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Winter 1985 

Campus Trees: A Living Art Gallej 

Art Ford on the Job in Damasci 

LVC's New Conferente cS ;r and 
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Lebanon Valley College Magazine 
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 4 
Winter 1985 



Published quarterly by Lebanon Valley College 

Second class postage paid at Annville. PA 
©copyright 1985 Lebanon Valley College 

Please address inquiries and address changes to 
Mary B Williams, Director of Communications. 
Lebanon Valley College, Annville PA 17003-0501. 



Table of Contents 



3 Campus Trees: A Living Art Gallery 

by Susan Verhoek 



5 Temporarily Transplanted: On the Job in Damascus 

by Arthur L. Ford 



8 The Corner of North White Oak and Church Streets 

by M A. Weister 



1 I Campus Update 



1 3 Keister, Hammond Get Princely Transformation 

by lody Rathgeb 



1 4 Look Mom, We Did It Ourselves 

by M A. Weister 

1 6 Classnotes 



Editor. Mary B. Williams 

Associate Editors, lody Rathgeb. Marilyn A Weister 

Alumni Editor, Robert L. Unger 

Staff Photographer, Glen Owen Gray 

Creative Director. Michael R. Casey 



From the Editor 

The focus of this issue is the LVC campus and the leadership in evidence 
here: exciting new programs a new conference center, refurbished dorms, 
a new student-developed non-alcoholic pub, and of course, the continuing 
distinguished achievements of our faculty reported in Campus Update. An 
account by Fulbright Lecturer Art Ford of his experiences in Damascus 
points up the sharp contrast between LVC and a mideastern university and 
makes us grateful for our fine equipment and facilities. All of this is neatly 
sandwiched in between two features about what is old and venerable: LVC's 
rare and exotic trees described so beautifully by Susan Verhoek, and a 
photo quiz that challenges alumni and campus visitors to recognize some 
familiar sites. 

The campus has had special meaning for Bob Unger. director of alumni ser- 
vices and alumni editor of The Valley, and in this issue he reluctantly says 
goodbye. We wish Bob, Beth and lames much happiness and success in 
their new environment. 

Mary Williams-Director of Communications 

From the Alumni Editor 

On December 31. Beth and James and I will be moving to Atlanta. Georgia. 
I feel blessed to have been at home, here at LVC. for the past three years— 
to reflect daily on that earlier time in my life when so much came to be. It is 
a reunion 1 wish every graduate of the College could experience. But. most 
importantly, I now know Lebanon Valley College is not just memories. LVC. 
today, is a relevant, vital and exciting place where what is yet to be is still 
about to happen. It is an Alma Mater to which we can be proud to bear 
allegiance, and it is one for which we must do all we can. Let us support 
Lebanon Valley College, because in so doing we support something in us 
that is good. 

Until another Homecoming. 




Bob L. Unger-Director of Alumni Services 



From a Reader 



". . . something special was happening in the physics department under the 
guidance of Dr. lacob Rhodes ... As my wife and I prepare to travel to 
Washington for the award ceremony, I am reminded of how fortunate I was 
to attend Lebanon Valley College and to have been taught by Dr. Rhodes 
. . . Thank you for quoting my article about Dr. Rhodes in the recent alumni 
journal \lheValley. Spring 1985|." 

lames H. Nelson-Harriton High School. Rosemont. PA 19010 

Ed. Note: |im Nelson '60 was selected by the National Science Teachers 
Association to be the 1985 Pennsylvania recipient of the Presidential Award 
for Excellence in Science Teaching, which is awarded each year to one 
science teacher from each state. The 1984 Pennsylvania award recipient was 
also a Lebanon Valley College graduate, Tom Bross '69. 



Campus Trees: 
A Living Art Gallery 



By Susan Verhoek 

Art galleries shelter great art, but to 
see great trees one must go outdoors. 
Over a period of many years the 
Lebanon Valley College campus grounds 
have been made into a viewing gallery 
for specimen trees from widespread 
parts of the world. As one strolls around 
the main campus, one is provided with a 
glimpse of more than thirty genera of 
trees. Many of these are familiar to most 
of us— the cluster of white and pink 
dogwoods near the Administration 




Goldenrain {Knelreutena paniculata] 

Building, the big white pine between the 
Ad Building and Blair Music Center, and 
the ash in the quad— but some are more 
exotic and provide a visual impact that 
demands closer inspection. 

First, there are the golden twins— the 
goldenrain and goldenchain trees. The 
two goldenrain trees (Koelreuteria 



pankulata) are in the quad in front of the 
Allan W. Mund College Center and 
Vickroy Hall. In summer they bear large 
bunches of small yellow flowers, which 
by fall have become drooping papery 
brown fruits resembling Chinese 
lanterns. 

The goldenchain trees (laburnum) are in 
pairs, planted recently just opposite the 
campus-side doors of Blair Music Center 
and in front of the Administration 
Building. These are native to southern 
Europe and western Asia, and are 
characterized by very showy pendant 
bunches of clear yellow, pea-like flowers 




Goldenchain {laburnum] 



Chinese temple gardens have provided 
the world with two trees now also on the 
campus, the dawn redwood (Metasequoia 
gluptostwsboides) and the ginkgo [Ginkgo 
biloba). The dawn redwood was first 



known to most of the world only from 
ancient fossils of its branchlets, but at 
one time it had been the most abundant 
cone-bearing tree in western North 
America. There was great excitement 
when a living tree was found in 1944 in a 
temple grounds. In 1948. an expedition 
went down the Yangtze and over several 
mountain ranges to a forest of approx- 
imately 1,000 specimens. Then, largely 
through the efforts of a professor at Har- 
vard's Arnold Arboretum, seeds were 
distributed to parks and colleges around 
the world. Now a majestic specimen 
stands at the north end of Vickroy Hall. It 
is a cone-bearing tree, but it loses its 
small flattened leaves each year. 




Dawn Redwood [Metasequoia glyptostroboides] 

The ginkgo is more common, but 
unknown in the wild, except perhaps in a 
limited range in Anhwei province in 



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Campus Trees continued 



China. It is often found in the forest 
preserves surrounding Chinese and 
Japanese temple grounds. Once 
widespread around the northern 
hemisphere, it is the last living represen- 
tative of a whole group of its relations. It 
was discovered by the West when 
Engelbert Kaempfer, surgeon for the 
Dutch East India Company, saw it in 
lapan in 1692. The Dutch were growing 
the tree at Utrecht by 1737. and it was 
planted at "Woodlands" near 
Philadelphia by 1784. The trees, male 
and female, have broad fan-shaped 
leaves which turn golden yellow in the 
autumn. Like their distant relatives the 
yews, these trees produce seeds directly 
without benefit of flowers or cones. The 
seeds have an odorous fleshy layer and 
drop with or after the leaves. Inside is a 
sweet kernel which is roasted and eaten 
by the Chinese, who call it the "silver 
apricot."' 



United States as a whole; the genus is 
apparently old enough to have outlived 
most of its pests, and the trees withstand 
modern urban pollution. 




Ginkgo [Ginkgo biloba) 

The ginkgos at LVC. a young one in 
front of the Allan W. Mund College 
Center and a male and female pair along 
the College Avenue sidewalk in front of 
Carnegie, are a valuable example of 
primitive trees and seeds. Similar trees 
are becoming landscape favorites in the 




"Trifoliate Orange" [Ponarus trifoliate) 

Another exotic species on campus is 
the "trifoliate orange" [Ponarus trifoliata). 
The species was imported from China 
and lapan into the United States about 
1850. Our campus tree was donated in 
1934 by the family of Hilda F. Buckley of 
Allentown and planted in the southwest 
corner of Carnegie by Earl Hoover and 
George V. Derickson. There, it still holds 
forth each spring with two-inch broad 
white flowers which precede the three- 
fingered leaves on its spiny branches. By 
the end of summer the flowers have 
matured into small orange-like fruits. 
They are yellow, fuzzy and fragrant. Cut 
open, they look much like small 
grapefruits, but they are inedible 
because some of the juice is replaced by 
a bitter oil. 

Not all of the trees on campus are from 
foreign lands. The campus tuliptrees 
[Uriodendron tulipifera) are native American; 
Governor Dick Hill is crowned by a stand 
of tall specimens. In the forest the tulip- 
tree grows very straight tall trunks, 
devoid of branches for most of their 
lengths. One of the trees on the campus. 



found near the flag pole, has retained its 
lower branches, so it is possible to see 
the broad lobed leaves and, in lune, the 
"tulips." The petals are greenish on the 
outside, but in the heart of the flower 
each petal has a yellow-edged orange 
spot at its base. 




