Women's basketball coach resigns

Stephanie Tobey announced her resignation as the Lynchburg College head women's basketball coach Thursday to assume an assistant position at Division I Fordham University in New York state.

Tobey will return to the Northeast after a basketball and lacrosse collegiate career at Bryant College in Rhode Island and a two-year head coaching stint at Lasell College in Massachusetts. She completed her master's of education from Lynchburg College in the spring of 2009.

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Sculpting an inconvenient truth

Art professor Richard Pumphrey is featured on today's Chronicle of Higher Education website about the controversy surrounding the bust of Stalin he sculpted for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

Check the Chronicle story and learn more about all seven pieces Pumphrey did for the D-Day Memorial.


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Making math and science fun

About 160 of the state's top high school students will be studying the computer as a tool, experimental math, and the science of strength among other topics at the 2010 Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College.

This is the 15th year Lynchburg College has hosted the program, which is directed by LC mathematics professor Danny Cline. The school provides intensive, hands-on learning experiences in classes offered by Lynchburg College faculty and a core of faculty recruited from high schools and colleges.

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Dr. Goff repeats in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Eric Goff has become the go-to guy for The Wall Street Journal when it needs to understand how athletes do what they do. He has helped with two recent stories on the World Cup.

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ESPN The Magazine All-American

Ricky Flynn has earned first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American men's track & field/cross country honors as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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A bit of sunshine

Lynchburg College is now getting a bit of a boost from the sun with a solar array installed on the roof of Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall, one of several changes being made this summer as part of LC's $4.65 million plan to reduce its energy consumption and associated costs.

The solar output can be checked in real time on the College's website.

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Nature writing

English MA graduate students Santina Knight and Jen La Plante read from their work alongside Dr. Casey Clabough, associate professor of English, at the John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference held recently at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Knight's reading focused on the advocacy work of Monacan poet Kareen Wood while La Plante's took as her subject environmental elements in the novel Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

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LC player signed by Cincinnati Reds

Baseball star Jeff Taylor Jr., who holds the ODAC record for stolen bases, was recently signed by the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm very excited to continue to play baseball at a competitive level, and I think that LC has prepared me to take the next step," said Taylor, who is scheduled to graduate in August. "This is an opportunity for me to show what I can do, and I am grateful to the Reds for giving me that shot."

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Seventh heaven

The storybook career of runner Ricky Flynn ended this season with his seventh All-American honor. Flynn finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn All-American honors for the seventh time. The event was hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

Connor Kamm from Williams College won the 5,000 in 14:28.06, with Nick Karwoski from Dickinson College second in 14:29.45, while Flynn's time of 14:41.50 was good for fifth. Flynn also placed fourth in the 10,000 meter to earn his sixth All-American title.

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Bringing history to life

Capturing Charles de Gaulle's naturally exaggerated features without making him look like a caricature was a challenge for Richard Pumphrey as he finished his seventh and final sculpture for the National D-Day Memorial.

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Good advice

Two LC staff members have contributed a chapter to a new handbook on career advising that has been praised as one of the best resources available for advising college students.

Heidi Koring, director of academic advising, and Beverly Reid, director of career development, contributed a chapter to The handbook of career advising (2009) ( Hughey, K. F., Nelson, D. B., Damminger, J. K., McCalla-Wriggins, B. (Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass and the National Academic Advising Association).

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Professors honored

Four LC professors were recently honored for their teaching, advising, scholarship, and service: Dr. Sabita Manian, Dr. Virginia Cylke, Dr. Maria Nathan, and Nina Salmon.

Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of politics and international relations, received the Shirley E. Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College's top teaching honor presented each year in recognition of personal and inspirational teaching, consistency of course preparation, current study in one's field, and encouragement given to students to be active and lifelong learners.

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Protecting our watersheds

"Watershed Management: Preservation, Conservation, Mitigation" is the subject of a public forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at Lynchburg College.

The forum is sponsored by The Center for Water Quality at Lynchburg College, directed by Tom Shahady, associate professor of environmental science.

Three speakers will address the following topics:

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Mixing poetry and astronomy

Dr. Laura Long, associate professor of English at LC, has been awarded a Mednick MemorialFellowship to do research in Bath, England this summer for a book on the first female professional astronomer.

