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Lehigh University

Motto: Homo minister et interpres naturae (Man, the servant and interpreter of nature)
Established 1865
Type: Private
Endowment: US $1 billion[1]
President: Dr. Alice P. Gast
Staff: 597
Undergraduates: 4,720[2]
Postgraduates: 2,116[2]
Location: Flag of the United States Bethlehem, PA, USA
Campus: Urban & Suburban; 1,600 acres (6.5 km²)
Athletics: NCAA Division I
25 varsity teams
Colors: Brown and white            
Mascot: Mountain Hawk
Website: www.lehigh.edu

Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alice Petry Gast (born May 25, 1958) is the 13th President of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Location within Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - Total 19. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Brown (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Location within Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - Total 19. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Lehigh Valley (disambiguation). ...


It was established in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school. The university comprises over 4,600 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, almost 600 professors, and almost 1,500 administrative professionals. Asa Packer Asa Packer (December 29, 1805 - May 17, 1879) was an American businessman who pioneered railroad construction, was active in Pennsylvania politics, and founded Lehigh University. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: [1]) varies. ... For other uses, see Secretary (disambiguation). ...


The university has four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the graduate-only College of Education. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college, home to roughly 40% percent of the university's students.[3] For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ...


The colleges offer a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... B.S. redirects here. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... MBA redirects here. ... A Master of Engineering (M.Eng. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...

Contents

Campus

Alumni Memorial Building on the Packer campus

Lehigh encompasses 1,600 acres (6.475 km²), with 150 buildings with more than four million square feet of floor space. It is organized into three contiguous campuses: Lehigh University has many buildings on its three campuses: // The original campus of Lehigh University, it contains most of the academic and residential buildings and sits on the north slope of South Mountain overlooking Bethlehems southside. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (718x1518, 258 KB)The Alumni Memorial Building at Lehigh University File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (718x1518, 258 KB)The Alumni Memorial Building at Lehigh University File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... One million (1,000,000), or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot long. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...

  • the Asa Packer Campus, Lehigh's main campus;
  • the Mountaintop Campus, featuring an intramural sports field as well as Iacocca Hall; and
  • the Murray H. Goodman Campus, where a 16,000-seat stadium and other sports facilities are located.

Lehigh's main campus is built into the side of South Mountain. The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports teams organized within a school. ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... South Mountain is traditionally the southern boundary of the region known as the Lehigh Valley. ...


Academics

Lehigh's average class size is 25-30 students;[4] over 80% of classes have fewer than 30 students.[5] The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1.[2]


The 2008 edition of US News & World Report's Best Colleges ranked Lehigh in its "Most Selective" admissions category and 31st in the "National Universities (Doctoral)" category.[6] The The Princeton Review classifies it among the "Best Northeastern Colleges." U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...


P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

See also: Lehigh university engineering highlights

Students from Lehigh's Materials Science and Engineering department were chosen to assist in the analysis of debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. // Lehigh University students, faculty and alumni have made significant contributions to the nation and the field of engineering, including: Columbia Debris Grid Following the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, NASA asked Lehigh exclusively to assist in the analysis of debris. ... For further information about Columbias mission and crew, see STS-107. ...


The 2008 edition of US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools voted Lehigh 42nd in top engineering schools. Lehigh has been voted best engineering graduate school by US News & World Report for the last couple years as well.


Graduates of Lehigh's engineering programs invented the escalator and founded Packard Motor Car Company and the companies that built the locks and lockgates of the Panama Canal. Roger Penske of Penske Racing is an alumnus. Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... For people named Packard, see Packard (surname). ... The Panama Canal is a waterway in Central America which joins the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. ... Penske PC23 car Roger Penske (born February 20, 1937 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is the owner of a very successful automobile racing team Penske Racing, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive related businesses. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society, was founded at Lehigh. The bent at Iowa Alpha (Iowa State University) Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ or TBP) is the national engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in the US. It honors students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to...


College of Business and Economics

In 2007, BusinessWeek ranked Lehigh's College of Business and Economics 20th in the nation among undergraduate business programs.[7] Lehigh's accounting program is particularly strong, ranked as the 6th best undergraduate accounting program in the nation by BusinessWeek.[8] Accounting and finance majors at Lehigh are heavily recruited by Big Four auditors, consulting firms, and investment banks. BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... The Big 4, sometimes written as the Big Four, is a group of international accountancy and professional services firms that handles the vast majority of audits for publicly traded companies as well as many private companies. ...


Most business college classes take place in the Rauch Business Center, which includes two computer labs. The Rauch Business Center also includes a financial services lab where students have access to premium investment research equipment.