Tuliptree | Uriodendron tulipifera 



Historically the tuliptrees have had 
several distinctions. One is that its long 
straight branchless trunks were favorites 
for log cabin building. The other is that it 
is one of the few New World trees that 
was chosen for import into European 
gardens when it became the fashion to 
build manor houses surrounded by 
parks. 

Here at the Valley, planners and 
planters have created a park-like setting 
on the campus. In doing so. they have 
also carefully chosen specimen trees that 
will enhance the teaching of botany 
courses for years to come and will pro- 
vide a quiet moment of appreciation for 
those who will just look upwards. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, a professor of 
biology at Lebanon Valley College, 
was recently elected president of the 
Society of Economic Botany, an inter- 
national group devoted to studying 
the human uses of plants. 



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Note: Dr. Arthur Ford, chairman of the English Depart- 
ment at Lebanon Valley College, taught last year at the 
University of Damascus as a Fulbright lecturer in 
American Literature. 

I never taught before in a cavern. That was my first thought 
as I entered the auditorium in which i would soon be lecturing 
on American Literature. Before long, the hall filled, and I 
looked out at 400 or so Syrian students, staring at this curious 
American. 



At Lebanon Valley I teach in a small room with twenty or so 
students. Here at Damascus University, everything multiplied 
many times. Clearly, this would take some getting used to. 
The auditorium fanned out and up from the long desk before 
me. A long dirty chalkboard filled the wall behind me. Along 
both side walls and the back wall were plastered pictures of 
President Assad, giving new meaning to the word ubiquitous. 

As I was getting ready to start, one of the students came up, 
unlocked a small cabinet and took out an old iron gooseneck 
microphone on a small stand and put it before me. Now I 
began. 

"Hello. My name is, etc." No one looked at me. Incredibly, 
they were writing down every word. I warmed to the occasion. 
First. I read to them Crevecoeur's famous passage from 
"What is an American?" I thought to say, "And you're looking 
at one," but decided to postpone levity. Then I launched into 
a lecture on Puritanism. "There are five basic characteristics of 
Puritanism," 1 said. So and so and so and so. 

When 1 finished the lecture, I reviewed my main points. "And 
the five basic characteristics of Puritanism are ..." At which 
point all the students chanted them aloud with me. 

That was my first lecture, delivered one month and a half 
after school was supposed to begin. In many ways it was 
typical of the year. 

I found the Syrian students both eager and generally un- 
comprehending. They continued to write down every word I 
said, literally, but I never got the feeling that many understood 
me. Often one or more would come up after the lecture, show 
me a page of my words with one hole in the middle, and ask. 




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Temporarily Transplanted continued 



"What was that word?" I rarely knew. They also came up after 
the lecture and pinned me to the wall with questions, follow- 
ing me out of the building and down the street. 

In addition to my two undergraduate courses, I taught a 
graduate course in nineteenth century American literature to 
just eight students. Their English was much better, a few in 
fact quite capable of doing graduate work in the States. But 
even here the frustration came through. One of my students 
told me she came through the English major at Damascus 
University and never got any feedback at all from her instruc- 
tors. 1 then told her how our students wrote all the time and 
got constant help from their teachers. "That's not fair."' she 
said. I agreed. 

Even in my short stay at the university I could see the prob- 
lem. Syria is a poor country that puts over half its resources 
into the military. They lack the oil that has made countries like 
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait wealthy. Syria is also a socialist 
country, which means that all people have a right to a free col- 
lege education. 

This means that the university can have its 80,000 students 
(7000 English majors! but that it must get along with a 
relatively few faculty members and inadequate facilities. 
Whereas the faculty-student ratio at Lebanon Valley is 1 1-1, at 
Damascus University it's more like 500-1. Hence, my huge 
classes, which were not untypical; and hence the poor educa- 
tional experience. 



Since the classes are so large, the instructor cannot give 
many writing assignments. He simply does not have the time 
to grade those huge numbers. Besides, the pay is so low that 
he probably has one or two other jobs. Consequently, the 
grade for the course is based on one examination at the end 
of the year, an examination which takes a month or more to 
grade. I understood the problem when I finished grading 
1,487 essay exams during May and June. 

Despite all these problems, however. I finished the year with 
some sense of accomplishment. The PA system rarely 
worked, but I developed a strong lecture voice, often ending 
the two-hour lecture shouting at the top of my lungs. The 
unheated auditorium was at times so cold the students had to 
write wearing gloves, but at least they did not fall asleep. 
Then, too, birds occasionally flew around my lecture hall, so 1 
made appropriate jokes about visual aids for my lecture on 
Thoreau. 

And the bureaucracy was infuriating, especially that 
associated with the military dictatorship. 1 lost several lecture 
times because one group or another decided to use my room 
for a political rally. At other times the university simply closed 
down to show some sort of support for the president. This 
was after all an election year in which Assad, the only can- 
didate, received 99.97% of the vote. 

Then there were the usual bureaucratic foul-ups. At one 
point 1 entered my auditorium to find two complete classes 










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on the verge of armed combat. Because massive make-up ex- 
ams had been scheduled for my auditorium, my class, on 
their own initiative, had taken over one of the other 
auditoriums. Furthermore, my students reasoned that since 
they were third-year students and the others were only first- 
year students we should be the ones to use the auditorium. 
They actually begged me to throw out the other group before 
their instructor arrived. I did. 

At another point I had to come up with a new time for my 
lecture, so I took a vote among the class to see which time 
most preferred. As with most voting blocs, they split right 
down the middle. Chaos occurred as each side tried to con- 
vince me to agree with them. In the midst of this confusion, 
one female student in the front row called me over and told 
me quietly, "Sir, this is not America. You tell us when to come 
and we'll be here." I summoned up all my determination and 
told them 1 would check with the department chairman. 

Somehow, the year progressed, I even fell into something of 
a routine, sporadically interrupted with political celebrations, 
including hours of intense but random gunfire. As we moved 
toward May, 1 began to have serious apprehensions about 
those 1,487 final examinations. How could 1 possibly grade 
them? How could I keep my sanity? When I discovered, 
however, that 1 could not get permission to leave the country 
for America until they were finished, 1 was suddenly 
motivated. 



For one solid month 1 graded papers, six to eight hours a 
day. Before I had gotten too far into them, however, 1 began to 
experience deja vu. 1 had heard all this before. In fact, I heard 
the exact words in the previous paper, and in the one before 
that, ad infinitum. I considered the possibility of cheating and 
then I realized that these were my words, exactly 

I knew that many of them wrote down every word 1 said, but 
I never suspected that they— and others— would actually 
memorize those words. In fact, someone had transcribed my 
lectures from tapes and published them as small booklets. 
These were everywhere, and they were memorized— errors, 
misspellings, and all. 

Finally, the papers were finished, and we prepared to leave 
Damascus. I would never see my students again and the pros- 
pect saddened me. They were the most enthusiastic, eager, 
and considerate students I had ever met. Their insistence on 
memorization infuriated me. They would rather do that than 
think, it seemed to me. But then I remembered that they are 
the product of a society that prefers memorization to think- 
ing. 

They often talked with me of America. They all wanted to 
come here and they discussed elaborate schemes to con- 
vince the American consulate to give them a visa. America 
was their land of opportunity, the golden land of golden 
dreams. I was sad to be leaving them, but I was happy to be 
coming to this land. 




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North White Oak and 
Church Streets" . 



By M. A. Welster 




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President Arthur L. Peterson. Miss Gladys Fencil, and 
former LVC Board President F. Allen Rutherford. |r. at 
ribbon-cutting ceremonies re-dedicating the Fencil 
Conference Center 



It's LVC trivja time. 

Q. Which campus building has been 
the home of a chemistry class- 
room, an electronic piano 
laboratory, the registrar's office, 
the continuing education and 
special programs offices, and is 
now the home of the Leadership 
Development seminars? 

A. The Fencil Conference Center, of 
course! 

If "nice guy" awards could be given to 
buildings, LVC would give one to the Fen- 
cil Conference Center. Located at the 
corner of North White Oak and Church 
Streets, the two-story building has played 
an important role in the metamorphosis 
of the campus since the early 70s. 

