Archive for July 2021

Athletic Training Program Going Strong

The 2021 Master of Athletic Training cohort had a 100% first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam. The cohort’s average score was 83 points above the national average. The 2023 cohort enrollment is 50% higher than the national average.

Dr. Schroeder, Lebanon NAACP Featured in Lebanon Daily News

Dr. Michael Schroeder, professor of history, was interviewed for “Antiracist activism gains traction in Lebanon with chartering of NAACP and new protests,” in a recent Lebanon Daily News article. Dr. Schroeder was one of five members of the organizing committee who helped establish a new Lebanon County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and most prominent Civil Rights organization. LVC alumnus Cornell Wilson ’96 was one of the other five members.

Beidler ’23 Creates Digital Arboretum

Jake Beidler ’23, environmental science, recently created a digital map of the College’s nearly 1,000 trees to create an online LVC Arboretum. He used the 2018 Campus Tree Inventory done by Good’s Tree Care for Facilities, collected twigs from almost all species to create herbarium specimens, photographed the specimens, checked the GPS coordinates, and mapped the trees.

Genna’s ’23 Op-Ed Published by PennLive

Ariana Genna ’23, political science and social justice & civic engagement, had an opinion piece, “Dismantling disinformation surrounding Black Lives Matter” published by PennLive this week. Genna, an Allwein Scholar, provided facts noting the “false narrative that BLM [Black Lives Matter] protests are violent and hateful has spread through disinformation.” She explores where this disinformation stems from and the importance of thinking and learning critically.

Dr. Prince, Dr. Rasmussen, Professor Rosenberg Add New Roles

Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, will serve as director of CETL and Faculty Professional Development in 2021–22. Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry, will assume the role as director of Constellation for 2021–22. And, Terri Rosenberg, assistant professor of English, will oversee the First-Year Experience as director for 2021–22.

Dr. Machado Selected for San Francisco Sound Art Exhibition

Dr. Robert Machado/Civyiu Kkliu, chair of humanities and director of English, was a member of a group honored to participate in How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective artwork created by The ECOPOESIS Project. The exhibition is the result of a multi-year initiative led by the Architectural Ecologies Lab and MFA in Writing program at California College of the Arts. The project was initiated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, a response by the Ecopoesis Project to continue their collaborative explorations of emotions and thought towards action around climate change. It will be on view as a large-scale public projection at the San Francisco Ferry Building from June 25 to July 10, 2021.

The audio recordings and environmental descriptions are compiled into a layered stream of sound and text, a visual and aural landscape of ecological observations collected during this unique time. The individual contributions meld together with a visualization of seismic data collected on April 22, representing the concurrent geological sound occurring at a planetary scale.