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LC sharing fun and games

Lynchburg College is offering Central Virginia Community College students an opportunity to purchase student activities passes to allow them to participate in all events sponsored by the Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

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Tracking academic success

Over a four-year study period, Lynchburg College seniors performed 42 percent better than their peers at other four-year institutions in a Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) by the Council for Aid to Education.

That assessment, along with other tests of reading, speaking, and writing, aims to track the progress of students from freshmen to senior year. The data from all these tests will help Lynchburg College adjust teaching methods as needed to ensure that four years of college boost its students' knowledge and skills.

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Scuba dooby doo

If you're landlocked in Lynchburg, don't despair. You can take scuba lessons at Lynchburg College.

Paul Stern, coordinator of the New Horizons Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Program, became a certified scuba instructor this summer, earning his license from PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors).

Stern said becoming a certified scuba instructor was harder than getting a master's degree. He had to learn about the physics on diving, how to use technical equipment, and how to teach underwater.

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Women's soccer No. 10 in nation

The Lynchburg College women's soccer team was recently slotted in the No. 10 position in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas Pre-Season Poll.

The Hornets are coming off one of the best seasons in school history as the team went 21-1-3, making it to the top 16 in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Ithaca (N.Y.) College 2-0 on a cold, snowy day in Williamstown, Mass.

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Year of Alliances and Diversity

 "Working together to appreciate our differences" is the slogan for the 2009-10 Year of Alliances and Diversity at Lynchburg College.

The kick-off event on September 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. is being held in conjunction with Spiritual Life and the Congregational Fair. The event will feature ethnic cuisine in Asian, Hispanic, and American styles. All  members of the campus community will be asked to wear a t-shirt that describes something about themselves. Cultural, spiritual, musical, and political aspects of diversity will be highlighted.

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One of "America's Best Colleges"

US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2010" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and master's degrees in the "Best Universities - Master's" category.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Lynchburg College has been ranked as a top-tier master's degree institution. LC was ranked 38th. Only nine Virginia schools are included in the top tier.

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Stories of the Messengers

The Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College presents Stories of the Messengers: Haydar Hatemi, an exhibition of 47 paintings that explore four sacred texts in search of peace in the aftermath of 9/11.

Internationally known Iranian artist Haydar Hatemi will attend the opening reception of the exhibition from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. The exhibit runs through Oct. 14.

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Upcoming Events

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
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25

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.