Dr. Raymond Schaak ’98, chemistry, was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Shaak is the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University.
Archive for December 2017
Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).
LVC is well known for student-faculty collaborations that lead to presentations and publications. However, two current students – Paige Bryson (English and business administration) and Rachael Speck (English) – took the next step by writing “Navigating Undergraduate Publications,” which was recently published on “Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.” The writers created a list of college literary journals, including LVC’s own Green Blotter, that welcome student submissions. Bryson is managing editor for Green Blotter, and Speck is an assistant poetry editor for the long-running annual publication.
Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics and faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships, was quoted in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s story on how to “Choose the Right College Major for Law School.” Dr. Benesch, who also serves as the director of the College’s Law and Society Program, noted to “be sure to double major in a mainstream liberal arts discipline,” among other advice.
Animal Years, a trio that includes Anthony Spinnato ’11, music recording technology (audio & music production) on drums, was featured on Rolling Stone‘s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Anthony also is studio manager at The Cutting Room in New York City, whose clients range from Jay-Z and John Legend to Dashboard Confessional and David Byrne.
Ok, not everywhere, but in quite a few media outlets… Dr. Lou Manza’s, chair and professor of psychology, recent article on Charles Manson – and his followers in particular – “Exploiting the Human Need for Emotional Comfort,” was published in numerous media outlets nationwide. Dr. Manza explored the connections between “Manson ‘family,’ such as Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel, and how they become drawn to leaders of cult-like organizations.”
Mike Rhoades ’95, head men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth University, was interviewed regarding his 20-year relationship with Nathan Davis, head men’s basketball coach at Bucknell University. The duo began their coaching careers as assistants under Hal Nunnally, then-head coach of Randolph-Macon University.
Dr. Holly M. Wendt, assistant professor of English, presented at the annual Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Conference in Austin, Texas, as part of the panel “Faculty Development: Bringing it Back to Campus” on Nov. 11. Dr. Wendt highlighted the ways in which they’ve used their experience as a participant in a CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar focused on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route in Spain, to enrich their First Year Experience course, “Get Medieval On It.” The seminar, titled “Modern Debates Along an Ancient Way,” considered the role of the Camino de Santiago in medieval and modern literature, economics, faith, and visual culture.
Barry Streeter ’71, sociology, retired after 39 years as head football coach of Gettysburg College. He began as an assistant coach at Cumberland Valley High School then the University of Delaware. He was inducted into the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, where he was a star football player and lacrosse player as an undergraduate. Streeter finished his college coaching career with 196 wins, 10th best among current NCAA Division III football coaches.