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Hike Hawk Mountain


Hawk Mountain History:

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wild bird sanctuary in eastern PA, located along the Appalachian flyway.

The sanctuary is a prime location for the viewing of kettling and migrating raptors with an average of

20,000 hawkseagles and falcons passing the lookouts during the late summer and fall every year. The birds are identified and counted by staff and volunteers to produce annual counts of migrating raptors that represent the world's longest record of raptor populations. These counts have provided conservationists with valuable information on changes in raptor numbers in North America. This reserve is home to five total trails ranging from easy to very difficult.


Upon arriving at Hawk Mountain everyone will be signed in and we will visit all of the vista’s on the golden eagle trail. The adventurous hikers in the group will then get a close up view of the raptors on the skyline trail before cutting through the golden eagle trail to intersect and finish the river of rocks trail. This hike is a 4.5 mile intermediate/advanced trek through mostly boulders and rocks (see maps on next page). The total hike time will depend on the attendees. Please dress in layers because it will be cold! If you plan on hiking you will need to bring water (1-2 liters at least) and a good pair of sneakers/hiking boots. This is a short hike and I have hiked this trail in a pair of good sneakers and was fine. Lunch will NOT be provided so you must provide a lunch (PB&J and some trail mix works well).


Date: Sunday, October 18th 2015

Time: 8AM-1PM

Seats are limited so please sign up here


The Power and Energy Society - Webinar Night

Relax, learn, meet other students, and engage with PES! All students are invited to join The Power and Energy Society (PES) at 4:10pm every other Wednesday (Oct 7Oct 21Nov 4Nov 18, and Dec 2nd)

 to informally view and discuss one of the many informative webinars archived by PES.Topics range from green energy, to microgrids, to the history of PES. The topic and location for each screening will be announced on the LU PES facebook page ( We hope you will join us!







The Graduate Life Office is happy to offer reduced-priced tickets for Zoellner events.
  All tix can be paid and picked up at the GLO, 217 W. Packer Avenue during office hours. 
Cash or check only, sorry no debit or credit cards.  Tickets are limited, so get yours now!


Sunday, Oct. 4 - God of Carnage, winner of th 2009 Tony Award - $4.00 per ticket
Friday, Oct. 23 - LU Jazz Rep Orchestra - Free! 
Sunday, Oct. 25 - Rioult Dance NY modern dance to Bach - $10.00 per ticket
Thursday, Nov 12 - Postmodern Jukebox -FREE for Grad Students through the generosity of Studten Auxiliary Services with pre-event refershments.  Limited tickets, first come, first served.


Graduate Students in the STEM fields:

Next Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST) the Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences will host an info session webinar about the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Two NSF program officers (Joerg Schlatterer and Susan Brennan) will explain the 2015 solicitation and will give tips and advice about preparing a strong application for the fellowship. Registration is required:  More info about the NSF GRFP as described on the NSF’s website:  “The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.”  

Deadlines to apply, (all applications should be submitted by 8:00 PM (EST)):
Geosciences; Life Sciences | October 26, 2015
Computer and Information S&E; Engineering; Materials Research | October 27, 2015
Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning | October 29, 2015
Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy | October 30, 2015
The GRFP 2015 solicitation could be found here. Visit the NSF GRFP external page here.


Small Group Bible Study Opportunity

Interested in fellowship, community and Bible study with other Lehigh graduate students this summer? Or do you have questions about the Bible, and what it has to say about various topics? Lehigh University Bible Fellowship (UBF) is continuing its small group Bible study on Friday nights at 6pm at 121 west Morton St. All students are welcome regardless of religious background. Refreshments also will be provided!  We are very excited to meet you again and to share the love of Christ with you! Previous have addressed questions such as: Why is there suffering or how do we learn to practice patience? For more information, you can email us at: or

"I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and does what is right." Acts 10: 34-35



Travel Video Contest

The 2015 Travel Video Contest is open for entries! Now in its tenth year, students once again have the chance to win the $4,000 grand prize, a Viewers' Choice Award, other runner up prizes, and worldwide fame!

We want the best video you can make, no longer than five minutes long, that tells us about your proposed international studies. If you are already an international student, the video can tell about any trip you would like to take. Over the years, we have had all kinds of winners - wonderful animations, creative stop motion films, talented performers, beautiful videography, and simply compelling stories. Watch all the past winners to see what it takes to win.


Contest Timeline

  •  Contest Officially Opens: 1 September 2015
  •  Final Submission Deadline: 22 October 2015
  •  Finalists Announced: Week of 10 November 2015
  •  Winners Announced: 20 November 2015, the last day of International Education Week

View the 2014 Winning Videos!


Souvenir-Fest for Children (Sponsored by LU UNICEF Club)
Make a difference in children's lives with a souvenir from your country or city. Please donate a souvenir to support local or global programs for children.  By supporting local programs, your souvenir will be presented to marginalized children in the South Side Bethlehem. Many of them have not traveled beyond Bethlehem and having a small present from a foreign country or another state will be something truly special.  By supporting a global program, your souvenir will be sold during the International Bazaar at Lehigh and all money collected will go directly to support UNICEF children's program worldwide to fight hunger, malnutrition, and promote access to education.  Please bring your souvenir to the Graduate Student Office or Office of International Scholars and Students.   

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ongoing News~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LU Shuttle Bus Info - Student Activities offers a FREE shuttle bus service to the Promenade shops (includes Carmike Theatre)Lehigh Valley Mall, and Wal-Mart.  Please visit the bus schedule.

Graduate Student Senate Meeting - Wednesdays at Noon in Rauch 91.  Upcoming dates for GSS General  Meetings:  April 29

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley has a one-to-one mentoring program at Broughal Middle School and is a partner of Lehigh University.  They are looking to serve more children at this site and are interested in recruiting Lehigh University students/faculty who would be willing to give an hour of their time once a week to a child facing adversity.  Tel: 610-391-1827 x107