The College purchased the building in 
1972 from the Zion Evangelical Con- 
gregational Church, which is now located 
south of the Annville-Cleona High 
School. The church had used the 
building as an educational' and social 
hall. 

In honor of more than forty years of 
service to the College, the building was 
dedicated to Gladys M. Fencil '21. Fencil. 
who had just completed her degree in 
modern languages, began her tenure at 
the College right after graduation when 
she took a position as secretary to 
registrar Dr. S. O. Grimm. 

"With her phenomenal memory, she 
has become a treasure-house of informa- 
tion about the curriculum, college 
finances, students, and alumni. Her wise 
judgement has made her a safe 
counselor for faculty members in search 
of guidance. Competent but unassuming, 
she has become one of the College's 
most loved and revered institutions. Ask 
Gladys' is, as it were, a referral to the 
Supreme Court." (p 171. Lebanon Valley 
College: A Centennial History) 

In succeeding years, Fencil served the 
College not only as secretary in the 
registrar's office but also as ad- 



ministrative assistant, admissions direc- 
tor, assistant registrar and registrar 
before her retirement from LVC in 1965. 
In light of the many ways Fencil has 
served LVC, dedication of the building to 




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Gladys M Fencil, from the 192 1 Yearbook. 



her seems to be a most appropriate 
"Thank You." 

Minimal structural changes of the in- 
terior helped accommodate the Col- 
lege's changing needs from 1972 to 
1985. During the construction of the Blair 
Music Center, the top floor of Fencil was 
used as the music department's elec- 
tronic piano laboratory, with twenty-four 
pianos in place for student use. The 
piano lab remained there until 
November of 1974 when the lab was 
moved to its permanent home in the new 
Blair Music Center. 

While Garber Science Center was be- 
ing built, the lower level was the home of 
a chemistry classroom. 

"The basement of Fencil was a good 
place for an additional chemistry 
classroom and a place to keep in- 
struments." says Dr. Owen Moe, associate 
professor of chemistry, "because the 
building temperature could be regulated 
very well" 

Additional chemistry and biology 
facilities were next door in the factory 
that now houses LVCs maintenance 
department. The chemistry room re- 
mained in the Fencil basement from 
1975 until the Garber Science Center was 
completed in 1983. 

The registrar's office, previously head- 
ed by Dr. Ralph Shay, holds the record 
for the longest stay in Fencil. The office 
moved into Fencil during Christmas 
break in 1975, and remained there until 
the summer of 1984, when the office, 
under the guidance of LVCs newly ap- 
pointed registrar. Bruce Correll. moved 
to a new home in the administration 
building 

The Fencil basement also housed the 
office of continuing education from 1980 
to February 1985. Dr. Shay, who retired 
in February of 1984, remembers Fencil 
as a place quite suitable for maintaining 
the ever-expanding student records. 

In October of 1984, the office of 
special programs, headed by Dr. Howard 



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The Corner of continued 



L. Applegate. current dean of continuing 
education and vice president for special 
programs, moved into Fencil on the main 
floor. The special programs office, which 
conducts various non-credit programs 
for businesses, churches and civic 
groups, remained in Fencil until suitable 
space in the Administration Building 
made it possible for both offices to move 
there in the spring of 1985. 
Before the office programs moved. 



however, a most important LVC "develop- 
ment" took place. Ideas, dreams and 
plans were put on paper for the College's 
newest program, the Leadership 
Development Institute, a series of lec- 
tures and exercises that would help pro- 
fessionals enhance their leadership skills. 
During the planning stages. Applegate 
realized that a program of this 
magnitude would require suitable space 
for the various seminar exercises. The 



Fencil Building was just the answer and 
the building was rededicated "The Fencil 
Conference Center" in April of 1985. The 
building is now LVC's home for campus 
meetings and many area business con- 
ferences, and the permanent site of the 
College's popular leadership develop- 
ment programs for middle managers. 
Maril Weister is an assistant director 
of communications at Lebanon Valley 
College. 




Leadership Development Institute 



"It would be unwise to 
assume that the qualities 
of leadership cannot be im- 
proved by teaching." 

— President 
Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Lebanon Valley College President Art 
Peterson agrees. 

In response to an increasing demand 
for leaders in our world, President Peter- 
son pulled together several fellow staff 
members after he arrived at LVC to see 
just what they thought of the idea of 
teaching leadership. 

The group, consisting of Howard Ap- 
plegate, vice president for special pro- 
grams; Kip Bollinger, assistant professor 
of education and current director of the 
leadership programs; Robert Davidon, 
professor emeritus of psychology: 
Carolyn Hanes, associate professor of 
sociology; Dave Lasky, chairman of the 
psychology department; lean Love, pro- 
fessor emerita of psychology; Warren 
Thompson, chairman of the philosophy 
department; and Peter Randrup, former 
assistant professor of management, met 
several times throughout the spring '84 
semester. 

During discussions and brainstorming. 



it became clear that the group had really 
outlined one program involving four 
groups: high school students, college 
freshmen, middle managers, and top- 
level executives. The program for middle- 
managers was picked as the pilot project. 

A comprehensive five-day program 
was designed to enhance participants' 
leadership skills through a variety of 
discussions and role-playing exercises. 
The comprehensive program begins with 
a review of the characteristics of a leader 
and various leadership styles, leading to 
discussion of motivation, problem solv- 
ing, ethical issues and utilizing group 
resources. Discussions are led by LVC 
staff members and regional corporate 
executives. 

The idea looked great on paper, but 
the committee decided that before "go- 
ing public," several test runs were in 
order. Using critiques of strengths and 
weaknesses from LVC colleagues, a final 
plan was put together and the first "real" 
leadership seminar was scheduled for 
May 1985. 

Only one last item had to be decided. 
The intensive program really required a 
place where instructors and participants 
could meet daily to work, socialize and 
dine — since the week-long seminar 
would include lunch and dinner. 

"What we needed," says Kip Bollinger, 
director of leadership programs, "was a 
functional, attractive facility out of the 
campus mainstream to accommodate up 
to thirty participants in each session." 

The perfect place for the leadership 
program turned out to be the space in 
the Fencil Conference Center. Plans were 
rolling, the first group of participants was 
selected, and the date was set for LVC's 
first Leadership Development Con- 



ference: May 25, 1985. 

Only one problem. Since the LD1 
seminar was the first conference to be 
held in Fencil, it meant that some renova- 
tion was required quickly to accom- 
modate the various activities planned for 
the leadership program. 

In just three short weeks, David 
Michaels, director of food and con- 
ference services and his staff, with the 
help of the maintenance crew, turned 
Fencil into an attractive, and accom- 
modating, facility for the various leader- 
ship activities. The kitchen, which hadn't 
been used since the College purchased 
the building from the Zion Evangelical 
Congregational Church, was reestab- 
lished, and outlets for future audio-visual 
equipment installed. New paint, 
draperies and carpeting added the 
finishing touches. Voila! The Fencil Con- 
ference Center, new home of the leader- 
ship development programs. 

Yet in its first year, the successful LDI 
program is still being polished— by the 
participants. The special programs office 
receives letters of praise and suggestions 
for what has become a very popular 
program. 

"Fencil really suits our needs;" says 
Bollinger, "it's quite useful for the large 
and small group activities, and a pleasant 
environment for other professional 
meetings and conferences." 

The Fencil Conference Center, "nice 
guy" on campus, has a permanent resi- 
dent at last. 

If you would like more information or a 
registration form for the Leadership 
Development program, call 1717) 
867-6204. or write Seminar Coordinator, 
Special Programs. Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege. Annville, PA 1 7003. 



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Campus Update 



Dr Martin E Marty 




OPENING CONVOCATION FALL 1985 

Dr. Martin E. Marty, professor of modern 
church history at the University of 
Chicago, spoke at LVC's opening con- 
vocation ceremonies September 3. Mar- 
ty, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Ser- 
vice Professor of the History of Modern 
Christianity at the University of Chicago, 
spoke on leadership and the sense of 
community fostered by a student's col- 
lege years. 

PETERSON ACCEPTS DEED AT 
UNIVERSITY CENTER IN HARRIS- 
BURG 

Dr Arthur Peterson, president of the Col- 
lege and chairman of the University 
Center Board of Directors, accepted the 
deed on behalf of the University Center 
in a transfer of deed ceremony on 
August 10, 1985 in which the federal 
government presented to the University 
Center the deed to its property 

Music for the occasion was provided 
by the Lebanon Valley String Ensemble, 
including two LVC faculty members: Dr. 
Robert C. Lau. professor of music and 
chairman of the department of music, 
and Dr. Klement M. Hambourg, associate 
professor of music. 

