studio. Within one semester, she directs 3 television commercials.

Photo: Rosann Brown

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Photo: J.D. Cavrich


Spring 2009

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Nicole Close ’92 and Grace meet at that fateful Career Day.

The DMS Director, Nathan Wagoner, suggests Grace to the Marketing Department. She learns graphic design of postcards, banners and more and even helps develop the strategic goals of the marketing department of Juniata.

Work? Photo: J.D. Cavrich


Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman 1 Get your books in the summer. Check out and consider buying from other students. —Seth Fox ’11

2 Go to your adviser. I know people who only go to see them twice a year to have them sign forms. Use them. In your junior or senior year they can give you valuable job insight. —Nathan Brock ’13

3 Give study abroad serious consideration. Give it serious thought. Be prepared because advisers won’t ask if you’re going, but when and where. —Nathan Brock ’13

June 2010

Grace begins work as an Assistant Project Manager at High Rock Studios in Hagerstown, Md.

4 IAswish I would’ve known more about traditions. a freshman, I didn’t know what to expect. Do people actually go to these things? Storming of the Arch? Madrigal? This year, I want to go back to be a part of the experience. They’re why you become the Juniata alum that comes back. —Wilbert Beachy ’13

5 Buy bags of bagels. Something easy and quick that you can prepare in your dorm room after you jump out of the shower. —Wilbert Beachy ’13

May 2010

Grace graduates from Juniata.

6 Take full advantage of The majority of time, the reviews are accurate. —Holli Taylor ’11

7 Don’t bring everything you have in your room at home. It won’t fit. —Ashton Bankos ’12 8 Do homework even if it’s optional. It’s a lot less studying you have to do before the exam. But, Spring 2010

9 Labs are unforgiving. You spend eight hours a week for two credits at the end of the semester.

They’ll be worth it, but be prepared for the time commitment. —Wilbert Beachy ’13

10 Bring an umbrella. —Ariel Lawver ’13 17

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Grace tries her hand at speaking at the annual Bailey Oratorical Contest. She places third and gains confidence for future endeavors, of which there are sure to be many.

don’t try to do everything your first semester. You will get stressed out. —Ariel Lawver ’13

More Juniata

Grads Around the World: Andy Scott ’01 By Genna Welsh Kasun ’06

Andy Scott maneuvers to stay atop his transport in Mongolia.

Photo: courtesy Andy Scott ’01

How did you become interested in living in China? I took a Chinese history class to fill a FISHN (course) requirement and loved it. So I took more. After two years, I really wanted to go to China. So I found a job with Marshall University. They had created a cooperative program with a medical school in Hunan and I administered the program. After one year of living abroad, I decided I loved it and never came back. Then I got the job I have now. I worked my way up for four years from a beginning editor position to managing editor.

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What do you do in China? I’m the managing editor of China Briefing. Our magazine focuses on what taxes you need to file as a foreigner, and the like. We circulate 25,000 print copies and send 50,000 online copies as well.

We publish in French, Spanish, Italian, English and a few other translations, and also do quarterly magazines on Vietnam and India. I produce copy and edit.

it is both harder and more rewarding. You’ll have the chance to talk to people with completely different understandings of what its like to grow up, have dinner— essentially be human. What advice do you give students? Travel if you can. Join a Juniata class trip. Study abroad for a semester. Instead of going to the beach for spring break, go to South America or England. I encourage every Juniata student to get a passport and fill it!

What’s it like to live in Shanghai? Shanghai is an incredible city. It’s fast-paced and changes everyday. One thing I like about Shanghai is that it’s almost like Juniata. If you’re willing to try things, you have a lot of support behind you.

Network. I got my first job from an internship with a Juniata alum. When I got to China, people would call me about jobs. I made a contact who I replaced when he left China Briefing. To people coming out of school in this job market in the U.S., do as much as you can. Volunteer. Get involved with charity. Do anything. It really helps you to build a network and then lean on them.

Why should students study abroad? That’s easy. To get a better understanding of America’s place in the world and their place in America. It makes them evaluate themselves as a person. In college, everyone loves to make arguments. But, when you have to make arguments across cultures,

What do you miss most from Juniata? You mean aside from wings at Boxer’s? I miss being around a large group of friends who help you out with a class issue or a math problem. And the ease and access to information—like free copies of the New York Times and listening to WKVR.

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Juniata offers students the opportunity to incorporate study abroad experiences into any academic program of study. Fall, spring, year-long or summer programs are among the many types of programs that exist to give students maximum flexibility when discussing study abroad options with their advisers. Each program has specific requirements. With more than 42 percent of Juniata students having an abroad experience, there is certainly one for you.


On average, Juniata meets 88 percent of a student’s/family’s demonstrated need.

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Justin Paul ’12, geology M.G. Brumbaugh Scholar EPA-GRO Fellow

Therefore, Juniata guarantees students will graduate in four years or less. The guarantee stipulates that students must make sufficient progress in an adviser-approved academic program, but if the student meets her or his obligations and still cannot graduate in four years or less, and the College is at fault, then the tuition for the remaining credits will be covered by Juniata. *Full details are available at Photo: Laura Hess ’11

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Anna Bloom ’10, chemistry and mathematics James Quinter Scholar and Fulbright Fellow

Juniata scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievements of incoming students. The decision to award each of the first four scholarships is determined in part by the cumulative GPA of the student, in part by the rigor of the courses taken and in part by the academic reputation of the high school or college in which the work was done. While the minimum achievements cited for each scholarship ensure consideration, Juniata reviews academic, extracurricular and community experiences in making final award decisions. James Quinter Scholarships are named in honor of the college’s first president. They are valued at $18,000 per year. Consideration is given to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.75 or better and who receive at least a 1320 (CR+M)/29 ACT Composite or better. Calvert Ellis Scholarships are named in honor of the president who led Juniata in the post-World War era. They are valued at $16,000 per year. Students who achieve on average a GPA of 3.65 or better and at least a 1210 (CR + M) /27 ACT Composite or better will be reviewed for this award. M.G. Brumbaugh and Elizabeth Baker scholarships are valued at $14,000 and $10,000 per year. Students with approximately a 3.45 and 3.25 GPA respectively and a wellrounded college prep curriculum with honors and AP selections noted are given preference.

John Stauffer, W. Clay and Kathryn H. Burkholder, Heritage Scholarships and Juniata Fellows are competitive awards that require an on-campus interview. Selections are made by the respective selection committees. An application for admission must be received by January 1 of the senior year to be considered for these competitive offers. Need-based Awards Juniata offers need-based awards. The Office of Student Financial Planning makes all need-based awards in early spring after students have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Check out the personal cost estimator online anytime.

Learn more about Juniata Scholarships and the Fellows program by contacting your Enrollment Counselor. See list of counselors at: or contact the financial planning office at 814-641-3140.


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It is highly suggested that students contact their enrollment counselor to have a discussion concerning each of the potential scholarship opportunities.

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Juniata Admissions Magazine Winter 2011  

Student stories, writing, photography and design done by Juniata students