Public Concerts & Events


LVC Community Water Ceremony
Saturday, August 23, 2013 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Peace Garden

Incoming students participate in an informal ceremony in which water representing each family is poured into the ponds of LVC's Peace Garden.


 


Opening Convocation
Friday, August 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Gymnasium

Convocation marks the formal opening of the academic year. Students will be led by the executive board of Student Government through a receiving line made up of Lebanon Valley College's faculty, administration, and trustees in full academic regalia.


Orientation Worship
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Miller Chapel

This special worship service will acquaint students with opportunities for worship and fellowship on campus and congregations in the Lebanon area.



Interfaith Dialogue: Local & Global Poverty
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

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 Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Agnostic/Atheist communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A simple pizza lunch will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu



Chapel Concert Series: Jaci Velasquez

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Long time award-winning Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez will grace the stage of Miller Chapel accompanied by her husband Nic Gonzales of the acclaimed Christian rock band Salvador. Jaci is no stranger to the music industry with sixteen #1 radio hits, 17 albums, 7 Dove Awards, 3 RIAA Gold Records, and 3 RIAA Platinum Records.

During this concert, Jaci will perform her biggest hits over time and her newest songs, while her husband, Nic, will sing and accompany her the acoustic guitar. They will sing worship music in both English and Spanish; this concert is part of LVC's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Opening for the concert is LVC music student and Christian recording artist, singer, songwriter, and speaker on brain injury Cristabelle Braden.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission: $11.00 advance | $15.00 at the door | $8.00/person for groups of 10 or more | Youth group discounts available | Free for LVC Students. Please call the Office of Spiritual Life at 717-867-6135 or email nsmith@lvc.edu.


Interfaith Dialogue: Wealth Distribution & Privilege
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. Miller Chapel Lobby

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding wealth distribution and privilege as it impacts a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Agnostic/Atheist communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of pizza and salad will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.

 

Voices from Israel-Palestine: Wealth Distribution & Privilege
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. Miller Chapel Lobby

Students of Lebanon Valley College’s Judaism course (REL 251) will present the stories of six individuals whose lives have been significantly impacted by the conflict in Israel-Palestine: three Palestinians and three Israelis. An introduction and commentary will frame the stories, provided by LVC’s 2013 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar, Bobbie Gottschalk. Gottschalk serves as Executive Director of Seeds of Peace, an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping new generations of leaders for lasting peace. Projected images will also enhance the presentation. A Middle Eastern buffet of chicken and vegetarian kababs, pita bread, hummus, baklava, water and ice tea will be available during the program. Register by Friday, November 1 via LVC’s Redbook or by calling 717-867-6135.

 


Chapel Concert Series: Patrick Andy Band 
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission: $6.00 advance | $10.00 at the door | $4.00/person for groups of 10 or more | Youth group discounts available | Free for LVC Students.  Please call the Office of Spiritual Life at 717-867-6135 or email nsmith@lvc.edu
 


Interfaith Dialogue: Is the Market Economy Moral?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. Miller Chapel Lobby

Community members and students are invited to join in on a discussion regarding capitalism in relation to a variety of faith communities, just in time for presidential elections. Panel respondents include representatives from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Agnostic/Atheist communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A simple pizza lunch will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.
  


Christmas at the Valley
Sunday, December 8, 2013 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. 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. There is also a live nativity scene and a reception following each performance.

 


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Conceptions of the Afterlife 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel

Community members and students are invited to join a discussion regarding race in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from local Protestant, Catholic, Jweish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A simple pizza lunch will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or email nsmith@lvc.edu.
                 

  


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Responding to Death
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel

Community members and students are invited to join a discussion regarding science in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from local Protestant, Catholic, Jweish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A simple pizza lunch will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or email nsmith@lvc.edu.
 

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13, 2014 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 tot he public. 

 


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Healthy Perspectives on Death 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel

Community members and students are invited to join a discussion regarding spirituality in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from local Protestant, Catholic, Jweish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A simple pizza lunch will be offered. To register, call 717-867-6135 or email nsmith@lvc.edu.



Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 11 , 2013 at 9 a.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 2012 we will welcomed Bishop Peggy Johnson to campus for this occasion.  All are welcome; admission is free.


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.