Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, highlighted the history of concerns by U.S. presidents regarding Europe’s free-riding on the U.S. military within the NATO alliance. Noting President Trump’s recent concerns in “The long NATO gravy-train may soon be over for Europe,” Dolan noted, “he [President Trump] seemingly joins the ranks of nearly every U.S. administration since the organization was founded.” Dr. Dolan’s book, Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy, was published by Rowan and Littlefield in October 2018.
President Lewis E. Thayne, on behalf of Lebanon Valley College, signed a dual-admissions agreement with Reading Area Community College (RACC), which was represented by its president, Dr. Susan D. Looney. The partnership will make it more seamless for RACC students to pursue specific majors at LVC, including actuarial science, music business, and the accelerated accounting/MBA program. This is the second dual-admission agreement LVC has made with a community college, having been partners with Harrisburg Area Community College for many years.
Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant dean and director of Constellation LVC, was interviewed for “The nitty-gritty of college student success.” Referencing an LVC research project regarding how concussions affect student-athletes, Eldred saw potential toward helping all students, noting “Should we teach grit as a way for students to better achieve their goals?”
The VALE Music Group’s 14th Annual VALE Media Industries Conference, which is focused on some of the most successful women in the music and media industries, including many LVC alumnae, was featured on Susquehanna Style website October 22, 2018. Kristen Merlin, a semi-finalist from season six of the NBC show The Voice, is the keynote speaker and headliner.
In an event organized by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, The Hon. Thomas W. Corbett Jr. ’71 spoke to more than 100 area high school students during the new Youth Civic Engagement Symposium held at LVC. Students also heard from and met U.S. District Court Chief Judge Christopher Conner, state representatives Mike Folmer and Frank Ryan, among others.
Kathryn Hockenbury ’18, one of three LVC Fulbright honorees this past spring, is researching the history of the triple harp at Bangor University in Wales. The Daily Post article highlighted Kathryn as the College’s first Fulbright resident and the music major’s distinctive research while pursuing her master’s degree.
Dr. Jim Scott, professor emeritus of German, translated Broken Carousel: German-Jewish Soldier-Poets of the Great War, edited by Peter C. Appelbaum (Stone Tower Books, Silverton, Ore.). The book includes 17 poems, including 11 poets who died at the front according to reviewer Ritchie Robertson, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of the Queen’s College.
“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, 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.
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.