Dave Shapiro, eSports director of operations, announced that LVC will add Call of Duty and Paladins to its competitive options for esports athletes this fall. The additions bring the total of games in which LVC student-athletes will compete to nine, including six not played competitively by many collegiate teams in the region. The College also competes nationally and internationally in Counter Strike (CS:GO), Fighting Games such as Super Smash Bros, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Smite.
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Dr. Thomas Dompier’s, associate professor of athletic training, op-ed “Unfair play: Insurance costs are making football, other sports, prohibitively expensive,” published on USA Today Feb. 6. USA Today previously published Dompier op-eds Aug. 27, 2018, “I’m donating my brain to science for the sake of football and facts. Really.”; and April 25, 2018, “Replacing youth tackle football with flag football might not make our children safer.”
Dave Shapiro, senior director of information technology and chief information officer, and Coulson Miller ’19, a business administration major with a minor in computer & data science, were interviewed in a story by York Daily Record video journalist Cameron Clark regarding LVC having the state’s first varsity intercollegiate eSports team. The video and accompanying photo slide show was picked up by USA Today and ran on its home page.
The new Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion has bustled with classes, events, and lectures since opening in August. But the most important aspect of the building has been the hands-on-training our health professions students receive. From injury prevention to first aid, our students learn real-world skills that prepare them for successful careers. Reporter Jack Eble from Fox 43 visited campus for an in-depth look at the equipment traditionally only found at large research universities.
President Lewis E. Thayne, on behalf of Lebanon Valley College, signed a dual-admissions agreement with Reading Area Community College (RACC), which was represented by its president, Dr. Susan D. Looney. The partnership will make it more seamless for RACC students to pursue specific majors at LVC, including actuarial science, music business, and the accelerated accounting/MBA program. This is the second dual-admission agreement LVC has made with a community college, having been partners with Harrisburg Area Community College for many years.
Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant dean and director of Constellation LVC, was interviewed for “The nitty-gritty of college student success.” Referencing an LVC research project regarding how concussions affect student-athletes, Eldred saw potential toward helping all students, noting “Should we teach grit as a way for students to better achieve their goals?”
Comics Unstripped, the current exhibition in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, was featured in stories by the Carlisle Sentinel and PennLive. This exploration of comic art and its impact on society incorporated research from a course on comic art taught by Professor Michael Pittari, professor of art & visual culture, in spring 2018.
Thomas Yantis ’22, business administration, and his eSports teammates were featured in a piece by WMPT Fox 43 reporter Jack Eble. LVC’s team, the first varsity intercollegiate team in Pennsylvania, competed against Penn State and Ohio State at a tournament in Harrisburg. Yantis, from Harrisburg, is a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania eSports Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for the eSports industry.