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Exploring the World Through Song
Dr. Rebecca Lister, associate professor of music, and Cassondra “Cassie” Diaz ’14, music education and vocal performance double major, spent nearly three weeks last summer in Asunción, Paraguay, with support from an Arnold Grant for Experiential Learning. The trip was an opportunity for Dr. Lister to continue her ongoing recital collaboration with internationally known Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas, while Diaz took advantage of an opportunity for intensive instruction in vocal pedagogy while experiencing another culture. READ MORE

College Supporters Provide High-Impact, Exceptional Learning Opportunities for Students
Two Lebanon Valley College students recently received awards at the North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy for their outstanding research papers. The papers were developed from a unique course offered this academic year, “A Symposium on a Living Philsopher,” in which students studied the work of French philosopher Catherine Malabou. READ MORE

College Explores New Pre-First Year Study Abroad Seminar in Quebec
Students entering LVC in the fall of 2014 may benefit from a current project supported by a President’s Innovation Fund Grant. One of the goals of the fund is to “develop new courses and program ideas.” Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, jumped at the opportunity with an innovative idea for experiential learning that put her back in the classroom—as a student—this summer. READ MORE

Innovative BodyARMOR Program Expands
BodyARMOR, a collaborative effort between the departments of athletics, physical therapy, and athletic training, embodies innovation and collaboration between key departments. It also provides high-impact learning to doctor of physical therapy students and student-athletes alike. READ MORE

Social Justice Institute: A Gateway to Understanding
Lebanon Valley College students will again have the opportunity to learn through the Social Justice Institute this year, a program where dozens of students participate in a three-day leadership program and conduct community service in Washington, D.C. The program has received a funding boost as one of the 13 recipients of the inaugural President’s Innovation Fund Grants. READ MORE

LVC Mathematicians Conduct Number Theory Research through Arnold Experiential Grant Program
A trio of Lebanon Valley College mathematicians spent the early part of their summer poring over data and applying their knowledge of number theory while trying to find number patterns that weren’t known to exist before. Isaac Lu ’15, Christina Doran ’15, and Dr. Barry Smith, assistant professor of mathematics, are hoping that the patterns they proved to exist might one day apply to a future science. READ MORE