Special Events


Puerto Rico Service Trip Sharing Session 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

All are welcome to hear 11 students reflect upon a service trip to Puerto Rico which they experienced this summer. How have they perceived the situation there? How have lives been changed?

A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Lebanon County Volunteer Fair 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Mund College Center

Information about a variety of service opportunities will be available at this fair.  Service organizations represented are based throughout Lebanon County and beyond!

Advanced registration is not required.   There is no entrance fee for the event.  Dinner will be available for purchase within the Mund Center at the time.



Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Cloning & Genetics 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

What does your faith tradition and science say about the moment life begins? Should there be limits on scientific “progress” on manipulating human genetic material?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


J J Heller: Concert & Conference
Friday evening, September 25 thru Saturday afternoon, September 26 in Miller Chapel

The Boast Conference: Finding Empowerment Through Grace in Weakness. 

Award-winning Christian artist J J Heller writes contemplative faith-based country-folk songs in the vein of Sara Groves, Jewel, and Jill Phillips.

A concert will be held on Friday evening, September 25.  The Conference portion will be held on Saturday, September 26.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $20.  Current Lebanon Valley College students get in FREE. 
Additional information and pricing details are available at iTickets.


Native Nations Dance Theater 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Miller Chapel

4 p.m. Art Exhibit (Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery)
5 p.m. Native Nations Dance Theater of Philadelphia (Miller Chapel)

A reception following the performance will feature Native American foods.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Euthanasia for the Young 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

How does your faith tradition view euthanasia when life is not necessarily near its end? What is the role of religion in making decisions about quality of life for people with debilitating medical conditions?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Christian Church Choir (Phoenixville, PA)
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Arnold Art Gallery

An a capella Russan Orthodox choir from central Pennsylvania will set the atmosphere for the Arnold Art Gallery's exhibit of Russian icons.

A reception of tasty Russian foods will follow.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Evolution 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

How does your faith view evolution? Is evolution compatible with your faith tradition? Does your faith tradition offer alternative explanations for the origin of human life?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Christmas at the Valley
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

This worship service of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols includes the Lebanon Valley College Choir, LVC Chamber Choir and LVC Concert Choirs as well as other musical groups and soloists. The readings are those used in the Church of England at Christmas time. There is also a live nativity scene and a reception following each performance.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. A free-will offering is taken for Operation Santa Claus, which provides food, clothing and toys for needy Lebanon County families during the holidays.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: The Media 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

How well or fairly do you feel your faith has been presented by the news media? …by films? …in literature? How well does the media cover religion in general?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Celebrating the Chinese New Year 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

The Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute of Harrisburg presents inspirational dance, dramatic music, drumming and even a dragon in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

A reception featuring Chinese foods will follow the performance.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Sustaining the Faith 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

How does your faith tradition view proselytizing? How does your faith grow… in Lebanon County? …in the world?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


150th Birthday Party 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel

Lebanon Valley College will mark its 150th birthday with remarks from President Thayne, the world-premiere performance of an original music composition commissioned for the event, and three brief historical presentations by current LVC students.

The party initiates a one-year celebration of LVC's sesquicentennial.

Birthday cake and hot drinks will be served.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: The End of Society 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

Is the world coming to an end according to your faith tradition? What does your faith teach about “the apocalypse”?

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding gender in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and non-believing  communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Community Easter Egg Hunt
A Sunday in mid-March, 2016 at 2 p.m. - Fields near the Arnold Sports Center

LVC students invite residents of Annville, Cleona, Palmyra and Lebanon to an LVC Community Easter Egg Hunt on the athletic fields near the Arnold Sports Center. Participants will be divided into different age groups. All hunts will be run at the same time on adjacent fields.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sesquicentennial Signature Event 
The evening of Friday, April 15, 2016 in the Sorrentino Gymnasium

Lebanon Valley College welcomes Civil War-era expert Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College.

As we mark LVC's 150th birthday, Prof. Guelzo will relate the story of higher-education before, during, and after the Civil War, with special attention to the way in which President Abraham Lincoln, a man without any college education, did more for colleges and universities than any other single person..

Save the date! Details are forthcoming.



Baccalaureate
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Each year on the day of graduation, a special worship service is held in Miller Chapel at 9 a.m. which features a formal academic procession, a distinguished guest speaker, live choral music, and hundreds of exuberant graduates. In 2015 we welcomed Rose Berger of Sojourners Magazine to campus for this occasion.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Special Event Parking
For most special events, signage will be posted directing those unable to find street parking to "Additional LVC Parking." This signage will direct guests to the "Red Lot" (indicated by the yellow letter A on the campus map).
An additional sign placed at the bottom of the Pedestrian Bridge (#63 on the campus map) will direct guests to cross over to the Chapel (#4 on the campus map).

Guests unable to traverse steps may be dropped off on the first block of East Sheridan Avenue at the inset curb on the north side of Miller Chapel.

 



Accessibility
Miller Chapel is wheelchair accessible via a key-operated elevator. Guests who would benefit from its use are encouraged to contact chapel staff at 717-867-6135 with 72 hours advance notice. Drivers should be instructed to drop off and pick up passengers at the temporary parking cut-out directly north of Miller Chapel on the first block of East Sheridan Avenue.

ASL interpretation is available for selected events and can be arranged with at least four weeks advance notice.