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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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.