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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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Bravo

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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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014
Junior Open Houses: 4/21-4/25
Monday, April 21, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium - 4/21
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "The Lorax"
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Holocaust speaker: Rwandan Genocide
Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 a.m. April Concert Series - 4/24

LC in the News

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.

Dr. Joe Turek talks about the extreme poverty rate in Lynchburg and the bleak long-term economic outlook on WIQO's Morning Show.

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

Dr. Eric Goff is interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered and The Takeaway about the physics involved in Olympic feats.

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

Rosel Schewel is honored for all her many labors of love at Lynchburg College and beyond: The News & Advance.

Dr. Eric Goff says cold weather will impact drag on the football during the Super Bowl in these New York Metro and Smithsonian Magazine articles.

Dr. Jack Toms '69 announces his retirement as athletic director after 35 years at LC: The News & Advance, WSET.

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

Construction of LC's new Student Center is page one news in The News & Advance.

The Chandler Eco-Lodge opens its doors at Claytor Nature Study Center. Check the story in The News & Advance.

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program continues to support Wheels on the James for children with disabilities. Check out front page coverage in The News & Advance.

Deborah Blanchard weighs in on protecting a school's brand in The News & Advance.

Doug and Elaine Hadden Drysdale have pledged $3 million toward the Student Center. Check The News & Advance.

Lillian Likes It, a new play developed for LC students, is featured in The Burg.

LC's Hunger and Homelessness Week is covered by The News & Advance and WSET.

Haitian student Ancito Etienne '17 is profiled in The News & Advance.

Eddy Faulkner '14 inks a record deal and is interviewed by WSET.

Dr. John Eric Goff is quoted in Scientific American on the soccer video game FIFA 14.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, got her start at LC: WSET; The News & Advance.

Dr. Mike Solontoi was quoted extensively in this front page story on NASA's LADEE launch in The News & Advance.

President Kenneth Garren tackles the cost of a college education in this op-ed in Sunday's News & Advance.

LC is launching a new off-site program in St. Lucia, as described in this News & Advance article, which was picked up by the AP and The Washington Post.

All first-year students volunteer in the community as a way of getting to know their new home. Check TV coverage on WDBJ7 and WSET.