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India, The Bahamas, or Rome

Nearly 60 Lynchburg College students will be studying abroad during winter break in a variety of cultures and climes.

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New students arrive Jan. 14-15

New freshman, Access, transfer and graduate students, as well as those returning from abroad and leave, may check in Jan. 14 and 15.

Check-in sessions are as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Friday Jan. 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Memorial Ballroom Hall, Campus Center

New Student Orientation begins at 10 a.m. in Memorial Ballroom

Returning students are welcome back beginning Friday, Jan. 15, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

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LC prepares for snow

While Lynchburg College must adhere to the published examination schedule, any students who cannot attend a final examination because of the weather must communicate with instructors to determine an alternative arrangement.

Students should check campus email as well as Blackboard or Moodle for any communication from their instructors. Some instructors may choose to change the exam format or even to alter slightly the examination time.

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LC commits to energy upgrades

Lynchburg College will spend $4.65 million in energy improvements over the next several years, which should result in a reduction of $583,000 in annual energy costs, or about a third of the College's utility bills. Because the cost of utilities will increase, by year nine the College could be saving $903,000 per year.

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LC approved for doctoral programs

Lynchburg College has been approved by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), to offer degrees at the doctoral level.

"The vote came late Monday at the SACS meeting in Atlanta and allows us to move full speed ahead with plans for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, slated to begin in the fall of 2010," said President Kenneth Garren. "This SACS approval puts Lynchburg College in a very strong position to consider a variety of future possibilities to best serve Lynchburg and Region 2000 with highly skilled graduates."

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Athletics ranks in top 10

The Lynchburg College athletic department had one of its most successful fall seasons of all time, as evidenced by the ninth place position in the recent Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings.

The Learfield Cup ranks schools depending on how many teams from an institution advanced to the NCAA Tournament, and how well the teams fared.

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Outstanding youth volunteer

Abe Garang '10 recently received the Thomas J. Kirkpatrick Award for his volunteer work with youth at the Jamerson YMCA.

Abe has coached soccer and basketball and helped with soccer, basketball, and t-ball camps at the YMCA since his arrival in Lynchburg. He has also shared his personal story with members of the YMCA.

"Abe has gone above and beyond what he has been assigned to do," said Ryan Zachos, youth and family director at the YMCA.

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All-American gal

LC senior midfielder Ashley Hoath was just named a first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the second-straight season.

Hornet women's soccer players have earned All-American accolades nine times in the history of the program, all in the last 11 seasons.

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Join the Holiday Bash

LC's Holiday Bash begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 10 with a tree lighting ceremony between Snidow Chapel and Montgomery Hall. The public is invited.

Tours of decorated houses will be offered along with activities, games, door prizes, and light refreshments, including hot chocolate, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be guests of honor.

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Holiday concert to deck the halls

The Lynchburg College Orchestra and Wind Symphony will present a holiday concert on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, associate professor of music and director of music education/instrumental studies, will conduct. Traditional Christmas music will highlight the program, which will also feature the music of Percy Grainger and Gustav Holst. Graduate music student conductor Michelle Farley will conduct a portion of the program.

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Bowling for ethics

The Lynchburg College Ethics Bowl Team placed fifth at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Richmond, Va., against much larger competitors.

The top four places went to teams from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Clemson University.

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Economics major Jackie Sitathammavong '09 and music major Matthew Booth '09 took home gold in the 2009 Concerto Competition.

Jackie was the vocal winner in the competition with his performances of "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" and "Der Vogelfänger Bin Ich Ja Die Zauberflöte" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Matthew performed "Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Young philanthropist

Carmen Johnson '11 was named Outstanding Youth Philanthropist by the Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Nov. 17.

A native of Forest, Va., Carmen is majoring in teacher education with an emphasis in special education.

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Helping out

Lynchburg College students, staff and faculty teamed up during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November and raised more than $2,700 for those less fortunate.

Solidarity Sleepers, a weeklong sleep-out orchestrated by Angela Massino '11, raised more than $2,000 to be divided between Miriam's House and Gateway, two local homeless programs. Twenty-three students and seven staff spent a combined total of 875 hours sleeping outside, mostly in the rain.

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Women's Soccer reaches Final Four

The underdog Lynchburg College women's soccer team will make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament's Final Four after advancing on penalty kicks over host Trinity University in the Elite Eight in San Antonio, Texas.

The game was knotted 1-1 after two overtime periods and the contest will remain a tie in the record books, but the Hornets won the penalty kick shootout 4-2 to advance.

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National champion

Ricky Flynn blew past the competition at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country National Championship meet to become Lynchburg College's first-ever cross country national champion.

Flynn finished the meet in 25:09 to outpace the second-place finisher by 23 seconds on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. His margin of victory is the second largest ever in the history of the national championship meet and only six seconds behind the record.

