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Lebanon Valley College Presents 2014 Education Days at Hersheypark
05.01.14 |
Lebanon Valley College has teamed up with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Education Days at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa. Each Education Day features a subject theme. College faculty and staff will be involved in the educational activities held during each of six days in May. Youth representing middle and high schools from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will attend accompanied by teachers and school administrators.

“We are delighted to partner with Hershey Entertainment in presenting the 2014 Education Days,” said Marty Parkes, executive director of marketing and communications for Lebanon Valley College. “As a great educational institution located only a few miles from Hersheypark, this opportunity is consistent with our mission and allows us the chance to interact with thousands of youth from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We hope this initial step represents the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship with Hersheypark.”

High school students stopping by the LVC display at Hersheypark may receive a free t-shirt and other swag and have the chance to visit with faculty to discuss the various academic programs offered at the College. The Dutchman mascot will also be on hand for #GoLVC selfies and photo opportunities with the various Hershey’s candy mascots.

The schedule for the 2014 Education Days is as follows:

Math Day - May 2
Calculate a variety of real-life, real-time equations within the Park using probabilities, percentages, problem-solving, and more using NCTM standards for activities such as creating graphs, plots, and tessellations. Dr. Mike Fry, professor of mathematical sciences and director of the computer science track for engineering, and Dr. Barry Smith, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, will represent LVC at Math Day.

Physics Day – Friday, May 9
Hersheypark becomes a giant physics laboratory on this special day! Apply the principles of physics to measure how force, energy, mass, and other concepts keep Hersheypark rides going up…and coming down. Dr. Barry Hurst, associate professor of physics and director of the physics track for engineering will represent LVC at Physics Day.

Science Day – Friday, May 16
Students will be challenged to measure, calculate, experience, and comprehend physical science concepts such as speed, energy, and force. Dr. Cynthia Johnston, lecturer in chemistry, and Dr. Andy Marsh, associate professor of chemistry and director of the chemistry track for engineering will represent LVC at Science Day.

Entertainment Day – Thursday, May 22
Students will have the opportunity to take a special behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce resident shows, and meet the animal trainers and sea lion stars of an Aquatheatre show. Exclusive access provided to the usual-closed rehearsals of select strolling and stage shows. And, students can attend a Q&A session with one of the leading choreographers in the amusement park entertainment industry (space is limited). College faculty on hand for Entertainment Day include Dr. Barry Hill, professor of music and director of music recording technology, Dr. Kevin Pry, associate professor of English, and Jeff Snyder, professor of music and director of music business.

Business & Marketing Professionals Day – Friday, May 23
Business and marketing experts will give a presentation discussing a variety of business and marketing disciplines. The presentation in the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre is approximately 20–30 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A session. Dr. David Setley, chair and assistant professor of business administration and economics, will represent LVC at Business & Marketing Professionals Day.

Wellness Day – Friday, May 30
A panel of athletes, including Chris Franklin, professional basketball player; Todd Rucci, retired football player who played for Penn State University and New England Patriots; and Jayson Terdiman, Olympic luge athlete, will answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photos. The day also includes an interactive and educational Health Fair, an array of healthy dining options and 100 acres of fun. Dr. Stacy Goodman, professor of biology, will represent LVC at Wellness Day.

More information may be found at or by calling 1-800-242-4236.

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