College of Arts and Sciences

See also: Lehigh University Music

Based in the Zoellner Arts Center[9], Lehigh offers a variety of performing and visual arts programs. In particular, it has many music programs, including its Marching 97[10], the Wind Ensemble and the Philharmonic orchestra. It has a dedicated Humanities Center, which is an active center for discussions in philosophy, literature, religion studies, and other subjects.[vague] Lehigh University has many succesfull music programs, including its famous Marching 97, the Wind Ensemble and the Philharmonic orchestra. ... Zoellner Arts Center is an arts center located on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Lehigh also has a program called ArtsLehigh[11], oriented towards enhancing interest in the arts on campus.

The College of Education's logo:
Bold, Connected, Innovative

College of Education

College homepage: http://www.lehigh.edu/education

The College of Education offers graduate programs in Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership, School Psychology, Special Education, "Teaching, Learning, and Technology", and Transcultural Comparative International Education.[12] More than 6000 students have received one of these degrees as of 2007, with some of them going on to receive awards such as MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year.[13] Counseling psychology is an application of the basic professional skills in psychology to a population that has been more located in schools rather than hospitals and clinics. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Educational psychology or school psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. ... This article is about educating students with disabilities or behavioral problems. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Faculty

See also: Lehigh University faculty

As of 2007[update needed] Lehigh has 614 total instructional faculty, 443 of which are full-time. Over 99% of the faculty has a Ph.D. or the highest terminal degree in their field.[2] About three-quarters (74%) of them are male. Notable present and past Lehigh University faculty include: Michael Behe Maurice Ewing Donald T. Campbell Lawrence H. Gipson Joseph I. Goldstein John E. Hare Daniel Chonghan Hong George Rankine Irwin Derrick Henry Lehmer Alexander Macfarlane (mathematician) Ronald Rivlin Greg Strobel Terry Hart Thomas Hyclak Category: ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Faculty members are required to have a minimum of four office hours per week.


Athletics

Main article: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Lehigh University Mountain Hawks logo

Called the Engineers until 1995, Lehigh's teams are now officially known as the Mountain Hawks, although teams prior to 1995 may be referred to by the older title. They mostly compete in the Patriot League as part of NCAA's Division I. Lehigh Mountain Hawks logo The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are the athletic teams representing Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


Lehigh competes in 25 different NCAA Division I sports. Despite the rigor of its academic programs, its 2006 student-athlete graduation rate of 97% ranks 12th among all 326 NCAA Division I institutions. In 2002, it won the inaugural USA Today/NCAA Foundation Award for having the nation's top graduation rate of all Division I institutions. Lehigh student-athletes' success on the field and in the classroom has resulted in Lehigh being one of the 20 Division I schools included in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best College Sports Programs." Lehigh graduates have gone on to professional careers in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer,and the National Basketball Association as players, scouts, coaches and owners. Most known for its wrestling team, Lehigh commonly finishes above the well known big schools in the NCAA Championships. Lehigh graduates have even competed in the Olympics and the Super Bowl. USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... NFL redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league sanctioned by FIFA as the top flight of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... NBA redirects here. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


The Rivalry

Main article: Lehigh-Lafayette football games (The Rivalry)

Lehigh University is notable for their rivalry in sports and academics with nearby Lafayette College. Since 1884, the two football teams have met 142 times, making "The Rivalry" the most played in the history of college football. It is also the longest uninterrupted rivalry in college football, with the teams playing at least once every year since 1897. The Rivalry is considered one of the best in all of college athletics and ESPNU recently ranked The Rivalry #8 in their Top Ten College Football Rivalries. This game is sold out long before gameday each year. Lehigh University and Lafayette College have one of the most passionate rivalries in college sports. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Lehigh University and Lafayette College have one of the most passionate rivalries in college sports. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. ESPNU originates out of ESPN Regional Televisions Charlotte, North Carolina offices. ...


History

Asa Packer

Asa Packer named his university 'Lehigh' after his other passion, the railroad, despite suggestions from some to call it 'Packer University'. It was founded to provide a well-rounded education for young men, combining a liberal and scientific education with the technical skills necessary to increase the prosperity of the region. According to William Bacon Stevens, the first president of the board of trustees, Asa Packer's founding gift of $500,000 was the largest single endowment for a literary institution at that time.[14] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (703x981, 163 KB) Summary http://www3. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (703x981, 163 KB) Summary http://www3. ... Lehigh University has a long history // While women were admitted as graduate students in 1916, undergraduate education at Lehigh was restricted to men until 1971. ... Asa Packer Asa Packer (December 29, 1805 - May 17, 1879) was an American businessman who pioneered railroad construction, was active in Pennsylvania politics, and founded Lehigh University. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ...


From 1871 to 1891, Packer's endowment allowed the institution to offer its education free of charge by competitive exam.[14] This, plus its blend of engineering and liberal arts, attracted some of the nation's brightest students, many of whom went on to distinguished careers in industry and engineering.


