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Outdoor adventure ropes course upgraded


Lynchburg College’s high ropes challenge course received a makeover this month. The upgrades make the course more permanent and will help the Outdoor Leadership Program cover more ground. “We can do a lot more for our students and the surrounding community,” said Peter Berry ’14, who now runs the Outdoor Leadership Program while earning his […]

New book from English professor Laura Marello


Tailwinds Press has published a new book by Laura Marello, an English professor at Lynchburg College. “The Gender of Inanimate Objects and Other Stories” was released on August 15. The book includes a novella, “The Gender of Inanimate Objects,” about an “enigmatic drifter” navigating the complex culture of Sweetwater County, California. “Through subtle, disciplined prose […]

LC renames science building to honor retired dean


Lynchburg College will rededicate its science building as the Thomas Gibson Hobbs and Julius A. Sigler Science Center at a reception on September 4 at 5 p.m. at the building’s front entrance. The building was previously named for T. Gibson Hobbs, a member of the Class of 1904 who served on College’s Board of Trustees […]

Senior Symposium focuses on poverty, society, and leisure

The Fall 2015 Senior Symposium will explore poverty and society with the help of experts on topics such as agriculture, economics, emergency management funding, and professional sports. The primary theme of the fall symposium is economy. The lineup of speakers includes several Lynchburg College professors; a Monsanto science strategist; the CEO and vice president of […]

Convocation speakers encourage new LC students

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Lynchburg College’s new students celebrated the beginning of their college experience Tuesday morning during convocation. Approximately 650 incoming students gathered in front of Hopwood Hall to learn more about what they can expect — and what their faculty, friends, and family expect for them — in the coming years. LC President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren recounted the […]

Daura exhibition celebrates Broadway

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“Broadway Revealed” includes panoramic photos of backstage theatre professionals as well as props like a Starfish Guitar from “The Little Mermaid” and a dress worn by Elphaba in “Wicked.” It opens with a reception August 31.

The 2015 John G. Eccles Leadership Summit

John Eccles Leadership Summit

About 200 students gathered at LC Wednesday for the annual John G. Eccles Leadership Summit. They spent the day learning about diversity, teamwork, partnerships, conflict resolution, accountability, and other principles important in leadership. In one activity, the students crafted a mosaic of Elsie the Hornet, the LC mascot, out of hundreds of glass tiles. While […]

LC student and professor explore physical properties of lacrosse helmets

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Dr. Tom Bowman and Lynchburg College student Dane Bower ’16 recently began a new study of the physical properties of lacrosse helmets. They have partnered with researchers at Michigan Technological University to examine pieces of lacrosse helmets with nanoindentation, a process that measures the hardness and flexibility of materials. In July, Dr. Bowman and Dane […]

Dr. Polloway publishes book about death penalty


A new book edited by Dr. Edward Polloway provides resources for professionals involved in determining intellectual disability within the criminal justice system. The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability was recently published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The book addresses diagnostic criteria, the definition of intellectual disability, an analysis of court cases involving intellectual disability […]