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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

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11 a.m. DPT-Special Olympics Autumn Classic
Monday, September 22, 2014
Faculty Recital
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
7 p.m. Navigating sexual freedom
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Theoria on rape on campus

LC in the News

LC students help pull nearly 40 tires out of Blackwater Creek. Check this News & Advance story.

Dr. Gerald Prante weighs in on Medicaid in this News & Advance story.

Twenty-five students from Nigeria are attending LC. Check this News & Advance story.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy students are teaming up with Special Olympics for an Autumn Classic.

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.

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