Annual Inquiry Celebrates Academic Success and Creative Pursuits

LVC students participate in the annual Inquiry Poster Session

From April 3–17, Lebanon Valley College will celebrate students’ academic accomplishments during its sixth annual Inquiry event. Inquiry will include recitals, honor society inductions, creative writing readings, an oratorical contest, and much more to highlight academic achievements made by students. 

Events will begin with the Phi Alpha Epsilon induction ceremony on Sunday, April 3, when more than 50 students will be admitted based on community service and academic merit. Numerous other students will be inducted in to a wide variety of honor societies across disciplines, from the sciences to languages and the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. 

The Math Department will welcome Dr. Marc Renault of Shippensburg University to the Pi Mu Epsilon honor society induction ceremony. He will present his speech “Infinity: It’s Really, Really Big” before the ceremony in the Neidig-Garber Science Center on April 16.

Other Inquiry events include the annual sustainability oratorical contest, given in the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. This year’s contest will feature guest speaker and judge Dr. Nadine Garner of Millersville University who will present regarding fair-trade chocolate and sustainability before the main event. 

This year will also feature the second International Food Festival, sponsored by LVC’s Global Education Club. Starting on Thursday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Lebegern, the festival will feature a wide variety of international cuisine, trivia, and information about the College’s study abroad program.

Inquiry’s main event is the undergraduate research symposium on Thursday, April 14, in Louis A. Sorrentino Gymnasium. Students present their academic work and research, and information regarding off-campus studies, internships, and other experiences. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event is open to all at the College and the general public.

Departmental honors in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities will also be given on April 14, at 4 p.m. in Zimmerman Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery. This event, the music recitals, and the Symposium are all open and free to the public.