The College’s P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity for Everyone) Network celebrated their recent efforts to improve the College’s Campus Pride Index score. The group, which began as a social group for LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff, worked over the past year to evaluate and improve components of campus related to LGBTQ+ and ally programs. LVC’s Campus Pride Index score increased from a 3-star to a 4-star rating. Members of the network are Dr. Laura Eldred, interim associate provost of undergraduate education; Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Holly Wendt, interim chair of humanities, associate professor of English, and director of creative writing; Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy; and Tyler Cox, associate director of intercultural affairs and inclusion and deputy Title IX coordinator.
Archive for June 2021
Dr. Ivette Guzmán Zavala, professor of Spanish, presented “Par(t)ir en/a Nueva York: la búsqueda de un parto seguro en la autobiografía de Carmen Luisa Justiniano”/“Depart and give birth in Nueva York: the search of a safe birth experience in the autobiography of Carmen Luisa Justiniano” at the Latin American Studies Association Conference on May 26.
Dr. Michael Schroeder, professor of history, was interviewed for the recent Bloomberg Law article “Environmental Justice ‘Finding Voice,’ if Not Votes, in States” article. Dr. Schroeder said “The Pennsylvania Legislature has seen a surge of “environmental injustice” bills this year,” among other notes, in the article.
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICUP) acknowledged President James MacLaren in its Presidents Update for his leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, as noted in a recent PennLive op-ed and live Facebook panel. AICUP president Tom Foley gave Dr. MacLaren and his fellow presidential panelist “kudos” for participating in “We can thank Pennsylvania’s responsible college students for not spreading COVID-19.”
A book review on Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru was published on Studi Irlandesi (an Italian journal of Irish Studies, Firenze University Press, pp. 491–493). Dr. McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, also was invited by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland to present a webinar, “Irish Diaspora in Peru: Challenges and Contributions.” The webinar is part of the celebration for the Bicentennial Week of Peru in Ireland.
Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy Presented at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention
Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training; Emily Stratton ’19, D’21; Jacob Dgien ’19, D’21; Lindsey Topper ’21; Dr. Marcia Epler, associate professor of physical therapy; and Dr. Robert Creath, associate professor of exercise science and director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab, presented COVID-19 Quarantine: Impact on Functional Mobility and Pain in Older Adults at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention, June 12.
President James MacLaren and Arianna Genna ’22, political science and social justice & civic engagement, were highlighted in a recent op-ed by Joyce Davis H’17, PennLive opinion editor. Davis interviewed President MacLaren and Genna for “We can thank Pennsylvania’s responsible college students for not spreading COVID-19.”
Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, represented the American Physical Therapy Association in a roundtable with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently. Dr. Miller participated in the conversation comprised of organizations representing health care providers. Participants spoke with Dr. LaShawn McIver, director of the U.S. Office of Minority Health regarding partner experiences, as they relate to the LGBTQ+ population, vaccine rollout, and other Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace topics.