Archive for the ‘Student Accomplishments’ Category.

Accolades Galore for Men’s Basketball, Including National Team and Player of the Week

The LVC men’s basketball team, under the leadership of Brad McAlester, head coach, defeated the number six team in the nation and also defeated a team just outside the top 25, leading to the Dutchmen being named National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Team of the Week. Individually, guard Sam Light ’18 was named the Division III Men’s National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and forward Andy Orr’s ’18 thunderous dunk was named Middle Atlantic Conference Play of the Week.

 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s Essay Published in War, Literature & the Arts

Inspired by Chloe McCarty ’18 and Noah Brady ’19, Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, wrote “Telling the Truth about History: Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods,” which was published in the most recent issue of the journal War, Literature & the Arts (Vol. 29, 2017), an online journal produced at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s work grew out of a First-Year Experience he taught in 2015 in which the class read O’Brien’s novel. McCarty and Brady’s essays and thoughtful questions prompted Dr. Grieve-Carlson to write this essay.

Paige Bryson ’20 and Rachael Speck ’20 Publish Piece on “Navigating Undergraduate Publications

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.

 

What Heroin Sounds Like “Day of Making” Covered by Local TV Stations

A LVC student-faculty collaborative project established to raise awareness within the community about opioid addiction and to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction was covered by three local television stations last Sunday. The event, “Day of Making,” brought people together to create works of art representing how they and their families have been affected by the epidemic. Their creative work was covered by FOX, ABC, and CBS and the work with be displayed in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery toward the end of March.

Adam Delmarcelle, adjunct instructor in art, and Mathew Samuel, LVC associate professor of digital communications, hosted the event, which was funded by an LVC grant.

 

Art Students and Alumna Co-Present Papers at Conference Highlighting Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Exhibitions

Rebecca Worhach ’16 (art & art history), Rebekka Carpenter ’18 (art & visual culture and historical communications double major, physics minor), Sarah Johnson ’18 (art & art history, world classics minor), and Audrey Reiley ’18 (art & art history with minors in world classics and philosophy) co-presented a session, “Developing Innovative Projects for Gallery Education Outreach,” at the Pennsylvania State Arts and Education Symposium in Camp Hill Nov. 2. Worhach, an assistant in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, and the three seniors co-presented with Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Gallery and assistant professor of art history, on the follow LVC exhibits:

 

Audrey Reiley—Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings (Jan. 15–Mar. 13, 2016)

Sarah Johnson—LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture (April 1–May 15, 2016)

Rebecca Worhach—Now Showing: An American Century at the Movies (Sept. 2–Oct. 16, 2016)

Rebekka Carpenter—Dutchirican: A Latino History in Central Pennsylvania (June 30–Aug. 13, 2017)

Rebecca Dertinger ’19 Co-Presents Her Co-Authored Research Paper in Philadelphia

Rebecca Dertinger ’19, a double major in global studies and international business who also has minors in politics and law and society, co-presented “Banning People: U.S. Refugee Policy from Obama to Trump,” in Philadelphia Nov. 10. She co-authored the collaborative research paper with Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, and together they presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association meetings.

Men’s Ice Hockey Team Recognized by CBS 21 for Service

Members of the College’s men’s ice hockey team volunteered to help Annville Police patrol the town’s streets on trick-or-treat night this year. The local CBS affiliate acknowledged this service and the guidance of Don Parsons, head coach.

Madeline Teitsma ’21 Selected to Attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Madeline Teitsma ’21, a music and music education double  major from Newton, N.J., was one of just 18 students from nine Jersey counties to be selected to attend a national 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., later this month. According to the article, “The conference will focus on the Cooperative Extension System’s belief that young people can be significant partners in addressing the issues that face our nation, especially those affecting youth.”

 

Martin, Erpelding, and Chamber Choir Cited in Maryland Media Outlet

Dr. Matthew Erpelding, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, and Madison Martin ’18, biochemistry & molecular biology, were noted in an article highlighting the LVC Chamber Choir’s upcoming performance at the American Choral Directors Association conference. According to the Herald Mail Media piece, LVC’s choir was selected after a review of the group’s work by a panel of board of directors.

 

Dr. McNulty Has Proposal Accepted for Regional Symposium; Students and Art Alumni to Participate

A workshop proposed by Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, was accepted for inclusion in next month’s Pennsylvania Arts and Education Symposium. Current students Epiphany Bliesath ’20 (art & visual culture and business administration double major), Sarah Johnson ’18 (art & art history major, world classics minor), and Audrey Reiley ’18 (art & art history major, world classics and philosophy double minor), will participate in the workshop, as will former Gallery interns Caitlin Courogen ’16 and Becca Worhach ’16, both art & art history majors. Candice Heishman ’18 and Rachel Frantz ’18, both art & visual culture majors, will serve as Gallery attendants.