LC in The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Eric Goff, associate professor of physics, gets a gold medal for doing calculations to help a Wall Street Journal reporter with a story on the aerial acrobatics of Olympic skater Jeremy Abott.

After several phone calls and emails, plus a fair amount of calculating on Dr. Goff's part over four days, the story appeared in print in the sports section, as well as online.

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Susan Stamberg lecture postponed

The lecture on "Why Museums Matter, Why the Arts Are Important," by Susan Stamberg, scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, has been postponed due to illness of the speaker. The Daura Gallery is attempting to reschedule the lecture for a later date.

Note: Susan Stamberg's lecture was rescheduled for Monday, September 27, 2010. Story here.

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LC in The Washington Post

President Kenneth Garren gets the final word in a story on the National Survey of Student Engagement in Sunday's Washington Post. Mari Normyle, assistant dean for academic and career services, was also quoted.

Lynchburg College ranks well above the national average of U.S. colleges and universities in student engagement, according to the 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

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A night at the movies

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble will present a two-night concert, "Night at the Movies," highlighting Academy Award-winning film music scores February 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

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Poet laureate

Irene McKinney, poet laureate of West Virginia, will read from her work Wednesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium with a reception and book signing to follow.

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Black History Month

Step dance and other African American art forms will be celebrated at Lynchburg College during Black History Month.

Step Afrika! performs on Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. Step Afrika! celebrates stepping, an art form born at African American fraternities and based in African traditions. The group's intricate kicks, stomps, and rhythms mixed with spoken word will pound the floor and fill the air. The event is sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Student Government Association, and Student Activities Board.

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Students exhibit Rome photos

The work of ten Lynchburg College students and their photography professor are on exhibit at the Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main St., in downtown Lynchburg.

The show runs through Feb. 26, when a reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit showcases the work of Steve Coates, adjunct professor in art, and his students in an art study abroad program taken in Rome from Dec. 29, 2009 to Jan. 15, 2010.

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"Souper Bowl" of Caring

During the Super Bowl, student and staff volunteers scoured the campus, including residence halls, houses, and the dining hall, and collected more than $600 in donations to benefit a school in Haiti.

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Four students to present research

Four Lynchburg College students will present their research at the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools (VCGS)' Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on February 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

Their research originated in the graduate class, History of the English Language, taught by Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English and Latin.

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DPT info session set

Lynchburg College will host an information session for prospective graduate students interested in the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on Tuesday, February 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge. The new three-year program will launch in the fall of 2010.

Program Director Dr. Kevin Brueilly and other faculty will explain requirements and discuss curriculum. Financial aid and scholarship information will also be available. The $30 application fee will be waived for completed applications submitted during the session.

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Great Decisions

"Russia and its Neighbors," "Global Crime," and "China's Role in Asia" are all topics being addressed by LC professors in the 2010 Great Decisions Lecture Series held each Thursday this month in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room.

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Enron whistleblower

Sherron Watkins, the woman who blew the whistle on Enron, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Watkins, who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2002 along with two other female whistleblowers, is author of Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron (written with Mimi Swartz). Watkins will discuss "The Lessons of Enron: The Importance of Ethical Leadership."

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Information session scheduled for prospective graduate students

An information session for prospective graduate students will be held Tuesday, February 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge. Information on financial aid and GRE and GMAT testing will be available. A $30 application fee will be waived for attendees who submit a completed application during the session.

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Student zine chosen for German exhibit

A photographic magazine produced by four LC students received entry into an exclusive art exhibition to take place in Leipzig, Germany in May 2010.

The exhibition explores the new media of zines, especially those that traverse different media. The student collective, coterie magazine,was reviewed and accepted by the curator of the D21 Kunstraum gallery.

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The Big Read is still on

Julie Rivett, granddaughter of Dashiell Hammett, will discuss The Maltese Falcon at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 1 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. Because of the heavy snowfall, foot traffic will only be permitted from the Dell side of the building. The third floor patio is closed.

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LC events to benefit Haiti

The Chaplain's Office and Office of Community Involvement (Students Engaged in Responsible Volunteer Service) Office are sponsoring a Haiti Relief Concert Saturday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The Salvation Army will be coordinating use of the relief monies raised for Haiti. Among those playing in the concert are: Dr. Sean Beavers, Ian Moore, and The Good Kind-Rock Group. For more information, contact Chris Gibbons at 544-8640.

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Roll over, Beethoven

The Music Department will present its third Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall, featuring the music of Ludwig von Beethoven.

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Exhibition reacts to Iraq War

"Peace Warriors and Solitudes: Recent Photographs by Carl Chiarenza" opens at the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College with a reception at 4 p.m. Jan. 20.

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Player, coach of year

Lynchburg College senior midfielder Ashley Hoath (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) has been named the Division III Women's Soccer Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. LC's Todd Olsen was named Coach of the Year.

Hoath had seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points this season. She was a first team All-America selection in 2009 and a third-team choice in 2008. She earned a spot on the all-state, all-region, and All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) first teams this year.

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Students, faculty explore prejudice

About 40 students and 10 faculty and staff members will attend an overnight camp-style retreat January 12-16 to discuss issues of prejudice, racism, sexism, culture, bias, homophobia, and more.

Allies Institute is a program sponsored by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The program, held at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center in neighboring Bedford County, uses interactive and experiential exercises to allow participants to think deeply about themselves and the world in new and different ways.

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Considering grad school?

Prospective graduate students will have an opportunity to explore graduate degree programs and financial aid options during individual information sessions to be held at Lynchburg College on Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The $30 application fee will be waived for applicants. Reservations can be made by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at 434-544-8383 or

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Coach of the Year

LC coach Chris Yeager earned his second All-State College Division Men's Soccer Coach of the Year Award from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Three Hornets also earned First-Team All-State honors and two others earned a spot on the Second-Team, giving Lynchburg the most selections of any school in the state.

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Upcoming Events

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
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25

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.