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Full Circle

"Full Circle: Memories of Lynchburg College and Beyond," a memoir by Dr. M. Carey Brewer '49, LC's seventh president, is available in time for Homecoming weekend.

Dr. Brewer will be selling and signing books on Friday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Daura Gallery. The books is also available in the LC Bookstore, and proceeds of each sale are going to a scholarship fund in Dr. Brewer's name.

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The Poison That Fascinates

Poet and novelist Jennifer Clement will read from her work on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Richard H. Thornton Endowment and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is free with a reception and book signing to follow.

Clement is the fall 2009 Thornton Writer-in-Residence at LC, and is teaching a creative writing workshop. She has published eight books of fiction, poetry, and memoir, including The Poison That Fascinates.

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Asperger Syndrome workshop offered

Due to the overwhelming response to the first, three-hour workshop on Asperger Syndrome offered by the Virginia Autism Council, Lynchburg College will hold a second free conference on Monday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in Sydnor Auditorium, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

Learning, Living, and Working with Asperger Syndrome is designed to introduce educators, parents and service providers to the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and several effective strategies that can be used to assist these individuals.

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Spokesongs Tour wheeling to LC

Musicians Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp are biking their way to the Lynchburg College Pavilion for a Sept. 30 concert of innovative American music, all the more enterprising because they carry their instruments via two ordinary bicycles. The 7:30 p.m. event, sponsored in part by Lynchburg College, is free and open to the public.

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Mark Salzman's encore

Changes can occur at any time in a person's life. Sometimes they are welcome and sometimes they aren't. Mark Salzman will discuss three recent and hugely unwelcome life-changes that taught him important lessons about hope, free will, and what happens when you feed a dog something that it can't digest properly.  

Salzman will talk about "My Year of Diversity: A Tragicomedy" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center at Lynchburg College. Tickets are free.

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More than 700 news students join LC

Lynchburg College received a school-record 4,500 applications for the freshman class this year. Nearly 600 freshmen enrolled this fall, along with 115 transfers and a record number of honors students.

The freshman class hails from 23 states and 16 percent are multicultural. The academic strength of the freshman class continues with a 3.16 GPA.

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Where will you go?

Australia, India, Uganda. These are just some of the study abroad options available at Lynchburg College this year. To whet your appetite, the Center for Global Education will host a Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom.

Nearly 30 representatives from study abroad service providers and other colleges and universities will attend the event to speak with students and promote their overseas study opportunities.

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Concerts on tap for weekend

The Lynchburg College Orchestra and Wind Symphony and the Concert Choir will present concerts Friday, Sept. 18, for Parents and Family Weekend. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

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Concert to benefit Daily Bread

Solo pianist David Nevue will perform on Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The concert, sponsored in part by Lynchburg College, will benefit the Daily Bread, a local soup kitchen.

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Weir breaks 25-year-old record

Allie Weir '10 is the Lynchburg College all-time goals and points career leader in field hockey, surpassing legend Phebe Phelps' marks of 106 goals and 227 points set in 1984.

A senior nursing major, Weir (Richmond, Va./James River) was also named the field hockey Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Athlete of the Week. Weir had a record-setting week for the Hornets, with 108 goals and 230 points throughout her tenure at LC. She scored eight goals and assisted on two others for a total of 18 points.

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Coach Shellenberger dies at 88

Once dubbed "the winningest coach ever in college soccer" by Sports Illustrated, William H. "Bill" Shellenberger, Lynchburg College's legendary soccer coach, died Sept. 7, 2009 at age 88. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Snidow Chapel with the Rev. Pete Warren, professor emeritus of education and human development, officiating.

Visitation will be at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. A graveside service, open to the public, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery behind Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church.

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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.