Daniel Behler to Help Lebanon Valley College Perform Twelfth Night

Daniel Behler of Leesport is participating in Wig and Buckle Theater Company’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night at Lebanon Valley College. Behler is playing the role of Sebastian. Behler, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education and music at The Valley.

When Viola shipwrecks and is washed onto the shore of Illyria, she believes her twin brother has drowned, and she disguises herself as a man to work for the noble Duke Orsino. She falls in love with him, but cannot tell him. He is in love with the Countess Olivia, who does not love him in return. Olivia finds herself in love with master Cesario, who is actually Viola in disguise. Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother, did not drown, and washes ashore after her. This Shakespeare play, complete with a love triangle, drunken pranksters, and a lot of mistaken identity, is a hilarious, action-filled play that is certain to provide entertainment for everyone!

Ticket prices range from $5 to $15 and LVC student tickets are free. Tickets can be reserved at www.wigandbuckle.com or by calling (717) 867-6162. Dates are Feb. 8-10 and 15-17.

Since 1935, Wig and Buckle, a student-run organization, has performed musicals and plays for the enjoyment of LVC students and members of surrounding communities. The Company is teaming up once again with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota–two music fraternities on LVC’s campus that provide service hours to help with selling tickets, box office tasks, tear down of the set, and performing on stage–to bring this entertaining show to life.

Stabler Foundation renews scholarship support at record amount

For the fifth consecutive year, The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has awarded Lebanon Valley College a grant to increase financial aid through the college’s Stabler Scholarship Fund.

This year’s grant of $720,000 is the largest one-year award from the foundation to LVC.

Stabler Scholarships reduce loans for high-achieving, low-income students and their families. During the 2018-19 academic year, 39 students from central and eastern Pennsylvania received these need-based scholarships as part of their financial aid packages.

The additional support will benefit several additional students.

“Families work so hard to make sure their children can get an exceptional education that leads, clearly and directly, to meaningful employment,” said Dr. Lewis E. Thayne, LVC president. “LVC makes those outcomes possible, and Stabler Scholarships allow families to realize their dreams for their students.”

The College has provided $877,629 to 124 Stabler Scholars since it received the first grant from the foundation in 2009. The fund currently stands at $4.52 million, making it the largest endowed scholarship fund at LVC.

Stabler Scholars do not need to repay their scholarship but are encouraged to make charitable donations back to the college once they have graduated to pay forward the generosity of the Stabler Foundation and all those who support scholarship funds. To date, 76 LVC Stabler Scholarship recipients have graduated, and nearly half have donated back to their alma mater already. Learn more about how gifts expand LVC’s educational and social impact.

Lebanon Valley College a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for third consecutive year

LVC has seven Fulbright semi-finalists this spring

Lebanon Valley College is one of the select U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.

Three students from Lebanon Valley College received Fulbright awards for the academic year 2018-2019. Katie Hockenbury ’18 (Wales), Audrey Reiley ’18 (Malaysia), and Kristy Sonberg ’18 (South Korea) joined LVC’s other three recent winners: Jasmine Olvany ’17 (Hungary), Megan Lough ’17 (Bulgaria), and Hannah Pell ’16 (Austria). Pell, pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, was recently awarded a second Fulbright.

“We’re extremely proud of our students and look forward to learning about all they accomplish in their time abroad,” said Dr. Michael Green, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty.”

Dr. Philip Benesch-LVC’s associate professor of politics, director of pre-law, and director of external scholarships & fellowships-mentors students through the highly competitive Fulbright application process.

“I’m absolutely delighted by our students’ success,” said Benesch. “The Fulbright U.S. student program is highly prestigious and competitive. The international experience and deep intercultural learning it cultivates will transform our recent graduates and enable them to perform as world-ready U.S. citizens.”

“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”

Visit here to learn more about LVC’s Fulbright awardees or contact Dr. Benesch at benesch@lvc.edu.

Charlotte Jones attends Newseum conference in Washington, D.C.

Charlotte Jones of Fleetwood is one of 13 Lebanon Valley College students who attended a conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., “How Will Public Discussion Thrive?” this month.

Jones, a graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in digital communications and art and visual culture at The Valley.

The Interactivity Foundation celebrated its 30th birthday by hosting a montage of small group roundtable discussions about the future of public discussion during this event. Themes centered around these questions: What’s the future of public discussion in this time of political polarization, harsh rhetoric, fake news, and spin? What policy possibilities might help revitalize it? And what actions might we take to implement them?

By attending the conference, LVC students were able to experience first-hand some of the discussion styles utilized in their courses.

Lebanon Valley College welcomes record high 513 new students

The quiet and serene campus turned quickly to excitement during Move-in Day at Lebanon Valley College. Happy greetings among roommates and staff assisting new families blended with the sounds of coaching whistles on the fields and music rising from the Pride of The Valley Marching Band on the quad.

Deavor Koch of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a degree in actuarial science at The Valley.

Sarah Musselman of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a degree in physical therapy at The Valley.

Daymond Zweizig of Reading, a graduate of Oley Valley High School, is pursuing a degree in psychology at The Valley.

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