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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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Ethics and national security

"Ethics and National Security: Striking a Balance in Decision Making" is the topic of a talk by W. George Jameson, former Central Intelligence Agency senior attorney, at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, Lynchburg College.

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New simulation lab in the works

The Virginia Tobacco Commission awarded $200,000 to Central Virginia Health Sciences Education Consortium, a new nonprofit launched by Lynchburg College and Centra, to create a health simulation lab for students in nursing, paramedicine, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy, as well as local practitioners. Central Virginia Community College is also a partner in this endeavor.

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Cross country teams win ODAC

The Lynchburg College men's and women's cross country teams won Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles with senior Ricky Flynn and junior Jennie Pernisi taking first in each meet.

Flynn (Lynchburg, VA/Damascus) won his third consecutive individual title to further cement himself as one of the great runners in Lynchburg and ODAC history. Dr. Jack Toms won the ODAC Coach of the Year award ,while Nolan Compton (Manassas, VA/Osbourn Park) collected ODAC Rookie of the Year honors.

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Hungry and homeless

About 20 Lynchburg College students and eight faculty and staff are sleeping outside November 9-14 as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week despite nonstop rain.

The "Solidarity Sleepers" have been camping on the porch of Snidow Chapel and plan to build a cardboard city Wednesday night.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
Friday, September 5, 2014
7 p.m. Faculty piano recital
Monday, September 8, 2014 to Monday, December 8, 2014
Daura Gallery exhibitions
Monday, September 8, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4:30 p.m. Fall Organization Fair

LC in the News

LC gets lots of coverage on its largest bequest ever: $5 million from Walter Ridgway Jr. '48: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times.

DPT professor Garry Gellert and students help a Paralympic canoeist prepare: The News & Advance.

Our new Physician Assistant program gets a $250,000 boost from Centra and lots of coverage: News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS.

President Kenneth Garren is quoted prominently in this News & Advance story for his work to change a proposed college ranking system.

LC hosts Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology each summer. Check this front-page story.

A study of the College Lake Dam is underway. Check out The News & Advance article and coverage on WDBJ-7.

Dr. Eric Goff was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education on his cool academic job on NPR's Morning Edition about the Brazuca ball being used in the World Cup. He was also  quoted in The Wall Street Journal about early play in the World Cup and wrote a piece on the Brazuca soccer ball for Live Mint, a newspaper in New Delhi, India with an affiliation with The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Clifton Potter reprises the Civil War Battle of Lynchburg on LC's campus in The News & Advance.

Charley Butcher warns parents about phone apps on WSET.

Dr. Brian Crim, associate professor of history, talks about the grim prospects in Iraq on WSET.

LC alumna Charlotte Arbogast '10 is the new dementia coordinator for the state and spoke at the Annual Conference on Aging. Check out The News & Advance.

Dr. Kim McCabe was quoted extensively in this page 1 story on human trafficking in The News & Advance.

Dr. Joe Turek is quoted in the June issue of Virginia Business magazine on the value of classroom education for MBA programs.

The Beard Center's Annual Conference on Aging draws 400 participants. Read about it in The News & Advance.

The 2014 Commencement is featured in The News & Advance.

The Annual Mini-Economy Regional Market Day is featured in The News & Advance.

A Play Group at LC to help preschoolers with developmental delays is featured in The News & Advance.

Thornton Writer-in-Residence Patrick Ryan Frank is featured in The News & Advance.

LC students raised $22,558 for St. Baldrick's. Check out coverage: WSET and The News & Advance.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance