Campus News

British Studies Honors Poster Presentations
Fall 2017 British Studies Honors students presented their honors projects in the Ridgway Great Hall on Wednesday, October 25. Prompted to create a poster about selected British Studies topics, the posters were put on display in the Great Hall for students, faculty, staff and me
mbers of the Academic Committee from the Harlaxton Advisory Council to peruse and ask questions to the honors students about their research. This year we also had our students that are involved in art courses display their work at this event .

Pictured: David Middleton speaking to current student, Justin Banks about his honors research.

Guy Fawkes Bonfire 
To celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, the Harlaxton College Student Development Office hosted an evening-long bonfire for students to roast British s'mores, drink hot chocolate and snack on popcorn and crisps. Taking place in the field adjacent to the Carriage House, students explored a part of the grounds otherwise unfamiliar to them while enjoying the snacks and warmth of the large bonfire.


Megan Janasiewicz Obtained Her Doctorate Degree
Director of Student Development, Megan Janasiewicz, successfully defended her dissertation this month. Her study was on student organization healing following a catastrophic event. She now holds a PhD in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia and we can all call her Dr. J! Congratulations, Megan!

Dr. Green Presentation at the Medieval Festival
In November Dr. Green will be presenting two papers: the first at Canterbury Cathedral on 'The Tomb of Edward the Black Prince: Contexts and Incongruities' as part of a conference on The Black Prince: Man, Mortality & Myth; and the second in Cambridge on the subject of ‘The Hundred Years War: A People’s History’. This is part of a Medieval Festival co-organised by Yale University Press and Heffers bookshop.

Visiting Faculty Occasional Lecture 
Fall 2017 visiting faculty member Dr. Joe Watson, a professor of Communications at Baker University, recently presented a Occasional Lecture titled "‘Of Reith and Royals: An exploration of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s editorial philosophy."


North Wales
The beautiful landscape of North Wales is enough to attract any visitor. Students venture to the western part of Great Britain to explore the caves Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, the site of the investiture of the Prince of Wales and the town of Chester, home of the largest uncovered Roman amphitheater in Britain.  
Bath and Stonehenge
Known for its outstanding Georgian architecture, students traveled with the school to Bath to explore the Roman ruins, the Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey nestled around the city built on a natural hot spring. Students also took a day trip to Stonehenge, one of the most iconic sites in Britain.

Lake District
Students became one with nature on the infamous Harlaxton College Lake District trip where they spent the weekend hiking the beautiful trails of northwestern England, canoeing, and ghyll scrambling (waterfall climbing.) A location where famous writers, including Peter Rabbit's Beatrix Potter and Romantic poet William Wordsworth, got their inspiration, this trip comes at a perfect time in the middle of the semester for students to reflect on their time studying abroad. 

Long Weekend: Paris
A popular school-led trip among students, the Paris long weekend adventure was filled with visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Versailles and the Louvre. From Michelin Star restaurants to delicious Ladurée macaroons, students were found indulging in delicious food while exploring one of the most romantic cities in the world. 

Long Weekend: Barcelona
With attractions like the La Sagrada Familia Catholic church, the Gothic Quarter, and Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain is another popular long weekend trip among the Harlaxton students. A weekend filled with a warmer Mediterranean climate and visits to the beach, students enjoyed a much needed break from the dreary UK weather. 


Long Weekend: Porto, Portugal
Students were lucky to be a part of the second time Harlaxton has taken part in helping a Habitat for Humanity team build a home for a family. Selected students spent their long weekend in Porto, Portugal under the guidance of Dr. Holly Carter, Dr. Gerald Seaman, and Dr. Megan Janasiewicz . Instead of relaxing on the beaches of Barcelona or indulging in delicious Parisian macaroons, the Habitat for Humanity students spent their time getting down and dirty by laying cement and chiseling away at parts of the home to make room for electrical wires and plumbing. 


The Manor

House Competitions
As we near the end of the semester house competition are coming to a close. We still have 5+ events for the students to take part in to get their team to be the the winning house! We have taken points down in the manor so the students cannot see who is in the lead, hoping when the winner is announced at our Valedictory celebration it will be a long awaited surprise!

Pictured: Team Gregory during "Minute to Win it" trying to be the first to eat the Oreo without using their hands.

Pictured: A friendlier event where the points were not counted. Students were free to have fun and carve pumpkins with any group of students, even ones from a different house!

The Community

Students Volunteer to Help Local Nonproft
Fall 2017 students volunteered at ASDA grocery store to help raise money for Grantham Passage, a local organization dedicated to aiding the homeless population in the town. Students spent their morning and afternoon bagging grocery items while collecting over £650 in donations for the nonprofit organization, they even got featured in the local Grantham newspaper!

Meet-A-Student Program in Collaboration with Lincoln University
Harlaxton, for the second time, is teaming up with Lincoln University to create a program that allows their students to meet, interact and get to know students from a different university. The program is unique in the sense that the students are able to compare their university experiences and see the similarities and differences between them. Harlaxton hosted Lincoln students on Wednesday, November 15 playing dodge-ball, going on a ghost tour of the manor, eating breakfast for dinner and rounding out the evening with a pub quiz in the Bistro. Harlaxton students are excited to reconnect with the Lincoln students they met when we go to visit Lincoln on November 29. 

The Lion's Roar
Looking for additional ways to keep up with the students? Follow the Harlaxton blog,
The Lion's Roar, for stories, insights and advice from current students living at the Manor. If alumni are interested in guest writing for The Lion's Roar please contact the Fall 2017 Media Intern Caroline Storer at 
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