News

Diverse entrepreneurs

Lynchburg College Entrepreneurs' Organization presents the first "Discovering Diversity in Local Businesses" discussion panel from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 in Schewel Hall, room 232. The discussion is in conjunction with LC's 2009-10 Year of Alliances and Diversity. A networking reception will begin at 7 p.m. with the panel to follow at 7:30 p.m.

The panel will feature Thomas Johnson of Thomas A. Johnson Furniture Co. and James River Furnishings; Lucy Cook of Magnolia Foods; Luis Gonzalez of Easter Island; and Anika Pettiford of Janelle Beauty.

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Model UN 2010

A delegation of 19 Lynchburg College students won honorable mention for its work representing the Republic of Croatia at the National Model United Nations in New York City March 28-April 1.

Nearly 5,000 students from colleges and universities around the world attend the Model UN. Prior to arriving in New York, each team is given a country to represent.

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Bring in the band

The Fort Lee Army Ensemble will perform selections representing a wide range of composers and musical styles, from Gabrielli to Hindemith; from Bach to the Beatles; and from blues to modern jazz at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

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History scholars notch awards

Three Lynchburg College students took top awards at the 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference held at Liberty University. Thirteen schools attended the conference. Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society of history students and professors.

Ashley Schmidt, a senior from Jarrettsville, Md., won the Most Outstanding Paper Award in the American history category. In addition to the award certificate, the Most Outstanding Paper Award winners also win a book award from the Phi Alpha Theta national society.

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China: Rhapsody in Red

A group of 18 students is heading to China to participate in the International Schools of China 2010 Choral Festival March 25-26, 2010 in Tianjin, where they will perform, hold master classes, and assist in festival duties.

Dr. Oeida Hatcher, associate professor of music, Dr. Cynthia Ramsey, assistant professor of music, and Johnson Scott, music instructor, will lead the group, which is enrolled in a music course titled, "China: Rhapsody in Red - How Western Classical Music Became Chinese."

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Be counted

Where will you be living on April 1? That's what the U.S. Census Bureau wants to know to determine how more than $400 billion of federal funding is spent each year.

The 2010 U.S Census is coming to a mailbox near you, and Lynchburg College is a "Be Counted" site.

College students are supposed to list their college addresses, that is, their actual physical location. International students should fill out the census as well, as non-citizens are included in the count. Students will receive forms in their student mailboxes.

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Reclaiming kids who outwit adults

Kids who outwit adults

Reclaiming Kids Who Outwit Adults is the subject of the annual Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center at Lynchburg College.

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LC names four new trustees

The Lynchburg College Board of Trustees named four new board members during its February 19-20, 2010 meeting, including Yong Kim of South Korea, LC's first international board member.

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The Bogside Artists

From Protest to Peace: Murals by the Bogside Artists of Northern Ireland will be on display at LC's Daura Gallery March 15-April 18 with an opening reception at 4 p.m. March 16.

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Green marketing

"Green Marketing in a Bad Economy" is the subject of a Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics by Mark Glickman on March 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center at Lynchburg College.

Glickman talks about practical ways for becoming green along with creative strategies to leverage green efforts in the marketplace and community.

Glickman is President of The Glickman Group, a strategic marketing/PR agency representing and providing a wide range of services and counsel to the world's leading resorts, developments, and destinations.

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LC in top 50 game design programs

Lynchburg College is one of the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and Canada for studying game design, according to The Princeton Review's "Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs" list. LC is one of only two schools in Virginia to make the list.

The first project of its kind, the list was developed in partnership with GamePro, one of the top publications in the video game industry, reaching more than three million gamers a month.

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Run for Uganda

The third annual Gifts for Gulu "Water for Life" 5K race and children's one mile "Water for Gulu Fun Run" will be Saturday, March 13 at Lynchburg College's Shellenberger Field.

The race will benefit the "Gifts for Gulu" program whose purpose is to help raise awareness about genocide and collect new/used athletic equipment for the people of Gulu, Uganda. Runners are encouraged to bring new/used athletic shoes and athletic equipment which will be sent to the people of Gulu. 

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A Tale of Two Popes

Twelve Lynchburg College students will be traveling to Rome and Avignon for spring break to study the Great Schism in the Catholic Church.

Dr. Phil Stump, professor of history, and Barbara Rothermel, director of LC's Daura Gallery, are leading the trip, which is part of a course examining European history and the church's role in the European power struggles over the centuries.

