Simpatico Studios, founded and run by Jill Kidulic Whiskeyman ’07 and Steve Whisleyman ’09, both double majors in English and digital communications, was named a 2019 Best Branding Agency by DesignRush. Simpatico Studies, a B2B marketing agency and small business marketing agency specializing in brand identity design, web design and development, and integrated marketing communications, was also named fourth in the state among Best Logo Design Companies and fifth in Pennsylvania among Best Graphic Design and Print Design Companies. Brxton Kocher ’17 is senior account planner and producer at Simpatico.
Director of Creative Writing and Assistant Professor of English Holly M. Wendt presented “One Pilgrim’s Progress on the Camino de Santiago” at the 2019 Casper College Humanities Festival in Wyoming in February. The Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, is an ancient pilgrimage route leading to Santiago de Compostela. Popularized in the Middle Ages, the Camino still attracts pilgrims for reasons both sacred and secular from all over the world. In their presentation, Wendt described the rich tapestry of history, art, and cultural exchange that underpins the Camino de Santiago and reflected on their personal experiences as pilgrim, scholar, and writer.
The Council of Independent Colleges announced that faculty of Lebanon Valley College were selected for a group of 26 member colleges and universities to form a new Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance. The consortium will pilot new pedagogical techniques and discover how to connect what students learn in the classroom to career preparation. Faculty participants took part in the Association of College and University Educator’s online Course in Effective Teaching Practices with a Concentration in Career Guidance and Readiness.
Yeargin S.W., Dompier T.P., Casa D.J., Hirschhorn R.M., Kerr Z.Y. Epidemiology of Exertional Heat Illnesses in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes During the 2009–2010 Through 2014–2015 Academic Years. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019;54(1). doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-504-17.
Dompier T.P., Kucera K.L., Derzner J., Casa D.J., Register-Mihalik J., Guskiewicz K.M. Sudden Death, Near Death and Catastrophic Injury Reporting: A ‘Call to Action’ for Athletic Trainers. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018;53(11). doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-77-18
Simon J., Snyder Valier A.R., Kerr Z.Y., Djoko A., Marshall S.W., Dompier T.P. Changes in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures from the Time of Injury to Return to Play in Adolescent Athletes at Secondary Schools with an Athletic Trainer. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018;53(7). Doi:10.4085/1062-6050-553-15.
Grooms D.R, Simon J.E, Dalton S.L., Dompier T.P., Kerr Z.Y. High School Athletic Trainer Services for Knee Injuries. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018; 53(10). doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48-17.
Dr. Thomas Dompier’s, associate professor of athletic training, op-ed “Unfair play: Insurance costs are making football, other sports, prohibitively expensive,” published on USA Today Feb. 6. USA Today previously published Dompier op-eds Aug. 27, 2018, “I’m donating my brain to science for the sake of football and facts. Really.”; and April 25, 2018, “Replacing youth tackle football with flag football might not make our children safer.”
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the lead author on an article published with colleagues from Lehigh University, Corning Incorporated, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The article, “Ferroelectric domain engineering of lithium niobate single crystal confined in glass,” was published on January 29 in the journal MRS Communications. It also appeared in several on several other sites, including Space Today. The focus of the article was how lithium niobate single crystals, fabricated in glass using a laser, preserve their ferroelectric functionality within the confines of the surrounding glass.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, was invited to give a talk at the Workshop on Novel Probes of Nucleon Structure in SIDIS, e+e- and pp (FF2019) at Duke University in March. The workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss new results with the goal of improving our understanding of the internal structure and formation of nuclear matter. Dr. Pitonyak’s presentation is “Higher-Twist Fragmentation Functions in Transverse-Spin Observables.”
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored an article with colleagues from Penn State, UCLA, New Mexico State, and Los Alamos National Lab that was published Jan. 14 in the Journal of High Energy Physics. The article, “Polarized hyperon production in single-inclusive electron-positron annihilation at next-to-leading order,” focused on their research on how particles called hyperons are formed from the energy released when an electron and positron travel close to the speed of light, collide, and then annihilate each other.
Dr. James Broussard, professor of history and director of the Center for Political History, was quoted in the recent New York Times article by Mihir Zaveri, Shutdowns Are ‘All Games of Chicken.” Broussard shared the history of federal government spending, noting “The executive department, especially the military, would make contracts and then Congress would have to find the money to pay for them or else default on them.”
Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, published an op-ed, President Pelosi? Thanks Putin, on PennLive three days before Christmas. In the piece, Alladin noted “One possible unintended consequence of Russian interference into the 2016 election could be the Pelosi presidency.”