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Designing men

Brandon Hunter '10 and Jake Mace's graphic design work won awards in the FLUX AIGA student competition. Jake won merit awards for two posters and Brandon won a merit award for a website design. AIGA is a professional association for design.

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Representing Poland

Eighteen Lynchburg College students will represent Poland for the second year in a row during the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Nov. 19-21 in Washington, D.C.

This year's topic is the EU's relationship with Russia regarding international security, human rights, energy, and trade. Last year's group boasted several office holders and Danielle Miller '10 was named Outstanding Parliamentarian in the Plenary Session Award category. 

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Women's soccer advances to Sweet 16

For the third straight season, the lady Hornets advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a 16-3-3 record.

Freshman midfielder Shelley Hoath (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) scored 24 minutes into the game Saturday and the defense made the lead stand up as the Lynchburg College women's soccer team defeated Washington & Lee University 2-0 in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Hornets advance into the Sweet 16 of the tourney.

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Catch the age wave

Government officials, educators, business leaders, service providers, students, and interested citizens will join together to learn more about the pending 2030 Age Wave and the impact it will have in our local communities from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 20 in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall at Lynchburg College.

The Region 2000 Summit for Age Wave Planning is sponsored by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College in partnership with AARP Virginia, the Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, and the Consortium on Aging.

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Is grad school in your future?

Lynchburg College will host an information session for prospective graduate students on Tuesday, November 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge. Information on financial aid and GRE and GMAT testing will be available. A $30 application fee will be waived for attendees who submit a completed application during the session.

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Walk for women

A 5k run/walk around the Lynchburg College Dell on Sunday, Nov. 15 will benefit The City of Joy, a center for women seeking refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and local organizations working with women who have been victims of abuse.

Participants will be given the option of carrying a jerry can on their heads, as women in Africa do. This is often a time when they are most vulnerable to attack.

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Singing for supper

The Lynchburg College Choral Union and Concert Choir will present a joint concert on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel to benefit the Lynchburg Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Admission to the performance will be a donation of cash or non-perishable food items. The concert will culminate a week-long series of area Hunger and Homelessness Awareness events.        

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LC Athletic Teams Win Four ODAC Titles

Lynchburg College athletic teams brought home two Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles Saturday, to bring the Hornet fall total to four championships. The LC field hockey team defeated Eastern Mennonite University 1-0 Saturday afternoon and the men's soccer team upended Roanoke College 3-1 Saturday night in the conference finals on Shellenberger Field. They join the men's and women's cross country teams as ODAC titleholders, as the LC runners were the victors at the conference championships last week.

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Learn your DPTs

Lynchburg College will host an information session for prospective graduate students interested in the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on Tuesday, November 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge. The new three-year program will launch in the fall of 2010.

Program Director Dr. Kevin Brueilly and other faculty will explain requirements and discuss curriculum. Financial aid information will also be available.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak
7 p.m. Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education
7:30 p.m. Esther Olin Piano Lecture Recital

LC in the News

The Beard Center’s upcoming caregivers conference is featured in The News & Advance.

Patty Carroll’s photographs, now in the Daura Gallery, are the subject of the lead story in The Burg.

President Garren no longer supports attempts to save College Lake, as reported by WDBJ7.

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing:, Baltimore Sun, New York Times.

Dr. Eric Goff is asked about underinflating balls in the NFL: NPR, The Smithsonian, and many more.

Life along College Lake could change. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone tells what it’s like now. This News & Advance story was also picked up by the Washington Times and San Francisco Gate.

Dr. Eric Goff is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the shooting technique of NBA player Stephen Curry.

Our women's soccer team wins the National Champsionship! The News & Advance and WSET.

The College makes efforts to approve sex education and reduce sexual assault. Check this front-page News & Advance story and WSET story.

Dr. Tom Bowman and student research head impacts among lacrosse and soccer players: News & Advance.

Ater 28 years, Dr. Ken West writes his farewell column.

LC Theatre's production of Insights from Inside is featured on WSET and in The News & Advance.

Frank Whitehouse, professor of management, is quoted in this front page story on B&W.

Check out coverage of the public meeting on College Lake dam: The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

The opening of the Drysdale Student Center is covered by The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone talks about the need for more local environmental advocacy in this News & Advance story.

Dr. Roger Jones is the Central Virginia Person of the Week.

Lance Secretan, the Gifford Lecturer, was featured in The News & Advance.

College Lake Dam is the subject of a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Learn more in The News & Advance and on WSET.

Bob Driskill explains what we do to keep our students safe: The News & Advance.

The Lynchburg College Community Health Clinic is up and running: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET.

Dr. Tom Shahady and two alumni help save a river in Costa Rica. Check this front-page story.