LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - On Saturday, Dec. 6, three Lock Haven University students presented essays at Moravian College’s 5th Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies in Bethlehem, Pa. The papers were written for Dr. Holle Canatella’s course on medieval European history. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Wesley Toth, a senior history major, delivered a paper entitled “Waging Holy War: The Causes of the First Crusade.” Richard Clemons, a senior secondary education major, presented a paper entitled “The Knights Templar.” Robert Leiby, a sophomore history major, presented a paper entitled “The Evolution of the Sword through the Middle Ages.”
Over 300 presenters and observers from universities and colleges throughout the northeast and beyond attended the conference. “The students handled questions from the audience with grace and intelligence. I was very impressed and am proud of their work,” Dr. Canatella said.