Valley News Recent Headlines
LVC Community to Serve as “Curators” at Quittie Creek Garbage Museum
09.04.13 |
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Lebanon Valley College community will gather for a day of service at the Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum, 8 East High Street, Annville on Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Following lunch and a tour of the museum by executive director Michael Schroeder, participants as curators will collect trash, seeking suitable artifacts for the Museum.

From its start in eastern Lebanon, the Quittie stretches 18 miles to join the Swatara, northwest of Palmyra. It is a tributary of the Swatara Creek, part of the Susquehanna River basin and Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Garbage Museum, billed in its promotional literature as “the world’s most eye-popping rogue garbage museum west of the Poconos,” is devoted to raising public awareness about the systematic contamination of Quittapahilla Creek and other waterways in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region, the northeastern United States, and beyond. Still a work in progress, the museum currently holds more than 1,000 plastic trash artifacts, along with a series of explanatory narratives that situate the found garbage in its social, cultural and historical contexts, and does so in a sanitary, aesthetically pleasing, weather-resistant, and sustainable way.

“We’re hoping for strong representation from the many organizations within the college community,” said Rev. Paul Fullmer, LVC’s chaplain, who also serves as the director of community service and volunteerism. “Members of athletic teams have already indicated an interest in joining us, as have several academic departments and service organizations.”

The college-wide project is part of a series of programs designed in support of LVC’s goal to “prepare students for a life of service to others,” a key tenet of the College’s mission statement. Throughout the academic year, students will also welcome representatives of local service organizations at a service fair on Sept. 15 and participate in several national service initiatives including MLK Day of Service, and United Way of Lebanon County’s “Day of Caring.” LVC’s Student Government has designated funds for a weeklong service trip over the College’s spring break.

Several incentive programs seek to reward students, in particular, for their service. Bronze, Silver or Gold Community Service Awards based upon the number of hours a student serves the local community are posted on LVC’s Job Center Profile for the information of prospective employers. Students who serve the local community are also recognized at an annual banquet and in the commencement program.

LVC alumni and emeriti who would like to participate on Sept. 14 are welcome to contact Chaplain Fullmer in the Office of Community Service and Volunteerism at 717-867-6135 or fullmer@lvc.edu. Volunteers should bring a pair of sturdy work gloves and a water bottle and expect to engage in strenuous physical activity. Clothing should cover arms and legs; hats are strongly suggested.



05.20.15
Fifth Annual Arnold Grants and High-Impact Experience Fund Awards Announced by Lebanon Valley College
View Full Story

05.19.15
Inaugural Class of DCED School of Municipal Government Honored May 19
View Full Story

05.18.15
Lebanon Valley Colleges Names Daniel Helwig Vice President of Advancement
View Full Story

05.14.15
Edwin Wright Named Vice President of Enrollment Management
View Full Story

05.13.15
Lebanon Valley College Announces New Members of the Board of Trustees
View Full Story

05.13.15
Emily Welsh '10 Expands Her Business Horizons
View Full Story

05.12.15
The Selfie Project: Self-Determination and Empowerment in the Painted Portraits of Young Women
View Full Story

05.12.15
Summer Workshop on Religion and Diversity Geared for K-12 Teachers
View Full Story

05.09.15
Lebanon Valley College Celebrates 146th Commencement
View Full Story

05.07.15
Lebanon Valley College Awards Honorary Degree to Legendary Recording Engineer Shelly Yakus
View Full Story

05.06.15
LVC Commencement to Affect Annville Traffic
View Full Story

05.05.15
Latin Spoken Here
View Full Story

05.01.15
Lebanon Valley College Announces Summer 2015 Book Review Series
View Full Story

04.30.15
Lebanon Valley College Baccalaureate to Feature Sojourners, Hit Single by Graduate
View Full Story

04.29.15
Growing the Green Dot Program to Promote Campus Safety
View Full Story

04.28.15
Lessons Learned at The Valley Carry on Throughout Life
View Full Story