Serving on the planning committee in 
charge of the observance was Mary B. 
Williams, director of communications at 
LVC and a member of the University 
Center public relations committee. 

SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS 
Verhoek Elected Society President 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of biology, 
was recently elected president of the 



Society for Economic Botany, an interna- 
tional group devoted to studying the 
human uses of plants. The society en- 
courages scientific research on the uses 
of plants in pharmacy and medicine, 
agriculture, foods, ethnobotanical 
studies, and archeology, among other 
disciplines. It also publishes a quarterly 
journal, Economic Botany. 
Loves Speech to Air on Public Radio 
KPFA 

Dr. lean O. Love, retired professor of 
psychology, signed a "consent to broad- 
cast'' for public radio station KPFA in 
Berkeley, CA. The station will use tapes 
of her lecture on psychobiography made 
as the keynote address at the University 
of Michigan's 1984 Conference on 
Biography. 

Love's address dealt with problems of 
biography, using illustrations from her 
own research of Virginia Woolf in writing 
Virginia Woolf: Sources of Madness and Art. 
Vol. I. Work on volume II is currently in 
progress. 

APPOINTMENTS 

LVC Centralizes Admissions, Financial 

Aid 

As a result of the centralization of the 
college's financial aid and admissions 
services, Gregory G Stanson has been 
named dean of enrollment management 
services and will now oversee both ad- 
missions and financial aid. In conjunction 
with Stanson's new title, Ronald K. Good 
has been named assistant dean of ad- 
missions and financial aid. The location 
of the financial aid office has been 
changed to the Carnegie Building. 
Norton Named Acting Dean 
Dr. lohn D. Norton 111 has been ap- 
pointed acting dean of the faculty for the 




1985-86 academic year. Norton, 
associate professor of . history and 
political science, will remain as acting 
dean until a new dean is appointed by 
Dr. Arthur L. Peterson, president. Cur- 
rently, a faculty committee is conducting 
the search for a new dean. 
Cornelius Heads Chemistry Depart- 
ment 

Dr. Richard D. Cornelius, of Wichita, Kan- 
sas, has been appointed professor of 
chemistry and chairman of the chemistry 
department at LVC. Cornelius has 
numerous publications in print, including 
software programs for children learning 
to use the computer and problem 
solvers for chemistry students. 

PRESENTATIONS 

Cornelius Makes Presentations in 

Chicago, Montclair 

Richard D. Cornelius, professor of 
chemistry, made two presentations on 
computers in chemical education at 
ChemEd '85 in Montclair in August. In 
September, he presented a paper, Ap- 
plying the Techniques of Artificial In- 
telligence to Chemical Education,'' at the 
American Chemical Society meeting in 
Chicago 

President Lectures at Dickinson 
In July of this year. Dr. Arthur L. Peterson, 
president, gave a lecture on "Political 
Party Platforms— Their Nature and Impor- 
tance" at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 
E. Rutherford, N.|. as part of the Taft In- 
stitute for Two-Party Government 
Seminars for Secondary School Teachers. 

PUBLICATIONS 

Cornelius Publishes Computer Pro- 
gram 

COMPress recently published "GEORGE: 
A Problem Solver for Chemistry 
Students." a computer program for Ap- 
ple computers written by Richard D. Cor- 
nelius, professor of chemistry, in col- 
laboration with Daniel Cabrol and 
Claude Cachet at the University of Nice. 



Dr lohn D Norton, I 



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Campus Update continued 



Toms Document Published in 
Microfiche 

The Educational Resources Information 
Center has published "Microeconomic 
Analysis with BASIC" by C F. loseph 
Tom. professor of economics, as a 
microfiche in the ERIC collection. An 
abstract of the document was also 
published in the July 1985 issue of 
Resources in Education. 
Journal Publishes Folland s Study 
Sherman T. Folland. assistant professor 
of economics, published a paper, 
"Health Care Advertising," in the August 
1985 issue of journal of Health Politics, Policy 
and Law. 

Brown's Chapter on Henry Kissinger 
to be Published in 1986 
This summer. Dr. Eugene Brown, assis- 
tant professor of political science, wrote 
a chapter on Henry Kissinger to be in- 
cluded in a volume on political leaders 
which will be published by the Green- 
wood Press in 1986. 
Behrends Research Published 
Dr. Philip Behrends' collaborative 
research on "The Estrous Cycle of Two 
Species of Kangaroo Rats (Dipodomys 
Microps and D Merriamil" appeared in 
the \ournal of Mammalogy. Dr. Behrends is 
an assistant professor of psychology. 
Essay by Ford in Dictionary of 
Literary Biography 
Dr Arthur L. Ford, professor of English 
and chairman of the Department of 
English, is the author of a 
biographical/critical essay on the 
American writer, lohn Trumbull, in the 
multi-volume Dictionary of Literary Biography. 
The essay appeared in volume 31, 
American Colonial Writers, 1735-1781. 



MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
Hambourg Participant in Allegheny 
Summer Festival 

During the summer. Dr. Klement Ham- 
bourg, associate professor of music, per- 
formed at the Allegheny Summer 
Festival of Music at Allegheny College as 
a section principal with the symphony or- 
chestra and in chamber music concerts, 
and conducted the Symphony No. 5 in B- 
flat major by Schubert. 

In July. Dr. Hambourg participated in 
the summer festival at Shippensburg 
University as a first violinist in "Chamber 
Music at Shippensburg." 
Eggert Serves as |udge and Writes 
Sonata 

In lune, Dr Scott Eggert. assistant pro- 
fessor of music, served as one of the 
judges for the National Federation of 
Music Clubs Young Composers Competi- 
tion which awards over $2000.00 in prize 
money. Also during the summer. Dr. Eg- 
gert spent most of his time composing a 
three-movement piano sonata for which 
he hopes to obtain a performance this 
year. 

Bilger Conducts and Plays with Duo 

During the summer. Mr. David V. Bilger. 
adjunct instructor of music, was part of 
The Bilger Duo. a husband-and-wife team 
of saxophone and piano, which per- 
formed dinner-concerts at the restaurant 
at Doneckers in Ephrata. The duo also 
performed at the Bar Harbor Music 
Festival in Maine. Bilger also conducted 
the Saxophone Sinfonia at the World 
Saxophone Congress as part of the 
Tawes Theatre Artist Series at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland and was the featured 
soloist with the Harrisburg Wind 
Ensemble. 

Getz Gives Organ Recital 
Pierce A. Getz. professor of music, 
played a dedicatory recital on the new 
organ at St. John's Lutheran Church in 
Denver, PA in September. He also served 
as a consultant to the organ committee 
at St. John's. 

In addition, Dr. Getz performed at the 
Christ Lutheran Church in York. PA in 
October. 
HUMANITIES 

Thompson Moderates Discussions 
In May, Mr. Warren Thompson, chairman 



and associate professor of philosophy, 
served as moderator for one of the panel 
discussions at a conference held at the 
University of Delaware. The conference, 
titled, "Equal Opportunity: A Legitimate 
Ideal or a Cruel Hoax," was funded by 
the Exxon Educational Foundation, 
Iskowitz Recipient of Photography 
Award 

Richard A. Iskowitz. associate professor 
of art, captured a fourth place award in 
the 1985 Lancaster Summer Arts Festival 
Fine Art Photography Exhibit, Mr. 
Iskowitz was awarded $100.00 for his 
photo "Winter Landscape." 

In lune. Mr. Iskowitz served as a juror 
for the Ephrata Outdoor Art Show. 
WORKSHOPS, RESEARCH 
LVC Faculty Members Conduct 
Research, Attend Workshops 
The following members of the LVC Facul- 
ty have been involved recently in 
research and workshops in their respec- 
tive disciplines: Philip Behrends, assistant 
professor of psychology: Donald E. 
Byrne, |r., professor of religion: William 
H. Fairlamb. associate professor of 
music: Pierce A. Getz, professor of 
music: Owen A, Moe, |r., associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry: Sidney Pollack, 
associate professor of biology: C Robert 
Rose, associate professor of music: and 
T. Clark Saunders, assistant professor of 
music. 

FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 
"Our deepest apologies to the following 
annual fund donors for our neglecting to 
mention their names in our 1984-1985 
Report of the President. 
Founders Society 
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Wengert 
Deans Club 

Lesher Mack Sales & Service 
Professors Club 
Mrs. May Gingrich 

Note: If we missed you in our report, 
please inform the Development Office," 






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Keister, Hammond 

Get 'PrincelyTransformation 



By Jody Rathgeb 





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Once upon a time, there was a col- 
lege campus where the dormitories 
had a fairy godmother. Each year, the 
fairy godmother would choose one of 
the dorms and transform it into a 
beautiful prince or princess. 
Everybody thought this was a 
wonderful idea, so they all lived hap- 
pily ever after. 

At Lebanon Valley college, this is 
not a fairy tale. Each year, the LVC . 
Auxiliary— actually, a group of "fairy 
godmothers— raises money to be 
used for the comfort of the resident 
students and the creation of a home- 
like environment for them. In the past, 
for example, the Auxiliary has bought 
carpeting and draperies for some of 
the women's dormitories. This year, 
two of the men's dorms received the 
touch of the magic wand when the 
Auxiliary decided to renovate lounges 



Connie Peterson and lune Herr in Keister lounge 

in Keister and Hammond halls. 

"The project was really needed.'' 
says lune Herr. associate professor 
emerita and. with Connie Peterson, 
co-president of the LVC Auxiliary. 
"There was virtually no furniture in 
those lounges." 

The Keister-Hammond project had 
been included for several years on the 
list of possible projects that Delia 
Neidig, director of housekeeping, 
would prepare for the Auxiliary. Each 
year, however, it had been rejected as 
a project because the cost was too 
high 

Because of the need, it was on the 
list again in the spring of 1985. "What 
we finally decided was that we would 
offer a substantial sum toward the 
project if the College would match the 
sum," explains Herr. 

The College more than matched the 
Auxiliary's $4,000 contribution, and 
by lune renovation of the Keister and 
Hammond lounges was under way. 




The combined "grant" provided new 
carpeting, fireplace screens, poured 
flooring in areas of heavy traffic, some 
wood refinishing and upholstered fur- 
niture in heavy "wood crate" frames. 
Decorating schemes revolved around 
masculine earth tones, with color ac- 
cents of rust in Keister and blue in 
Hammond. 

The transformation was indeed 
comparable to that of a toad turned 
prince. "The students like the new 
look, and Mrs. Neidig's housekeeping 
staff is thrilled with it," says Herr. "And 
we believe that the students are show- 
ing pride and respect for their 
lounges. They're taking care of the fur- 
niture because it's so home-like." 

And they all lived happily ever after. 
Jody Rathgeb is an assistant direc- 
tor of communications at Lebanon 
Valley College. 



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"Look Mom, we did it ourselves! 19 



By M. A. Welster 



The most recent campus renovation can't be seen from 
any parking lot and it isn't several stories high. You might not 
even find it unless someone points you in the right direction. 
It's the new student non-alcoholic pub called The 
Underground'' and it's on the lower level of the Allan W 
Mund College Center. 

Since its opening last February. The Underground or "the 
pub," has become the place to be on Friday and Saturday 
nights for students who need a break from studying. 

Non-alcoholic pubs run by students have risen in populari- 
ty in the last few years, partly in response to the growing na- 
tional concern about drinking on campus, and as an alter- 
native to other traditional campus activities. 

The idea was presented to student leaders during the 
spring of 1984 by director of student activities Cheryl Riehl 
Weichsel, also the club advisor. Once students expressed a 
sincere interest in having a student-run pub, dean of 
students George Marquette challenged them to put 
together the entire plan of how they would first renovate the 
existing space, and then continue to maintain the facility 
physically and financially afterward 



The original steering committee, including Alpha Phi 
Omega (APO). Business Club. Kappa Lambda Nu (CLIO). 
Class of '87. Delta Lambda Sigma (Delphians). Phi Lambda 
Sigma (PHILO), Gamma Sigma Sigma. Knights of the Valley. 
KALQ Kappa Lambda Sigma and Wig and Buckle, had to 
work with a few restrictions. 

The room, previously used as a college center all-purpose 
activities room, needed a bit of a facelift to be transformed 
into a pub on Fridays and Saturdays. Because the room 
might still be needed for a variety of College functions, the 
furniture had to remain mobile to allow the space to be easi- 
ly redesigned should an event require it. The students 
themselves would need to fund, and do, all of the renova- 
tion, ceiling to floor. 

Students were also responsible for staffing all functions. A 
plan was devised where clubs would "sponsor" entertain- 
ment on a chosen weekend, and a master schedule of spon- 
sors was set up for the semester. The sponsoring group 
would supply students to work during the evening and 
would be assisted by a member of the steering committee 
and a college center desk employee in case of special last 



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minute needs or emergencies. 

Finally the long-awaited answer came. The president's staff 
approved the plans and the opening day was scheduled for 
early February. 1985. Now the work could really begin! 

Students returned to campus early for spring semester, 
and a crew of more than forty students began the renova- 
tions. Walls were painted blue and raspberry. Tables were 
built, chairs stained, a dance floor built, and carpet laid. 
Track lighting was installed, swag lamps were hung above 
tables, and a mirrored half-wall was added behind the bar. 

Part of the bar was donated by Diane Iglesias, associate 
professor of Spanish and department chairman, and her 
husband, Dr. John Heffner. professor of philosophy. This was 
expanded to triple its length and modified slightly, then put 
in place adjacent to the dance floor. 

"The carpeting finally arrived the night before opening 
day," said Glenn Bootay '87, current president of Knights of 



v i ' '7 - v 




the Valley and member of the original steering committee, 
"and it had to be put in immediately. We just couldn't open 
without the carpeting" 

Throughout the renovation. LVC's buildings & grounds and 
maintenance department employees were on hand to ad- 
vise students on the tougher problems. 

President Art Peterson is quite pleased with the results. 

"This is a perfect example of student leadership." said 
President Peterson recently, "that has had a significant im- 
pact on campus life. It is proof that working together leads 
to a better campus community." 

Fellow administrators are pleased as well. 

"The Underground was the perfect place for the alumni 
weekend dance," said Bob Unger, director of alumni ser- 
vices. Our current students and alumni really enjoyed get- 
ting together in the new pub." 

The development office is using The Underground as the 
1985 phonathon headquarters. 

Less than a year old, The Underground is the place to go 
on Friday and Saturday nights. Financial support continues 
to come from Student Council, cover charges and from 
events sponsored by various campus groups. Weekend 
themes range from "boxer shorts night" to some pretty 
creative ideas. 

"This week we're having TMI Meltdown," said Sue Walter, 
current president of the Underground Steering Committee. 
"Anyone wearing clothes that glow in the dark gets in at a 
reduced rate." 



Nominations Open for 
Presidential Leadership Awards 

Last year, when LVC announced the new Presidential 
Leadership Awards, the call for nominations garnered 
responses from 2 50 high school students; of those ap- 
plicants, eighteen student leaders were selected to receive 
the scholarships of $5000 per year. 

Due to this excellent response, and to LVC's growing com- 
mitment to building leaders, the college has increased the 
number of leadership scholarships available in 1 986 to thir- 
ty. Nominations for these 1986 awards are now open, and 
can be sent to Bill Brown, associate dean of admissions 
(717-867-6183). LVC alumni— as well as school guidance 
counselors and the students themselves— are encouraged to 
nominate those who meet the award qualifications. 

To be eligible, students must rank in the top forty percent 
of their graduating classes or have earned Scholastic Ap- 
titude Test scores of 1,000 or higher. In addition, they must 
have demonstrated leadership achievement in both high 
school activities and community organizations, and have ex- 
hibited a commitment to accepting campus leadership 
roles. 

The amount of each award is $5000, renewable annually 
In order to maintain the award over four years, each appli- 
cant must reside on campus, maintain a cumulative grade 
point average of at least 2.75, demonstrate good campus 
citizenship, serve on the Presidential Leadership Advisory 
Committee, and participate in two or more campus 
activities. 

