The College’s P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity for Everyone) Network celebrated their recent efforts to improve the College’s Campus Pride Index score. The group, which began as a social group for LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff, worked over the past year to evaluate and improve components of campus related to LGBTQ+ and ally programs. LVC’s Campus Pride Index score increased from a 3-star to a 4-star rating. Members of the network are Dr. Laura Eldred, interim associate provost of undergraduate education; Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Holly Wendt, interim chair of humanities, associate professor of English, and director of creative writing; Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy; and Tyler Cox, associate director of intercultural affairs and inclusion and deputy Title IX coordinator.
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Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant dean and director of Constellation LVC, and Dr. Marc Harris, dean of the faculty and deputy Title IX coordinator, published “How Lebanon Valley College is Delivering on Skills Development with the Help of ETS,” in ETS Open Notes in October.
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?”
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Laura Eldred Participate in International Faculty Development Seminars in Argentina and Italy
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Laura Eldred, associate professor of English, traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ferrara, Italy, respectively, this summer through an educational education program run by CIEE, which has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Guzman-Zavala attended the International Faculty Development Seminar “Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Contemporary Argentina,” in Buenos Aires in June. This seminar presented recent political debates about sexual and reproductive rights in Argentina, among other topics.
Eldred will attend the International Faculty Development Seminar “A Taste of Ferrara: Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Economic Perspectives,” in Ferrara, Italy in July. This program’s objectives focus on integrating cross-disciplinary approaches and knowledge, communicating across boundaries and disciplines, and getting different disciplines/specializations to work together. All of these fit with the general goals of LVC’s integrative Constellation program, especially the Connective experience.