Dr. Long will work on her book-in-progress, A Path Between the Stars: Poems about Caroline Herschel. Herschel (1750 to 1848) and her brother William Herschel did groundbreaking research in Bath, and the house where they lived and worked is now the Herschel Museum. 

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College to offer second doctoral program

Lynchburg College plans to offer an Interdisciplinary EdD in leadership studies beginning in the fall of 2011. This will be the College's second doctoral level program, following the doctor of physical therapy, which begins this fall.

An information session will be held June 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Lynchburg College Alumni House Lounge. Program Director Dr. Roger Jones will be on hand to answer questions and explain requirements. Financial aid information will also be available.

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A nice guy

Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren received a Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Wednesday night.

Dr. Garren was one of six honorees at the 43rdannual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Dinner, held at LC. Formerly known as the National Conference for Community and Justice, the organization also honored Fred Fauber'67, 70 MEd,his wife Dolores "Dodie" Fauber, Hermina Walthall Hendricks, James H. Mundy, and James H. Taylor.

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Aging Well

The Annual Conference on Aging, "Aging Well in Mind, Body, & Spirit," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall with speakers, workshops and an exhibit hall.

Keynote Addresses:

8:30 a.m. "Stages of Senior Care," Paul Hogan, co-founder, Home Instead Senior Care, and co-author, Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Care Decision. Choosing the best care for aging parents or ourselves is complex, and multiple options, highly personal and often emotional, are available.

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Business Scholar Wins College Research Award

The James A. Huston Excellence in Scholarship Award is given annually to a professor who has made noteworthy scholarly contributions to his or her field of endeavor.  This year's Huston Award went to Dr. Maria Nathan, who has achieved a national reputation for her research on crisis management, organizational learning, and strategic planning in both profit and non-profit organizations.  A research colleague writes:  "Her research is both academically insightful and highly practical, a relatively rare combination among scholars today."

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Green Building Expo

Lynchburg College is hosting the Lynchburg Green Building Initiative's "Green Building Expo" May 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at Lynchburg College.

Learn from more than 30 eco-friendly exhibitors about energy efficiency, recycling, green building products and services, protecting natural resources, and becoming better stewards of the environment.

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LC men win ODAC Commissioner's Cup

Lynchburg College took home its second straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Commissioner's Cup Tuesday, and finished just shy of capturing the combined men's and women's trophy as well.

"It was an outstanding year for Lynchburg College athletics," said Dr. Jack Toms, Lynchburg's director of athletics. "Winning the men's commissioner's cup for the second straight year is an impressive achievement. The overall success of our program is the direct result of committed student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We look for more of the same in the years to come."

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LC receives $100,000 Walmart award

Lynchburg College is one of 20 colleges nationwide and the only one in Virginia to receive a $100,000 Walmart College Success Award to assist first-generation college students, who comprise about 35 percent of the LC student population.

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Professor to read at Riverviews

Laura Marello, associate professor of English, will read from her first novel, Claiming Kin, at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Third Thursday Poetry and Prose Event at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.

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Distinguished alumna

Carolyn Austin Eubank, a 1967 graduate of Lynchburg College and assistant vice present for public relations, recently received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

In 1985 the Lynchburg College Alumni Association established the award for alumni who have made outstanding contributions to one or more areas of society. Contributions include professional, academic, and personal achievements, and service to the College.

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From Australia to Uganda

About 70 LC students will be studying abroad this summer in programs exploring Australia, Costa Rica, the European Union, Quebec, South Korea, St. Lucia, and Uganda.

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Give it to Goodwill

As LC students prepare to leave for the summer, they often have clothes, food, and furniture that they no longer want or cannot haul home. Goodwill is the solution.

For the third year, Lynchburg College is partnering with Goodwill Industries to collect unwanted items. There are boxes in the residence halls for donations and volunteers lined to help the weekends of May 8-9 and May 15-16.

Over the last two years of this partnership, LC has collected 1,040 30-gallon bags of clothes and 862 pieces of furniture and electronics.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1 p.m. "Taking risks in teaching writing"
Friday, March 6, 2015
Mid-semester - Spring
Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
Midterm vacation - Spring
Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"

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.