Archive for September 2017

Princeton Review Acknowledges Lebanon Valley College on its Annual “Guide to 365 Green Colleges”

Lebanon Valley College has been featured as one of the top environmentally sustainable colleges in the country in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Guide to 365 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2016–2017 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

Artist-in-Residence Receives Grant for Retrospective and Book

Dan Massad, LVC’s long-time artist-in-residence and adjunct in the art & visual culture program, received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to cover costs for a retrospective of his work being organized by the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University. Massad’s exhibition at Palmer opens Sept. 18, 2018. The $25,000 grant will also cover a book tracking the artist’s work history, which will be distributed through Penn State University Press.

Hayes and Jones Run Over FDU-Florham, 24–14

LVC improved to 2–1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference after the football team’s 24–14 victory over Jersey’s FDU-Florham on Saturday. Senior Jon Jones, a sociology major with a law and society minor, led all rushers with 73 yards on the ground. Classmate Paxson Hayes, a business administration major, led the scoring with two rushing touchdowns. It was the teams’ annual Coach to Cure MD game at Henry and Gladys Arnold Field. Levi Haines, who is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, once again served as honorary caption.

Dr. Eggert Receives Major Composition Commission

Dr. Scott Eggert, professor emeritus of music, has received a commission from Dr. Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Pennsylvania State University, for a major new work: an hour-long choral and instrumental cantata written in observance of the centenary of the Armistice that effectively ended World War I. The work will receive its premiere performance by Dr. Kiver and the Penn State Concert Choir during the inaugural season of Penn State’s new recital hall on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 2018.

Dr. Hubler Presents in San Francisco

James Harrington and the Logic of the Balance: Aristotle Transformed, written by Dr. Noel Hubler, interim chair and professor of philosophy, was selected as a featured paper for the Political Thought and Philosophy Division at the American Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco Sept. 1.

Harrington is the chief interpreter of Classical Republicanism to 17th Century England, whose influence extended to the American Founding Fathers. Although his status as a Republican theorist has been challenged by several historians, Dr. Hubler showed that Harrington is indeed a Republican theorist, drawing the main principles of his theory from Aristotle, modifying some of them under the influence of Francis Bacon’s scientific theories.


Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record High 513 New Students

A record 513 first year and transfer students arrived on campus, and the 466 students in the Class of 2021 make it one of the largest first-year classes in the College’s history. This year’s new students included 47 transfer students.

“The Class of 2021 found LVC to be a great fit due to their many interests inside and outside the classroom and the knowledge that our faculty, staff, and current students will help them achieve their goals,” said Edwin Wright, vice president of enrollment management.

Student-Faculty Summer Researcher Gary Dise ’20 Featured

Gary Dise ’20, chemistry, was featured as one of nearly 50 science students who participated in student-faculty research in the sciences this past summer. He was a member of the research group led by Dr. Anderson Marsh, Vernon and Doris Bishop Professor of Chemistry and director of the chemistry engineering track.

Michael Harnish ’15 Wins Valley’s Fastest Man Championship

Michael Harnish ’15, an actuarial science major and accounting minor, successfully defended his Valley’s Fast Man series championship after winning the Giants Despair Challenge, the third and final one-mile race in the series. Harnish was a two-time All-American in track while at LVC.

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Listed as Top Things to Do Near Hershey

LVC’s Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery was recognized among “The best things to do on a visit to Hershey, PA” compiled by Thrillist. The site devoted to food, entertainment, and more also noted Annville’s Allen Theatre on its list.

Green Dot Recognized

Jenny Murphy Shifflet, chief executive officer of Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARC) since 1988, was recently honored for her almost 30 years of service. Among her accomplishments was working with LVC faculty and staff to create the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program at The Valley.