Nelson Rudiak’s ’76 Arrangement Accepted by Baseball Hall of Fame

Nelson Rudiak ’76, a musician in Rome, N.Y., recently had his arrangement of Take Me Out to the Ballgame accepted by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was added to the museum’s permanent digital online collection. Listen to the song here.baseball

Dr. Whitely Pens Piece on Relationship with Netflix Series “Pizza Bomber”

Dr. Kathryn M. Whitely, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology, wrote an article regarding her relationship with Marjorie Diehl Armstrong that was picked up by several international outlets, including ABC in Australia and MSN in New Zealand. Whitely, who is a criminologist and Pennsylvania Prison Society Official Visitor, visits women serving long or life sentences, wrote about Armstrong, who “identified herself as the ‘Pizza Bomber’ who’d been wrongly accused over a botched robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003 that ended in the death of a pizza delivery man who was wearing a bomb around his neck.”

Andrew Kruter ’14 Competes for Team Israel in World Championships    

Former standout lacrosse player Andrew Kruter ’14 competed for Team Israel in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in July in Israel. He is one of just 13 Jewish diaspora players from the U.S. and Canada selected to the 30-man roster. Kruter has competed for Israel since the 2014 FIL World Championships and helped lead the team to the country’s first-ever gold medal in any sport when the squad won the 2017 European Box Championship.

Josh Kesler ’98 Partners with Keesman Brewery in Germany

Josh Kesler ’98, German and politics, has created a new partnership with German beer maker Keesman Brewery in preparation for expanding his Harrisburg-based Millworks to Cumberland County. The collaboration with the Bamberg family-owned brewery resulted in the release of a special pilsner beer.

BroadwayWorld and PennLive Highlight HSO Concert

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra once again held a free community concert on LVC’s Academic Quad, this time on July 2. Tony-winning Maestro, Stuart Malina, a former Lazin Distinguished Resident, led the orchestra as it performed for an appreciative audience.

Fulbright Kristy Sonberg Cataloging Her South Korean Experience

Kristy Sonberg ’18, early childhood and special education, is blogging about her Fulbright year in Korea including this update. Kristy was one of three LVC student Fulbrights this past spring.

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman’s Performances Feted in Brazil

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, gave a concert tour in Brazil recently, including an appearance with the Mogi das Cruzes Orchestra at the Festival do Inverno, the largest classical music festival in Latin America. Her work was covered by several Brazilian media outlets. This year, Moorman-Stahlman was joined on the trip by Dr. Sharon G. Davis, director of music education, and three music education students—Robin McAnally ’18, Abby Stoner ’19, and Rachel Schulz ’19—to travel to four cities in Brazil. They gave workshops in handbells, tone chimes, bucket drumming, and boomwhackers, and the students performed handbell concerts.

Danielle Yoder ’92 Named Principal of Easterly Parkway

Danielle Yoder ’92, elementary education, was named principal of Easterly Parkway Elementary School in the State College Area School District. She was previously principal of Penns Valley Elementary and Intermediate School and earlier at Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School.

Devon Malloy ’19 Wins STEM Scholarship at Women in Technology Awards Event

Devon Malloy ’19, digital communications and global studies, was recognized for her contributions to the mid-state tech industry during the 2018 Women in Technology Awards event presented by the Technology Council of Central in June. Devon was awarded a STEM scholarship.

Hon. Thomas Corbett, Esq., ’71 Appears on Pennsylvania Cable Network

The Hon. Thomas Corbett, Esq., ’71, politics and law, Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor, was interviewed by a host from the Pennsylvania Cable Network in July. During the show, he discussed serving as Governor and his political career, which included serving as Pennsylvania Attorney General and as a district attorney.