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Smart Talk Road Trip to Lebanon Valley College

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 11, 2017 9:47 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

The latest Smart Talk Road Trip takes the show to the campus of Lebanon Valley College for Wednesday's program. (At Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery and Zimmerman Recital Hall)

The small liberal arts college in Annville, with a student population of just over 1600, has more than 40 majors but has an especially strong music program.  Almost a tenth of Lebanon Valley's student population are in the college marching band and there are music events on campus almost every night.

On Smart Talk, we'll discuss that music program and the careers it launches with Sharon Davis, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education, Matthew Erpdeling, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Tom Strohman, Professor of Music.

Leading off the show is Dr. Lewis Thayne, the President of Lebanon Valley College, who will discuss the strengths and benefits and maybe a few of challenges facing a liberal arts college.

Finally, a letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln and sent to Lebanon County Industrialist George Dawson Coleman in the 1860s has been donated to the Lebanon County Historical Society and we'll this fascinating story on the program as well.

Adam Bentz, Archivist and Librarian with the Lebanon County Historical Society and Rick Abel, who contributed the Lincoln letter join us on Smart Talk.

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