Gold Medal dining

Lynchburg College's Dining Services recently won gold for multiple concepts/outlets in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Contest through the National Association of College & University Food Services.

This is LC's ninth award in the category of residence hall dining -- multiple concepts/outlets for small schools since 2000 and its second gold award; the first was received in 2003. Dining services in this category are judged on menu selection, presentation, marketing, nutritional soundness, and overall impression.

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Caps and gowns from plastic

Lynchburg College graduates will be sporting caps and gowns made from recycled plastic bottles during commencement exercises for the Class of 2010 at 10 a.m. May 15 in the Dell. A total of 531 degrees are to be awarded, including 419 bachelor's and 112 master's.

Oak Hall, a leading manufacturer of academic apparel based in Salem, Va., produced the eco-friendly caps and gowns made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The "GreenWeaver" fabric is spun from molten plastic pellets. It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown.

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Trout from the classroom to the wild

Baby brook trout raised at Lynchburg College's Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County will be released into Little Stony Creek at noon Saturday, May 1, as part of a nationwide education program called "Trout in the Classroom."

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Book focuses on Cuban poet

Dr. Georg Schwarzmann, assistant professor of Spanish at Lynchburg College, has published his first book, The Influence of Emerson and Whitman on the Cuban Poet José Martí (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010).

The book is drawn from research on his doctoral dissertation, "Post-Colonial Perspectives on the Americas: José Martí Reads Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman." (University of South Carolina, 2006)

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Shumate Lecture set for May 3

Lessons from South Africa

"Leadership and Reconciliation in a Divided World: Lessons from South Africa" is the subject of a lecture by James A. Joseph, the former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 3 in Snidow Chapel.

The talk is made possible by the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry sponsored by Lynchburg College.

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Summer reading clinic

Lynchburg College is offering a five-week Summer Reading Clinic for students struggling with reading. The clinic will run June 16 - July 20 to provide individualized remediation programs for children in grades K-12. Students must be recommended by their classroom teacher to be considered for the program.

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MBA students top in strategy game

A team of LC MBA students tied for No. 1 among 3,985 teams from 263 colleges and universities participating in a worldwide simulation called the Business Strategy Game during the week of April 12-18.

David Brown, David Fisher, and Chris Rhodes are in Dr. Maria Nathan's capstone MBA 690 course. The co-managers of Advantage Footwear (Company A) earned a Global Top 100 ranking for Overall Game-To-Date Score. Their score of 110 tied for the best overall score performance of the week.

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First-Team All-State

Senior guard Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) was just named First-Team All-State for men's basketball by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Echols was named First-Team All-ODAC and Third-Team All-South Region on earlier this year. He will go down as one of the best players to ever play at LC as he finished ninth in LC history in points (1,305), second in steals (217), second in assists (325), ninth in free throws made (246), and third in three pointers made (125).

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Joan Foster named Thornton Scholar

LC alumna Joan Fitzgerald Foster has been named the Richard H. Thornton Scholar at Lynchburg College for significant contributions in the field of education and public service. She holds three degrees from Lynchburg College: a bachelor of arts in education (1969), a master of arts in teaching (1970), and a master of education (1985).

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Serious tree planting

More than 200 trees will be planted at LC's Claytor Nature Study Center on Monday, April 19 by area high-school students and 4-Hers.

About 30 ninth-graders from Virginia Episcopal School (VES) and 12 younger 4-Hers from Campbell and Appomattox counties will provide the muscle to plant 50 hawthorns, 50 mulberries, and 100 chestnut oaks, all species for wildlife food.

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Tuition help beyond the classroom

Study abroad, internships, and undergraduate research help make learning fun and relevant. To reach a goal of 100 percent participation in these experiences, Lynchburg College has created Experiential Learning Grants (ELGs) for all full-time undergraduate students to use for winter/summer terms beginning in December 2010.

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Mendelssohn on tap

Felix Mendelssohn and Maurice Duruflé will be the featured composers for the Lynchburg College Choral Union's concert on Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.