Unlike other engineering schools of the day, Lehigh was envisioned as a university instead of an "institute of technology," offering an education that was rooted in both scientific and classical traditions as espoused by John Amos Comenius.[14] Initially there were five schools: four scientific (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgy, and analytical chemistry) and one of general literature. Over time, additional areas of the arts and sciences were added and engineering curricula were both merged and expanded. Institute of Technology is also the name of a vocational school in California. ... Portrait of Comenius by Rembrandt John Amos Comenius (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ; latinized: Iohannes Amos Comenius) (March 28, 1592 – November 15, 1670) was a Czech teacher, scientist, educator, and writer. ...

Lehigh's seal
Lehigh's seal

The stock market crash accompanying the Panic of 1893 was a major financial blow to the university, since its endowment was largely invested in stocks, particularly shares of Lehigh Valley Railroad donated by the founder.[14] As a consequence, Lehigh decided to drop its Episcopal Church affiliation in 1897, allowing it to qualify for state and federal government aid. The Panic of 1893 was a serious decline in the economy of the United States that began in 1893 and was precipitated in part by a run on the gold supply. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ...


Based on the experience of Lehigh engineers who went into industry [15] a College of Business & Economics was added in 1910. Lehigh's business curriculum was unique[15] in that it combined both the abstract emphasis on Economics seen in the Ivy League with the practical skills of management seen in more common business administration degrees given by other universities. Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ...


A similar emphasis on the well-rounded graduate can be seen in Lehigh's approach to education degrees. Lehigh's respected School of Education started as (and remains) a solely graduate-level program. This is based[15] on the principle that you need to learn primary subject matter well before you can learn how to teach it to others. Thus future teachers at Lehigh often take a five year program earning both a Bachelors Degree in a specialized field and a Masters Degree in Education.


Presidents of Lehigh

  1. Henry Coppée (1866-1875), soldier, author, and engineer
  2. John McDowell Leavitt (1875-1880), Episcopal clergyman
  3. Robert Alexander Lamberton (1880-1893), lawyer
  4. Thomas Messinger Drown (1895-1904), chemistry professor
  5. Henry Sturgis Drinker (1905-1920), the only alumnus to serve as president
  6. Charles Russ Richards (1922-1935), presided over the first graduate degrees awarded to women
  7. Clement C. Williams (1935-1944), civil engineer
  8. Martin Dewey Whitaker (1946-1960), who worked to develop the atomic bomb
  9. Harvey A. Neville (1961-1964), the only faculty member ever elected president
  10. W. Deming Lewis (1964-1982), presided over the admission of undergraduate women
  11. Peter Likins (1982-1997), civil engineer
  12. William C. Hittinger (1997-1998), electrical engineer
  13. Gregory C. Farrington (1998-2006), chemist
  14. Alice Gast (2006-present), Lehigh's first female president, chemical engineer

Henry Coppée (13 October 1821 – 22 March 1895), an American educationalist and author, was born in Savannah, Georgia, to a family of French extraction that had formerly settled in Haiti. ... Thomas Messinger Drown (March 19, 1842 - 1904) was the 4th University President of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gregory C. Farrington is the 12th and current President of Lehigh University. ... Alice Petry Gast (born May 25, 1958) is the 13th President of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ...

Greek Life

Nearly all of Lehigh's fraternities and sororities have their own houses which are owned by the university; most of the fraternities and seven of the sororities are located on the "Hill" along Upper and Lower Sayre Park Roads. The remaining sorority, Pi Beta Phi, is located in the Centennial complex near Rathbone Hall. Just off-campus there is one full fraternity, multiple "satellite" fraternity houses, and many sports team have residences off campus.[16]


Fraternities

Theta Xi (ΘΞ) is a fraternity founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on 29 April 1864. ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ... Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ, DTD, or Delts) is a U.S.-based international college fraternity. ... Delta Upsilon (ΔY) is one of the oldest international, all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities and is the first non-secret fraternity ever founded. ... Delta Phi (ΔΦ) is a fraternity was founded in 1827 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... The Kappa Alpha Order is a collegiate order of Christian knights. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣΑΜ) also known as Sammy is a college fraternity founded at the City College of New York in 1909. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) is a collegiate social fraternity with 116 chapters and 5 colonies across the United States and Canada. ... Phi Kappa Theta (ΦΚΘ) is a national social fraternity with over 50 chapters and colonies at universities across the United States. ... Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK) is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... The Chi Phi (ΧΦ) fraternity is an American college social fraternity founded in 1824 at Princeton University, in 1858 at the University of North Carolina, and in 1860 at Hobart College, making it the oldest social collegiate fraternity in history. ... Psi Upsilon (ΨΥ, Psi U) is the fifth oldest college fraternity, founded at Union College in 1833. ...

