Closed for the holidays

Lynchburg College administrative offices will be closed December 23, 2010 through January 2, 2011 for the holidays. Classes will resume January 17.

Check out our holiday message. Happy Holidays!



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Rome for the holidays

Thirty LC students will be heading for Rome to study "The Eternal City: Rome as Art and Museum" over the holiday break.

Dr. Delane Karalow, assistant professor of art; Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery; and Steve Coates, adjunct professor of photography, will lead this 16-day study abroad program.

Fine arts students will experience some of the greatest art and architecture the world has produced, while photography students will have the opportunity to capture Rome on film.

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Hall of Fame

Lynchburg College legend Dr. Jack Toms '69 was one of six individuals to be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame, held in San Antonio, Texas Wednesday evening.


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LC sports eighth in nation

Fresh off an impressive fall athletic campaign, Lynchburg College ranks eighth in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings released Dec. 9. The Learfield Cup ranks schools depending on how many of their teams went to the NCAA Tournament, and how far those teams advanced. Lynchburg ranked ninth overall at this point last year.

With six fall seasons complete, LC ranks ahead of all Division III schools in the state and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

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Care packages for Afghanistan

The Greek community joined forces to raise about $1,500 for a service project to send food and personal hygiene items to a U.S. unit in a remote part of Afghanistan.

The project was started when Natasha Harkins '12 asked the local American Legion what the students could do to help our troops overseas. Harrison Kyte '12 led the charge through the Office of Community Involvement office, and Allen Francis '12 produced a video on the project.

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We're on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff boarded the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses 4,358 times during the fall semester at no charge. That comes out to about 43 boardings a day.

The College picked up the tab through a negotiated rate with GLTC. Because of the great ridership, the project will continue in the spring.

B.J. Keefer, director of Student Activities, was responsible for launching this pilot program, in conjunction with the Year of Sustainability, to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus community.

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Holiday music in the air

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present a holiday concert on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Dr. Oeida 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 Peter llyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Second best in the nation

The men's soccer team lost 2-1 to defending national champion Messiah College after a controversial "no call" sent the game into overtime in the NCAA Division III championship Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.

Lynchburg was up 1-0 with less than five minutes to go when Messiah scored after what announcers said was clearly a push that was not called. In the first overtime, Messiah scored a second goal, ending the game.

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Water quality institute set

An Environmental Stewardship Institute will be held at Lynchburg College's Claytor Nature Study Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

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LC shines at EU simulation

European Union 2010Two LC students won Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards at the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-20.

Alexandra Jadovich '12 was recognized for her committee work and Justin Lincho '11 for his work in the plenary session.

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Choral Union to present Messiah

The Lynchburg College Choral Union and Chamber Orchestra will present the eighth annual performance of Handel's Messiah on Friday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church.

Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of choral activities/vocal studies, will conduct the performance, which will feature guest soloists Yunah Lee, soprano; Tara Bouknight, mezzo soprano; Robert Bracey, tenor; and Wayne Kompelien, bass.

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Representing France

Eighteen Lynchburg College students are attending the Mid-Atlantic European Simulation in Washington, D.C., this week with Dr. Marek Payerhin, associate professor of international relations and political science.

The simulation is bringing together some 160 students from 14 different universities and colleges, who represent various member states of the European Union. This year's simulation focuses on the Mediterranean policy of the EU, along with efforts to cut pollution in the Mediterranean Sea and attention to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Men's cross country and soccer advance

The men's cross country team won the regional NCAA meet this weekend, while men's soccer is heading to the Sweet 16.

The men's cross country team won the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Meet Saturday , their first regional championship since 1993.

The men's soccer team defeated Emory University on Sunday night 2-1 in the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.


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Field hockey, men's soccer advance

The field hockey team knocked off Christopher Newport University Wednesday to advance to the Sweet 16 in NCAA play. Senior Jenny Weir scored the only goal.

Also Wednesday, senior Shelly Milks was named ODAC field hockey player of the year.

The men's soccer team defeated Transylvania University (KY) 3-1 Thursday in the first-round of the 2010 Division III Tournament.


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Artists among us

Art faculty and students are showing off their artistic ability in the current exhibitions in the Daura Gallery. The faculty will be available for informal discussions about their work at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 as part of the Select Sunday in the Daura series.

Harris artwork
Kristin Harris, Stone Circle 2

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Stocking stuffers and more

More than 30 vendors will be at Lynchburg College's first Holiday Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The event is open to the public.

