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Lynchburg College to host German film festival

A German Film Festival commemorating the 20thanniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be held November 5-9 at Lynchburg College. "The Wall" will feature three East German Films along with Das Wunder von Leipzig, a 2009 production about the peace marches in Leipzig that helped precipitate the end of the wall. The film has never been shown in the U.S. outside the German Embassy.

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Time for a Power Shift

Thirteen Lynchburg College students will join hundreds of young people from across the state this weekend for the "Virginia Power Shift '09" conference at George Mason University. The event is one of twelve similar climate summits happening across the nation this weekend.

The Oct. 23-25 conference will feature workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities. Training will focus on how to hold elected officials accountable and secure a strong clean energy bill out of the U.S. Senate before the Copenhagen climate summit in December.

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An evening of chamber music

Come enjoy An Evening of Chamber Music featuring the Ad Astra Trio of Lynchburg College and the Passacaglia Quintet of Central Virginia on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot and Rosel Schewel Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Iranian author to read from work

Farnoosh Moshiri, Iranian-born, award-winning author of novels and short-story collections, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. October 28 in Hopwood Hall Auditorium at Lynchburg College.

Moshiri earned degrees from the College of Dramatic Arts of Tehran, University of Iowa, and University of Houston.  In 1983, she fled her country and lived in refugee camps in Afghanistan and India for four years before emigrating to the U.S. in 1987.

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Hike With Haiti

The 10th Annual Hike With Haiti is Sunday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will be used to support teacher salaries and the breakfast program for children at the Matenwa Community Learning Center in Lagonav, Haiti. 

Students will meet in Snidow Chapel at 12:30 p.m. for a kick-off and then travel by school vans to Blackwater Creek Trail for the 4.8-mile hike. Each hiker is asked to raise a minimum of $10. 

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Jefferson's landscape

Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Landscape will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, in the Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall, by Jack Gary, director of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest. A reception will follow the lecture.

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Making sport of physics

"Making Sport of Physics" is the topic of a Science Gang Lecture by Dr. Eric Goff, associate professor of physics, in Hopwood Hall Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20.

Dr. Goff will discuss research projects motivated by Lynchburg College students, Tour de France modeling, and soccer physics.

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Fifty Years of Rock

Twenty rock and roll posters take a fun look back on fifty years of rock music in the Daura Gallery with an opening reception Tuesday, October 20, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Ephemera from artists such as Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, the Grateful Dead, the Clash, Madonna, and R.E.M. exemplify the diversity of the music that has evolved since Alan Freed's Moondog Coronation Ball in 1952, cited by many as the first rock and roll concert. This exhibition is organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Inquire, Explore, Conclude, Persuade, Engage

At Lynchburg College, students will learn to: Inquire, Explore, Conclude, Persuade, Engage. These are the five goals of a new initiative recently adopted by LC faculty, based on the work of a Curriculum Task Force headed by Dr. Richard Burke, professor of English.

"It's about helping the students develop into capable and self-aware critical thinkers by the time they graduate from LC," Dr. Burke said. "We let students know, even before they come here, what the essential purpose of the LC education is."

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Two students named Marshall scholars

Dustin Sanders '10 and Thomas Coles '12 were selected as 2009-2010 George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars, two of 15 students chosen this year.

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Speaker denied visa

One of three women scheduled to speak on peace in the Middle East at LC tonight has been denied a visa by the U.S. government, but the talk will proceed.

Hekmat Besisso-Naji, a Palestinian Muslim woman from Ramallah, scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, has been denied a visa by the U.S. Consular office in Jerusalem. Her remarks may be represented by a video presentation.

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Junior tapped for CAREER15

Anahi Martinez, a junior international relations major from Woodbridge, Va., has been selected to represent Lynchburg College on a statewide advisory council focusing on connecting private college students with top Virginia banks and corporations on internship and employment opportunities.

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LC joins the Music Bridge

The Lynchburg College Music Department has teamed up with the Ellington Fellowship Playhouse (The Ellington) and the Jubilee Family Development Center to provide music lessons to children who could not otherwise afford it.

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Is peace possible?

"Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision" is the subject of a Gender Studies Program lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jala Basil Andoni, Hekmat Besisso-Naji, and Ruth El Raz argue that for the good of all, occupation should end through nonviolent means to bring a just peace and a brighter future for their children, their communities, and their societies.

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Trading Places: LC Style

Six male Lynchburg College students and a neighboring couple will redecorate a room in each others' houses the weekend of Oct. 9-11 in the second annual Trading Places: LC Style.

This initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Residence Life and the Residential Student Organization (RSO) to help establish positive relationships between LC students and local residents in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Witness for Peace

Nicaraguan Enrique Gutierrez Zavala is visiting Lynchburg College at 11:30 a.m. October 8 to talk about the cooperative movement in Nicaragua, sustainable development in the Central American rain forest, and how Fairly-Traded products, primarily coffee, help farmers in Central America rise out of poverty. His lecture will be held in the Hebb Recital Hall in Snidow Chapel.

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Weir sets national record

Allie Weir scored four times Saturday in a 12-0 win over Sweet Briar College to break the 33-year-old NCAA Division III career record for goals. She also surpassed the Division II record.

Weir, a senior from Richmond, has 121 tallies in her four seasons, surpassing the former record of Bates College's Priscilla Wilde of 120, set in 1976.

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The Tempest

Lynchburg College Theatre will present The Tempest, William Shakespeare's final play about revenge, romance, and reconciliation, on Oct. 8 - 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Dillard Fine Arts Center Theatre.

The dramatic romance revolves around the adventures of King Alonso of Naples and his entourage who are washed ashore on a strange island inhabited by a magician who deliberately conjured up the storm.

The 16-member cast includes two students from Central Virginia, Derek Arey of Lynchburg and Matt Bowyer of Bedford.

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Professor publishes first novel

Claiming Kin, a first novel by Laura Marello, associate professor of English at Lynchburg College, is being published this month by Guernica Editions in Toronto, Canada.

Set in Santa Cruz, California; San Remo, Italy; Paris, France; and a fictional town called Pottersville, North Carolina (based on Weaverville, North Carolina), the novel relates the story of two intertwined families and their battles and conflicts over kinship from the 1950s through the 1980s.

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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.