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Vote for Abe

An LC student has created a three-minute video about fellow student Abraham Garang '10, one of the "lost boys of the Sudan."

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Track teams ranked in top 20

The men's Lynchburg College indoor track team is ranked 13th and the women's team is ranked 20th nationally.

The men's team just won its 13th consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship and is ranked 13th in the nation, topping the South Region by more than four points over second-place Emory University. The Hornets received points in 14 events.

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Smart and fast

Ricky Flynn is the Division III Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year, while Molly Galloway and Ashley Meyer made the All-Academic Team.

Flynn (Lynchburg, VA/Damascus) was named the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year. Flynn was selected from among 129 participants who comprise the All-Academic team.

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Equestrians named reserve champions

LC's equestrian team claimed the reserve champion title at the University of Virginia IHSA and the Zone 4 Region II Regional Championships.

Entering into the show, the team was ranked fourth. However, the year end points came down to the final class, open fences, where Lynchburg was able to beat out Bridgewater College to claim the title as reserve champion for Region II. Hollins University came away with the first place ribbon.

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Invisible Children

"Invisible Children" will be visiting Lynchburg College to share the story of Ugandan child soldiers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27 in Hopwood Auditorium.

There will be a screening of an Invisible Children film, facilitated by four representatives from the organization. A documentary by LC student Angela Massino '11, created from her week-long trip to Chicago for the national "Rescue" event last spring, will also be shown.

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Volunteers honored

Nearly 700 students contributed 43,361 hours of community service in 2008-09 to earn Lynchburg College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2009.

LC, which was also on the honor roll in 2006 and 2008, was one of only 16 colleges and universities in Virginia to make the list. In addition, Emory & Henry College received one of the top six presidential awards, while The College of William and Mary made the presidential honor roll with distinction.

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Student presents research

Ben Blanks, a senior from Lynchburg, presented a paper at the second annual Coker College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference February 19-20 in Hartsville, S.C.

Blanks presented his research, "Comparative Redefinition:  the Psychoanalytic Assimilation of the Feminine Attribute Guile into the Masculine in The Book of the Wiles of Women." His paper was prepared for a medieval literature course taught by Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English, last fall.

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Music and healing

Music and Healing: The Garden of Joys and Sorrows, an interactive presentation and concert exploring the physical and psychological healing power of music, will be held February 26 in Snidow Chapel, Lynchburg College. The program will feature Astraios, a national network of musicians committed to the development of interaction between musicians and audience members. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a concert at 8:30 p.m.

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A Night in the Big Apple

Do you have a serious case of cabin fever? If the answer is "yes," A Night in the Big Apple, a benefit dinner for the Lynchburg Choral Union, is the perfect cure. The dinner, which is sponsored by The Friends of the Lynchburg College Choral Union, is scheduled for March 6 in Memorial Ballroom of Hall Campus Center. A cash bar will be available from 6:30 until 7 p.m., followed immediately by the dinner.

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Where does your food come from?

A series of films will examine our food, energy, and culture beginning February 25 with Food, Inc., which exposes the often shocking truth about what we eat. Each film begins at 6 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium with a short discussion to follow.

The films, sponsored by the Lynchburg College Transition Group and Alliance For Energy Awareness (AFEA), are free and open to the public.

Food, Inc. February 25

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Lynchburg College Theatre will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, the jazzy musical comedy set in the 1920s when the rules of love and women's status were changing. The play will run February 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and February 28 at 2 p.m. in the Dillard Fine Arts Center.

The cast includes Derek Arey and Jessica Austin of Lynchburg and Amanda Bailey of Madison Heights.

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Scholarships for veterans

Dr. John D. Bower, a 1957 graduate of Lynchburg College, has given $250,000 to his alma mater to establish a scholarship for veterans. Dr. Bower has also issued a challenge grant for veterans' scholarship support, promising another $250,000 when donors match that amount. Lynchburg College will then create a veterans center at the College.

Dr. Bower, a retired physician renowned for his pioneering work with kidney disease and dialysis, served for four years in the U.S. Navy before attending Lynchburg College. He graduated in 1957 after only two and a half years.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014
5 p.m. Maundy/Holy Thursday Service
5:30 p.m. Theoria Video and Discussion Series - Poor Kids
7:30 p.m. Lecture - cancelled
Friday, April 18, 2014
5 p.m. Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder

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.