The 70-voice choir will perform Mendelssohn's Te Deum (To God) and Hymn Hör mein Bitten, Herr (Hear My Prayer, O Lord) and Duruflé's Requiem, Op. 9.The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jong H. Kim, professor of music and director of choral activities and graduate studies in music. Rose M. Peak and F. Johnson Scott III will accompany on organ.

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Wading In

LC students will form a bucket brigade to start dredging College Lake, one of many events during "Wading In - Water for Life," a weeklong celebration of one of the world's most precious and endangered resources.

The primary purpose is to raise awareness about water and raise $5,000 for water projects in Uganda and Haiti in a collaboration between Lynchburg College and Sports Outreach. More than 1 billion people lack safe drinking water; a child dies every 15 seconds from lack of clean water.

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Student Scholar Showcase 2010

Students will tackle such topics as humor, grief, brain injury, the sexualization of young girls, and gerrymandering during the Student Scholar Showcase April 14.

The thirteenth annual event provides students with an opportunity to present their scholarly research, and creative and/or service-learning projects to the campus community in the Daura Gallery, Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall, and the Memorial Ballroom.

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One day to vote

Junior Angela Massino has produced a video on why Lynchburg College students should consider voting in the May 4 City Council elections. Check it out on YouTube.

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Purple toilet, pink bras

Should a purple toilet or pink bra appear in your yard, don't panic. Lynchburg College students are doing a variety of fundraisers to battle cancer.

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LC hosting candidate debate

A debate among the eight candidates running for City Council will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 in LC's Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, sponsored by the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lynchburg College, and ABC 13.

City Council elections will be held May 4, with an April 12 deadline to register to vote. On campus, registration forms will be available outside the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 6-8. Forms are also available in the Office of Community Involvement office in Hundley.

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Social sciences shine

LC professors and students were recognized for their scholarship at the Virginia Social Science Association annual meeting March 27, 2010 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.

Dr. Kimberly McCabe, professor of sociology and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, was the recipient of the VSSA 2010 Scholar Award in Sociology at the annual meeting's plenary session where she delivered a talk on what inspired and led her to a life of scholarship.

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RIF scholarships for educators

Lynchburg College is offering significant scholarships to educators who have lost their jobs due to recent budget cuts. Nearly 300 positions have been eliminated from local city and county schools in Central Virginia.

The Reduction in Force (RIF) tuition vouchers will provide a $300-per-course scholarship to students admitted to Lynchburg College for a graduate degree program, a graduate certificate program, or for individual graduate coursework.

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LC receives teaching technology grant

Lynchburg College has received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges for enhanced use of technology in K-12 education.

LC is one of five Virginia schools to receive a $20,000 "Teaching with Today's Technology" grant. Lynchburg College will use its grant to:

• Enhance technology training for education faculty. This specialized training will feature Verizon's educators' website Thinkfinity;

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Student receives military scholarship

Louis M. Alvey, a graduate student at Lynchburg College, has been awarded the 2009 NBCC Foundation (NBCCF) Military Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to service members and veterans enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling program during or after military service who commit to serving military personnel after graduation.

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Student receives military scholarship

Louis M. Alvey, a graduate student at Lynchburg College, has been awarded the 2009 NBCC Foundation (NBCCF) Military Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to service members and veterans enrolled in a CACRE- accredited counseling program during or after military service who commit to serving military personnel after graduation.

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Excellent business professor

Dr. Sally Selden, professor of management, is the 2009-10 recipient of the C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business in the School of Business and Economics.

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Dousing the lights

The lights on Shellenberger Field will be turned off for Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Thanks to the efforts of the student-led Alliance for Energy Awareness, Lynchburg College is joining the worldwide effort.

Students will be meeting in the Dell at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate Earth Hour with the rest of the world, and many lights around campus will be doused.

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Bringing down mountains

A series of films examining our food, energy, and culture continues Wednesday with Coal County, which exposes the destructive nature of mountain top mining. Each film begins at 6 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium with a short discussion to follow.

Coal Country       March 31

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Upcoming Events

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"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak

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.