Vendors include Thirty One (purses), Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, BeautiControl, Avon, Yepper Guy T-Shirts, Basket Case, doggie goodies, a variety of jewelry vendors, handmade airplanes, cheese trays made from melted wine bottles, items to benefit developing countries, 3-D butterfly frames, wreaths, bows, scarves, artwork, and poinsettia orders.

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Another way of doing life

Shane ClaiborneShane Claiborne, a leading advocate of The Simple Way, a new monastic community concerned about the poor, will deliver the Clifton L. Snidow Lecture on Christian Life & Work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 in Snidow Chapel.

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Service for veterans

Lynchburg College will host a Veterans Day Service to honor and recognize the many contributions of active and retired military personnel including alumni, faculty, staff, and students on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 11:15 a.m. in Snidow Chapel.

Music will be provided by the Lynchburg College Concert Choir, Jong Kim, conductor. The service is open to the public.

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Three more ODAC championships

The Lynchburg College field hockey, women's soccer, and men's soccer teams all captured Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles Saturday on Shellenberger Field. Each team earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

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Sleeping out in the cold

Some Lynchburg College students will be sleeping outside all week long Nov. 8-13 as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

"Solidarity Sleepers" will sleep out rain or shine all week. Other events throughout the week include:

Monday, Nov. 8: Wasted Food Weigh-In. Office of Community Involvement will collect all uneaten food to make students more conscious about how much food they waste during lunch and dinner.

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Battle of the Brains

Imagine completing a semester's worth of computer programming in one afternoon. Three computer programming teams from Lynchburg College will do just that in an all-out "Battle of the Brains" on November 6 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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LC nets high NSSE rankings

Lynchburg College once again ranks well above the national average of U.S. colleges and universities in student engagement, according to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

The survey shows how much and how often students study, read, write papers, interact with faculty, and find support from the campus community. Mari Normyle, assistant dean for academic and career services, said NSSE is a measure of behavior of "academically purposeful activities."

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ODAC champs

The men's cross country team earned its third consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title Saturday.  Head Coach Doug Thomasey took home the Coach of the Year award and freshman Cody Stanton (Memphis, NY/Jordan Elbridge) was voted the Male Rookie of the Year award.

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Piano, sax, and clarinet

Thelema TrioThe Thelema Trio, a Belgian contemporary classical ensemble, will appear in concert at Lynchburg College on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The College's Ad Astra trio will also perform.

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Multicultural Germany

German Film Festival 2010Lynchburg College's third annual German Film Festival will be held November 3-7 with the theme, Multicultural Germany. Four films will illustrate the social and cultural changes brought about by increasing numbers of immigrants to Germany.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak
7 p.m. Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education
7:30 p.m. Esther Olin Piano Lecture Recital

LC in the News

The Beard Center’s upcoming caregivers conference is featured in The News & Advance.

Patty Carroll’s photographs, now in the Daura Gallery, are the subject of the lead story in The Burg.

President Garren no longer supports attempts to save College Lake, as reported by WDBJ7.

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing:, Baltimore Sun, New York Times.

Dr. Eric Goff is asked about underinflating balls in the NFL: NPR, The Smithsonian, and many more.

Life along College Lake could change. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone tells what it’s like now. This News & Advance story was also picked up by the Washington Times and San Francisco Gate.

Dr. Eric Goff is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the shooting technique of NBA player Stephen Curry.

Our women's soccer team wins the National Champsionship! The News & Advance and WSET.

The College makes efforts to approve sex education and reduce sexual assault. Check this front-page News & Advance story and WSET story.

Dr. Tom Bowman and student research head impacts among lacrosse and soccer players: News & Advance.

Ater 28 years, Dr. Ken West writes his farewell column.

LC Theatre's production of Insights from Inside is featured on WSET and in The News & Advance.

Frank Whitehouse, professor of management, is quoted in this front page story on B&W.

Check out coverage of the public meeting on College Lake dam: The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

The opening of the Drysdale Student Center is covered by The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone talks about the need for more local environmental advocacy in this News & Advance story.

Dr. Roger Jones is the Central Virginia Person of the Week.

Lance Secretan, the Gifford Lecturer, was featured in The News & Advance.

College Lake Dam is the subject of a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Learn more in The News & Advance and on WSET.

Bob Driskill explains what we do to keep our students safe: The News & Advance.

The Lynchburg College Community Health Clinic is up and running: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET.

Dr. Tom Shahady and two alumni help save a river in Costa Rica. Check this front-page story.