Archive for November 2017

Thomas Weik ’64 Featured in Reading Eagle

Thomas Weik ’64, president and chief information officer for Weik Capital Management Inc., was recently interviewed in the Reading Eagle regarding his firm, friendship with Warren Buffett, and love of playing bridge. In the article, “The Conversation: Thomas W. Weik,” Weik, a psychology graduate, also spoke about how his firm grew to include employees worldwide, including from Croatia and Nepal.



Dr. Harris Published in Assessment Update

Using National Benchmarking Data to Improve Student Learning in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College,” written by Dr. Marc Harris, associate dean of academic affairs, was published in the September–October issue of Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education.

Renee McGovern ’06 Presents As Part of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Renee McGovern ’06, actuarial science and economics, presented “When Triangles Fail” Nov. 7 as part of the annual Mathematical Sciences Colloquium. McGovern, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and assistant vice president at Chubb in Philadelphia, spoke about how traditional reserving techniques fail for some types of major claims.

Madeline Teitsma ’21 Selected to Attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Madeline Teitsma ’21, a music and music education double  major from Newton, N.J., was one of just 18 students from nine Jersey counties to be selected to attend a national 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., later this month. According to the article, “The conference will focus on the Cooperative Extension System’s belief that young people can be significant partners in addressing the issues that face our nation, especially those affecting youth.”


Dr. Dompier Co-Authors Five New Published Manuscripts on Sport Injuries

Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, has had a prolific start to the semester, co-authoring five manuscripts that were published in September and October. The publications—based on research with youth, high school, and college athletes—appeared in Sports Health, Journal of Athletic Training (2), Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise as follows:   


Baugh C.M., Weintraub G.S., Gregory A.J., Djoko A., Dompier T.P., Kerr Z.Y. Descriptive Epidemiology of Injuries Sustained in National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, 2013-2014 to 2014-2015.  Sports Health. 2017, Oct 1.


Morris K., Simon J., Grooms D.R., Starkey C., Dompier T.P., Kerr Z.Y. The Epidemiology of Overuse Conditions in Youth Football and High School Football Players. Journal of Athletic Training. 2017, Sept. 26.


Kerr Z.Y., Zuckerman S.L., Wasserman E.B., Vander Vegt C.B., Yengo-Kahn A., Buckley T.A., Solomon G.S., Sills A.K., Dompier T.P. Factors associated with post-concussion syndrome in high school student-athletes. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. 2017, Sept. 14.


Rizzone K.H., Ackerman K.E., Roos K.G., Dompier T.P., Kerr Z.Y. Epidemiology of Stress Fractures in Collegiate Student-Athletes, 2004-2005 Through 2013-2014 Academic Years. Journal of Athletic Training. 2017, Sept. 22.


Kerr Z.Y., Lincoln A.E., Dodge T., Yeargin S.W., Covassin T.M., Nittoli V.C., Mensch J., Roos K.G., Dompier T.P., Caswell S.V. Epidemiology of Youth Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Injuries in the 2015-2016 Seasons. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017, Sept. 7.

DiMatteo Holsinger, Lehr, and Siegel Honored

Three current or former members of the College’s Board of Trustees will be honored tonight during the Central Penn Business Journal’s Business of the Year Awards. Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, chief executive officer of ASK Foods, Inc., and William Lehr Jr., community volunteer and former longtime chair of Capital BlueCross, will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame during the 14th annual event. In addition, Conrad Siegel, president of Conrad Siegel Actuaries, is one of two business owners to be recognized as Business of the Year 2017 (100+ employees).


DiMatteo Holsinger has been an LVC trustee since 1993 and currently chairs the Academic/Student Affairs Committee. She also serves on the board’s Executive Committee and Finance & Administration Committee. Lehr, trustee emeritus, began serving on LVC’s board in 1999, including two terms as chair of the board. Siegel previously served several terms on LVC’s board.   #CBPJBOY

Joe Bennett ’15 Featured as “Man of Valor”

Joe Bennett ’15, accounting, was featured in a story, “Growing up without parents, Paterson brothers turned to church dancing,” Oct. 26. Bennett is a member of the “Men of Valor,” a ministry of dance comprised of members of the Community Baptist Church of Love in Paterson, N.J.


Dr. Kyle Ward ’09 Does Impressive Research to Help Inmate Re-Entry

Dr. Kyle Ward ’09, assistant professor of criminal justice and the University of Northern Colorado, was recognized for his research program, which looks to increase connections between prison inmates and their children. Dr. Ward, a criminal justice and psychology double major at LVC, started a program to study how incarceration affects parenting.



Dr. Dryden Gets Honorable Mention Nod for Fiction

Dr. Phylis Dryden, professor emerita of English, received an honorable mention in the 2017 Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction) competition. Dr. Dyden’s piece, “Woman-with-Bump-on-Her-Nose,” presents a whimsical view of her Iroquois ancestry. She wa one of just two authors to receive this distinction.


Dr. Sterner Guest Lectures at Elizabethtown College

Dr. Liz Sterner, assistant professor of chemistry, held a seminar as a guest of Elizabethtown College’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oct. 27. Dr. Sterner discussed “Body Armor, Soft Robots, and Surgical Gloves: Designing Soft Materials for Tough Applications.”