Retrospective of G. Daniel Massad’s Work on Display at PSU Palmer Museum

A Small Radius of Light: G. Daneil Massad, A Retrospective,” premiered at the Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University September 25 and runs through December 9. The retrospective of LVC’s long-time artist-in-residence features “signature works borrowed from public as well as private colleges. The exhibition also includes an array of early work and beautiful drawings from throughout Massad’s career, as well as some of the ‘ordinary’ objects featured in his extraordinary still lifes,” according to a Palmer Museum release. Massad’s work is displayed in several private collections and in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.

 

Comics Unstripped Makes Local News

Comics Unstripped, the current exhibition in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, was featured in stories by the Carlisle Sentinel and PennLive. This exploration of comic art and its impact on society incorporated research from a course on comic art taught by Professor Michael Pittari, professor of art & visual culture, in spring 2018.

Esports Showcased on FOX

Thomas Yantis ’22, business administration, and his eSports teammates were featured in a piece by WMPT Fox 43 reporter Jack Eble. LVC’s team, the first varsity intercollegiate team in Pennsylvania, competed against Penn State and Ohio State at a tournament in Harrisburg. Yantis, from Harrisburg, is a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania eSports Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for the eSports industry.

 

 

 

Dean Randall Pens “Small Talk” Advice for Quartz

Matthew Randall, associate dean, Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success, published “A Lost Art: How to make small talk even if it scares you” on the career guidance site Quartz at Work. Among his starting principles were to Be Curious, Scan for Nonverbal Cues, and Conduct Research.

Collegiate Recovery House Recognized by LD News

Caron Treatment Centers, a leading and nationally recognized not-for-profit provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services, and LVC have partnered through which students recovering from a substance use disorder will complete their undergraduate education at LVC while living on campus in a Collegiate Recovery House. Daniel Walmer ’10 interviewed some of the residents of the house.

Dr. McEvoy’s New Book #1

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, recently published “La Experiencia Invisible. Inmigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú” (The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru), and it was the #1 seller at the Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) stand at the International Book Fair in Peru. The book is based on Dr. McEvoy’s long-term research into the fragmented history of the Irish emigration to Peru and was published by Fondo Editorial UNMSM.

Dr. Valgenti Receives “Excellence in Instruction” Award

Dr. Robert Valgenti, chair and professor of philosophy and director of the E.A.T. (EAT) Research Program, received the 2018 “Excellence in Instruction” award from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. They, along with the Association for the Study of Food and Society, co-sponsor international food studies conferences annually, including five of which Professor Valgenti and his EAT student researchers have attended and presented in the past.

 

Dr. McNulty’s Art on Display at Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence

Apple of My Eye, a painting by Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history, was selected by First Lady Frances Wolf to be displayed at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence. Professor McNulty’s painting is part of the Art of the State Purchase Award Collection in the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Urban Published in Conservation Biology

Dr. Rebecca Urban, associate professor of biology and director of environmental science, and collaborators from 22 primarily undergraduate institutions recently published a paper, “Effects of urbanization on the population structure of freshwater turtles across the United States” in the journal Conservation Biology. Urban’s 2012 and 2013 Environmental Science (BIO 103) and Ecology (BIO 312) classes helped collect data that were used in the article co-written by Professor Urban. This research was made possible through the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN).

Pantalone Debuts Historic Fiction: “Incident on the Road to Canterbury”

Vince Pantalone, longtime football coach and current coordinator of retention support programs, recently published, “Incident on the Road to Canterbury.” Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and elsewhere. The debut book features a young Geoffrey Chaucer 20 years before he wrote “The Canterbury Tales.”