Winners of the 1985 Presidential Leadership Awards, cur- 
rently pursuing their studies on campus, are the following: 
David D. Andrews, of Churchville, PA; G. Scott Carter, of 
York. PA; Helen A. Filippone. of Kenilworth. N|; Todd L. Grill, 
of Stevens, PA; Thomas G. Klukososki, of South Plainfield, 
Nl: Catherine M. Kovatch, of Philadelphia, PA; Kristine R. 
Kropp. of Tamaqua, PA; lennifer S. Lord, of Robesonia, PA; 
Robert C Loughney. |r„ of lenkintown. PA; Patricia I. Moll, of 
Richboro PA; David P. Myers, of Hagerstown, MD; Frederick 
M. Neiswender, of Clearfield, PA; Wendy L. Pearre, of 
Baltimore, MD; Debbi L. Rauanheimo, of Warminster. PA; 
Brian D. Robinson of Flanders, Nl; Chad E. Saylor, of 
Sanatoga, PA; Renee M. Schuchart. of Hanover, PA; and 
William W. Snelling, of Secane, PA. 

These students demonstrate the LVC commitment to an 
education for life and leadership. Now it is time to select 
those who will join in this commitment for the next four 
years. 



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Classnotes 



' *2 "3 WOODROW DELLINGER, M.D. 

J J was awarded the 1985 Catherine 
Meyer Award for service to the com- 
munity at a recent meeting of the Red 
Lion Borough Council. A Red Lion native. 
Dellinger practiced family medicine for 
forty-seven years. He served as president 
of the Red Lion Area School Board for 
ten years and was a founder and first 
president of the Red Lion Rotary Club. 



'A A DR ELIZABETH KREISER 
44 WEISBURGER was elected 
president of the Lebanon Valley College 
Board of Trustees for the 1985-1986 
term. 

, — ^ HAROLD G. BRANDT heads 

J "j Pennsylvania's new Bureau of 
Amusement Rides Attractions in the 
Department of Agriculture. The bureau is 
responsible for enforcing safety regula- 
tions in the Commonwealth's amuse- 
ment parks. 



MARTIN L. GLUNTZ was promoted to 
vice president, manufacturing and mar- 
keting services, at Hershey International 
Ltd. In this capacity. Marty will direct and 
coordinate a broad spectrum of support 
and services of the international division 
in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, 
and distribution. Such support and ser- 
vices activities are provided for Hershey 
International's headquarters staff, 
overseas affiliates and licensees, and ex- 
port operations. 

Marty joined the Hershey Chocolate 
Company in 1969 and has progressed 
through a series of key management 
assignments in the Hershey plant and 
corporate engineering departments 
before becoming director of interna- 
tional technical services for HIL in 1981. 

ALLEN ). KOPPENHAVER collaborated 
with another composer on a music 
drama about the dying Martin Luther titl- 



ed The Night Luther Died.'' The work 
was performed in Springfield. Ohio as 
part of Wittenberg University's celebra- 
tion of the 500th anniversary of the birth 
of Martin Luther. 

GLENN M. DIETRICH received a Doc- 
tor of Ministry degree from Lancaster 
Theological Seminary in May. 

' £ Q JANET TINGLEY DEITRICH 

^ O purchased the West Cobb Mini 
Maid franchise in Atlanta. Georgia. Mini 
Maid is the number one light housekeep- 
ing team cleaning service in the United 
States with eighty franchises nationwide. 

KENNETH FEGAN served as assistant 
director of the concert band that toured 
Europe this summer with U.S. Music Am- 
bassadors. Inc. Ken is chairman of the 
music department and director of bands 
at Annville-Cleona High School. 

RICHARD H. SMITH was honored at 



Alumni Inducted 
into Athletic 
Hall of Fame 

Eight Lebanon Valley College alumni 
were inducted into the Athletic Hall of 
Fame on September 28 as part of 
Homecoming Weekend activities. 

The induction took place at Arnold 
Field during halftime of the LVC- 



Moravian game. In addition, a dinner 
honoring the inductees was held that 
evening, with speeches by Dr. George 
Marquette, vice president for student af- 
fairs, and Dr. Arthur L. Peterson, presi- 
dent of the College. 

Those inducted into the Hall of Fame 
were Floyd E. Becker '50 of Lebanon, co- 
captain of the 1949-50 basketball squad, 
outfield for the baseball team, and a 
member of the Central Chapter of the 




At Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: Charles L. Mackert. Ir. (accepting for his father. Charles Sr.|. Grant Q 
Feeser. Boyd L. Sponaugle, Mrs. Edward C Schillo (accepting for her husband). Floyd E. Becker. Aubrey H. 
Kershner. William F. DeLiberty and Mary Blanche Cochran 



Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame: Mary 
Blanche Cochran '30 of Lititz. a basket- 
ball guard, captain of the school's first in- 
tercollegiate women's tennis team, and 
only the third woman to be inducted into 
the Hall of Fame: William F. DeLiberty 
'59 of Hershey. an all-round athlete who 
overcame injury and illness to star in 
football, basketball and baseball: Grant 
Q. Feeser '36 of Lebanon, football and 
baseball player, former LVC head football 
coach and a member of the Central 
Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall 
of Fame: Aubrey H. Kershner '58 of 
Cherry Hill. N.J.. track and field record- 
setter and basketball player: and Boyd L. 
Sponaugle '36 of Avalon. N.).. co-captain 
of the 193 5 football team, basketball 
player, and former coach at several 
schools. 

In addition, two former sports players 
were inducted posthumously: Charles L. 
Mackert 19. member of the All- 
Pennsylvania football team, former LVC 
assistant coach and a member of the 
Maryland Sports Hall of Fame: and Ed- 
ward C. Schillo. three-sport letterman 
(football, basketball, baseball) and 
member of the Pennsylvania Hall of 
Fame. 



the Carlisle High School All-Sports Ban- 
quet as their Distinguished Alumnus for 
1985 

,/ r\ WALTER A. KRUEGER was 

O^ promoted to colonel in the U.S. 
Air Force on January 31. 1985. In July he 
was assigned to the 21st Tactical Fighter 
Wing stationed at Elmendorf Air Force 
Base in Alaska and serves as the deputy 
commander for resources. Walt previous- 
ly was chief, future systems branch for 
the director of command control. HQ 
SAC. Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. 




t sry THE REVEREND JAMES D. 
O^ CORBETT was named to the 
Board of Trustees of Cornwall Manor in 
Pennsylvania. |im is district superinten- 
dent of the Ljebanon-Reading District of 
the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of 
the United Methodist Church. Until July 
I, he had been pastor of Hempfield 
United Methodist Church in Lancaster. 

RONALD POORMAN co-directed the 
touring jazz band sponsored by U.S. 
Music Ambassadors. Inc. on their Euro- 
pean visit in the summer. 

, • (- KAREN POORMAN prepared 

05 the band fronts for the U.S. 
Music Ambassadors. Inc. tour. 



'69 



MATZ received the Juris Doc- 
tor degree from Dickinson Law School in 
June. 



71 



L. DAVID HARRIS has been 
named chairman of the depart- 
ment of journalism and communications 
at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. 
Pennsylvania. 



JAMES E. JOHNSON is the regional 
representative for ToFu Time, Incorpo- 
rated in the Philadelphia and Southern 
New lersey area. 

JEFF VAN DILLEN is laboratory manag- 
er with Vanguard Research in South 
Plainfield. New lersey 

'f-jry JOHN JONES directed the U.S. 
/ ^ Music Ambassadors. Inc. jazz 
band which toured Europe during the 
summer. 

PETER A. HARUBIN is supervisor for 
staff development for the Montgomery 
County Adult Probation and Parole 
Department. He was recently elected 
chairman of the Delaware Valley Adult 
Probation and Parole Training Consor- 
tium for the second consecutive year. 

JANN HELBIG VAN DYKE received her 
Master of Education Degree from the 
University of Southern Mississippi and is 
currently teaching fifth grade at the Bad 
Hersfeld American School in Bad 
Hersfeld, Germany. )ann also directs the 
Workhorse Chapel Choir. 

WILLIAM M. JONES recently was cited 
for his service as a Marine Corps pilot. 
He is a major at the Marine Corps Air 
Station in lwakuni. lapan. 

ED IANNARELLA is the national direc- 
tor of sales of the hotel division of 
Residents Inn Company of Wichita. 
Kansas. 




PAUL WALSLEBEN is employ 



ed by State Farm Insurance 



74 

Company as a service supervisor. 

CHRISTINE E. WALBORN has been 
promoted to manager, international 
marketing services at Hershey Interna- 
tional Ltd. She is responsible for pro- 



viding a broad range of marketing and 
sales services on a division-wide basis 
and for establishing the administrative 
framework for exporting product lines of 
HILs overseas affiliates. 

