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Selected Media Coverage: October 21, 2004

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

Managing Automation (Circulation: 100,000)

Keith Gardiner, professor of industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh, wrote a letter to the editor in response to an article titled, “The Outsourcing Debate.” Gardiner wrote, “One puzzling feature that continues to strike me—there are very many foreign companies that are expanding their manufacturing production or assembly facilities in the U.S. These companies are coming here because it makes financial and strategic sense to be closer to their customers. This indicates that, to a certain extent, outsourcing may not altogether be a wage issue.”
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Texas Lawyer (Circulation: 10,300)
More Than an Apple for the Teacher; Congress and Texas Legislature Limit Educators’ Liability

Perry Zirkel, professor of educational leadership in the College of Education at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about the Paul D. Coverdell Teacher Protection Act of 2001. The Coverdell Act's stated purpose is to provide “school professionals the tools they need to undertake reasonable actions to maintain order, discipline, and an appropriate educational environment.” Zirkel, author of a 2003 article in West's Education Law Reporter titled “The Coverdell Teacher Protection Act: Immunization or Illusion?” has criticized the act as providing only “a qualified immunity that is so full of limitations and exceptions as to be meaningless,” and as providing “nothing of significance in the way of protection for classroom teachers.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Lafayette Lags in Hoopsters’ Grades

Joe Sterrett, Lehigh University’s dean of athletics, was quoted in an article about athletic scholarships. Lehigh University is admitting athletes with better academic credentials since it began offering athletic scholarships in 1999. A report by the Patriot League, which includes Lafayette, Lehigh University and six other schools, says the Lafayette men's team has failed to meet the school's own academic goals for freshmen recruits in three of the last four years. The women's team recruits failed to meet the standard for the first time last year. Most other Patriot League schools begin with a larger pool of potential recruits than Lafayette because they can offer an athletic scholarship to whomever they want. Lafayette can only offer financial assistance to those in need. When choosing a school — and the Patriot League schools often compete for the same recruits — student-athletes are likely to choose the free education. That leaves only the best students in need in the pool Lafayette competes for. ''When we were able to adopt a more flexible athletic-aid program, the academic quality of the recruited athletes trended up,'' said Joe Sterrett, Lehigh's athletic director. “That's been the case pretty consistently.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Giving Back Has Its Rewards

Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees Oldrich Foucek III has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for his contributions to Lehigh University. In 1972, Foucek served as senior class gift chair. He has also been committee chair of the Friends of Zoellner Arts Center.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Benefits of Philharmonic Concert Go Beyond the Music

Tomorrow and Saturday at the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra's fall concert, audience members can do more than just listen to the music. First, there's a chance to clear the closets of old musical instruments for the benefit of a Brazilian orphanage.
Second, there's a chance to win a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the benefit of the Philharmonic Endowment Fund. Philharmonic conductor Paul Chou has arranged a fascinating program with a Russian focus. And the Lehigh University Percussion Ensemble will have a chance to demonstrate its talents in a performance of a transcription of the finale to Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Lehigh Theater Flies to Aristophanes’ Fantasyland of “The Birds”
When Lehigh University Theater head Augustus Ripa thought about staging Aristophanes' classic Greek comedy “The Birds,” he wanted to focus on its zany plot and its fantasy escapism. “We haven't done a Greek play in years,” says Ripa, who chose to direct “The Birds” as the season opener. Ripa says he was reminded of Aristophanes when he read about the recent Broadway version of another Aristophanes creation, “The Frogs,” which just concluded a highly publicized Broadway run. “The Birds,” opening Friday, is about the improbable travails of two Athenians who, tired of war and politics, seek refuge in the region of the birds — a place above Earth and below Olympus. They are attracted to the simplicity of a world where the residents have such simple needs, requiring only food and love. “The Birds,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem. Tickets: $10. 610-758-2787.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Carson Makes a Day of It

At Lehigh University’s Whitaker Auditorium on Sunday, a documentary will be shown featuring “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's” style maven extraordinaire Carson Kressley.
Kressley, a Lehigh Valley native, will discuss the documentary, “When Ocean Meets the Sky,” about the Fire Island Pines resort community that was adopted by gays in the 1930s. Kressley and his assistant, Darcy Becker, were interviewed for the film, which is written and directed by Crayton Robey. The film is scheduled to be screened Sunday. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Lehigh University's Whitaker Auditorium, West Packer Ave. and Webster St., Bethlehem. Kressley's question-and-answer session is free.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
In Your Town: Bethlehem Area

Spooktacular, a themed Halloween tour sponsored by Lehigh University's community service office, will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday at various locations on the Lehigh campus. Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to take part in activities like cookie and pumpkin decorating, a haunted house and trick-or-treating. The event is intended to foster relationships between Lehigh students and Bethlehem youth and to illustrate the importance of secondary education. Call 610-758-4583.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Hellertown Girl Living Her Wish in Disney World

Lehigh University’s Chi Omega sorority was mentioned in an article about funding along with Make-A-Wish, to send Emma German, 3-year-old Hellertown girl, to Disney World. Make-A-Wish is an international foundation that grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old. Candidates have life threatening, progressive, degenerative or malignant health conditions, said Maryann Bausch, Wish Manager of the North Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the foundation. The Chi Omega sorority is nationally affiliated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raises money for specific cases. “It means more when raising funds for a particular child's wish,” Bausch said.
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**News of Interest

The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Unplanned Meeting Unhinges Candidates

Republican Charlie Dent and Democrat Joe Driscoll will hold a more formal confrontation at 7 tonight in Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center in a debate sponsored by The Morning Call. The two candidates met last week, along with Green Party candidate Greta Browne and Libertarian Rich Piotrowski, in The Express-Times debate at the State Theatre.
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Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2004

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