Archive for October 2017

Dr. Romagnolo’s Essay Published by The Ohio State University Press

Dr. Cathy Romagnolo’s essay, “Narrative Disidentification: Beginnings in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” was published as the third chapter in a recent collection published by The Ohio State University Press. Dr. Romagnolo, chair and professor of English, had her work published in Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, which was edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ann Ho, and Shaun Morgan.

Dr. Robbins Featured in Westar Institute Video

Dr. Jeff Robbins—professor of religion, director of American studies, and director of the undergraduate research symposium—is featured in the most recent promotional video for the Westar Institute.


Dr. Robbins serves on the board of directors for Westar, which is dedicated to fostering and communicating the results of cutting-edge scholarship on the history and evolution of the Christian tradition, thereby raising the level of public discourse about questions that matter in society and culture. He also chairs Westar’s academic seminar on “God and the Human Future.”

Dr. Sterner Delivers Keynote at Creighton University

Dr. Elizabeth S. Sterner, assistant professor of chemistry, was invited back to her undergraduate alma mater, Creighton University, to present a research seminar and deliver keynote remarks at the Ferlic Scholars Research Fellows Poster Presentation. While a student, Dr. Sterner received one of these scholarships and worked in the lab of Dr. Stephen Gross.

Dr. Taylor Edits Special Issue of Media–N Journal

Dr. Grant D. Taylor, chair of art & visual culture and professor of art history, served as editor, with Abigail Susik of Willamette University, for the current special issue of Media–N. The issue, “Uncovering News: Reporting and Forms of New Media Art,” can be read here.

Professor Beall’s Works Exhibited at Mary Baldwin University

Karen Beall’s new works on are display at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia this month. Beall, adjunct professor of ceramics and sculpture, has pieces showing as part of her “Over the Hills and Far Away” exhibit.

Professor DelMarcelle’s Prints Acquired by Library of Congress

Adam DelMarcelle, adjunct professor of print making, recently had three of his prints acquired by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The prints, part of his “What Heroin Sounds Like” project, are now part of the permanent collection of their Fine Prints Holdings.

Adam Tavel ’03 Kicks Off 2017–2018 “Writing: A Life” Series

Adam Tavel ’03, professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College, returned to his undergraduate alma mater as the second annual writer-in-residence in LVC’s visiting writers’ series, “Writing: A Life.” Sponsored by the English Department, Tavel spent a week on campus meeting with students one-on-one to discuss their work, visiting creative writing classes, delivering a reading of his work, and presenting as part of the Colloquium.


Regarding Tavel’s visit, senior English major Jackie Chicalese said, “The opportunity to meet one-on-one with Adam Tavel and discuss my work was incredibly beneficial, as I was able to receive unique advice and encouragement from a knowledgeable and award-winning poet. As a mentor, Adam was insightful and sincere, and offered his personal experiences and support to assist in preparing me for a transition from undergraduate writing to graduate.”


Tavel has written three books of poetry, including the forthcoming Catafalque, which won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award, and The Fawn Abyss. His first collection, Plash and Levitation, published by the University of Alaska Press, won the Permafrost Book Prize.


“Writing: A Life” is supported by a President’s Innovation Fund grant.

Dr. McNulty’s Apple of My Eye to be Included in State Museum of Pennsylvania Show

Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, recently had one of her watercolor paintings, Apple of My Eye (1985), selected as part of The Art of the State Purchase Award Collection, 1969–2017. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual juried exhibition Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania is showcasing featured works that were purchased by the museum and added to its permanent collection over five decades.


Barbara Piscioneri McNulty, Apple of My Eye, 1985, Watercolor, 1985 Purchase Award

Annual VALE Media Industry Conference and Inaugural Without A Box Video Contest

The 14th Annual VALE Media Industries Conference, which brings professionals from the music and digital communications industries to campus, will be held Nov. 18. Attendees experience the ins-and-outs of both industries, while having the opportunity to learn directly from current members. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for the event. Admission is free for LVC students and $15 for non-LVC students. Also, come out to our crawl in historic Annville for a night of live music at multiple venues!


In addition, VALE is hosting its inaugural video contest during the conference through Without A Box, which is for student film makers or short makers from all over. Visit here to submit your video and please note there is a $10 submission fee.  

International Leadership Executive to Speak at LVC

Marshall Goldsmith, author of 35 books that have sold more than two million copies, was interviewed by Central Penn Business Journal regarding his Oct. 9 appearance at LVC. Goldsmith will lecture as part of the Business and Economics Department’s inaugural Business Symposium. The free event will be held in partnership with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.