BARRY ENZMAN was the head director 
of the U.S. Music Ambassadors. Inc. con- 
cert band. He is director of the Howard 
County lazz Program as well as director 
of bands at Glenelg High School in 
Maryland. 

, — j- THOMAS C DILWORTH was 

/ U promoted to assistant vice 
president and commercial loan officer 
for the Cumberland Valley region of 
Commonwealth National Bank 




THE REVEREND PEGGY OLVER 
JOHNSON received an appointment to 
co-pastor the Lansdowne United 
Methodist Church along with her hus- 
band. In addition. Peggy serves as assis- 
tant chaplain at Gallaudet College for the 
Deaf. 

, m y JOANNE L. TOBY is assistant 
/ O director of the residence hall 
programs for Penn State University. 

, — — MICHELLE RHEN ALLEN re 

/ / cently passed the Pennsylvania 
State Board licensing examination for 
psychology. 



DR. STEPHEN R. FEGLEY 

received a Ph.D. degree in 



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marine biology from the University of 
North Carolina. He is now assistant pro- 
fessor of marine fisheries management 
at Stockton State College in Pomona. 
New lersey. 



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Classnotes continued 



, wm q BRADLEY W. H ARTMAN was 

/ y named president of B & H Pizza 
Company, Inc.. of Hershey. Pennsylvania. 

DAVID I. BOMGARDNER and MICHAEL 

A. SETLEY both received the Juris Doc- 
tor degree from Dickinson Law School in 
June. 

HARRY G. SPECTOR is a sales repre 
sentative with D & H Distributing Com- 
pany in Maryland. 

ELIZABETH GLEICHMAN JOHNSTON 

is employed at AGS Management Sys- 
tems in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 

BARBARA JONES DENISON received a 
Ph.D. degree in sociology from North- 
western University in August. She has 
been elected executive officer of the 
North Central Sociological Association. 

SI PHAM is a surgery resident at the 
University Medical School. 




Ovl LIAMS is an assistant account 
administrator in the National Marketing 
Division of IBM in Philadelphia. 

HEIDI HORNICEK FEGLEY is employ 
ed by First Jersey National Bank in Ham- 
monton, New Jersey 

GARY L. BARNES is in the final year of a 
Master's degree program in social work 
at the University of Maryland. 

KATHY MANISCALCO teaches French 
to the pre-school and kindergarten 
classes in addition to caring for the tod- 
dlers at Les Petits Cherubs near Valley 
Forge. Pennsylvania. 

She is vice-president of the Norristown 
Chapter of NOW and attended the 1984 
State Conference in Lancaster. 

MARK K. GROVE received a Doctor of 
Medicine degree from Hahnemann 
University of Medicine in Philadelphia. 
Mark was awarded academic honors in 
surgery. 



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back some old memories and see what's 
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Send check or money order payable 
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' Q 1 KIRTH w - STEELE received 
1 the Doctor of Osteopathy 
degree from Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine in June. 

PHYLLIS STINE HARTMAN is an assis 
tant supervisor and mental health techni- 
cian for the Devereux Foundation in the 
Mapleton Psychiatric Institute. 




CRAIG OLINGER is a senior accountant 
with Price Waterhouse. CHRISTINE 
LOWTHER OLINGER works with the 
Arkansas State Crime Laboratory as a 
trace evidence criminalist. 

RICHARD E. DENISON received the 
Doctor of Ministry degree from the 
University of Chicago Divinity School in 
June. He has been named pastor at State 
Street United Methodist Church in Har- 
risburg, Pennsylvania. 

KATHY M. ROBINSON earned a 
Master's degree in music education in 
June from Northwestern University. She is 
presently completing work toward a 
Master's degree in vocal performance 
while serving as organist at Cross and 
Crown Lutheran Church in nearby Ar- 
lington Heights. Illinois. 

ROBERT ). SCHLEGEL was appointed 
materials manager at Lebanon's Good 
Samaritan Hospital. He will be responsi- 
ble for purchasing, inventory and distri- 
bution of supplies. 



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THOMAS ORNDORF graduated from 
lefferson Medical College and has begun 
a residency in obstetrics and gynecology 
at the Milton Hershey Medical Center. 

CHRIS E. SHOOP received a Ph.D. 
degree in analytical chemistry from the 
University of Illinois. He will be employed 
by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in 
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 




ALLEN E. GUNKLE is employed as a 
computer programmer in the depart- 
ment of pathology at the Milton Hershey 
Medical Center. 

BEVERLY COONEY CAMPBELL is an 

assistant account manager for A1G Life 
Insurance Company in Wilmington, 
Delaware. 

BRENT R. DOHNER received a Ph.D. 
degree in organic chemistry from the 
University of Rochester. He is currently 
employed as a senior research chemist 
for Pennzoil. 

ANN L. STAMBACH received a Doctor 
of Optometry degree from the Penn- 
sylvania College of Optometry. Ann is a 
member of the Gold Key Society, the In- 
ternational Honor Service Fraternity. 





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Classnotes continued 



MICHAEL SCOLAMIERO is the ex 

ecutive director of "Musica Sacra" a pro- 
fessional chamber orchestra and chorus 
located in Moorestown, New lersey. He 
has also been named competition coor- 
dinator for the 29th Annual Haddonfield 
Symphony Solo Competition which at- 
tracts performers from eleven north- 
eastern states and the District of 
Columbia. 




' ft ^ VICKI CASE SCOLAMIERO 1S 

O ^ music coordinator for the Ban- 
croft School, a school for developmental- 
ly handicapped students in Haddonfield, 
New lersey. 

JAMES M. WELK1E received the Juris 
Doctor degree from Dickinson Law 
School in June. 

LEWIS R. MAURER earned the Master's 
degree in information studies from Drex- 
el University in May. He will be employed 
by the Business & Technology Division of 
the Public Library of Columbus and 
Franklin Counties in Ohio. 

DELIGHT L. SNYDER received the 
Master's degree in genetic counseling 
from Pittsburgh University's Graduate 
School of Public Health. 



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CAROL NIXON POTTS is director of 
profit analysis and assistant actuary for 
Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company in 
Trevose, Pennsylvania. 

DIANE MICHELLE SEBRIGHT received 
the Master's degree in counseling from 
Shippensburg University in May. 



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DARRYL L. ROLAND received 
a Master's degree in organ per- 
formance from the Cincinnati College- 
Conservatory of Music and is currently 
enrolled at the Eastman School of Music 
where he serves as teaching assistant to 
Professor Russell Saunders. Darryl also 
has been appointed director of music 
and organist at Messiah Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Rochester, New York. 

JAMES EMPFIELD received his 
Master's degree in chemistry from Buck- 
nell University in May. 

DAVID BLAUCH has returned from his 
Fulbright appointment at Imperial Col- 
lege, London where he worked in lohn 
Albery's group and is now in the doctoral 
program at the California Institute of 
Technology. 

LISA HARRISON DIGNAZIO is teach 
ing fourth grade at Central Avenue 
School in Madison, New lersey. 

'ft A ,UDITHB 'SKOWITZ teaches 

Ot" chemistry and physical science 
in the Palmyra Area School District in 
Pennsylvania. 

DAVID MICHAEL FRYE is the recipient 
of the Cronhardt Academic Scholarship 
awarded for academic excellence by the 
Lutheran Theological Seminary of Get- 
tysburg. Dave began graduate studies at 
the seminary this fall. 

MICHELLE SMITH works as a job 
specialist at Laurel Senior High School in 
Laurel, Delaware on the "lobs for 
Delaware Graduates" program. 

LAURIE O'BRIEN was promoted to 
branch manager of the suburban 
Philadelphia Office of CDI Temporary 
Services, Inc.. specialists in providing 
temporary business services. 

' ft ^ J EFFREY BRAVMAN is teach- 

O ^ ing fourth grade in the East 

Brunswick School District of New lersey. 



MARK WITMER is attending Cornell 
University to pursue a doctorate in 
organic chemistry. 

MARRIAGES 

1971 

JAMES E. JOHNSTON to ELIZABETH 

A. GLEICHMAN 79 on July 27. 1985. 

1976 

Edward L. Wildman to SUZANNE M. 
LEWISonMay25, 1985. 
Gary Becker to MARJORIE ROTE on 
August 9. 1985. 
1979 

DANIEL P. PROMUTICO to Kerry Anne 
Marie Kennedy in May, 1985. 
1980 

Steven H. Sliwoski to LINDA I. 
McQUEEN on September 7, 1985. 
1981 

BRENT R. DOHNER to Renee Horst on 
December 15, 1984. 
Neil Campbell to BEVERLY COONEY 
on May 18, 1985. 

