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COUNSELOR NEWSLETTER

SPRING 2017

IT’S EXCITING AT THE VALLEY CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON ARNOLD HEALTH PROFESSIONS PAVILION Construction work is underway and an official groundbreaking is planned for May for the College’s $20 million state-of-the-art Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will provide flexible classroom space, observation rooms acoustically treated for sound, human performance and gross anatomy labs, flexible faculty office space to

increase collaboration with students, and new technologies that enhance teaching for students in our athletic training, communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, exercise science, and physical therapy programs. The building is named in honor of Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H’08 and Edward H. Arnold H’87, who propelled the project forward with a $10 million challenge gift.


SCHOLARSHIPS LVC announced exciting changes to its merit scholarship program for all students. The merit-based scholarship awards are based on strength and rigor of course work, grade-point average (GPA), class rank (if applicable), and SAT or ACT test scores (optional). Students applying for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for up to a maximum of eight semesters so long as satisfactory academic progress is made. The new scholarship program continues LVC’s tradition of rewarding strong academic performance and will enable the College to continue to attract highly qualified students.

NEW MAJOR: INTERACTION AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN PREPARES STUDENTS FOR CAREERS IN GROWING FIELD This fall LVC will be one of the first colleges in the country to offer the interaction and experience design (I.Ex.D.) major, which focuses on using design and technology to design live

events and create smart objects and wearables. The program will be part of the newly created Department of Design, Media, and Technology, which will also include the Digital Communications Program. The curriculum will ground students in the areas of design, digital media, programming and electronics, humancentered design methods, virtual reality, usability testing, and rapid prototyping and fabrication.

Transfer and international students are also considered for these scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS PER YEAR

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIP | $23,000 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP | $21,000 DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP | $19,000 ALFRED TENNYSON SUMNER SCHOLARSHIP | $17,000 MARY A. WEISS SCHOLARSHIP | $15,000

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL MAJOR AND MINOR LVC’s unique location, which includes abundant study areas such as the Wood Thrush Research Preserve on campus, made our new environmental programs a natural addition to The Valley’s historic strength in the sciences. Students can elect to major in environmental science or minor in environmental studies this fall, and will develop the problemsolving skills needed to excel in the field by designing experiments,

interpreting the results, experiencing hands-on fieldwork, and more. Working in collaboration with the College’s diverse faculty of scientists and scholars, students will gain professional insight that prepares them for careers in environmental science, a field expected to grow by 11 percent by 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

EXPANDING PROGRAMS


APRIL 21 DAY AT THE VALLEY, a more immersive visit experience that includes class observations and parent presentations. JULY 14 AND AUG. 11 DISCOVERY DAY,

perfect for an

introductory look at LVC.

CAMPUS TOURS

and information sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SEE MORE DETAILS AND REGISTER FOR AN EVENT AT WWW.LVC.EDU/VISIT.

CAMPUS VISIT OPPORTUNITIES

EXPLORE LVC TAKE A CLASS THIS SUMMER Sociology, Spanish, and business are just a few of the courses we are offering this summer! Taking a summer class is a great way to get a jumpstart on college. Most of our courses will be offered online. See more information at www.lvc.edu/registrar.

FOOD, FUN, AND MUSIC AT VALLEYFEST ValleyFest is one of the College’s favorite traditions, and we’d love for you to check it out in person! Food trucks, vendors, activities, and live music highlight this annual spring event, set for Saturday, April 22. ValleyFest concludes with an evening concert, which features Skizzy Mars this year. More details and concert ticket information are available at www.lvc.edu.


THREE NAMED FULBRIGHT FINALISTS Jasmine Olvany ’17, a biochemistry & molecular biology major, Megan Lough ’17, an English major with a concentration in secondary education, and Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, were named in March as prestigious Fulbright Scholar Finalists for the 2017–2018 academic year. They join Hannah Pell ’16, currently finishing

her Fulbright in Graz, Austria, among recent LVC honorees. Olvany, who minored in studio art, will continue her research with Dr. Péter Kele of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Olvany was one of two LVC students who spent summer 2016 conducting research in Hungary through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Dr. Timothy Peelen, LVC associate professor of chemistry. Lough will serve her Fulbright as an English teaching assistant in Bulgaria,

| MISSION Lebanon Valley College delivers a transformative education built on the liberal arts. We develop students who think critically and creatively across boundaries; who solve complex problems; who communicate effectively; and who value differences among human beings. Our graduates are empowered to pursue a life of learning, citizenship, and success. 101 North College Avenue | Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400 1-866-LVC-4ADM (1-866-582-4236) | admission@lvc.edu | www.lvc.edu

where she’ll teach high school students English language and literature. She will also work with the BEST Foundation, a speech and debate organization run by Fulbright grantees. Dr. Tacelosky will continue her work with Mexican university programs that train teachers to appropriately meet the educational needs of transnational students (those who had previous schooling in the U.S. and are now in public school in Mexico).

LVC IS LOCATED NEAR ICONIC HERSHEY, PA., AND HOLDS ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER, THE HERSHEY COMPANY, AND OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS.

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