Archive for November 2017

Basketball Teams Cruise to Victory in Respective Season Openers

LVC had a successful opening night on the hard court with the men defeating Cairn University 83–68 and the women handling Misericordia University 64–59. The men were led by 41 points from Sam Light ’18, 14 from Will Boccanfuso, and a double-double by Andy Orr (19 points, 17 rebounds). The women had three players in double digits—Emily Mealy ’21 (17), Becky Evans ’18 (15), and Caroline Scarff ’20 (14)—and Anne Lehr ’19 added 10 assists, the second-highest in program history. In addition to being the game’s high scorer for both teams, Mealy made it a double-double with 10 rebounds in her collegiate debut.

Research Co-Authored by Dr. Stylianides Published in “Frontiers in Neuroscience”

Dr. Georgios A. Stylianides, associate professor of exercise science, co-authored a paper with colleagues from Qatar and France that was published in “Frontiers in Neuroscience.” He conducted the research on Session–RPE Method for Training Load Monitoring: Validity, Ecological Usefulness, and Influencing Factors with colleagues from Qatar University, University of Lyon, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, and Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital.


Haddad, M., Stylianides, G., Djaoui, L., Dellal, A., & Chamari, K. (2017, November 2). Session-RPE method for training load monitoring: Validity, ecological usefulness, and influencing factors. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11(612).

Art Students and Alumna Co-Present Papers at Conference Highlighting Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Exhibitions

Rebecca Worhach ’16 (art & art history), Rebekka Carpenter ’18 (art & visual culture and historical communications double major, physics minor), Sarah Johnson ’18 (art & art history, world classics minor), and Audrey Reiley ’18 (art & art history with minors in world classics and philosophy) co-presented a session, “Developing Innovative Projects for Gallery Education Outreach,” at the Pennsylvania State Arts and Education Symposium in Camp Hill Nov. 2. Worhach, an assistant in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, and the three seniors co-presented with Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Gallery and assistant professor of art history, on the follow LVC exhibits:


Audrey Reiley—Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings (Jan. 15–Mar. 13, 2016)

Sarah Johnson—LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture (April 1–May 15, 2016)

Rebecca Worhach—Now Showing: An American Century at the Movies (Sept. 2–Oct. 16, 2016)

Rebekka Carpenter—Dutchirican: A Latino History in Central Pennsylvania (June 30–Aug. 13, 2017)

Rebecca Dertinger ’19 Co-Presents Her Co-Authored Research Paper in Philadelphia

Rebecca Dertinger ’19, a double major in global studies and international business who also has minors in politics and law and society, co-presented “Banning People: U.S. Refugee Policy from Obama to Trump,” in Philadelphia Nov. 10. She co-authored the collaborative research paper with Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, and together they presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association meetings.

Men’s Ice Hockey Team Recognized by CBS 21 for Service

Members of the College’s men’s ice hockey team volunteered to help Annville Police patrol the town’s streets on trick-or-treat night this year. The local CBS affiliate acknowledged this service and the guidance of Don Parsons, head coach.

Hometown Newspaper Notes Dan Pfeil’s ’00 LVC Hall of Fame Induction

Dan Pfeil ’00, business administration, was featured in the Pottsville Republican Herald after being inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend. Pfeil is men’s basketball all-time leader in blocked shots (185) and third on the program’s all-time rebound list (778), among other accomplishments.

Jonathan Lutz ’97 Hired as Associate Director of the Associated Petroleum Industries

Jonathan Lutz ’97, political science and psychology, was hired Nov. 6 as associate director for the Associated Petroleum Industries’ Pennsylvania division. He previously was executive director for the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Rev. Carolyn Gillette’s ’82 Hymn about Texas Church Massacre Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Rev. Carolyn Gillette ’82, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, was interviewed after writing a hymn in honor of the 26 people killed at the First Baptist Church in Texas. The article, “From Texas shootings to hurricanes, Overbrook pastor turns news into hymns,” notes that Rev. Gillette, a religion major, has written more than 300 hymns in response to gun violence, natural disasters, and other topics, including a piece commissioned by Bishop Peggy Johnson ’75, and honorary LVC trustee and Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Dolan’s Opinion Piece on Obama–Trump Published in Newsweek; New Book Deal Signed

Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, wrote an opinion piece, “Obama First Tapped into the Roots of Trump’s America,” that was published on Newsweek Nov. 8. Dr. Dolan highlighted some surprisingly similar international policies and statements between the current and past president, yet some especially important differences.


Dr. Dolan also signed a contract with Rowan and Littlefield to publish Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy in 2018.

Dr. Dompier on Distinguished Panel in Chicago Regarding CTE in Football Players

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, will present on “Coach Education and Practice Restrictions in Youth Football: A Longitudinal Study” at the 110/111 NFL Brains: Myths, Truth and Insight about CTE conference in Chicago next week. Fellow panelists include Dr. Julian Bailes, chief of neurosurgery at NorthShore University Hospital—who was played by Alec Baldwin in the movie Concussion—and Dr. William Barr, director of neuropsychology at the New York University School of Medicine.