CRAIG OLINGER to CHRISTINE 
LOWTHER on December 29, 1984. 
Daniel M. Hartman to PHYLLIS STINE 
on March 17. 1984. 
1982 

Barry P. Danz to KRISTINA M. GROFF 
on October 20. 1984. 
1983 

Richard R. Dignazio to LISA S. HAR- 
RISON on July 27, 1985. 
STEVEN T. WEBER to CATHY C. 
CLARKE on July 13, 1985. 
MICHAEL DENNIS HOGAN to SUSAN 
LOUISE STANSBURY on lune 15, 1985. 
JAMES EMPFIELD to PATRICIA 
KOWLASKI '84 on July 28, 1984. 
Michael Drago to DAWN C HUM- 
PHREY on July 6, 1985. 
1984 

ROBERT BRYAN CLYMER to Heidi 
Bowen on August 18, 1984. 
1985 

SCOTT T. LEFURGE to ROSALIE 
KOCH '84 in August. 1985. 
Lynn lay Struphar to ALINE MARIE 
ROGERS on lune 8. 1985. 



BIRTHS 

1967 

To ELLEN JACKSON PATTERSON and 

Blake Patterson, a daughter, Greer 

Allegra, on!une27, 1985. 

1969 

To JEANNE ANSPACH EARNSHAW 

and lames A. Earnshaw, a son, Timothy 

lohn, on April 10, 1985. 

1975 

To EILEEN BRIGGS DIRADDO and 

David DiRaddo, a son, Kyle David, on 

February 7, 1985. 

To Rose Dilworth and THOMAS C. 

D1LWORTH, a son, |oel Thomas, on 

December 15. 1984. 

1976 

To LAUREL MOFFETT and BOB 

MOFFETT, a daughter. Carrie Anne, on 

February 3. 1985. 

To THERESA DaKAY-STIMSON and 

Stephen R. Stimson, a son. Alexander 

Matthew, on October 3, 1985. 

1977 

To LYNORE HEINZELMANN WALSLE- 

BEN and PAUL WALSLEBEN 74 a son 

Matthew Karl, on April 5, 1984. 

1978 

To Anna M. Kriebel and TIMOTHY A. 

KRIEBEL, a daughter, Angela Louise, on 

August 5, 1985. 

1980 

To DOROTHY MILLER NEWCOMER 

and DONALD B. NEWCOMER 79 a 

daughter. Danielle Lynne, on March 14. 

1985. 

1981 

To SHARON DIEDERICH SHOOP and 

CHRIS E. SHOOP, a son Ryan 

Christopher, on May 16, 1985, 

1982 

To KIM HILLMAN HUGHES and 

SCOTT HUGHES, a son, Justin Scott, on 

April 23, 1985. 

1983 

To VICTORIA A. HOLZMAN and W 

PHILIP HOLZMAN '82. a son, Jordan 

Philip, on August 9, 1985. 



IN MEMORIAM 

1920 

BESSIE BEHNEY HARRIS on July 21. 

1985. 
1921 
MARY SHETTEL WELTY on May 3 

1985 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. 

1924 

FLORENCE WHITMAN LENKER in 

July. 1985 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. 

MARYAN PIOTR MATUSZAK on July 4 

1985 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

1926 

HENRY T. 1SHIMURA on January 4 

1985. 

1927 

ROBERT G. MARTIN on September 23 

1984 in Quincy, Pennsylvania. 
1928 

MARIAN DORSHEIMER CAMPBELL 
on April 29, 1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania. 
1931 

CAROLINE FISHER ABUSAMRA on 
March 22, 1985 in South Easton, Massa- 
chusetts. 
1933 
KATHRYN B. ENGLE on September 24. 

1985 in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania. 
1934 

LUKE K. REMLEY on July 11, 1985. 
1935 

DAVID L. THOMPSON on lune 14 
1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
1937 

EARL C. UNGER in June, 1985 in 
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 
KARL R. FLOCKEN on April 18, 1985 in 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
1938 

-CATHERINE MILLS JOHNS on May 2, 
1985 in Manchester, Connecticut. 
1940 

PAUL K. MORROW on July 13 1985 in 
Rockville, Maryland. 
ARTHUR H. KOFROTH on August 2 5 
1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
EVELYN MILLER WALBORN on 
August 23. 1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania. 
1941 

JEAN STRICKHOUSER HATFIELD on 
May 4, 1985 in York, Pennsylvania. 



1942 

EDWARD C. SCHILLOonlune 15 1985 

in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania. 

1955 

NOEL Z. STAHLE on July 16. 1985 in 

Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

ACTUARIAL EXAMINATIONS 

The following current students and re- 
cent graduates passed actuarial ex- 
aminations taken in May 1985. 
Joint Society of Actuaries and Casual- 
ty Actuarial Society Exams: 
Parti: Michael J. Gillespie '86 

Karen A. Karapandza '87 

David C. Miller '87 

Janice L. Roach '87 

William I. Wright '88 
Part 2: David M. Campbell '87 
Part 3: Keith A. Hurst '86 
Society of Actuaries Exams: 
Part 4: Cheryl Green '84 (Allstate, 

Chicago, ILJ 

Scott T Inners '83 (Union 

Fidelity, Trevose, PA) 
Part 8: Dung A. Phan '80 (Allstate, 

Chicago, 1L) 

Brian C. Trust '83 (USF&G, 

Baltimore, MD) 
Part 10: David H. Killick '81 (Conrad M. 

Seigel, Harrisburg, PA) 
Special Recognition: With the comple- 
tion of the above examination, Dave 
Killick has earned the designation of 
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). 
Casualty Actuarial Society: 
Part 4: lohn E. Miller '81 (Aetna. Hart- 
ford, CT) 
Part 6: Frank S. Rhodes '83 (USF&G, 

Baltimore, MD) 
Part 8: Thomas G. Myers '83 (Prupac, 

Holmdel. N|) 

Daniel A. Reppert '82 (USF&G. 

Baltimore. MD) 
Part 10: Gregory S. Grace '78 (PCRB, 

Philadelphia, PA) 
Special Recognition: With the comple- 
tion of the above examination. Greg 
Grace has earned the designation of 
Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society 
(FCAS). 

Special Note: Mirza Ali. assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics, passed both Part 
1 and Part 2 . 



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How Well Do You Know the Campus? 



The photos below are all of familiar sites on the Lebanon Valley 
College campus. How many can you identify? Send in your answers 
to Mary Williams. Director of Communications. Lebanon Valley College. 
Annville, PA 17003-0501. The answers will be published in the next 
issue of The Valley, along with the names of all those who correctly 
identify all of the locations. 



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A 



Giving 
Before 
December 31? 





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As 1 985 draws to a close, you may be taking stock of your 

financial situation. Why not consider a gift to Lebanon Valley College? 

Q. How can you give to LVC? 

A. Cash 

Securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) 

Life Insurance 

Real Estate 

Memorial Gifts 

Gifts-in-kind (jewelry, works of art, coin collections, etc.) 

Individual Retirement Accounts (Lebanon Valley College can be 

named as final beneficiary of your IRA's.) 

Of course, these methods of giving are suitable all year long. 

However, at year-end, when timing makes a difference, they can offer you 

special benefits. 

For more information, contact: 

Karen McHenry Gluntz, Executive Director of Development 
Lebanon Valley College 
Annville, PA 17003 

(717)867-6224 



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Lebanon 

Valley 

College Night 

with the 
Hershey Bears 




Hershey Bears vs. Maine Mariners 

Hersheypark Arena 
Hershey, PA 

Wednesday, February 5, 1986 
Game starts at 7:30 p.m. 

The Hershey Bears cordially invite all LVC family members 

(alumni, faculty, friends, parents and students) to attend this 

special event. Circle the date on your calendar for it will certainly 

be a night to remember. 

Discount coupons and additional information will be mailed out 
to all LVC family members by January 9, 1986. 

Special LVC Rates 
Lower Mezzanine $3.00 

For further information, please contact: 

Karen McHenry Gluntz 

Executive Director of Development 

Lebanon Valley College 

Annville, PA 17003 

(717)867-6224 



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