Sororities

Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... Alpha Omicron Pi (ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international womens fraternity that was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York. ... Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872. ... Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ...

Spirit and traditions

Lehigh students have several lasting traditions: Lehigh's school colors, brown and white, date back to 1874, and the school newspaper of the same name was first published in 1894.


Following the death of Asa Packer in May 1879, the University established "Founder's Day" to be held in October to remember and recognize those have contributed to the success of the University. The event remains an annual tradition.


Freshmen are traditionally inducted into the University in a convocation in Packer Chapel and welcomed at a Freshman-Alumni Rally where their class flag is given to them by the class from fifty years before.


Until the 1970s, freshmen wore small brown hats with their class numbers called "dinks" from the beginning of the fall semester until the Lafayette football game. The week leading up to the big game was full of festivities created to unite the students and fuel spirit. In one of these events, "The Pajama Parade," the freshmen were led across the penny toll bridge in their pajamas singing "We Pay No Tolls Tonight" to the Moravian College dormitories where they would serenade the women. The week before the game still involves decoration of the Greek houses, a bonfire, parties, rallies and the Marching 97 performing unexpectedly during classes the Friday before the game. Moravian College is a private liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. ...


While the riots to rip down the goal posts in Taylor Stadium are a thing of the past, many alumni return for the Lafayette game (which is usually sold out a month in advance) to root Lehigh on, to attend parties at their former fraternities and sororities, and to see old friends.[15]


Detailed rankings

US News & World Report

The 2008 edition of Best Colleges from US News & World Report's ranked Lehigh as "Most Selective" in admissions and 31st in the "National Universities (Doctoral)" category. It ranked as follows among the 126 top-tier universities:[6]

  • 8th in Alumni Giving.
  • 16th in Classes with fewer than 20 students.
  • 28th in Best value.
  • 30th in Retention rate.
  • 32nd in Student selectivity.
  • 32nd in Graduation rate.
  • 36th in Percentage of students in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • 36th in Average standardized test scores.

The magazine also included Lehigh in its "America's Best College Sports Programs" list [6]


BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek ranked Lehigh's undergraduate College of Business & Economics 20th overall in the nation in 2007. The school was ranked 15th in academic quality, 8th in median starting salaries for its graduates and 6th in accounting programs.[7] BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...


The Princeton Review

The 2008 edition of the The Princeton Review included Lehigh among its "Best Northeastern Colleges."[17] On its scale of 60 to 99, Princeton Review scored Lehigh as: The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...

  • Selectivity: 96
  • Academics: 89
  • Financial Aid: 88
  • Quality of Life: 69[18]

It was also ranked in the following social life categories:[18]

  • # 9 in the "More to do on Campus" category.
  • # 13 in the "Homogeneous Student Population" category.

Photo gallery

See also

This is a list of notable alumni from Lehigh University. ...

Notes

  1. ^ News article from Thursday, May 31, 2007
  2. ^ a b c d Lehigh at a Glance
  3. ^ Class of 2011 Summary
  4. ^ AAO Manual FAQ p. 27
  5. ^ Did You Know
  6. ^ a b c Lehigh University at a Glance from US News & World Report.
  7. ^ a b BusinessWeek rankings.
  8. ^ BusinessWeek Undergrad B-School Specialty Rankings: Accounting Rankings
  9. ^ Zoellner Arts Center website
  10. ^ The Marching 97 website
  11. ^ ArtsLehigh from the Lehigh website
  12. ^ Academic Programs from Lehigh's website
  13. ^ COE Alumni page
  14. ^ a b c d Yates, W. Ross. An Institution is Born, A Tradition Begins. Lehigh University. Retrieved on 2006-08-14.
  15. ^ a b c d Plotnicki, Rita M., Looking Back: A Lehigh Scrapbook, Lehigh University, 1991
  16. ^ Lehigh: Student Life: Housing: Fraternities and Sororities
  17. ^ Princeton Review
  18. ^ a b Note that The Princeton Review Quality of Life and social life rankings are based on self-volunteered (not random sampled) student opinions and vary considerably from year to year.

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Lehigh Valley / Lehigh University Taekwondo: Where The Tradition Lives (220 words)
Lehigh Valley / Lehigh University Taekwondo: Where The Tradition Lives
Lehigh Valley Taekwondo (LVTKD) provides an opportunity to learn the great art of Taekwondo — a modern martial art with a long historical tradition that originates in Korea.
Information regarding Lehigh University Taekwondo Club and its collegiate team.
Lehigh University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4106 words)
Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States.
Lehigh’s business curriculum was unique in that it combined both the abstract emphasis on Economics seen in the Ivy League with the practical skills of management seen in more common business administration degrees given by other universities.
Lehigh University's marching band is known as 'The Marching 97', referring to ideal number of members on the field.
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