Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, gave a concert tour in Brazil recently, including an appearance with the Mogi das Cruzes Orchestra at the Festival do Inverno, the largest classical music festival in Latin America. Her work was covered by several Brazilian media outlets. This year, Moorman-Stahlman was joined on the trip by Dr. Sharon G. Davis, director of music education, and three music education students—Robin McAnally ’18, Abby Stoner ’19, and Rachel Schulz ’19—to travel to four cities in Brazil. They gave workshops in handbells, tone chimes, bucket drumming, and boomwhackers, and the students performed handbell concerts.
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Alyssa Smale ’18, chemistry, spent more than a year compiling a database to help criminologists use nail polish as an investigatory tool. When Fox 43 came to do a story on her work Smale had 14 brands of polish, each with seven colors, in the database, and had “learned how to transfer the data from machine to machine so data shared across the country can be examined accurately.” This fall, Smale will enroll in Penn State’s master’s in forensic science program.
Thomas Yantis ’22, an incoming business administration major and one of the College’s first-ever esports recruits, was recently featured in a WHTM TV 27 (ABC) news story. Yantis is one of six members of the newly established eSports Coalition, only the second such coalition in the U.S. According to its executive director, the eSports Coalition has three objectives: “advocacy, education, and promotion.” The other five members are gaming, government, and technology professionals from across the state.
Makenzie Kelley ’19 and Marhsal Kiessling ’18 Featured in Hometown Newspaper
Makenzie Kelley ’19, women’s lacrosse, and Marshal Kiessling ’18, baseball, were noted in their hometown newspaper The Sun, for their athletic accomplishments. Kelley, a double major in early childhood and special education, was named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team and Kiessling, a business administration major, was recognized for being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s spring 2018 Sportsmanship Team.
Nine members of the LVC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda represented the College at the 47th Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in April, with six of them placing among the top three in various competitions. This qualifies the six place-winners to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore in June.
Bryce Larison ’19—1st, Business Sustainability
Nicole Files ’18—2nd, Marketing Concepts
Brandon McMinn ’18—2nd, Accounting for Professionals; 3rd, Marketing Concepts
Tyler Isabelle ’19—2nd, Management Concepts; 3rd, Microeconomics
Paige Bryson ’20—3rd, Project Management
Adam Reed ’21—3rd, Accounting Principles
Robbie Beidler ’18 and Haley Wagner ’18, biology, presented at the Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society of America Annual Conference at Rutgers University–Newark last month. Wagner presented her poster, “Effect of organic matter on an isoetid’s ability to change sediment redox potential,” which received honorable mention recognition. Beidler gave an oral presentation, “An investigation on how road salt impacts aquatic bladderworts.” Wagner worked with Dr. Rebecca Urban, associate professor of biology and director of environmental science, on her research and Dr. Urban and Aaron Stoler of Stockton University co-authored Beidler’s paper.
Members of the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library staff compiled an impressive list of recent LVC student publications, presentations, conference posters, and published works. They’ve also created a LibGuide for each Inquiry. The master LibGuide that lists all student authors and their respective work can be found HERE, and the individual Inquiry LibGuides can be found at the same site by clicking the year tabs.