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Alumni Authors Monica Barnett 85 and Ron Irwin 79
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Elmwood Franklin alumna Monica Barnett has published the definitive guide to finding your personal style. Her book, Without Saying a Word: The Silent Power of Style, is available on Amazon.com.

 
Food and culture scholar Charlotte Biltekoff 85 publishes book
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Charlotte Biltekoff, EFS Class of 1985, has published a book entitled Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health (2013, Duke University Press), described as a “powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity.”

 
Amelia Kermis Lindborg 03 awarded prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Amelia Kermis Lindborg '03 has been awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF). She will be working to increase public awareness of food safety issues with the Department of Agriculture. The PMF program is a flagship leadership development program created more than three decades ago by Executive Order with the goal of developing a cadre of potential government leaders.

 
Ari Goldfarb 06 Receiving Literary Attention
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ari Goldfarb's poem "Blue Balloon" was featured on the literary blog Americana Lit. Ari also has work forthcoming in Spitmag and fiction terrifica. He recently published his first book of poetry, entitled Over Growing Childhood, available on Amazon, and is currently working on a novel. Check out Ari’s book (written under the pen name R. K. Gold) at http://www.amazon.com/Over-Growing-Childhood-innocence-winded/dp/1494988054.

 
Nick Cappuccino 07 Blogs from Abroad
Friday, February 28, 2014

Nick Cappuccino, a junior at CUNY Hunter College in New York City majoring in Russian and double minoring in geography and German, is currently spending a grant-funded semester abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, studying Russian and Tajik. A true polyglot, Nick has also studied Persian Farsi and Turkish.

 
Crowning Achievement
Friday, February 7, 2014

EFS Class of 2011 graduate Maria Victoria (Marivi) Howell-Arza was a featured speaker at the TEDxBuffaloWomen event held December 5 at the Buffalo central library. Now a 16-year-old high school junior, Marivi served as Miss New York Jr. Teen 2012 and hopes to one day hold a title in the Miss America Scholarship Organization. Her talk, entitled “Obstacles to Opportunities,” addressed some of the misconceptions about the world of pageantry and about the positive ideals that it can instill in girls and women.

 
A Song in Your Heart
Friday, February 7, 2014

Vocalist Jay Dref ’05, a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, will be performing in Elmwood Franklin’s Johnston Theatre the evening of February 13. Jay, who’s described as a classical-crossover artist, will sing selections ranging from pop tunes to operatic arias.

 
Doing a World of Good
Friday, December 20, 2013

The fourth grade history curriculum at EFS includes an extended, multi-component study of immigration. Students study their family lineages, perform an original play on immigration, and create a family artifact museum in the library for attendees to visit after the performance. To bring service learning into the unit, students also ran a winter clothing drive that benefited the families of Buffalo Public School 18, which has a large immigrant and refugee population as part of its student body.

 
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