New Single by Instructor Keown’s Ensemble icarus Quartet

Matt Keown, adjunct instructor in music (percussion), announced the video release of his ensemble icarus Quartet’s first single from their upcoming album. Big Things by Michael Laurello features Keown on percussion. The full album, also titled Big Things, will be available in physical, digital, and streaming formats everywhere on Furious Artisans Records on June 17.

Kristie Houck’s ’22 Internship Work Featured in The Neighborhood Advocate

Kristie Houck ’22, psychology and sociology, was featured in a recent article on The Neighborhood Advocate, “YAP’s Wraparound Services Help Pennsylvania Girls Gain Confidence Through Acting.” Houck, who has been an advocate at Youth Advocate Program (YAP) in Lebanon for two years, served an internship at YAP this semester to complete her psychology major requirements. She inspired two girls to add acting as a hobby, with the duo later performing as cast members in “The Pony Expresso,” a melodrama produced by The St. James Players.  

Ten Students Receive Zerbe Scholarships to Study Abroad in Costa Rica and Germany

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, announced that 10 LVC students were awarded Zerbe Scholarships to help offset study abroad costs. Petra Stanavage ’23 (actuarial science, German Concentration), will study in Wurzburg, Germany, and nine students will study in Costa Rica this summer: Amber Arnold ’22 (criminal justice and Spanish double major), Angelina Coleianne ’23 (global studies, Spanish minor), Elianna Fitzpatrick ’23 (global studies and international business, Spanish minor), Ellie Flores ’24 (early childhood and special education, Spanish minor), Griffin Weidler ’22 (exercise science, Spanish minor), Tyler Snavely ’25 (biology, Spanish minor), Victoria Fredericksen ’25 (English, Spanish minor), Victoria Moreno ’25 (exploratory, Spanish minor), and Yonaira Seguinot Velásquez ’23 (psychology, Applied Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor).  

A record number of 14 students will study in Costa Rica this summer! This is a faculty-led program with classes in Spanish and cultural excursions led by Dr. McEvoy. 

The Wurzburg, Germany, program is led by Dr. Rick Chamberlin, associate professor of French, German, and global studies. He will teach and lead excursions for two LVC students and 12 students from other colleges and universities. 

Dr. Dompier among Keynotes for ACC Summit

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, was among four keynote speakers for the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Health and Safety Summit in Greensboro, N.C. He was joined by Dr. LaTisha Bader (Women’s Recovery in Dillon, Colo.), Dr. Doug Aukerman (Oregon State University), and Dr. Cameron Wolfe (Duke University School of Medicine) to host sessions on injury surveillance, drug testing, and suicide prevention, among others. Dr. Dompier presented, “Injury Surveillance and Athletic Trainers: A Practical Approach for Applying Data that Athletic Trainers Collect to Inform Clinical Practice and Prevent Injuries with Individual Institutions and Sports.”

Nearly 20 Criminal Justice and Sociology Majors Present Research at Regional Conference

Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, announced that 19 criminal justice and sociology majors, many of whom have second majors, presented their yearlong scholarly research projects at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference. More than 60 undergraduates from 18 regional colleges and universities participated in the conference. The LVC student names and presentation titles were:

  • Living in a Social World: The Effects of Social Connectedness and Work Type on General Happiness by Courtney Metz ’23, sociology
  • Looking Deeper in the Mind: The Effects of Social Connectedness and Satisfaction with Social Life on Mental Health by Katie Fair ’23, sociology
  • Shining a Light on Policing: The Effects of Race and Political Ideology on Policing Attitudes by Dylan Ruhl ’22, criminal justice and history
  • Understanding Police Use of Force: The Effects of Race and Sex on Views of Police Use of Force by Hunter LeRoux ’23, criminal justice
  • A Crisis, a Natural Event, or a Hoax?: The Effects of Political Views and Religiosity on Environmental Attitudes by Amber Arnold ’22, criminal justice and Spanish
  • Getting High on Racism: The Effects of Racial Prejudice on Views on Marijuana Legalization by Bryan Gower ’23, criminal justice and psychology
  • Suffering from Weight Change and Mental Strain? Maybe COVID is to Blame: The Effects of Health, Sex, and Views of the Seriousness of COVID19 by Ryan Stroh ’22, sociology
  • Law and Order: The Effects of The Media and Race on Perceptions of Policing by Jake Abruzzese ’23, criminal justice
  • Thought Police: The Effects of Race and Political Ideology on Views of Police Use of Force by Benjamin Tressler ’23, criminal justice
  • The Grass That Broke the Country’s Back: The Effects of Ideal Number of Children and Attitudes Toward Government Spending on Drug Rehabilitation on Views of Legalization of Marijuana by Amanda Keller ’23 criminal justice
  • There is No Planet B: The Effects of Age, Sex, and Environmental Effects on Neighborhoods on Attitudes Towards the Environment by Kylie Beagell ’22, sociology
  • An Eye for an Eye: The Effects of Political Ideology, Sex and Educational Attainment on Views of the Death Penalty as a Punishment for Murder by Emma Conradi ’23, criminal justice
  • Till Death Do Us Part: The Effects of Ideal Number of Children and Education on Marital Happiness by Jade Julius ’23, sociology
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: The Effects of Age and Views of Sex Education on Views of Teen Sex by Paige Vennie ’22, business administration and sociology
  • Staying Safe: The Effects of Sexual Orientation and Political Views on Views of Sex Education in Public Schools by Sidney Wike ’23, criminal justice
  • Guns Under Fire: The Effects of Political Ideology and Sex on Views of Gun Control by Tim Convery ’23, criminal justice
  • The Ultimate Punishment: The Effects of Sex and Political Views on Views of the Death Penalty by Abigail Radcliffe ’23, criminal justice
  • Gun Control Based on Worldview: The Effects of Religious Affiliation, Religiosity, and Spirituality on Views of Gun Control by Colin Krieg ’23, criminal justice
  • Shadow of Death: The Effects of Religiosity and Spirituality on Views of the Death Penalty by Hannah McCurdy ’22, criminal justice

Dr. Dolan Cited as Expert in Newsweek Article

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, was recently quoted in the Newsweek article, “Will Russia Invade Moldova Next? Experts Weigh In.” Dr. Dolan, serving a Fulbright appointment in The Republic of North Macedonia, “The problem for NATO is that the presence of Russian troops in Transnistria allows Russia to rapidly use its military forces to defend its interests in Eastern Europe, and maintain its presence on behalf of Russian speakers and minorities.”

Dr. Josephson Confirmed as FreedomFest Speaker

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, professor of business administration, will be a speaker during this summer’s FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Josephson will be among a group of distinguished speakers that include 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, business leader Steve Forbes, and faculty and experts from across the globe.

Dr. Veenhuizen, Jacob Franklin ’23, and Collin Barker ’19 Publish Student-Faculty Research

Student researcher Jacob Franklin ’23 (physics) and alumnus Collin Barker ’19 (physics) are co-authors with Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, on an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Optical Materials. Dr. Veenhuizen is the lead author of the article, “The role of glass composition in the 3D laser fabrication of lithium niobate single crystal in lithium niobosilicate glass,” which explains how glass composition controls the nucleation and growth of crystals in glass and how this can be leveraged to create single crystals, a valuable result for making single crystal architectures in glass for optical applications. Co-authors of the article also include collaborators from Lehigh University and Corning Incorporated.

Dr. Davis Presents Pair of Sessions at State Conference

Dr. Sharon Davis, director of music education and associate professor of music, presented two sessions at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual conference in early April. She presented her first session, “Modern Band in the Classroom: Performing, Creating, and Assessment,” with three graduates of the Modern Band Certificate Program, Dan Brenner ’02, Dean Packard-Howey ’16, and Kayla Kurtz. Brenner and Packard-Howey also earned their bachelor’s at LVC. Dr. Davis also presented on the “Redefining General Music” panel discussion. 

Dr. Frank Interviewed for CBS21 Story

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, was interviewed for a recent CBS TV21 story, “Healthcare workers of the future, program hopes to fill need in burdened healthcare system.” In the story, Dr. Frank noted “In the COVID-19 era, we saw athletic trainers really being pulled into other things like giving vaccines. It was really neat to see that we can be flexible healthcare providers.”