Archive for October 2021

Dr. Dolan Quoted in LebTown Election Article

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science and director of the Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies Program, was interviewed for the recent LebTown article, “Here’s what’s on the ballot for the Nov. 2. Election.” Dr. Dolan suggested voter turnout could be higher than traditionally due to heated school board races in response to the pandemic.

Dr. Josephson Participates on Panel to Discuss Her Book Chapter

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and associate professor of business administration, will participate on a panel during the Virtual Learning Environments and Employability conference Nov. 16. Her presentation highlighted her recent chapter, Minding the Competency Gap From College to Career: The Value of Virtual Teaming and VLEs for Skill Development (pp. 268–288), which she wrote for Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace. Dr. Josephson will be joined on the panel by faculty from the United Kingdom (Robert Gordon University), Canada (Providence University College), and the United States (Baylor University).

Dr. Pitonyak and Physics Students Speak at Major Conferences

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, recently gave three invited or contributed talks, and two physics majors—Michel Malda ’22 and Ben Gordon ’22—gave talks at major conferences. On Oct. 13, Malda presented “Updated QCD Global Analysis of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetries” and Gordon spoke about “Analysis of the cos(2φ) Modulation in Semi-Inclusive Deep-Inelastic Scattering” at the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting, where Dr. Pitonyak gave a contributed talk, “Update on the Jefferson Lab Angular Momentum Collaboration’s Global Analysis of SSAs.”  

Dr. Pitonyak also gave an invited talk, “Status of Phenomenology for the Transversity Distribution,” at the 5th Workshop on the QCD Structure of the Nucleon on Oct. 4, followed by “Small-x Helicity Evolution and the Proton Spin Puzzle” at the 24th International Spin Symposium on Oct. 22.

Moyer-Drabick Awarded Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Wendy Moyer-Drabick, MBA, adjunct instructor in business administration, was awarded the 2021 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. It is the eighth year that she has received the award in part due to her success running Moyer-Drabick & Associates Ltd., a full-service accounting and IT consulting business she founded in 2002

Schmidt’s ’22 Heaney Abstract Accepted for International Conference

Liam Schmidt ’22, an English and Spanish double major, learned that his abstract, Rethinking Seamus Heaney’s “At a Potato Digging”: A Challenge to History’s Efforts to Explain the Past, was accepted for the VIII Biannual Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Conference. This international conference is hosted by SILAS (Ireland), the Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, W. B Yeats Chair of Irish Studies(Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil), Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (Argentina), Universidad del Pacífico, and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario (Perú). The conference will held virtually Nov. 23–26. 

Athletic Training Students Volunteer at Boston Marathon

Athletic training graduate students Cole Hartert ’21, M’22, Alexis Prettyman ’21, M’22, Autumn Gessner ’21, M’22, Kaylee Scheirer ’21, M’22, Erika Schell ’21, M’22, and Morgan Martin ’21, M’22 served as medical staff volunteers at the 125th Boston Marathon on Oct. 11. The students continued a longtime LVC connection that traces back to 2011 when their professor, Dr. Joe Murphy, director and associate professor of athletic training, began volunteering as a medical advisor for the historic race.

Four Alumni Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar

Cassidy Decosmo, Esq., ’18, Caitlyn Dryden, Esq., ’18, Adam Filbert, Esq., ’18, and Andrew Luch, Esq., ’18 were admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners announced on Oct. 15. Decosmo, Dryden, and Luch graduated from LVC with degrees in political science, and Filbert earned his undergraduate degree in digital communications.

Dr. Marx Publishes Student-Faculty Research in Journal of American College Health

Dr. Jenna M. Marx’s, assistant professor of psychology, article, Perceptions of cigarettes and e-cigarettes: Does health literacy matter? was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of American College Health. Alyssa Miller ’20, Alexa Windsor ’19, Jasmine Locke ’21, and Emily Frazier ’21 co-authored the article with Dr. Marx. 

Dr. Josephson Interviewed for The Soul of Enterprise

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and associate professor of business administration, was a guest expert on The Soul of Enterprise podcast on Oct. 1. Dr. Josephson discussed “Woke Capitalism” with the show’s hosts.